Janus Home Services

Mary is an Airbnb Superhost, one of the first RTB accredited “Betterlet” landlords and the first female committee member of the largest landlord association in Ireland, the IPOA.

Mary Conway

My background is in nursing for over 30 years and I have lots of experience helping people deal with life’s big challenges. I have a passion for property and I have been a residential landlord for almost 25 years. I have considerable experience dealing with student lets, HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) and apartment letting.

I have been letting and managing property full time since 2015 when I gave up nursing. I went back to college and studied for my PSRA license. I began Janus estates in 2019 in with the aim of helping families navigate through changes often associated with age and lifestyle transitions. This includes changes due to illness, bereavement, separation, divorce or helping a family to prepare a house for sale after the death of a loved one. 

Why Janus?

Janus is the Roman god of new beginnings, gates , doorways and keys Janus frequently symbolized change and transitions such as the progress of past to future, from one condition to another, from one vision to another, and young people’s growth to adulthood. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. The month of January was named after Janus. We chose Janus as our company name as we see moving home as a new beginning while recognising and acknowledging the past in the old home.

Janus Home Services

Mary is an Airbnb Superhost, one of the first RTB accredited “Betterlet” landlords and the first female committee member of the largest landlord association in Ireland, the IPOA.

Mary Conway

My background is in nursing for over 30 years and I have lots of experience helping people deal with life’s big challenges. I have a passion for property and I have been a residential landlord for almost 25 years. I have considerable experience dealing with student lets, HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) and apartment letting.

I have been letting and managing property full time since 2015 when I gave up nursing. I went back to college and studied for my PSRA license. I began Janus estates in 2019 in with the aim of helping families navigate through changes often associated with age and lifestyle transitions. This includes changes due to illness, bereavement, separation, divorce or helping a family to prepare a house for sale after the death of a loved one. 

Why Janus?

Janus is the Roman god of new beginnings, gates , doorways and keys Janus frequently symbolized change and transitions such as the progress of past to future, from one condition to another, from one vision to another, and young people’s growth to adulthood. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. The month of January was named after Janus. We chose Janus as our company name as we see moving home as a new beginning while recognising and acknowledging the past in the old home.

What Our Clients Say

“Mary Conway is brilliant! She helped me to manage my property with professional and affordable service. For people like me who are not on site and busy with my own job, she was the best person to help me. I highly recommend her and her Team.”

KG Toronto

“Mary is excellent at understanding the housing needs of clients and extremely patient and understanding in her work. I would highly recommend Janus estates”

Catherine

What are the benefits of using Janus move management services?

Why not just call a local moving company? Senior move managers offer crucial emotional support in addition to logistical services. Two of the biggest hurdles for seniors facing a move are fear of the unknown and a loss of control. Often, this manifests as resistance, Older people can also become immobilized by the overwhelming task of sorting through years of memories, boxes, and paperwork. A move manager can help them find a starting place and work with them to devise a plan of attack.

We understand the emotions and challenges involved in downsizing and moving, especially when family members want to help but are busy or far away.

Our team has significant expertise in resources and approaches that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results.

Our services are client-cantered and personalized to meet your needs and preferences.

We operate under the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice developed by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) of North America. We are the only Irish company with this designation

Our ongoing staff training reflect our commitment to professionalism and to working with older adults.

What if I only need help with part of the move?

Janus offers a menu of services from which you can choose and pay accordingly. Our ultimate goal is to ease the stress of the move process for older adults and their family members, not to add to your concerns.

How much do your services cost?

The cost of our services depends on the extent of assistance desired and the amount of time involved. We value our expertise and a home consultation charge is deductible from any future paid service we provide. At the home consultation we can discuss the type of help you are interested in obtaining and get a sense of how much work may be involved. We will then provide you with a price before you make a decision about engaging us to help with your move.

How do I begin with the downsizing process?

We support you by helping evaluate what to keep and what to dispose of based on your desires and what will fit into your new home.

How long will downsizing take?

Every situation is different but during our in-home consultation, we will determine the amount of time. If you feel like doing a little sorting each day, our job will go faster and save you money!

How will I know what will fit?

We will obtain or create a floor plan, take all measurements and show you furniture placement suggestions based on your safety and comfort in your new home.

How long does the move take?

Depending on the amount of possessions involved and how quickly you can help us make decisions about what to keep, sell, donate. We encourage you to start the process before we come to help to cut costs and to help speed up the process. If you can’t physically do it even think about what needs to stay or go and we can do the rest.

What if my family members want to help?

Older people aren’t the only ones who are attached to their belongings. Family members may offer to help with the move, but they can find it challenging to let go of objects and furnishings that are associated with childhood memories. These sentimental feelings can put even more strain on a senior. Bringing in a third party who is trained to provide gentle, objective guidance throughout the process relieves adult children of this responsibility and simplifies decision-making for the client .We will work as a team to insure your move goes smoothly with your family’s help. We can also communicate directly with adult children to keep them informed of our progress if they can’t be there.

Do you just unpack and leave?

Absolutely not. We will make your bed, set up your electronics and sort out your kitchen.

What other services do you provide?

We can, shop and re-stock your pantry and refrigerator, clean-out your garage & house after the move, assist in the transfer of your utilities & services, stage your home for sale and much more.

We also provide a service to bereaved families helping them sort through a loved ones possessions and prepare a home for sale.

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