10 Maple Lane, Levittown, Pa 19054
Coming Soon!...End of February!
Coming Soon!...End of February! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, please call 215-757-7257 or email: TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
Expanded Ranch with Master Bedroom Suite and Family Room! Step inside to this well maintained home. The nicely sized kitchen has been updated. Keep warm in the winter by the brick peninsula fireplace situated between the kitchen and living room. Crown molding and recessed lighting highlight the living room which opens to the family room addition. The bright and airy family room offers recessed lighting, newer wood floors, wood burning stove and a sliding glass door leading to the rear patio. The spacious master bedroom suite is sure to please with a HUGE Walk in closet and HUGE master bathroom. The master bathroom features a jetted bathtub, stall shower, his/her sinks and storage. As an added bonus the fourth bedroom adjoins to the master suite making it an ideal sitting room, nursery or office! The garage has been converted to a storage area ideal for a motorcycle, laundry room and utility room. The exterior of the home features newer windows and siding. The Shed also comes with a separate electric panel making it perfect for a workshop.
Coming Soon!...End of February!
Another Coming Soon Success Story
Another ComingSoon! Campaign home SOLD before it hit the market! In fact it SOLD within 3 days of the start of our Coming Soon!Campaign. The seller had already purchased their new home and the holiday season was upon us so they decided to try the Coming Soon!Campaign to spark interest before the new year when they were going to put their home on the market.
Our Coming Soon! Campaign began on a Wednesday. We received a call from an agent that saw the Coming Soon! Campaign posted and asked if she could get her clients in before it hit the market? We were able to get her clients in that Friday afternoon because the seller’s prepared in advance to sell. The buyers were the first ones through the door and they loved it! The buyers knew there would be a high demand for the home since it hadn’t even hit the market yet so they were willing to pay top dollar.
And the sellers were thrilled because they didn’t have the stress of the home being on the market and constantly preparing it for showings. And best of all they wouldn’t have to carry two mortgages!
This home is the perfect example of how The Coming Soon! Campaign CREATES DEMAND for your home.
High Demand = Highest Selling Price & Sellers in Control of Negotiations.
There are all kinds of benefits to Creating Demand in Advance!
Large corporations test market their products. Why shouldn’t you test market your home?
The bottom line, is that each coming soon we market creates unique opportunities that no one is able to foresee. Ever sellers needs and wants maybe different but there is no denying that the coming soon opens many doors. It pays to hire expert Realtors with Innovative Marketing Techniques!
Contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com to learn more about our Exclusive Coming Soon Campaign. Request a Home Salability Assessment to prepare your home in advance and help create that demand. Or Attend our next Home Selling seminar. We speak in depth about the Coming Soon Campaign at the Home Selling Seminars.
1717 West McGalliard Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08610
Coming Soon!...Mid-February! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, please call 215-757-7257 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step inside to the spacious living room accented by hardwood floors. Spend winter evenings relaxing by the marble hearth fireplace. Sip your morning coffee in the sunroom complete with jalousie windows to let the air pass through on the warm mornings. Light floods the sizable eat in kitchen through the skylight. The kitchen features ample wood cabinets, SS appliances and a pantry. Adjacent is the banquet sized dining room. The first floor master bedroom suite is sure to please with plenty of closet space, and a full bathroom. A second bedroom completes the first floor. Upstairs hosts two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and offers more storage. The partially finished basement is ideal for a family room and also offers a half-bathroom, more storage and a laundry room. Let the fenced rear yard be your oasis. Relax and soak in your hot tub after a long day. Invite friends over for a BBQ on your expansive deck. Or simply sit under your covered patio and enjoy the serene setting. This home also features upgraded 200 amp electric, and oversized detached garage with electric openers.
To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, please call 215-757-7257 or email: email@example.com
2110 Wilson Avenue, Bristol, PA 19007
Coming Soon!...Mid-February! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, please call 215-757-7257 or email: TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
Welcome home to this well maintained home located in the Harriman section of historic Bristol Boro. The quaint front porch is ideal for relaxing on warm spring morning while you enjoy your coffee. Step inside to the spacious living room that opens to the dining room and eat in kitchen. Upstairs hosts 3 bedroom and full bathroom. The main bedroom features a HUGE walk in closet which is sure to please. The basement offers ample storage as well as a laundry area. The home also features updated electric, fenced rear yard with patio, and custom neutral roman shades throughout the home. Located close to Borough High School, Borough Parks, major roads and shopping, train station, Burlington Bristol Bridge, turnpike and Amish Market. If you're looking for Borough living be sure to put this one on your list!
Thinking of selling your home now, in a few months or years?
