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David L Alexander

M  610.254.0214

O  610.225.7400


I deliver exceptional customer service to buyers, sellers and long-term investors by placing their needs first, and making sure they are comfortable through every step in the process. My attention to detail helps assure that everything will be in-place and ready to go on closing day.

I provide home sellers with a comprehensive marketing program, including personalized, single-property Websites to make sure each property is presented in its most-favorable manner and reaches the largest number of prospective purchasers. Click for Listings.

As a Philadelphia Native

I know what makes this area special, and my knowledge of the region's many unique neighborhoods helps me provide excellent advice to families who want to purchase or sell a home here. Additionally, I'm a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and enjoyed a successful corporate
career serving the Philadelphia / Wilmington Metropolitan Area.

As a Technology Specialist

My particular interest is in using established and emerging technologies to simplify the real estate process for busy and geographically diverse clients. I embrace technology as a business tool at every step in the process.

As a Buyer Representative & Relocation Specialist

I frequently assist U.S. and international clients who wish to purchase or rent properties in this area, and my knowledge of the region's many communities and neighborhoods helps me find the right fit. I understand the added complexities of relocating to a new area, and have been very successful working with clients relocating to this area either for business or personal reasons. Additionally, my graduate studies at the London Business School and extensive project-oriented world travels have prepared me for the special needs of international families moving to this country. Click for Details.

Markets Served

Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Northern Delaware. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, & Bucks Counties
New Jersey: Camden & Gloucester Counties
Delaware: New Castle County

Licensed in

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Member of the Suburban West and Nat'l Assn. of REALTORS®

My Client Testimonials

I work hard to satisfy my clients. Click HERE to see what they say about me.

My Corporate Experience

In addition to a lifetime of experience buying and selling real estate, I have thirty years of corporate experience in marketing and finance, at Campbell Soup Company and other top Philadelphia-area businesses.

My International Experience

My graduate studies at the London Business School and extensive project-oriented travels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, have prepared me for the special needs and challenges of international investors and families relocating to this region, as well as those relocating from elsewhere in the U.S.

My Family & Community

I Reside in the Deepdale community of Wayne, Pennsylvania with my wife Betsy, and proudly sponsor a community Website of listings and sales. See www.DeepdaleHomes.com

Special Designations

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

e-Pro Realtor (e-PRO)

Green Designation (GREEN)

Graduate REALTORS Institute (GRI)

Military Residential Specialist (MilRES)

Senior Estate Specialist (SRES)

Short Sales and Certification (SFR)

Associations and Affiliations

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

London Business School, London, England.  A premier world business educational institution.

Frankford High School.  A great high school to have attended in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Main Line Chamber of Commerce.  Promotes the business community of the Main Line.

Wayne Business Association.  Promotes business and shopping in the Village of Wayne.

Deepdale Civic Association.  Residents of the Deepdale community in Tredyffrin Township.

Haverford Area YMCA.  Serving the Main Line to build the mind, body and spirit of individuals.

Appalachian Mountain Club.  Promotes the wise use of the great Northeastern Forest.

Friends of Acadia.  Protects the outstanding natural beauty & distinctiveness of Acadia National Park.

The Savoy Company.  World's oldest amateur Gilbert & Sullivan theater company.

Calvary Chapel of Delaware County.  A community inviting people to meet the living Jesus Christ!

Certified Residential Specialist

My particular interest is in the delivery of client in botservicesh residential seller / buyer representation and residential property management, using emerging information technologies to simplify the real estate transaction for today's more sophisticated real estate consumer.

What's a CRS?

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are more than 34,000 active CRS Designees.

Why Use a CRS?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR®.

Experience - To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.

Ethics - Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling - To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 4 percent.

Technology Expertise - The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

Accredited Buyer Representative

What is a Real Estate Buyer's Representative?

A real estate buyer's representative represents the consumer who is purchasing property in a real estate transaction.

The buyer's representative works for, and owes fiduciary responsibilities to, the real estate buyer.  
The buyer's representative has the real estate buyer's best interests in mind throughout the process. 
The buyer's representative is compensated by the buyer through a negotiated fee.  In some states the commission is split between the buyer's and seller's representatives based on the selling price of the real estate property.  

