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July 31st, 2015
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The end of summer is a great time to be on the priority list at , the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J. The community’s sales team has planned several exciting events exclusively for priority list members.

“The priority list allows people who want to move to Cedar Crest to reserve an apartment home when they are ready, but membership has tons of other great benefits, as well,” says Sales Counselor Ruth Phillips.

The events highlight these additional priority list benefits through the fall. 

August: Open house

The events kick off on August 22 with an exclusive tour of available apartment homes. Priority list members will have the opportunity to picture themselves in each home on the tour and may even reserve the home on the spot. 

“We had a similar event in May, and five homes were reserved that very day,” says Sales Associate and Events Coordinator Kelly Tapp. “So it’s an event you don’t want to miss if you want to move to Cedar Crest and start enjoying the lifestyle before the weather turns cold.”

Tapp says priority list members have the advantage of viewing and reserving available homes before anyone else. But, she adds, people who can’t attend the open house can schedule an appointment for a personal tour of campus and apartment homes. 

September: Wine tasting and tour

On September 9, priority list members will nosh on wine and cheese while getting a taste for community life, too. 

Resident ambassadors will provide insight into daily life and answer questions from an insider’s point of view. Priority list members will also have the opportunity to mingle and get acquainted with potential neighbors.

“This event is a nice, low-key way for potential residents to get acclimated to the community, our amenities, and their future neighbors,” Tapp says. “It’s all about making connections, talking with people, and experiencing everything Cedar Crest has to offer.”

September–November: Realty and moving series

Perhaps the most anticipated event series takes place September 22, October 27, and November 24. Priority list members will have the exclusive opportunity to work with Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor in a series of workshops aimed at simplifying the entire moving process.

Connor will introduce and explain Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a program for priority list members that offers complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, including downsizing, home staging, packing, and selection of a real estate professional. 

“One of the biggest roadblocks to someone reserving an apartment home is the overwhelming task of downsizing,” Connor says. “But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s why I’m here to help, and that’s what our fall event series is all about.”

Connor will give downsizing tips like “start with the linen closet” and other secrets to simple solutions. She’ll explain her services and how they can help priority list members move forward and reserve an apartment home by overcoming their hurdles. 

“If you’re ready to move but feel overwhelmed with the prospect of downsizing and packing, these events are for you,” Connor says.

Priority list membership

Events like these are some of the greatest benefits of priority list membership. 

Not a priority list member yet? All it takes to join is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150 per-person nonrefundable application fee. 

When prospective residents submit their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. As apartment homes become available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on the date they joined. 

Once they’ve joined the priority list, they can reserve a home when it’s their turn.

“More and more people are finding out why the lifestyle at Cedar Crest is unparalleled. There simply isn’t another place that offers the services and amenities that people find here,” says Phillips. “One couple who recently moved commented to me how excited they are ‘to move to a community where there are people just like me.’”

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