We Willl Teach You How To:
· Make up to 18% More using alternative marketing methods
· What Improvements will bring the greatest Return on Investment
· HGTV Effect
· Sell Faster with less stress
· Maximize your budget
· Keep More Equity in your Pocket
Seating is limited so please RSVP 1 Week prior to event by calling 215-757-7257 or emailing - TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
Remember: share this info with a friend or family member who maybe interested.
All are invited.
*NO Cost or Obligation*
If you have any questions, we are here to help you can contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
Your home is likely one of your largest assets, and that is how you need to think about it. Don’t you want to make the greatest return on investment you can on your asset? But, how do you do that? Easy. You need to prepare to sell your home in advance. You begin by:
Step 1: Ask yourself, “How am I going to maximize my budget?”
To best maximize your budget you need to form a relationship with an Expert Realtor not right before you list the home, but in advance. Chances are you have a lawyer, doctor, and a financial consultant you call on. Get an Expert Realtor on your team as well. An Expert Realtor will be there to guide you through the process, offer names of reliable & affordable contractors, offer suggestions, answer questions, and most importantly offer a free Complimentary Home Salability Assessment consultation.
Step 2: Complimentary Home Salability Assessment
A Complimentary Home Salability Assessment is a free 30 minute appointment to evaluate the current sale-ability of your home. You should schedule the Complimentary Home Salability Assessment months to years in advance. The earlier, the better. A member of the Swain Team will come out to your home and do a walk thru of each interior room as well as the exterior of your home.
At your Complimentary Home Salability Assessment, we will offer staging tips, paint color, and suggestions on what to do with clutter...and so on. It is like having a real estate doctor come out to your home. Clients often feel more organized and prepared because they have a prioritized plan of action. We will make suggestions that will help set your home apart from the competition. It is the goal of the Complimentary Home Salability Assessment to help you identify how to maximize your budget. What repairs or upgrades are going to give you the best return on investment.
Remember to always have an expert Realtor out to your home before you begin upgrades and repairs. We have seen several times in the past where we go out to clients homes and they created their own plan and followed it however; it did NOT maximize their budget. And they spend unnecessary money. We don’t want that to happen to you. To schedule a Free 30 minute Complimentary Home Salability Assessment, Contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com.
Step 3: Home Pre inspected:
Next, get your home pre - inspected. There are many reasons to get your home pre-inspected. First, most often you have lived in the home for many years so there will be items uncovered in a home inspection. Second, you can save money by having your home pre-inspected. The selling process works like this: You get an offer on your home, and once you accept their offer, the buyers have 10 days to do all inspections. Once inspections are complete buyers will normally ask for repairs, a credit, or both. When you have your home pre-inspected, buyers will be able to review your inspection report with your repairs made prior to putting in an offer. So their offer is based on knowing the true condition of the home and they won't nickel and dime you. Third, it is during this 10 day period when we get phone calls from sellers stressing out wondering what the home inspector found and if the deal is going to fall apart. So, a pre-home inspection can alleviate a lot of stress! After, the pre-inspection we will sit down with you and go over the report and review what repairs you want to make. Then we base the asking price of the home on the level of work you want to have done. As a service to our clients we offer a list of competent contractors with reasonable prices. If you start now you will know exactly what you need to do because down the road, you may need a fix that costs a lot of money, so you can budget for it.
Step 4: Commit & be Coachable
Be coachable, create your plan and make a commitment. Remember to stay open minded so we can guide you through the process so you can NET THE MOST!
Step 5: Market your Home in Advance
If you know you are going to sell, why keep it a secret? Market your home in advance with our Exclusive Coming Soon! Campaign. The Coming Soon! Campaign CREATES DEMAND for your home.
High Demand = Highest Selling Price & Sellers in Control of Negotiations
So...What is it and How do we do it?
Do you ever wonder how Nabisco decides to market a new Oreo flavor? They play around with the taste, the design of the packaging, the price, and even placement on the store shelves, all to test how well it will sell. With our Coming Soon! Campaign, we market your home as our Product. We will:
Þ Market your home on the internet and social media sites
Þ Analyze your home’s viewing statistics and pricing
Þ Put a sign in your yard with a Coming Soon! teaser
One of the greatest benefits that the Coming Soon! offers, is decreased time your home is on the market. The first 14 days the home is for sale and available for showings are the most crucial. After 30 days, a home becomes stale on the market. So, we need to get your home SOLD! By analyzing your pre-market viewing statistics, we can pinpoint a more accurate price and marketing strategy; therefore, decreasing your home’s days on the market and stress on you to sell your home. The bottom line is that each coming soon we market creates unique opportunities that no one is able to foresee. Every sellers' needs and wants maybe different but there is no denying that the coming soon opens many doors. It pays to hire expert Realtors with Innovative Marketing Techniques!
Visit our website http://www.swainsells.com/success-stories.html to read our success stories.
