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‘A turnkey operation’

Moving assistance eases transition to maintenance-free living

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January 6th, 2017
Barbara Buehler enjoyed a seamless move to Highland Springs, thanks to Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

Barbara Buehler enjoyed a seamless move to Highland Springs, thanks to Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

Barbara Buehler’s home of 37 years in Plano, Tex., was packed full of memories.

“I hosted the annual New Year’s Eve party for our neighborhood,” says Barbara. “My house was also the last stop when my neighbors and I got together for progressive dinners.”

But for all the fond memories, Barbara’s four-bedroom, three-bath home with a swimming pool on a half-acre lot needed a great deal of maintenance.

“It was becoming more and more difficult to take care of the house by myself,” says Barbara, who retired in 2008 as the director of Allen Public Library. “I’ve had my eye on Highland Springs [the Erickson Living community in North Dallas] since it opened. I knew I would enjoy the active lifestyle without worrying about keeping up a house.”

North Texas’ sizzling real estate market was another consideration.

“I knew it was a great market and my home was going to sell,” says Barbara. “That definitely weighed in my decision to move.”

Suite of services

For those planning a move to an Erickson Living community, Erickson Realty and Moving Services offers resources to facilitate every aspect of the move, including a personal moving consultant who provides complimentary coordination of moving services.

“As a priority list member, I attended several events over the years where I met many of the preferred vendors who work with the sales team at Highland Springs,” says Barbara. “When I was ready to list my home, I chose Jane Clark, an Erickson Living-recommended real estate agent.”

Clark listed Barbara’s home on a Thursday afternoon in November 2015. 

“There were several showings that afternoon and into Friday and Saturday,” says Barbara. “Jane called me on Saturday afternoon and said she was going to close down the showings. I already had three offers over my asking price.”

To assist with the packing and moving, Barbara called another Erickson Living-recommended vendor, Caring Transitions.

“It was a turnkey operation,” says Barbara, who moved into her two-bedroom, Jenkins-style apartment in January 2016. “Caring Transitions packed up the pieces I was bringing with me and unpacked them in my apartment at Highland Springs. They even hooked up my television, put the dishes away, and made up my bed. Everything was so organized, I could have entertained that afternoon.”

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