Realtor Spotlight: Hillary Smith


Hillary is an Austin realtor who works hard to make sure her clients are happy, and has the reviews to prove it! She enjoys using her unique expertise to guide first time home buyers as well as making the process easier for those seasoned home buyers/sellers. Her knowledge of Austin and upbringing in the world of real estate make her an excellent choice when you are buying or selling a home!

Learn More About Hillary

Which realtor group are you with? I am with Realty Austin on the Smith Team

Tell us about your background. I was born and raised in Waco Texas, and went to Baylor University. I come from a family with 7 realtors, so I’ve known the business for a long time and worked as an assistant to my realtor husband for a while before I became licensed myself 3 years ago.hillary-smith-austin-realtor

How many clients have you helped over your career? I don’t even know how many clients I’ve helped! My husband and I work as a team and together we sold about 75 homes last year. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average residential realtor sells about 12 homes/year…so we are on the go and meeting a lot of people.

What do you provide to your clients that really makes your service special? My 4-year degree at Baylor was Interior Design. That included space planning, lighting, and materials & finishes selections. I really enjoy helping buyers and sellers see what they can do to make their home more livable or sell-able.

What areas in Austin do you work in? I live in the Arboretum area of Austin so I know a lot of about that area, but I’ve sold homes as far north as Lampasas and down to south Austin, so I am all over the place.

What is the last book you read? The last book I read was The Road Back to You

Folks would be surprised to know that…I went to high school with Joanna Gaines–she was a cheerleader and was Pocahontas in one of our pep rally skits.

Ready to Contact Hillary?

Check out her website and read client testimonials here! You can contact her at [email protected]


When Is The Best Time To Move?


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If you have a move in Dallas approaching in the near future, you are probably in the process of packing, looking for Dallas moving companies, and deciding on the right time to move. How do you decide which day and what time is best? As experienced Dallas movers, we came up with a few things to consider when deciding the best time to move:

Pricing for Dallas movers

Rates for Dallas moving companies may fluctuate. Some Dallas movers may offer higher rates on weekends because that is prime time for moving. People that work during the week or have kids in school usually prefer to move on weekends so they aren’t having to take time off work. If you have the flexibility to move on a weekday, this might be the best option for you and a way to save money.

Time of Day to Schedule Dallas movers

At 3 Men Movers, we offer 2 time slots for moving:

-Morning moves: This moving time slot gives you an exact time you can expect your crew to arrive and get started. This is the best time slot for you if you are on a strict schedule to be out by a certain time, you have a long way to travel, or just if you are an early riser!

-Flex moves: This moving time slot has more uncertainty. Since our movers usually do two moves a day, we can’t tell you an exact time your Dallas movers will arrive for the Flex move. They will contact you when they are finished with the first move and give you an ETA. It is 100% dependent on how long that first move takes. You can read more information about a Flex move here. This works best if you have more flexibility with your schedule AND especially if you still have packing to do.

When You Have to Be Out

This is a personal choice based on how much time you need and the availability of your schedule. If you are renting and your lease is up on the same day your Dallas movers are coming, you need to make sure you will have time to clean/fix anything necessary to get your deposit back before you turn the keys in. There also tends to be a rush of people moving toward the end and very beginning days of the month, so if you know you’ll need to move then, book your Dallas moving company early so they aren’t sold out!

Next Step

Knowing all of this, plan your Dallas move based on what works for you! When you are ready to decide, you can book us online and we will be happy to help make your moving day a stress-free one!


How You Can Have a Better Move with 3 Men Movers


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New technology is revolutionizing every industry there is, and moving is no exception. We like to think of our moving company as leaders in technology with the moving industry. We do this to make our customers’ lives and moving experiences easier. Customer service is one of our primary goals at 3 Men Movers so implementing new tools that enhance the customer experience while also improving our efficiency in-house is a win-win. Read below about how this San Antonio moving company is making your move easier and safer!

iPad Documentation

We strive to be more eco-friendly by contributing to saving trees and eliminating paper bills. Copies of all of your contracts, invoices, and paperwork is all sent to you securely and electronically so you don’t have to worry about misplacing them. Your San Antonio movers will show up on move day and have you sign the proper forms and make your payment after the move right on the handy i-pads we provide.

