PASSION!!! First & Foremost!
This is likely one of the most emotional professions that one could have the honor of pursuing. The business of helping people with Buying & Selling their "memories" is a very complex & stressful process that takes creativity, tenacity & compassion. It's a richly rewarding experience for me, to be a part of my client's life & to help them transition from one home to another.
Whether you are buying or selling, you can expect the following from me;
- An honest, upfront and direct approach to making the most of our relationship
- Compassion and understanding when dealing with your personal and family affairs
- Creativity in marketing and negotiating
- Tenacity to ensure you obtain the maximum value for your investment
- Confidentiality in everything we discuss
- Experience & Expertise!!!
In addition to serving the needs of Buyers & Sellers of all types of properties in Northwest Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Germantown & East Falls) and Eastern Montgomery County, I also have an extensive portfolio of "Fine Homes" that I have marketed throughout the five-county region, focusing on a niche-market of historic & architecturally significant residences. I am also focused on building a portfolio of business in the Rose Valley, Media, Swarthmore & Radnor areas as well.
For those prospective clients that either own an historic structure, or are seeking to purchase an historic home, you know that you are a rare person! Those that seek to preserve their homes for future generations & respect the design aesthetics of the past are a relatively small minority in the overall scheme of the real estate world. It is a small "niche" market that requires special skills when it comes to marketing a property. More than simply taking photographs & writing about the "structure", I take great pride in delving into the history of my listings. Houses, just like people, have "memories" that transcend from generation to generation. Much of that history gets lost when a property changes hands. When there are 100 to 200 years of history, re-discovering the past is part of the challenge I love to pursue when researching the families & architects of my listings.
It takes time, creativity & a bit of luck to re-create the lineage of a building. However, that's all part of the fun of the "hunt", to build a storyline that can be marketed and passed on to the future Owners of my listings.
Chairman's Circle Award Winner - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 & 2015
President's Circle Award Winner - 2008, 2012 & 2017
Over $141,000,000 in Sales in the past 12 years
Over 200 properties sold in the past 12 years