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14May/120

A Showstopper near Avenue of the Arts: 1204 S Carlisle Street

Need a 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath with an Avenue of the Arts Location? Check out 1204 S Carlisle Street, a must-see home! Many of the original features have been retained and used to complete this transitional style home. A vintage vestibule with stained glass and original tile communicates a welcome home message the moment you cross the threshold. A loft space and finished basement adds more room for whatever it is you need to make your home more comfortable and convenient. Priced under $250,000, this home is a huge value and the upgraded kitchens and baths are sure to amaze. Full tiled powder room and bath, hand laid designs, and crown molding throughout. Marble kitchen floor and the remainder of the home is hardwood.

Go see a show on Broad Street. Walk to Center City restaurants and shopping. Stroll over to Passyunk Square for great pubs and BYOBs and local boutiques. This location has it all. Close to public transportation.

For  more details, please contact the Somers Team.

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23Apr/120

Relisted: Listings Back in Action

Did you miss them the first time? We have two listings that are back on the market and ready to sell!

First up...1506 S. 24th Street is a brand new and meticulously redone 3 bedroom home in the Graduate Hospital area. It has new hardwood floors on the 1st floor, a vast open floor plan with large living and dining rooms, a modern kitchen with glass back splash, stainless steel appliances, polished granite counter tops, new custom cabinetry, and access to the rear yard. The yard is a beautiful addition to this home with fencing and brick paver patio with professional landscaping. The 2nd floor has all new neutral color carpeting, a new 3 piece bathroom with storage vanity and spacious rooms. The master bedroom has ample closet space. Roof is new with transferrable warranty. Mechancis (electric and plubming) are all updated. Central air, in move-in condition and a fantastic opportunity! Great block, very easy parking. With the super low interest rates, why rent when you can own? Easy to show. This is a must see to appreciate. Make your appointment today!

Next, we have 2132 E. Dauphin Street, a lot opportunity in East Kensington/Fishtown.  This buildable lot is in one of the hottest areas for "Green" and "Sustainable" building applications in Fishtown. This lot can be sold with 2134 E Dauphin Street. Together they make a 27' by 60' footprint for 2 New Construction Homes. Close to Rocket Cat and Philadelphia Brewing Company, Ida Mae's and Memphis taproom as well as galleries and shops along the Frankfor Arts Corridor. This South of York Location is available immediately. Actual width of lot is 13 feet 10 inches.

For  more details, please contact the Somers Team.

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1Dec/110

3 Bedrooms and Sardine Sandwiches in Graduate Hospital

1506 S 24th Street is a stunning 3 Bedroom Home in Graduate Hospital with the works...including...sardine sandwiches?

That's right, this home is near the newly opened American Sardine Bar (the former Wander Inn) where you can expect a playful inventive menu and great beer just a few blocks away.

But back to the goods. This home has hardwood floors on the 1st floor, an open floor plan with large living and dining rooms, a kitchen with glass back splash, stainless appliances, polished granite counter tops, new cabinetry, and access to the rear yard. The yard is a beautiful addition to this home with fencing and brick paver patio with professional landscaping. The 2nd floor has all new neutral color carpeting, a new 3 piece bathroom with storage vanity and spacious rooms. Central air, in move-in condition and a fantastic opportunity!

Check it out...and then book your tour with the Somers Team! And end it with a bite and a nip at American Sardine Bar. 

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15Oct/100

It’s Bloktober Time

Bloktoberfest is taking over the streets of South Street West (southwest of Center City) tomorrow for a day of free music and plenty of street food that will highlight local businesses in the neighborhood. Fall's best craft beer, emerging local artists, and Philly's hottest food trucks? Now that's a block party.

Start at the Bloktoberfest Welcome Tent sponsored by Rittenhouse Market at 21st and Christian, where you can pick up a $12 Beer Pass that is good for a beer stein and 3 drink tickets. Live performances will be on the Blok Stage and at Shiloh Gallery. For the full schedule and more details, check out the Bloktoberfest site.

