This is your home we’re talking about. Where you will take refuge after an long day of work. Where you will entertain your friends and (gulp) your in-laws. Where your kids will learn to ride a bicycle.
We know that choosing a home is one of the most important decisions you can make, and we take pride in guiding you through the process of finding that special home where so many of your best memories will be made.
We put our 16+ years of experience to work for you by guiding you through the process from start to finish – from setting your housing goals, finding homes to look at, negotiating the best purchase price and avoiding costly mistakes, and answering all of your questions about the local area. Here’s how we work to make your dreams a reality:
We invest time in understanding your housing goals.
It’s not all about what you can afford. It’s also about the lifestyle you want, the space you need, the style of architecture you love, and most importantly, it’s about your long-term goals.
Before we ever show you a home, we take the time to get to know you and develop an understanding of your housing wants and needs. Whether you are looking for a family home in a great school zone, building an investment portfolio, or searching for your dream home, you can count on us to help you identify your objective and tailor your Main Line and Philadelphia home search to meet your specific needs.
We guide your search for the perfect home
Finding your dream home is both a science and an art. With a clear picture of your goals in mind, we will take you on a tour of different Main Line and Philadelphia neighborhoods to help you evaluate where you want to live (check out our neighborhood guides), or if you already have an idea of which area best suits your needs, we begin to find homes that meet your search criteria. Most searches begin with looking at homes online, and we communicate with you daily about new listings that come available within your search parameters so that you don’t miss out on “the one.” It’s a collaborative process, and based on your feedback, we will refine your search as we go.
When you are ready, we will go house hunting in person. As we view properties together, you will find some you like and some you don’t. We listen intently to your reactions so that we can continue to modify your search to meet your needs, even tapping into our network to find homes that are not publicly marketed.
Throughout the process we also provide candid advice about future resale value, the cost to rehab or renovate a property, and we help you evaluate the home’s condition with your future ownership in mind.
Our goal is to apply our market knowledge to help you find the right home that meets your needs and budget. We can move quickly to find you a home or you can take all the time you need; the schedule is up to you.
We fiercely negotiate on your behalf
The Main Line and Philadelphia Local Team’s negotiating style is friendly but firm. Our skillful negotiators will find solutions to meet your needs without unnecessarily fanning the flames of conflict or creating drama. We are relentless in getting you the best possible result using pre-planned negotiation tactics and a deep understanding of various neighborhood conditions. And in a competitive market, we share our tried-and-true methods for making your offer as attractive as possible so that sellers choose you over other interested buyers.
We sweat the details so you don’t have to
Option money. Earnest money. Inspections. Insurance. Financing. Closing. Oh my! Rest easy. We sweat the details so you don’t have to. There is nothing hard about buying a home, but it is a BIG THING with a lot of pieces. We will take you from contract to closing on your new Main Line and Philadelphia home and explain every step along the way. We share our advice and our contacts so that you have access to the very best mortgage brokers, inspectors, movers, and more.
Because real estate is one of the largest monetary transactions many people will ever experience, we think it’s important that you understand the process from start to finish - before you are in the middle of a transaction. By knowing the stages of the transaction, you can focus on what is happening now rather than wondering about what will happen next. That’s why we developed extensive educational materials for home buyers so you can understand what’s going on.
And that’s just the beginning
Our commitment to you doesn’t end at closing. We remain available to aid you throughout your home ownership by answering questions and sharing referrals.
And in many cases we are lucky enough that you become our friends!