Partnering With the Colorado Association of Realtors

The Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) is an integral part of our community. It is the largest professional network of realtors in the state, and it’s also a non-profit, voluntary, professional real estate association. What is CAR all about, and why has Exodus Moving and Storage partnered with this important association?

What CAR Does

The purpose of the Colorado Association of Realtors is to protect all aspects of real estate and to protect everyone that works in the Colorado real estate industry. CAR works with commercial brokers, residential brokers, home owners, property owners, land owners, and homeowners to ensure that all real estate professionals regardless of title are protected. Essentially, CAR’s mandate is to make sure that real estate professionals succeed when they become Realtors.

There are so many aspects of the real estate industry that it helps to have an association like CAR working on both the side of the Realtor with potential Realtor and with land and homeowners. CAR provides information for anyone involved in real estate including various conferences and meetings that aim to help people with becoming a Realtor or understanding various laws related to real estate.

Help With Becoming a Realtor

There’s a lot that goes into becoming a professional broker, whether commercial or residential, and having a guiding hand can certainly help. CAR offers licensing details, information about local associations, and plenty of conferences that are available for any aspiring realtor. The CAR also focuses on information geared towards home buyers and homeowners.

Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments and life changing events that a person can go through. There are a lot of details that go into buying the home including things like what to do after a contract has been signed, figuring out how much you can afford, weighing the pros and cons between renting and buying, and many other important details. CAR aims to provide all of this accurate information to potential homebuyers through the CAR website. Homeowners and buyers can also attend any information session hosted by CAR that pertains to homeownership.

You should have lots of questions about buying a new home. CAR tries to answer those questions on the association’s main website. You can also contact CAR for additional information about the fine details associated with buying or selling any kind of home or business. While the Internet provides some details, CAR focuses on Colorado real estate specifically, and that makes all the difference!

A Complete Picture

Finding information about any aspect of selling or buying a home can be hard to do, and that’s what CAR exists — to make these details understandable and accessible to all. This is also one of the reasons why Exodus Moving and Storage has partnered with CAR. Exodus works with local associations and businesses that make an impact on our community, and CAR certainly fits that bill. Exodus is proud to be a partner of CAR, and we look forward to many additional events and collaborations with CAR  in the future as well.

Moving to Your New Home

In addition to working with and supporting important figures and associations in our community, Exodus Moving and Storage operates a full-service moving company. We also offer storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver. If you need movers in Fort Collins for office moving or residential moving purposes, contact Exodus for a free estimate today. When it come to planning a move, CAR and Exodus can help!

The Most Festive Holiday Towns

Some people go all out when the holiday season arrives, and some whole towns get into the holiday spirit too. If you’re the type that likes to play holiday light schemes in June, these are the towns that you should move to!

-The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: while you can’t move to this inn, you can stop here on your way to your new destination. This inn isn’t called ‘The Inn at Christmas Place’ for nothing — the whole inn was created and modeled after Christmas, and Christmas is what you’ll get when you stop by this inn. Trees, trimmings, and all.

-Solvang, California: Solvang was settled by Danish immigrants during the 1900s, and today the town is the picture-perfect image of what Christmas in a quaint Danish town should look like. On the day of the Winter Solstice, there are many festivities including a colorful parade.

-Santa Claus, Indiana: Need we say more? This town wasn’t named ‘Santa Claus’ for nothing! Santa Claus calls itself “America’s Christmas Town,” and the whole town gets in on the festivities. If you really love Christmas, call your Boulder movers and pack your bags for Santa Claus, Indiana!

-New York City: If you’ve never seen New York City during the holidays, you have to check it out this year. The whole city is a glow with lights, festivities, parades, and shows — plus, you can get in on the famous NYE action if you happen to be in Times Square on the 31st of December!

-Durango, Colorado: If you have kids, you’ll want to live in Durango, where a real train pulls kids in PJs on the ‘Polar Express’ ride. The town itself just happens to lend itself to the holiday spirit too with plenty of snow, lights, and cozy nooks and crannies that you can just melt into on a cold day.