If you would like more information on How to Net the Most when you Sell, be sure to attend our complimentary home selling seminar on February 13 at the Homewood Suites in Warrington, Pa.
Contact us at (215) 757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com to learn more about our Exclusive Coming Soon! Campaign. Request a Complimentary Home Salability Assessment to prepare your home in advance and help create that demand.
4414 N. Woodland Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020
COMING SOON...beginning of January 2017!
COMING SOON...beginning of January 2017! Immaculate four bedroom brick front colonial with finished basement and two car garage. Step inside to the foyer accented by hardwood floors that extend thru to the remodeled powder room and updated eat in kitchen. The updated eat in kitchen offers granite countertops, SS appliances, wood cabinets, tile backsplash and a pantry. Natural light floods the kitchen through the picturesque window seat bench. Enjoy your morning coffee as you relax in your window seat and gaze out into the rear yard. Step down to the sunken family room accented by a brick hearth wood fireplace. The generously sized formal living room and dining room complete the first floor. The spacious finished basement is ideal for entertaining with a bar, and pool table. The basement also offers an area for an office and rec room. Upstairs features master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and walk in closet. The large master bath contains a double vanity, shower and oversized soaking tub. Also, the upstairs features three additional nicely sized bedrooms with double closets and a large hall bath. Let the rear yard be your oasis with lush landscaping! Sit outside on your oversized deck featuring composite decking and unwind on a spring evening. Invite friends over to take a swim in the inground pool. Or simply enjoy the view of the pool while you layout in the sun on your hardscaped patio. This home also features: a Laundry room off kitchen with garage access, and a newer roof. Great location, just minutes from I-95 and Train station.
280 Springdale Terrace, Yardley, PA 19067
Coming Soon...mid-January 2017!
Coming Soon...mid-January 2017! Situated in a highly sought after neighborhood on a picturesque lot overlooking the stream (no flood ins). As you enter the home gleaming hardwood floors greet you and extend into the kitchen, dining room and living room. Light floods the living room through the picture window. The generously sized family room offers new neutral carpeting and a warming wood fireplace complete with mantel, decorated in neutral tones and surrounded by windows, allowing this room to fill with natural sunlight during the day. Laundry room/mud room, a powder room and entrance to the garage complete the first floor. Upstairs hosts five bedrooms each accented by gleaming hardwood floors. The Master bedroom offers great space, walk in closet and features a remodeled Master Bathroom shower just recently completed. If you just want to relax after a long day at work take a walk outside to your rear yard to enjoy nature at it's best. Sit and listen to the stream run as you drink your morning coffee. Ideal for commuters who go to either NYC, NJ or Center City Philadelphia as trains and major highways are only minutes away. Shopping centers, convenient stores, major retailers are also within a short driving distance. If LOCATION matters to you then I strongly encourage you Not to hesitate to see this lovely home. The home has been freshly painted. Gleaming Hardwood floors throughout most of the home. Newer heater, Central Air, and 200 amp electric.
To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour, contact The Swain Team at 215-757-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
280 Springdale Terrace, Yardley, PA 19067
Strawberry Ridge is located in Langhorne, Pa. It is right down the street from both Newtown Borough and Langhorne Borough. Newtown Borough is known for its quaint downtown stores and fine dining. As well Langhorne Borough offers a wide assortment of restaurants as well. If health care is important to you, St. Mary's Medical Center and hospital is right down the street! Want to live near a park? Core Creek is right across the street. Middletown township prides itself on it's many parks including Core Creek Park. There are also several community activities and plenty to do in Middletown township. If school district is important to you, Neshaminy School District is highly ranked and offers a great education.
Looking for a Home in Strawberry Ridge?
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What's the Neighborhood Like?
Strawberry Ridge was built in 1976 -1982 and is made up of 37 single homes located off of Route 413 in Langhorne, Pa. Construction started in 1976. Homes range in size from 1,539 square feet to 3200 square feet dependent upon homeowner's modifications. It is made of
three types of homes: Ranches, Splits and Colonials.
Core Creek Park, is a large regional park in the Bucks County Park System. This 1185 acre park managed by Bucks County is a major recreation facility in Middletown township. Its numerous facilities include Lake Luxembourg and boat rental, picnic groves and pavilions, walking paths, woodlands and passive open space. Want to have a party? Core Creek rents out their picnic and pavilion areas for your enjoyment.
Core Creek Park is open for year-round recreation. The park features numerous grills and tables for picnicking and several miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, walking and biking. Lake Luxembourg is open for fishing, ice fishing and boating. Part of the lake is open in winter months for ice skating. Core Creek Park also has several playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts and a nature area. Core Creek Park is home to Core Creek Off Leash Dog Park, a landscaped membership park with separate facilities for large and small dogs, recognized as one of the top dog parks in the east. Amenities include sally ports for each section with member pass access control, running water with spigots for dogs and their handlers, benches, dog waste stations, and agility devices.
