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January 3, 2008

You Have Got To See the Crappy Philadelphia Lofts and Condos Before You Get to the Good Stuff

Filed under: Of Interest to Buyers — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 4:48 pm

As I work with buyers, a task in which I enjoy very much, it has become evident over the past nineteen years that one tenet of seeing lofts and condos in Philadelphia holds true – You are going to see some undesirable pieces of Center City real estate before we finally hit upon the one that grabs your heart, your eye, and your pocketbook.

More often than not, I find that buyers reject 99.9% of the condos in Center City for one reason or another. No problem. That is the goal of house hunting. And believe me, there is good reason to reject many of the things that are on the market. Too big, too small, not enough closet space, too dark- you name it.  And for one reason or another, any given condo in Old City, Rittenhouse Square – wherever – is not going to be a good fit for what you have in mind.

The important thing here is that you and I learn of your likes and dislikes. That you adequately communicate what you are seeing, and how it does or doesn’t fit into your scheme of things. I don’t own any of the condos you are seeing, so if you aren’t interested – that’s ok.  Just be sure to let me know the strengths and weaknesses of everything we are seeing, so we just don’t work in circles, and continue to see condos in Society Hill that may be too cramped, if that is indeed how you are feeling.

We will eventually find you a new condo. I always do.  And if I can’t…well, then possibly your expectations are a bit lofty, or you are just not ready to buy. I am not going to give up on you….so get ready, and please be patient as we see some crap out there in the Philadelphia real estate landscape!  Call me at 215-521.1523 or send me an email at when you are ready to go! 

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

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