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7Oct/130

Free Home Tool – Find the Value of Your Home in 30 Seconds!

Selling your home just got easier! Our newly designed thesomersteam.com now features a Free Home Value Tool that shows what your home is worth in just 30 seconds.

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Head on over and check it out, and do let us know what you think!

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29Sep/130

Check Out Our New Website!

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We're trying on a new look over at thesomersteam.com! As always, we wanted to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for, so we included Popular Real Estate Search links right on the main page, as well as Featured Listings for those of you who are curious as to what's out there.  For sellers, we added a link to a free home value tool that shows what your home is worth in just 30 seconds.

  • It's more search-friendly!
  • It's easier to navigate
  • It's easier than ever to connect with us and stay posted on the latest real estate news, advice, and listings

Head on over and check it out, and do let us know what you think!

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15Sep/130

Weekend Reading: Our Videos in the Inquirer!

Our own Stephanie Somers and Kris Johnson of Krispfilms were featured in this weekend's Inquirer, where they discuss our outside-of-the-box real estate video strategy, as well as what to do when your four-legged friends don't show up for the video shoot.  Check it out to find out why we believe in spicing up listing videos and how we combine real estate with the Philadelphia lifestyle. And if you'd like to see the actual videos, you can find them all on our Youtube Channel or view the reel below of our favorites. Happy watching!

Video stars: Real estate and style

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30Jul/130

Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Passyunk Square are Flipping Out!

Fancy a bit of evening real estate reading? Alan J. Heavens (our favorite real estate writer!) explores the house-flipping phenomenon in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and Passyunk Square for today's Philadelphia Inquirer. Yes, it appears as though the flipping trend that took hold in the country is now becoming common in Philly, specifically in the neighborhoods mentioned above. Our own Chris Somers was quoted:

"[The] sweet spot seems to be in the $250,000 to $400,000 range," said broker Chris Somers of Re/Max Access in Northern Liberties. He had a settlement Thursday for a client who flipped a house in Passyunk Square, and "we got it sold in one day," he said."

So why are we flipping? Chris goes on to say that the housing market pickup is the reason for the increase. Read more about why these neighborhoods and others are flipping out here.

Check out some rehab tips below from Stephanie Somers:

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10Jul/130

Neighborhood Video Love.

We've got video fever around here in case you couldn't tell. We've always loved this format as a way to highlight and showcase Philadelphia real estate, neighborhoods, and local vendors but we decided to take it a step further with the incredible visual storytelling team at Krispfilms for some of our latest videos. We hope you enjoy the videos and thanks for watching!

This video celebrates and captures the creative inspiration that we can all find in our Philadelphia neighborhoods. We did our shoot in a beautifully renovated home on Ellsworth Street in Passyunk Square. This thriving and vibrant South Philadelphia neighborhood is gaining a ton of recognition for its culture, restaurants, and cool lifestyle. The storyline highlights how one man finds the inspiration to create a beautiful piece of music. The song was written and preformed by the extremely talented Christian Taizon of Sap Sounds.

The star of this property video is Milo without a doubt! Those eyes! That tail! What a good boy! My handsome canine partner Milo was one of many rescue animals that Street Tails Animal Rescue has saved from a life of neglect and cruelty. The setting is in the Northern Liberties district of Philadelphia. Northern Liberties is a cool, artsy, industrial inspired neighborhood known for its love for animals and Philadelphia's most desired Real Estate.

A special thank you to Chic Petique and Street Tails for letting us include them in our video. Many viewers may know Street Tails Animal Rescue through their most recent social media star "Lentil". Street Tails and the animal shop Chic Petique are located at 1030 N 2nd St #401.

