AMJ offers moving rebate

AMJ Campbell Van Lines has joined forces with Remax to offer homebuyers a chance to pocket up to $1,000.Under the AMJ-Remax Referral Program, if a homeowner sells a home through an amj-recommended Remax sales agent and hires AMJto move their possessions,...

AMJ Campbell Van Lines has joined forces with Remax to offer homebuyers a chance to pocket up to $1,000.

Under the AMJ-Remax Referral Program, if a homeowner sells a home through an amj-recommended Remax sales agent and hires AMJto move their possessions, they receive a rebate on their move of $500.

If the homeowner both sells an existing home and buys a new one through an AMJ-recommended Remax agent, they receive a rebate of $1,000.

The rebate is paid by Remax and administered by AMJ.

amj President Tim Moore says the program is one of several joint marketing efforts he has launched since the Canadian economy tilted into recession three years ago.

Moore says the moving industry paid scant attention to value-added promotions during the booming 1980s.

But he says people are not moving as frequently today, so companies have to be more aggressive in their marketing.

Earlier this year, amj struck a deal with Toronto Dominion Bank to offer a financial incentive to homebuyers who take out a mortgage from the bank and hire amj to move their possessions.

According to the terms of the deal, td gives customers 1/4% off their best mortgage rate and, in turn, amj gives a rebate of up to 1/4% of the face value of the mortgage.

amj is also involved in joint marketing programs with Canadian Airlines International and the Canadian Automobile Association. PA