Loretta Witt
Loretta Witt

Loretta Witt

REALTOR®, Associate Broker, Team Leader

For more than 36 years, I have been selling real estate in Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. I feel extremely fortunate to have been very successful. As a matter of fact, my team and I have been sales leaders in our office every year. I am in the top 1/2 of the top 1% of sale agents nationwide in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Hard work, organization, attention to detail, education and really wonderful clients have all contributed to the yearly sales production. I think, most of all, my success may be due to realizing that life isn’t just real estate.

Life, for me, has been a coming together of all kinds of opportunities and terrific people, starting with my wonderful husband, Tom, my three super children, John, Chris and Susan, my beautiful grandchildren, Iris, Phoebe, Teddy, Gus, Will, Beatrice and Olive and a coterie of warm and caring friends. Taking a break with family and friends is very important. It’s what makes it possible for me to give the sustained professional attention to your real estate transactions when you need me. And it makes it possible to look outside myself, as we all must do, to give back to my community whenever I can.

And I love Philadelphia! What a marvelous city offering so many opportunities! How lucky Tom and I have been to be able to raise our children here. Philadelphia is full of the gritty realities of a northeastern city. It has its share of urban blight, poverty, and crime. But it also offers neighborhoods with character and tradition, great museums, a world-class orchestra, innovative theatre, extraordinary educational institutions, the vitality of cultural diversity, a rich texture of history and architecture, and, amazingly, more sylvan parkland within its borders than any other city in the country. Not to mention some of the best restaurants in the country! This is a city of extraordinary accomplishment, and it is full of promise. It is a place where a person can make a mark. It is a place where the rewards of reaching out are without measure.

So, no, life isn’t just real estate. For me, it is also family, friends, my wonderful team, the Germantown Friends School, Habitat for Humanity, Historic Germantown and Chestnut Hill Historical Societies, my block of Pulaski Avenue, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Lyric Fest, Preservation Alliance, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Germantown Relief Society and more.

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What My Clients Say

Ryan Rodenbeck

‟Sharp mind in Philly. Thanks Loretta! You're the best!”

Gina Donato

Buyer
‟Loretta was amazing! She helped us buy our dream home and sell our home (over asking price after the first weekend of showings!). Her calm and kind demeanor, combined with her experience and professionalism made the process so easy. I would highly recommend working with her.”

Cheryl

Buyer/Seller
‟The fact that we have used Loretta to complete 5 real estate transactions in 23 years says it all: She is our realtor. After the first experience with her, you will use her again. She will guide you through the process skillfully and thoughtfully, she will ALWAYS be timely, she is creative in her suggestions about the approach to a sell, she gets y ou the best deal as a buyer, and she sees you as a person. She is a person of great integrity. She is terrific” Read More ▾

Jordanayr

Seller
‟As an attorney with more than three decades of experience, including commercial real estate, I was simply overwhelmed with Ms. Witt's wise expertise and guidance. Through her masterful help we sold our Chestnut Hill home in four days, for the asking price, to a qualified buyer, but after detailed negotiations during which she advised and counseled us every step of the way. I recommend her without hesitation” Read More ▾

Travis Bell

‟They are top notch Realtors. Their attention to customer and innovative marketing exceed all clients expectations. Must hire them!”

Kathy

Seller
‟At every step of this process my anxiety level was calmed by Loretta's anticipation of concerns, problem solving, knowledge of and expertise in her job.  She helped with organizing the sequence of steps to taking the house to market and provided skilled professionals when needed.  Loretta responded quickly to phone messages and kept me apprised of other communications.  She was clearly my realtor and also a friendly support person. She knows these neighborhoods very well and the ins and outs of these houses.  We sold my house quickly and with little to no hassles.  I would work with her again in a heartbeat” Read More ▾

Jeff

Buyer
‟Loretta guided our search to buy a home in the Mt Airy/Chestnut Hill area over a two year period. She was always patient and, most importantly, we always felt that Loretta had our best interests in mind. I feel confident that there is no better person to help you buy or sell a home in the Mt. Airy area. As we drove from home to home, Loretta would tell us many specifics about each block and the history of the homes there. And we always felt that Loretta knew exactly what to look for in terms of red flags in many of these older homes. I recommend Loretta with no reservations whatsoever” Read More ▾

Larry the Lawyer

Seller
‟Loretta is completely knowledgeable of her market areas, and knew the type of buyer required for an unusual property, and promptly found two potential buyers who were looking exactly for what we were offering. This made selling an extremely easy adventure.”

Nedbarnard

Buyer/Seller
‟We bought our house through Loretta Witt. Loretta and her able colleague Bill Shelton made the whole process very easy. Loretta is without question the most knowledgeable real estate agent we have ever worked with. No one is better tuned into the real estate scene in Chestnut Hill than Loretta. We would heartily recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling real estate in this section of Philadelphia” Read More ▾

Marchfox1

Buyer
‟Loretta Witt and her team were invaluable in finding the right house for me. They listened very closely to what type of house I was looking for and only showed me houses that fit the bill. They were also very knowledgeable about the Chestnut Hill and Cheltenham. True pleasure working with Loretta Witt and her team.”

