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‘Move first, sell later’

A successful strategy with help from Erickson Realty and Moving Services

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March 20th, 2012

Let s face it. Moving requires a lot of decision-making: What furniture should I take? How do I choose a real estate agent? What can I do to ensure that my house is ready for the market? And that s just the tip of the iceberg. Any time someone makes a move, it requires careful planning and expert assistance, says Gail Wrzesinski, personal moving consultant at Springs, an Erickson Living community in North Dallas. That s where we come in. Wrzesinski s services, as well as referrals to a large network of moving professionals, are complimentary for anyone moving to an Erickson Living community through the Realty and Moving Services program. I can recommend trusted real estate agents, home stagers, and moving companies, says Wrzesinski. I also visit prospective residents in their house and help them decide what furniture will fit in their new apartment homes.

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Pat and Gwen Carpenter first visited Highland Springs in 2007. The couple lived in Fate, just east of Dallas. As we learned more about Highland Springs, we became aware of the resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services, says Pat. When we got ready to move, we knew that help was available. Opting for a move first, sell later strategy, the couple settled into theirapartmentat Highland Springs before listing their home with an Erickson Realty and Moving Services preferred real estate agent. Wrzesinski visited the Carpenters in their Fate home before they moved, helping them identify which items would go with them, and designing a layout for furniture placement. Once they moved, Kelly Neville, an Erickson Realty and Moving Services recommended home stager, arranged the Carpenters remaining furniture to maximize the house s appeal to buyers. The team approach worked. Their house was under contract less than two weeks after it hit the market. We were surprised at how quickly our house sold, says Pat, a retired life insurance salesman. It was evident that the professionals Gail recommended knew what they were doing.