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Selling and moving, simplified

Q&A with retirement expert

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June 19th, 2012

Making decisions about retirement living can be complex, but Fox Run Sales Counselor Carolyn Ives helps make the process easier. She lends her many years of expertise to help prospective residents navigate every step of the moving process. Ives also utilizes an Erickson Living program called Erickson Realty and Moving Services. The program equips Ives with resources to make selling and moving easier than ever. We caught up with Ives for her answers to some frequently asked questions about the program. Here s what she had to say: Q What is Erickson Realty and Moving Services? A: Erickson Realty and Moving Services was created more than five years ago to help people sell their houses in order to move to Fox Run more quickly and easily than they anticipated. Through our program, we refer people to a trusted network of professionals, including real estate agents, stagers, downsizers, appraisers, packers, and movers. All of these services are managed by Personal Moving Consultant Mary Wolfe. People who have used Erickson Realty and Moving Services to move to Fox Run sold their houses three and a half times faster than those who do not. Q How much does Erickson Realty and Moving Services cost? A: The coordination of services and management of the process by Mary Wolfe is free to people moving to Fox Run. The standard real estate agent fee is still applicable with the agent who sells your home. For using a preferred agent, you can receive a $2,000 reimbursement toward moving expenses. Q Why has Erickson Realty and Moving Services been so successful for Fox Run? A: Fox Run started the program because of the strong need to help people sell their homes in a volatile Detroit metropolitan housing market. Erickson Realty and Moving Services gives people moving to Fox Run the support and confidence to sell their homes quicker than they ever anticipated. It also takes the burden off of family members. Typically, when people come to a personal appointment with me to reserve a Fox Run apartment home, they are already aware of Erickson Realty and Moving Services because so many of their friends have used it successfully when they moved to the community. In fact, we receive numerous requests from people who are selling their house to move across the country and want Erickson Realty and Moving Services to manage their house sale all because of the reputation that has been built over the last five-plus years. However, this is a complimentary service we offer only to people moving to Fox Run. Q Can Erickson Realty and Moving Services help people before they make a reservation to move to Fox Run? A: We work with members of our exclusive priority list who are waiting for their floor plan to become available because we have such a limited inventory at this time. Erickson Realty and Moving Services prepares their house for sale prior to it going on the market. Over the years, this service has helped people who consider themselves to be planners because when they make the decision to move to Fox Run, they are already so well prepared. Personal Moving Consultant Mary Wolfe has helped hundreds of people move to Fox Run. Now that Fox Run is more than 95% sold out, she spends a lot of time with our priority list members who are waiting for their floor plan to become available. Mary makes herself available to provide complimentary realty and moving assessments to prospective residents. Q What other advice can you share about using Erickson Realty and Moving Services? A: Because of Erickson Realty and Moving Services, I have seen hundreds of people make the move to Fox Run who at first said I don t know where to start or I ll never sell my house. We have helped people sell their houses three and a half times quicker than the average house on the market because of all the personalized service we provide and the strong network of real estate agents we work with. I highly encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity.

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