what is going on in the block around wilson dr in havertown? the whole block seems to be for sale

Asked by Carolyn, Massachusetts Wed May 7, 2008

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Jim Brady, Agent, Bear, DE
Wed Jan 27, 2010
Many times a "For Sale" sign causes a ripple effect. It triggers a market blitz that feeds on itself. Here is the likely scenario. The first sign goes up and the realtor sends out 200 postcards announcing his listing to the neighbors. Out of that first batch of mailings maybe one neighbor who has been thinking of selling but has been holding off for one reason or another calls either that office or another realtor they have a relationship with and they put their home on the market. Now there are two signs up and more cards go out. Then more cards are mailed out announcing the open house. Maybe another neighbor sees the open house and the price they are asking and says " my home is nicer than that" and they put their home up at a little higher price. Every event triggers another mailing. The local realtors notice the signs up and target this area as potential clients and market the area again and it just keeps growing. In this economy many people have put off selling their home for one reason or another but a pent up demand builds up and life goes on and clients still have to move for work, reasons, divorce, death, a different school system for the children, need a bigger home etc. and they respond to the marketing blitz. This early spring should see an uptick in sales because the tax credit runs out April 30 (you must have a contract signed by that date) so there will be a lot of homes coming on the market. If you need information of any kind contact us at http://www.bradyhometeam.com or http://www.facebook.com/jimabrady. Hope this explanation helps.
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Patjillard, Home Seller, Havertown, PA
Sat Jan 2, 2010
These houses are mostly twins, and usually there is more turnover with twins than with singles in Havertown. The twins are sometimes used as "starter" homes and then people move up to the larger homes. I live on Sycamore, a few blocks away. This area in general is very stable -- my street has original families living in many of the houses, and their grown children tend to stay in the area -- kind of like South Philly. Are you thinking of moving to Havertown from Massachusetts? We will be putting our house on the market soon. You can see it at the weblink shown. Good luck. Ask me anything else you need to know about the area.
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