About Songbird

 

Dear Prospective Clients and Future Friends,

I'm so glad you're here. I want to tell you a little bit about key moments in our journey to starting a senior downsizing business and why our work at Songbird Transitions feels so deeply personal to us.

The day after I graduated college, my mother was in a severe motorcycle accident that changed the course of my family's life. I was instantly introduced to caregiving for a loved one in ways I never anticipated. A few years later, my husband Lucas and I downsized my parents’ home, where I had grown up for 18 years. Over the years, we also relocated my grandmother to various locations, from apartments to skilled nursing facilities. These experiences helped shape my understanding of the importance of caring for others and of the mix of emotions - some very difficult - that often accompany the "simple" process of moving.

Lucas and I met over 15 years ago while working at a 480-unit apartment complex, where we turned apartments, managed renovations, and did turn-key design. We’ve been doing this work together since the beginning of Us. Moving many friends and family members throughout the country has taught us about the deep connection that people can have to their belongings. We know that moving isn’t just about the house – it’s about relocating the home. With our Songbird team, we have thoroughly enjoyed assisting various families throughout Eastern Columbus and the greater surrounding areas in this exact life transition. This process requires extra support, care and compassion, and we approach our work with these needs foremost in mind.

Just before starting Songbird Transitions, Luke and I worked in project and property management. My experience in project coordination and event planning has prepared me to anticipate and attend to the smallest parts of a move, ensuring everything is handled and managed appropriately for your family’s transition and unique needs. My meticulous attention to detail benefits not only the move itself, but the design of an estate move-out and the re-design of a move-in. Luke’s career in property management has made him an expert at property turn-over essentials including, but not limited to, cleaning, painting, home improvement and mechanicals. We are well-versed in the skills required to efficiently and effectively manage senior downsizes, estate sales and home sale preparations from start to finish.


"...moving isn’t just about the house – it’s about relocating the home."


Most importantly, we enjoy working directly with each family to include them in as much (or as little) of the process as they desire. So often families do not live in the same towns as their loved ones, and I like to think that we can be that family member for you. And, if you do live in the same vicinity, we've found that it often takes a voice, an "un-related" or "outside" voice, to help enable folks to detach from some of those possessions that they wouldn’t otherwise part with.

Those are the boring resume details. The most important thing we can share with you is that we LOVE this work. It is important work because it's you, your family and your home. We understand that life changes may be happening for you at a much quicker pace than you feel fully prepared for. The process can be challenging and stressful, and needs integrity, kindness and an optimistic energy. Those are the qualities that we bring each time. Please take a moment to read our client testimonials and consider giving us a call. Not only do we have the experience, we care about our work and we love to help families when they need it most.

Sincerely and with gratitude,

Samantha and Lucas

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