|Real Estate Agent
|MBA, Assoc Broker, Lake Wallenpaupack & Poconos
|location_on Hawley, PA
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|web Bridget Gelderman's Real Estate Blog for Lake Wallenpaupack and The Pocono Mountains
I stumbled into the Real Estate Industry. My husband and I moved back from NYC to run our family owned tourism business on Lake Wallenpaupack. By trade, I am a marketer - I worked in cable marketing for 14 years. My broker, Pete, is someone that I always respected as a smart, successful business person. Our families have been friends for years and my dad is a Realtor in the office (it’s in the blood!). When Pete approached me to run the vacation home rental division of the company. I jumped on it. The only catch… I needed to get my real estate license. I took the class, passed the exam and started renting out vacation homes. Then my husband and I decided to sell our home – and use me as the Realtor. A little risky (being new) but I educated myself on the process and market, staged the home, took amazing photos and priced it right – It sold it in 32 days (under questionable market conditions). I was a proud peacock that all of the education (and continuing education) I did paid off! (BTW, many in the office just called it luck – I am OK with that too). I’ve had the fortunate ability to switch over to the real estate side which includes selling primary homes, secondary homes, commercial properties and land. I’ve successfully helped many clients sell their home or buy new property. I’ve worked through some tough negotiations, inspections and appraisals.
If you are looking to sell your house, I will advise you on the best strategy for what items in the house stay and what goes. I will take great photos and really pay attention to detail. We will look at the comparables in your area to set the best price. I will keep you informed of the process with updates, market research and what recently sold in your neighborhood. If you are coming to the area to buy a home or a second home, be prepared for lots of questions. I want to know what you like and more importantly what you don’t like. We will explore areas together so that I can get a sense of your lifestyle. I know Pike and Wayne County. I am passionate about finding the best home for you and your family!
I grew up in the Lake Wallenpaupack area. After finishing college (Penn State), I moved out of the area. I've lived in LA & NYC, worked at great companies and met wonderful people along the way. During my time away, I received my MBA in Finance from Fordham University. My family and I love experiencing the Lake Region. We embrace the outdoors and enjoy exploring new places!
Associate Real Estate Broker Broker
Board member, Pike County Hotel Tax Board
Board member, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Co-founder, Wally Lake Fest
Desktop Publishing Certificate: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau: Valued Parner Award in recognition of East Shore Lodging's committment to the tourism industry.
Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau: Valued Parner Award in recognition of my committment to the tourism industry.
Wallenpaupack Area School District: Cooperative Education Employer (East Shore Lodging)
Licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania specializing in the listing of residential, commercial and vacant lot properties to be listed for purchase. Manage real estate transactions, contract negotiations, property marketing, home staging and vacation home rentals.
Work with Buyers in the Lake Wallenpaupack, Lake Region and Pocono Mountain area looking to find their "dream home". Utilize knowledge of area, school districts, communities and commute to determine best relocation options. Assess rental potential with buyers to determine investment property options.
Bring Buyers and Sellers together for a successful smooth transaction. Develop relationships with home inspectors, contractors, and appraisers to determine any and all actions that need to be taken prior to closing. Ensure that all terms of the contract are met prior to closing.
Do you want to purchase a home or sell your home? Marketing your home and utilizing the tools to find the right home are critical. Contact me to help with the process.