Philadelphia Real Estate Helpful News and Views : Real Estate Time is of the Essence Make Decisions Quickly

Real Estate Time is of the Essence Make Decisions Quickly

Working mostly from home since March 18 has made me look at my business in a whole new way. A revaluation took place. New printer and a new 27 inch all in one computer setup. The laptop that had lasted my over seven years was tired. It was time to invest in a new system. Now I am set up with a large screen and I love it. The printer scanner copier all match up and synced all together so easily it was scary. Just to make it clear I am a PC.


I rarely go into the office I can send everything in. We have two offices. One in NE Philadelphia which is about five minutes from where I live and there is a run that will take whatever I need to my office where I am based out of in Feasterville Pa


We now have office meetings via Zoom. Settlements are usually buyers only. Sellers sign documents before closings and their monies are deposited into their accounts.



Many agents after listings are signed have professional photographers take pictures. I have had different reactions to this. Some sellers do not feel this is necessary. They do not want their house to look doctored up. They have seen pictures like this and feel the house does not look like their house and get buyers who expect to see a house that looks different than what their house actually looks like. Other sellers are excited and say when are they coming. Last time I ordered pictures the house sold before I even had time to get the pictures back and put them on the Internet


Buyers who call and say they are are lookers and do not want to be qualified for a mortgage. They are not for me my time is too valuable. Call me when you are ready as houses are flying off the market. Serious buyer and  I am here for you. Loving doing  Zoom meetings with buyers. We get to know each other almost right away. I also do Zoom meetings with Real Estate Associates from across the Country where we discuss what is happening in the market and learn new technics.


Today I remembered to put a mirror close to my computer. This was one of the first things I learned in the Real Estate business. A smile can be seen on the phone. A friendly voice can be felt. So make sure you are smiling when speaking to the public as they can feel your smile through the phone.


Real Estate is changing with the Pandemic. It is becoming more personal. In the Philadelphia and Suburban area, it is still very much a seller's market.



Time is of the essence houses sell quickly  times to view houses are limited so is the time to make your decision so use it wisely  

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Comment balloon 21 commentsHannah Williams • September 14 2020 09:58PM


Absolutely right about that smile!

A smile can be seen on the phone. A friendly voice can be felt. So make sure you are smiling when speaking to the public as they can feel your smile through the phone.

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 month ago

With many places being inventory challenged, it is important to be ready, able and quickly decisive when it comes to purchasing real estate.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

CONGRATULATIONS Hannah, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Hi Hannah- you've put your pandemic time to good use!!!   I'm with you about having a mirror on your desk. When I managed a dozen consultants, we had mirrors on all of their desks. Remember to smile!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 month ago

Hannah funny I was ahead of the Pandemic Times, I have been working from the house for let's say around 15 plus years or longer and have been using professional photographers on most of my listings for about the same time and lastly I only used to go in  the office for meetings and to pick up my check:) now for the past seven months I had no reason to go in the office. Checks are mailed to my house and office meetings are via zoom. The Valet Parker's must be missing me, no tips:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 month ago

Hi Hannah:

Thank you for some good tips! Things are definintely different these days.

Sorry I missed you presentation yesterday on Facebook for the Zoom AR meeting - I hope you will share some tps from that talk!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 1 month ago

Hello Hannah - it's good when you find ways that "work" for you.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 month ago

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 1 month ago

Good morning Hannah Williams - we are all changing with this pandemic.  I am also doing many more things on Zoom.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Business has changed, and as much as we use technology, relationship building is still a big part of it.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 1 month ago

Good morning, Hannah Williams you've mastered the challenge of change!!! you've made all the adjustments that have allowed you to maintain your business..... everyone should read this post....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 1 month ago

Thank you Hannah for the great post, i enjoyed reading it. Wish you all the best.

Posted by Tony Busanich, 1-4 RESIDENTIAL FAMILY LOAN SPECIALIST (TD Bank) about 1 month ago

It sounds like you have a great system now!  I have always toyed with getting a bigger screen, but in the end, I feel that my laptop has a big enough screen.  I like that I can take my office anywhere!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 1 month ago


Good for you, and I loved the idea of your mirror.  I used to teach our receptionist and assistant that a smile could be felt over the phone.  My first MAC was 27 inches, and I moved down to 21.  What I like about the 27 was the ability to have many docs to looks at once.  Wishing you ontinued success.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

Hannah, great post, and we have had to adjust how we do business since COVID.   I still believe in professional photos, except maybe for small condos, I can do those.   Smiling when you are speaking with someone is so important, they can "hear" the smile for sure.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 month ago

Hi Hannah Williams, you have a system that works for you and you feel comfortable with the new setting. I've been mostly working from home since I first got my license. The office environment is not for me. 



Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 month ago

Good for you, Hannah. Like Beth Atalay we have both mostly worked from home since we got our licenses in 2004. Office culture is not one of our things. We do pro photos for all of our listings - big and small. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 month ago

Hannah, another success story adapting to the new normal.  Do you consider that your new setup and adaptations have increased your efficiency such that returning to former ways would no longer serve you?

Posted by Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102 (Smart Way America Realty) about 1 month ago

Hannah it looks like you are adjusting well to these changing time, and will come out on top.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 month ago

Are you going back to the old Hannah after things get back to the new normal or are you enjoying the new way of doing business 🧐🧐🧐

Happy Saturday Hannah Williams 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 27 days ago

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  That is a good question. I really feel I am much more productive in the new way of doing business - but you never know 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 27 days ago