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.
‟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 ▾
‟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.”
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾
‟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!”
‟Loretta and Bill are awesome.. They sold my house in Aug. 2017... and they found the perfect townhouse for me to move into!”
‟From start to finish Caroline was incredible to work with. She is a true professional who understood our individual needs. I highly recommend her.”
‟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 ▾
‟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.”
‟Caroline knows the house buying process inside out and was an invaluable asset for us! She's a true professional.”