Riderwood Announces Hiring of Diane Thometz to Realty & Moving Services Team

SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Diane Thometz to its highly successful realty & moving services team. Mrs. Thometz is a licensed Realtor® through LeReve Real Estate of Highland, MD. In her new role, Mrs. Thometz will serve as a personal moving consultant, joining Kimberly Schoeberlein in the community's Sales and Marketing Department. The personal moving consultant is a highly personalized component of the marketing program designed to help clients with everything from downsizing and preparing their house for sale to settling into their new residence at Riderwood. In 2012, nearly 93 percent of new residents at Riderwood utilized components of the realty and moving service program; there were 190 individualized home appointments to clients located in Maryland and out-of-state. Mrs. Thometz will assist clients in staging their houses to get top dollar with the least amount of time on the market.  She will provide curb appeal resources and refer real estate agents with proven success in the community. Providing professional advice on downsizing and organizational decisions is another service offered in the program.  Mrs. Thometz will present a detailed review of a client's new Riderwood floor plan, helping to select furnishings and belongings to be moved and offering support for the sale, storage and donation of remaining personal items. Additionally, Mrs. Thometz will assist in the moving process by offering a timeline for packing and referring highly skilled senior move managers. Mrs. Thometz graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree and has taken art and design courses from the Corcoran School of Art and Howard Community College. A resident of Howard County, Mrs. Thometz serves as a volunteer with Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County and DreamBuilders of Howard County. About Erickson Living:  Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities.  The Erickson Living network currently comprises sixteen campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 residents and employ more than 12,000 people.  Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at:  www.ericksonliving.com.

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