Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet the Team: Valerie Conicelli

We LOVE growing our team!  Valerie is our newest addition - and you WANT to get to know her!  Read on to learn more about what Valerie does as our Inside Sales Associate!


Valerie Conicelli

Position at Matt Fetick Real Estate Team

Inside Sales Associate


How long have you worked for the Matt Fetick Real Estate Team? 

Since April 14, 2014

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel or Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.

Favorite spot to grab dinner in Chester County?

Wasabi for great sushi, or High Street Caffe (Vudu Lounge) for the best Creole food!

Where was the best vacation you have ever taken?

Miami, FL or Boston, MA .. quick trips but I loved both cities!

Favorite Website?

Google is definitely the website I use most but I can't pick a favorite

Favorite App?

My favorite App is Twitter because I can scroll through quickly and find news, fun articles, friends' posts, etc. all in one place. (Note: You can follow Valerie at @vconicelli )

Why do you like working in real estate?

I'm brand new to the real estate industry, but I believe I will enjoy it because I like to help people achieve goals!

Favorite thing about Chester County?

I love many things about Chester County; the restaurants and shops of West Chester and Kennett Square, the light and flower shows at Longwood Gardens, hayrides at Milkyway Farms in Chester Springs, and the stone architecture on West Chester University's campus especially the Old Library and Asplundh Concnert Hall to name a few.

If you could have lunch with 1 famous person, who would it be and why?

Chelsea Handler, she's so funny! Oh, also Carlos Ruiz. Can I pick two?

MFRET 2014 APRIL Open House Relay

We're on month #3 of our MFRET Open House Relay!  Our 4 open houses will be in Coatesville and Cochranville. This month, you're playing for a chance to win $50 to The Whip Tavern​ in Coatesville.


David shares more how our Open House Relays work:

Here are the open houses participating this month in Coatesville/Cochranville (and what you'll be looking for to take pictures of):

(Chandelier in Dining Room)

(Black & White Square-Patterned Rug in Dining Room)

209 Bardel Drive, Coatesville
(Brown Circle-Patterned Curtain in Bedroom)

(Black Table in Dining Room)

Intrigued? We'll be ready for you THIS Sunday, April 27, from 1pm-3pm.



on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Next Open House Relay will be Sunday, May 18. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Between hosting Open Houses and preparing sellers to stage for showings, our team has learned all of the DO'S and DON'TS of what a home should look like when potential buyers walk through.  To help, we've compiled our best tips for those who are putting their home on the Market. When you live in a place long enough, it's easy to ignore the clutter or forget that some 
people may be turned off by seeing a litter box in the basement. This is a great checklist to run through before showings.  

Remember: You only get one chance at a first impression. 

Make it count!

  1. Secure valuables (tech devices such as laptops, tablets, phones), bills (some have account numbers), spare keys to the house and prescription drugs
  2. Have all counter tops cleaned off. Remove counter top appliances such as toasters or coffee makers.
  3. Keys and personal items should be stored away.
  4. De-clutter / put away everyday items: dishes, mail, shoes, coats, kids' toys, sporting equipment, etc.
  5. Take 15 minutes and organize / purge your fridge - because a buyer WILL look!
  6. Make sure the thermostat is set appropriately for the weather and make the home comfortable for showings.
  7. Take the trash out and consider hiding garbage cans.
  8. Minimize family photos
  9. Do a thorough cleaning - even if you have to hire a cleaning service 
  10. Improve curb appeal: Mow the lawn and trim back overgrown shrubbery, mulch, paint shutters, weed gardens, address the trim, fix walkways, clean exterior windows, power wash home. 
  11. Make the bathrooms shine: Toilet seats down, clean mirrors and other glass surfaces.
  12. Bake something that smells good. Chocolate chip cookies, apple pie. I've used the pre-made cookie dough and frozen pies for this. A pan of apple juice with cinnamon and cloves simmering in the oven works well and is easy. 
  13. Put fresh flowers or flowering plants on the dining room table
  14. Play soft music
  15. Turn on all of the lights 
  16. Offer snacks and water
  17. Take all the magnets and pictures off the refrigerator.
  18. If guns are in the house, make sure they are secured.
  19. Open the windows - buyers love lots of natural light.
  20. Stick all personal toiletries in a drawer or a basket. (no one wants to see your toothpaste or hand lotion)
  21. Organize toys or store them while your home is on the Market
  22. Less is more. Remove excess furniture if possible.
  23. Replace light bulbs that are burnt out. The better the lighting, the better the results.
  24. Walkways to and from the home should be clean and clear.
  25. Hide feeding bowls, litter boxes, dog beds, etc. Some home-seekers have allergies and can be put-off by their presence.
Here's our gift to YOU: a printable checklist to have on hand before showings!  This is a great way to make sure everything inside (and outside!) of your home is ready to show. 

Just right click to save to your computer and print!