-Woodstock, VT: The annual holiday parade that happens in Woodstock is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. The parade includes more than 50 horses and carriages, and the town turns back time to create an old-fashioned Christmas scene.

-Disneyworld: You can’t live at Disney World, but you can visit this magical theme park during the holidays to see what Disney does when it comes to holiday cheer. Lights, festivities, fireworks — it’s a Disney Christmas!

-New Orleans: every year, the whole town gets together in New Orleans to sing Christmas Carols in front of the cathedral — it’s hard to think of a more festive scene.

Booking Your Loveland Movers

When it comes to Christmas, you may want to live in a town that goes all out if you’re really into the holidays. If that’s the case, any one of the towns listed above will do the trick. But you’ll still need to get there (and bring all of your stuff with you!), and that’s where we can help. Exodus Moving and Storage is a full service moving company that offers complete help with your move from packing to unpacking.

Additionally, we also have storage locker facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins. Call us today to ask us about moving rates and estimates, or about our storage space rentals. When it comes to moving companies in Colorado, we have you covered! We also want to know, what’s your favorite holiday town? Is there a town out there that’s not on this list? Let us know by leaving a note here, or come and see us on Facebook. We’d love to know where you love to go during the holidays!

Moving During Mercury Retrograde

When Mercury goes into retrograde, people tend to panic. If you follow astrology, Mercury being in retrograde tends to mean a lot of miscommunication, things going awry, and general confusion all around. So what do you do if you have to move while this crazy time is happening? Take a look at some of these tips from your Fort Collins movers.

  • Make sure to schedule everything carefully and read all contracts and agreements twice or three times. During these times of year, things can get confusing and schedules tend to get mixed up.
  • Try to avoid buying anything that’s really expensive right now. If you have to buy something big, make sure to double-check the details, just in case.
  • Keep in mind that people are often confused during this time, and that can mean that things aren’t expressed clearly. Try not to take things out of context right now, and reflect on the things that are said – you’ll be glad you did.
  • Now is a good time to wrap up any projects you started a while ago. The same goes for old relationships, so if you’re moving to Fort Collins from another area, make sure to spend time to say goodbye properly.
  • See if you can make sense of something that has gone wrong, reflect on that thing, and try to figure out how you can make a situation better. Sometimes, being stuck in an odd situation is just the universe’s way of telling you to stop and reflect. You can always make the best out of a bad situation.
  • Revisit the past and then get ready to move forward. The great thing about dealing with Mercury in retrograde is that it gives you the time to reflect while it’s happening, and then you will be ready to move full speed ahead when this time period is over. Prepare now and rush forth when it’s time.

Moving to Fort Collins

If you are moving to Fort Collins while Mercury is in retrograde, make sure to book with reputable Fort Collins movers. Now more than ever before, it’s really vital to make sure that the Fort Collins movers you book with have a professional team ready to work with you. Why? Because professional movers will make sure that your moving dates are properly scheduled, and that all those fine details have been ironed out.

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve been moving people from all kinds of places for many years, so we make sure to cross our “t’s” and dot our “i’s.” We also confirm and reconfirm all of our moving appointments regularly, so you can be sure that everything you have planned on is in order. Of course, we invite you to call us to check on those plans at any time, and we’ll be more than happy to put your mind at ease. We also offer storage rental spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, so ask us about those options if you have some items that you need to store.

Making the Most of Mercury

Many people often view Mercury being in retrograde as a negative thing, but you can really take advantage of this time too. Spend more time on yourself, try to avoid too many large decisions, and remember to forgive easily during this time when communication is off. It’s also a really good time of year to revisit old relationships. When things get back to normal, you’ll find that starting new relationships is easier than before.

If you have any questions about our moving rates or practices, make sure to leave a comment here or find us on Facebook! In the meantime, don’t sweat the retrograde, just book with a solid moving company.

