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Mission possible

For Charlestown’s sales counselor, making a positive difference in people’s lives comes naturally

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January 10th, 2017
Charlestown Sales Counselor Molly Fricker loves helping people learn about the Erickson Living lifestyle. Fricker, a newlywed, is shown here with husband Mike.

Charlestown Sales Counselor Molly Fricker loves helping people learn about the Erickson Living lifestyle. Fricker, a newlywed, is shown here with husband Mike.

Some people might see going from a career in social work to a career in sales as a bit of a leap, but not Molly Fricker. She’s passionate about helping people improve their lives. In fact, that’s exactly what attracted her to Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md. 

“For me, the transition from social work to sales was easy because I genuinely believe in the value of the lifestyle I’m selling,” says Fricker, who previously worked as a licensed clinical social worker at Riderwood, Charlestown’s sister community in Silver Spring, Md. 

“The mission of what we do here at Charlestown aligns well with the core mission of social work, which is making a positive difference in people’s lives,” she says,

Charlestown’s historic 110-acre campus features maintenance-free apartment homes, world-class amenities, such as an indoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as conveniences like on-site dining, banking, and medical care. 

A newlywed, Fricker recently went through the home selling and buying process herself. Through both her personal and professional experience, she is familiar with all aspects of the moving process, including selecting an apartment, selling a house, downsizing, finding a real estate agent, and hiring a moving company. She says she’s eager to share her expertise. 

“I feel very fortunate to be able to help people discover the value that Charlestown can add to their lives,” says Fricker. 

Seeing is believing 

Whether you know a move to Charlestown is in your future or you just want to know more, the first step is to schedule a personal appointment where you can familiarize yourself with the campus and all that the community offers, says Fricker.

“The best advice I can give is to come visit. Our website and brochure are wonderful tools to introduce you to Charlestown, but you really have to see it in person to experience the energy and warmth of the community and the people who live here,” says Fricker. 

“It’s not uncommon for people to think they shouldn’t schedule an appointment unless they are really serious about moving,” she continues. “But really, the whole purpose of an appointment is so that we can equip you with the knowledge you need to have an accurate understanding of what the community is so you can make an informed decision.” 

Fricker also encourages people to speak with the people who already call Charlestown home. 

“The first time you visit Charlestown, one of the things that will stand out to you is that the people who live here are extraordinarily friendly and welcoming,” says Fricker. “They have already been through the process and can share their first-hand, personal experience of what it’s really like to live at Charlestown.” 

Planning ahead

Fricker also emphasizes the importance of joining Charlestown’s priority list.  

“The priority list is an important planning tool for people who are thinking of moving to Charlestown in the future,” says Fricker. “The sooner you join, the higher the likelihood your desired apartment will be available when you are ready to move. Joining the priority list also gives you the opportunity to attend special events that are offered exclusively to our priority list members.” 

Plus, Fricker notes, priority list members have access to a variety of tools and services to help them prepare and plan their move, including a personal moving consultant, as part of Erickson Realty and Moving Services. 

“My job is just one piece of the puzzle,” says Fricker. “We have a great team here at Charlestown that will work closely together to help you every step of the way.” 

At the end of each day, Fricker says, she feels as though she is making an impact on people’s lives and considers it a privilege to be a part of such a significant life decision.   

“One of the most rewarding parts of this job,” she says, “is seeing someone I helped move to Charlestown a few months or years down the road who is now flourishing and thriving in our community.”