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Sold—in one day!

Thanks to expert help, says Delaware couple

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February 26th, 2013

If downsizing is holding you back from moving to a carefree life at Maris Grove, Erickson Living s community in Delaware County, Pa., consider the Davises experience. Marie and her husband Robert moved to Maris Grove last November, just five months after they d started downsizing from 50-plus years in a large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home in Wilmington, Del. They d joined Maris Grove s priority list, which gave them the right of first refusal on an available apartment home based on their priority list date, plus the complimentary services of Personal Moving Consultant Suzanne McAllister and her list of preferred real estate and moving professionals. Maris Grove really helped simplify things, says Marie. Suzy gave us names for every issue we might encounter.

Coordinated effort

McAllister visited the couple in June to assess their situation and help them decide what to bring to their beautiful Keswick-style apartment home at Maris Grove. Its spacious floor plan in the community s new Eagle Pointe residence building features a large bedroom, a bath and a half, a fantastic kitchen, a family room, and a great room. The Davises had major clutter to deal with, but a senior move manager from McAllister s list of trusted vendors got them through it. That was a tremendous benefit, says Marie. I needed the pushes they gave us. When McAllister and the Davises preferred real estate agent advised painting the house, Marie selected a firm from McAllister s list. Using soft neutral colors, the painters transformed every wall, even the paneled ones. Marie was thrilled. Decluttered and freshly painted, the house sold in one day. Houses listed with Maris Grove s preferred agents routinely sell faster. Last year, 23 of the people who used one sold their houses in less than a week. On moving day, a recommended firm packed like crazy all morning and moved us in the afternoon, Marie says. The next thing I knew, I was in the middle of the apartment and the furniture was all in place. She s especially happy to no longer lug laundry baskets up and down two flights of stairs. Maris Grove s one-level living includes a washer and dryer in every apartment home.