The Annual ‘Tour De Fat’ – Fun and Adventure for All!

If you are thinking about moving to Fort Collins, there’s something that you should definitely try to get involved in next year: the Tour de Fat. This event if put on by New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins has more than a few breweries!), and it celebrates trading in cars for bicycles in an effort to help the environment and provides participants with a day of silly fun.

Some Quick Bicycle Facts

Most people in the U.S. still drive to work everyday for a few reasons. Mainly that riding a bicycle through snow and sleet or in bad weather just won’t work if you have to wear a suit. But new numbers released by The League of American Bicyclists show that more people are in fact trading cars for bikes – here’s some more data.

  • Survey participants report making more than 4 billion trips by bicycle during the year 2009 – that number has certainly grown since that last survey.
  • In some of the U.S.’s biggest cities, bicycle commuting rates have increased by a huge 80%.
  • More roadspace throughout the U.S. is being dedicated to cyclists.
  • States like New Hampshire have recently set up laws that provide cyclists with ample room to ride on roadsides in rural areas . Previously there was no designated distance that a car had to drive in relation to a cyclists. The new laws have made cycling in these areas much safer.

So, it’s easy to see why the Tour de Fat is so popular, but there are other reasons too – like beer, food, costumes, a parade, and a great time for all.

The Tour de Fat Details

What can you expect at next year’s Tour de Fat? Beer, parades, costumes at some parades, free beer for cyclists looking to participate in the event, entertainment like bands, musicians, and jugglers, and, of course, food! If this sounds like a chance to grab your bicycle and get a costume well, you’re right. In fact that’s what the Tour de Fat is all about, and it’s one of the most popular events in Fort Collins.

For those that are just moving to Fort Collins, you may not know that Fort Collins is home to both many microbreweries and larger commercial breweries alike. Truly Fort Collins is a beer haven. If you like beer, are interested in learning about beer, or simply want to come and join in the fun, the Tour de Fat is a great way to see what this city is all about. Make sure to bring your bicycle and sign up for next year’s event as soon as you arrive in Fort Collins.

Calling Your Loveland Movers

We want to make sure that your bicycle and all of your costumes get to the Tour de Fat on time and in one piece. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we operate a full service moving company so we can move everything that you own to Fort Collins no matter where you are moving from. We also want to point out that you are moving to a really fun town full of amazing events like the Tour de Fat!

Call your Loveland movers today to see what we can do for you where rates and other details are concerned, and ask us about storage options if you have a lot to move but can’t fit it all into your new place. You can leave us a note here, contact us at our business, or find us on Facebook — see you at next year’s Tour de Fat!

Moving a Big Business The Toyota Way

As you might have read recently, Toyota is moving its main headquarters from California to Texas. As a Denver moving company, we’ve moved lots of businesses from one spot to another, but how does a company as large as Toyota move from California to Texas? That’s a big move, after all! Further, why does Toyota want to move from California to Texas? Here’s a closer look from your Denver moving company.

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Toyota CC Photo Courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões

The Big Move

Toyota wants its company headquarters to be located closer to where the action takes place, and in the Toyota car industry, that action happens at the assembly plant – which happens to be in Texas. So, it makes sense for Toyota to keep a closer eye on what’s happening at the assembly plant, which is one of the reasons why Toyota decided to move to Texas.

Another reason why the company is making the move has to do with corporate culture. In a statement made to Forbes, a Toyota representative told press that the company wanted to combine corporate headquarters with engineering and design, and that couldn’t happen if the corporate part of Toyota was in California while the engineering and design parts of the company were in Texas. So, the corporate team is moving to Texas.

What can this move teach other businesses? Mostly that there’s a time to move, and there are some good reasons why packing up and moving any company, large or small, makes a good deal of sense – if your goal is corporate cohesiveness, that’s a pretty good reason to move.