The Ice House Condominiums was the the choice of locations for this incredibly cool video shoot. The Ice House is a registered LEED Home Development project and is renowned for its beautiful private green roof decks and environmentally conscious building discipline. This fabulous development is located at Columbia and Thompson Streets in Fishtown. We want to give a special shout-out to our participating vendor Bloom (thank you Brenna Crowther!) who provided all of the lovely ladies in our video shoot with on-trend super cool clothing and accessories. Bloom is located at 910 N. 2nd st. (across from North Bowl in Northern Liberties). Bloom is one of my favorite clothing and accessory  stores in Philadelphia. For store hours and info please call Bloom at 267-861-0539.

We hope you enjoyed our Philadelphia Love Story and the Philadelphia Lifestyle. All of this Love was made possible by local Fishtown area contributors. The video site is Norris Point located at Norris Street and Trenton Avenue. Information about this spectacular new construction development in Fishtown can be found at www.NorrisPoint.info. We want to thank the staging and interior design company Voila for contributing the rooftop deck furnishings and accessories for our love story. For more information about Viola's extensive services visit http://www.voiladesignservices.com. The beautiful looking and delicious food was provided by one of my favorite cafes, Soup Kitchen. Soup Kitchen Cafe is located at 2146 E Susquehanna Ave. They have incredible food and are open 7 days a week. For information about Soup Kitchen Cafe, hours, and menu info, visit soupkitchencafe.com.

Check out our latest video collab for the gorgeous Memphis Flats! This time, we called upon a few good friends to bring it all together to highlight this inspiring Fishtown condo. The Somers Team wants to thank Cristina Espaillat from Sculpere in Northern Liberties. Sculpere is a boutique yoga studio offering classes that include ballet, body sculpting, and core strengthening to create a balanced and healthy body for men and women (check out Cristina's ballet moves!). Special thanks also to  20th Century by HKFA in Fishtown for the exquisite decorative steel orbs. 20th Century HKFA offers a wide range of affordable art, antiques, and artifacts that will transform any room or workspace. And thanks to our new BFF Krisp Films - a special thanks To Kris for an amazing video production. You can have it all, from the luxury condo in the heart of Fishtown to the strong body that you'll get with classes at Sculpere to the steel orbs to accessorize your space from 20th Century by HKFA... Come see why you'll find inspiration here.

For this collaborative video, we partnered with clothing label Shavonne DeAnn, model Yanez Perez, and Krisp Films to highlight 50 N Front Street, Unit 505 at River Church Condominiums. Like what you see? It's all for sale, from the sleek condo to the sophisticated clothing... You can shop Shavonne DeAnn's  chic designs here.

 The Somers are proud supporters of Business, Art, and Real Estate in Philadelphia... Contact the Somers Team for more information.

 

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17Jun/130

Ice House Party in Fishtown

The Ice House Condominiums was the the choice of locations for this incredibly cool video shoot. The Ice House is a registered LEED Home Development project and is renowned for its beautiful private green roof decks and environmentally conscious building discipline. This fabulous development is located at Columbia and Thompson Streets in Fishtown. We want to give a special shout-out to our participating vendor Bloom (thank you Brenna Crowther!) who provided all of the lovely ladies in our video shoot with on-trend super cool clothing and accessories. Bloom is located at 910 N. 2nd st. (across from North Bowl in Northern Liberties). Bloom is one of my favorite clothing and accessory  stores in Philadelphia. For store hours and info please call Bloom at 267-861-0539.

This video was produced and edited by the most awesome Kris Johnson, the mastermind behind Krispfilms. And of course, the Somers from Remax Access backed this production. The Somers are proud supporters of Art, Business, and Real Estate in Philadelphia. Hope you enjoy the video and get a taste of the Philly lifestyle!

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10Jun/130

The Somers Team Gets a New Look!

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You may have noticed our website is sporting a fresh new look these days. We were ready for an update and did a ton of research to see what consumers were looking for in a real estate website.

What we found to be most important across the board for all consumers, buyers, seller, renters, and investors was an easy-to-use site that gives them fast accurate information to meet their specific needs. We are super focused on delivering incredibly useful information - which means putting the home search option, market info, and helpful advice directly in front of you. No hunting around for what you need or distractions here!

