Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

After listing 822 Cottonwood Drive in Lockwood Chase in Malvern on Thursday morning for $595,000 we rapidly had appointments being made through the weekend. In what seemed the blink of an eye we had 29 appointments, more texts than a 14 year old as my seller said. Open houses were planned for Saturday and Sunday with a one hour exclusive open house for the neighbors to see the home.

822 Cottonwood flyer

We premarketed this home through the week, with slide shows, video on Youtube and on our website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, adverts on Craigslist, syndication across the internet and of course here on ActiveRain.

The results Crazeee! as one of our local car dealers says in his adverts. At the open houses on Saturday and Sunday we lost count but estimated we had 120 people or more through the home.

We began receiving offers immediately, the seller had stated they would review offers on Sunday after the open house on that day and this was relayed through the MLS listing.

We received 11 offers, many with escalation clauses due to the beauty of this home, the amenities it offers plus the lack of homes for sale in the area. After a long time perusing the offers and consultation with some buyers a decision was made and the home is now PENDING!

If you are interested in similar results, contact Nick Vandekar for a consultation and to discuss what we do to get homes sold for the maximum amount. Nick Vandekar, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email, or website


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Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

It looks like a lovely home, Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 and your marketed it perfectly. Congratulations to you, and to your seller.

Apr 23, 2018 05:14 PM #1
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Not surprised this one did not stick around. All that upfront work sure pays off doesn't it.

Apr 23, 2018 05:14 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nick and Trudy- Crazee but not unexpected given how thorough and proactive you both are in marketing your client's properties. Job well done!

Apr 23, 2018 05:20 PM #3
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, just shows your extensive marketing did the job, and bet your Seller is thrilled.  Congratulations!

Apr 23, 2018 06:00 PM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Beautiful home well done Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Apr 23, 2018 06:46 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well how about that, hard work and good planning paid off Congratulations to the Team you and the sellers, Endre

Apr 23, 2018 09:46 PM #6
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Congratulations! Crazeeeee seems to be a great way to explain it!

Apr 24, 2018 03:55 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Well done, Nick. It really is crazee out there and a free-for-all with some houses, it seems.

Apr 24, 2018 04:42 AM #8
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Lottie Kendall it is a beautiful home, one of those homes you love to market.

JL Boney, III it did, never seen open houses like this. 

Kathy Streib thank you, wedid hit all the access points on this one.

Joan Cox our seller is very happy.

Thank you Hannah Williams 

Apr 24, 2018 05:09 AM #9
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Endre Barath, Jr. youmademe smile with your comment, thank you. Sometimes it feels you put the work in and it doersn't so nice when it does work so well.

Kat Palmiotti I have never seen open houses like this, it was just like a party, wall to wall with people and the weather was perfect. people were in the back yard, everywhere.

Nina Hollander I have been on the other side recently a lot, so this was nice to be with the seller, not easier as it took a while going over the offers and for them to make a decision.

Apr 24, 2018 05:12 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Nick... at the end of the day, sounds like a "good" problem to have wading through multiple offers! 

Apr 24, 2018 05:32 AM #11
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Congratulations Nick and Trudy! You had a well-planned marketing strategy and I know your sellers are thrilled!

Apr 24, 2018 08:50 AM #12
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Congratulations Nick. Sounds like you did everything right and it paid. Great job.

Apr 24, 2018 02:56 PM #13
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Crazeee Good!!!

I'm so proud to know you! Congratulations on your successful marketing techniques to market this beautiful home and get so many offers. I'm sure your Sellers will brag about you for years! Plus, I have no doubt they'll be referring you to their friends and family too!


Apr 24, 2018 04:41 PM #14
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Fantastic Nick - well done and very happy for your seller!  And after 5 years living away from PA, some things will never escape my memory!


Apr 25, 2018 03:33 PM #15
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Nina Hollander it is a good problem to have.

Amanda S. Davidson they are very happy.

Sheila Anderson thanks, a good result

Patricia Feager as President of the HOA I hope he brags big time...

John Meussner glad you got it, only if you are local does that make sense.

Apr 26, 2018 06:32 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Great success story - and no wonder. Beautiful presentation, Nick and Trudy. D 

May 01, 2018 08:12 AM #17
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