selling a home: Slow but steady! - 09/21/22 11:08 AM
With COVID we all gained new skills, or improved on ones we were already using. I am becoming quite adept at making video tours of listings. I always do them for my own listings, not that they sell the house, but it helps to differentiate me from other agents. Facebook open houses can be fun as well, I had one client host an open house on Facebook when we were all but shut down for in person showings. She did a great job and we had several people on line watching.
Well, recently I have a relocation client who lives out of … (19 comments)

selling a home: 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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selling a home: Tuesday Thoughts - 05/12/20 07:56 AM
As we all sit at home, many may be wondering what is real estate going to look like when things improve and we can begin to get back to normal. What is that new normal going to look like?
 
Well, like the image to the right, there are a lot of different routes that can be taken.  Most will not lead to the destination you want to arrive at, but if you are careful making your way through the junction you won't get lost and you will arrive at your destination.
 
During this enforced stay at home period I have managed to bring homes to … (9 comments)

selling a home: 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)

selling a home: Did they mean what you thought you heard? - 02/26/19 12:29 PM
I have been reading a book by Celeste Headlee, We need to talk. Something I read in there, and I will paraphrase: Do not presume that because you are both speaking English you mean the same things with the words you choose and speak.
My wife is from the Netherlands, so automatically I know she is smarter than me because she speaks English very well, plus German, and some French, and of course Dutch. Unfortunately, many English speakers speak well, English and that is it, oh yes, LOUDER ENGLISH as well, because that will help them to be understood. My mother came … (22 comments)

selling a home: Expectations can throw you off your stride - 02/12/19 09:42 AM
I am reading Gary Zukav's book Soul to Soul. In there he tells a story about his wife,  running a race. It began with a long uphill section, which then became a second stage also uphill. As they reached the end of this stage looking forward to the downhill part of the course they were greeted by another uphill section. Starting to get angry, she thought well everything that goes up, comes down she waited for the downhill section of the course, but no it continued to climb. Struggling with her anger it then dawned on her that the whole course was uphill. … (31 comments)

selling a home: Do you know what to ask? - 07/19/18 11:57 AM
When did you last buy appliances?
If you ever wonder about communication skills needed for sales or selling real estate, go buy some appliances.
We just purchased some updated appliances for our kitchen. We learned a tremendous amount about the process and we thought we were relatively savvy buyers. We did all the on line research, we knew what we wanted before we ever went to the store.
However, we discovered all the things we didn't know only when the items got delivered and which no salesman ever told us.
Appliances which are white or black are white or black all over. But, if you buy … (25 comments)

selling a home: Another 5 star review for Nick Vandekar - 01/18/18 12:53 PM
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selling a home: Tredyffrin Easttown Single Family Home Market Report January 2017 - 02/17/17 01:33 PM
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Single family homes January 2017
The Tredyffrin Easttown Real estate market is strong and healthy.
There are currently 126 single family Tredyffrin Easttown homes for sale. 12 of these homes for sale are under contract. Prices range from $215,000 for a 3 bed 1 bath home to $8,000,000 for a 9 bed 7 full baths and 2 half bath home. So you can see there is a large difference in the types and price of homes available.
 
There are 29 homes Pending and 15 homes Settled during January ranging in price from $329,000 - $1,400,000. Of the homes which … (2 comments)

selling a home: Tredyffrin Easttown FAQ Real Estate - what do you charge? - 02/10/17 09:17 AM
Tredyffrin Easttown Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions - What do you charge?
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor Nick Vandekar answers the questions what do you charge, covering it from both a seller and a buyers perspective. 
 
Sellers- Commission is spelt out in the listing agreement and covers how the commission is split between the listing broker and buyer broker.  Why you need your own buyers agent and how approaching the listing agent will not save you money as the commission is set in the listing agreement before the home is listed for sale. Buyers - Commission is paid by the seller, as explained above … (3 comments)

selling a home: Frequently asked question: Who pays you? - 01/12/15 02:06 AM
Frequently asked question: Who pays you?
One of the questions we get often is who pays you? Many consumers are aware that a real estate agent gets paid and it is a percentage of the purchase price of the home but is there a difference if you are a seller or a a buyer? Many buyers still believe they as a buyer are going to pay the commission in some way.
Well in reality as a buyer you do because you buy the home and fund the transaction either with cash or through a mortgage. If you don't buy and close … (0 comments)

