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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Selling older buildings in Greater Philadelphia. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, we are fighting global warming. By keeping older buildings in use, you save energy and conserve the heavy prior investment of resources and energy.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 I really liked Nick Pappas' recent post on selling "As Is". http://on.trulia.com/1umHKm8 Reading it gave me a "lightening bolt" moment: What will NOT DOING REASONABLE FIXES and "spiffing up" wind up COSTING YOU in the end? A smart business woman that I know spen...
07/25/2014
You called me to see houses with asking prices between $600,000 and $700,000. Now you have found a house that you love, and you tell me that the top of your comfort zone as far as price is $540,000???? I'm happy to show you homes above your price range. But I wonder where the line is? One hou...
07/18/2014
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My clients are hardworking immigrants. They bought new construction in an established neighbohrood. Now they want to build a garage behind their house. They have the permits. Their contractor is ready to go. However, he warned them that a big old tree--80% on their property, 20% on the neighbor&#...
07/18/2014
Thanks to Green Home Guide! http://bit.ly/1nRENnx  www.greenhomeguide.com Solar thermal: The best on energy factor however didn’t meet our budget and had to be installed on the south side of our roof which was the front of the house.  My wife didn’t like that. LP Gas tankless: The energy factor i...
06/19/2014
My now-clients called a For Sale By Owner before they met me. I said, "No problem. FSBO sellers will pay me." Every FSBO I have ever called has offered to pay at least 2% to a buyer agent. So I called the number. Harry, the seller's brother, was very pleasant, but he made it clear t...
05/29/2014
The World War I Memorial across the street in Chestnut Hill, PA had a gathering of about twenty people. A rifleman marked the anniversary with gunshots. Gone but not forgotten--even 100 years later.                    
05/26/2014
I love the House Hunters phrase "taste specific" instead of ugly kitchen. It would be a dull world if everyone's house looked like House Beautiful. However, real estate is an investment and redoing your kitchen in the trend of the moment is risky if you don't plan to be there fo...
05/05/2014
It is brutal in the virtual world. Buyers and sellers are contacting lots of agents. Buyers don't clue you in. Something really gracious and considerate happened to me this week. After 10 days of emails, I set up appointments to show an out of town couple 8 houses. The one they wanted to see ...
05/02/2014
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Showing homes to buyers is tough enough when the keys work. But when the listing agent leaves a copy of a copy of a copy? And the key is really tough....Gad. Buyers really hate standing around while agents fiddle with keys. After 15 years, I practically have the touch of a safe cracker, but some ...
05/02/2014
No one stages better than Starr Osbourne! Love this tip from House Beautiful's interview with Starr:Bring in the light. "Light sells," says Osborne. Unless you have a really bad view, let your windows breathe, Osborne says. Get rid of the curtains and drapes, and open the sheers. I...
04/09/2014
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