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Staged, sold, and settled

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January 31st, 2009

Huddleston BUCKS COUNTY, PA When Keith and Henrietta Menacker started thinking about moving to a retirement community, deciding where was easy. But when it came time to move, a purposeful plan turned dream into reality. Chance meeting Mr. Menacker attended an information session at Ann s Choice, the Erickson community in Bucks County, Pa. When he arrived, one of the marketing staff members recognized the couple her neighbor was their cousin. She welcomed them and informed them about the community. Not only were they attracted by the aspects they knew they wanted, but they also found things they didn t expect. Along with the layout of the campus, both Mr. and Mrs. Menacker found the amenities appealing. The selling point was that one meal a day was included in the cost, Mrs. Menacker says. She no longer enjoyed having to decide what to have for dinner, grocery shopping, and then preparing the meal. The couple was sold. Professional plan Once they made their decision, the Menackers met with Colleen Rosica, personal moving consultant for Erickson Realty & Moving Services at Ann s Choice. Rosica assessed their staging needs in order to make their house more appealing to potential buyers and recommended trusted real estate agents and moving companies. To stage their home, Rosica gave the Menackers pointers on how to make their house inviting to potential buyers by removing the clutter and personal items, by neutralizing the setting with a coat of fresh white paint, and by brightening the house. When selling your house, you want to enable a potential buyer the ability to visualize themselves living there, Rosica says. With all of this help, our house sold in just a few days, Mr. Menacker says. Financial incentives The transition from one location to the next was seamless for the Menackers. They picked a mover off of Rosica s preferred list, and the drive from their old home in Yardley, Pa., to Ann s Choice took about 30 minutes. The movers did everything except unpack us, Mr. Menacker says. Another benefit of using Erickson Realty & Moving Services is the financial incentive. As per the Move On Us program, Mr. and Mrs. Menacker qualified for up to a $2,000 reimbursement toward their moving expenses, Rosica says. The Move On Us program provides the reimbursement for using Erickson Realty & Moving Services recommended resources. Since the Menackers used a preferred real estate agent, they received the reimbursement. The whole move cost us just $37! Mr. Menaker says. It s all part of Erickson s mission to make retiring easy. The decision for the Menackers to relocate to Ann s Choice was an easy one, and the help from Erickson Realty & Moving Services gave them the confidence to know that their decision was, in fact, the right one.

For more information on Erickson Realty & Moving Services, call 1-800-917-8643.