Real Estate October 20, 2020

Our Response To COVID-19

To Our Valued Clients,

We appreciate you. Thank you for putting your trust in Weidel Real Estate as we guide you through the home buying and selling process during Covid-19. We know there is an overwhelming amount of information being circulated, so we will keep this brief. Now more than ever it is vital to have the right company and the right person standing behind you. We are so proud you have chosen to work with us, and we want you to know that we do not take that responsibility lightly. It is important to recognize real estate is an essential service, and Weidel agents are well informed and ready to work with you to meet your goals and needs. We are educated on the intricacies of protecting you and your property, present, and future. Weidel Real Estate is holding in utmost priority our fiduciary responsibility to you, as well as your safety. This guide is to help you stay informed and understand what we’re doing to protect your safety while buying or selling during this pandemic. We look forward to our continued relationship.

– Weidel Real Estate

 


SELLERS

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING YOUR HOME FOR SALE RIGHT NOW.
At Weidel Real Estate, we are ready to prepare both you and qualified buyers for the safe viewing of your home, whether in-house or online.

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU SELL AND KEEP YOU SAFE:

  • Prepare a comprehensive digital marketing plan for your property to expand its online footprint.
  • Share your listing to our large publishing network of websites to maximize online exposure.
  • Leverage social media and email marketing campaigns to stay top of mind with prospective buyers.
  • Provide marketing materials to display in your home reminding buyers of safe viewing practices.
  • Prepare a virtual showing of your home for prospective buyers to view as a first showing, or in place of a live showing.
  • Conduct live showings (where permitted) to further engage with prospective buyers.
  • Keep you informed with updates on the real estate market.
  • Present offers to you virtually.
  • Provide electronic signing options.


BUYERS

KEEPING YOU SAFE DURING YOUR HOME SEARCH
We have implemented industry-leading guidelines for you to follow to help protect you and your family.


WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT

  • Sellers are only allowing serious buyers through their properties. You should be pre-approved through a qualified mortgage broker before you start the buying process.
  • You may be asked to complete a COVID-19 disclosure statement related to your current health and exposure history.
  • You may ask a seller to complete a COVID-19 disclosure statement related to their current health and exposure history.
  • Sellers may suspend all in-person showings, but you can still request a virtual showing.

WHAT WE CAN DO TO KELP YOU BUY AND KEEP YOU SAFE:

  • Request an initial virtual showing. Qualify if the home suits your needs before viewing it in person.
  • You may request a seller’s COVID-19 disclosure statement prior to visiting their home.
  • Provide notable updates to you regarding the current real estate market, and how that may affect your home buying process.
  • Prepare offers for you virtually.
  • Provide electronic signing options.

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 1915, the Weidel family of companies has grown to encompass all parts of the residential and commercial real estate markets, including brokerage through Weidel Real Estate, real estate mortgages and finance through Princeton Mortgage Corporation, title insurance through Princeton Assurance Corporation, and real estate education and licensing through the Princeton School of Real Estate.

Home DecoratingReal Estate Tips October 16, 2020

Increase Your Home’s Value With These Halloween Decor Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be ready to go all out with your seasonal decorations. But if you’re in the market to sell your home, don’t put up the pumpkins and witches just yet! Potential buyers can be finicky when it comes to seasonal decorations, and they may not paint your home in the best light. While decorating for the season isn’t totally off-limits, there are a few things that you should keep in mind to attract buyers, increase your home’s value, and keep your home looking its best this Halloween. 

Keep It Tasteful

If you’re known in your neighborhood for going all out with the holiday decorations, you may want to scale it back just a bit this year. Decorations can be fun, but covering your yard in inflatable ghosts, gruesome graveyard decorations, and spooky spider webs may turn potential buyers off. After all, you’re trying to make your home look appealing, not like a creepy haunted house! You want your home to stand out, but not because it’s covered in gaudy decorations, so use common sense when putting up your fall flair.

