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And moving was stress-free for this Michigan resident

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March 27th, 2014
Fox Run
Fox Run

Barbara Lewis considers herself independent and self-sufficient. That’s why she decided to move from a condo in Birmingham, Mich., to Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., where she has a safe and supportive community and a home for life.

“I don’t have any family in the area, and it’s up to me to look out for myself,” Barbara says. “I was very happy in my life in Birmingham, but figured I should move while I am well.”

Barbara didn’t have to go it alone. As a prospective Fox Run resident, she was able to take advantage of Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a free program through which people moving to the community can access a suite of services, from real estate agent referrals and moving company recommendations to help with floor planning and interior decorating. Fox Run Personal Moving Consultant Mary Wolfe was on hand to offer professional assistance every step of the way.

Trusted referrals

Wolfe referred Barbara to a trusted real estate agent who had experience helping other Fox Run residents sell their homes. That referral proved valuable when Barbara’s condo sold in a single day.

“It was pretty amazing, even the Realtor was amazed,” Barbara says.

Wolfe also helped Barbara decide which pieces of furniture and household items she should keep and which to sell or donate. That process helped Barbara quickly become settled in her Fox Run apartment home.

“Mary Wolfe was a big help. She also brought someone from the interior decorating department. They did a floor plan for me and created a mock-up for where my furniture would go.”

Moving day can be extremely stressful, but for Fox Run residents, the process is usually pleasant, making the start of their new lives exciting. Wolfe connected Barbara with a trusted moving company as well as Moving Forward, a senior move management company that assists with packing and unpacking.

“They came in and did the packing and when the movers came the next day, Moving Forward came [to Fox Run] and got things where they should be because they had the floor plan,” Barbara says. “The movers and Moving Forward had everything in place by about 5 p.m. My bed was made; everything was settled in the kitchen and the bedroom—it was really wonderful.”