If you haven't ventured around this neighborhood before, or if it's been too long, this is the perfect time to check it out.

Proceeds from Bloktoberfest are directed toward vital architectural preservation work for the Shiloh Baptist Church at 2040 Christian St, a a neighborhood landmark designed by Frank Furness in 1868 and listed in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

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18Sep/100

PHILADELPHIA OPEN HOUSE in Graduate Hospital – Sunday, September 19th – 1-3PM

OPEN HOUSE

in Graduate Hospital

Sunday, September 19th

1-3PM

936 S 23rd Street - $199,900


Features Include:

  • Contemporary Style
  • Bathroom Suite that is a Must See!
  • New central air, new replacement windows, new electric
  • Recessed lighting
  • new stainless appliances
  • hardwood flooring throughout the entire home
  • Full, unfinished basement w/ lots of storage
  • New Roof
  • Walking Distance to Great Restaurants
  • FHA and Seller's Assist welcome!

View this home’s Photo Gallery and Virtual Tour.


We invite you to visit our website to learn more about this spectacular home and we hope to see you at any/all of our Open Houses this weekend!


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25Aug/100

Condo Source: Webster Mills Townhouses

This community of 12 affordable condominiums in Graduate Hospital puts you right next to Center City and University City.

The History: Built in 2009 as a high quality designer townhome option. It is located next to Naval Square, which we have featured before on Condo Source.

The Goods: Open layout with hardwood floors. Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Vessel sink and seamless glass showers in bathrooms. 9-foot ceilings and walk-in closets. Parking available in private lot adjacent to community.

In the Neighborhood: With a short walk to Center City and University City, and several bars, restaurants, and the businesses of West South Street all within your reach, this is a great location for anyone who wants to do away with a long commute.  Graduate Hospital is a friendly place to be with a hub of activity and convenient access to the city.

Read more about Philadelphia condominiums with our Condo Source.

Webster Mills
2633 Catharine St

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6Jun/100

Sometimes When You Lose, You Win !

Sometimes When You Lose, You Win !

Several months ago I went on a listing appointment in the Graduate Hospital / Rittenhouse Square area. I thought for sure that I was going to be doing business with this seller, but she informed me that she decided to go with another Realtor. It was a little disappointing in that my presentation was crisp, the communication was great and the rapport between us was excellent. But when someone meets with 4 or 5 Realtors, your chances are obviously 20 to 25 percent. In this case, she went with the last Realtor she met with so maybe she was just worn down from meeting with so many folks.

In our business, this happens. You cannot let it get it to you for more than an hour or so. You just have to keep moving forward and do your best. In this case, she met with the top agents with the top offices in Philadelphia. Not that is any consolation, but sometimes I feel better that a seller chose to go with a top agent versus a newbie who probably overpromised and underdelivered. Although I do know some of our seasoned competition will also way overstate the listing price on their listing presentations and get longer term listing timeframes only to do price reductions in the coming weeks and months.

Sometimes When You Lose, You Win !

So not to get off track, I wished this seller well and told her that her condo would sell relatively quickly as it showed very well and was in a sweet-spot price point. I told her to feel free to contact me anytime in case something were to go wrong. And something did. In about 3 to 4 weeks after it was listed, she contacted me about being extremely unhappy with the Realtor she choose and stating that she should have listed with The Somers Team from the very beginning. Her current Realtor promised her that if she was unhappy that she could withdraw the listing anytime. They honored that request and we came in and listed the property, got it under a contract a few weeks later and it settled about a month after that. She was extremely happy !!!

She told me the reasons why she was unhappy with the prior Realtor, which there is no need to go into detail here with that. Bottom line is that client communication and paying attention to every detail really matters.

The moral of this story is that putting your best foot forward is what really matters. Sometimes when you lose, you win as the client will come back to you. Or that does not happen and a property will sell with someone else. But if you did your absolute best in your meeting, you were prepared, your pricing was spot-on, your marketing plan was flawless and so forth, that is what really matters. Folks will remember that.

