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What is Devonshire’s priority list?

Q&A with Sales Director Wendy Paige

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December 19th, 2014
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Now that Devonshire at PGA National is owned and operated by Baltimore-based Erickson Living, a national leader in senior housing, interest in the Palm Beach Gardens retirement community is skyrocketing.

Situated on 26 lush and verdant acres, Devonshire is known for its luxurious lifestyle, large apartment homes, and ultra-spacious closets. 

Continuing that tradition, Erickson Living is in the midst of a huge project to update the community’s available apartments. 

As word spreads about that construction, more and more people are scheduling appointments to tour Devonshire’s model apartment styles. 

At this pace, the most popular of the community’s 30 different floor plans may soon sell out, says Sales Director Wendy Paige. But she adds that people who join Devonshire’s priority list can shorten their wait for the apartment home they desire. 

She recently answered these questions about the priority list.

Q: What is Devonshire’s priority list?

A: It’s a way of saving your place in line for a home at Devonshire. Joining the list gives you first right of refusal on available apartments that meet your desired specifications.

The date you join is your priority list date, and you can join without requesting a specific floor plan. 

Your date never changes, and it will apply at any of Erickson Living’s 17 other communities. In fact, we’ve heard from priority list members at some of those other communities who are interested in perhaps living at Devonshire. 

Q: How does the list work?

A: When an apartment home becomes available, the sales department calls the priority list member who has the earliest date. If that person isn’t yet ready to move and passes on the home, staff will call the next name, and so on down the list. 

If you’re called and you pass on the apartment, you still maintain your place in line.

Q: Is there a cost to join?

A: There is a $1,000 deposit that is fully refundable or is applied toward the cost of your entrance fee. There’s also a $150-per-person application fee, but we’re waiving that if you join by January 31.

Q: Are there other benefits to joining the list?

A: Absolutely! You’ll receive invitations to exclusive priority list parties, workshops, and private events that will give you a taste of the exceptional lifestyle you’ll experience at Devonshire and will let you meet and become friends with your future neighbors. 

You’ll also gain preferred access to award-winning care at Chatsworth, Devonshire’s continuing care neighborhood, should you need rehabilitation, assisted living, or skilled nursing prior to your move (FL skilled nursing facility license #SNF 130471003; FL assisted living facility licence #AL 9586). 

Q: What’s the most important thing to know about joining?

A: Join the list earlier rather than later because you want to be at the top of the list when you’re ready to move. 

Some residents who moved in prior to Erickson Living and its priority list have told me they waited from 1 to 3 years for their specific apartment home. 

Joining the list can help you move on your schedule instead of having to wait.