Living Senior: A Couple Downsizing Turns to a Real Estate Specialist

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learning new skills in assisted living communityIn 1945 Frank and Sally Capozzoli met at a party to celebrate the end of World War II. Frank was in the Navy and Sally was working in Hatboro in an airplane factory. They were married in 1946 and their first baby arrived in 1947. When their third daughter was on the way, the couple built a brand new house in Broomall.

The Capozzis had a busy and fun-loving life. Frank worked for 26 years as a postal carrier and always enjoyed meeting people along his 300 stop route. Sally stayed home to raise the children, but when their youngest went to school, she took a job at Paxon Hollow Middle School. Sally loved to cook and they enjoyed entertaining their family including six grandchildren and many friends in their home.

Recently, between the challenges of climbing stairs, shopping, housekeeping and meal preparation, the Capozzis felt it was time for a lifestyle change. After Frank fell, their daughters encouraged them to move to a community that would provide one floor living, meals, transportation and social activities. The Capozzis considered several communities and were most impressed by Maris Grove in Glen Mills, Pa., a newer and conveniently located community near their eldest daughter, Denise and her husband.

It was time to sell their home of over 50 years. Fortunately, their son-in-law Stan, who had just retired, immersed himself in the business of getting the house shipshape. All three daughters pitched in, including Judy and Janet who live in California.

To market and sell their home, Frank and Sally selected the
Prudential Fox & Roach Team of Diane Krause
and Angela Berke who are Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES). Diane and Angela recommended some minor landscaping for curb appeal and staged the house with furniture and accessories to complement the Capozzis’ décor as well as lighten, brighten and contemporize the look of the home.

The house was sold within two weeks. Frank and Sally appreciated Angela and Diane’s hands-on approach which included experience in negotiation and helping the Capozzis overcome township inspection requirements and meet an imposing 30-day settlement during one of the worst Philadelphia winters.

Frank and Sally are relieved and delighted to be at Maris Grove where they are making friends, volunteering their time for interesting causes and going back to their roots with their involvement with the Italian American Club and Veterans Club.

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