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‘It couldn’t have been smoother’

Houston couple sells home of 37 years in four days

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January 4th, 2018
John and Dorothy Grissett at home in their Williamsburg-style apartment at Eagle’s Trace. The couple enjoyed a seamless move to the West Houston community using Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

John and Dorothy Grissett at home in their Williamsburg-style apartment at Eagle’s Trace. The couple enjoyed a seamless move to the West Houston community using Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

 

The first time John and Dorothy Grissett visited Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, they were beginning their search for a retirement community.

“We were just looking,” says Dorothy, a retired elementary school principal. “Eagle’s Trace wasn’t far from our home, so we knew of the community but hadn’t visited it before.”

Two weeks after their initial visit, Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder called John and Dorothy to let them know a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath, Williamsburg-style apartment was available.

“As soon as we saw the apartment, we knew it was the right one for us,” says Dorothy. “Everything happened much more quickly than we anticipated.”

The first step was preparing to list their Memorial-area home.

“We built our house 37 years ago,” says John, who worked in the oil and gas industry. “It had been a long time since our last move.”

Moving help available

To help future residents through the moving process, Eagle’s Trace offers moving assistance through the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program

Personal Moving Consultant Haven Benoit visited John and Dorothy in their home to help them determine furniture placement in their new apartment.

“I showed Haven the furniture I wanted to bring with us, and she used a magnetic board layout of the Williamsburg to arrange to-scale renderings of those items in our new apartment,” says Dorothy. “It helped to have a plan going into the move.”

Benoit also provided a list of preferred real estate agents, senior move managers, and moving companies—professionals who have been vetted by Erickson Living and have the expertise to ensure a successful move.

“I couldn’t possibly have done all the packing myself,” says Dorothy. “John was just coming off back surgery so he wasn’t able to do it either. The professionals Haven recommended were godsends.”

John and Dorothy enlisted Lone Star Transitions to pack and unpack their belongings.

“I was astounded,” says John. “When we walked into the apartment at the end of our moving day, everything was in its place.”

After they were settled at Eagle’s Trace, the couple listed their home, and it sold in four days for more than their asking price.

“I have nothing but praise for the whole process,” says Dorothy. “It couldn’t have been smoother.”

 

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