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Second-generation move made easy

Erickson Realty and Moving Services to the rescue

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January 25th, 2011

Paul and Ann Kulp knew firsthand the many benefits of the Erickson Living lifestyle. Mrs. Kulp s mother had lived at Erickson Living s Charlestown campus in Catonsville, Md., in the late 1990s. What they didn t know was how helpful Erickson Realty and Moving Services would be in their July 2010 move to Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. Paul and I chose Greenspring because it was the Erickson Living community closest to where we were living. We already knew several dozen residents through previous contacts and attended several open houses, all of which confirmed our decision. By attending the Greenspring open houses, the Kulps learned about the many resources available to help them in their move. We had no idea Erickson Realty and Moving Services would be so helpful and efficient, says Mr. Kulp.

Getting the house ready

In preparation for their upcoming move, Greenspring s personal moving consultant, Anna Greves, visited the Kulps in their Annandale home. In addition to providing the couple with a list of recommended movers, Greves made suggestions on how best to prepare their house for sale. She advised us not to do any major upgrades but to improve certain areas in noticeable ways, says Mrs. Kulp. It was perfect advice for us. She also provided us with the names of competent workers in different fields who could assist with the work we needed at a reasonable price. After the meeting, the couple chose Erickson Realty and Moving Services recommended real estate agent Linda Maxwell from Long and Foster. She was outstanding, says Mr. Kulp. She understood our situation very clearly and made superb suggestions for showing the house. We made it clear that we were not interested in staging and she agreed. She also assisted us at closing when the buyer didn t have adequate paperwork. She is a superb real estate agent whom we highly recommend. Within four days of putting their house on the market, the Kulps had three offers allowing them to sell for above their asking price.

On to the move

It was then time for the couple to turn their attention to packing and moving. Again they turned to Erickson Realty and Moving Services for help. We chose a recommended mover who was very reasonable, says Mrs. Kulp. We were packed in one day and moved in the next. Since their move, the Kulps have found it very easy to settle into their new life at Greenspring. We both enjoy visiting the fitness center, says Mr. Kulp. We have taken advantage of movies, plays, the Health Fair, and Village Church. And Ann plans to try pickleball, tennis, and bowling. The service we received from Erickson Realty and Moving Services was excellent, says Mrs. Kulp. We appreciated the ease of being in touch with recommended and reliable sources. It saved us time locating and interviewing other firms. We would strongly urge people to take advantage of the available services.