Meet Ashlee Bell, our Sales Professional at Long Island Retirement Village, Victoria.
What is the best part of the role for you?
The part I enjoy the most about my role is meeting so many new people and helping them find their forever home. The hugs I receive from our new residents when they reserve and move into their homes are truly special and I love that I get to help them with their journey.
Would you consider moving into a Stockland Retirement village in the future?
Happy hour 3 times a week and the resort feel of our villages along with the genuine care the residents have for one another make me want to move in now. Just have to wait a few more decades until I reach that magic 55 years! PS – not having to mow the lawns and weed the yard also sounds pretty good to me.
How would the residents describe you?
I think our residents would say that I am helpful, a good listener and always up for a laugh or a chat with them but also know when to put my head down, work hard to get a good outcome for them.
What is the best thing about Long Island Retirement Village?
The best thing about Long Island Village is the amazing community spirit of the residents, always keeping an eye out for one another. Around 10am most mornings there is an impromptu if you are around and feel like a coffee and a chat head onto the community centre. It’s such a lovely way to see the residents greet the day.
Do you have any advice for someone thinking about moving into a retirement village?
Make an appointment and go in and have a look. You will likely be pleasantly surprised by the quality of our homes and the range of social activities that are available to our residents. Your first appointment we will show you through the display unit and chat about how simple it can be to move in when you are ready. It’s a great way to see the village in action. You will also be able to speak with our residents who will be happy to talk to you about why they chose the village and how it has helped them.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions about making the move to a retirement village?
The biggest challenge I have seen so far is the perception that it will be complicated to sell their home and move in. We assist with this by allowing them to reserve their home with $0 deposit so they can go about selling their home with confidence knowing what unit they will be moving into before even having to put their home on the market.
Call 1800 72 71 70 to book an appointment with Ashlee at Long Island Retirement Village. We hope to see you soon.