I am passionate about my skills as a Realtor® and Accredited Staging Professional. My proven skills, enthusiasm, & work ethic will make your next real estate experience a positive one!
Get to know Bette Gottwald
Whether you are looking for buyer or seller representation, I will always deliver honesty, support, and superb customer service. I have been involved in the real estate industry for more than twenty years (14 of those years assisting my husband, Joe who is an Associate Broker and State Certified Broker Appraiser) and I know the ropes. I would be delighted to be your guide!
As your Central PA real estate professional, I pledge to provide you with truly exceptional service. Selling your home? As an Accredited Staging Professional, I will make your home gleam and stand out from the competition, and strive to meet your time frame to sell. Buying a home? I will be with you every step of the way until we find your perfect property!
My vision: Putting reality and realty together!
Married to Joseph Gottwald II, an Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, five children and 13 grandchildren. 2 Leonberger Dogs: Dreyfus and Mer"Cedes."
Hobbies: Gardening, walking, volunteer work, attending Corvette shows, attending/participating in dog shows, listening to most types of music, avid concert-goer.
Affiliations: Member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors; Pennsylvania Assocation of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; Leonberger Club of North America; Therapy Dogs International; Real Estate Cyberspace Society Member; International Asssociation for Home Staging Professionals; National Association of Home Builders; Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors Legislative Committee; Prudential National Honor Society, Cumberland Valley Corvette Club an Mechanicsburg Sportmens Assciation
Licensed Eucharistic Visitor, St. Stephens Cathedral, Harrisburg; Member, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Mechanicsburg; Westover Womens' Club Care and Share Program, Mechanicsburg; Volunteer, YWCA, Camp Hill, PA; Former coordinator of 228th Supply & Transportation Battalion Family Support Group, Ft Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA.
Member, Listeners Advisory Board, The River 97.3, Harrisburg, PA; Member, Red Hats Society; Perform annually as Mrs. Claus, along with Santa (my husband) for several local nursery schools, and retirement and assisted living facilities.
Graduate, The National Association of Home Builders Institute of Residential Marketing, Harrisburg, PA; Certified New Home Sales Professional, Harrisburg, PA; Institute for Real Estate Studies, Camp Hill, PA; Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA; Bloomsburg State College, Bloomsburg, PA; Graduate of Accredited Staging Professional Course, Conshohocken, PA; and e-Pro (Internet Marketing Certification), Accredited Staging Professional, LaQuinta, CA.
Represented builders in new housing developments: The Carriage Homes,Townes on the Green and Sterling Glen. Twenty-one years as a licensed PA Realtor, assisting husband, Joe, Associate Broker; Stage majority of listings. Retired from the Commonwealth of PA from an administrative capacity in the executive and judicial branches.
Bette Gottwald's Blog Posts
Prudential's National Honor Society, ERA Platnium, Gold and Silver Awards.
Testimonials for Bette Gottwald
Kyle W. - York Haven09/30/2012
"We've bought and sold homes before and never have we had the service and dedication like we received from Bet and Joe. They are our agents for life!" – Kyle W., York Haven
Chris and Jen P. - Dillsburg10/03/2011
"We found Bette after reviewing the profiles of dozens of Real Estate agents and upon meeting her we knew we made the proper choice. She started as an agent but became a friend in the process and that's not something that happens when it's just about profit. That friendship was culled from a close & personal understanding from someone who truly desires to see you & your family happy through her dedicated efforts & industry experience. Buying a home is one of the most important purchases someone can make in their life and I can truly tell you that my experience with Bette was one of support & caring, for without those values the process would've been unbearable. I strongly recommend Bette as a Real Estate agent with absolute confidence & know you will share the same sentiment as I.”
Chris and Marilyn W. - Port Charlotte, FL07/28/2011
"We know Bet through Church, and knew she had sold a home in 7 days after another agent from another agency had it on the market for a year. She worked very hard to sell our home of 27 years and sold it in 8 days. In this market, what could have been better? Gave us good advise for getting the home ready for sale... We were 100% pleased with everything about the sale of our home!"
The Millers - Concord, MA11/10/2010
"When we decided to sell our 4500 square foot home in Mechanicsburg, we wanted a Realtor who was knowledgeable and appreciative of the fine quality of our custom built home. We contacted Bette Gottwald who specializes in high end homes and we were very impressed with her marketing plan to sell our home. Bette did a great job helping us get ready to show the house. The photographs in the flyer and the website were beautifully done and our home looked fantastic. With her expertise, advertising know-how and experience, coupled with her husband, Joe’s superb negotiating skills, our house was sold in less than one week for more money than we expected to net! Thanks Bette and Joe, for all your hard work."
Jennifer K - Bangor, ME08/30/2010
"I was transferred, Bet staged and listed my home and it sold in just a few days! She was able to bring the sale to a close via overnight mail and facsimile, without the need of me returning to PA. I have recommended her to many friends in Central PA."
The Romigs - Enola05/03/2010
". . .a big THANK YOU for all the help and guidance you and Joe both provided in two of the most stressful decisions made in my life. You were so helpful in both finding the perfect home and getting a buyer for my home. I'm glad I picked you as my representative."