It is important for the consumer to discuss the buyer's representative's compensation in the initial interview.  
In many cases it is recommended that the consumer and the buyer's representative agree to the terms of compensation prior to viewing properties and sign a written agreement based on those terms.  
The agreement should spell out the responsibilities of both parties throughout the process.

Why use a Real Estate Buyer's Representative?

As a consumer, how often do you buy real property? Once? Twice? Maybe three times in your lifetime? 
Purchasing real estate is a complex and major transaction with many details to be handled. In the majority of cases the seller will be represented by an agent. Wouldn't you want to have complete and fair representation in the real estate transaction? 

The real estate buyer's representative is responsible to protect the client's best interests. Research by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has shown that when a buyer's representative is used, the prospective buyer found their home one week faster and examined three more properties than those consumers who did not use a buyer's representative.

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What is an e-PRO?  Why use one?

When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who

  • Answers e-mail promptly and professionally.
  • Respects your on-line privacy.
  • Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.

Enter the e-PRO.  An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, and most of all, what today's consumer really wants.

What does all this mean to you? There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.

Less hassle

Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:

  • On-line home tours
  • Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data
  • Extensive property listings
  • Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
  • Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information, even potential buyers, from other e-PROs
  • Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
  • Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
  • Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot

The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing.

Less expense

An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings---and the costs involved. And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.

Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town---or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.

Should you use an e-PRO? Yes---especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want---and need.

Green Designation

The GREEN designee’s mission is to make the knowledge of green real estate practices available to everyone and to encourage homeowners to produce greener homes and buildings. Buildings consume more energy than anything else in the United States. By providing the community with the information they need to reduce consumption and implement sustainable practices, we can make a significant impact on the world around us.

    We accomplish this mission by:

  • Providing green real estate professionals with the awareness and knowledge of green building principles applied in residences and commercial properties, developments and communities. This allows them to list, market, and manage properties with green features, as well as guide buyer-clients, in purchasing green real estate.

  • Encouraging green real estate professionals to be advocates in spreading the green philosophy and act as a positive force for creating sustainable and energy efficient communities.

  • Advancing the belief that every step toward green is a step in the right direction.

  • Supporting member efforts with numerous resources, green industry news, referrals, marketing tools and consumer/builder awareness campaigns.

  • Enabling green real estate professionals to incorporate green principles into their practice.

  • Providing on-going information, tools and support about green building features, thus enabling members to be leaders in the marketplace.


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Military Residential Specialist®

The Military Residential Specialist (MilRES) Program offers real estate professionals the opportunity to help'military clients and their families while growing their own business in this important but underserved market segment.

For our purposes, we define military as veterans, active duty, retired and reservists because all have benefits and legal protections that are complex, sometimes convoluted and often ignored. Veterans, reservists and active duty personnel are looking for Realtors® who understand the complexities of the benefits available to them and their families.

MilRES was created to do just that. The MilRES class and Gold member program were designed by nationally recognized Realtor® and trainer, Buddy West, who has in turn trained other instructors. All MilRES instructors are top-producing Realtors® and were master instructors prior to the MilRES training. MilRES has developed relationships with the Department of Defense, Veteran's Administration, key Congressional leaders and others who share our goal to help the military community without any additional cost to them.

Working together, we hope to make a difference in the lives of our veterans, our active duty personnel and their families.

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Graduate Realtors Institute

n today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTORĀ® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTORĀ® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

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Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers age 50-plus. The SRES® Council awards the SRES ®Designation to those members who have successfully completed its education program.

By earning the SRES® designation, your REALTOR® has demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50-plus through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.

Your REALTOR® has received special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions.

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Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification

David L. Alexander with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new "traditional" transaction. REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® believe that any family that loses its home to foreclosure is one family too many, but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results," said 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth.

"Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it's extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a REALTOR® who has earned the SFR certification for these kinds of purchases." The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help REALTORS® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves.

David L Alexander - Long & Foster Real Estate | Christies
Pennsylvania Office 92 Lancaster Avenue
Devon, Pennsylvania 19033
Office     610.225.7400
License # RS250317
New Jersey Office 1415 Route 70 East, Suite 106
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Office     856.795.6966
License # 0227861
Delaware Office 3801 Kennett Pike, D200
Greenville, Delaware 19807
Office     302.541.8600
License # R3-0019667