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In good hands

Oak Crest removes the ‘worry’ when it comes to selling, moving, settling in

Created date

May 21st, 2013

When Barb Muhler joined the Oak Crest priority list in 2006, the real estate market was booming and houses were selling like hotcakes. But by 2012, when Barb was ready to sell her Timonium, Md., condo and move, she wasn t sure what to expect. The market was slow, and it appeared that homes weren t selling, says Barb. I told the sales staff at Oak Crest that I couldn t move until I sold my condo. They told me, Don t worry; we ll take care of it. Barb went ahead with her plans, selected her apartment home at Oak Crest, and left the sale of her condo to the experts. The outcome: her condo sold in one day! At the time, I was still on the fence wondering if I was doing the right thing, she says. When my real estate agent told me we had a buyer after the first day, I said, Okay, Lord, I get the message; this is what I m supposed to do.

Moving experts

With the help of Oak Crest Personal Moving Consultant Ashley Ruth, Barb hired a moving company on Oak Crest s list of trusted selling and moving professionals. Ashley came to my condo with a magnetic board a floor plan of my apartment, says Barb. She helped me determine where things would fit. That was a big, big help. The movers also did an excellent job. They packed everything and put it away. They even made my bed for me! Barb says she was surprised at how even more spacious her new two-bedroom apartment is now that she s moved in and especially appreciates the maintenance-free aspect of life at the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. My bedroom is quite large, says Barb. I use my second bedroom as a den, and I have a very large kitchen too. Living here is worry-free. If I have a problem, I just call maintenance, and they come and take care of it. Since settling in a year ago, Barb uses the on-site fitness center and has joined the chorus. I m busier now than I ever was before, says Barb. I think having the chance to be so active here really keeps you younger. I love it!