One of the crucial hubs of the American Revolution, Philadelphia is home to historical attractions such as the Liberty Bell Center, the Independence National Historic Park and National Constitution Center. There’s something for everyone in the City of Brotherly Love. In addition to all the iconic attractions for history buffs, art aficionados enjoy top art museums and nature lovers can find solace at Longwood Gardens. Foodies rejoice at the Reading Terminal Market (the oldest farmer’s market in the country), where visitors can find local produce, artisanal cheeses and everything in between. Speaking of cheese, let us not forget about the famous Philadelphia cheesesteak.
With so much to love about the city, it’s no surprise that both the housing and rental markets are hot right now. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Philadelphia, you’ll want a real estate agent who has a thorough understanding of the neighborhoods and market. Listed below in no particular order, are the city’s 15 best agents with a proven track record of results.
Each of these agents are both talented and successful in their own right, but you can help us determine which real estate agent has earned the distinction of being the best in Philadelphia. Vote for your favorite in the poll below, and let us know how they were able to serve your real estate needs in the comment section.
1. Tim Brogan
Tim was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, and has resided in Northern Liberties since 2003. He played Division I soccer at Rider University, and entered the pharmaceutical industry after graduation. While working as a top producing sales representative, he began investing in real estate and found success in buying and selling properties. In 2010, Tim brought a decade of sales, marketing and customer service experience to his second career at Coldwell Banker Preferred - Old City.
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2. Allan Domb
Allan is a real estate broker and the owner of Allan Domb Real Estate since 1980. He has built a reputation on and continues to specialize in Center City luxury condominium sales. Allan has also been engaged in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings into luxury condominiums and new development properties. An alum of American University, has been ranked a top producing real estate broker for the past 25 years and featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes.
3. Mike McCann
Mike’s enthusiasm for his hometown is contagious, and his knowledge of Philadelphia’s geography, neighborhoods and culture are an asset to his clients. A graduate of the Temple Real Estate Institute, Mike has built a positive reputation as “The Real Estate Man” over his 29 years of experience. In 2014 and 2015, his team was ranked number one in the nation for units closed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Mike has been awarded more Top Selling Awards by the Philadelphia Board of Realtors than anyone in its 100 year history, and in 2013 his team was named Broker of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Having grown up in Philadelphia and lived in many Center City neighborhoods, Chris knows the ins and outs of each neighborhood and prides himself on his intimate knowledge of the Center City market. He takes a hands-on approach with every client and understands that good listening skills are they key to truly grasping a client’s needs. Chris’s goal is to establish trust through positive action, and in doing so, build lifelong relationships.
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An industry veteran, Louise has 34 years of sales experience and has represented more than a thousand buyers and sellers. Prior to venturing into real estate, Louise taught health and physical education, and has learned that teamwork and cooperation are as valuable in sales as they are in the classroom. She co-founded Wissahickon Realtors in 1983 and later partnered with Bob Elfant to run Elfant Wissahickon Realtors. Louise is a founding board member of Trend, the Delaware Valley real estate network with 26,000 members.
As a native of South Carolina, Jeanne appreciates etiquette and hospitality, which is evident in her consistent five-star reviews on Zillow, Trulia and Yelp. She earned a degree in fine arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, eventually returning to Philadelphia (where she had attended the University of the Arts). Jeanne bought her first house in Fishtown and felt restored and recharged and finding herself home. She hopes that each of her clients at Philly Home Girls will have the same positive experience through guidance by her team of professionals.
Maria is a lifelong Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University. As the CEO of RE/MAX @ HOME, Maria has grown the company into one of the city’s most successful real estate teams, having helped its clients buy and sell more than 2,000 properties totaling over $300 million. From 2009 to 2012, she was awarded with the Five Star Overall Satisfaction Award, reserved for an elite two percent of Philadelphia area agents. In addition to active involvement in the industry, Maria is engaged in philanthropic efforts such as her Giving Back Campaign aimed toward improving educational institutions.
8. Terrance Lee
A realtor with 11 years of experience, Terrance specializes in residential sales at RE/MAX Affiliates-Northeast. He was educated at Temple University, and went on to complete the CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold's Success Foundations training program. In 2013, Terrance was named one of the Top 100 agents in Pennsylvania and received a quality service award by CENTURY 21. Terrance lived in West Philadelphia for 20 years and currently resides in the North East area of Philadelphia.
9. Lisa Murphy
A lifelong resident of Roxborough, Lisa’s intimate knowledge of Philadelphia gives her an unmatched edge in the rental market. Lisa stays on top of current real estate trends and utilizes the latest technology to maximize results for her clients. She balances her computer-savvy skills with an old-fashioned work ethic, and understands that taking care of her client’s interest plays a large part in her role as a successful Keller Williams real estate agent.
10. Giovanni Carpino
Giovanni hails from the Mayfair subdivision of Philadelphia, and has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005. His motto is, “I open doors for you to close.” As a realtor for RE/MAX Eastern Inc., Giovanni has earned many positive reviews on Zillow. Clients have praised him for his thoughtful home-selling suggestions, response time, and ability to make the process less stressful for both sellers and buyers.
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A New York native that has resided in Southern California and Philadelphia, Jennifer has first hand experience with what it means to trust in a realtor. As such, she is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Jennifer earned her BA from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in social work from New York University. For over a decade, she worked in the hospitality industry before bringing her skills in finance and operations to a second career in real estate.
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12. Andrew Gismondi
Andrew is native to the Center City area of Philadelphia, and has a deep love for the city’s history, music and food. As a Coldwell Banker Preferred realtor, Andrew understands that his success is dependent on building relationships. His mission is to convert each first time client into a client for life, and aims to achieve this by exceeding expectations. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne University and continues to take real estate courses at Temple University and earn industry certifications.
13. Mike Cirillo
Mike graduated from Temple University with a B.B.A in marketing, and since that time has worked as a real estate agent. His “no pressure” work ethic and high level of motivation have earned him success in the field and a superb record for closed transactions. He takes great pleasure in providing a positive real estate experience and helping each client to reach their goals. Mike was recently ranked the 15th in Pennsylvania for most transactions in a year by Real Estate Agent’s RealtyTrends.
14. Elizabeth Clark
A Philadelphia native, Elizabeth takes great pride in her city and her work as a real estate professional. Her expert knowledge of the local market has made her one of Philadelphia Magazine’s go-to sources for real estate articles. She is the principal of The Clark Collective and a top producer for her firm SPACE & COMPANY in Rittenhouse Square. Elizabeth understands that home ownership plays a crucial role in fostering the local, independent spirit of Philadelphia and tailors each transaction to fit her client.
15. Andy Oei
With over $175 million in career sales, Andy is one of the top real estate agents in Philadelphia. Andy’s sharp instincts and command of the Center City Philadelphia real estate market have earned him many industry accolades. He has been named among the Top 100 of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agents nationwide and among the top 1% of all agents by Trulia. Philadelphia Magazine has listed Andy as a Five Star Realtor and Real Trend named him America’s Best Real Estate Agent.