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For Sale to SOLD- Prepping your home to SELL!

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Christine Whittaker


FOR SALE to SOLD– Set your home apart!

You’ve set your sights on the perfect house, but in order to make your dream home a reality, you will need to make the home you are selling a dream for the next owner.  Homes that are staged, sell faster and for more money than homes that are overfilled with furniture and personal items.  Some creative staging, streamlining and preparation will make your home stand out among the competition. The following tips will help get you well on your way to being happily settled into your new abode, relaxing on the sofa and binge watching a whole season of your favorite show.

-Consider having a pre-listing home inspection done to uncover any hidden problems and fix them before listing.  This will build confidence in prospective buyers and eliminate costly contractor bills for simple projects that you could fix yourself.

-Declutter, Declutter, Declutter!  Contact your mover of choice and go ahead and get some moving boxes (this would also be a great time to start researching moving companies and deciding which company is the best fit), Pack boxes with personal items, family photographs, collections, non-essential closet items and miscellaneous clutter; rent a space from a moving and storage company to store these boxes as well as bulky or excess furniture.  Decluttering will not only, give you a head start on your packing, but you also help make your home feel more spacious and prospective buyers can visualize their lifestyle in your space which will make for a much easier sale.

-Freshen up your space. New fluffy towels can turn a mediocre bathroom into a retreat, purchase inexpensive towels and keep them folded, ready to set out when your home gets shown to potential buyers. Draw attention to the best features of your home, for example if you home has gas logs, turn them on for showings, or if you have a jetted tub, have it running and accent it with visually pleasing toiletries to create a spa like feel. Fill a vase with fresh flowers and set out a glass bowl of lemons or oranges on your kitchen counter or island to breathe life into the room.  And don’t forget the tried and true trick of baking cookies or having a scented candle to make your house feel more cozy.

-Create a welcome letter for buyers, include community information s with details about local schools, restaurants as well as any neighborhood events.  Tell buyers what you love about living there, this is a creative and technique to set your home apart from others in the same price range.

Now that your home is picture perfect, it’s time to start researching real estate professionals, exploring homes on the market that are comparable to yours and choosing which moving company you will trust to move your most prized possessions from your current home to your new one!  This process can seem overwhelming but just keep in mind that research, preparation and preplanning can make moving simple and pain free.

Millennials Continue to be the Largest Group of Home Buyers in 2016

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Christine Whittaker

home-buying-selling-by-generation-2016-600Research shows millennials are more likely to relocate for their careers. They are also on trend to be the largest share of home buyers in 2016. Does your company have a relocation policy? Contact Lawrence Relocation to find out how our services align with your talent mobility strategy.




Lawrence Companies Angel Tree Drive a Great Success

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by Christine Whittaker

Angel Tree 2015


This year’s Lawrence Companies angel tree was a great success. Through the generosity of our employees, we were able to provide Christmas gifts for 9 children! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to brighten the holidays for those who are less fortunate.

Lawrence Joins Move for Hunger

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 by Christine Whittaker

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Lawrence Transportation Systems Partners with National Non-Profit, Move For Hunger

ROANOKE, VALawrence Transportation Systems, the premiere moving and relocation services provider in the Roanoke area, has committed to fighting hunger in their community, partnering with the national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger. As part of their national network Lawrence Transportation Systems of Roanoke, joins Move For Hunger’s force of relocation companies throughout North America: to date, they have delivered nearly 6 million pounds of food to local food banks throughout North America. Food insecurity affects more than 150,000 people in southwest Virginia; more than 1 in 4 of children in the region go to bed hungry each night. Lawrence Transportation Systems, who services moving and relocation needs throughout Virginia, North Carolina and nationally, recognized the urgency of their neighbors’ needs and joined Move For Hunger to continue the fight against hunger and spread awareness of the growing need in Roanoke, Virginia, and across the United States.

When people move, they often throw out a good deal of “stuff.”  Unfortunately, much of this stuff is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. The crews of Lawrence Transportation Systems of Roanoke will now be collecting those food items from their customers and delivering them directly to the local food bank, Feeding America Southwest Virginia. The service is free to customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, simply by donating the cans and non-perishables on moving day.

“We are thrilled to have Lawrence Transportation Systems of Roanoke join us in the fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, their efforts will provide crucial support to the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry.”

“We have been serving the Roanoke community since 1932, so as we realized how many of our neighbors were going hungry, we knew we had to do something,” explains Barry Holland of Lawrence Transportation Systems. “Move For Hunger gives us the opportunity to help our community in a meaningful way.”

With nearly 1 million food insecure people in Virginia, including more than 310,000 children, it has never been more important to come together to help neighbors who are less fortunate. Through the support of partners like Lawrence Transportation Services, Move For Hunger can continue to help the nearly 50 million Americans struggling to find their next meal.


Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. They work with companies across North America to collect unwanted, unopened food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks.  To date, their network has collected over 5,000,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit

Lawrence Transportation Systems is an employee-owned business, founded in Roanoke, Virginia, that has been serving customers for three generations since 1932. Affiliated with United Van Lines, Lawrence Transportation Systems is dedicated to providing its customers with the finest service, the latest in technology, and the best in cost-cutting savings. For further information, please visit:



Erika Oman, Communications & Events Manager

Move For Hunger or (732)774-6683

Lawrence Companies assists with South Carolina Flood Relief Supply Delivery

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Lawrence Relocation

Early this week, Texas Tavern owners organized a drive to collect relief supplies for flood stricken areas in South Carolina. Lawrence Freight was able to supply a trailer to stage at the collection site and then a tractor and driver to haul the load to the Junior League of Columbia, SC for distribution to those in need. A big THANK YOU goes out to the folks who helped make this happen.