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About Jeff Geoghan

Jeff Geoghan is vice president of marketing and communications for Coldwell Banker Select Professionals and Select Services, based in Lancaster City, with 10 offices in eight Central Pennsylvania counties. Jeff lives in East Petersburg, where he also serves as mayor. Jeff has been actively involved in local government and business and has been used as a source by local, regional and national publications.

NAR makes push for green features on the MLS

The National Association of Realtors announced this week the release of a new Green MLS Implementation Guide designed to provide resources and steps for its hundreds of regional Multi-List affiliates. The goal is to improve the listing data collected and displayed so as to better highlight properties with “green” features. Read More »»

So how do buyers pay for those new homes?

The first-quarter data are out from the U.S. Census Bureau for new home sales and financing, and the results are interesting. Read More »»

'Tis the season – for continuing education

You may not be aware of it, but many professional licenses in Pennsylvania are renewed every few years – and most have a built-in requirement for “continuing education” in order to accept the renewal. For real estate licensees of all sorts, it's every two years, and this year it is in May, actually. Read More »»

Rising real estate prices make avoiding foreclosure a bit easier today

With home prices rising in most Central Pa. counties, following the national trend, it's finally getting easier for homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure. Read More »»

First quarter real estate in review

We were looking at our internal data for countywide home sales stats in the midstate for the first quarter of 2014 and how we're stacking up against last year this time. Read More »»

The spring market will get here … eventually

Well, the snow is finally gone for the year, but spring is still struggling to get to its feet in the midstate. Read More »»

And the blight goes on …

Everyone sees the houses and buildings going to blight in our towns. Read More »»

When you don't need a storefront

I enjoyed reading a Business Journal article recently about an awesome business called LuxureLister, created by K.C. Wenger and based in Lemoyne. Read More »»

Will you be moving this year?

As I talk to homeowners and small businesspeople, I find myself asking the question; “So are you thinking about making a move this year?” Read More »»

Settling in the snow

When we bought our first home in Central PA, we were in a hurry. After moving across country and living in my in-law's basement for a few months with two toddlers, we were ready to get rolling. Read More »»

Fun with numbers

This week I thought I'd share a final few pieces of 2013 real estate market analysis with you – some numbers you probably won't see anywhere else, in fact. Read More »»

Home prices in 2013 and looking in 2014…

As part of our review of home sales in our regional footprint, we looked at MLS and internal data on how sales prices changed in 2013 versus 2012. Overall prices rose a mere 2 percent in 2013 over the eight counties that make up the midstate area. Read More »»

The numbers are in: 2013 rocked for real estate

Well, the numbers are finally crunched for us as we put 2013 in the can. Time to look forward to a new year! Read More »»

Look up in the sky! The drones are coming…

One of the hot topics this winter is the mainstreaming of drone photography for real estate. At the annual Inman Connect real estate convention this week in New York City, a drone was even flown around on the stage as a demonstration. Yes, the buzzy little devices are certainly catching the attention of listing agents around the country these days. Read More »»

Five real estate trends to watch for in 2014

Here we are at the beginning of a new year in the midstate, and I had to weigh in with my real estate trends to watch for in 2014 – just a couple of thought on things that will (might?) be coming to a listing near you: Read More »»

This month is what 'home' is all about

As we wind down another year of blogging in this real estate space, I'm reminded by the impending Christmas week with all its family gatherings (both big and small) that when it comes down to it, the real estate market is all about creating “home.” Read More »»

The spirit of giving back

In this time of year, we look to our neighborhoods and communities, checking out the list displays and deciding which New Year's event to attend. (I'm partial to East Petersburg's drop of “Haydn's Jug” at the square.) Read More »»

Online 'reviews' vs. 'recommendations' – what's the difference?

Everybody is scrambling (at least the companies paying attention in the real estate space) to incorporate a reviews system into their websites. Read More »»

Deck the halls: Selling during the holidays

Without fail, each year I would be working with a family or other home seller who needs to have their home on the market through the holidays. Right about now, just prior to Thanksgiving, I'd be on the phone with them saying, “Are you sure?” and hearing them sigh over the line. Read More »»

It's silly season

As November draws to a close and we all face the prospect of the holidays and, lurking beyond, winter, the real estate industry “silly season” is in full swing. Read More »»

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Business Events

Business of the Year Awards 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
90 Ideas in 90 Minutes
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Seminar: Being a Best Place to Work in PA 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
2015 Nonprofit Innovation Awards
Monday, March 9, 2015

Special Editions

York Adams Business Report 2014

York Adams Business Report 2014
Discover the unexpected in York and Adams counties. Meet four manufacturers who make very specialized equipment for commercial bakeries. Agriculture is more than farms and food processing – it attracts tourists. The arts may inspire beauty, but they also create jobs. In addition, get a look at the way a construction company is expanding and see what Gettysburg is doing to revitalize a neighborhood.

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014
You’ve heard of hot rods, hotshots, hot commodities, hot spots, hot trends, hot gossip and even hot wings. But have you seen our hot list? And by hot list, we mean our 2014 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Simply put, these businesses are smart, quick and focused, and they’re blazing their way through Central Pennsylvania, growing faster and stronger than the competition.

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014
From the addition of an archery academy, a new laser tag facility and the expansions of Trop Gun Shop and The Volleyball Corner to the recent announcement that next year’s U.S. Women’s Open golf championship will be held in the area, Lancaster County’s business community has been experiencing many victories. Find out how these sports and leisure activities are playing out for the local economy.

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