I dare say the revamped thesomersteam.com is even more up-to-date and on target than Trulia or Zillow.  Trimming the fat leaves us with more of the good stuff, and lets us reach our goal of "Delivering Real Estate Happiness"  to our clients.

We hope you like it, and happy searching!

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5Jun/130

Find Love at Norris Point

We hope you enjoyed our Philadelphia Love Story and the Philadelphia Lifestyle. All of this Love was made possible by local Fishtown area contributors. The video site is Norris Point located at Norris Street and Trenton Avenue. Information about this spectacular new construction development in Fishtown can be found at www.NorrisPoint.info. We want to thank the staging and interior design company Voila for contributing the rooftop deck furnishings and accessories for our love story. For more information about Viola's extensive services visit http://www.voiladesignservices.com. The beautiful looking and delicious food was provided by one of my favorite cafes, Soup Kitchen. Soup Kitchen Cafe is located at 2146 E Susquehanna Ave. They have incredible food and are open 7 days a week. For information about Soup Kitchen Cafe, hours, and menu info, visit soupkitchencafe.com. Also, Krispfilms, our visual storyteller, choreographed, shot and edited the video. For more information and to view the video gallery, please visit krispfilms.com. And finally, The Somers at Remax Access funded this creative project. The Somers are proud supporters of the arts, business and Real Estate in Philadelphia.

The place to shop for hot properties and local fare... Contact the Somers Team for more information.

 

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14Mar/130

Why We Love New Construction in Philadelphia

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The new construction at Norris Point in Fishtown, the upcoming Leithgow VI in Northern Liberties, 1234 Mascher Street in  Old Kensington and 711 Belgrade Street, also in Fishtown. What do all of these projects have in common? The developers and renovation teams that came together to create these homes were of the finest in Philadelphia.

As listing agents for these incredibly successful projects in Fishtown and Old Kensington, we are always observing, comparing and sizing up the quality of the homes and renovations as they compare to other areas in Philadelphia.  We are inspired by the industry's developers as well as the renovation specialists that provide a superior product for the home buyers in Philly.  From our perspective, great homes, impeccable new construction, and superior renovations are available right now in the Fishtown, Northern Liberties and the Old Kensington neighborhoods. A premium high quality home is not a given to home buyers in Philadelphia. Not every new construction or renovation is created equally. That is why we want to take this moment to identify those developers who we recognize are raising the bar in Philadelphia's housing market.

The developers for Norris Point are noteworthy.  Behind this wildly successful project in Fishtown at Trenton and Norris just a block from Rocket Cat Cafe and the Soup Kitchen is a new construction development that you should pay attention to. Known for their earlier projects at the Memphis Flats and the Nines,  these local developers are creating a high quality home that will sustain value in years to come.  Recent home renovations including the contractors involved with the renovation of 1234 N Mascher Street, 711 Belgrade Street, and 865 E Thompson Street are other examples of recent renovations done by local pros with impeccable taste and attention to detail throughout every aspect of the renovation process.

At the end of the day, it is the quality of the products we represent for sale coupled with the quality of our marketing that help us introduce and match these homes to happy, excited buyers and renters who are looking for a beautiful home that they can enjoy without a thought lost to repairs and improvements.  We're often on the scene marketing the property throughout its construction, highlighting the details and the neighborhood for curious buyers.

We represent the best listings out there and when consulting with us, you can expect proven successful results. If you are a developer producing a great product, why not list with the Somers Team? Get in touch with us today!

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24Feb/130

REMAX Access Does the Harlem Shake!

I do not need a lot of words for this blog...

The video and post-photos speak for themselves.  I must say this was a lot of fun!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and to our friends at Home Jab for doing the video!

Here is our post Harlem Shake group shots!

REMAX Access - Harlem Shake !

REMAX Access - Harlem Shake - Unmasked !

 

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