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Get to know Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
After working as a financial consultant with Oppenheimer for 7 years, and having also held positions with Deloitte and Touche and the Federal Government, Christopher Somers decided it was time to pursue a new challenge. He united forces with his wife Stephanie, a Philadelphia native, former Art Teacher turned business owner, to engage in a career in real estate. Focused on protecting their clients' wealth in every real estate transaction, the Somers have quickly gained recognition in their market segment.
Chris' education background and previous work experience have significantly contributed to his success as a Realtor. Clients benefit from his aggressive negotiating skills, extensive market knowledge, and financial expertise.
Featured on RE/MAX Times Online
Chris Somer's blog article entitled Plan Now to Jump Start Your 2009 Production can now be seen on the online edition of The RE/MAX Times. It is not too often that an Associate will receive a phone call from RE/MAX International congratulating for a well-written blog post and requesting approval to have it posted on their premier online publication.
Updated weekly, RE/MAX Times online edition provides all 100,000 Associates worldwide with the latest industry news, tips from top producers, coaching, business and marketing stories, and more. Chris' article provides very insightful tips for other Associates on how to achieve success in today's market, and explains why his blog has continuously generated interest and participation from the community. Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, you are encouraged to read the blog and participate in the discussions. You can also sign up to receive weekly email updates.
Drive, enthusiasm and a very dynamic style of doing business are just a few of the words Stephanie's clients use to describe her. Before joining her husband Chris in their exciting Real Estate business, she studied and taught Arts in Center City, earned an advanced degree in natural health and nutrition, launched a business that rapidly grew from one location to various ones in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and took the challenge of expanding a private company's business overseas.
Stephanie's experience as an educator and a business entrepreneur, coupled with her organization skills and attention to detail, makes her a valuable asset to the business. She proudly wears as many hats as needed and keeps the entire team motivated to become top producing agents on a daily basis. A Realtor very seriously dedicated to the profession, Stephanie also acts as the teams manager, marketing assistant, help desk and business coach.
By knowing how to best leverage their strengths, and how to match their expertise with their client's objectives, Chris and Stephanie deliver a winning action plan.
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Chris Somers is now a member of the prestigious RE/MAX International Hall of Fame. The coveted Hall of Fame Award is only given to Associates with more than $35 million in closed sales volume in real estate transactions since joining RE/MAX. Less than three percent of all RE/MAX Associates worldwide earned this esteemed award this year. Once inducted, the Associate becomes a lifetime Hall of Fame member.
Top 20 Individual Sales Associates AwardMonthRank This recognition is awarded to the Top Producing Real Estate Agents year-to-date in the RE/MAX Pennsylvania and Deleware Region. September 2008 12th August 2008 16th July 2008 12th June 2008 15th May 2008 8th April 2008 7th March 2008 4th February 2008 14th January 2008 7th
Other awards received in 2008 include:
The 5th Place Commissions Paid Individual Award for the state of Pennsylvania The 3rd Place Regional Award (The Highest Total Transactions by an Individual in the Combined States of Pennsylvania and Delaware) RE/MAX Platinum 2008
Other awards received in 2007 include:
RE/MAX Diamond 2007 (Over 8 Million in Sales) RE/MAX Platinum 2007 (Top Producing Agent in the Combined States of Pennsylvania and Deleware) The 5th Place Regional Award (The Highest Total Transactions by an Individual in the Combined States of Pennsylvania and Deleware)
Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate's Blog Posts
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We specialize in buyer and seller agency in Philadelphia. Getting a property sold in this market is much more challenging. However, our marketing and advertising strategy is always intensive and aggressive to accomplish the goals.
What it takes to get your house sold
Not too long ago, listing a home on the MLS, putting a lock box on the door knob, and sticking a For Sale sign on the front yard was all it used to take to get homes sold. Though the Philadelphia region is still doing fairly well in comparison to the rest of the country, currently there is a large inventory of houses for sale and the time on the market doubled over the last year. This is good news for buyers but not so good news for sellers who may still be convinced they can sell their properties just as fast as their neighbors did two years ago.
It takes a well-conceived marketing plan to get houses sold these days and this is exactly the approach we take with every client. It ultimately boils down to pricing it right, creating the maximum amount of exposure in the market through innovative marketing tactics, and making sure the house shows well. With so much to choose from, buyers are picky and almost always look for properties that are move-in ready. You can read more about getting your house ready for sale in our Resources section.