selling a home: Frequently Asked Question: Do you reduce your commission? - 01/09/15 03:50 AM
Frequently Asked Question: Do you reduce your commission?
Real estate is this funny business where customers want to hire you but before they do they want you to reduce how much your are going to be paid. I don't know how many of my clients' bosses ask them to reduce their take home pay before take on a job. I understand no one likes to pay more than they have to pay. I also understand that the price for selling a home in America is high compared to other countries.
I posted a blog yesterday about how much we charge which … (4 comments)

selling a home: There are only three reasons why your home does not sell! - 02/14/13 05:38 AM
There are only three reasons why your home does not sell. That's right three. Even with the worst marketing it comes down to this, of which you can only do something about two of them.
1) Price
2) Condition
3) Location
Obviously you cannot do anything about the location of your home. If it is not in the school district buyers want, or it is located under or within sight of high tension electric wires these are going to affect the sale of your home.
But the other two things, Price and Condition you have the option to improve before you list.
Condition.
I am amazed at … (1 comments)

selling a home: Easttown Township Greens @ Waynesborough no homes available for sale - 02/12/13 10:00 PM
In Easttown Township the Greens at Waynesboro is a deisrable residential development next to Waynesborough Golf Club, originally built by Toll Brothers and located just off Route 252 with a Berwyn postal address it is convenient for access to Newtown Square or Paoli. It is close the Episcopal School campus built a few years ago although it lies in the Tredyffrin Easttown School District.
At the moment there are no homes available for sale in the Greens @ Waynesborough, one sale from last year in the last six months comes up when searching for homes. As we have said several times in the … (0 comments)

selling a home: Ahh!!! Why do they do that! - 09/27/11 04:01 AM
The biggest complaint I get from clients when they view information from our MLS system is no room sizes, after no photos of course, but by then they have already rejected those properties of course. Why do some agents and brokers insist on refusing to enter room sizes. Are they lazy, do they realize the dis-service they are doing for their clients? Do their clients the owner of the home listed realize that many buyers are turned off by listings with no room sizes? 
When a buyer looks at property information, their first curb appeal moment is the photos, if these … (3 comments)

selling a home: What an anti-climax! - 08/19/11 06:56 AM
I have a client who has wanted to see a home that was on the market but was not available to see. Every time it showed active and I tried to make an appointment I was told it was not available for showing. It has happened a lot recently on several other showings. Sellers have only specific times they want their house shown and I have written about this before but the point I want to make today is that when you can't have something you build it up in your own mind and it becomes something you think you must … (0 comments)

selling a home: For sale - Really? - 08/10/11 05:25 AM
In the past few weeks I have come across at least three listings where different buyer clients want to see properties and we have been told no appointments allowed, although each property is showing as being actively marketed. These are not short term issues either.
One property the agent contacted me to let me know I could show it on Thursday and Fridays only between 3 and 5 pm.
Another property the agent let me know the sellers are not allowing showings right now because they are also selling their business and it is all too much. I had been trying to get an … (2 comments)

selling a home: Homeowner Seminar - Berwyn, PA - 01/06/11 02:09 AM
DECORATOR and REALTOR teeming up with to host
 FREE HOMEOWNER SEMINAR
Deborah Bettcher, interior decorator and owner of Decorating Den Interiors and Nick Vandekar of Long and Foster are pleased to present a free seminar for local homeowners - open to the public.  Entitled, It's the Dead of Winter! What Should We Do About Our Home? Should We Stay or Should We Go? Ask the Experts. This informative event promises to highlight practical insights and design solutions that will solve a variety of homeowner challenges.
 The seminar will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 7-8:30 pm at Easttown Library
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selling a home: Tredyffrin Easttown School District Real Estate market steady! - 08/02/10 05:17 AM
The 2010 real estate market in Tredyffrin Easttown School District appears steady. Looking at sales of homes priced above $400,000 since the beginning of the year, we see sales as lackluster in the winter months of January and February, 18 and 16 homes selling respectively, 17 more settled in March, whether this was the winter blahs or the economy it is hard to tell, snow storms definitely affected showings and Open Houses, but so did the predictions and feelings about the economy. Sales were definitely down on previous years, and the extended tax credit did not seem to be having an effect … (0 comments)

selling a home: What do you think are the top 5 reasons a house does not sell? - 06/29/10 09:05 AM
This is an unofficial survey on why a house does not sell. Please give the 5 reasons why you think a house does not reach settlement or get an offer that is acceptable to the seller?
The top five reasons I think are:
Priced unrealistically for the market Location Curb appeal Lack of maintenance and upkeep House is dirty or untidy So what do you think?
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)

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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