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August 31, 2010

You’re a Real Estate Junkie, aren’t you?

Filed under: General Real Estate,State of Marketplace — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 3:48 pm

Did your addiction start back in the late 1980’s with the Sunday morning infomercials like “Fox and Lazo’s Parade of Homes”?
Do you search sites like and, just to see what is on the market in your area? Has your need compelled you to chat about Philadelphia real estate at cocktail parties, and intimate gatherings? And do you usually look through the real estate section of the Sunday paper…like, every Sunday? I thought so.

My particular need for R.E. (real estate) was first exposed to all at the age of 19. I used to sit down with a red pen, and circle properties in the weekend paper that I thought our family might drive past, after seeing those on the aforementioned Parade of Homes. Anyway, I am a realtor now for the past 21 years here in downtown Philadelphia. I know your type. You notice every “for sale” sign in your neighborhood. Akin to there being a metal plate in your head that pings whenever you drive past a “for sale” sign you have also probably spoken to or emailed a Philly realtor to get some more info on a home that you planned on neither buying nor selling. And Open Houses? Forget…you have been to them all, and you usually make a B-Line for the photos on the walls of those homes.
Go ahead, admit it. You are a Real Estate Junkie. Start with the phrase, “My name is _______________, and I am a real estate junkie. You will feel much better in no time.

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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