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An easier transition

Why some seniors are moving first, selling later

Created date

September 24th, 2013

Personal Moving Consultant Is selling your house all that stands between you and the lifestyle you want? Maybe it doesn t have to. Many seniors are opting to move to Ann s Choice, an Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa., before selling their existing residences. The payoff? A fast, easy transition free from many of the stresses of the sale.

The how

Some homeowners use funds from savings to enable them to move prior to selling their house, while others have positioned themselves with low-interest equity loans that can be paid off after their houses sell. As a personal moving consultant, I offer complimentary realty and moving services to people moving to Ann s Choice. Anyone making the move to an Erickson Living community has access to services like these from a friendly, professional consultant like me. For incoming residents who wish to move before they sell, I ll visit their previous residence after move-out and stage the home with any furnishings that may be left. Often, a fresh coat of paint and a professional carpet cleaning help sell the house as well. All buyers love a freshly painted room!

The why

Less stress.One advantage to moving prior to selling is that the homeowner will not be inconvenienced with real estate agents and buyers coming and going. Instead, homeowners can enjoy their new lifestyle while the details of selling their house are being taken care of for them. Clutter-free.Another advantage is that many homes actually sell faster once the homeowners have moved their belongings out of the house. This way, buyers can truly appreciate the size of each room and envision their furnishings in the space, and homeowners, with trusted referrals from Erickson Realty and Moving Services, can get chores like downsizing, packing, and unpacking out of the way first, so there is little left to do once the sale is complete. Expert help.Whether moving or selling first, people coming to an Erickson Living community have access to a network of real estate professionals, movers, and packers, through Erickson Realty and Moving Services. Your personal moving consultant will guide you every step of the way.