Properties & Homes for Sale in Philadelphia
Looking to buy a home, a condo, or even a commercial property in Philadelphia? Then you’re looking in the right place. We know the Philadelphia neighborhoods that are thriving and those that are reviving.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or empty-nesters looking to make a move to Philadelphia, Solo Real Estate can help you find exactly what you want, even if you don’t know what that is yet. From turnkey properties awaiting your arrival, to fixer-uppers in Philadelphia’s flourishing neighborhoods, Solo Real Estate can surely help you find a property that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Of course finding the right Philadelphia property is half the battle. One that no buyer should have to experience on their own. In all instances, we promote responsible home ownership. We support buyers through the entire purchasing process, helping them understand the do’s and don’ts of financing, zoning, title reports, inspection services, repairs, regulations, and more.
Solo Real Estate is part of the Greater Philadelphia Multiple Listing Service (MLS). We can help you locate and view any available home for sale in Greater Philadelphia.
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BUYING DO’S AND DON’TS
Buying a house in Philadelphia is a big decision. Here are tips to help make it a wise one.
Do get an attorney before settlement.
Most mistakes happen before you close. If you have legal concerns, consult with an attorney before your settlement. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Don’t think big real estate companies are always better.
When you are ready to buy a home in Philadelphia, you need a realtor that can provide the individual attention you deserve. Knowledge of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods helps too. Not to mention someone who can help you find exactly what you’re looking for at a price you can afford. Good thing we’re just an email away.
Do make sure the agent represents your interest.
Often times homebuyers can be confused by the role of the real estate agent. Agents typically represent the seller. Their job is to sell a home, not to find a home for you to buy. Discuss whom your agent represents at the outset and know who is on your side.
Don’t be fooled by the numbers.
Most Philadelphia realtors will not tell you this, but sales numbers do not always tell the full story. Instead of comparing realtor’s ability by dollars and cents — amount of property sold — compare them on their knowledge and ability to meet customers’ needs. Interview them. And only choose someone who listens to you.
Do ask your family, friends, and neighbors for realtor recommendations.
Word-of-mouth advertising is still the best. Ask around your prospective neighborhoods and see who people used who and why.
Don’t use someone who does not use MLS.
The Multiple Listing Service (you will hear it referred to as MLS) is an invaluable resource, but only if it’s used properly. Houses are listed on the MLS for all agents to see. And your new house might be on there, but if your agent does not check, you will never know.
Do make sure you’re ready to buy.
It’s a good idea to know what your goals are before you set out to buy. Knowing why you want to buy will help you know what you want to buy. Discuss this with a Solo Real Estate agent, and make sure he or she shares your goals.
Don’t get in over your head…especially with a fixer-upper.
When buying a home, it is easy to let your imagination run wild with possibilities. But, sometimes, it’s not so easy to get a house to where you want it. Know your tolerance for, and ability to do, home improvement before you commit to a fixer-upper.
Do go Solo.
As a family-owned business, Solo Real Estate understands the value of personal relationships. Our expertise in and knowledge of Center City Philadelphia real estate helps us help you get the most home for your money. Go Solo before you go out looking for your dream home.
CONSUMER NOTICE FOR BUYERS
Before you enter into an agreement with a real estate agent, it’s important that you understand the nature and expectations of the relationship. Whether buying, selling, or renting, you are owed certain rights. Review the Pennsylvania Consumer Notice here.