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Ashby Ponds’ most trusted resource

Virginia couple praises personal moving consultant for their seamless move

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October 25th, 2016
Priority list members George and Bernice Rader experienced a stress-free move to Ashby Ponds this summer with the help and guidance of Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey.

Priority list members George and Bernice Rader experienced a stress-free move to Ashby Ponds this summer with the help and guidance of Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey.

“You just know when it’s time to move,” says George Rader. “We could no longer keep up with maintaining a big house. We looked at several retirement communities and were impressed with the large range of activities and services available at Ashby Ponds.” 

After 33 years in their single family house in Reston, Va., George and his wife Bernice took the first step and joined the Ashby Ponds priority list. As priority list members, they were introduced to Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey, who, once the couple was ready, made their move as stress-free and seamless as possible.

“Elizabeth was extremely helpful,” says George. “She visited us in our house and brought a drawing of our apartment home. She had magnets that represented our furniture, which we moved around until we decided where we wanted our belongings to go.

“She also helped us by providing a list of preferred vendors, including real estate agents, downsizing companies, and movers. And she helped with the little things, too, things that might fall through the cracks otherwise, such as filling out change of address forms.”

Accessing preferred vendors

George and Bernice chose one of Elizabeth’s preferred real estate agents and sold their house within a month.

“The real estate agent we chose also lives in Reston and knew our neighborhood well,” says George. “She was also familiar with working with people moving to Ashby Ponds. That gave us a great deal of confidence.”

With a signed contract in hand, the couple began preparing for their move into the deluxe two-bedroom, two-bath with patio Stratford apartment home they selected. 

“We really needed to downsize and Elizabeth suggested a terrific company to help us,” says George. “They came to our house several times. They also packed our belongings and unpacked for us once we arrived at Ashby Ponds. They worked very well with the moving company, also recommended by Elizabeth.”

On July 6, 2016, the Raders moved into their new home.

“Everyone has been very friendly,” says George. “I absolutely and with no hesitation recommend Elizabeth to anyone making the move to Ashby Ponds. She is a real asset.”

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