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A future at Wind Crest is still within your grasp

Q&A with Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux

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March 26th, 2013

Though Wind Crest is practically sold out, those considering a future move to the community still have a chance. Wind Crest s exclusive priority list enables anyone interested in moving to the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., to reserve a place in line for the apartment home of their choice. It could be just a few months down the road before it s available, so joining now gives prospective residents the best chance of getting the home and the retirement they want. Recently, the Tribune turned to Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux to get a better idea of what the priority list is all about.

Q What exactly is the priority list?

A: It literally is your foot in the door. Our apartment homes are always offered first to our priority list members before the general public; therefore, members can take advantage of these opportunities as they arise. If a priority list member s place in line comes up and they are contacted about an apartment home, they can tour it, reserve it, or pass on it; the latter then gives me permission to move to the next person in line. You re never penalized for passing on an apartment, and you will never lose your place in line. Over time, as people above you on the list move in, your name moves up closer to the top. Our priority list is organized by who wants what, when, and how by what a person s timeframe is for moving and what floor plan they want. Joining the priority list requires a $1,000 fully refundable deposit plus a one-time $150 non-refundable application fee. And the $1,000 is applied to the refundable entrance deposit for your new home when you move. As I said before, this is your opportunity to get the apartment home you want.

Q What are some other advantages to being a priority list member?

A: A lot of people will take the time they re on the list to really get to know the staff, future neighbors, services, food, and amenities of Wind Crest a little like trying the community on for size. Priority list members can stay on campus in one of our guest suites, and we cater their visit to their interests. This opportunity is the best way to learn about Wind Crest from the people who live here. Priority list members also have access to Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg, to help them with every step of their move. Beth assists future residents with everything from downsizing to advice on choosing a real estate agent and a moving company from Wind Crest s list of trusted vendors. Many people don t realize this service called Erickson Realty and Moving Services is available to them now as a priority list member.

Q Wind Crest is sold out. What would you say to the person who thinks there s no point in even trying to get in now?

A: We don t see the priority list as an insurance policy but rather as an assurance policy. At this point, to ever have the opportunity to move to Wind Crest, you must join the priority list. And with this, you get first right of refusal, meaning if any apartment home becomes available, priority list members are the first to be notified, and they re also the first notified of construction on a new neighborhood. We do have a healthy priority list, with 400 members, but not all 400 people are going to want the same floor plan or have the same move-in timeframe. At this point, it doesn t behoove you to wait.

Q Will priority list members have access to the continuing care neighborhood and its services when it opens?

A: Absolutely. When Mill Vista Lodge our continuing care building opens later this year, anyone on the priority list can take advantage of the levels of care being offered. Mill Vista Lodge will offer three levels of care: assisted living, memory care, plus short-term rehab and long-term nursing care.