Military Families on the Move Get Home Front Support from MovingStation

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Does combat training make it easier to face moving your family to a new community? Unfortunately, the answer is no. A recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) ranks the Permanent Change-of-Station (PCS) process as the number two family issue, second only to pay, in terms of stress. Now, military families have a new ally on the “home front.” Runzheimer International and PRIDE Industries have partnered with MovingStation to expand the DoD’s AHRN program (Automated Housing Referral Network).

Does combat training make it easier to face moving your family to a new community? Unfortunately, the answer is no. A recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) ranks the Permanent Change-of-Station (PCS) process as the number two family issue, second only to pay, in terms of stress. In fact, military families face even bigger challenges than the average civilian, such as trying to sell or buy a home while stationed overseas.

Now, military families have a new ally on the “home front.” Runzheimer International and PRIDE Industries have partnered with MovingStation to expand the DoD’s AHRN program (Automated Housing Referral Network). AHRN is a web-based service that helps relocating military families find housing in their new PCS location, whether that be a rental unit or a purchased home. MovingStation helps AHRN’s military members sell their existing home and/or find and buy available housing in their new location before they move. To see how easy, fast and effective the process is, just go to http://www.ahrn.com.

“I really appreciate MovingStation’s time, help and professionalism in setting up and managing the contact agents for myself and my family to relocate from Germany and retire to Syracuse, New York,” reports a career member of the military, who received a call from MovingStation as soon as he enrolled in the program.

A full-service relocation management services company, MovingStation provides high-level personal service to government agencies, corporations, and individuals through expert Real Estate Counselors and employs groundbreaking software to facilitate every step of the process. MovingStation works with military families to take the stress and uncertainty out of the PCS process. They assign a Real Estate Counselor to each military family to coordinate resources and serve as an unbiased advocate throughout their real estate transactions and relocation.

MovingStation helps families select and manage top quality ‘military friendly’ providers, including real estate agents, mortgage companies, closing services and more. MovingStation also offers proven savings by leveraging its buying power and holding service providers accountable.

Another recent customer said: “I was fortunate enough to find out about AHRN-MovingStation just prior to signing a contract on a house, an action that would have had disastrous consequences. Two hours after my initial contact, my MovingStation Real Estate Counselor had referred me to a real estate agent...mortgage lenders, a property inspector, and a lawyer ... In retrospect, the MovingStation team saved me from ruin.”

This military member recommends MovingStation highly: “These remarkable facilitators could save the Air Force and military personnel countless dollars and precious time ... As a result of AHRN-MovingStation’s brilliant teamwork ... my home buying experience was stellar.”

For first-time homebuyers, in particular, the program provides reassurance. One couple says, “We were very cautious initially and had many, many questions. The service and support AHRN-MovingStation provided has been exceptional. Our Realtor was incredibly responsive to our questions and needs.”

“When it comes to relocation, going above and beyond the call of duty is our job,” says MovingStation’s Co-Founder, Ellie Monty. “We’re proud to give military families the service and support they deserve, especially during the challenges of change of station!”

Visit us on the web at ahrn.movingstation.com or by phone, call Jason Flint at 888-337-7676 x3690

About MovingStation

MovingStation is a full-service global relocation management company founded in 1995 with a vision to revolutionize customer service for people who are moving. The company’s passion to improve the relocation experience by helping overcome the disruption, frustration, and inefficiencies of the move process, led them to develop groundbreaking software to support high-level personal service to government agencies, corporations, and individuals.

About Runzheimer International

Founded in 1933, Runzheimer International serves 60 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as numerous U.S. and Canadian government departments and agencies. Recognized for providing innovative solutions to both the public and private sectors, Runzheimer is the nation's authoritative source on employee mobility issues, including costs of vehicle ownership and operation, cost-of-living, housing and relocation, and travel management.

About PRIDE Industries

Since 1966, PRIDE Industries has been delivering high-quality, cost-effective business outsourcing solutions while creating jobs for people with disabilities. With over 4,000 employees nationwide, they develop web-based technology solutions centered around adding value to their Integrated Facility Services, including military family housing maintenance, for both government and Fortune 500 clients nationwide.

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