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Moving made easy

Future residents learn how to simplify a move

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March 14th, 2017
Sales team member Sue LaBelle (left) chats with William and Jeannie Anderson, who will move to Hummingbird Square at Tallgrass Creek this summer, at a recent “Moving Made Simple” seminar.

Sales team member Sue LaBelle (left) chats with William and Jeannie Anderson, who will move to Hummingbird Square at Tallgrass Creek this summer, at a recent “Moving Made Simple” seminar.

With Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this summer, future community members are pondering ways to simplify their upcoming move.  

“It’s quite a lot to think about,” says Jeannie Anderson, who with husband William reserved an apartment home at Hummingbird Square soon after the new building was announced last summer. “We’ve lived in our current home for quite some time, and there is much to be done prior to our move.” 

To assist the Andersons and others moving to Tallgrass Creek, the community’s sales team is offering four, two-hour seminars called “Moving Made Easy” that deal with all aspects of moving. 

Streamlined and simplified

The first seminar, held earlier this year, kicked off with information about Erickson Realty and Moving Services offered by Erickson Living, which manages Tallgrass Creek. 

Services include the complimentary coordination of all moving needs for those moving to Tallgrass Creek, such as selection of a real estate professional and moving company, downsizing, packing, and home staging. 

The seminar also included tips from Nancy Worthington, Tallgrass Creek’s personal moving consultant, and Linda Scardino, who specializes in streamlined moves for seniors. Scardino’s company, Gentle Changes, is among the Erickson Living-recommended vendors and helps determine which items will work best in a smaller home.  

More recently, a second seminar presented four Tallgrass Creek-recommended real estate agents who advised on what questions should be asked of a prospective agent, ways to prep a home for sale, pricing a prop-erty competitively, and exposing myths such as houses only sell at certain times of the year.

“You can’t get too much information,” says Jeannie. “These seminars are all helpful.” 

Future “Moving Made Easy” seminars will focus on other resources leading up to moving day, including financial qualifications, questions, and answers. 

“We’re hopeful these seminars help our future residents experience a more simplified move,” says Worthington. “The resources we offer have helped literally hundreds of our residents do just that.” 

Much to enjoy

The seminars also allow future Hummingbird Square neighbors to meet, greet, and compare their own experiences. 

As the fourth residence building on Tallgrass Creek’s 65-acre campus, Hummingbird Square will feature 108 new residences and 18 floor plans, including 7 never-before-seen layouts. 

The four-story building will connect to Bluebird Crossing, one of the original residence buildings at Tallgrass Creek, via a climate-controlled walkway. 

Director of Sales Blake Marshall says that feedback from visitors and residents was important in the design of the new building. 

“About 70% of the residences will have outdoor space such as patios or balconies, as well as additional living space,” says Mar-shall. “Custom finishes, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded lighting and flooring will also be part of each spacious home.”

All residents have access to Tallgrass Creek’s well-equipped fitness center and temperature-controlled, indoor swimming pool; onsite medical center; Sun-flower Bistro, a popular lunch and happy hour spot; Market Place, a mini-grocery and coffee shop; and Blue Sky Restaurant, where residents can dine each evening. They can also partici-pate in the many educational, fitness, social, and entertain-ment opportunities occuring each week. 

“We know a move, particularly from a house you’ve lived in for years, can seem overwhelming,” says Marshall. “But I’ve seen it time after time—once the physical move is past, residents enjoy their new home and the active lifestyle here so much.”

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