This e-newsletter originally published on Friday, 8/2/19. Please note that mentioned open houses have already passed. Some events have also passed. New open houses for this coming weekend will be announced soon. Be sure to connect us on Facebook and be the first to know! In this issue, Jeff talks about Pre-marketing and why it’s so important if you want to sell your home fast and for the best possible price.
Volume 18: Issue 34 8/2/19
My Pre-Marketing Program with a focus on C
There are multiple stages to the home selling process, and it is my goal to add value for the seller at each one.
Stage One is my pre-marketing program. In Stage Two, marketing expands significantly and showings begin. Stage Three is the vital contract-to-close period. Each stage has multiple steps. I believe preparation, expertise, and experience in all three stages is critical in order to produce the best possible results for my clients. For now, let’s focus on some of the basics of the pre-marketing period. This includes, but is not limited to:
Pricing analysis based on detailed market data.
Cost-Benefit Analysis–evaluating how to best get the home ready for sale and deliver the highest possible net price.
Preparing the home for sale. I will help organize everything and Compass will advance all of the funds. No money out of pocket. You pay out of proceeds at closing. No interest. No fees.
Pre-showing publicity to bolster local buzz among audience targets with Compass Coming Soon and social media.
Understanding the financial impact of preparing your home for sale is key. Some of my clients want to do significant work. Some want to do nothing. And most are in between. My goal is that each seller understands the positives and negatives of this cost-benefit analysis, so we can create a precise and detailed plan that is on point and meets your expectations.
I can help organize the process and provide continuing consulting and expertise. This includes logistics, recommending vendors,
providing access to vendors, and timing, to make sure we get the home on the market and get it sold for the highest price.
Another distinctive advantage I can offer is the Compass Concierge Program. Compass will pay upfront for any work you decide to do to prepare for sale. This includes de-cluttering, cleaning, storage, painting, landscaping, repairs, staging, etc. Pretty much anything.
So what’s the bottom line? I have the expertise to add considerable value to your home. Compass pays upfront (No hidden fees, no interest charged). I can recommend contractors as needed and help organize and implement the plan. Your home is primed for sale. We sell faster and for the highest possible price. I know I did my absolute best. You know you chose the right Realtor. This plan, coupled with my expertise,
provides a one-two punch for all homes in any condition.
Please contact me at any time to discuss these stages of the home sale process in more detail or to set up a time for me to view your home.
In the coming weeks, I will discuss other details of my pre-marketing, marketing, and post-contract plans..
Lot goes street to street with Garage Parking in Rear
JUST LISTED in the Graduate Neighborhood FIRST OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Finished Lower Level
Pristine, awesome, and spacious home with GARAGE in the heart of the Graduate Neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, Finished Lower Level, 2.5 baths with Garage Parking in rear. Large Outdoor Spaces (great deck/patio)—like an oasis on a hot summer day. Enjoy this high-end renovation with tremendous character and upgrades. 94 WalkScore and 97 BikeScore. Less than a half block to the cute pocket park-Catharine Park, as well as Ultimo Coffee; easy walk to Sidecar, Heirloom Market, and amazing restaurants, amenities, and shopping of South Street’s restaurant row. Only a block walk to the Chester Arthur School. And an easy walk to Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, the South Street Bridge, and everything that Philly has to offer.
The pastry chef extraordinaire from Solomonov’s Zahav restaurant just got her own sweet digs. Camille Cogswell is at the helm at K’Far which translates to “village” in Hebrew. This all-day cafe and bakery, inspired by the food, authentic aura and welcoming vibe of Israeli bakeries just opened in Rittenhouse (110 S 19th). Dinner service is coming late summer but for now, try the amazing sweet and savory Borekas or the Kubaneh Toasts (like Avocado with Heirloom Tomato and Schug). Amazing pastries, as well as greens and grains, round out the menu.
NoLibs 2nd Street Festival
It all goes down noon – 10 p.m. It’s one heck of a block party that draws a
ton of people to a six-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden. Three stages of l
ive bands, street performers, as well as a
plethora of local food and drink vendors. Local merchants and artists also have cool stuff for purchase like knick-knacks for your home, clothing, jewelry, and other miscellaneous crafts. In its 11th year!!
Tonight in Fishtown
Yep, it’s First Friday and Fishtown is the place to be.
DJ Andy Pry Ortega will be spinning records. Hungry? Dive into shrimp rolls, Beignets, beer and cocktails from Evil Genius and Philadelphia Distilling. PlayArts will host a kids’ corner. Admission is complimentary and it’s pay-as-you-go for food and drinks. Great for family, dogs, friends, and neighbors. Don’t miss the announcement of the Flower Crawl Container Winners (best outdoor gardens in the neighborhood.) 6-9 p.m. at the NKCDC Garden Center (1825 Frankford Ave.).
2020 Vision: Decor Trends from Pinterest Watch this Space
Summer is half over which means it’s not too early to start getting excited about interior design trends for the upcoming season. Like vibrant colors in bathrooms, bold new takes on wallcoverings, and the homey, welcoming vibe around the Southwestern Desert motif trend. Get inspired to rethink a room or two in your own home with these cool pins.
This Week’s CBT Featured Listings
2004 Delancey Street
Rittenhouse Square with 2-Car Garage
6 Bed | 6 Bath
264 S 9th Street
Wash West with Garage Parking
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
2138 Catharine Street
SPOTLIGHT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Graduate Neighborhood Garage Parking
1st OPEN HOUSE: SUN 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Finished Lower Level $1,025,000
276 S 23rd Street
Fitler Square with Parking Available
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 3 Bath
304 S Juniper Street
JUST REDUCED OPEN HOUSE: SUN 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
3 Bed | 3 Bath
2024 Spruce Street #6
JUST REDUCED OPEN HOUSE: SAT 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
1 Bed | 1 Bath $475,000
870 N Pennock Street #B
NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE: SAT 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2 Bed | 1.5 Bath
4742 Pine Street #404
NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE: SUN 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Garden Court Garage Parking
1 Bed | 1 Bath
1324 Locust Street, #505
Avenue of the Arts
Studio | 1 Bath $120,000
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Just a quick reminder that I’m always humbled by and appreciative of your referrals. If you have a friend or family member that is in need of expert real estate representation, please send them my way. Be assured, I will do my best to exceed their expectations! Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of Around the Block.
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