David Brandschain (Long & Foster)

860 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike

Blue Bell , PA 19010

I service Philadelphia's Main Line, suburbs that extend westward from Philadelphia. The Main Line has some of the Philadelphia area's best schools. All housing types are available.

Get to know David Brandschain

I have been an active real estate professional for 28 years.  I am a new home expert.  I was president of a Philadelphia area home building company for 15 years.  I built starter, move-up and luxury single family homes, starter and luxury town homes and mid-rise condominiums.  I have extensive experience in land development, construction, sales and marketing.  In all I built and sold over 20 communities and 2,000 homes.

As a buyers agent, I am an extra pair of eyes.  Before I walk into a home I study how a home is sited.  I look at things like grading and whether the exterior has been properly maintained.  The first place I go when I am inside the home is the basement, as, this is where the problems often can be spotted.

As a sellers represenative, I lean on my staging experience.  I have built hundreds of model and spec homes over the years. I know what has to be done for a home to make the right first impression.  I have been a student of real estate marketing for over a decade.  I use technology in my business and also do a lot of door knocking to find buyers for my sellers.

I successfully work with investors that value my construction and accounting background. I have an extensive list of contractors that can help my clients make the repairs and improvements that a property needs.  In addition, I am a CPA and have an MBA in real estate and finance from the Wharton School.  I can help my clients "pull the numbers together".

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I am a generalist.  I work with all types of buyers, seller and investors.

My value proposition on the buyers side is that I have a strong background in construction and contract negotiating.  I can steer my buyers away from problem homes.  I never take a buyer into a home that I have not walked the exterior and try not to take them to a house that I have not been in.  I do not like to waste their time nor do I believe that you need to show a buyer more than five or six homes, if you've done your home work pre-qualifying them.

On the sales side, I lean on years of experience selling and negotiating homes as a builder.  I work with my sellers to make sure that they address problem areas.  I set proper expectations, especially when it comes to pricing the home.  I use the latest in homes sales technology to market their homes but I also do the basics.  Seven star open houses when warranted and extensive door knocking prospecting.

On the investor side, I am all about process.  I am now using the HOLD book extensively to help investors create a process that they can lean on when looking at investment properties.  I can run the numbers for my clients.  I have extensive experience in land development.  This opens up more opportunities for me and my clients. 

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