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Summer or anytime, the moving is easy

With the help of these selling and moving experts

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May 21st, 2013

Without Colleen Rosica s help during his move to Ann s Choice, Bill Karasch wouldn t have known where to turn. Rosica is the community s personal moving consultant. Her help is complimentary to members of the Ann s Choice priority list who are moving to the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa. Bill joined the list in early 2010. The date he joined established his place in line for the apartment home he wanted, a many-windowed Harrison-style that boasts a bay window, two bedrooms, and an eat-in kitchen. When two beautiful Harrison-style corner homes became available almost immediately, Bill sold his second home at the shore and donated the contents to charity. That was simple. Downsizing and selling his three-bedroom, Cape Cod house in Somerton, Pa., however, seemed overwhelming.

To the rescue

Rosica came to Bill s rescue with her resource book of referrals, a comprehensive list of preferred professionals with expertise in shouldering every aspect of a move. She engineered everything and was my crutch to lean on, he says. During two home visits, Rosica advised Bill about staging his house and measured the furniture he planned to bring to ensure that it would fit perfectly in his new home. She even found a special place for his china cupboard. It sits in an alcove between the two closets in Bill s second bedroom and displays his collection of Franklin Mint fire trucks. Throughout his moving process, Bill had two concerns: The first, actually a happy concern, was that he d lose downsizing time because so many prospective buyers came to tour his house. The second was what to do about his basement full of outdated but excellent workshop equipment and his large supply of wood. Rosica rescued him again. The Ann s Choice woodshop group took the wood, and one of Rosica s preferred referrals, an eBay expert, posted Bill s equipment on eBay where it sold in three days. That was a big load off my mind, says Bill. His house, listed with an Erickson Living-preferred real estate agent, sold quickly, and before the closing, another preferred vendor gave the house a thorough cleaning. Bill moved to Ann s Choice that October and has been living stress- and maintenance-free ever since.