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Imagine an easy move

Realty, moving services make the difference for Maryland couple

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April 6th, 2016
Riderwood residents Allen and Natalie Slutsky

Riderwood residents Allen and Natalie Slutsky

“I have never had something so easy in my entire life.” That’s how Natalie Slutsky describes her recent move to Riderwood. The whole process went off without a hitch, thanks to the assistance she had through Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a special program through which new community members can access a suite of services, from real estate agent referrals and moving company recommendations to help with floor planning and interior decorating.

Natalie and her husband Allen worked with Riderwood Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Hill, who connected them to several trusted professionals. To sell their Owings Mills, Md., condo, the Slutskys used real estate professional Lou Bivona, who has helped many other Riderwood residents sell properties in the past. The condo was sold within eight days.

“That was like a miracle,” Natalie says. “[The buyer] came, she liked it, and there was no problem whatsoever.”

Team approach

To help pare down their belongings, Hill connected Natalie and Allen to Let’s Move, a local downsizing company that frequently works with Riderwood residents. “They came and helped us decide what to get rid of, and then they came and took care of getting rid of it for us,” Natalie says.

The Slutskys chose a two-bedroom, Fairmont-style apartment home at Riderwood. They had a second bathroom added to the unit and worked with the Custom Interiors department to create a dining area and install extra shelving in the closets.

“I really have enough room for everything,” Natalie says. 

When their moving day arrived, Natalie and Allen were well prepared because they’d been working with Hill throughout the process. They had decided which furniture and household items they would keep and had worked out a floor plan to arrange everything perfectly in their new home. They used Riderwood’s preferred moving company to handle the packing and unpacking, which made the moving process pleasant rather than stressful.

“They were wonderful; people came and took care of everything,” Natalie says. “By the time they were done, it was like we had been here forever.”

Natalie and Allen were settled at Riderwood just before a big snowstorm hit the Washington area, so they were enjoying the season instead of dealing with harsh winter weather. 

“Right now, we can go and do whatever we want, but it’s nice that we also have things to do right here,” Natalie says.