selling the main line: Just Listed - Beautiful Coddington View Town home - 03/28/19 02:18 PM
The cliche of real estate is Location, Location, Location. The original buyer of this Coddington View home not only took every upgrade they could, GE Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, iron baluster railings, upgraded hardwood floors, tiled bathrooms, 9' ceilings on the main level, trey ceiling in the main bedroom, ceiling fans, a premier sound system throughout the house, piping for central vacuum system. But they also took a premier end unit lot in the Coddington View community right at the highest point giving them the most wonderful views.
On top of that, it is right next to the community playground, with … (6 comments)

selling the main line: 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)

selling the main line: 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 the main line: What To Do Before Your Home Stager Comes…7 Tips You Can Use - 02/26/19 10:56 AM
This is an excellent post by Kathy Streib who knows her stuff and has helped a client or two get their home ready for sale. It makes such a difference when a home is staged well and does not always have to cost a fortune. I wish Kathy lived closer and I could have her come advise my clients. But the next bestt hing is to re-post her blogs which are filled with great suggestions for anyone getting ready to meet with a stager.
What To Do Before Your Home Stager Comes…7 Tips You Can Use
 
When many people think of Home … (3 comments)

selling the main line: 6 Things to do to sell your Tredyffrin Easttown home - 02/19/19 08:50 AM
We still have the threat of snow, and usually we get one big storm in March if past history can be relied upon. But we are seeing For Sale signs popping up all over the Tredyffrin Easttown school district. 
Because of the lack of inventory that the market has been suffering there is a pent up demand with many buyers ready to make offers. So if priced right and the homes are in good condition these For Sale signs are quickly followed by Sold signs.
So what do you need to do to prepare if you have waited till now to decide to … (1 comments)

selling the main line: Tredyffrin Easttown home buying is like finding a bed on the Camino! - 02/15/19 08:01 AM
I walked the Camino de Santiago last year from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella,the Camino Portugues and then on to Muxia and Finisterra, a distance of 532 miles. What I love about the different Camino routes is the hostels that are along the route for Pilgrims, as the walkers are called because these are all ancient pilgrimage routes.
Each day you have an intention of where and how far you are going to walk. At the end of the day you hope you will be able to find a bed in a hostel, municipal or private, or resort to a hotel. The … (8 comments)

selling the main line: 2019 Tredyffrin Easttown and Main Line Real Estate Outlook video - 02/06/19 11:54 AM
I got the chance today to catch up with Long & Foster Companies, President, Gary Scott. In this short video he gives us his view of the 2019 market, a little longer than our usual videos but very interesting to get the view of one of the leaders of the real estate industry.
 
Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line is excited to be paired with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., being one of the leading companies within the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America group. We have the tools and the knowledge to help you sell or buy your Main Line or … (3 comments)

selling the main line: Love is in the air #2 - 02/05/19 05:30 AM
As I have thought back over transactions it is so hard to pick out any of my clients as being special. At the moment, the client I am with is special. They have my attention and I work diligently to make sure they are happy and understand the process of buying or selling.
However, a recent post I wrote helped me select the second of my Love is in the air posts. I realized with a recent call from a potential client I love to work with people who really need my help. They want to live in the Tredyffrin Easttown area but for … (14 comments)

selling the main line: Friday night fun - Movies under the stars - 08/15/18 01:08 PM
This Friday, August 17th, at 8.30 pm The Berwyn Devon Business and Professional Association is once again sponsoring Movies under the stars at Easttown Library 720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312
This family performance is held outside, weather permitting, behind the library so bring blankets, chairs, snacks, although there will be FREE popcorn, and something warm to wear if the evening is chilly. This months movie is SHREK. Movie is 90 minutes long.
 
Look forward to seeing you there. Next month September 8th - Dirty Dancing.
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selling the main line: 3 Reasons why your Main Line home might not be selling! - 08/01/18 06:15 AM
I showed a home yesterday to some investor clients who are looking for a home to flip. We thought we had found a good contender and made an appointment to show the home. We got rejected because the agent could not meet us at the time we asked for, not sure why the agent had to be there, as the home was priced in the low 600's.
Strike 1, make your home easy to show!
Then I get an email from the agent, he is away at the moment, can we do later in the afternoon when he was going to have an … (6 comments)

selling the main line: How long will it take to sell my home? - 07/23/18 09:18 AM
How long will it take to sell my Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home?" is an often asked question at a listing presentation. We can answer it, using all the flashy statistics at our fingers, days on market, price points etc. But, is it the right question to ask?
A better question might be "How quickly will you have my Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home on the market?"
There are many agents you can use, different brokers, teams, etc. How do you know which is the right one?
We know when we list a property exactly when it is going to go live … (2 comments)

