Residential Sales

For Buyers and Sellers: Learn how we approach the home-buying and home-selling processes

For Buyers: Realistic expectations

We want to help you buy a house. But more importantly: we want you to buy a house you can afford. We know that in the long run you’ll be happier in a house that fits within your budget than if you’re completely strapped each month — what the old-timers used to call “house poor.” So we spend as much time as you wish helping you prepare for loan qualification.

Here's why our process works so well:

  • First,  we will review income, debts, credit issues, and establish how much you can afford.
  • Next, we discuss how much you want to spend.
  • Then, we compare that number with your list of ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ so you know exactly what you’re looking for.

All of our buyers have a fantastic record of loan approval — because of the work we do together ahead of time.

Education and analysis

There is much more to the true cost of a home than the purchase price. We help you analyze a property in terms of probable appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup through principal reduction, and many other factors. Then you can make a completely informed decision.

Call us today and let us find the perfect home for you. 610-820-9888

For Sellers: Savvy and realistic

There are a lot of homes on the market right now — you need a competitive edge to sell yours. Since we’ve been in this market for thirty years, we understand it thoroughly. We can tell you how much homes like yours are being sold for, and what you can realistically expect as a sales price and days on the market.

It won’t do us or you any good to give you unrealistic expectations. We tell you the truth about your home, both strengths and weaknesses. We give you our very best, personal effort to see that SOLD sign in your front yard.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Help in setting a fair price for your home. Sure, an unrealistically high price will give you extra negotiating room. But you’ll lose out on traffic and interest in your home.
  • A quick, discerning eye toward what improvements and repairs should be made. If you have a purple room, we’ll tell you it has to be painted off-white before the sign goes in your yard. Same with that leaky faucet or stained carpet — a little fixing goes a long way.
  • Our list of recommended contractors. You’ll get fair pricing and sometimes even front-of-the-line treatment based on the strength of our relationship with them.
  • Curb appeal, cleanliness and de-cluttering. No matter what your price point is, we’ll teach you how to score in these areas.
  • Many sources of advertising. We’ll get the word out to as many places as we can.
  • Time tested negotiating skills. We fight hard to reach your goals, and we have an excellent track record of success.
  • From listing to closing, we’re at your side. We’re not a mega company looking for loads of listings. We’re interested in focusing on you.

Great communication reduces stress

Throughout this challenging process, we keep you posted, giving you updates and feedback from each showing. If needed, we recommend adjustments as we go along. And when an agreement is signed, we stay in contact with the buyer’s agent to ensure the process is moving along and deadlines are being met.

You will never be left in the dark — and we will always be doing our personal best to sell your house for you.

Give us a call today. We'd love to get right to work selling your home for you. 610-820-9888

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