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Slow Economy Increases Relocation Rate in the US

October 28, 2010

Based on Milestone Relocation Solutions Inc., a national moving company's, performance data for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, demand for moving services in the United States market increased by a huge margin, compared to years 2007 and 2006. This means that residents of the US lately have been relocating even more often than during the years of economic growth.

Based on Milestone Relocation Solutions data, there are 2 tendencies observed: people have been moving from larger cities to suburbs locally, as well as relocating to less-populated and less-expensive states across the country.

Cities like Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Washington DC and Chicago have been seeing a lot of population relocating to less-expensive suburban areas. Another interesting fact is a decrease in an average move size time-wise, which suggests people are cutting down on their furniture and other goods that are not of the major importance, as well as tendency of people moving to smaller residences. While several years ago residents tended to look for more spacious places to settle in, economic uncertainty seems to have made them adjust the living habits and choose smaller, therefore more affordable, houses or apartments.

Another interesting observation would be moving to less-populated states with a lower cost of living. Based on the study, loss of professional jobs made a certain pool of people, especially young professionals, trade the bigger and more expensive cities they had come after graduating and being hired by large firms with high salaries into smaller rural areas where cost of living is much more affordable.

In conclusion, it must be noted that the tendencies described above did not do harm to relocation industry. On the contrary, although average revenue per job and profit margins suffered, overall profitability, due to increased number of moves, has gone up compared to 2006 and 2007. Ironically, this can be credited to slower and, at one point, barely alive economy, which left people no other choice but relocate to smaller, less expensive residencies in less expensive geographical areas.

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Indeed, moving is one of the most stressful of life's events... it sucks! However, Milestone Relocation Solutions was absolutely one of the best moving experiences I've had, and there have been many so I am qualified to compare and comment. From the moment I called to inquire about prices, I found the customer service to be outstanding. On move day, the movers were professionally dressed, professionally mannered, on time, and careful with the family antiques I was moving. They wrapped my items beautifully and treated them with care throughout the move. Again, their level of professionalism and customer service was very impressive. I would definitely use them again and refer them to friends and family.quotes

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I was very pleased with Milestone Relocation on my daughters moving day. The movers were very fast and efficient. They were able to cover my furniture and move my furniture within 2 hours they were running at the time of my move. I was pleasantly surprised when my movers were able to complete the move within the 2 hours. My movers showed up on time and began working right away. The movers took care all my furniture. These guys at Milestone Relocation were by far the best moving company I have ever used. These guys at Milestone Relocation hustled the whole time and were very fast. I would not hesitate to recommend Milestone Relocation to my friends. I would definitely use this company again in the future. quotes

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The movers arrived on time, did a fantastic job, and were efficient, careful and professional. I was impressed and very happy. I also was so pleased that one company can provide all the services - driving, moving, loading, offloading, etc. I highly recommend Milestone. quotes

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I would give this company an A . The gentleman who helped me on the phone was very polite and helpful with all of the options, pricing, and services that the company offered. The movers called prior to their arrival, as promised, and showed up exactly on time. They came with all the proper equipment, and moved everything out in a timely manner. They expertly disassembled and reassembled all of the items. My items were packed neatly and arrived in my new home without so much as a scratch. The movers were very polite to my wife, and to conclude the transaction, they were very knowledgeable with the paperwork. I highly recommend this company to anyone considering a move in the DC area. quotes

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Thank you for setting this up Richard. The guys you sent were very nice and very professional. I was also thrilled when they called to ask if I would like them to come earlier than my appointment time. The timing couldn't have been more perfect and they finished within the quoted time frame. Excellent service! I would definitely recommend. quotes

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Milestone was recommended to me by a friend. Crew showed up real well prepared, with a right size truck, and equipment. They handled my pretty solidly sized house real well. Movers worked around the clock with no breaks or complaints. I was pretty impressed. Thank you for a job well done! quotes

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Milestone came highly recommended to me by a friend. The salesperson was very courteous when scheduling my move and answered all of my questions. He was also very prompt with answering questions via email. The movers called me on schedule before arriving, loaded all of items with care but also worked quickly. All of the items were unloaded quickly with care and placed in the new location. Both movers were very friendly and did not complain about carrying furniture up three flights of stairs. quotes

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Milestone Relocation workers were prompt, courteous, professional and thorough in moving my family from the old apartment to the new one. They were able to complete everything in the allotted time frame and there were no hidden or add-on costs or fees. I highly recommend this company. quotes

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Hi Edison!

