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‘More than expected’

Moving program helps Massachusetts couple relocate with ease

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May 10th, 2017
Daniel and Theresa Conlon sold their Andover house and moved to Brooksby Village using moving professionals and resources recommended by Brooksby Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips.
Daniel and Theresa Conlon sold their Andover house and moved to Brooksby Village using moving professionals and resources recommended by Brooksby Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips.

Daniel and Theresa Conlon’s home of 53 years in Andover, Mass., was the only home they’d ever owned. So when the couple began considering a move to Brooksby Village in Peabody, the notion of selling their home, packing up a lifetime of memories, and unpacking in a new apartment was initially daunting.

“We really didn’t have any idea where to start,” says Theresa.

Enter Laurie Phillips, Brooksby’s personal moving consultant. Phillips offers complimentary coordination of moving resources for anyone moving to Brooksby Village. Phillips maintains a network of trusted real estate and moving professionals with experience helping seniors move to the community.

“Laurie had all the services lined up, and we could pick and choose the ones we needed,” says Theresa. “She had already vetted them, so we felt comfortable using the individuals and organizations she recommended.”

Step-by-step plan

Phillips visited Daniel and Theresa twice in their Andover home prior to the move to help craft a detailed plan of how their furniture would fit in their new apartment.

Daniel and Theresa chose a one bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, Glendale-style apartment with a den.

“We initially looked at two-bedroom apartments, but as soon as we saw the Glendale we knew it was the one for us,” says Daniel, whose hobby is bird carving. “We wanted a multipurpose space to use as a craft room and an office. The den works out well for that purpose.”

On moving day, Daniel and Theresa used a moving company recommended by Phillips. 

“The movers asked us to come to the apartment in the afternoon so they could have it ready for us,” says Theresa. “By the time we arrived, everything was in its place. They arranged the furniture according to our plan, unpacked the boxes, and cleaned up. It was a very easy move.”

Quick home sale

Once settled in their Brooksby apartment, the couple listed their home with a real estate agent recommended by Phillips.

“We had four offers the first weekend the house hit the market, and we got the price we wanted,” says Daniel.

Now, with the move and sale of their home behind them, Daniel and Theresa are enjoying the lifestyle that first drew them to Brooksby.

“Everything is more than expected,” says Theresa.

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