OBE: Online Booking Experience

You can book most things online, so why shouldn’t your move be one of them? We know our customers are busy and finding time to shop around or have a 30 minute phone call might not fit into your schedule during normal moving company business hours. With our online booking tool, you can book your move day and time, get pricing, pick your moving crew, and add packing at any time day or night.

Driver’s App

This app makes your moving day so much easier! It is the perfect way for you to communicate with your San Antonio moving crew via text if you have any questions or concerns on the day of your move. You will get a picture of your mover sent to you so you know just who to expect, and you’ll get a text message when your driver is on the way to your home so you can plan accordingly. The text has a link where you can actually track your mover via GPS to see where they are en-route to you, and where they are when they leave to go unload your things in your new home!

Driver Monitoring

This new tool powered by Samsara lets us know our drivers are practicing safe driving habits so we can be sure your things are being transported safely from point A to point B. It keeps track of truck service needs so there is a much lower risk of any breakdowns or unnecessary delays on moving day. Our drivers are given daily reports and alerts regarding their driving habits and we hold monthly contests to encourage drivers to be at the top of the leader board in safe driving.

To Sum Up

If you are looking for San Antonio movers that will provide an easy experience with peace of mind that your things will be safe and sound, choose 3 Men Movers! We are local movers with both muscle and brains. We develop online tools and apps that make scheduling a move, picking a mover, and tracking a move something our customers can do right from their phones. See the other ways we take care of customers or book online today!


3 Men Movers Honored as Winner of Distinction with BBB


3 Men Movers Wins BBB Award

In May, 3 Men Movers attended the annual 2019 Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence ceremony. That’s because the company was being honored by the BBB with a Winner of Distinction Award for being among select companies that display a commitment to providing an ethical marketplace.

3 Men Movers has an A+ rating (97-100%) with the BBB, and the numerous customer reviews give this company an overall 5-star rating on its BBB profile. CEO Jacky Noons acknowledged the importance of being accredited by the BBB, stating: “To have BBB accreditation, a company has to follow the BBB dispute resolution process, meaning they must always respond to customers’ issues. This is so important, especially in the moving industry where often times disreputable movers disappear or do not even return a customer’s calls.”

Judging by the excellent BBB reviews, anyone who has hired Houston-based 3 Men Movers is aware of how this company operates. The team members have a code they live by when helping Texas customers move, ensuring moving day goes smoothly for all involved. The 3 Men Movers’ code of ethics is actually an 8-part “Movifesto” that includes promises like “We Hustle” and “We Go Beyond.”

In fact, the first part of the Movifesto is “We do what we say. Always.” It makes sense that a company that values being honest and doing what they say with every move would win an award for excellence. Noons reiterated how honored 3 Men movers is to win the award: “We are proud of our standing as an A+ moving company with the BBB. It takes effort to win a BBB award, and it’s evidence to the public that winners care about customer service and their reputation.”

About 3 Men Movers

We are a moving company with both muscle and brains. We spend our days optimizing tools and apps that make scheduling a move, picking a mover, and tracking a move something our customers can do right from their phones. Now they can book their move from the dog park, in line at the grocery store, or (for those night owls) in their pajamas. Our customers are on the go, so we’re fitting into their schedule – not the other way around.


Realtor Spotlight: Adam Williams


Adam Williams is an experienced realtor in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has helped many families with buying or selling their homes. Adam makes a point to keep up with current realty trends and helps his clients achieve their real estate goals quickly and effectively. Your future is his priority.