I just had to take a second out of my day to say thank you. My move was so smooth and perfect. The 2 movers that you sent were the best. I am thoroughly happy and appreciative. You really helped me in a critical moment and I couldn't be more grateful. I look forward to recommending your company to anyone that I know who is looking to hire movers. I won't hesitate to refer. quotes

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I just wanted to let you know the movers did an amazing job! There were very professional, efficient and extremely polite. They were a pleasure to work with and definitely made my move go a lot smoother!

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I highly recommend Milestone Relocation Solutions. I needed last minute help in moving some heavy items onto a rental truck. After calling other moving services with no availability, Milestone had no problem with fitting me in for the day and time I wanted even though it was at the end of the month. The customer service specialist was friendly and made sure I understood the fee structure up front. The moving team did an excellent job. They called ahead to let me know they were on their way. The team had all the tools necessary to disassemble my bed frame. They worked fast and really organized the items in my rental truck to maximize space. I highly recommend the Milestone Relocation team and will use them again if I ever have to move. quotes

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...Your team did an awesome job moving our items and my walls were SCRATCH FREE!!!! This was our second time using Milestone (hopefully, last for a very long time), but I would definitely recommend you all to others. quotes

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Thank you for your help, Richard.
The two men who came out to move my stuff today were EXCELLENT!!!
Quick, strong, professional!
Give those boys a raise!
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Milestone provided good, fast and friendly service. They were available for a last minute move.

Although we didn't intend to hire movers at the beginning, we decided to hire a moving company to help us with all of our stuff - it was way too much for me and my girlfriend! It was really easy to set up a time with this company for the same day.

Josh and Alex did a fantastic job in a very short amount of time, for which we are very thankful.

I will pass on the good word about Milestone to everybody I know, and will definetely call them again if and when we need to move again! quotes

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Dropping couple of lines to say thank you for a quick and more than satisfactory service. I experienced no problems whatsoever, although was dreading the move day more than upcoming elections.

Thanks again - next time I move, I am calling Milestone Relocation. I will also not hesitate to send any business from people I know your way. quotes

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This was our first time using a moving company and we couldn't be happier with the results! Gabriel and his team were there on time and ready to work. We were stunned at how quickly they emptied our 900 sq ft apartment in a 15 floor high rise! The entire process of moving from Arlington, VA to NW Washington, DC took just over 3 hours. We anticipated it would take closer to 5 hours so you could imagine our surprise! If anyone we know ever needed movers, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Milestone! The move was hassle-free and for that we are grateful! quotes

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I am a young woman living in DC and was dealing with my move entirely by myself. The movers were polite, professional and beyond patient when the staff at my new apartment building were not prepared. The movers even gave me a ride home so I didn't need to call a cab. They were wonderful and I would definitely use Milestone again! quotes

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I used Milestone Relocation Solutions for my July 29th move. The movers were on-time, fast, and professional. I took advantage of the $199 move special, which provided me with 2 movers for 2 hours. You can't beat the service I received for the price I paid. It's definitely one of the best moving deals available. I am very happy and I would definitely recommend Milestone. quotes

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I have been meaning to write to you ever since I moved a month ago, though things have been kind of crazy. What I wanted to tell you is what a fantastic job Rudy Gonzalez and his team did for me. What they did for me was really heroic, and almost impossible. I think they must've worked in 36 hours on my move, and only a third of that in transit. I don't know when they got any sleep. quotes

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USDOT: 1975023 MC: 698596

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 1025

Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202.640.2844

Fax: 855.845.1530

www.MilestoneRelocation.com/washington

Email: info@milestonerelocation.com

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