Bridget Gelderman, MBA, PSA
Realtor, MBA, PSA
Hawley, PA 18428
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the Lake Wallenpaupack region of the Pocono Mountains. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the community amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
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!
Board member, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Co-founder & committee member, Wally Lake Fest
Committee member, Hawley Winterfest
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