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How Do I Become a Move Manager?

The journey to becoming a Move Manager begins with the desire to help older adults, their families, other individuals and businesses through the often-difficult process of downsizing and/or relocating to a new home.

People enter Move Management from all kinds of backgrounds. Some have worked in the corporate world; some in small business; some in not-for-profit organizations. Very few, however, were entrepreneurs. That's where NASMM comes in: Our job is to help you start your Move Manager business and to assist you in meeting your business goals.

Getting Started

Let's start at the beginning: How much will it cost to get started?

To learn about steps to joining NASMM membership and first year expenses click here.

Step One — Invest in NASMM's Welcome to Move Management Personal Coaching Appointment

To make sure Move Management is a good fit for you, we recommend you invest in NASMM's Welcome to Senior Move Personal Coaching Appointment. During your scheduled phone consultation, one of NASMM’s experienced Executive Directors will provide you with an overview of Senior & Specialty Move Management, including an understanding of the Senior & Specialty Move Management client and the Move Management profession.

This 60-minute phone consultation is a unique opportunity to dive a little deeper and and learn about big-picture concepts with specific tips and strategies essential for Senior & Specialty Move Managers. We have helped countless Move Managers get their businesses started – and we can help you too!

Prior to your appointment, we will provide you with a questionnaire about you, your background and your aspirations. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your start-up questions. Upon receipt of your completed questionnaire, we’ll schedule a time for your consultation at your convenience. Zoom or phone, it's your call!

For just $119.00, you will gain insight into this exciting, growing profession. To schedule your appointment, click here!

Step Two — Join NASMM

The next step in starting a Senior/Specialty Move Management Company is to join NASMM. NASMM membership is essential for all Senior & Specialty Move Managers, but is imperative for companies in the very early phases of business development. NASMM is the only professional organization representing Move Management, and as such, provides you with essential tools, a vibrant community, and exceptional learning that will enhance every aspect of your Move Management business development and growth.

NASMM is committed to connecting great ideas, great opportunities and great people. In short, NASMM provides the most comprehensive collection of association services and professional resources available to Senior Move Managers.

For more information on NASMM membership benefits and joining NASMM, click here.

Step Three — Invest in Training

While formal training is not required, we strongly recommend you complete a Senior/Specialty Move Management training program. NASMM offers an online training program that was created by several seasoned Move Managers called FrontDoor Training. You complete it at your own pace and convenience.

How do you estimate? What type of contract should I use? What marketing tools are most effective? What happens if I suspect my client is confused or may be suffering from dementia? These are just a few of the hundreds of questions new Move Management Business owners ask when starting a new business.

NASMM provides the industry's most comprehensive and recognized Move Management and Business Development education through our FrontDoor Training Program. The Front Door Move Management and Business Development Training Program is the culmination of years of expertise in the areas of Move Management, aging services and marketing.

This self-study program requires approximately 25 hours to complete, and it addresses the most essential skills in Move Management, marketing, and understanding and working with older adults. Additionally, the FrontDoor training provides you with proven tools and resources, providing a solid foundation for your Senior Move Management business. (TIP: The sample contract alone is worth the price of the entire training!)

For more information on NASMM's FrontDoor Move Management and Business Development Training, click here.

Contact Us

PO Box 209, Hinsdale, IL 60522
Phone: 877.606.2766   |   Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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