Downtown Philadelphia Real Estate

Kim Whetzel

Kim is a Philadelphia native with a great love of the area and a very rich and in-depth understanding of every aspect of the city and surrounding neighborhoods. She is a sales associate at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty and founder of Team Whetzel and has over 25 years of real estate experience. She is a second-generation realtor. Her father Matthews Williams, co-founded Wheeler Williams in 1952, which was one of the original Main Line real estate firms. Kim specializes in Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy, Center City, Montgomery County, and The Main Line. Kim is a “people person,” she prides herself in her attention to detail and her keen negotiating skills. Her experience in sales began in the late 1970’s in the wholesale clothing business at The Eagles Eye and continued in the ‘80s in Institutional Investment sales at The First Boston Corporation.

Kim is passionately committed to the City of Philadelphia. She focuses her interest on education, the outdoors and the arts. She currently serves as a board member Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the The Children’s Scholarship Fund, and Need in Deed. She volunteers annually at the friends of the Wissahickon and the Community Clothes Charity.

Cell: 215-870-3138
Email: kim@kurfiss.com

Ellen Hass

“To be in touch, to stay in touch,” is Ellen’s mantra with her clients. It takes a smart, savvy and expert real estate professional to navigate the Center City, Philadelphia real estate market and to help clients seize the opportunity when it strikes. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, Ellen is just this agent. As a second generation realtor (her mother Babbie Nalle was a mainstay at Eichler & Moffly) she specializes in the sale of new and existing homes in Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Flourtown, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, and Mt. Airy and Center City Philadelphia.

Ellen lives in Chestnut Hill with her husband, Jay. They both enjoy occasional visits from their three  grown children. Before joining Team Whetzel, Ellen worked as the director of major gifts at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. She is a firm believer in giving back. In addition to her real estate career, she is the board chair of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the President of the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Foundation. She gives a portion of each commission to non-profits that benefit children’s education in Philadelphia.

Ellen believes that the only way to do great work, is to love what you do.

Cell: 215-870-8484
Email: ellen@kurfiss.com

Penn Steel

With now five years of experience in real estate sales, Penn works with buyers, sellers, renters and investors to accomplish a wide array of evolving real estate goals. As a native Philadelphian, Penn can navigate the various neighborhoods that make up the Greater Philadelphia real estate market both in Center City and the surrounding suburbs.

As a member of “Team Whetzel,” our clients are covered and encouraged by more than 40+ years of real estate experience. Since joining team lead, Kim Whetzel – five years ago – Penn has developed a strong set of skills to help his clients transact as needed.

In our ever-changing world, national and local climates it’s important now, more than ever to be able to develop a keen understanding of the market, adapt to its pace and set the right expectations to be able to move forward with your real estate goals.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned vet, Penn will be able to help you navigate your purchase, sale or rental with ease and the understanding you deserve during such an important life event!

Cell: 215-704-0863
Email: penn@kurfiss.com

James McFadden

Jamie grew up in Bucks County and later Chestnut Hill, residing now in Fairmount. His experiences living in many different areas of the Philadelphia region equipped him with a unique insider’s view of the city and its surrounding areas. Before starting his real estate career, James worked as a marketing and event specialist with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, where he became intimately acquainted with many of the different Philadelphia neighborhoods. While at PHS, James became familiar with the various eccentricities and quirks that make each neighborhood so distinctly it’s own. His work at PHS left him with a broad knowledge base that enables him to give clients detailed and distinguished insights that they may someday call home.

Cell: 267-980-0166
Email: mcfadden@kurfiss.com

Nina Furia

Nina’s primary goal is to make buying and selling real estate straightforward and enjoyable.
Before joining Sotheby’s, Nina managed a construction company with over 50 million dollars in contracts, including multi-family, single-family, and commercial developments. She has extensive experience in construction and development pricing, timelines, and logistics.
Nina also understands that form, function, and style go hand-in-hand. After working 15 years in Manhattan, mainly in the luxury fashion industry, her education and exposure bring distinctive style and vision. Being the right hand to iconic designers allowed her to perfect her resourcefulness, integrity, and discretion. She is proud to bring those attributes to her clients and colleagues.
Nina possesses a can-do spirit and a true love of helping others. She intends to solidify her reputation as an agent you can trust and count on. Nina lives in Rydal with her family and is invested in her community. She is regularly involved with The Jenkintown Food Cupboard and The Breathing Room Foundation.

Cell: 202-494-5255
Email: nina@kurfiss.com