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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Leadership & Decision Making

By: Alisa Cozza

Here is the second installment in our training videos with RE/MAX International. To refresh your memory, our first training video was about creating a harmonious office. As we had previously mentioned, our office was among the top ten for agent retention in the United States. Here at RE/MAX Access we take pride in demonstrating leadership and executing any decisions we make.

Watch here as the owners of RE/MAX Access, Steven Osiecki and Christopher Somers, show you what it takes to become a successful leader and get an inside look at our office located at The Piazza in Northern Liberties!



Thursday, November 6th, 2014

#HotProps: 4 on 6

By: Jarek Cotto

4 on 6 is a new, luxury construction project nestled in one of the citys hottest communities, Northern Liberties. This project includes 4 three story single family homes that were designed by an award winning architectural firm. It is a far cry from the vacant lots that were in the same place back in 2013. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, 4 on 6 is the rebirth of something totally awesome.
These homes are located at 943-949 N. 6th St, and are appointed with the finest modern finishes. They sit on an 18’ by 19.5’ wide footprint and offer 2,325-2,450 square feet of living space. Soaring 10’ high ceilings are immersed in abundant natural light, and they offer 35+ foot deep rear yards.The first floor features an open layout with maple hardwood floors through out. The kitchens come with matte white Porcelanosa cabinets. The countertops are beautiful Quartz Master 1 ¼” “Carrara Bianco River” quartz countertops. Glass tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, and a Kohler “Vault” sink with a Grohe “Concetto” chrome faucet also adorn the kitchen. All of the appliances are high end and come with a washer and gas dryer. The high end amenities don’t stop at the kitchen, the master bathroom and guest bath are also adorned. The prime location of these homes means that anything you could possibly need is right at your fingertips. It offers walkability, shopping, a plethora of cool cafes, dog parks, bars, and tons of entertainment and restaurants to enjoy. Two of these homes are already pending leaving just two left, so act fast.

RE/MAX Access sat down with one of the developers at Space Development Group, Eric Fox, for a short Q&A about himself and his work. Here is what was said,

RMA: Are you from Philadelphia?

Fox: I’m originally from South Jersey, a 15 minute drive from Center City.  Close enough to where I’ve considered myself from Philadelphia.  I’ve lived in the city for over 15 years.

RMA: How did you get into development?

Fox: I’ve always looked at old houses or buildings that have been neglected and romanticized about and envisioned what they could be.  The first house I owned was a 100+ year old row house that required extensive renovations.  When I was finished  someone stopped me and asked if they could buy it.  After a couple more houses as side projects to my life in the corporate world, I decided to turn my hobby into a career.

RMA: What are the other projects you have successfully completed?

Fox: I’ve renovated 30+ houses in Philadelphia.  My first development of a larger scale was the adaptive reuse of an old textile mill in Manayunk that I converted to 9 loft condos.  The largest project I was involved in was the conversion of a 125,000 square foot warehouse in Fishtown into 72 residential units with ground floor commercial space.  Over the past 5 years I’ve ventured into ground up construction of close to 30 single family houses across 4 different projects; The NINE on Tulip, Norris Point, The Palm and The 4 on 6.

RMA: What do you think new development means to Philadelphia?

Fox: I think all new development is symbolic of what Philadelphia has become.  Thinking back to the Philadelphia of the 70’s and 80’s, it’s hard to believe its the same city.  The amount and scale of development that has taken place over the past 5 years can be dizzying at times.  From civic projects such as Schuykill Banks, Race St Pier, and Dilworth Park to private, large scale luxury residential towers and office buildings, and anewly constructed and renovated houses that have transformed neighborhoods, Philadelphia has emerged into an international destination.  Thankfully we’re no longer only thought of as the city of cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell.

RMA: How does a good relationship with a realtor facilitate your success?

Fox: A good realtor is a key component to my business.  The agent/developer relationship is more than putting up a “for sale” sign.  They serve as an adviser to the feasibility of a development project during conception, marketers of the project once started, an educator and consultant to buyers, and facilitator of the sales process once a house is under agreement.  Through all of this, my agent also serves as my therapist.

Look out for more developments from Eric Fox and The Somers team in the future. You can read more about this development at

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

#HotProps 407 Poplar Street – Custom Fishtown Home

What used to be just another standard house in the mid 1960s, was turned into a beautiful custom home in 2008.  This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is back on the market, and won’t be for long!

4th and Poplar in 1959

4th and Poplar in 1959


 – 4 bedroom

– 3 bathroom

– 35,000 sq feet

– 1 car garage

– $850,000

– MLS# 6464753

Here is the property description, below.

