Transitions & Moving

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Transitioning to a smaller house, condo, apartment, or assisted care facility can be one of the most stressful times in your or a loved one’s life. Working with Great West will lower your stress level and give you confidence. Since every transition is different, and you may not initially know what you need, we’ll work with you to create the best plan for you and your situation.

Transition services we provide include:

Selling your current real estate and personal property
Finding your new home
Helping you sort, pack, move, and unpack
Cleaning of real estate for sale
Distributing assigned assets to family members
Managing your leftover assets
Helping you get settled in your new location


    M. Diane Clark - Bright’s Grove, ON
  • In a sentence, what I can say about John and Melissa Stephens and their team is, we could not have done it without them!

    My parents had lived in their home for sixty years and fit the proverbial profile of people living in a home that was packed to the rafters.  When we realized that it was time for them to make a change, they were fast approaching a time, both in age and health, when they would be unable to manage their affairs.  With their children living elsewhere, busy with families and jobs, relocating them on our own would have been a daunting task, to say the least.Living in Lambton County, my husband and I were familiar with the Stephen’s business and were pleased to see that it had grown into a comprehensive service that could handle all aspects of people transitioning from one home to another. While somewhat apprehensive about doing business with a stranger, once my parents met John Stephens, his kind and respectful manner towards them instantly put them at ease. My mother said she felt they could trust him, she believed him to be an honest man. Having signed a contract with Great West, they were free to move into an apartment in a retirement facility in the spring of 2015; with plans to have their house and remaining contents auctioned and otherwise disposed of by the Stephens in the summer of 2015.  And I must say, everything went as planned; they moved in April, the house and contents were sold in a single day in June, and the house closed one month to the day in July. Our family could not be happier with the service the Stephen’s provided.  On a beautiful June day, we were all able to enjoy a live auction at my parent’s home.  For my parents it brought closure to their home of sixty years.  My mother was delighted with the turn-out of family, friends, neighbours and co-workers and said she was so pleased that so many people attended and purchased items.  It was as though they had thrown a party before leaving their house and town.  For their children it was a pleasant day and a great relief that we would not have a house sitting empty and waiting for a sale, hopefully prior to winter. Thanks once again to the Great West team.  We highly recommend their services to anyone needing assistance with moving and selling their home and/or contents.
    M. Diane Clark - Bright’s Grove, ON
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