While tacky knickknacks may detract from your home, simple, tasteful decorations, on the other hand, can amplify the beauty of your property and increase the value of your home. Decorate outside and inside with festive fall adornments like corn stalks, pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales. Inside your home, flickering candles can give things a cozy feel. These attractive options won’t distract potential buyers from the important features of your home and will still look good even after Halloween is over and well into the Thanksgiving season. 

And make sure that any decorations you’re using don’t block your “For Sale” sign. People won’t be interested in buying your home if they don’t even realize it’s for sale in the first place! Put your sign in a prominent spot, and maybe even use lights or other decor items to highlight it. 

Use Beautiful Fall Colors

Flowers and landscaping are great for adding value to your home no matter what time of year it is. Spring is a particularly popular time to sell homes because yards are often covered in beautiful, colorful springtime blooms. But in autumn, your home can be equally as stunning. If you have trees in your yard, try to snap a photo just as their leaves are changing but before they start to fall to enhance the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows that this season is known for. 

And don’t forget about autumn flowers. Chrysanthemums come in a wide spectrum of colors from a pop of pink to a deep maroon. Autumn crocuses, pansies, black-eyed Susan, and goldenrod can all bloom from late summer until the chilly weather of late fall starts setting in. Clean up flower beds, trim back leggy shrubs, and maybe even repaint your front door with popular fall colors to give your home the curb appeal that sets it apart from other homes in your area. 

Stay Safe

While pumpkins, gourds, and other decorations may look great on your front porch, they can be a tripping hazard if you have a lot of people coming to and from an open house. Keep decorations out of the area where people may be walking, including sidewalks, front steps, and porches. You don’t have to forego decorating with these items totally, just keep them as out of the way of foot traffic as possible. 

Another hazard of autumn is falling leaves. Though they’re pretty to look at, when masses of fallen leaves get wet, they can get quite slippery. Be sure to clear any leaves from areas like driveways, sidewalks, porches, and patios, as they may present a hazard for walking. While you’re at it, rake up the leaves in your yard as well just to keep things looking tidy. And don’t forget to check up on your homeowner’s insurance policy so you know what to expect just in case someone does get injured on your property. 

Finally, if you use real pumpkins or gourds for decoration, keep an eye on them from day to day. Carved pumpkins can quickly start to rot in damp weather, which can create an unsightly mess. In addition, this can attract rodents and bugs that find your decaying pumpkins tasty. Promptly clean up and replace any decorations that start to droop, smell, or look less-than-appealing. Keeping your yard spic-and-span will help attract buyers and increase your home’s market value this Halloween season. 

Keep Photos Current

If your property is still on the market, make sure you and your Realtor® keep your home’s photos current. If you have pictures with Halloween decorations still posted at Christmas time or into the new year, it may turn people off and look outdated.

Better yet, take photos of the interior and exterior of your house before you put any seasonal decorations up so people know what your home looks like year-round. This way, people can focus more on the features of your home as opposed to the holiday decor. The winter real estate market can be tricky, so you want to make sure that your home looks its best when you’re trying to sell. 

Host A Virtual Open House

If you and your Realtor® are planning an open house during the spooky season, don’t forget to take advantage of opportunities to make it more fun and memorable. A virtual open house can keep you, your Realtor®, and potential buyers safe and socially distanced, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little Halloween spirit! You can choose a video conferencing app like Zoom or Facetime to hold a virtual open house for a group of people, highlighting your favorite decorative elements along the way.

Home sales have recently hit a 14-year high, so now is a great time to sell. If you want to make your home stand out among other properties, you can make it easier by tastefully decorating for the Halloween season and showing your home in a positive, rather than haunting, light. For more great tips about selling your home now or at any time of year, contact us

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 1915, the Weidel family of companies has grown to encompass all parts of the residential and commercial real estate markets, including brokerage through Weidel Real Estate, real estate mortgages and finance through Princeton Mortgage Corporation, title insurance through Princeton Assurance Corporation, and real estate education and licensing through the Princeton School of Real Estate.

