Philadelphia Steals and Deals & Suburbs by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

  Oh has your purse run dry your boots stayed warm your TV kept you entertained. Where did you go to get all your deals to put under your tree or to give out at Hanukka?  Do you give gifts to the support staff at your office ?

The reason I am asking is I shopped online on Thanksgiving eve at UGG and the Deals were Steals the same for Amazon ,and Spanx  but the deals sold out quickly 

Black Friday  started deals on ROKO for things like Showtime ,Stars, and AMC  they have offered ninety cents a month for three months  until Tuesday to purchase then after the 3 months it would go to the regular price unless you cancelled a month in advance - still a wonderful price 

My car was up in Doylestown getting some body work done from a hit and run. My friend Lynne and I went to pick  up the car and traveled to Lahaska for lunch at the Villaggio Italian Restaurant  the food there is excellent. It is also next to the Coach outlet where they were having a 70% off sale, so needless to say we stopped there afterwards .There was also a 25% off of the 70% the deals were steals .You should have come with us.  

They still have some fantastic Steal & Deals COACH an extra 20% off at checkout They are making room for new merchandise at the outlet 

The last stop this week was Beautyland. It had been closed for a very long time for renovations . When I drove up I thought it was closed as there were not any cars there. When I walked in I was in awe. Here was a little store I had been shopping in what seemed like forever . It took my breathe away and I verbalized it and the owners were so happy to hear it . What a beautiful job they did . The prices still great! Things like Orly nail polish that you would pay $10-$18 somewhere else was $7.99  same thing with lipsticks and other beauty products. You were saving a substantial dollar. These things add up. Plus the display was set up like a boutique.  You could find so many things there hair dryers, hats, gloves, perfumes, you name it . 

Please come back next week as my wallet is growing thin. My gifts are not all purchased there are some more to be bought . Are you done your Holiday Shopping?

I have a condo going to settlement . The electrical work is done . The small plumbing work is done . The use and occupancy permit is in. The condo docs have been delivered to the buyer and reviewed . There were some funny rules and regulations still in there from when they were first built . The buyer had some questions about them and we found out the answered . The condo president was very helpful and knowledgeable. When agents work together in cooperation everything goes smoothly . 



Hannah Williams 

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Comments (19)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey Hannah,
It's crunch time for the steals and deals, isn't it? I have very little shopping to do so happy about that.  Happy Friday!

Dec 03, 2021 09:56 AM
Hannah Williams

Carol Williams  I gave out some gifts this evening out the Holiday Party at work to the Staff they seemed very surprised and grateful. It was actually the first time I meet some of them in person as there are 350 agents . It was a FUN evening lots of food and dancing 

Dec 03, 2021 09:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My holiday shopping is done, Hannah. Everything has been packaged, wrapped and already posted all over the country. All that's left is Christmas cards now. BeautyLand sounds like my kind of place... I had a place like that in Paris... I could spend hours there checking out all the goodies.

Dec 03, 2021 10:58 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker  It is a fun place! when I told them I was going to write a blog they were very excited .  I wish I was done! You are so efficient .

Dec 03, 2021 09:51 PM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Thank you Hannah for sharing. I was at the Coach outlet with my wife last Friday. Great deals great place everyone was so helpful and friendly. Definitely two thumbs up. 

Dec 03, 2021 12:16 PM
Hannah Williams

Tony Busanich  I really enjoyed the Coach outlet also ! Such nice people there and so glad you gave it a thumbs up. I completed a review that was emailed about my experience there and received an email back from the sales girl thanking me which I thought was so nice .

Dec 03, 2021 09:54 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are done with gifts and I just mailed everything else this morning.  And I think I know what Nina Hollander, Broker is talking about.  The Le Drugstore in Paris, definitely lots of beauty products and food.  A

Dec 03, 2021 01:28 PM
Hannah Williams

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I have a few very close friends to finish up for but trying to decide if I should wait until after the holiday to see if it will be less money - It could backfire and be more 

Dec 03, 2021 09:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah, I will share with you what I tell my wife, who loves to shop, when she tells me of fantastic deals.  I tell her do you know what is even a more fantastic deal???  It is if you do not buy it and spend the money.  😋😜🤪😆

Dec 03, 2021 01:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

George Souto that's what my husband says, too, George!

