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 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 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.”
‟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 prepared us for the sale of our home by recommending the work and updates we needed to see a better return on our investment. She was extremely thorough with her market analysis, and walked us through all the local comps to determine the right and fair price. Her team expertly marketed the home, and hosted a highly successful open house. We … had an acceptable offer in only six days, and within a month's time, we found ourselves sitting at the closing, handing the keys over to its new owners, and beginning the next chapter of our lives” 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.”
‟Caroline knows the house buying process inside out and was an invaluable asset for us! She's a true professional.”
‟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.”
‟We highly recommend Loretta Witt. She was patient, professional and kind when we bought our house, and just as extraordinarily helpful when we sold our house, leading us through the process step by step. When we felt overwhelmed, she was reassuring; when we needed various contractor services, she had great people to recommend for us. We will gladly … use her again if we are ever in need of a new house in Philadelphia” Read More ▾
‟ 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 ▾
‟Loretta made the process of selling my house easy. With her advice, we were able to bring in multiple offers and settle over asking!”