PHILADELPHIA, PA – If you’re looking to explore the Philadelphia real estate market, Samsel & Associates wants to hear from you!
The Clark-based real estate firm recently toured the city, exploring various attractions and getting an exclusive look at an unlisted new condo. Samsel & Associates Real Estate Services Local Broker/Owner John Samsel and Realtor Associate Lori Baptiste documented their visit in a recent episode of the Facebook series “Samsel Life.”
“I’m just in awe,” Samsel said as he walked through the city. “Everywhere we turn, every inch, every block has some amazing things going on here.”
Harvey Brown of Philadelphia real estate firm Long & Foster brought the visitors to Penn’s Landing, where several old piers have been converted into waterfront condos. "Look at this place, it’s an amazing view.” Samsel said.
Brown also showed a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in downtown Philadelphia that is not yet listed on the market. The group toured the living room and kitchen, and Samsel was impressed. “I’m getting ready to buy it myself I think,” Samsel joked.
“Could you imagine what this would cost in Hoboken, Jersey City, or Manhattan?” he added. “I bet you now, [it would cost] a million dollars for this place in Hoboken.”
After seeing the condo, Brown took the realtors to a local food market.
“It’s like a town’s farmers market,” Baptiste explained. “They get local farmers, local business owners, and they pay for their space.”
“It’s like an eclectic collection of vendors, business owners, and local – that’s what I love!” she added. “It’s all locally sourced, and they’re making sure that everything that’s coming in, they’re putting it back into their communities. And that’s what we want to do – keep your community strong by supporting your local businesses.”
During the visit, Samsel briefly spoke about his company’s “not for college scholarships,” which offer scholarship money to high school seniors that are attending trade schools or becoming entrepreneurs.
As previously reported, high school seniors from Union and Middlesex Counties who are interested in the scholarship must submit an essay focusing on why they are seeking to attend a trade school or open their own business instead of attending a traditional college. Students must also explain how their choice will impact their community and what inspired them to make the decision. Essays are due August 1, 2019. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the two counties.