In an increasingly globalized world full of mergers, chains, and international brands, there is heightened value in finding the service that is still local in approach, knowledge, and experience.

River Valley Realty offers just that type of service. A full service, independently owned real estate firm, River Valley has taken root in Lambertville and recently celebrated the opening of its Yardley, PA, office. River Valley believes in building community relationships, exemplary customer service, and old fashioned hard work.

The firm represents buyers and sellers in the Delaware River towns of Lambertville, Stockton, Frenchtown, New Hope, Yardley, Washington Crossing, and the surrounding farm, equine, and residential communities of Hunterdon and Mercer county in New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

The Lambertville office, designed by owner and local real estate expert Kim Ward Bacso, is an attractive and compelling space to stop in and learn about the local real estate market. In a town where everyone enjoys walking, RVR is in a high-profile location right at the corner of North Main and Coryell streets. The Yardley office is located on South Main Street in the heart of Yardley.

Kim is a seasoned broker with a long history and intense focus on the area in which she lives and works, which in today’s real estate climate is more important than ever. On a broader scale, she encourages everyone to find that local expert when buying or selling their home:

“Part of the reason it is critical to hire a local expert to help you find or sell your home is to understand the particularities and inventory levels of each municipality and how they affect each other,” she says. “To know your community well, you need to drill down the numbers to understand that high inventory in one neighborhood may be due to too many oversized colonials on the market, or low inventory in a neighboring town is a result of the high demand for first time buyer inventory.”

The right independent local realtor will also specialize in quality listings over quantity, she explains. “Our name is River Valley because that is what we’re about — an intense focus on this really fabulous area — not about having my name on the door.” Also, understanding the issues specific to the types of properties in the river towns and rural areas such as preservation easements, ponds, environmental concerns, walkability, equine and historical properties is critical, as is first-hand knowledge of comparable properties and how they are selling.

River Valley Realty, LLC, 45 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 609-397-3007, River Valley Properties, LLC, 7B South Main Street, Yardley, PA, 215-321-322.

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