Love Your Block® | House Crawl™

PLEASE NOTE:

Like everyone else, we’ve had to make some changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, we created virtual versions of some of the House Crawls™, but as the city opens up again, we’re trying to determine what form they should take for the foreseeable future. For complete details about this and everything else we’re doing, see our coronavirus page.

Want a virtual tour of these neighborhoods before you commit to walking? Check out our interactive maps on the Neighborhoods page

Cheers, The LYB Crew

So, what is a House Crawl™ anyway?

Loosely inspired by bar crawls we sort of remember, we invented the best way to find where you want to live–it’s called a House Crawl™, and it’s like an open house for an entire neighborhood. We start at a local coffee shop, take you inside several active listings, and end at a local bar, because life is what happens between coffee and beer.

Oh, we actually get to go into the houses?

Yep, and all of the houses we go into are actively on the market at varying price points so you can understand the market in that neighborhood. This helps you answer questions like: What’s the difference between a $200,000 house and a $700,000 house in this neighborhood? Do condos make sense in this area? Does outdoor space come at a premium?

Sounds cool, what else should I know?

For Sellers: We sometimes call the House Crawl™ “boot camp for sellers,” because once you’ve come on one or two of them, you’ll have a very good sense of what buyers like to see when it’s time to list your house. Multiple people have told us how helpful it was to see how a cross section of people reacted to various homes, both positively and negatively–it’s like your very own focus group.

For Buyers: We don’t just go into houses. We also walk the neighborhood so you get a good feel for what the whole area has to offer. In Philadelphia, you buy into a history, a community, and a set of amenities (like parks, schools and shops) that vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and sometimes even from block to block. A House Crawl™ can help you find a block to love.

Are you a giant ball of anxiety who can’t even commit to watching a few seasons of Schitt’s Creek, much less buying a house right now? No worries–looky-loos are totally welcome. Whether you’re just starting to explore Philadelphia real estate or you just like to look at houses, come on out.

Oh, I get it–you lure us in with house porn and then go for the hard sell…

Hey, you seem great. We can work together if you want, but “hard sell” is not our jam. Of course, if you ever buy, sell, or rent a property, we’d like it to be with us, but even if you never intend to participate in a real estate transaction in your entire life, we’d still love to have you join us on a House Crawl™. Why? Because 1) we really do enjoy talking about real estate and Philadelphia that much, and 2) if you have a good time, maybe you’ll tell a friend or two (Or six. I mean, we do have to make a living, we just try not to be too obnoxious about it.).

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2020 House Crawl™ Schedule

Loosely inspired by bar crawls we sort of remember, we invented the best way to find where you want to live–it’s called a House Crawl™, and it’s like an open house for an entire neighborhood. We start at a local coffee shop, take you inside several active listings, and end at a local bar, because life is what happens between coffee and beer.

Oh, we actually get to go into the houses?

Yep, and all of the houses we go into are actively on the market at varying price points so you can understand the market in that neighborhood. This helps you answer questions like: What’s the difference between a $200,000 house and a $700,000 house in this neighborhood? Do condos make sense in this area? Does outdoor space come at a premium?

Sounds cool, what else should I know?

For Sellers: We sometimes call the House Crawl™ “boot camp for sellers,” because once you’ve come on one or two of them, you’ll have a very good sense of what buyers like to see when it’s time to list your house. Multiple people have told us how helpful it was to see how a cross section of people reacted to various homes, both positively and negatively–it’s like your very own focus group.

For Buyers: We don’t just go into houses. We also walk the neighborhood so you get a good feel for what the whole area has to offer. In Philadelphia, you buy into a history, a community, and a set of amenities (like parks, schools and shops) that vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and sometimes even from block to block. A House Crawl™ can help you find a block to love.

Are you a giant ball of anxiety who can’t even commit to watching a few seasons of Schitt’s Creek, much less buying a house right now? No worries–looky-loos are totally welcome. Whether you’re just starting to explore Philadelphia real estate or you just like to look at houses, come on out.

Oh, I get it–you lure us in with house porn and then go for the hard sell…

Hey, you seem great. We can work together if you want, but “hard sell” is not our jam. Of course, if you ever buy, sell, or rent a property, we’d like it to be with us, but even if you never intend to participate in a real estate transaction in your entire life, we’d still love to have you join us on a House Crawl™. Why? Because 1) we really do enjoy talking about real estate and Philadelphia that much, and 2) if you have a good time, maybe you’ll tell a friend or two (Or six. I mean, we do have to make a living, we just try not to be too obnoxious about it.).

2020 House Crawl™ Schedule

(tap a date for details)

2020 House Crawl™ Schedule