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Executive decision

Realty, moving services help Texas man map out his move

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December 20th, 2011

It doesn t take long for Edward Marshall to make decisions. Even life-changing decisions don t give him pause once he sets his mind in a particular direction. So when it came time to sell his Baytown house in favor of a maintenance-free apartment home, Edward was quick to map out his new address. I saw an advertisement for Eagle s Trace in the Houston Chronicle, says the retired area superintendent for Solvay North America. I paid a visit to the community and liked what I saw, particularly the walking trails around the lake. Choosing the right apartment proved to be another short assignment. Sales Counselor Patty Evans took Edward on a tour of available apartment homes. As soon as he stepped into a one-bedroom, one-bath Berkeley-style floor plan with a bay window, Edward was sold. I wasn t in the apartment five minutes before I knew I could be happy here, he says.

Making an action plan

Decision-making skills notwithstanding, when it came to coordinating the details of his move, Edward wasn t sure he was up to the task. I couldn t have begun to take care of it, says Edward. It was simply beyond me. Fortunately, with assistance offered through Erickson Realty and Moving Services, Edward had an arsenal of moving resources at his disposal. Armed with recommendations from Evans, Edward selected a real estate agent, a stager, and a moving company, all specialists in the senior moving industry. Evans also drove out to Edward s Baytown home and helped him identify which pieces would work in his new space. With a move-in date of September 30, 2011, Edward was true to form when it came to settling into his new apartment. A month later, he was 98% unpacked. The move went much more smoothly than I could have imagined, he says. I love to see him walking down the hall, smiling, says Evans. Edward took the initiative to make this change for himself, and it s turned out to be a change for the better. That s what makes my job worthwhile.

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