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.
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾
‟They are top notch Realtors. Their attention to customer and innovative marketing exceed all clients expectations. Must hire them!”
‟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.”
‟ 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 ▾
‟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 made the process of selling my house easy. With her advice, we were able to bring in multiple offers and settle over asking!”
‟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.”
‟ 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 ▾