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Working together to make your move effortless

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April 6th, 2016

As personal moving consultant at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Northern Virginia, I’ve helped hundreds of people downsize and move. If there’s one thing my clients tell me most often, it’s that they didn’t realize the full extent of the services available to them, or how smooth the process could be. While no move is ever 100% stress-free, your personal moving consultant has the resources to make it as effortless as possible. 

A team approach, tailored to you

When you move to an Erickson Living community, you never have to go it alone. Your personal moving consultant has a wealth of reliable professionals and resources right at her fingertips, including real estate agents, downsizers, contractors, movers, appraisers, lawyers, and even title companies. You don’t have to use every service we offer. Instead, your consultant can recommend services that will be most valuable to you and assemble a team based on your location and needs. Think of it as your own customized moving plan. 

Only the most trusted professionals

When I offer to connect my clients to a local downsizer or a real estate agent, their first response is relief. Their second response is to ask, “How do I know I can trust this person?” Prior to joining our team, each vendor is exhaustively vetted and trained. They must also subscribe to the best practices of the community. As a former real estate broker, I’ve worked with many of my vendors for more than 30 years, so I know they’ll get the job done right.  

How to take the first step

If you’re a member of the priority list, you can schedule a complimentary home visit with your community’s personal moving consultant. During the visit, she’ll come right to your door to make some recommendations and help you get started. If you haven’t yet joined the priority list, you may want to consider it as an option. Remember, the sooner you start planning ahead, the smoother your move will be.


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