California Had Most People Interested in Moving to DC Region
STERLING, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ATA—JK Moving Services, the nation’s largest independently owned moving and storage company, noted several local and national moving trends in 2022 based on tens of thousands of customer inquiries, including that North Carolina and Florida were the most requested destinations for those moving from Virginia and Maryland.
“To plan ahead, we like to review our year-end data for moving trends. Most people move within the region where they currently live. For those moving out, what we saw this past year was a lot of interest in people in the DC region moving south and west—a shift from 2021 when northern locations and Florida were popular,” explained David Cox, president, JK Moving. “Also, the number of inquiries about moving remained robust, even as home sales dropped.”
Operating nationwide, JK Moving tracks inquiries throughout the year from prospective clients. The data provides insights into residential moving trends, especially in the Washington, DC metro area where the company is headquartered. Data culled from customer inquiries showed these trends for people considering a move:
- Californians topped the list of people inquiring about moving into the region. By far though, most Californians were headed to Texas.
- Florida and North Carolina were the most mentioned for out-of-state moves by Marylanders and Virginians.
- The DMV was a top destination for Floridians.
- DC residents leaving the area most often mentioned California and New York as their move locations.
- California, Texas, Florida, and New York had the highest number of people leaving their states.
Southern migration is a trend and is consistent with the National Association of Realtors’ recent report projecting that many southern state’s real estate markets will outperform in 2023 due to a variety of economic factors as well as affordability.
To serve the ever-evolving needs of customers, JK Moving is an early adopter of innovative technologies that create a safer worker environment and a better, more streamlined customer experience. Innovations include building a 24/7 call center to enhance the client experience; developing AI-driven tools that enable customers to conduct real-time, virtual surveys of their goods; and creating a downloadable mobile app that works with the AI survey platform to enable clients to review estimates, make payments, and communicate with their move team. In addition, JK has added dashcam technology to its whole fleet to promote the safest driving practices. Its culture of innovation also includes sustainability. The company was one of the first to order Tesla semi moving trucks, has embraced new technologies that will further its aggressive carbon emissions-reduction goals, and leads with box-less moves and major recycling efforts.
ABOUT JK MOVING SERVICES
For 40 years, JK Moving Services – the largest independently owned and operated moving company in North America – has provided local, long distance, and global relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and voted Independent Mover of the Year by the American Trucking Association, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care. www.JKMoving.com
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