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.
‟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.”
‟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.”
‟Loretta and Bill are awesome.. They sold my house in Aug. 2017... and they found the perfect townhouse for me to move into!”
‟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 ▾
‟Sharp mind in Philly. Thanks Loretta! You're the best!”
‟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 ▾
‟Loretta is an excellent realtor with a wealth of knowledge and insights in the areas she works.”
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