Dec 03, 2021 01:48 PM
Hannah Williams

George Souto  I also love to shop when I am getting something  I think someone will love because that makes me happy or something that I love because that makes me ever happier -- 

My Father would say look at all the dummies spending all the money before the holidays when right after everything goes on sale -- but he was right on some things not on everything 

Dec 03, 2021 10:01 PM
George Souto

Nina your husband as well as Hannah's father are VERY wise men.  ☺️

Dec 04, 2021 01:20 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You do such a great job of finding where the steals and deals are.  I am not much of a shopper so I likely miss out on a lot of great deals.

Dec 04, 2021 05:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - I enjoyed your post which combined steals, deals and condo docs.  Condo documents can often reveal interesting parts of a history in an association.  Kinda like markdowns of merchandise we see on the shelves in stores.  

Dec 04, 2021 06:34 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs This condo did have interesting parts of history put also confusing to the buyer and their agent . It seemed there was a statement that said the windows and doors must be closed at all times . The buyer was concerned and so was the agent . I was convinced it was written long ago but they wanted confirmation. Quite frankly it was not my place to warrant . So I checked with the condo president who was more than happy to clarify . You are right !  It was like checking with the store manager on the store policy . 

Dec 04, 2021 07:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Hannah= you area a shopper extraordinaire!!!  I'm almost done but not quite. We buy for the children but that number seems to be growing. 

Dec 04, 2021 08:34 AM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib  People are looking for local deals . I am not done almost . When my grandchildren were younger I was never done . 

Dec 04, 2021 08:20 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Brian England  an old  friend/client called me the other day to thank me. She found my Steals and Deals on the Internet about a sale on TV's .She wanted one for her husband and the price was perfect . Then she went to the Coach outlet and purchased her 3 daughters handbags each in a different color . Now she is done . I was thrilled for her and thrilled she found my post. Plus her daughter will be looking for a house soon 

Dec 04, 2021 08:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have been so busy working the last minutes... and than cooking for Thanksgiving I still have a lot of gifts or coal to hand out:))Endre

Dec 04, 2021 11:44 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr. I hear you for me it has been one challenge after another - I was lucky to get this post in 😋

Dec 05, 2021 10:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, so sorry to hear you car got hit, cannot believe someone would hit and run!   Thanks for the deals, and the beauty shop sounds nice, and remember the Coach shop.

Dec 05, 2021 08:24 AM
Hannah Williams

Oh I have another story to tell the car is back in the shop Joan Cox but I will save it for another day. As I remember you grabed some wonderful Steals and Deals yourself  at Coach at their semi annual sale .

Dec 05, 2021 10:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We still have some shopping to do for Christmas gifts.

Enjoy your bargains and the holiday season.

Dec 05, 2021 10:10 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley  Some of these deals are available on line with free delivery. I supplied a link - Happy Holiday's 

Dec 05, 2021 10:20 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hannah, I enjoy reading about all your steals and deals, and then mixing it up with business deals. Such fun!

Dec 05, 2021 04:43 PM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   Well this week will be tough as I am getting properties ready for closing and all the sellers are out of town . Going shopping however takes the edge out of it and puts the Fun into things . Everywhere is decorated so pretty too

Dec 06, 2021 08:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Hannah.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Dec 06, 2021 06:25 AM
Hannah Williams

Good Morning Roy Kelley you also take care !  Enjoy this week the weather seems to be questionable 

Dec 06, 2021 08:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Hannah Williams ,

Sorry to hear about your car and now I see there is more to the story. I only have a few gifts to buy the rest is purchased, wrapped and under the tree. Now to tackle cards!

Dec 06, 2021 07:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Good Morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Well I broke down after picking it up I think they left the car on but who knows it will cost a good penny battery and alternator . I have to put the heat on in the vacant houses they say snow on Wednesday but it is 60 degrees today . I have not even started my cards I think I know what box I packed them in - Sure hope so :-)

Dec 06, 2021 09:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Crappy luck with the hit and run.  Lunch and a day out with a friend was definitely in order.  Sounds like you had a great time and found some fantastic deals.

Dec 06, 2021 09:53 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Chris Ann Cleland  I did have a great lunch and amazing deals . The hit and Run was back in September before my move (yes I moved same place better location ) just had not had the time to take it to get fixed.  :-)

Dec 06, 2021 12:41 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah Williams - I just love that title!  Steals and Deals... The very last line got me.  I just got home to tell my husband what a dream it is to work with the current buyers and their agent on my latest listing. Happy Monday!

Dec 06, 2021 04:54 PM