Be proud with what you do !! Be passionate with how you do it !! You will not get every person that meets with you to do business with you. But chances are you will get most of them. And often times, you may not do business with them the first time around, but such as this case, the second time. And when their property closes with you, they are your client for life, as long as you treat them that way !

Please share your thoughts and experiences in a comment below.

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6Jun/100

PHILADELPHIA Open House in Graduate Hospital – Sunday, June 6 – 1 – 4 pm

OPEN HOUSE IN GRADUATE HOSPITAL

Sunday, June 6th  1-4pm

936 S 23rd Street - $224,500

936 S 23rd Street

Features Include:

  • Contemporary Style
  • Bathroom Suite that is a Must See!
  • New central air, new replacement windows, new electric
  • Recessed lighting
  • new stainless appliances
  • hardwood flooring throughout the entire home
  • Full, unfinished basement w/ lots of storage
  • New Roof
  • Walking Distance to Great Restaurants
  • FHA and Seller's Assist welcome!

Photo Gallery

Virtual Tour

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about this spectacular home and we hope to see you at any/all of our Open Houses this weekend!

The Somers Team of Philadelphia

The Somers
Chris and Stephanie Somers
Remax Access
215-400-2600

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23May/100

OPEN HOUSES IN PHILADELPHIA: Sunday, May 23rd – 2 Amazing Homes w/ Contemporary Features

OPEN HOUSES IN PHILADELPHIA

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD

GRADUATE HOSPITAL - 936 S 23rd Street - 12:30 - 3:30

NORTHERN LIBERTIES - 1111 Mt Vernon Street - 1:00 - 3:00

 

 

936 S 23rd Street - $224,900 - Newly Completed Renovation in Graduate Hospital

Photo Gallery 

Virtual Tour    

Features Include:

  • Contemporary Style
  • Bathroom Suite that is a Must See!
  • New central air, new replacement windows, new electric
  • Recessed lighting
  • New stainless appliances
  • Hardwood flooring throughout the entire home
  • Full, unfinished basement w/ lots of storage
  • New Roof
  • Walking Distance to Great Restaurants
  • FHA and Seller's Assist welcome!

 

1111 Mt Vernon Street, Unit 1  - $239,900

This 1 bedroom condo unit for sale in Northern Liberties is a first floor front, bi-level unit.

Outstanding features include:

  • 13' ceilings
  • breath taking Baroque inspired molding on the main floor
  • new hardwood flooring throughout
  • contemporary open kitchen with access to the common courtyard
  • Granite, stainless, Kohler
  • Pella insulated windows
  • recessed & designer lighting
  • high-efficiency GREEN heating and air conditioning

Photo Gallery

Discover more about Life in Northern Liberties

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about this spectacular home and we hope to see you at any/all of our Open Houses this weekend! 

The Somers
Chris and Stephanie Somers
Remax Access
215-400-2620
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15May/100

PHILADELPHIA OPEN HOUSE IN GRADUATE HOSPITAL – Sunday, 5/16 1-3pm

OPEN HOUSE IN GRADUATE HOSPITAL

Sunday, May 16th - 1-3pm

Hot New Renovation - a Must See!

  

936 S 23rd Street - $224,900

Newly Completed Renovation in Graduate Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery  

Features Include:

  • Contemporary Style
  • Bathroom Suite that is a Must See!
  • New central air, new replacement windows, new electric
  • Recessed lighting
  • new stainless appliances
  • hardwood flooring throughout the entire home
  • Full, unfinished basement w/ lots of storage
  • New Roof
  • Walking Distance to Great Restaurants
  • FHA and Seller's Assist welcome!

Virtual Tour   

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about this spectacular home and we hope to see you at any/all of our Open Houses this weekend! 

The Somers
Chris and Stephanie Somers
Remax Access
215-400-2620
Contact us

Originally Posted on The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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