21 Tips For The Best Real Estate Photography

Judy’s 21 Tips For Real Estate Photography So here we are at another day of clouds and drizzle, not our most auspicious weather for those who have asked me to photograph their listings. However, since almost every cloud has a silver lining, it’s a great day to talk a little about Staging for Real Estate Photography and share my…
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1105 Brynlawn Rd Villanova Pa 19085

Premier Philadelphia Main Line North Side Villanova Location! Do you love “old house, old world charm” PLUS distinctive custom architectural design? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to live in one of the Philadelphia Main Line areas most distinctive neighborhoods, while enjoying old house charm PLUS modern design features! Custom Architectural Design With a Touch of “Wow”! As you…
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Fun Things To Do December 2011-Part 2

Happy Holiday Fun Things To Do Philadelphia Main Line Chester County Pa Waterloo Gardens Pet Night With Santa – December 8, 2011 at the Exton and Devon locations from 6pm to 8pm. Bring your pets and a camera to have their photo taken with Santa. Children’s Photo’s With Santa December 10, 11, 17 and 18th…
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Tredyffrin Easttown PA Real Estate Market 11/30/11

Tredyffrin – Easttown Township Real Estate Market Report as of November 30, 2011 Median Sold and For Sale Prices Tredyffrin/Easttown Township:  Comparing November of 2010 to November of 2011, shows that the Median Sold price was up 14.5% from $380,000 to $435,000 in 2011, while the Median For Sale Price was down only .2% from $449,950…
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Fun Things To Do December 2011 – Part 1

Holiday Fun Things To Do-Main Line Chester County PA  Gingerbread House Fun at The Easttown Library – Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29th and November 30th 4:15pm – 5:15pm-Pre-registration is $10.00 a person. The Willow’s Mansion Antique Gift and Craft Extravaganza 11/18/201 – December 4, 2011- 490 Darby Paoli Road, Villanova – Mon to Fri 10am to…
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Kimberton Waldorf School 35th Annual Craft Show

The Kimberton Waldorf School 35th Annual Juried Craft Show Friday, December 2, 2011 and Saturday December 3rd The Kimberton Waldorf School presents the 35th Annual Juried Craft Show beginning December 2, 2011 from 6pm–10pm, Adults Only and Saturday December 3rd from 10am-5pm for Adults and Children. Friday December 2nd, there will be fine dining in…
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Tredyffrin Historic House Tour 2011

Tredyffrin Township Historic Preservation Trust House Tour It’s time to look forward to one of my favorite events The 7th Annual Tredyffrin Township Historic House Tour, Saturday, September 24th 12 Noon – 5pm. I always enjoy being an Historic House Tour Volunteer where I get to share some of our rich history with my neighbors…
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Winning At Old Forge Crossing Devon Pa 19333

Old Forge Crossing Condo Community Open House Five Realtors will present a Progressive Luncheon Open House Tour featuring 9 Listings in the Old Forge Crossing Condominium Community on Tuesday 8/23/11 from 11am – 2pm. Stop By for light refreshments. I’ll be serving yummy Chocolate Brownies at my listing at 161 Old Forge Crossing in Devon,…
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Tredyffrin Concert Gets Second Chance

Belated Concert, “Cool Beans Band” Arrives September 11, 2011 The meltdown that passed for Summer in Tredyffrin Township broke a few“heat wave” records for all of Philadelphia. Be careful not to miss the belated Summer gift of the popular Cool Beans Band Concert at The Pavilion in Wilson Farm Park. The rescheduled concert will be a welcome…
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Smile You Are On Real Estate Photography

Begin With Good Real Estate Photography I have always enjoyed photography. In fact I can well remember the Christmas morning excitement as a kid when I got my first “Brownie” Camera and three rolls of film. I do my own Real Estate Photography and also sometimes do photography work for other Realtors®. Good Real Estate…
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3 Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Keeping The Right Stuff! It was Shakespeare who said, “All the worlds a stage…”, a pretty good metaphor for real estate in this market. Setting the stage, lights camera action- it should all be done before the curtain goes up. A good Professional Home Stager,  is worth their weight in gold. The ASP, Association of Staging Professionals reports…
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Fun Things To Do End of Summer 2011

Labor Day and End of Summer Family Fun Things To Do Around Chester County and the Philadelphia Main Line Pa  Labor Day September 5, 2011 – It’s hard to believe that we’re already thinking about Labor Day. Multiple heat waves made this Summer seem all too short as we hop scotched from air conditioned homes…
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Professional Real Estate Ethics

Early Adopter or Luddite? This week I’ll be getting smarter at my Suburban West Realtors Association in Malvern, Pa. Together with my fellow Realtors, we’ll be learning more about “Responsible Real Estate In An Electronic World”. My real estate business has been online for the majority of my career. And I can tell you that…
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Photography For Real Estate Listings

Hello Digital Photography Goodby MLS Books. Get Over It! The Real Estate Listing Photograph was a very lonely creature when I first began my Real Estate Career. There was only one black and white real estate photograph that lived in the MLS Books. The MLS Books were about the size of the Yellow Pages Telephone…
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Tredyffrin Township Condos And Townhomes

Good To Be A Tredyffrin Townhouse Buyer If you are a Townhouse or a Condo Buyer or Seller in Tredyffrin Township you will have seen the most real estate activity in all of Chester County Pa in the past 12 months. There were 354 units sold in Tredyffrin, followed by 195 sold in Phoenixville, 188…
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3 Ways Real Estate Is Like Scrabble

Scrabble and Real Estate Perhaps you love to play Scrabble AND you have a penchant for the world of real estate like me. As a child I spent many happy Summer days playing marathon games of Monopoly with family and friends. And even today, a few running games of Scrabble on my iPhone helps keep…
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Doctor’s Prescription Is All Wrong

I respect Ken Doctor. I like Ken Doctor. I’ve quoted Ken Doctor. But his idea of bringing young people to journalism with $35K-a-year jobs is most definitely not the answer. First off, with 12 years under my belt writing features at alt-weeklies and now a city magazine, I’m not seeing a shortage of that much-coveted […]

The Story Behind the Philadelphia Inquirer Bankruptcy

Philebrity broke the news late last night with the full text of a Newspaper Guild memo to its members, and the Inquirer confirmed it this morning with an A1 story: “Inquirer Owner Files for Bankruptcy.” For an in-depth look at what brought Brian Tierney’s Philadelphia Media Holdings group to this drastic step after fewer than […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Final Frazzled Days

All big-city newspapers have been hurt by the rise of the Internet, declining ad sales, and an economy gone south. But the brain trust at the Inquirer and Daily News has a deeper problem: They think we still need their papers to find out what’s going on BY STEVE VOLK IN THE HEADY early days […]