nick vandekar: Don't wait! Taking action leads to success - 07/30/20 09:26 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets is always encouraging us to Take Action in his posts. This week I got a call from a client who I have been showing homes to for a little while, but all fell short for one reason or another. They had just seen a home they had driven by and wanted to make an offer.
 
It was a coming soon listing, which meant no showings. They loved the location and the look of the lot from the road. It was an estate selling the home, and they did not want to wait till it … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Too late for this Old Forge Crossing condo - 07/24/20 10:18 AM
 
This beautiful one bed, one bath condo with a rare water view is in a prized location in Old Forge Crossing in Devon PA 19333.
After a flurry of activity on Tuesday, we had several offers to review and my sellers selected one they thought was the best. So 437 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 is now under contract and a pending sale.
 
The buyer had lost out on several other offers and had learnt their lesson well crafting a strong offer with great terms for my sellers.
 
 
Seen by many buyers at 437.OldForgeCrossing.com, this home had lots to offer, with many recent upgrades. Located … (9 comments)

nick vandekar: Valley Forge Park offers so much - 07/16/20 08:30 AM
When I chose to live in Chesterbrook last year I knew access to Valley Forge Park was a big reason why I chose this location. Easy access from my front door to walk in nature. I literally step out my door and start walking along Valley Creek. Almost every day this walk offers me something wonderful to be grateful for seeing.
Last night, as we were returning, I see something swimming in the creek, then realize it is a beaver. I have never seen a beaver other than at the zoo before and definitely not in this area. It was just swimming … (11 comments)

nick vandekar: 5 Star review - 07/10/20 01:32 PM
Clients who I just helped sell and buy just left this great review about me.

"We have bought 2 and sold 1 house with Nick and it was a pleasure to work with him. We can only recommend to engage with him and let him guide you thru the process(es). He is very responsive and literally always available :-)"khanke2010
 
 
As I said earier this week, repeat clients say a lot about you, your level of service and how well you do your job.
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nick vandekar: What are you looking at? - 07/07/20 08:28 AM
I have been thinking or pondering about this recently on my walks. What am I looking at? Is it the whole picture or just a part? I had seen some photos of a listing recently, selling a life style they were wonderful, selling the house, not so much as they were all close ups of a wonderful bed with beautiful sheets and pillows, but that was all you could see, not the room at all.
 
Sometimes we need to focus on the details, and other times we need to step back and see the whole picture. A small detail can derail a … (29 comments)

nick vandekar: 307 Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd is under contract - 05/28/20 01:57 PM
As PA has now been open for just over a week for real estate, we are seeing a lot more activity. I placed 307 Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd under contract today, after receiving an agreement from some first time home buyers.
My investors did a lovely job, much more than they had expected when they puchased this property, updating lots of things throughout the house.
The house is in a great location in Lower Merion, close to Montgomery Avenue, lots of shops, cafes, restaurants.
So, we have a 60 day close, but my client is pleased it is under agreement.
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nick vandekar: Closed - 633 Coates Lane, King of Prussia - 04/03/20 09:34 AM

This sale had some challenges, multiple offers, a bad appraisal, change of lender, new appraisal, delays and Coronavirus pandemic.
But this lovely renovated town home in the heart of Heritage Manor in King of Prussia, with three beds, 2 1/2 baths is now closed.
Settlement felt very odd, all week we have been working towards it, with deed packages, final walk through, removing the lock box, picking up the deed package, dropping off the package, key and deposit check to the title company handling closing. All done without meeting face to face with anyone. Today, is usually a day of celebration, with clients, … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: We just held our first Virtual Open House - 03/28/20 11:14 AM
These are different times. And every day we are adapting as rules change. I decided to host a Virtual Open House at a listing as my clients really want the house promoted. Initially I was going to go to the house and do it with the husband. But, then we got a stay in place order and our State Association told us we must not be having any one on one meetings with clients as part of that stay in place order.
What to do? Well I made my client an admin on my Facebook Business Page, you can find it by … (52 comments)

nick vandekar: Too Late! 115 Chaps Lane, West Chester is under contract - 03/20/20 03:26 AM
 
 
We received an offer on this large recently renovated, freshly painted, 2896 sq foot town home located at 115 Chaps Lane, West Chester, PA 19382, this Brandywine at Thornbury development town home is a delight, walk into a spacious entry hall, new refinished wood flooring on the main floor, with powder room, plentiful closet space and progress to a large, cathedral ceiling living room, dining area to your left with entry to kitchen with slider to deck. Stainless steel appliances, plentiful work space and space for a kitchen table too, step out and enjoy your deck overlooking the open space. Upper … (18 comments)

nick vandekar: You can view this home at 24-1 Main Ave., Berwyn PA 19312 online - 03/18/20 03:24 PM
This home goes active in our MLS tomorrow morning, if you are worried about going out to view homes right now, check out the video below and the link to the listing photos in the Virtual Tour below.
 
