realtor: Accepting life as it is! - 06/18/19 06:10 AM
I was reading Michael Jacobs post today about Kindness without Borders, a worthy read. As I thought about what he had written and how he mentioned that the practice is an ongoing lesson, I realized my  ongoing lesson is to accept what is. To be present, and without judgment, to stay in flow, without labeling things either good or bad.
We are so quick to jump to a decision that an event is good or bad. We label it and react accordingly. Our emotions rise or fall depending on the label we post upon the event. We then allow our emotions to control how we … (20 comments)

realtor: It's not for sale or is it? Chester County Antiques Show 2019 - 03/13/19 12:16 PM
What is your response when you are told something that catches your eye is not for sale?
As you know my background was antiques, my family were antiques dealers and we exhibited at many shows around the world. We have many stories about sales and things for sale.
Growing up my father had a good friend who was an antique dealer in Dorset, England. He always had stories about a colleague who had a shop across the road from him.
One went like this. The car was loaded with a drop front desk, lying on its back in the back part of a Volvo … (9 comments)

realtor: Another 5 star review for Nick Vandekar - 05/23/18 12:50 PM
We had the pleasure of helping another buyer complete the purchase of their Tredyffrin Easttown home last week.
Located just a few steps away from the Upper Main Line YMCA it is in a glorious quiet location, surrounded by million dollar homes. The original home has had additions and extensions added over time and sits on a flat piece of land. Currently it has 3 beds, but one room had been converted from two and will be changed back to a four bed home. 
We worked with these clients through a period where there is little to no inventory and homes are receiving … (4 comments)

realtor: Don't hire a full time agent who only works part time! - 02/13/18 11:52 AM
When selling your Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home, there are lots of mistakes you can make from pricing your home too high, not preparing it correctly for sale or making showings complicated or difficult.
But one you may slip into without realizing it is hiring a full time agent who only works part time. Lots of agents today have started not working weekends, so if a buyer agent wants to present you with an offer it has to wait till Monday and maybe by then the buyer has had second thoughts. Don't you want to get that offer on Saturday afternoon or … (26 comments)

realtor: The Realtor and the Zoning Board - 01/17/18 03:17 PM
We recently sold some new construction to a young first time buyer. A couple of weeks ago she got notice of a zoning board hearing relating to her new home. Contacting the builder she was told not to be concerned and she did not need to attend.
Calling her Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Nick Vandekar, she asked my opinion. It was agreed that she should attend and I would attend with her.
Last night we sat through the meeting, as her case was the last item on the agenda. It was interesting to see how each situation was handled by the zoning board and also by the … (16 comments)

realtor: Where is the best place to live in Pennsylvania? - 03/29/17 12:11 PM
Where is the best Place to live in Pennsylvania?
A new report by Niche highlighting the best places in the burbs to live places Chesterbrook in Tredyffrin Easttown School District as #1, Tredyffrin as #2, Devon #7, Paoli #10 and Easttown as #22. This report is a little confusing in that Chesterbrook is part of Tredyffrin Township and Devon which is ranked #7 is part of Easttown and Tredyffrin Townships, whilst Paoli ranked #10 is part of Tredyffrin, Easttown and Willistown Townships as well.
Where is Tredyffrin Easttown?
What are the parameters for selection; location, which as we know in Real Estate is highly … (8 comments)

realtor: Top Staging Tips from Top Stager USA 2017 - 02/06/17 07:43 AM
I listen to a lot of self development and bsuiness advice and encouragement. One of the prime take aways is to do what successful people do if you want to be successful. So, when a top stager lays out her top tips for selling a home it is worth reading and making sure you take notice of what she is saying.
Sometimes as a Realtor we share these things with clients who are listing their home for sale. Hopefully, by posting this information from Kristine Ginsberg it might make a larger impact in the Tredyfrrin Easttown area for those who are wishing to sell their homes … (5 comments)

realtor: Tredyffrin Easttown Community Event - Beer and what? - 02/06/17 06:32 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Community Event - Beer and what?
Berwyn Devon Business Association invites you to a unique event at LaCabra Brewing, 642 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA 19312 on Wednesday, February 8th, starting at 6 pm, $10.00 at the door. We will start with some networking then we will be tasting combinations of different LaCabra brews and chocolate. Yes, chocolate!
We did this for the first time last year with different regional brews and it was a great success. Amazingly different beers go very well with certain types of chocolates, but which would you pair with which. Turn up this Wednesday and find out … (11 comments)

realtor: Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club - 01/30/17 09:27 AM
Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club.
Located a short distance from my home in Tredyffrin Easttown is the Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club. I work out here every weekday morning because it is close to home, no excuses about getting there and also because it is a very friendly club. Everyone, trainers, members and staff greet you and are willing to offer help if you need it. 
Being a local business we wanted to feature it and so we interviewed Dominic Hughes the owner to get a little more background to the club. We discovered they have a great relationship with the local Tredyffrin … (7 comments)

realtor: Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home Market Report January 2017 - 01/27/17 11:04 AM
What’s the value of my Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home?
Tredyffrin Easttown is a combination of two townships, Tredyffrin and Easttown to form one school district, currently rated as the #1 School district in the nation on Niche. It consists of one high school, Conestoga High School, two middle schools Valley Forge Middle and Tredyffrin Easttown Middle, and 5 elementary schools, Beaumont, Devon, New Eagle, Valley Forge and Hillside. The area primarily consists of single family homes and includes Paoli, Berwyn, Daylesford, Devon, Strafford and Wayne including Chesterbrook. It consists of 38 square miles all located in Chester County.
The following data is … (2 comments)

