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Gwen Janicki

Agent

1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (11 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

Advice

  • (39 Contributions,
  • 3 Best Answers,
  • 26 Helpful)

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We saw the Main Line home for sale at 411 S. Roberts Rd. in Bryn Mawr, PA

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One more thought on the subject of Roberts Rd., while your price ceiling for this home would depend on personal finances, how long you plan to live there, and how you plan to improve the home, it really depends on the appraised amount if you are getting a mortgage or plan to pay cash with an appraisal contingency.  A mortgage company will not make a loan higher than the loan to value. Settlement is only days away, but until that happens we can only speculate as to what the house appraised and sold for.  It will be interesting.  If you want to know, call me the first week in November.Hope this helps.

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What are the best school districts in the suburbs of Philadelphia?

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There is a wealth of information that you can find on the internet.  If you go to http://www.prufoxroach.com/ and enter Bryn Mawr in the box marked Market Conditions, you will find market stats as well as great information about the award winning schools in the Bryn Mawr area.  BTW, on 11/11 you will see our Prudential Fox & Roach name debut with the iconic Berkshire Hathaway Home Services name and brand for the first time. Together with Fox & Roach, already a market share leader here on the Main Line, the two names will redefine real estate leadership in our region and across the country.  Berkshire Hathaway is known for its unquestioned financial strength and ranking as one of the most respected companies worldwide.  This speaks to a commitment to business ethics and integrity over all else, as consistently demonstrated by its chairman, Warren Buffett.I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to share our products and services with you.

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We saw the Main Line home for sale at 411 S. Roberts Rd. in Bryn Mawr, PA

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That listing is under contract and will settle in early November.  I'm sorry.If you would like to call me and provide me with your specifications, I can help you find something that you like as much as you must have liked Roberts Rd.  I provide exceptional Buyer Representation and you will find a few testimonials, my contact information, and a link to my website if you click on my name above.Best of luck.

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We own a home in MD. Do we need two agents if we want to purchase in Bryn Mawr?

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Yes, you will need a Listing Agent for your home in Maryland and a Buyers Agent, such as myself, who specializes in Bryn Mawr and Main Line Real Estate for your purchase here.  You may already be familiar with Bryn Mawr and know what a great place it is to live, but if not, my website has information and pictures that will give you a glimpse of the area.I would be happy to provide you with exceptional Buyer representation and encourage you to give we a call. When you click on my name you will be taken to a section where you can read just a few of my testimonials and find my contact information.

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When a Main Line home for sale is inspected for radon is radon level of 3.2 ok or not ok?

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Radon Act 51 passed by Congress set the natural outdoor level of radon gas (0.4 pCi/L) as the 'target' for indoor radon levels. However, two-thirds of all homes exceed this minimum. The US EPA was therefore asked to set an 'action required' level which is now 4 pCi/L. At or above this level of radon, the EPA recommends you take corrective measures to reduce your exposure to this radon gas. It is estimated that reducing levels of radon levels to below 2 pCi/L might reduce the yearly lung cancer deaths attributed to radon by 50%.Hope this helps.

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Buyer's Agent required in Pennsylvania?

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In addition to what Mack said, with your written permission, if the listing agent brings you a buyer, he/she becomes a dual agent and represents both you and the buyer and can collect a negotiated commission for each side. If you find an unrepresented buyer for your home, it is wise for the buyer to at least have legal counsel throughout the transaction.Best of luck, Gwen Janicki

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How do I contact seller?

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You'll want to estalish a relationship with a Buyer's Agent who represents only you and not the seller or you and the seller.  This is the kind of agency contract where the agent you select works exclusively for you and provides you with the highest level of service and confidentiality. It puts you in a far more favorable negotiating position versus being either unrepresented or having the seller's agent acting as a dual agent.Best of luck in your search!Gwen JanickiPrudential Fox & Roach[contact information deleted by Zillow moderator.  Please see our Good Neighbor Policy]

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When thinking about selling, how do you determine the value of your home?

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FirstFirsFirst you'll want to hire a local Realtor who will do a comparative market analysis (CMA). He/she will research all the recently sold properties in your area that are comparable to your home, compare your major features, sq. ft, amenities, lot size, etc. and determine a recommended list price. If the listing price is not perfectly clear, you can also hire a ‘local' appraiser do a full appraisal on your home. I stress local appraiser because, as a Seller, you can hire someone who understands your local market, location and what might make it special. He will also do a better job of selecting appropriate comps if there aren't any in your immediate area. It's a great way to get an unbiased opinion of your home's value from people who work with banks everyday and know what they expect. Use these two professional opinions to determine your listing price.Hope you find this helpful!Gwen Janicki 

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Should I buy a home from the same agency that my agent works for? (his co-worker's listing)

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I agree with Lori, I wouldn't hesitate if that agent has what you want.  As you  know from your Consumer Notice, your Buyer Agent is working exclusively for you even though the commission is paid by the Seller.  Among other things, your agent has an obligation to deal honestly and in good faith, provide you with expert advice, and keep your information confidential.  If you have any other questions about the notice ask your agent to go over it in detail.Best of luck!Gwen JanickiPrudential Fox  & Roachwww.strictlymainline.com610 207-3995

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who do I call about renting a house on zillow?

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Polly, If you can post the address or MLS number I can try to find someone for you to contact.Gwen JanickiPrudential Fox & Roach[contact information deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]

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