Press Release July 20, 2020

Weidel Real Estate Welcomes Jessica Wortelmann

(Pennington, NJ)  July 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Wortelmann has joined the Weidel Real Estate Brokerage team. She is our new Marketing & Business Development Manager.Jessica Wortelmann

Jessica has worked several years as a marketing specialist and creative designer in the real estate and energy industries. She will be working closely to carry our vision to elevate, implement and manage our brand strategy and image.

She possesses a strong background in design, management, market research and has great understanding of all things real estate. Her experience will be invaluable to continuing the innovation and growth of Weidel into our next 100 years.

Jessica’s degree is from West Chester University where she majored in marketing and minored in sociology. A few fun facts: Jessica grew up in Robbinsville, New Jersey, she enjoys design, outdoor sports such as skiing and surfing, and spending time at the beach.

Please join us in extending a heartfelt welcome to Jessica! She can be reached at JWortelmann@weidel.com.

About Weidel Real Estate

Weidel Real Estate is one of the leading independent real estate brokerages in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Since 1915, the Weidel family of companies has been earning loyalty, trust and respect through an unwavering commitment to individualized, quality service. Our mortgage, title and national relocation entities allow us to offer our clients the benefits and exceptional value of a full-service organization. Moreover, the dedication, enthusiasm and integrity of our Associates exemplify Weidel’s unique culture.

For more information, please contact Weidel Real Estate at 1-800-288-SOLD, or visit our website at www.weidel.com.

Press Release July 1, 2016

Weidel Reaches New Heights in Doylestown

 

Weidel Real Estate Reaches New Heights by Outperforming the

Market in Doylestown by 200%

 

Doylestown, PA – July 5, 2016 –Weidel Real Estate, a leading independent real estate agency in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, significantly outperformed the market in total sales volume growth by 200% in Doylestown for the first half of 2016. This is compared to a market increase of only 17.7%.*

This superior growth helps lock in Weidel’s position as a long-term industry leader in Doylestown, a position earned through helping generations of Doylestown residents own their dream home. Weidel agents strive every day to exceed the needs of their clients and meet their homeownership goals.  

“Weidel agents succeed at better serving buyers and sellers and therefore deliver the best results for their clients,” says Richard Weidel III, Executive Vice President at Weidel Real Estate. “This is why we are growing at two times the market rate of growth – we’ve perfected real estate over the last 100 years!”

For additional information on this report or to discuss buying or selling a home, please contact the Weidel Doylestown office at 215-348-5600.

*Based on data available at the end of May 2016. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the TrendMLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Weidel Real Estate – Since 1915, the Weidel family of companies has been earning loyalty, trust and respect through an unwavering commitment to individualized, quality service. Our mortgage, insurance, title and national relocation entities allow us to offer our clients the benefits and exceptional value of a full service organization. Moreover, the dedication, enthusiasm and integrity of our Associates exemplify Weidel’s unique culture. For more information, please contact Weidel Real Estate at 1-800-288-SOLD, or visit our website at www.weidel.com.

Media Contact – Kelly Cox, Marketing Operations Coordinator. 609-737-1522 x206, kcox@weidel.com

Press Release June 30, 2016

Weidel Launches into 2016 by Outperforming the Market in Mercer County

 

Weidel Real Estate Launches into 2016 by Outperforming the

Market in Mercer County by 176%

 

Pennington, NJ – June 30, 2016 –Weidel Real Estate outperformed the market in total sales volume growth by 176% in Mercer County for the first half of 2016. This represents a 30% increase in year-over-year total closed volume for Weidel Real Estate compared to a market increase of only 17.1%.*

This strengthens Weidel’s position as a long-term leader in Mercer County, a position earned through helping generations of Mercer County residents own their dream home. Weidel agents strive every day to exceed the needs of their clients and meet their homeownership goals.  

“Weidel agents are some of the best in the industry and know how to get homes sold fast, which is why we are growing at almost two times the market rate of growth – we’ve perfected real estate over the last 100 years!”

For additional information on this report or to discuss buying or selling a home, please contact the Weidel Corporate office in Pennington, NJ at 609-737-1522 or 1-800-288-SOLD.