Making the Move

Toyota’s corporate headquarters is big – huge – and it will require quite a bit of packing and relocating. The company will likely hire movers to help with this transition (much like your Denver moving company), and corporate employees will make the move with their families to homes found and paid for by Toyota – most likely. If you are thinking about moving any part of your business, it’s a good idea to hire a long distance moving company to help you out – can you imagine how long it would take Toyota to move its headquarters if the company had to do it all with the help of just employees? That would be total chaos!

A long distance moving company can make the move much simpler, and you can also rest assured that all of your office equipment will arrive intact and on time – a relief if you have expensive office machinery of any kind. Exodus Moving and Storage offers full-service moving services including packing and moving anything you need to get from point A to point B. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve moved a lot of different types of corporate offices, too, so we know how to get you there in one piece.

Lessons from Toyota

If you’re thinking of following in Toyota’s footsteps, make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or to find out how we can help you move your office. We know that a move can be intimidating – especially if you are trying to move your corporate headquarters from one area to another, but we’re here to make that move simpler. Take a tip from Toyota, and hire a moving company to help you out – and also realize when a move makes good sense.

Call us today for information, or find us on Facebook.

The Kids Are Moving to College: Now What?

If your kids are moving to Fort Collins to attend college or anywhere else in the world, you may be feeling sad and full of anxious feelings. Relax, these feelings are perfectly normal! Plus, there are things that you can do before your kids leave to feel better about the whole move.

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Campus CC Photo Courtesy of Will Hart

Here’s some help from Exodus Moving and Storage when it comes to facing an empty home for the first time.

1. Book some time with your child: spend some time alone with your kid prior to the big college move. If you don’t have any time before the move, book a family vacation or other event during a holiday when your child will return home – maybe a thanksgiving vacation is in order this year!

2. Make sure that your child spends an adequate amount of time with his or her siblings too. If your kids will be separated for a year, it’s important that they get quality time with each other.

3. Consider purchasing a special gift for your grad. Going away to college is a hard thing to do, and your child will feel isolated and lonely at first. Buying him or her something cozy and warm to remember you by is a really good way to make them feel secure, even when they are far away.

4. Prepare yourself for some quiet and free time. It may be a good idea to sign up for a few classes, find some things to do, and occupy your time now that your home will be relatively empty.

5. Spend some time with your partner. If you are married, look ahead to the days without your child as an opportunity to date your husband or wife, and to have some fun. If you’re not married, now you will have the time to date someone new, or explore the dating scene a bit.

6. Get a hobby. Find something that you love to do and start doing that thing. Otherwise, the days will seem endless and stretch on without something to occupy your time.

7. Connect with other parents: it helps to speak to other people going through the same thing!

Preparing Your Child for College Life

Before moving to Fort Collins or any other place, your child should have some basic life skills. Things like teaching your kid how to do the laundry, use a bank machine, and cook some meals are all important and essential. Otherwise, your child will be lost – but, then again, you’re just a phone call away, so make sure that your child knows you are never too far away.

If you are trying to prepare your child for moving to Fort Collins or anywhere else, consider hiring movers to help. As Loveland movers, Exodus Moving and Storage has moved plenty of college students to many different areas, and we’re happy to be your Loveland Movers too. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free quote, or for additional information about how we can help your child move to his or her new college home.

 

Where to Pick Pumpkins and Apples in Fort Collins

The fall season means apples, and pumpkins, and pies – oh my! In Fort Collins, we love the fall season, and it comes with some of the best fruits and vegetables including pumpkins and apples. As movers in Fort Collins, we know where all the best farms are too, so take a look at this list, and get ready to do some picking!

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Apples CC Photo Courtesy of liz west

1. Bartels Land and Livestock: Bartels is where you want to go if you’re bringing the kids along to pick some pumpkins. You’ll find a petting zoo in addition to pre-picked pumpkins and pumpkins that are still on the vine. Bring your kids to Bartels for a fun fall day that they will never forget.

