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The support was wonderful'

Denver couple sells house in four days

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April 24th, 2015
Wind Crest resident
Wind Crest resident

George and Blandine Sevier are proof positive that the real estate market is back and booming. When they decided to forgo home and yard maintenance for a more leisurely pace, they sold their Denver house in just four days. 

But they didn’t do it alone.

What could have been an overwhelming process was made less stressful with the help of Erickson Realty and Moving Services and Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg. The Seviers chose to move to an Erickson Living community in Colorado—Wind Crest—which provides complimentary moving assistance to all new residents. 

Easier than expected

“It went much better than I had expected,” says Blandine, who was admittedly anxious about the move. 

For George, who was more accustomed to job-related relocation, “the support was wonderful.”

Brandenburg visited the couple in their house, assessed their belongings, and recommended an estate sale company, real estate agent, and moving company.

“My job is to facilitate the moving process and make it as painless as possible,” Brandenburg says. She provides a list of recommended moving-related vendors, helps with furniture placement, and coordinates the move-in plan.

“It’s truly a wonderful service that people appreciate,” she says. “Many people are so overwhelmed with the idea of moving that they put it off. Our services make it much more manageable.” 

Perfect fit

Brandenburg helped the Seviers choose furniture from their old house that would fit well in their new home. After they sold their living room suite and some additional pieces at an estate sale, they ordered Amish-made pieces that would fit well in their new living room and compliment their existing teak furniture. 

Blandine, a French professor at University of Colorado at Denver who loves to read, had collected thousands of books over the years. While they sold many of them at the estate sale—including between 300 and 400 cookbooks—they were still able to bring 14 bookshelves with them to their new apartment. With Brandenburg’s help, the couple placed the bookshelves around the apartment so they compliment the décor rather than clutter the space. 

“We really like the apartment. Everyone was so supportive during the moving process, and we have wonderful neighbors. We are glad that we moved here,” says Blandine.