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The daily life of a Realtor

Nick, where have you been, what have you been doing?

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Being a Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor can be erratic. We all try to create a rythm to our lives, having set times for specific work, but the nature of the job is to Easttown Logosatisfy your clients and wow them with superior service. So, that rythm does not always work out. As an agent I am putting my clients needs ahead of my own within reason. But a hot market means you need to be available to show properties.

The past couple of weeks have been busy. July the 4th weekend I had family come to town and they kept us busy. I stopped over to read some posts on Active Rain but could not find the time to write any posts.

Then when they left my phone started ringing. Our market has been very hot this year and working with buyers is hard as you have to act quickly as many homes have multiple offers.

Several buyers have wanted to see different properties, this past weekend I was out with three different clients looking at 5 different properties.

We had gone a listing presentation and missed one local listing when another agent promised them a higher price to list at. I had suggested a lower price to encourage multiple offers. Well even at the higher price they got multiple offers and the house sold in 5 days. Oh well move on to the next client.

For saleThen this week, an agent from my office who has put their license in referral status, called to say he wondered if I would be interested in listing a neighbors home. Yes, please. So Trudy and I met him that day, looked over the house and I am preparing to meet the owner soon. This will be a home for a builder or contractor who wants to do some repairs and updates and resell the home once this has been done. Lovely home, with great bones, just in need of some loving care being applied. The agents reason for calling me was because I know Tredyffrin Easttown and have a real presence in the market, all that blogging and SEO is paying off.

Another friend who moved out of the area called, his mother in law wants to list her home, can I help, so I will be meeting with her this weekend to discuss her needs and how we can help. Time spent getting ready for that meeting.

Last week a past client emailed me in response to an email notification of a recent sale that they are considering selling an investment home they have, would I be interested, so I met with them this week to advise them what needed doing and how we can proceed. Followed up with some calls to the condo association to find the capital fund contribution rates and if I am able to put up sale signs. No sale signs allowed, even in the homes windows, but Open House signs are on the day of the Open House. 

Then my overseas client who bought a home recently called, his wife was coming into town, and she wondered if she could see the home they had bought. She came straight from the airport, and luckily she liked the house, took some time to walk the neighborhood and we met up again on Monday as she needed to meet with some contractors to discuss potential work they want to do. She was very happy and really liked the house after spending time there on Monday. Sigh of relief for him and me.

SoldI have a settlement next week and was chasing up some last minute items the bank needs before they can issue the clear to close and my title office was having problems getting the paperwork from the sellers office. A few phone calls and emails and everything was resolved. Now we are waiting on the bank.

So, I have just been so busy that posts to my Active Rain blog have had to
wait, hopefully we will be writing some "new listing" posts soon to be followed closely by some "Sold" posts.

In among all this, we had to get some ice cream breaks, and some walking breaks in as well.

If you are interested in purchasing or selling in Tredyffrin Easttown contact Nick Vandekar, the Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.,, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543. Website We understand customer service and what agency really means. I look forward to helping you soon and putting my experience and energy to work for you.

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Great post Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  glad you are busy . I really enjoyed your post .  Business first . I have also had some blogging issues


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 months ago

I have to say each day brings on different opportunities

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) 11 months ago


Glad to hear that you are busy and enjoying all the work that has come your way.  It was good to hear from you again.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

Busy is good, but there are days when it's a bit overwhelming. I'm glad you're finding time for ice cream and walking breaks. I think you need them!

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 11 months ago

Fantastic that business has been so good. Ride the wave.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Nick, was thinking you went on vacation, but you HAVE been quite busy.  Keep it up!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago

Whew! Yup, real estate has been hoppin' to say the least. I am not hearing much about what we used to hear with a slow market being the case. Not anymore! Love the ice cream/walk breaks. Keep those as a priority!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) 11 months ago

Excellent customer service, family, holidays and ice cream too!? Congrats on what is clearly a thriving business. It sounds like you are at the point where you could benefit from delegating the support tasks and starting the team building process

Posted by Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals (MyOutDesk) 11 months ago

Quite a busy week. We all get over loading with work and need to get up and take breaks more often. I think I need to add the ice cream breaks in my day 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 11 months ago

So wonderful to be busy in this business, and to hear from past clients that remember you!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 11 months ago

Glad business is good and you are keeping busy. Don't forget to keep up with the ice cream breaks.

Best wishes

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 11 months ago

Wow, Nick and Trudy - I'm tired just reading about your week. It's so true that the rythm of our days gets broken up all the time, and we make it work. 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) 11 months ago

Hi Nick and Trudy

Nice to see you back and to get an update on all that you are doing. The market definitely is presenting its challenges!

Hope you enjoy the weekend and have some downtime!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Hi Trudy and Nick -- busy is good but good business is even better.  Here's to more of the good stuff.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

I hope you get some time off soon!  There have been itmes when I have turned down business b/c I was just too busy and can't stretch myself too thin

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) 11 months ago

Nick and Trudy 

The daily life of a Realtor is an active one.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Busy is a good thing! Sounds like you may have a really good thing going! Glad to hear you took those ice cream breaks!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 11 months ago

Dear Nick,

Ditto here. Gotta keep hitting those balls back across the net, so they do not settle doing nothing in your court. It'll slow down around Thanksgiving.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 11 months ago

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