I first found out about Ram Katalan and North Star Moving from an article in Fortune Small Business Magazine titled Moving On Up. When I read the article, I realized this guy Ram was one smart cookie. After realizing that the imploding real estate market in Los Angeles County would probably effect his bottom line with his middle income clients, he set his sites on the high-end market, which tends to be more stable during market downturns like the one we are currently experiencing. He added premium services such as pet sitters, professional organizing and professional nannies and baby sitters to add more value for his clients. And his business has grown where other moving companies are seeing their business shrink. I thought that forming an alliance with an exceptional home staging company would fit his business model and be of benefit to his clients.
Here is a video How Do You Move A Hollywood Mansion which was produced by North Star Moving:
I felt that a strategic alliance would be beneficial to both our companies, so I called and set up a meeting. We discussed what we felt our companies could offer each other, and both of us agreed that forming an alliance would benefit both our bottom lines. Besides being an incredibly nice guy, Ram has an amazing customer service ethic and tons of awards, recognition and the highest ratings from Angie's List , The Franklin Report and www.MovingInsurance.com.
Here is a quote from Ram's AR profile: "The company's services include local, long distance, international, residential, and commercial moves, as well as full-service storage. NorthStar Moving Corporation’s mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations with graceful customer care and to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry."
Since we have formed our alliance, I have had the opportunity to recommend North Star Moving to several of my home owner and real estate agent clients. In every instance, North Star exceeded my clients expectations and they made me look like a genius for recommending them. And in return, they have referred clients to me. It is a win-win situation for us and for our clients.
Moving Mountains Design & Home Staging offers full service home staging in Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Van Nuys, Encino and other areas of Los Angeles County. We provide exceptional customer service helping homeowners and real estate agents sell their home or listing faster and for the best price. Even in this market, 80% of the homes we staged sold in 60 days or less, half of those sold in 30 days or less, and many sold in 10 days or less. For more information, visit our home staging web site or call us at (626)441-8975.