Downtown Philadelphia Real Estate

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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

Penn Steel

As a Philadelphian, Penn has a new respect for the city and the homes in the various neighborhoods since becoming a real estate agent for Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty as a part of Kim Whetzel’s recently-formed team. Growing up in Chestnut Hill, Penn has a love of the neighborhood, knows his way around and has a genuine desire to keep learning about the area and the homes within. Teaming up with Kim, who has more than 25 years of experience in Real Estate, has provided Penn with a wealth of knowledge. That same knowledge is what’s needed for Penn to break into Center City, Philadelphia’s real estate sector as a sales associate with ease and confidence.

Now a resident of Center City’s western/Rittenhouse area, Penn is looking forward to dealing both in the suburbs (Chestnut Hill, Flourtown and surrounding areas) and the various downtown neighborhoods.

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

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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