Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Agent Spotlight: Dana Friedman

Dana Friedman is the transaction assistant and a real estate agent apart of The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access.  She currently lives in South Philly with her husband and two mini doxies, Gulliver and Eleanor! 

Dana Friedman headshot

Briefly describe yourself:
I’m super outgoing and friendly and I love to meet new people! Want to know what’s going on in the city? I’d love to share and connect you with some great spots. Looking to make Philly your new home? I’d love to help!

When and why did you become a realtor? 
I grew up with my family involved in real estate and rental properties. In 2014 I decided to get my license and become a real estate agent. Here I am apart of The Somers Team! 

What neighborhood do you sell and why?
I sell all over Philadelphia. I lived in South Philly right by Passyunk Ave and love showing Buyers around the neighborhood.  However, I also sell in Fishtown, Kensington, Northern Liberties, Old City, Queen Village, Graduate Hospital, and Pennsport.

Tell me about the best deal you’ve ever had.
Every deal is great and I learn something new every single time. My hardest deal was my first one, which I represented my father as the Seller. It was a ton of learning since a previous deed was recorded incorrectly and I had to get my Aunt to sign off and she lived in Florida. In the end, I was able to sell the property and re-connect with my Aunt.

As a real estate professional, I LIVE for my clients

What do you think the next hot area is to buy?
Port Richmond

Name 3 things you love about Philadelphia.
1. Food
2. Walkability
3. History

Describe your perfect Cheese steak.
Has to be from Jim’s on South Street

What are you favorite actives outside of work?
I’m a total foodie, so I love trying new restaurants and checking out Pop-up beer gardens. I also love to ride horses- I have actually been riding since I was 8 years old. My relaxing activity is reading. I try to read at least 1 book a month. When time allows I love to travel. I just got married in Feb 2016 in Mexico, it was amazing!

Get in Touch with Dana:
dana@thesomersteam.com
215-901-4522

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Agent Spotlight: Andre Robinson

Andre Robinson is a master negotiator, expert in asset liquidation and acquisitions.  His in-depth knowledge of office systems and automation will make your transaction seem effortless.

Sellers: Marketing is his specialty.  With a database of over 10,000 past clients and associates, he can sell your property fast for a fair price.

Buyers: Whether first-time, move-up, scaling down, income or luxury properties, he understands the economic effect that your purchase will have on you in both the short and long term.

Landlords and Investors: He knows property management, with over 10 years experience.  Whether luxury rentals, PHA (section 8), or income based subsidized housing, his focus on compliance and cash flow will make sure your property investments will provide you with sustainable income for years to come.

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When and Why did you become a realtor?

Andre Robinson:
August 2006.  Land is the reason for every major war and conflict.  He who owns the most last controls the kingdom.

What neighborhood do you sell and why?

Andre Robinson:
West Philadelphia, University City.  University City contains at least three Ivy League and technical colleges and universities specializing in medicine, engineering and science.  This makes for a great mix of students, faculty and professional buyers and sellers.

Tell us about the best deal you’ve ever had.

Andre Robinson:
The transaction was between a mother and son.  They used FHA.  He got a gift of equity from his mom, which allowed him to purchase the property with only $1,500.

Fill in the blank: “As a real estate professional, I ____ for my clients”

Andre Robinson: “stay educated”

What do you think the next hot area is to buy?

Andre Robinson:
West Philadelphia/University City

Name 3 things you love about Philadelphia:

Andre Robinson:
1. Affordable properties
2. A fair amount of undeveloped land
3. Close proximity to New York, Boston, New Jersey, Delaware and Baltimore

Describe your perfect Cheese steak:

Andre Robinson:
Covered in fried onions

What are your favorite activities outside of work?

Andre Robinson:
Watching reality TV, reading and flying kites.

Anything you want to add?

Andre Robinson:
Enjoy your transaction.

Andre Robinson
267-249-6645
ahomeloan47@gmail.com

 
Friday, January 15th, 2016

Bristol Township;  A Secret Gold Mine

by: Elaine Kasavage
& Karley Cohen 
us-pa)brtThere are 50+ distressed properties currently in Bristol Township.  What do I mean by distressed? I mean these properties are being sold “as is”, as short sales and also bank foreclosures/REO’s.  What does this mean for all you investors?  You need to start looking in this area!  Bristol Township is a gold mine for someone who is looking to invest in properties and change a neighborhood around.  

In 1692, the area of Bristol Township was founded and originally named Buckingham Township, but in 1702 it was renamed Bristol Township.  When founded it was a highly agricultural area among wealthy Philadelphians.  1831 the Delaware canal connected Bristol to Easton growing the accessibility to surrounding areas.  Today Bristol is the largest municipality in Bucks County.

For the last 10 years I have been working at RE/MAX Access,  and focusing my business on investment properties.  I was searching TREND for a client, to help find a good deal in their price range and I came across all of these investment type properties in Bristol Township.

So, to all my cash savvy investors – imagine the potential of taking over the Bristol Township area with amazing renovations one property at a time.

Elaine Kasavage
215-756-1531
elaine103@comcast.net
http://www.elainekasavage.com
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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!

 

 

 
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Big Internet Merge

by: Karley  Cohen

The headline that is circulating the media right now is “Zillow buys Trulia for 3.5 Billion Dollars”.  What are  Zillow and Trulia and is this merge going to be a good one?  Lets go through and look at the two companies.

 

Both websites were founded in 2005, are geared towards the real estate market – specifically for real estate agents, landlords, property managers, prospective home buyers, and renters.

Zillow-logo

According to Zillow’s website, their mission is “to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgage.”  When Zillow began, it data scrubbed over a million homes varying from homes for sale, rentals and homes not on the market. It’s company headquarters are in Seattle and have other offices in New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Irvine, California; and Lincoln, Nebraska.  Now in 2014 they are merging with Trulia and will only expand from there.

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Trulia was co-founded by Pete Flint and Sami Inkdinem when they were hearing about colleagues having a hard time searching for homes online. Just shy of ten years later, Trulia offers 15 mobile apps across multiple platforms and attracts about 51 million potentials renters per month. Most of their traffic comes from the mobile app on the weekends. Their headquarters are in San Francisco but also has offices in New York City, Denver and Bellevue.

Pete Flint

Pete Flint

Merging of these two companies will create a giant database for homes online and because of that it will dominate the online market.  Until the deal officially closes, the two websites will continue to operate side by side.   What do you think of this merge?