Highland Moving is proud to announce that Don Kachur, our President, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Canadian Association of Movers’ Innovators Award. This award recognizes industry innovations and best practices. CAM presents this award to an individual, company or team that achieves real innovations in process improvement and technology. These achievements can be seen by the whole Canadian moving industry.
Perry Thorne, Vice Chairman of CAM presented the Innovators Award to Don Kachur on October 20th, 2014 during the CAM 2014 Annual Awards Dinner in Toronto. (Photos will be posted on our blog once published by the professional CAM Photographer) Perry acknowledged the following during the award presentation.
“Don and his company, Highland Moving, have been recognized as a leader in technology with his Relovision software of a dozen years ago. This customer relationship management software was the first in the moving business and gave all staff and moving partners a connection to a central database that provided up-to-date information. The result was a competitive advantage to companies with the software. It took a couple of years before other companies caught up with similar technology.
Five years ago Don introduced MOVESONLINE.COM. This icon-based program allows individual users to provide inventories of their belongings and receive an online quote. Highland Moving received a Government of Alberta Consumer Champion Award for MOVESONLINE.
Join us in congratulating Don on his achievements in bringing the moving industry into the 21st century.”
On behalf of our Highland Moving staff, we would like to congratulate Don Kachur on his exceptional achievement.
The staff of Highland Moving would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone
a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful everyday for the opportunity to be able
to assist individuals, families and corporate clients with all their moving needs.
The staff of Highland Moving would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers that we have had the pleasure of servicing this past year. This week we surpassed a celebratory milestone. In both branches, we have booked our 1000th move for the year. That is over 2000 moves in total! Thank you for choosing us as your mover of choice in Alberta.
September 12, 2014 22:49 by sylviac
According to a recent municipal census, the City of Edmonton reported the city is growing with over 60,000 individuals relocating to Edmonton in the past two years. Many believe the numbers are so high due to the strength of the current Alberta economy. Surrounding communities around Edmonton are also experiencing higher than usual growth.
The Realtors Association of Edmonton highlights that the demands on Edmonton housing is forcing higher than usual real estate prices while also shortening the amount of days it takes to sell a home at the same time. The total value of residential real estate has increased almost 14% compared to 2013, according to the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Individuals moving to Edmonton are pushing the total number of homes sold this past summer.
If you are thinking of possibly moving to or within Edmonton this fall season here are some questions to consider. Is it currently a buyer or seller’s market? How quickly do I need to sell my home? Am I ready to move? If you truly are considering putting your home on the market why not give us a call? We would be more then happy to provide you with a free moving estimate.
The rental market in Calgary currently has a vacancy rate of close to 1% - meaning that many individuals and families who will possibly be moving to the city may encounter greater difficulty finding a place to rent. Some Calgary landlords have even confirmed that their rentals have been rented within just a few hours after being posted online for rent.
If you are planning to move to the City of Calgary and find a rental property, we recommend doing your homework first and not waiting until the last minute to find a place to live. Many individuals look through Kijiji postings for rentals, but why not try utilizing other online tools that are currently available. For example, PadMapper is a user friendly rental searching tool that promises to make “apartment hunting suck less”.
Once you have found the right rental property make sure you take the opportunity to impress your potential landlord. The top three things all landlords care about are making sure you pay your rent on time, no damage is caused to their property, and that you do not cause any problems with your fellow neighbors. Remember, applying for an apartment is like applying for a potential job – you want to ensure you are the most qualified candidate. Always make sure you are on time for your viewing appointment and ensure you have valid references to provide to the landlord.
If all goes according to plan and you successfully succeed in finding a rental property in Calgary give us a call. We’d be happy to provide you with a free moving estimate and potentially assist with your upcoming move in.
Happy Apartment Hunting!