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