Jimmy Coleman

Buyer
‟As we know, buying a home can be the most daunting process. However, Loretta and her team made this one of the best experiences for my family. Bill Shelton was our Power Forward. He’s extremely knowledgeable, diligent, patient, personable and attentive to the details. Was by our side every step of the way and I can’t thank him enough! It’s comforti ng to know that I can trust a team like Loretta Witt Homes” Read More ▾

Jdnano379

Seller
‟We highly recommend Loretta Witt. She was patient, professional and kind when we bought our house, and just as extraordinarily helpful when we sold our house, leading us through the process step by step. When we felt overwhelmed, she was reassuring; when we needed various contractor services, she had great people to recommend for us. We will gladly use her again if we are ever in need of a new house in Philadelphia” Read More ▾

Ghmcneely2

Buyer
‟Loretta worked with me for several years to find just the house I was seeking. She was proactive, positive, resourceful. And patient, as it must have been frustrating for her to work with such a picky client! But in the end she found what I was seeking and was tremendous through the negotiations and the closing process. She has long term knowledge of the market, keeps up on all that is happening, and listened to my concerns. I have recommended her to family and friends since and would immediately contact her should I need such services again. Thank you, Loretta” Read More ▾

FVargas

Seller
‟We highly recommend Loretta and her team. When it was time to sell our home, all roads pointed to Loretta. We were advised if you want someone to tell you exactly what you need to do and you are willing to follow that direction, then Loretta Witt is your person. Her knowledge of the local market and reputation among real estate professionals ensure d that the selling process could be as seamless as possible for us. Her initial assessment of our property was detailed and absolutely correct. With her assistance our home was ready, showed well and sold immediately with plenty of interest” Read More ▾

Jcoble28

Buyer
‟Loretta and her team were simply fantastic. They were incredibly knowledgable and straightforward when it came time for my family and I to purchase a home. I could not be more pleased with the service I received and I would highly reccomend them to anyone looking for a home in philadelphia.”

Devery Howerton

Buyer
‟ After house-hunting off and on for three years, I switched to Loretta Witt's team and Caroline helped me find a wonderful home in a matter of months. She is knowledgable, accommodating, and fun to work with. She listened to my criteria, found several homes for my consideration, offered good advice, and connected me with contractors. I felt like she had my my best interests at heart during the whole process. I highly recommend Caroline Masters. ” Read More ▾

Lisa Winning Keenan

‟Loretta is an excellent realtor with a wealth of knowledge and insights in the areas she works.”

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Buyer/Seller
‟Loretta first helped us buy a house when we were new to Philadelphia 23 years ago, and we have used her to buy 3 properties and sell two. She is a person of integrity, competence, sensitivity, and compassion. We would not think of changing realtors!”

Tom Stravecky

‟Loretta and her team are experts you can trust with the purchase or sale of your most important asset. Their skills and superior customer service make them stand out among all the competition. Highly recommended!”

Cheryl Wade

Seller
‟Loretta has been our realtor since we moved to Philadelphia 23 years ago. She has helped us buy 3 properties and sell two. We would not think of using anyone else. She listens carefully, she brings all of her experience to your situation and makes you feel like you are the only client she has, no matter how busy she is, she goes out of her way to b e helpful, and she is a person of great integrity. As is clear by the fact that we go back to Loretta over and over, we think she is the gold standard when it comes to realtors” Read More ▾

Charlotte

Buyer
‟Jenn helped us purchase our home last summer. We were new to the area and still learning about different neighborhoods, and she was such a fantastic resource for us. She was incredibly professional, warm and easy to work with. It was clear that she truly cared about finding the right home for us, not just selling us a home to close a deal. The whol e process felt very personal, and she and her team provided all the resources we needed to feel confident about our decision. The whole process was seamless and I would highly recommend working with her. Source: realtor.co” Read More ▾

Gretchenapeck

Seller
‟Loretta prepared us for the sale of our home by recommending the work and updates we needed to see a better return on our investment. She was extremely thorough with her market analysis, and walked us through all the local comps to determine the right and fair price. Her team expertly marketed the home, and hosted a highly successful open house. We had an acceptable offer in only six days, and within a month's time, we found ourselves sitting at the closing, handing the keys over to its new owners, and beginning the next chapter of our lives” Read More ▾

Hanna Manninen

Buyer
‟Caroline knows the house buying process inside out and was an invaluable asset for us! She's a true professional.”