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Learn More About Adam

Which realtor group are you with? I own a brokerage firm in McKinney, Tx called APW Realty.

Tell us about your background. I grew up in East Texas in a small town called Carthage. I went to Stephen F Austin State University, and got into real estate in 2010.

How many clients have you helped over your career? I’ve helped over 200 families buy or sell their personal homes as well as 100’s of investors who needed help with flips or rentals.

What do you provide to your clients that really makes your service special? With many years in the investment community, my clients really appreciate the fact that I have knowledge in the construction area of home buying. In the time where TV shows dictate the modern trends (Flip or Flop, Fixer Upper…etc) it’s important to know pricing on projects, labor, materials, and most importantly having the contacts for the correct contractors that can take on my clients’ jobs.

What areas in Dallas do you work in? I predominantly work in Collin County for my home buyers and sellers. For my investors, I’m helping them find off-market properties all over DFW.

Which celebrities would you like living next door to you? One of my favorite hobbies is racing cars. So, probably would be cool to live next door to Jay Leno since he has a car collection of like 135+ cars. Maybe he’d let me drive at least one!

Folks would be surprised to know that… I was a classically trained singer in college and performed in multiple operas and venues around the globe after college.

Ready to Contact Adam?

You can check out his APW facebook page or email him at: [email protected]


3 Men Movers CEO Takes A Stand For Consumers’ Security


Austin movers CEO supports consumer security

Jacky Noons, CEO of Texas-based 3 Men Movers, recently went out of her way to show how much she cares about anyone moving in Texas. More specifically, she went to the Austin Capitol on April 3rd to speak in front of the Committee of Homeland Security and Public Safety. Her objective was to support House Bill 1505, which would require unregistered movers to be ticketed and have their driving record affected.

Unregistered, or rogue movers, don’t have the state license required for transporting goods, leaving their customers vulnerable to price gouging and theft. They can easily set up a website and pay for fake reviews, leading customers to believe they’re reputable. In reality, these movers never bothered to register with the DMV, meaning they’re operating illegally.

Registering with the DMV shows that a company can pass a background check, has met minimum insurance requirements, has a physical location, and will give accurate moving estimates. Even if reported, they can easily disappear, only to return under a new name.  There is no record of past convictions for police to easily access when they pull over movers. House Bill 1505 would change that, allowing police to see past citations so they can give higher penalties.

John Esparza, CEO of the Southwest Movers Association, says, “There are numerous persons engaged in unlawful unregistered HHG (Household Goods) moving around the state. They have access to homes, family, and property. The public often has little or no recourse when the goods are damaged, stolen, or held hostage for a larger than agreed upon price. This bill will put some “teeth” into the existing statute, forcing these unlawful movers to register, pay any existing fines, and comply with the consumer protections administered by TXDMV.”

Clearly, this bill is needed, and it makes sense for Jacky to support it. She’s a board member of the Southwest Movers Association, which protects consumers from rogue movers. Consumers’ safety is always on her mind, as she’s said, “We are not just moving furniture; we are moving families.”

Supporters of this bill hope the new legislation will provide the protection consumers deserve.

3 Men Movers has moved 500,000 families and has five Texas locations.  3 Men Movers is serious about ensuring consumers feel safe throughout their move while upholding the values in its Movifesto.


What Happens If It’s Raining on Your Moving Day?


Austin movers will move you in rain or shine

Your new place is ready, your Austin movers are scheduled, and you’ve even started to pack. Being on top of things feels good! You check weather.com for your moving day and UGH, it forecasts rain. What happens if it’s raining for your move?

It would be super if every day was a perfect temperature and sunny. But, that’s not the case—especially in Texas where weather is crazy and unpredictable from one day to the next. The great news is that as long as it’s not dangerous, 3 Men Movers will be there rain or shine.

