Summarize yourself in a tweet.
Workaholic Gen X Realtor with 13 years experience geeking out about Philadelphia real estate sales. Excited every day by guiding individuals, couples, landlords and businesses through the process of realizing their real estate goals. The look on people's faces when they see “The One” is my joy.
What's your favorite client story?
I got to watch the American Dream unfold when I represented a man who was selling his childhood home. Settlement time came and instead of the investor-buyer we expected we found a refugee family of three generations at the settlement table. The elders wore traditional garb. The parents nervously kept their kids close, but these all-American children were excited to be getting a room of their own and bubbling with excitement. The kids were proud to participate by translating the complicated settlement lingo for their parents. Finally the parents spoke and explained back through the kids to the seller how grateful they were to be able to buy his family home and to be able to live together again as a family with their parents after years of instability. There was not a dry eye in the room.
You have a day off in Philly. What do you do?
I begin a good day off with a diner breakfast followed by a drive to one of my favorite tucked-away second hand or antique stores to hunt furniture & collectibles. From the far Northeast to Roxborough and Germantown back to the depths of South Philly, Philadelphia is full of hidden treasures! Repeat in every neighborhood.
What's the architectural detail your eye always gravitates towards?
Wrought ironwork. Stone fireplaces. Leaded glass. Slate. Dutch doors. Greenhouse windows. Clawfoot tubs. Victorian tile. A great view. Elegant lighting.
Favorite community organization.
The Point Breeze Business Association is a newer group dedicated to restoring Point Breeze Avenue to its heyday as a central neighborhood shopping corridor. Improved diversity of businesses and unity of business owners will help to bolster support for up-zoning Point Breeze Avenue in order to support a wider variety of businesses topped by residences - like the Italian Market, or Passyunk Avenue, or South Street. The wild success of Passyunk Avenue’s revival began with a business association about 20 years ago. Point Breeze Avenue is at the start of its iteration of the same.
What differentiates you within real estate?
My priority is not to tell you what you want to hear, but to carefully and observantly identify the most realistic properties to suit your unique vision and timeline. I have a scary ability to accurately scrutinize pricing trends and data city-wide and within our many micro-markets. This makes for a fierce negotiator.