A kind heart and compassion for those needing support while at their most vulnerable has spurred local woman Sandra Graham into establishing Grace Property and Estate Solutions.
The new business opened four months ago and offers a property clearance and organisation service for elderly clients who are relocating from their own homes into aged care.
Sandra said after she had heard many sad stories about people losing their possessions in the transition, or simply not knowing how to downsize their lives, she wanted to provide support.
“After sub-contracting for some time with Comlink, a community support service for older people, I knew the idea of relocating to an aged care home was of great concern to many,” she said.
“Some of them did not want to move as the thought of clearing their homes, organising their possessions and sometimes even their pets, was too overwhelming.
“I felt there was really a need for another option.”
Sandra said it was her compassion for these people and their situations that encouraged her to take action.
“At Grace Property and Estate Solutions we can help to downsize and prepare for a move into aged care or retirement living, which can often be such a monumental task on its own,” she said.
“We also do deceased estates.
“Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough but clearing a home – especially from afar – can feel impossible but we can ease that burden.”
Sandra said she and her team worked closely with each client or family to make the moving, organising or property clearance process as simple as possible, with no stone left unturned.
“We filter through the home extensively and seek instructions on distribution of valuable items and family keepsakes,” she said.
“We tidy the yard and gardens and clean the house and we will also sell their car, rehome their pet anything that is of a concern to the family or client.”
Sandra said it took an average time of seven days to properly clear and organise a three-bedroom property, with local subcontractors also employed to help with the process.
“I keep my staff to a minimal, normally just one other person and myself as I am very passionate about being respectful and honest in someone else’s home,” she said.
“We do employ subcontractors and small businesses throughout the job, for example, Little Green Truck, S&J Mini Dig for gardening, the Tender Centre and more.
“Everyone that works for me has been police checked, have all the relevant licenses and work with the solicitors to certify the power of attorney.”
Sandra said what she loved most about her business was supporting families through some of the most challenging times of their lives.
“I saw the opportunity to make an important difference to the lives of others,” she said.
“Every family’s situation is unique and so is my approach to service, regardless of how complex the circumstances.”
To find out more about Grace Property and Estate Solutions you can view the website here.
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