Berwyn Village Court town home, built in 2017 and still has that new home feel, in the heart of Berwyn itself lies this amazing town home, three beds 2 1/2 baths, literally minutes or less to everywhere you want to be in Berwyn, SEPTA Regional Rail Station, La Cabra Brewing, Berwyn Taverm, 30 Main, Casey's Pour House, Veekoo Asian Restaurant, Thai, Italian and Mexican … (14 comments)

nick vandekar: 280 Dayleview Road, Berwyn, PA 19312 - New listing - 03/01/20 07:30 AM
I am extremely lucky as I just helped these clients find a new home and as a result am getting to list this most beautiful open plan home in Berwyn, at 280 Dayleview Road. Tucked away in a very quiet location this home has it all. Renovated completely in 2016/2017, it is everything a buyer is looking for. The current owners added some wonderful finishing touches including the most amazing back yard landscaping, including a natural retaining wall, and large patio with fire pit, yet still leaving room for kids to play.
Check out the virtual tour showcasing the landscaping and lighting … (16 comments)

nick vandekar: 633 Coates Lane is now under agreement - 02/25/20 08:21 AM
This beautifully updated town home in Heritage Manor,  King of Prussia with two assigned parking spaces is now under agreement, following intense interest from multiple buyers.
After a short but busy marketing period and a busy open house last weekend, showings were brisk and resulted in several offers this past weekend with agents scrambling to put paperwork together so their clients would be successful.
We are now in a short contingency period and hopefully will move forward to a smooth settlement.
Interested in Main Line homes coming on the market, contact us today so we can make sure you are also successful, selling or … (20 comments)

nick vandekar: Meet the new Executive director of Jenkins Arboretum in Devon - 01/21/20 05:05 PM

One of the joys of living in the Tredyffrin Easttown part of the Main Line is being able to enjoy Jenkins Arboretum. There is always something going on and the early spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the Azaleas and Rhododendrons for which they are famous.
Recently, a new executive director was appointed, Tom Smarr, and he will be sharing the history of the arboretum at a lecture at Easttown Library, another favourite place of mine located on First Avenue in Berwyn on Tuesday January 28th at 11.00 am. Register here.
The property was originally home to H. Lawrence and Elizabeth Phillipe Jenkins … (4 comments)

nick vandekar: Happy Holidays! - 12/20/19 01:03 AM
The only purpose of this precise post is to wish you Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate.I wish you a time of peace, rest and reflection of your blessings. Every one of us, whatever is happening in our lives has things we can consider are going right. Whilst the holidays can be a time of stress for many people, focusing on those things that are right and good in your life will allow you to enjoy the people and events around you, coping with the hiccups or bumps in the road which inevitably happen over the holiday period.It is also a time, when … (21 comments)

nick vandekar: Video interview with David Mackey of Malvern Maps - 12/12/19 01:34 PM
I had a great time filming this video with David Mackey of Malvern Maps hearing how he got interested in maps, and seeing part of his collection and the sort of maps he sells. Locally for Chester County residents and those who grew up in the area, David through his business Malvern Maps sells plates from Railroad Atlases which often show all the land around the various rail road stations up to about a mile away as well as maps of chester County. These make great gifts, and the colors are often in good condition due the atlases not having been … (10 comments)

nick vandekar: Looking for a home in Easttown Township, Market Report - 11/19/19 06:36 AM
Easttown Township is part of Tredyffrin Easttown School District and the award winning school district is why so many people are looking for homes in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.
For a map of the township click the link above which will take you to the map showing the Township boundaries.
Homes for sale in Easttown Township
53 homes are currently for sale in Easttown Township ranging in price from $324,900 to $4,000,000.
4 homes priced $3-4,000,000
7 homes priced $2-2,999,999
15 homes priced $1-1,999,999
4 home priced $900-999,999
6 homes priced $800-899,999
4 homes priced $700-799,999
2 homes priced $600-699,999
5 homes priced $500-599,999
4 homes priced $400-499,999
2 homes priced $300-399,999
0 homes priced $200-299,999
0 … (2 comments)

nick vandekar: Looking for a home in Tredyffrin Twp - Market Report - 11/18/19 07:50 AM
Tredyffrin Township is part of Tredyffrin Easttown School District and the award winning school district is why so many people are looking for homes in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.
For a map of the township click the link above which will take you to the Township website.
Homes for sale in Tredyffrin Township
87 homes are currently for sale in Tredyffrin Township ranging in price from $175,000 to $2,500,000.
8 homes priced over $1,000,000
1 home priced $900-999,999
4 homes priced $800-899,999
8 homes priced $700-799,999
18 homes priced $600-699,999
18 homes priced $500-599,999
8 homes priced $400-499,999
13 homes priced $300-399,999
8 homes priced $200-299,999
1 home priced $100-199,999
 
Homes under contract
There are … (0 comments)

nick vandekar: Nudy's Cafe - Devon, I'd go again - 11/08/19 06:40 AM
It is my birthday month and several friends and clients have offered to treat me to lunch or dinner. Yesterday, a client took me to lunch at the NEW Nudy's Cafe in Devon on Swedesford Road close to the intersection with N Valley Forge Road, next to Wells Fargo bank. Located close to Old Forge Crossing and Chesterbrook from what I saw yesterday they have plenty of customers willing to visit.
Originally an Asian Restaurant and Bar they have transformed the space, making it open and bright, whilst it is a little noisy, I think it is worth a visit.
The menu is … (6 comments)

nick vandekar: 463 Old Forge Crossing Devon Condo - Pending - 11/04/19 05:15 AM
Due to this property having a tenant in place, we did some pre-marketing using the Coming Soon option in the Bright MLS and marketing the property on our website and through video.
We had a terrific response, with several calls from agents asking questions ahead of the On Market date of November 1st. Come the day, an appointment at 9.00 am and an agreement later that afternoon. Some minor negotiation around dates and this awesome 1 bed 1 bath condo with DEN and wood burning fireplace is waiting for its new owner.
 
 
And not surprising with wonderful location, surrounded by plenty of easy … (12 comments)

nick vandekar: Tredyffrin Easttown Sellers don't be an ostrich! - 10/30/19 11:01 AM
Why be an ostrich?
As a Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line seller it is easy to ignore an issue in your home before you list it for sale. So you are in control of the process and the cost I suggest in many istances to sellers to have a home inspection before listing to identify any major issues and get them fixed before listing .
A home inspection report issue will always cost more than fixing an item before hand due to being on a deadline and having someone else, a buyer,  demand how it is repaired and sometimes demand you need to replace rather … (8 comments)

 
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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