If you do have the flexibility, just to avoid you or your things getting wet, it might be best to reschedule. We also know that sometimes you just can’t. Sometimes your house is closing, you can only take that day off work, or your lease is up. Here are some helpful things to know if you are moving in the rain:

How You Can Plan for Weather in Advance:

-Check the weather a few days ahead and especially the night before. If heavy rain or storms are forecasted for your moving time, give us a call 24/7 to see if we can come earlier or later.

-If it is raining, and you live where parking is limited, scout out a close by parking spot for the moving truck early so we can carry your things the shortest amount of distance in the rain.

Extra Measures We Take for Rain:

-We will use extra shrink wrap on everything, and extra blankets to protect your items from getting wet.

-If there is heavy downpour, we will stop the clock—i.e. the time you are paying—for up to an hour to make sure your things are safe and dry.

A Few Things You Should Know:

-Taking the proper safety precautions in the rain (driving, loading, wrapping, and unloading) may take a little longer than on a dry day.

-If the weather is really bad and it’s just not safe to move you, we will call and get you rescheduled.

Read Customer Reviews:

It was raining hard on the day of our move with a possibility of flooding. 3 Men Movers came in and wrapped everything in plastic before carrying it out. All of our belongings arrived at our new home dry as a bone. Would highly recommend 3 Men Movers. -Pat B.

Prompt, friendly and efficient! Andres Caesar and Javier worked straight through despite pouring rain and my belongings arrived safe and sound! Use them. You won’t regret it! -Kelly M

Joe and his team were extremely professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with! Despite dozens of stairs in our four story town home and pouring rain, they were able to get us moved into our new home extremely quickly and with smiles on their faces the whole way! -Allison S

One of our core values at 3 Men Movers is “We do what we say. Always.” This includes moving you on the day we say. So, if you need Austin movers you can count on, call us or get your free quote here.


Realtor Spotlight: Shonda Robinson


Naturally enthusiastic, tenacious and patient, Shonda is able to harness her abilities to ensure her clients are always well taken care of. Her goal is to ensure that every home buyer she works with really understands the process and trusts that they’re in good hands.

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About Shonda:

Which realtor group are you with? Krueger Real Estate

How she got into real estate: Prior to obtaining her license from Champions School of Real Estate, she worked as an apartment leasing specialist while pursuing a degree in finance. She loved working for and with people, but craved a career path that would incorporate her passion for others with her self-described obsessions for real estate and interior design. When she read about Krueger Real Estate’s all-encompassing brokerage model and client-first mentality, she knew she’d found her perfect fit.

How many clients have you helped over your career? 20+

What do you provide to your clients that really makes your service special? “I always want to help my clients find exactly what they’re searching for,” she says. “There are countless stressors on a daily basis, finding and purchasing a home shouldn’t be one of them!”

What areas in Houston do you work in? Inner Loop

What celebrity would you like living next door to you? BEYONCE, of course!

Folks would be surprised to know that…I’m training for UFC

How She Does Business:

Shonda is driven by the experience her skill-sets and inherent qualities allow her to provide her clients, and feels privileged to be able to guide them through one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

One of our own employees worked with Shonda recently and said, “From showing us one place twice to showing us houses the same day we saw them – whatever we needed, she was all over it. Shonda never made us feel like we were asking for too much and I get self-conscious easily. She is awesome!”

In addition to her love for people and the industry, Shonda is passionate about the lifelong pursuit of learning and experiencing new things. As a natural leader with an artistic soul, she enjoys painting and photography, and thinks it’s most important to always aspire to inspire.

Ready to Work with Shonda?

Contact Shonda at [email protected]krealestate.com to learn more!


A New Way to Move


Book Your Move Online in Minutes

You’re busy-working, socializing, going to school, taking care of kids and pets—in addition to the other 36 things on your to-do list. We know that getting 20 minutes of interrupted time to call a moving company in The Woodlands, talk through plans, and ask questions during normal business hours might not be an option for you. With that, and you, in mind, our development team created our online booking experience, who we call OBE for short. Now you can book your move online whenever it’s convenient for you. Watch the short video above to see how it works!

