We are thoroughly pleased to begin offering services in SC! We specialize in Senior Relocation Services, but we also provide much more.
- Professional Organizing
- Downsizing, and more.
Hello, I’m Ben Welch, the owner of ATS, and I have been an organizing and processing fool most of my life; well, except for that time I took the VCR apart to see where the voices and people were hiding, but other than that; I’ve spent most of my life putting things together. A former Chef and Custom Carpenter, I balanced both creative and analytical processes and have come to incorporate mis en place into everything I do. That means, a place for everything and everything in its place. Over the years, I have come to understand that my skills are in processes and organization. Everything is a recipe and in order to have a great meal, you have to have all of the proper utensils and equipment, as well as the right ingredients. You can’t make eggs with potatoes.
I started ATS to bring life to my vision of helping families and senior citizens in transition and to live out my passion and ministry in helping people overcome the material chains that hold them down. I’ve covered all of the bases on finding and vetting quality vendors to take care of anything that might come up when dealing with a home as well as developing processes to help you take care of your stuff. We specialize in taking care of yesterdays memories to make room for living today.
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. With schedules as hectic as they already are; sometimes you just need a hand. We are that hand. We fill a need by becoming an extension of you; handling all of the responsibilities that come with transitioning to a new facility and for what happens after or for helping you get your own house in order.
For senior transitioning, the benefits of service include:
- Downsize your family member’s home in an organized and dignified manner by helping to determine what they will take as they begin the next stage in their journey
- The family member feels in control of the moving process but not overwhelmed by it
- We help reduce stress on the entire family by taking care of the move personally and then acting as your liaison and coordinator for the entire process
- Fully integrated concierge service. Your one-stop shop for taking care of everything required to get your loved ones home ready for listing or rental. This can be very important to help offset costs and allow your loved one to be provided for into their golden years
For getting your own home in order, the benefits include:
- Getting things clean out and cleaned up
- Helping you take control of your life by tackling the problem head on in a patient yet proactive manner
- Providing direction and assistance at a level that you decide
We charge an hourly rate for our services while onsite and suggest we visit your home so we can provide you an estimate based on your particular situation. As described above, all necessary repair services will be quoted out on an as needed basis following your full move-out.
After the consultation; we will provide you with an initial estimate within 48 hours. Vendor services are priced separately and are not included in the initial estimate. Those services are priced as needed. Part of our service includes keeping you informed on a regular basis of what is going on and when. This may be a small part of the overall process; but we believe it to be extremely important.
Another part of what makes us unique is that we use eBay auctions and/or estate sales to assist in recouping costs incurred during your move with a specially designed split pay structure format. The costs for service varies from client to client based on inventory.
We split the proceeds from selling items on eBay and Craigslist 50-50 after their fees are removed. Items to sell must have a minimum value of $50. We can either help provide direction or we can handle the entire process. The time involved onsite is variable. There is no hourly rate charged for eBay or Craigslist research and posting. We don’t double-dip. Yard sales and estate auction costs are based on estimated valuation of inventory. These activities are time-intensive and will be accomplished in a scheduled manner. You will receive a check once that process is complete. Once all of that is taken care of, we assess the property via a licensed home inspector and make recommendations on what is needed to bring things up to snuff. We can manage those services with our more than capable vendors or you can move forward to handle them on your own with vendors of your own choosing.
To retain our services, once the estimate is accepted, we require a 50% deposit with the balance due upon completion. The final scope will be handled in much the same way as the first scope.
We understand that change is difficult and we are here to help. Our services are also strictly confidential. Give us a call today at (803) 599-6631 for a free one hour consultation.
I hope you will take the time to give us a call and let us show you how we can help you.