South Franklin Circle offers free workshop with tips on downsizing and selling your home

South Franklin Circle will hold a free workshop on how to prepare for a move to a retirement community, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 10:30 a.m., in the Chautauqua Room, 16600 Warren Court, Bainbridge Township. The event is open to the general public. RSVP required. Call (440) 247-1300, or visit

A panel of experts in downsizing and real estate will offer a variety of tips from how to sort through and organize decades of items, to pricing and staging your home and selecting a real estate agent. Also, hear from South Franklin Circle members about their personal experiences. Tours and refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Susan Kent, Moving by Design
With a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Art History, Susan’s business Moving by Design grew out of an interest in bringing the designer’s touch to the moving process. The original business was the brainchild of Helen Burdg, an interior decorator, who worked with Judson for over 20 years. Judson noticed that the moves Helen was involved in with her private clients went so much more smoothly, they underwrote her services as part of their move-in package. Susan began working for Helen as a set of helping hands unpacking on moving day and hanging pictures. Eventually, she moved into doing furniture layout plans to scale and being a resource link to liquidators and antique dealers. When Helen retired, Susan expanded the business.

Lee-Ann Spacek, Principal, North Coast Residential Relocation, LLC
Lee-Ann has been awarded the “Outstanding Services to Seniors” for 2011, by the National Association of Realtors and the Senior Real Estate Specialist Council. She has unparalleled regional relocation experience and a national reputation as a leader in relocation and real estate. The last five years of her career have been devoted to advocating for seniors who are making a move. Lee-Ann has earned designations of CRP®, Certified Relocation Professional, GMS®, Global Mobility Specialist, CRB®, Certified Residential Brokerand SRES®, Senior Real Estate Specialist, a combination of designations held by less than 1% of relocation professionals in the country. For over twenty years, she served as Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Relocation for the two largest Ohio real estate brokerages, the Smythe, Cramer Co., and Realty One Real Living.

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About South Franklin Circle
South Franklin Circle is a new lifestyle model for people seeking an alternative to a traditional retirement community. Owned and operated by Cleveland-based Judson Services, Inc., a non-profit organization which has been creating living choices for older adults in Northeast Ohio for more than 100 years. More

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