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Third time’s the charm

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April 26th, 2011

For Hugh Herndon and his wife, Betty, the third time proved the charm when it came to moving. We joined the Highland Springs priority list before the community was even built, says Mr. Herndon. But the timing wasn t right when Highland Springs opened in 2006. In 2008, it was the same story. My wife and I are both ordained ministers, and we were so busy we didn t have time to think about moving, says the northeast Texas state director for World Ministry Fellowship. But after meeting with Highland Springs Sales Counselor Christina Christie and Personal Moving Consultant Gail Wrzesinski, the couple felt ready to move forward. One reason for the green light? Erickson Realty and Moving Services a program launched in 2008 to assist prospective Erickson Living residents with the moving process. The more we learned about Erickson Realty and Moving Services, the more we felt it could help us make the transition, says Mr. Herndon. Gail put us in touch with a real estate agent, a home stager, and a moving company, he adds. We were so eager to move that I think we had all three of them working at our house at the same time.

Move first, sell later

Moving first enabled us to clear out the furnishings the stager wasn t using and helped the house feel more open, says Mrs. Herndon. The Herndons accepted an offer six weeks after their house hit the market and closed a month later. Now the couple is busy settling into their new life at Highland Springs, combining their ministry activities with new opportunities at the community. One of the reasons we chose the Worthington floor plan was the den, says Mr. Herndon. I plan to do some counseling from our home, and I need a quiet, private place to meet with people. Mrs. Herndon, for her part, has joined a weekly women s Bible study that meets on campus. We re still unpacking, she says. But it s starting to feel like home.