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* Based on data available at the end of May 2016. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the TrendMLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Weidel Real Estate – Since 1915, the Weidel family of companies has been earning loyalty, trust and respect through an unwavering commitment to individualized, quality service. Our mortgage, insurance, title and national relocation entities allow us to offer our clients the benefits and exceptional value of a full service organization. Moreover, the dedication, enthusiasm and integrity of our Associates exemplify Weidel’s unique culture. For more information, please contact Weidel Real Estate at 1-800-288-SOLD, or visit our website at www.weidel.com.

Media Contact – Kelly Cox, Marketing Operations Coordinator. 609-737-1522 x 206, kcox@weidel.com

Press Release June 30, 2016

Welcome Matthew Valenzuela

 

Weidel Real Estate Continues Growth with the Addition of

Flemington Sales Associate

 

Flemington, NJ – June 29, 2016 – Weidel Real Estate, a leading independent real estate agency in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Valenzuela as the newest member of their sales team in Flemington. Matthew is a licensed real estate agent in New Jersey with a focus on residential and commercial real estate. He is excited to join the Weidel team in growing business in the Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset and Warren Counties and assisting local residents with their home buying or selling needs.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Matthew to the team,” says Richard Weidel III, Executive Vice President of Weidel Real Estate. “He is a tenacious, dedicated agent with great perspective in the Flemington area and a perfect choice for finding your new home.”

Matthew has a compelling background touring the country as a member of a rock band. He was born and raised in Randolph, NJ and graduated from Rutgers University. For the past several years he’s worked in asset and property management, learning the details of maximizing property value to cultivate the market. Consequently, through this experience he developed a strong passion for real estate.

“I have an extensive devotion to this industry, and I’m thrilled to be expanding my reach to local residents even further by working with Weidel,” says Matthew. “Through their full-service organization, I can successfully enhance lives throughout the Flemington community by helping them find their dream home.”

To reach out to Matthew regarding your real estate needs, please call the Weidel Flemington office at 908-782-0100 or you can email him directly at mvalenzuela@weidel.com.

Valenzuela, Matt

 

Weidel Real Estate – Since 1915, the Weidel family of companies has been earning loyalty, trust and respect through an unwavering commitment to individualized, quality service. Our mortgage, insurance, title and national relocation entities allow us to offer our clients the benefits and exceptional value of a full service organization. Moreover, the dedication, enthusiasm and integrity of our Associates exemplify Weidel’s unique culture. For more information, please contact Weidel Realtors at 1-800-288-WEIDEL, or visit our website at www.weidel.com.

Media Contact – Kelly Cox, Marketing Operations Coordinator. 609-737-1522 ex 206, kcox@weidel.com

Press Release January 29, 2016

Welcome Rosy Naik

Weidel Real Estate Continues Growth with the Addition of

Princeton Sales Associate

Princeton, NJ – January 4, 2016– Weidel Real Estate, a leading independent real estate agency in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the fastest growing real estate agency in Mercer County, is pleased to announce the addition of Asma “Rosy” Naik in their Princeton office as a Sales Associate. Rosy is an experienced agent in the industry and is excited to join Weidel in growing business in the Greater Princeton area. 

“We could not be more pleased to have Rosy join our organization,” says Emily Kettenburg, Vice President of Sales for Weidel Real Estate. “She’s an experienced, talented real estate agent, and we feel she’ll be a great asset to our company.”

Rosy is a licensed real estate agent in New Jersey, has earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation to showcase her commitment to high level service and has remarkable perspective in her local market. To reach out to her regarding your real estate needs, please call the Weidel Princeton office at 609-921-2700.

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Weidel Real Estate – Since 1915, the Weidel family of companies has been earning loyalty, trust and respect through an unwavering commitment to individualized, quality service. Our mortgage, insurance, title and national relocation entities allow us to offer our clients the benefits and exceptional value of a full service organization. Moreover, the dedication, enthusiasm and integrity of our Associates exemplify Weidel’s unique culture. For more information, please contact Weidel Realtors at 1-800-288-SOLD, or visit our website at www.weidel.com.