Summarize yourself in a tweet.
I'm a conscientious realtor who knows Philadelphia (have lived in the city most of my life). I guide, advise and support people buying and selling homes.
What's your favorite client story?
My client had attempted to sell his rental property several times without success before we met — it was his home before he was married. He was eager to stop having to manage a house over an hour from his current home. He asked if I would list the property, saying he was willing to give it another try. We worked hard to market the house and churn interest before putting up for sale. It was under contract within two days of the first showing. He was thrilled after settlement. Less driving and maintenance, more cash for his retirement.
You have a day off in Philly. What do you do?
On a free day, I love walking in the city, meeting friends for coffee or lunch and noticing the architecture that frames our lives.
What's the architectural detail your eye always gravitates towards?
Some people like to stop for an interesting front flower garden or window box, I usually have to take a moment when I see detailed brick work. I grew up walking around 21st street and the many Frank Furness houses. Perhaps that is why old brick designs and the new attempts to use brick as a facade catch my eye. (Or maybe it's a Lego thing?)
Favorite community organization.
Manna and Philabundance are two of my favorite community organizations! Both help to feed the sick and underprivileged while giving Philadelphians who can contribute time, money or both a way to give back. You can contribute your time by spending a day packing up pasta for a food pantry, cooking scones for someone's hot meal that day, or delivering Thanksgiving dinners around town before you enjoy your own warm and happy holiday. Or you if you have the financial ability, you can donate, buy a pie or attend a fun "Shut up and Dance" event.
What differentiates you within real estate?
I will discuss both the positive and the negative aspects for you to consider. I am the agent that will help you find the right time to move and sell, or help you realize where you really want to live. There are always factors to consider. You want a Center City condo, but you have a 150 pound dog? We can find the right condo for you. Bonus, turns out the lower floor inside courtyard is best because it's easier to get to your walks and has less traffic noise to disturb your four legged family member.
One last thing...
My parents moved into Center City when I was seven, sending me to both public and private schools. During College and my early twenties, I lived in Chicago, New York, London, and San Fransisco. All great cities but none as livable as Philadelphia. I have a BFA from NYU in filmmaking and still enjoy using my photography, location scouting, set designing and storytelling skills as a Realtor. I have raised both of my children in the city, and love how they appreciate what Philadelphia has to offer. Three years ago we moved a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we find ourselves there as a family letting the masterpieces open our minds.