Map of Core Creek Park
Homes for Sale
Homes for sale in the Strawberry Ridge Neighborhood of Langhorne, Pa Interested in finding a homes for sale in the Strawberry Ridge, Neighborhood of Langhorne, Pa?
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About two weeks ago I received a call from a reporter for main area newspapers (Bucks County Courier Time, Intelligencer, and Burlington County Times) in the Lifestyles section. She requested to interview us about Downsizing and she had heard about our Home Selling Seminar. So we spoke in detail about the seminars and what they offered. And I am happy to report that the article was published on Sunday. Here is a link and the article:
Don't get caught by surprise when it's time to downsize
Real estate brokers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey say those who envision downsizing their homes in the not-so-distant future should be aware that selling a house for top dollar may mean putting time, effort, and money into home improvements. Furthermore, they say that process should start long before the house is put on the market.
“It puts the seller in the driver’s seat,” said Christina Swain, who, with her mother, Carol, is the Swain Real Estate Team at Keller Williams in Langhorne.
Mature sellers who wait until they are forced to downsize, either because of health or finances or both, can face a daunting task with too little time, energy, tolerance and money to do it.
“It’s a lot easier to do it earlier,” said real estate broker Kevin Bayzath of Remax Connections in Marlton, Medford and the surrounding areas. “But, sometimes, you don’t have the luxury of time. The process can be expensive and invasive.”
“It’s so much and it’s overwhelming,” said Swain, who has clients in Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Mercer, and Camden counties in New Jersey. “They are paralyzed.”
Both Carol Swain and Bayzath have the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation from the National Association of Realtors. The designation is given by the association to those who “are specially qualified to address the real estate needs of those age 50+,” according to the association’s SRES website. Those specialized needs can involve, for example, working with not only the seller but the seller’s family when marketing a house.
“It’s a team effort,” Bayzath said.
Some of the needs of the mature seller are not all that different than the needs of younger sellers. For example, all sellers – no matter the age – must declutter and depersonalize their homes if they want to get top dollar in a sale. However, for those who have lived in a home for decades and have displayed proudly on their walls photographs that memorialize family milestones, that can be a change that is particularly difficult to accommodate.
“I try to explain that buyers want to come in and visualize their belongings in the house,” Bayzath said. With the sellers’ mementos displayed, prospective buyers “feel like they’re invading someone else’s space.”
Another point Bayzath makes is that sellers reluctant to take down photographs of their grandchildren, put away trophies from high school, or pack away collections of knickknacks need to think about what they have liked in the homes they have toured on their own house hunts. Usually the homes they have liked are the ones that have been decluttered and depersonalized.
“When you walk up to that apartment that is the model, you know how nice it appears,” Bayzath said.
In addition to decluttering and depersonalizing, both Bayzath and Christina Swain recommend that sellers – particularly those who have not redecorated the family home in a while – do some updating. Remove shag carpet. Take down brown paneling and flocked wallpaper. Also, neutralize. That means removing from view any political or religious items because prospective buyers may consider them controversial. It also may mean taking down wallpaper, which often appeals to very specific decorating tastes, and painting walls in neutral tones, such as light beige and soft gray. Paint is an inexpensive way to freshen home décor, Bayzath said. However, Swain warned, choose colors wisely, staying away from bold and pastel shades.
“Peach,” Swain said, “does not sell.”
Swain also advises sellers to get a pre-sale home inspection. Depending on the size and age of the house, such an inspection can cost about $500. Once the report is in, the sellers can decide what they want to fix and what they do not want to fix, understanding that a buyer will want to pay less for the house if repairs are left undone. If a seller gets the inspection done a few years before planning to sell, then he or she has time to spread out the repair costs over time in a more budget-friendly manner. Sellers run into problems, Swain said, when they do not make a plan in advance to fix up their home for sale and must handle repairs and updating all at once.
Sellers over 55 can get help to execute their plan. Some firms specialize in working with seniors to find suitable housing and with packing up and moving. Most real estate agents, including Bayzath and the Swains, can refer sellers to contractors when home repairs are necessary. In addition, some real estate professionals offer workshops to advise sellers of all ages on the best ways to prepare for a successful home sale. For example, the Swains have three free seminars scheduled for the fall: a lunchtime workshop Sept. 27 at the Bucks County Institute of Technology on Wistar Road in Fairless Hills, a seminar 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lower Southampton Library on Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, and a 7 to 9 p.m. seminar Oct. 12 at the Northampton Library on Upper Holland Road in Richboro.
Thinking about how to best prepare for a future sale only makes sense, particularly for seniors, Swain said.
“Your home is your largest asset,” she explained. “You should protect your money because you need that money to move on. It’s just plain and simple.”