Let us bring compassion to your move
Who better to hear you and guide you than a nurse and teacher turned real estate and moving mavens?
Because it’s so much more than simply packing up and moving, we decided to bring some special touches to the process:
sitting down to talk before doing anything
reviewing options as you consider what to do next
offering ideas you haven’t even considered
face-to-face meetings with all involved.
Moving can be stressful. First-time sellers and buyers are understandably anxious. People with children have important details to consider. Adult children with senior parents have complicated issues to address.
We have a reputation for sitting at the dining room table, visiting senior centers, assisted living homes and apartments to increase everyone’s comfort level. It’s important for us to connect with you, discover your real concerns, and take every step with you at your own pace. Our clients have used the word “angels” to describe us. They often point to our backgrounds to explain why they think we’re different. Here we are:
Andi grew up in a great family that took care of others. It’s part of who they are. That’s where her love of teaching and helping others came from. She went into teaching and taught high school until she had her first baby. She was lucky enough to be able to choose to stay home and raise her kids.
Her daughter has learning difficulties and public high school was not the right fit for her. That’s when Andi chose to get into real estate. She needed a job that was flexible enough to drive her daughter to school and back.Read More
Along with the care of her children she also is on call for her mother. Mom relies heavily on Andi for many things; they are best friends and talk multiple times each day. Unfortunately, Andi’s mom is struggling with some health issues and is easily overwhelmed these days. This increasing level of dependence on others is bothersome to her. Sometimes she doesn’t ask for help when she should because she is afraid that she is becoming a burden to her kids. Andi understands that many seniors feel this way.
By helping seniors, she can really make a difference in their lives. Seniors are also very appreciative and grateful. She has found that senior citizens love sharing stories — and Andi really enjoys listening to and spending time with them.
Working with elderly clients gives her perspective; she learns so much from listening to their vast experience. She has always connected with the elderly and appreciates all the wisdom they have to offer.
Andi was inspired to cofound Moving Mavens because of her experience with her mom. Having to pack up and move decades of stuff can be paralyzing to anyone, especially an older person.
She will take the stress out of moving for anyone looking for a great negotiator who can make moving stress-free — and make the transition to their next home much easier.
Andi belongs to the National Association of Realtors and holds a Senior Real Estate Certification. If you’re interested in having her help you within your timeline, call 248-613-2631.
Roberta “Bert” Nebus
Bert is a Registered Nurse with a BSN from Madonna University. She worked at Botsford/Beaumont in Farmington Hills for 23 years in critical care, surgical services, management and information services. She also served in Healthcare Information Services for Trinity Health for three years, and then traveled as an HIS consultant for six years.
Bert decided to stay home to help with her grandchildren and go back into nursing to do clinicals at St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, surgical services for Huron Valley Hospital and then Providence Park in Novi.Read More
She had an interest in real estate and attended school with her son. She earned her license and her son went on to be a teacher. She continued to practice nursing and real estate together for a while and decided to retire from nursing and do real estate full time. She now has eight years of wide experience in residential real estate.
She has been married for almost 43 years to her high school sweetheart. They have two grown sons, each married with one child. One lives locally and one lives out of state. Her husband is the chief of police for our hometown, Farmington Hills.
She has been an RN for a long time, worked in many specialties, management and consulting. She went in to nursing because she had a passion for helping people and solving problems. She wanted to also be a resource for her family, not knowing at the time the challenges that were to come.
Her family lived thru a critical car/bus accident involving both sons on their way to school. One son was critically injured at the site and went into an immediate coma from head injury. The other son had minor injuries. Thirty-seven days later we came home from the hospital to rehab. God blessed us, and almost 22 years later, both sons are professionals and wonderful family men.
The car accident happened during five years of losing three parents, her mother after an extended illness and hospice at home, and her husband’s parents, who passed within nine months of each other: his mom with dementia issues and his dad with respiratory issues and a broken heart.
Suddenly they were dealing with a house full of memories and lots of things. Through the “sandwich generation” period of their lives, Bert’s husband and she led both sides of the family through the care of their parents during their elder years while raising their kids.
Her parents lived in a colonial style home. Her father suffered a series of strokes, her mom growing weaker with frequent visits to the hospital. During one of her mom’s stints in the hospital, they rallied the family, packed up the colonial and moved them to a single-story condo.
Bert’s mom and dad loved their condo and the safety it provided. The family helped her dad stay in the condo for as long as he could after her mom passed and eventually, after another stroke, he needed to move to an extended care facility to address his 24/7 needs.
Transitioning from nursing to real estate was easy as she brought her nursing experience and life experience with her. Whether working with first-time home buyers or helping seniors to and through transition, she has loved every aspect of this profession and feels that her history and education puts her in a unique position to offer a deeper dimension of care and understanding for those entering the real estate realm. She has learned that patience and the ability to move at the client’s pace, meeting them where they are, as well as understanding the physical and emotional challenges of the process makes for building strong and trusted relationships with clients and their families.
Bert belongs to the National Association of Realtors and holds a Senior Real Estate Certification. If you’re interested in having her help you within your timeline, call 248-345-0362.