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‘Ann’s Choice 101’

The nuts and bolts of moving to Ann’s Choice

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December 15th, 2014
The Ann’s Choice sales staff will welcome guests to its Jan. 8 sales expo and luncheon. (Clockwise from top left) Deborah Olcese, Michele Schupak-Finegan, Colleen Rosica, Sharon McGrody, Marie Dmoch, Susan Breish, and Maria Seva.
The Ann’s Choice sales staff will welcome guests t

During special sales events and luncheons at Ann’s Choice, EricksonLiving’s community in Bucks County, Pa., guests sample its delicious cuisine, learn about its myriad amenities, and tour a selection of apartment homes.  

At an “Ann’s Choice 101” seminar this summer, Sales Director Deborah Olcese and Personal Moving Consultant Colleen Rosica provided a wealth of additional insights. They led participants through the simple, sequential steps involved in moving to the community.

“The seminar was so detailed that it was like a personal appointment but with 40 people at one time,” says Olcese. “No one left afterward. The questions just kept coming.”

Step by step

The first step to moving is joining the priority list at Ann’s Choice (see sidebar). 

For participants who were already priority list members, the seminar was a refresher course and seemed to fire their enthusiasm for taking the next step, reserving an available apartment home. 

“Ann’s Choice is a community of more than 2,000 people, and even though we have an average occupancy of 98%, there is usually a selection of homes available,” says Olcese. “Theoretically, a person could join the list and reserve their home that day.” 

After people reserve, within a week or two, they take the third step of a wellness review by an Ann’s Choice social worker and a financial review by the sales office. 

The next step is for reservists to list their house. It’s also time for them to select additional custom interior finishes, if desired, for their new home.

“Our track record is to get people settled within 60 days of reserving a home,” Olcese says. “But with the resources we have, we’ve been able to help folks get into their maintenance-free home within 30 days.”

At settlement, reservists’ keys are available for pickup, their monthly service package begins, and the balance of their 90% refundable entrance deposit on their new home is due. 

Just as Ann’s Choice provides guidance throughout the moving process, it offers reservists options in paying for the new home. 

People have the option to pay 10% of the home’s price when they reserve and 90% when they settle. Or they can put down 0% and pay 100% when they settle. As a third option, if they signed an interest-free, 30-day promissory note because their payment will come from their house sale, they may move in at settlement but must pay off the note within 30 days. 

Moving day is the final step to becoming an Ann’s Choice resident and living the maintenance- and worry-free lifestyle they’ve anticipated and deserve.



New Year’s resolution no. 1

Resolve now to attend the Ann’s Choice Sales and Downsizing Expo and luncheon in Keystone Clubhouse on Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. 

The “Ann’s Choice 101” seminar detailing the simple steps involved in moving to the community will highlight the program. 

The event will also include tours of sample apartment homes and information booths by our preferred real estate and moving partners. 

Call the Ann’s Choice sales office at 1-800-401-9069 to RSVP.



Joining the priority list

The Ann’s Choice priority list is key to moving to the community in a timely manner. All it takes to join is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee.

“The day you join is your priority list date, and everyone who joins after you is behind you in line,” says Ann’s Choice Sales Director Deborah Olcese. “Imagine a line of 240 people with 20 new people joining each month. 

“When two people want to move to the same home within the same timeframe, which often happens at Ann’s Choice, the person on the list with the earlier priority date gets the first phone call about that home,” she adds. 

Members also receive invitations to special events where they can meet their future neighbors. 

“The events are educational, fun, and feature great food and camaraderie,” Olcese says. “The more you visit, the more you develop a comfort level with living here.”

When members decide to move, Personal Moving Consultant Colleen Rosica provides complimentary assistance throughout the process, including referrals to preferred vendors such as real estate agents, downsizers, and appraisers.