Bay Area Movers Seeing More Moves Toward Cities and Smaller Homes
Every year, nearly 17% of the United States’ population moves into new homes. The moving and storage industry must change constantly to keep up with the demand, and each year brings new moving trends. Let’s take a look at the forecasted trends for the rest of 2015.
The Summertime Will Be Congested. People tend to move in the spring and summer months. Given the growing demand for movers in the Bay Area and beyond, anticipate a shortage of good help and a more competitive market for the best services. Most families book their movers only two weeks in advance, but if you’ve calendared your move for June or July, start planning further ahead – a month or more in advance may be appropriate, depending on your move and your needs you may be able to get away with a shorter lead time or you may need to book movers in the Bay Area further in advance if you are in a particularly populous area.
Big Cities Will Get Bigger. The nation’s largest cities see the most movement. This year, metropolitan areas like Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, and Houston will see even more of an influx than they have over the past few years. The Bay Area is perennially a hotbed of moving activity. People moving to major and mid-sized cities should book movers at least a month in advance.
Square Footage Will Remain Flat. The square footage that homeowners have desired over the years has steadily increased, but analysts project this metric to flatten out this year. Homeowners are no longer interested in caring for giant homes, and the rental market is still going strong. As a result, residential movers should expect to see a higher volume of requests for smaller trucks.
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