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Clean and neutral: the perfect color

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July 31st, 2009

When Michael and Palma Pollio moved from the Silverton section of Toms River to Seabrook this summer, they found that using the community s Move on Us program aff orded them the benefi ts of an Erickson community even before they moved in. The program, which offers referrals to trusted real estate professionals, stagers, and moving companies, is free to anyone moving to a participating Erickson community. Everything went really well, and we were given a [real estate agent] who helped us to sell our home faster and for a fair price, says Mrs. Pollio. We were in Toms River for 25 years, and our friends told us about how wonderful it is at Seabrook so we wanted to come here. Going back to a blank slate Originally from Westchester, N.J., the Pollios say that they arranged their home like most people do by expressing themselves through travels, collections, family photos, favorite colors, and unique tastes. But when it came time to sell their house, they learned that they had to create the opposite: a clean, neutral background that buyers could see as their own. All the walls were painted neutral (white), and we gave some of our furniture to our grandchildren, Mrs. Pollio says. We put up new blinds and carpeting that were also neutral. Everything was great, and we sold the place! Living a colorful life Now that the Pollios have sold their house and moved to their new apartment home at Seabrook, they ve been taking advantage of all of the amenities that life at an Erickson community off ers, like transportation to area food stores and other local destinations on the community s shuttle buses. We just love the bus rides, Mrs. Pollio says. My husband and I love the meals, and we ve even been to a movie on campus. Not bad huh? Not bad for the fi rst few months, but with a variety of activities, clubs, and social groups at Seabrook, the Pollios are just getting started.