BDubyaLincoln

Buyer
‟Loretta and Caroline put in the time effort and went way beyond our expectations. I know that our humble home is on the low-end of the market (under $200,000) but they treated it as though it was worth a $1,000,000.....Which IS what its worth to us!!!!! It did not take long for us to fall in love with this old twin home. It was perfect, within our budget, almost all the kids had their own room, my husband and I would have a whole floor to ourselves… I could go on about how perfect it was for us. We had been renting a home for over 13 years and our landlord wanted us out years ago and was losing patience. We really had a deadline, they were going to gut and resell and needed us out. Caroline and Loretta did everything in their power to make that happen. Then the snags… The home had been on the market for quite awhile (years) which made us wonder why. After all inspections we still couldn’t figure out why no one had bought this house. We figured it was the location – Lincoln Drive is a dangerous road. That was the only reason we could think of. Then the nightmare…the reason this house had not been sold was because the seller (a corporation) had this property along with others tied up in various bankruptcies, an out of country partner, and shady goings on to say the least. Postponements, excuses for not providing proper paperwork, I can not even remember everything because I have tried to put it out of my mind. I truly believe that any other realtor would have told their clients to find someplace else. The amount of time put into the closing well exceeded the lengthiest “normal” closing. We had to literally wait for hours for the sellers realtor to show up. I can’t say enough about Loretta and Caroline and their whole team at Berkshire Hathaway. I would recommend them to anyone in the real estate market” Read More ▾

Lgilberti

Seller
‟Our experience with Loretta, both in buying and selling a home, was a great success on each occasion. The most important aspect of her representation of us in each regard was her understanding of what we were looking for, and her ability to find it. In the purchase she knew that I was a difficult client, but one who would act quickly when the right property was presented, and when it did come to market, she instinctively brought us promptly to see it (and we promptly started a process that she shepherded that resulted in a successful purchase). On the sle side, she knew the type of person who would be interest in our property (a historic site), and she promptly found two buyers looking for such a property. She is knowledgeable, diligent and a delight to work with” Read More ▾

Thomas Devlin

Buyer
‟From start to finish Caroline was incredible to work with. She is a true professional who understood our individual needs. I highly recommend her.”

Emily McCurdy

Buyer
‟ Caroline saved us! We moved from out of state with a very tight timeline, and selected a realtor out of the blue. He seemed very keen on showing us what he wanted rather than what we were looking for. We reached out to Caroline desperate for some real help, and she exceeded all of our expectations! She is extremely knowledgeable a bout neighborhoods, and home construction. She really knows what to look for, and approximate costs of needed updates in the typical older Philly home. She is a phenomenal listener, and never pushy. She really dug in to get us into the home we wanted quickly. Everything went smoothly under her direction, and she has checked in several times with us since the sale to see how we are doing. I am very grateful for her guidance and professionalism. If we ever move again, I will not hesitate to call her! ” Read More ▾

Susan

Seller
‟ Loretta, I genuinely appreciate your taking on so much of the legwork to get the condo on the market again. I expected to have to make trips to Philadelphia to accomplish that, so your putting in the extra effort so that I did not have to travel in the time of Covid was such a benefit to me. Having it sell so quickly was icing on the cake!  Th ank you so much! ” Read More ▾

Robdwilk

Buyer
‟Absolutely 5-stars for each one of these line items- no exaggeration. Loretta and her team found us the perfect house at the right price, guiding us through a complicated and risky process with confidence and ease.”

Spencer Hoffman

‟I would recommend Caroline Masters and Loretta Witt to absolutely anyone looking to sell their home. I was very intimidated at the prospect of selling a home for the first time in my life, especially given that I live in New York City. As soon as I started to work with Caroline my fears were put to rest. Caroline handled every aspect of getting the house ready for sale, and totally put my mind at ease with her professionalism, expertise and warm demeanor. Thanks to the hard work of Caroline, Loretta and team my house was in contract within days of being put on the market. I am so grateful I had them to guide me through this process” Read More ▾

Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel

Seller
‟Loretta made the process of selling my house easy. With her advice, we were able to bring in multiple offers and settle over asking!”

Tracey Russell

Seller
‟Loretta and Bill are awesome.. They sold my house in Aug. 2017... and they found the perfect townhouse for me to move into!”

Charlotte Boulay

Buyer
‟We had a great experience working with Caroline. She made the process so easy and we were in our new home very quickly and sold our old home in 6 days. We're very grateful!”

Kathy

Seller
‟At every step of this process my anxiety level was calmed by Loretta’s anticipation of concerns, problem solving, knowledge of and expertise in her job. She helped with organizing the sequence of steps to taking the house to market and provided skilled professionals when needed. Loretta responded quickly to phone messages and kept me apprised of ot her communications. She was clearly my realtor and also a friendly support person. She knows these neighborhoods very well and the Ins and outs of these houses. We sold my house quickly and with little to no hassles. I would work with her again in a heartbeat” Read More ▾

Stephanie Somers

Seller
‟Loretta Witt Homes delivers exceptional results every time! Their dedicated, diligent team uses state-of-the-art marketing techniques to help sellers get top dollar for their properties. I highly recommend partnering with Loretta for both buying and selling.”

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