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Working her magic

Personal Moving Consultant Cindy Gay has the resources to help you sell your home and downsize

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March 21st, 2018
Jane Clark (left) of Keller Williams, is one of the preferred real estate agents recommended by Cindy Gay (right), personal moving consultant at Highland Springs.

Jane Clark (left) of Keller Williams, is one of the preferred real estate agents recommended by Cindy Gay (right), personal moving consultant at Highland Springs.

 

Cindy Gay’s resume can be summed up in two words—miracle worker.

“If you don’t think there’s any way you can go through all the steps of selling your house and downsizing, schedule a home visit with Cindy,” says Christina Christie, sales director at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas. “She’ll come in and work her magic.”

As Highland Springs’ personal moving consultant, Gay works with prospective residents throughout the moving process. Her services are complimentary for anyone moving to the community.

“Often we’ll have people visit Highland Springs who would love to move in, but they just don’t think it’s possible to do all the work it takes to get their home ready to list,” says Gay. “That’s where I come in. I can take the weight off their shoulders.”

The first step is to schedule a home visit. Gay will visit you in your home to assess your individual needs and develop a personalized moving plan. She’ll help you establish a timeline that fits your needs and will connect you with local professionals to help you downsize, pack, and get your house ready to sell.

“I can recommend trusted professionals, real estate agents, senior move managers, and moving companies with the experience and expertise to make your move as smooth as possible,” says Gay. “These are individuals and companies with a proven track record who have already helped hundreds of people move to Highland Springs.”

By breaking the process into manageable steps, Gay says it’s possible to accomplish a move much faster than many anticipate.

“We can use different strategies to facilitate the move,” says Gay. “Some people prefer to move first, then sell their homes. That way they’re not concerned with keeping their homes show-ready. If that’s a strategy that appeals to you, we can look at your situation and determine if that’s the best approach.”

Sellers have options

For those who want to make a move in 2018, North Texas’s strong real estate market ensures home sellers have options.

“The forecast for the spring selling season is even better than it was last year, and 2017 was an incredible year for North Texas real estate,” says Jane Clark with Keller Williams, named one of the area’s top real estate agents by D Magazine every year since 2006. “As companies continue to move into the DFW metroplex, we’ll see a sustained demand for housing.”

Clark has 18 years of experience in real estate and has been a preferred agent for Highland Springs for the past eight years. She’s one of the professionals Gay often recommends to future residents.

“In many cases, we’re seeing a very short window between the time we list
a home until it is under contract,” says Clark.

Statistics back up Clark’s experience.

According to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc., 2017 was a record year for North Texas home sales.

More than 106,000 preowned single-family homes sold in North Texas in 2017, more than a 5% increase in home sales from the previous year.

The median sales price also jumped 9% between 2016 and 2017.

According to realtor. com’s 2018 National Housing Forecast, home sales in Dallas-Fort Worth this year are projected to grow by 6% or more.

“This is a great time to make a move, both in terms of the housing market and in terms of the options opening up at Highland Springs,” says Gay.

Growing community

Highland Spring opens its second clubhouse, Magnolia Place, this month. Featuring an arts and enrichment center, library, reading room, catering room, and patio for outdoor dining, Magnolia Place also houses 18 apartment homes for those wanting to be near the heart of the action.

A new residence building, Twin Oaks Square, has a planned opening of August 2018. The building will feature 109 apartment homes in some of the community’s most popular floor plans, along with a selection of never-before-seen floor plans based on customer feedback.

“If you’re interested in a move to Highland Springs, there’s never been a better time,” says Gay. “Schedule a home visit. I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly and seamlessly we can make it happen.” 

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