For any family, a parent transition to a retirement home or dealing with an estate can be an overwhelming, emotionally draining and physically challenging ordeal. Typically, the home has to be sold and all the contents cleared out. One of the biggest physical challenges is "what do I do with all the contents?" This isn't just stuff, it is people's lives, their memories and their emotions. They have loved and cherished many of their treasures and enjoyed their use for many years.
Transition Squad does online estate and downsizing auctions to help seniors downsize and families settle an estate. We also offer clear out services, donation management and move management.
We are looking for territory managers (independent contractors) that love to get their hands dirty, rummage through clients' premises, pull together items for photography, write descriptions and manage the pickup of items that are won.
The successful candidate with work primarily from their home office, visit prospective clients to present and sell our services, assemble and schedule a small team of freelance helpers upon approval of contracts, execute the projects and reconcile the paperwork after an auction.
You must be a detail oriented leader who is comfortable managing clients, staff and vendors. You must be able to work independently from your home office. You must be able to handle the full project cycle including sales, management, execution and administration of projects. You must be empathetic and genuinely concerned about the clients' results. And you must be reliable and flexible to work non-regular hours to manage the pickup of items won at the auction. For example, your we hold pickups during a 3-4 hour window on a Saturday or Sunday, subject to your schedule. You'll need to be at the premises to get ready for the pickup one to two hours in advance to get organized.
You will set up your own business as an independent contractor, which we can make recommendations on how to do this. We will qualify customers and feed you leads to go visit. You must have a suitably sized vehicle to carry tools of the trade which you will purchase and be reimbursed for upon successful execution of your first job. Compensation will be commission based at $20-$25/hr plus 5% of the profit of each job that you secure. We will provide you with training and generate leads on your behalf.
Are you good at packing fragile items? Do you have experience in the moving industry with packing the contents of people's homes?
Transition Squad does online estate and downsizing auctions. We are preferred service providers for various highrise condos. Due to logistics, most condos and townhouse complexes do not allow pickups on site. Therefore, all items that are won must be packed and transported to offsite venues for pickup.
We are building a roster of specialists who are fast but good at packing fragile items so they are safe and secure during transport. The successful candidates will be called upon with one or more weeks' notice as jobs happen. Each job will typically require two packing specialists, reporting to the team leader, for 6-8 hours each depending on what the client has and the amount of bidding activity that took place. Additional freelance hours could also be available in other roles. Job sites will be throughout the GTA and maybe beyond, in which case travel will be paid.
A vehicle is handy but not necessary. A clean criminal background check will be required as you will be dealing with people's belongings in their home.
For the safety of our senior citizen clients, only those fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination will be considered.
Are you a fun, enthusiastic person who loves dealing with people and capturing the beauty of household decor? Do you enjoy rummaging and getting your hands dirty? Our Online Estate and Downsizing Auctions help previously loved belongings find love again in a new home. To do this, they have to look their best online so people will buy them.
We are looking for freelance photographers to help with our online estate and downsizing auctions. Whether it is for a Transition Squad franchisee or for one of our clients using our do-it-yourself platform, items have to be photographed and uploaded to our website where they are catalogued, briefly described and priced before an auction launches.
Our Transition Squad Managed auctions typically require two or three people, including the project manager, to go into a home, pull everything out of cupboards, basements and the like, set them up into "lots" and photograph them from various angles while making notes on the condition and dimensions. Photos must then be uploaded from your home or office and updated with the notes taken.
Our client managed Do-It-Yourself Auctions require one or more photographers to work directly with the client, typically a senior citizen or their family member, and take photos and catalog as above on their behalf. We handle all billing with the client.
You must be comfortable with e-commerce still product photography and the use of computers and websites. You must have your own transportation and camera or smartphone.
Compensation is $18/hr. While we appreciate everyone's submissions, only those that are being considered will be contacted.