Think of Philadelphia like a quilt in which each patch is a different neighborhood. Understanding which is which — and which is best suited to your personality and wish list — makes a Realtor vital. Here are some of the best in town.
Jeanne Whipple, Coldwell Banker Preferred
Jeanne Whipple is a native South Carolinian, but knows Philly better than most agents. She’s the smart, easygoing co-founder of the top-earning, brand-savvy Philly Home Girls team, whose agents you can find around town hosting events at farmers’ markets and public school career days.
Neighborhood specialty: Fishtown, East Passyunk
Greg Williams is an attentive and savvy Realtor who has been specializing in Center City since 2000. As a long-time resident of East Passyunk, he has been a key participant in Philadelphia’s real estate growth. Last year Greg’s team was honored to be one of the recipient’s of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman Circle Diamond Award, placing them in the top half of 1% of the network.
Neighborhood specialty: East Passyunk, Bella Vista
Michael Scipione is a rising star in the local real estate scene. He’s one of the rare Realtors who are born and raised Philadelphia and takes pride in knowing the city inside out, block by block.
Neighborhood specialty: East Passyunk, Pennsport
Realtor and leader of Team Damis, Greg Damis knows the Philadelphia market; he’s an investor himself, having purchased, renovated, managed and leased more than a hundred units of housing in the city. He’s the recipient of dozens of awards, a city resident and avid surfer.
Neighborhood specialty: Bella Vista, Graduate Hospital
Mickey Pascarella is a Realtor and group principal of the Mickey Pascarella Group at Keller Williams Realty. His team consistently ranks in the top 5% of Realtors in the region, compiling over $50 million in sales over the past three years. He is regularly consulted by the Philadelphia Inquirer and as one of Philadelphia’s real estate insiders, and is a founding member of the board of directors of Keller Williams Center City.
Neighborhood specialties: East Passyunk, Queen Village
Ryan McManus draws on an extensive background in real estate development, commercial leasing, green building, marketing, media and communications to best service his clients. He’s an active Instagramer (@agentphl) who you can often catch zipping around the city on his electric motorcycle.
Neighborhood specialty: Fairmount, Brewerytown
A Chicago native who moved to Philadelphia to attend University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Antonio Atacan is an award-winning real estate broker, the founder of Philadelphia’s top-producing sales team, the Atacan Group, and the owner of one of the largest and most progressive real estate brokerages in Pennsylvania, Keller Williams Realty Center City (KWCC).
Neighborhood specialty: Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill
With 35 years experience, Laurie Phillips is a top agent for high-end homes and condos in Center City. Not only is she highly regarded among homebuyers, but she is also the go-to agent for national architects and developers coming to Philadelphia, thanks to her background in design and the fine arts.
Neighborhood specialty: Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square
Born and raised in Queen Village, Kathy Conway has been selling real estate in Philadelphia since 1986. She’s become one of the city’s most successsful agents, which apparently runs in the family. Her son, Patrick Conway, is the co-captain of her brokerage, the Conway Team.
Neighborhood specialty: Queen Village, Society Hill
Kristin Daly is fondly known as a “connector” for her ability to connect clients to their best real estate investment and for connecting them to the community around them. Her brokerage, the Daly Group, processes tens of millions of dollars in sales annually.
Neighborhood specialty: Fishtown, Northern Liberties