selling the main line: It only takes one buyer! - 07/10/18 06:33 AM
It only takes one buyer!
We often use this expression when you have a listing that doesn't sell for one reason or another and everything is right with the price and the presentation. Our job then is to reassure the seller not to panic and understand that you need to find that buyer and sometimes it takes a little longer than others.
But, sometimes it works when you just list a property as well. Friday morning after posting coming soon and just listed blog posts, uploading photos to our website and syndicating the listing, video of the property on Facebook and YouTube we … (13 comments)

selling the main line: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - Open House Sunday July 8th 1-3 pm - 07/06/18 09:19 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 380 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 -Open House Sunday July 8th 1-3 pm
Check out our newest Tredyffrin Easttown listing in Old Forge Crossing. This beautifully updated second floor condo with additional den is close to two parking locations, faces west for evening sun on the balcony and has an open updated kitchen with newer cabinets, newer hardwood floors, updated bathroom, wood fireplace, and newer windows.
We sold this condo to the mother of our sellers and she did all the work in recent years. This home is move in ready and has plenty of storage, and … (6 comments)

selling the main line: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing coming soon - 07/05/18 09:06 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing Coming Soon!
With the Independance Day holiday behind us we are back to work preparing a new Tredyffrin Easttown listing that is coming to market. We love Old Forge Crossing in Devon, the Tredyffrin Easttown location is wonderful for wherever you need or want to be. It is surrounded by shops, restaurants, close to center city train service, major roads, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor living. The community is well run, having recently been awarded a Gold Medal by CAI. It has it's own swimming pool, three tennis courts, and private gated access to the Chester Valley … (10 comments)

selling the main line: Is your Tredyffrin Easttown home ready to sell? - 06/21/18 06:55 AM
Not every home is ready to sell
When a customer calls to discuss listing their home there is a lot of preparatory work that is done before we meet for the first time. Many people believe real estate agents just turn up with a sign, put the home in the MLS, the multiple listing service, and collect a check a few weeks later.
But, first we do lots of research, every home is different, we need to research the development and the street to understand the local and hyper local market. We need to work out what the current competition is and what … (7 comments)

selling the main line: Another Tredyffrin Easttown property under agreement - 06/18/18 09:38 AM
Five days - how long it took for us to get this wonderful property in Tredyffrin Easttown in the Woodgate development in Paoli under agreement. This is the second home in Woodgate we have sold quickly. This home was completely renovated with new floors, new kitchen and bathrooms and was gorgeous.
140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301. A 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath town home over three floors, the loft space with brand new split system central air and heater. The location of Woodgate within walking distance to Paoli train station, soon to become a new inter-modal transportation center, with access to … (5 comments)

selling the main line: Cottonwood sale sets new record in Lockwood Chase - 06/14/18 06:06 AM
Our recent listing and sale at 822 Cottonwood Drive in Malvern PA 19355 set a new record for the development selling for $626,000. This sale resets values in Lockwood Chase and allows appraisers going forward a recent comparison sale to use for on going appraisals.
When we listed the home for sale we had conducted a competitive market analysis and the seller decided to list the home at $595,000. Their knowledge of past sales in Lockwood Chase made them believe this was a good listing point and this was proved correct by the response from the market. With the multiple avenues the house … (4 comments)

selling the main line: Another Tredyffrin Easttown home under agreement - 06/12/18 08:07 AM

Someone could imagine themselves sitting here with a cup of coffee enjoying the cool breezes or warm winds. 39 Old Forge Crossing is now under agreement, the perfect Tredyffrin Easttown location. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and plenty of opportunity for outdoor living with a community pool, tennis courts, access to the Chester Valley Trail and Valley Forge National Park.
This spacious apartment on the second floor offered a nice open floor plan with 2 beds and 2 full baths, laundry in the apartment and mail delivered to your door.
We love this Old Forge Crossing development and all it has to offer … (7 comments)

selling the main line: New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19312 - 06/11/18 11:50 AM
New Tredyffrin Easttown Listing - 140 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301
We just sold a gorgeous Woodgate listing, and now are bringing this beautiful totally renovated home to market. The walls have been removed to provide wide open space with a quartz island and everything is brand new. This is a new home in an older shell. Everything has been renovated, bathrooms, kitchens, floors, lighting, new stainless steel appliances. 

Make your appointment before this home is sold. Call Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, Nick@VandekarTeam.com, www.SellingTheMainLine.com.
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selling the main line: 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)

 
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Devon, PA

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