2. Just What Grows Gardens: in Morgan County, you will find this farm that’s true to its name. At Just What Grows Gardens, you’ll only find things that are currently in season and growing. School trips can be set up, too, so give the farm a call.

3. Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum: the Bee Family farm is a living museum that teaches kids all about life on the farm in the old days. Kids will enjoy costumes and tons of other fun things to do.

4. Lukens Farms: this farm has a petting zoo too, but you’ll also find things like turkey wandering around in addition to lots of pumpkins, of course! Apple season also begins in September at Lukens Farms, so make sure to set a day aside to pick some delicious apples.

5. Miller Farms: this farm has lots of delicious things throughout the year, and fall means pumpkins and apples at Miller Farms. You can start to pick your own fall treats in September, or you can visit the farm before that time too.

Planning a Picking Day

There are few things better than getting out in the fresh and sunny fall air, and picking some crispy apples or large pumpkins (that you can carve later, of course!). As movers in Fort Collins, we enjoy taking a day off to pick fresh produce, and you should too. If you have kids, make sure to carve out a few hours, compare rates, consider the type of farm you want to visit, and figure out if the farm you’re going to has kid-centered activities like petting zoos and rides.

Even though most farms cater to kids, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy picking apples and pumpkins even if you don’t have kids – in fact, your Fort Collins movers recommend it! What better way to get some of that fresh fall air? Plus, you can turn any apples into pie, and pumpkins are fun to carve at any age.

Moving to Fort Collins

If you haven’t arrived in Fort Collins yet, you are in for a real fall treat. This part of the country abounds with amazing produce all year long, but the fall season is the absolute best. If you are looking for Fort Collins movers, Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you. We’re proud to be the community’s pick for Fort Collins movers, and we can help you move too.

We also offer storage spaces in Denver and Fort Collins, so ask us about those rates. When it comes to Fort Collins movers, it doesn’t get much easier than working with us! Call Exodus today for additional information.

 

Fort Collins Summertime Charity Events

It’s important to give back to your community – after all, it’s your home! If you have just arrived in Fort Collins, we’d like to share some upcoming community charity events with you. All of these events will include plenty of sunshine, fun, and that really good feeling you get when you do something for people in need. Take a look!

  • Old Town Book Fair: this event kicks off on July 11th with the ‘Literary Event Costume Party.’ Dress up like your favorite author or literary character, and enjoy the festivities!
  • Dillon Farmer’s Market: while a farmer’s market isn’t technically a charity event, you are giving to your local farmers by buying goods that they grow. Since many farmers operate small farms, your money will be appreciated – plus, you’ll get all kinds of excellent food! This farmer’s market starts on August 1st and runs every Friday until it gets cold.
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CC Image courtesy of Kevin Dooley via Flickr

  • EFAA Beer and Box Fundraiser on July 23rd. This event is held in Boulder, but it’s worth a stop if you are going to be in Boulder that day. Enjoy beer and food and supporting a local charity while you relax and unwind.
  • Downtown Summer Sessions Concert Series: this event benefits a host of community outreach programs in addition to the city of Fort Collins (cities have to run on funds too!). You’ll find plenty of outdoor concerts are on the program in addition to outdoor food and fun. The Summer Sessions Concert Series begins on July 18th.
  • The Human Race: this road race helps to promote healthy living for kids and teens, and it kicks off on July 26th. Strap on your shoes, and come out to make the world a better and healthier place for kids!

There are a lot more charity events happening this summer in Fort Collins. Make sure to check with local charities to see what’s happening in your part of town, and check out local bulletin boards for additional information about some upcoming events. Summertime is charity time in Fort Collins, and you can have fun while contributing to our lovely town.

Not Here Yet?

