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Soft landing after whirlwind move

Massachusetts woman makes a swift but well-planned move to Linden Ponds

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August 22nd, 2014
Susan Eisenhauer
Susan Eisenhauer

“Do you want to spend the winter here?” Susan Eisenhauer remembers her real estate agent asking. It was September, and Susan could foresee the ice dams and snowbanks outside her home of 30 years in Wayland, Mass. 

“Absolutely not,” was her response.

What ensued was a “whirlwind” says Susan as she made her way to . Based on recommendations from Linden Ponds Personal Moving Consultant Lynne Ford and Senior Sales Associate Maureen Brennan, Susan used a moving company that helped her sort through her belongings and find homes for everything she wasn’t planning to take from the three-bedroom house. The company coordinated work on the house before staging it for sale.

“They were the most efficient, pleasant, and understanding people I’ve met,” says Susan.

Above the asking price

Approximately two weeks after Susan’s conversation with her Linden Ponds-recommended real estate agent, the house went on the market. The next day, Susan had offers above the asking price.

In the two months leading up to her move, Susan worked with Laura Chappell from Linden Ponds’ Custom Interiors to customize her two-bedroom, Fairmont-style apartment. Susan had hardwood floors installed throughout and worked with Chappell to choose window shades, bathroom tiles, and paint. 

Susan and her two cats, Bonnie and Clyde, made the move in mid-December, the day of the season’s first snowstorm.

“It was like I blinked and it was all done and I was here,” Susan says. 

Though the move was swift, Susan did her research before choosing Linden Ponds. That’s no surprise given Susan’s long career in journalism, most recently as associate director of the Communications and Media Studies Program at Tufts University.

Susan has wasted little time getting involved in the Linden Ponds community. She is an editor for the LIFE @Linden Ponds electronic magazine and a member of the Scholarship Committee, Unitarian group, fitness center, Linden Ponds Singers, and cat club, among other activities. 

“It’s never going to be a boring day around here,” she says.