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How to sell your house any time of year

The right team of experts is key

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April 19th, 2018

When is the best time to sell your house and move to Wind Crest?

“Whenever you’re ready,” says Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg with Erickson Realty and Moving Services. “Denver weather is so mild, we don’t experience as much variance in the real estate market throughout the year, but it still has a cycle. Because we understand that cycle, we can respond effectively to get the house sold so our new residents have less stress and an easier transition to their new home.”

Erickson Living communities have their own local personal moving consultant to provide priority list members with complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, including downsizing, home staging, packing, and selection of a real estate professional.

Priority list members are prospective residents who have expressed an interest in moving to Wind Crest and put down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to secure their place in line for the apartment home style of their choice.

“Joining the priority list is the best way to ensure you get the apartment that’s right for you,” says Sales Counselor Molly Thorne. “Priority list members tell us the features they want, and we contact them based on the date they joined the priority list, when an apartment that meets their criteria becomes available.”

Armed and experienced

Priority list members receive lots of exclusive benefits, such as invitations to luncheons, moving workshops, happy hours, and, perhaps most beneficial, access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services to plan and coordinate a stress-free move.

Brandenburg meets with priority list members in their home, armed with a magnetic floor plan of their new apartment. She tours the home and sees which existing furniture pieces they want to bring with them to their new home. Then she measures them out and places the to-scale pieces on the magnetic floor plan.

She also has a team of preferred real estate agents who understand the market, local neighborhoods, and nuances specific to senior moves.

“Our team will help coordinate everything from downsizing to home staging to finding a great local real estate agent. As a priority list member, you’ll receive a complimentary in-home moving and real  estate consultation—no strings attached. You’ll love the space planning and design ideas, and we’ll even connect you with our Custom Interiors department to help you plan the home decor and potential custom finishes that fit you best,” Brandenburg says.

Brandenburg’s preferred agents, like Rob Stark, a RE/MAX agent based in Littleton, Colo., provide those resources.

“Cleanliness makes a huge difference,” Stark says. “A home that may not have much updating still can show well if it is spotlessly clean. At Stark Real Estate Group, we engage professional detail cleaners and top-notch carpet cleaning as an inexpensive alternative.”

Decluttering your home is also crucial, Stark adds. “The home shows bigger and gives a better impression if you have minimal items in the home and it looks tidy and organized.”

The next step, he says, is cosmetic painting, “which is very affordable.”

What’s more, Brandenburg says, “Houses will always sell when they are priced right and prepared.  It is important to be with a preferred real estate agent to ensure the best activity and skill.”

That’s the value in utilizing Erickson Realty and Moving Services: Brandenburg takes the guesswork out of hiring a skilled and trusted agent.


Welcome to Mt. Rosa Court

Mt. Rosa Court has reached its peak. The latest residence building at Wind Crest opens this month with nearly every apartment home reserved and awaiting its new family.

The Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., welcomes new neighbors to the 126 apartment homes in Mt. Rosa Court.

All 126 homes feature spacious layouts, modern kitchens, granite countertops, wood cabinetry, upgraded lighting and flooring, stainless steel appliances, full-size washers and dryers, and walk-in closets.

Amenities and services—one of four campus fitness centers, restaurants, the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center, and a catering room—in the nearby High Line Overlook Clubhouse are easily accessible from every apartment home in Mt. Rosa Court via weatherproof, enclosed walkways.

Sales Director Jason Atwell says that, with the community nearly sold out of all existing inventory, the only way to secure a home at Wind Crest in the future is to join the priority list.

Wind Crest’s sales counselor agrees. “Mt. Rosa Court is the final residence building in this phase of our community development, and these homes sold at record pace,” says Molly Thorne. “If you’re considering a future at Wind Crest, I urge you to join the priority list. You’ll be the first to learn of new construction, and you’ll have the first opportunity to reserve a home if and when that happens.”

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