We are sorry if you found this website looking for dance instruction as what we are talking about here is how to move your luxury home. If you are interested in learning how to do "The Hustle" "The Macarena" "The Humpty Hump" or some little light footed routine to Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)" Now we are talking about how to move your luxury home which is no small feat however with some key tips – you can avoid grief, hassle and or potential heartbreak.
Moving your luxury home is no easy feat. If you own a meaningful property, its likely that you have a lot of stuff to go with it. Furniture, stemware and flatware, art collections, wine collections, clothes, shoes, tools, cars and so much more. As Jade Mills the leading real estate agent in Beverly Hills says "planning is the key to success in a move be it across the street or across the world!" Mills goes on to talk about the importance of insurance and professional assistance. Shipping luxury cars is its own world. Packing and shipping a wine collection is a specific trade that a big time wine collector will want to pay to have done professionally. Durable goods, clothes and other products need to be carefully categorized and cataloged so that you and your staff can get your life back in order in a very short period of time.
One notable customer of Chris Cortazzo one of the leading real estate agents in Malibu, California was a true audiophile and his prized possession was his music playback system complete with a $100,000 turntable, $300,000 speakers and over one million dollars in audio gear, music, room treatments and more. Long before the client scheduled to move in to the home, Cortazzo advised the client to hire a firm to supervise not just the packing and unpacking of the audiophile equipment but to actually travel with the equipment across the country. The firm unpacked the gear and reassembled the gear before the client even stepped off the plane to make his cross country move. From day one, he had music not just in his dedicated music room but in every room of his new beachfront luxury estate.
One client leaving the hustle and bustle of New York City for the bucolic confines of North Country San Diego's Rancho Sante Fe told Ann Brizolis, their real estate agent about the trials and tribulations of moving their significant, mid-century art collection. The collection was museum quality with works on paper from Andy Warhol including multiple "Maylins" and a few "soup cans" as well as canvases from Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and others. The client learned the hard way when one work was damaged on the first day of packing. Brizolis says "insurance is key to any move as is professional assistance". With art collections worth more than the $20,000,000 home that they will ultimately be installed into – you want to take extra care to make sure that objects that are meaningful are cared for with the utmost care and that very solid companies back your potential risk.
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