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The scoop on Eagle’s Trace

Q&A with Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder

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December 19th, 2014
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Trace is West Houston’s most popular address for vibrant retirement living. The Erickson Living community offers small-town charm and amenities, as well as a full continuum of care right on campus. Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder recently sat down with the Tribune to share tips for securing the most desirable apartments and the easiest way to experience all that Eagle’s Trace has to offer.


Q. Why is the Erickson lifestyle so appealing?

Schroeder: In a word, it simplifies life. For many seniors, the chores associated with owning a home become increasingly burdensome. When something big needs repair, like the roof or an air conditioning unit, it can feel overwhelming. Turning loose of those responsibilities frees up our residents to focus on the activities they enjoy. 


Q. What about the financial implications of moving to Eagle’s Trace?

Schroeder: Many of our residents are surprised to find their monthly expenses are actually less than when they lived in their previous homes. Our monthly service package includes all utilities except telephone, flexible dining plans, and maintenance. It keeps expenses predictable and eliminates the stress of having to budget for annual bills like property taxes and homeowner’s association dues.


Q. Eagle’s Trace is 99% sold out. How can prospective residents get the apartments they want?

Schroeder: You’re right. We have very limited inventory right now. The best way for prospective residents to secure their preferred apartment style is to join the priority list. Priority list members put down a $1,000 fully refundable deposit to reserve their place in line for the apartment home of their choice. When their desired floor plan becomes available, they have first right of refusal based on the date they joined the priority list. 


Q. Are there other benefits to joining the priority list?

Schroeder: Absolutely! Our priority list members receive invitations to exclusive events at Eagle’s Trace; they’re the first to learn about special incentives and new construction; and they have access to our on-site medical center. Priority list members can also take advantage of our Live the Life program, which lets them experience life at the community before they move in.


Q. Tell us more about the Live the Life program.

Schroeder: When prospective residents join the priority list, we send them an all-access pass to stay in one of our guest suites for up to three nights, dine in our restaurants, take part in our resident-run clubs, get pampered at our day spa, and even join our residents for off-campus outings. There’s no better way to meet people and get a feel for what the Erickson lifestyle is really like.


Q. What is the next step for someone who’s interested in moving to Eagle’s Trace?

Schroeder: I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet received our large, color brochure to call the sales office and request a free copy. It’s full of information about our amenities, floor plans, financial structure, realty and moving program, and our continuing care neighborhood. For those who would like to visit the campus, I’d be more than happy to sit down over coffee and answer any questions.

To request a brochure or schedule a visit with Jodie Schroeder, call the Eagle’s Trace sales office at 281-661-1443.