realtor: Do you buy a new home or sell your current home first? - 01/09/17 01:43 PM
Do you buy a new home or sell your current home first?
In today's real estate market with low inventories at almost all price points other than the $1 million to $2 million range the question asked by many potential home buyers is "Do we buy first or do we sell first?"
It is highly competitive out there buying a house today and for sellers when they list a home there is a big chance they will get multiple offers to select who the next owner of their home might be if it is correctly prepared for sale.
I decided to take this question … (6 comments)

realtor: What is my Daylesford Lake home worth? - 12/19/16 11:10 AM
What’s my Daylesford Lake home worth?
Daylesford Lake is a town home community in Berwyn, Tredyffrin Township, Tredyffrin Easttown School District. A Toll Brothers development, it is situated around an old quarry, the Lake of Daylesford Lake. The community has a swimming pool and tennis courts as well. Sitting at the junction of Route 252 Bear Hill and Swedesford/Howelville Road intersection it is well located for those who want to be close to Paoli for transportation to center city or New York via Amtrak. Easy access for all major routes provide short drives to King of Prussia, West Chester and Wilmington, and even … (9 comments)

realtor: Main Line condominium buyers need help with your credit? - 01/21/15 05:02 AM
Main Line condominium buyers need help with your credit?
Condominiums are very popular with first time buyers on the Main Line because they generally have lower prices, maintenance is mainly covered under the condominium fee as often are many of the utility costs depending on the development.
Whilst credit is slowly easing, and buyers can get loans with 3% down, one of the biggest challenges for Main Line first time condo buyers is a low credit score for one of many reasons. Credit scores used by the mortgage companies and banks are based on a FICO score, FICO refers to the Fair … (2 comments)

realtor: Frequently asked question: What is a seller assist? - 01/06/15 12:54 AM
Frequently asked question: What is a seller assist?
When writing an agreement of sale or as many people refer to it making an offer on a home, there are many different terms, in both senses of the word, to the contract you are drawing up. Terms such as contingencies, and seller assist. All of these terms are negotiable. So as a buyer you draw up an agreement that is favorable to you, but which at the same time is of interest to the seller. During negotiations, some terms of the agreement will be adjusted such as price, deposits, inspection periods and … (1 comments)

realtor: Looking for a Realtor? - 01/05/15 03:59 AM
Looking for a Realtor?
There are many real estate agents out there, not all are Realtors. What is a Realtor? A Realtor is a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors and as such a member of both their State and Local Realtor Association as well. As a Realtor they are expected to abide by a code of ethics which is of a higher standard than the duties required by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.
As a licensed real estate agent, the state allows you to sell real estate anywhere in the state. However, no one … (2 comments)

realtor: Using video in your business?What about a AR featured video? - 07/09/14 05:07 AM
Using Video in your business?
As we see the rise of the use of videos by businesses, I have been trying to get used to using it myself. Initially, I hated seeing and hearing my voice. Then I took a different tack and started interviewing people and filming our listings. As the focus was not on me, I was more relaxed. Then I created a YouTube channel, SellingTheMainLine, and posted the videos there as well as on my website and recently created different playlists such as local community videos, places to visit, listings, mortgage information, local businesses, testimonials, etc.
What about … (0 comments)

realtor: Just back from Harrisburg - 01/25/12 09:04 AM
Just got back from attending the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors Winter meetings in Harrisburg. I always find these meetings interesting and a chance to learn new information and to participate in helping my industry protect private property rights.

Yesterday we heard that some legislature we had been supporting had passed out of concurrence and was on its way to the Governor of Pennsylvania for signing. This deals with Appraisal Management Companies needing to be licensed. Working with several appraisal groups and different legislators in the House and the Senate, including Representative Stevenson who introduced the legislation, The Pennsylvania Association of … (0 comments)

realtor: Berwyn gains ground - 01/31/11 09:18 AM
Berwyn gains ground through the Tredyffrin Easttown School District demolishing their old office building, which used to be Berwyn School.

As you can see not much left of that old administrative building, just a couple of urns on pedestals and some old columns, hope they are going to recyle those,. Makes you wonder why they did not link up with a developer, hold on to the land and turn the building into apartments to rent along the Main Line. In the heart of Berwyn that would have been a win win for everyone, allowing the school district to earn some … (0 comments)

realtor: Client Testimonial - 01/08/11 02:33 AM

realtor: 10 Mistakes to avoid that sellers make that lead to their homes not selling. - 03/15/10 03:55 AM
When selling your home you want to avoid mistakes made by sellers whose properties either expired or were withdrawn as both mean the property did not sell. Below is a list of some of these mistakes. Let us know of any you have come across either as an agent or a buyer.
Over improve their home. always consider if improvements you are making are pricing your home above the fair market value for your neighborhood. Will that extension make your home the largest? This leads to homes that don't fit a neighborhood or won't appraise because of lack of comparative homes … (3 comments)

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400

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Office: (610) 225-7400

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