What can you do with OBE?

-Get a customized quote for your move

-See our pricing calendar

-Pick your desired day of the week and if you want an AM or PM move

-Choose your moving crew based on reviews and years of experience

-Add any additional services you might need like packing or unpacking

-Read our very brief terms and conditions

-Reserve your spot (with no charge)

-Get your moving details emailed to you shortly after booking

-Cancel or reschedule your move with no charge (no change your move fees)

Your life doesn’t go on hold after business hours, and neither does our service. One of our priorities here at 3 Men Movers is convenience for our customers so get your movers in The Woodlands booked on your time, when you’re ready. If you have additional questions, you can always email our customer service team, check out our FAQ, or call us 24/7 at 713-333-6683.


MOVITS 101: Why Our Portable Storage Containers Rock


Most people have heard of PODS, but did you know that 3 Men Movers offers even larger, portable storage containers called MOVITS? MOVITS are great for short term storage if you’re in the middle of a house renovation, in that weird in-between place of buying and selling homes, or for long-term storage if you just need to clear up some space.

Below we answer the who, what, where, why, when and how about our MOVITS containers.

Spoiler alert: the biggest benefit of MOVITS portable storage is getting movers and storage in one service instead of hiring two separate companies. Let’s break it down:

Who is it for?

Anyone needing a place to store their stuff for a few days, a week, a month, up to an unlimited amount of time.

What is it?

Our portable, secure, rectangular storage containers with locking capability. They are 20ft x 8ft x 8ft (which is 25% more cubic feet than a POD). This is approximately enough space for a 2 bedroom home – check out our How Much You Can Fit In A MOVITS Container blog for more information.

Where is it stored?

In our Houston and San Antonio climate controlled MOVITS warehouses. We take care of the storage part, so you aren’t scrambling to find a place to put it. We load it, lock it, and transport it straight to our storage facility from your home or location. You keep the key so you can rest assured that your MOVITS is safely locked inside our locked, gated, and climate-controlled warehouse. If you need access to your unit, just give us 24-hours notice.

Why should I consider it?

 

1. We’re only moving your things twice with MOVITS containers (once into the container and once out of the container as opposed to a traditional self-storage facility that involves moving your items on and off a truck 4 times. Bottom line: the less your belongings are loaded and unloaded, the safer they are.)

2. We bring all of the necessary moving supplies to wrap your items to prevent damage.

3. We do all the heavy lifting.

4. You’ll never have to go to the storage facility (unless you want to!). We come to you to load up your things and bring them back to you to unload them when you’re ready.

5. We store it at our facility for as long as you need.

6. No locked in contracts.

7. Use one company for moving and storage instead of two.

 

When can I get one?

Year-round, and in most cases, we can even get one assigned to you on the same day.

How does the process work?

1. Give us a call and we will get a MOVITS crew assigned to you.

2. We travel to you and wrap, lift, and load. Our crews are specially trained and experienced in packing and loading your stuff with the utmost precision and care.

3. We will keep it at our storage facility as long as you want. Charges are on a month to month basis.

4. Last but not least, let us know when you are ready to get your things back and we’ll have it delivered and unloaded for you by the same or next day.

So whether you are planning to move in Houston or San Antonio, or just need to clear some stuff out for safe keeping for awhile, we are happy to help! And true to 3 Men Movers style, we’ll make it easy for you.

Want more information? Call us today or click here for a free estimate.

 


Experience A New Way to Move in The Woodlands


We’re talking about 3 Men Movers who has the motto: “Good People. Great Movers.”! They were founded with a dream of showing Houstonians a better way to move. With a growing number of families moving to and from The Woodlands, it only made sense to open a new location there to provide the absolute best level of service. Get ready to see more of their eye-catching trucks decorated with their company values like “We Hustle” and “We Do What We Say. Always.” cruising around the Woodlands Parkway.

