Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Home Buyers can save time if they have a good agent.

Home Buyers can save time if they have a good agent.

Buyers start their home search online. Some buyers just look at one web site and some go on many web sites thinking that they may find information that is different. Buyers waste a lot of time researching homes for sale on their own.

Once they start working with an agent,  the agent can email the listings that suit their criteria because we check information in the mls which is most recent while other sites receive the information later and may be outdated.

Some buyers call me about homes that are sold and settled.

Most buyers call about pending listings.

There are buyers who just drive by neighborhoods and call me about homes they like from the outside only to find out that they are priced at $100,000 over their approved price.

If you are looking to buy a home it is a good idea to first find out the amount of mortgage that you will quailfy for and then hire a buyer agent . You will save a lot of time.

The agent will be glad to show you homes and will email you listings based on your criteria. We can also set up automatic alerts in mls and you will be emailed listings as soon as they are listed in mls.( We can do this with our mls system in Philadelphia area. You should check with your agent in other States)



When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site


She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email


 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.



Comment balloon 10 commentsGita Bantwal • July 28 2013 06:14AM


Good Morning Gita,  Good information for buyers in your area.  They would be wise to use you as their agent, you always do a great job!  Suggested.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 5 years ago

As with Will, I hit suggest too!  This is a short and sweet version:  Let your Realtor(r) do it!  So much time is stream lined with the agent.  Granted, a buyer must be aligned with a hard working Buyers Agent to get the job done.  You are certainly one of those in your Philadelphia, PA, Bucks County real estate market!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 5 years ago

Gita  Well said...suggested and re-blogged!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 5 years ago

Gita The process could e so much better for a buyer if your tips are followed.

Have a great week/

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 5 years ago

Hi Gita.  They will also know about the new listings quickly.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 5 years ago

some buyers don't want to get involved with an agent early on but they don't realize that we can make it easier for them to search.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Will, Thank you for suggesting. I hope buyers will read this post and call to be their agent in Denver area.

Carla, Thank you. Buyers looking for an exclusive buyer agent in Portland area should hire you to be their agent.

John, Thank you for reblogging. I hope buyers in your market area will call you.

Jennifer, You too have a great week. Thank you.

Conrad, In this market it is important to find out about listings quickly.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 5 years ago

Toni, I agree.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 5 years ago

Good advice for home buyers. The selection of a good agent is a key to a successful transaction.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Roy, Thank you for the comments.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 5 years ago