If you haven’t arrived in Fort Collins yet (but you’re planning a move), make sure to call Exodus Moving and Storage. We are a full service residential moving company in Fort Collins, and we can help you get here no matter where you are coming from. We can also move office equipment, and anything else that you need to bring to town. If you can’t fit everything you own into your new space, we also offer large storage facilities in both Fort Collins and Denver, and we’re happy to provide you with information about these rental spaces and pricing details.

Make sure to take a look around our blog, too, for details about residential moving companies, our town, movers in Fort Collins, and the rest of Colorado – we know that you’ll like what you see! There’s nothing better than taking part in a charity event, and there are plenty of charities to get involved with here in Fort Collins. If you are running a charity event, let us know about it. Or, tell us about an event that we missed on this list. Get out in the sunshine this summer by attending a walk, run, music, or other event. And, remember, the money that you spend at a charity fundraiser will be going towards a really good cause (and that’s something that you can feel great about!).

We’re proud to be your number one pick for residential moving companies and movers in Fort Collins!

Fresh Place Friday: Telluride, CO

There’s no place like home and this week our Colorado movers bring you the perfect home in Telluride, Colorado! If you are looking to relocate to one of the most fun-filled cities in the state of Colorado, then Telluride, CO is your go-to spot! For years, Telluride, CO has been known as the capitol of signature events for the state, boasting many fun festivals and events throughout the year. Today, we are going to highlight just a few.
While Telluride, CO is still known for its world-class skiing opportunities, no other small town offers this much to do throughout the year. There truly is an event that can fulfill all hobbies and members of the family- whether you’re an art buff, a music guru or just here to have a good time. Some of the annual events include the Mountainfilm Festival, Bluegrass Festival, the Jazz Celebration and the Telluride Film Festival. These events pay homage to some of the greatest genres around as people from all over the country come to honor the big names of film and music. A local favorite for events is the Blues & Brews festival that happens on the third weekend of September. Locals love this event because it signifies the start of fall and the changing of the leaves on trees. Not to mention, it means that ski season is fast approaching and fresh powder is on the way.
If you’re looking for a festival in Telluride, CO that boasts a bit more of an eclectic feel, check out the Imogene Pass Run or the Mushroom Festival. The Imogene Pass Run is a series of running events that takes place from Ouray, CO to Telluride, CO via the Imogene Pass. In pure Colorado fashion, this run becomes an awesome event to attend from around the world. The Mushroom Festival is exactly what it sounds like- a foray of fungal species where locals and visitors are invited to try all types of mushrooms until their heart’s content.
The festivals of Telluride, CO are just another way to set this town apart from the rest of the amazing options found across the state of Colorado. We as Colorado movers just love all the exciting events that take place in this town and are always excited to move on through.
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Fresh Place Friday: Fort Collins, CO

Ah, Fort Collins, Colorado. Easily one of the BEST places to live in the state of Colorado– well, we may be biased since Fort Collins, CO is one of two headquarters for Exodus and our team of Colorado movers. Still, Fort Collins, CO is the fourth most populated city in the state and is known for its lively atmosphere as it houses the one and only Colorado State University. If that’s not enough, Money Magazine voted Fort Collins, CO as the Best Place to Live in 2006, #2 in 2008 and #6 in 2010. Those are solid enough numbers for these Colorado movers.
Fort Collins, Colorado was originally founded in 1864 as a military outpost for the United State Army and was almost immediately settled. In 1867 the base was decommissioned while the town and its inhabitants remained. Today, the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado comes from Colorado State University, influencing everything from its college-aged population to the local music circuit. Fort Collins, CO is also home is a variety of microbreweries and festivals honoring the thriving beer culture. The Downtown Business Association hosts festivals in the Historic Downtown District each year that includes the NewWestFest that features local music, cuisine and businesses as well as The Colorado Brewer’s Festival held in June that features beers from up to 45 brewers in the state of Colorado and brings in an average of 30,000 attendees annually.
It is clear that Fort Collins, CO is really the place to be! So if you’re looking to relocate to a city full of fun, festivals and thriving culture set your sights on Fort Collins, Colorado.
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