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