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Real Estate Agent - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors
Yeah, I know....I am the unpopular one.I am the smart-a** who sits in the back row of the condo board meetings heckling board members while a martini is spillin' out of my right hand. I am the one who always votes for higher condo fees and special assessments. And I don't care if you don't like m...
I have been around the Philadelphia real estate market for a long time. Since 1989 to be exact. I have heard, and seen all kinds of things. And I either cringe or laugh when I hear some of the absolute bull that comes out of the mouths of some of my contemporaries.I was once told by a peer that h...
          I am a Philadelphia Realtor SnobI, Mark Wade, a Prudential Fox and Roach Realtor here in Center City Philadelphia am a real estate snob.I haven't really hidden that fact over the years as well. I kinda' think that I'm pretty groovy, actually.  I have lived here in condos in Philly for j...
As a fairly strong listing agent in the downtown Philadelphia real estate market, I am often times presented with multiple offers, at the same time, on the same listings. And more often than not, the agent associated with the losing offer on such bidding wars asks why their buyer lost the condo o...
I am a huge fan of Rittenhouse Square. No big surprise there. A lot of Philadelphia condo buyers feel the same way. Rittenhouse Square in one of four public squares here in downtown (Center City) Philadelphia.Located (west of Borad Street) between Walnut and Spruce streets, 18th and 19th streets,...
 I wish they did. I wish they would buy the ugliest condo I can find them.  As a realtor here in Philadelphia, I recall when red formica, coupled with plaid linoleum was hot at one time. But buyers have to have stainless, granite, and $3000 built-in Miele coffee makers. Not that ther...
08.21.07HGTV Shows I Would Like to See  I like HGTV. I think their shows are timely, relevant, and interesting. A nice combination of education and entertainment centered around a topic that everyone likes to talk about - Real Estate buying and selling.Here are some ideas I have for TV programs t...
Lazy Stupid Realtor There are, no doubt, lazy stupid astronauts, roofers, donut makers, and yes, realtors…. I have no doubt that I have fallen into this category at numerous points in my eighteen year career selling real estate here in downtown Philadelphia. Here are some telltale signs of a Lazy...
I Hope the Center City Condo I Sell You Smells Like Dog Pee And has dirty orange shag carpeting.  And faded purple painted walls.  I really do. I have been preaching this mantra for some eighteen years now here in Center City Philadelphia.  And it has worked!  Our little group of seven REALTORS®...


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