“This chic 4 Bedroom 3 bathroom custom designed home built in 2008 has a 3,500 sq ft floor plan, a 1 car over size garage and multiple outdoor spaces including rear and side yards, a panoramic roof top deck, 2 bedroom walk outs and a living room balcony. Enjoy the modern up scale design throughout and features such as an open steel staircase with solid wood tread, oversize windows throughout, hardwood floors throughout, a lower level storage room, media inspired room with tons of natural light, with a full bathroom on the lower level and laundry room with side by side washer and dryer. The main level entrance leads you to the eat in chef kitchen, and rear yard access. The eat in kitchen has Wolf appliances, 6 burner gas range with exhaust hood, dual convection oven with warming tray, Subzero lower drawer freezer compartment built into the refrigerator, Asko dishwasher, polished granite counter tops, plenty of pantry space, mocha flat panel cabinetry, and an open area large enough for a banquet size table and a sunken living area. The 2nd level living room has a vent less gas fireplace and a walk out balcony. The next level is the Master suite with a spa aerated soaking tub, glass enclosed shower, a wall-mount under-counter vanity. A large walk-in custom fitted closet. The master bedroom is enormous with French doors leading to a private deck. The next level features a large bedroom with a private deck, built in closet and plenty of windows. On the following floor there are 2 rooms, a den/study and a large bedroom, this rooms share a hall bath with 2 wall mount under-counter vanities and a shower/tub. Finally the roof top level has hard wired speakers, a gas line for a grill, and dramatic views of the Center City Philadelphia. Recessed lighting, hard wired speakers inside and out, dual zone HVAC and about 3 years remaining on tax abatement. Location is amazing because it is in walking distance to all that Northern Liberties has to offer including parks, restaurants, and social venues.”

For More Information  Contact:

 Chris Somers

1033 N 2nd Street – 5th Floor

Philadelphia PA 19123

Cell: 267-694-3707


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

#HotProps: 1240 N. 4th St. Brings Luxury to South Kensington.



By: Jarek Cotto

1240 N. 4th is one of South Kensingtons premier residential homes. It’s just a stones throw the hustle and bustle of Northern Liberties. The first recorded sale of this home was in February 1986 to a lady named Gladys Lopez for $8,300. Over the years it has been purchased by different companies with the goal of renovating and flipping the home for a profit.

In January 1996, Inner City Rehabilitators Inc purchased the home for $10,000 and flipped it in 2003 for a profit of $20,000. The next purchase was not until 2005 when the home was sold to its current owners for $300,000 after it was expertly renovated.

This enormous increase in property values illustrates the trajectory of home pricing in the microcosm of Nolibs and Philadelphia on a larger scale.

The story of this home shows how rapidly development and gentrification have been advancing in this area for years.

 RE/MAX Access’ own Christopher Somers is the listing agent for this South Kensington gem.


1240 N. 4th st., Kitchen



Here is the full description from

“Welcome to this stunning and modern 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that was expertly renovated in 2005. Property located in rapidly developing South Kensington and is a stones throw from Northern Liberties, the Piazza, Taco Riendo, Crane Arts building and all the great restaurants in the area. Step into the first floor into the open grand living room and dining room, refinished hardwood flooring and plenty of room to entertain. Kitchen is expansive and modern with high end cabinets, counter-top and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads out to a nice patio area for grill and table with chairs, perfect for summer bbq and/or pets. Take the stairs up to the second level that has two large bedrooms, laundry and shared bath. Third floor is expansive master bedroom suite complete with full bathroom. Don’t miss out on touring the deck with amazing city views off of the master suite. All mechanicals updated in 2005. Great comps in the area and new construction in every direction. This is a must see and easy to show”

If you are interested in checking out this beaut, schedule your showing right away because it might not stay on the market for long.




Saturday, September 6th, 2014

1247 E Columbia #3 Open House with Jenn Bagby


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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Sean Dundon Rules

Sean Dundon RE/MAX Access The Somers Team

by Elizabeth Flynn

Every so often we get a great review from one of our clients that reminds us why we got into the Real Estate business in the first place.  Stephanie and Chris Somers received this review from one of their team member’s clients. Sean Dundon has a long history of helping his clients and guiding them through interesting (to say the least) situations that can arise in real estate transactions.


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Somers,

 Today I closed on the above property in East Kensington.  Sean Dundon from your office acted as my purchasing agent.  I thought his efforts deserve an email.  Being a real estate litigator, I consider myself familiar with the process of purchasing a home; however I still learned many things from Sean who was a wealth of local knowledge.  Importantly, he was honest with me when it could have benefited him to give the easy answer and make a quick sale.  Trust and integrity is paramount to me in all my business dealings, and because of Sean’s patience and honesty I have recommended him to my sister who has made an offer down the street (hopefully to close within the next month).

I simply write to give you my honest opinion that Sean deserves accolades for his efforts, and I would recommend him to anyone in the area.  If you ever need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

 Andrew Marley

We couldn’t be prouder when our agents receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work and perseverance. Here’s a big cheers and congrats to our boy Sean Dundon.

Check out his website if you are looking for exceptional real estate guidance!