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Two years early proves right time to move

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August 24th, 2010

Longtime friends Mary Tomulet and Nancy Bond agreed that in 2012 they would move from the Denver home they shared for over a decade to Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community 20 miles southeast in Highlands Ranch. I m a very active person, but I have low vision and the house was just becoming more than I could handle, says Tomulet, who owned the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house. I had to hire someone to mow the lawn and clean the gutters. I thought that living at Wind Crest would allow me to be even more independent. Tomulet and Bond had joined the Wind Crest priority list to reserve their spot in line for an apartment home and planned to have more than enough time to get the house in order when the unexpected happened. Not too long after we joined the priority list, we received a call from the sales office that someone who had reserved the same apartment style that we were waiting for had a change in plans, says Tomulet. They invited us to come in and take a look. At first, I was hesitant because we weren t planning on moving for another two years. But we decided to take a look anyway. Bond, who was born and raised in Colorado, had her heart set on a corner apartment home with lots of windows and a view of the mountains. We came out and took one look at the apartment and knew instantly it was exactly what we wanted, says Tomulet. It had a double exposure and every single window had a view of the mountains. It looked like someone hung a painting out the window. It was just gorgeous! So we figured why wait? and decided to go ahead and bump our plans up and move.

Ace in the hole

The rest, as they say, is history. In November 2009, with the help of Personal Moving Consultant Kate Dukes, the two friends put the two-story, 1,800-square-foot house up for sale and began downsizing. Dukes introduced the duo toErickson Realty & Moving Services, an Erickson-wide program that combines the service of real estate agents, professional home stagers, movers, and other moving resources into one comprehensive, personalized service for people moving to anErickson community. I have to admit, I was a little nervous, says Tomulet. I had lived there twenty-some years so I knew when we put the house on the market it needed some stuff done. I was afraid we wouldn t be able to get everything finished in time and worried about how we would move ourselves. But Kate called and said, Mary, you have nothing to worry about. We have all the help you need. And I tell you she was right. She put us in touch with people nice people who did great work and didn t charge an arm and a leg to do repairs and necessary updates in order to sell the house. Tomulet had wood floors and granite countertops installed, the interior of the house painted, and the carpets cleaned. Dukes also arranged for a home stager to come in and declutter the house. The stagers were great! says Tomulet. They used our furniture and just decluttered and opened up the rooms by rearranging things differently. It looked so good when they were finished, I almost reconsidered moving. In no time at all, the preparation paid off and a few short months later, Tomulet accepted an offer on her house. I still can t believe how quickly everything went, says Tomulet. Everything flowed so smoothly, it s as if it was meant to be. Now, five months later, Tomulet and Bond couldn t be happier. They offer these words of wisdom: If you re thinking about moving toWind Crest, look into it. Put your fears aside don t let them paralyze you from doing something that you want to do. With all of the helpWind Crestprovides you, it can happen.Wind Cresthas exceeded our expectations. We thought it was going to be great and it turned out to be even greater than that.

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