Starting today, you can find their office in the beautiful Maharishi Peace Palace at:

10210 Grogans Mill Rd #262
The Woodlands, TX 77380

In addition to expanding, they recently released their new online booking tool, OBE, which is one distinct way that 3 Men Movers – The Woodlands stands out from the competition. OBE allows you to book your move online from the dog park, while you wait in line at the grocery store, or late at night in between episodes of your latest Netflix show. But wait, there’s more: you can choose the time and date of your move, use their “Pick-Your-Price” calendar, add services like packing, and choose the crew you want.

How else does 3 Men Movers – The Woodlands stand by its reputation as the movers Texans love? By living and breathing their MOVIFESTO – these are the promises they make to every customer on every move:

We do what we say. Always.
That’s right! If we promised you something, we’ll stand by it… even if it costs us!

We hustle.
We wake up earlier than the competition and never drag our feet getting you in and out.

We go beyond.
Accidents don’t happen often on our watch, but if they do, our insurance exceeds state minimum requirements. That means faster fixes and higher payouts to ensure you get what’s fair.

We don’t keep movers that you don’t like.
That’s right – we said it. We believe who moves you matters, and we’re only employing the best.

We arrive as strangers and leave as friends.
Our crews make a big impression with their work and their personalities. New to The Woodlands? You’ll have 3 new friends your first day here.

We are The Experts.
We’re going to ask the right questions to make sure you get what your move needs. Big home? We’ve got big trucks. On top of getting the right equipment out to your move, the real magic comes with our crews. On average they’ve got 5 years of experience… and some have up to 20!

We know surprises are for birthdays. Not move days.
Movers have a bad rap for tacking on hidden fees. Not us! You’ll know your charges before we arrive.

We respect that your home is sacred.
We are going into your sacred space as guests and with that knowledge, we will always honor your home, family and way of life.

At the core, they believe to have great movers, you must start with good people. So if your move to or from The Woodlands is coming up, visit their website for a free quote, book your move entirely online, read an endless amount of moving tips and tricks, and have peace of mind that you’re working with the good guys.


Realtor Spotlight: Missy Dunbar


Meet Missy Dunbar. She is a Houston native with over 15 years of experience as a realtor in all areas of the Houston area. One of her clients is one of our very own staff who highly recommends her for her efficiency, communication, and really listening to what her clients want.

Quote by client, Melissa, at 3 Men Movers: “Missy was a breath of fresh air. After interacting with many realtors when trying to find a home and never getting anywhere, she found us multiple properties to look at immediately! She also found us a great home that would allow our German Shepherd, which had been very difficult. We love our new place, and will use her again when we purchase a home later this year.”

So if you are looking to move, but don’t have a realtor, read below to see if Missy might be a good fit for you.

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A little bit more about Missy

Which realtor group are you with?

I’ve been with Realty Associates for 14 years.

Tell us about your background and where you’re from.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have lived all over the Houston area in the past 30 years.

How long have you been in the real estate business?

A realtor for 15 years, I have assisted buyers, sellers, and renters in multiple counties throughout the area including Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Chambers, and Galveston.

How many clients have you helped over your career?

Lucky me, I have had a very blessed career assisting many clients over the years-many of them with

multiple transactions. Most of my clients are repeats or referrals.

What do you provide to your clients that really makes your service special?

Accessibility. I answer my phone and respond to messages promptly. I am always realistic

when dealing with client expectations. I work hard to get both sides of the transaction to an

agreeable meeting point.

What areas in Houston do you work in?

I have my realtor license and will travel. My business spans from the north side in Kingwood/Woodlands all the way to the south in League City/Pearland.

Folks would be surprised to know that…

I was an award-winning children’s entertainer.

Ready to contact Missy?

Contact Missy at [email protected] or check out her company website