Green Philadelphia

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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

What are they thinking! I have some buyers who come down from Brooklyn once or twice a month to look for homes in Philadelphia. After a year now, they finally seem to be zeroing in on a house. I was thinking that this weekend, we'd finally seal the deal. But we can't because the sellers of one of...
06/26/2010
It's a listing call in a pricey zip code. You get to the house full of anticipation. The front door has seen better days. Inside, there is a lot more than real estate: There is a story...a sad one. And a problem to solve. Philadelphia realtor Rich McIlhenny proves that the best of us are not just...
06/24/2010
Imagine a serene country town in a pastoral setting with rolling green hills--a gorgeous Pennsylvania farmland setting. Now picture a casino 1/2 mile down the road from Gettysburg, arguably the most important national battlesite in America. If you have never been there, Gettysburg is so worth the...
06/22/2010
Trent Cluley wrote are great post on his awful recent experiences with sellers who did not disclose their "underwater" mortgage situations before contracting to sell at prices that were not bank approved. This post is totally different: It is about sellers who refuse to spend money to make their ...
06/22/2010
Thanks to the book Home Staging That Works by Starr C. Osborne, I'm have a better understanding of how subtle things can make or break a sale. We sell a lot of older houses in Philadelphia and beautifully built old stone houses....like many old houses...settle. Starr has a picture in her book ($1...
06/11/2010
 Yesterday I came from a house that has been on the market for a year--a very long time in the Philadelphia, PA market. There were boxes in the livingroom. There were items on the sofas. There was an obstacle course in the finished basement. Then the sellers told me they had two storage lockers f...
06/06/2010
This is what I am up against all the time. Please sellers, help me sell! I know it is HARD to do. If it is all too much for you, I really understand. Even if you have to pay someone to help you, it is So Worth It! Trust me: You will sell faster and for more money. A while back, I received a call ...
06/06/2010
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