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Deannah is meticulous, savvy, and a pleasure to work with. I worked with Deannah right before quarantine, with a goal of buying a bigger house in the city. My plans drastically changed a few months later and Deannah was there to see me through to my new goals of moving out to the suburbs. She became a source of expertise, and calm, in a very crazy market. When it came time to sell my house she worked tirelessly to make sure I got the best offer possible for my house. My open house was a talk of the neighborhood! Finally - when it seemed like I was looking at house after house and I would feel frustrated with the process, Deannah was a supportive confidant and friend. And even when we looked at houses that were duds - it was an opportunity to hang out with a great person! I am glad to have worked with Deannah - and lucky to have her in my circle.
" -Nicola F. Serianni
My wife and I officially closed on our home on September 18, but I couldn't seem to write this review until now (October 16), because it was difficult to find the words to express that Deannah was the sole reason my wife and I were able to find a home we love, and relocate across the country, during a pandemic. You'd have to understand that we weren't able to view any of the homes in person; we had to rely on our agent, and her showings via video conference, to make our decision. This was only possible because of Deannah's honesty, integrity, work ethic, knowledge of the city and its neighborhoods, and her ability to internalize our needs. We ended up in the perfect home - a home we love even more than the one we left to move to Philadelphia, and which we had seen in person, half a dozen times. I also want to note that during this period of time, the market in Philadelphia was absolutely insane. Houses priced well, regardless of neighborhood, were receiving offers within hours of listing, and off the market in less than a day. Even despite this environment, Deannah is so warm and pleasant to work with that she was able to negotiate with the seller and obtain credits and concessions on our behalf. Not only would I recommend Deannah to anyone looking for an agent to help them purchase a home in the Philadelphia area, I would say unequivocally that she is one of the most professional, helpful, and generous people we know. We really owe her a debt of gratitude.
" -John & Erin
Deannah is extraordinary in every way, both as a realtor and as a human being. Working with her in buying a new home felt more like having a guardian angel than a real estate agent. Smart, helpful, understanding, and determined to help, she knew exactly what we were looking for and pulled out all the stops to find us our dream home. She introduced us to the best people to help us get a mortgage, to inspect the house and to move. Our experience buying a new home was so positive that we asked her to sell our old one. Somehow Deannah managed to get us the offer we were looking for before the house was even listed! She is a star and is in a league of her own. We can’t say enough wonderful things about Deannah. She is the consummate professional and so much fun to work with!
" -Regina Z
"Deannah is the just the person for nervous nellie-procrastinator types like me. She is knowledgeable, affirming, emphatic, and professional, and made what I thought would be an opaque, terrifying process into a logical, orderly near-pleasure. And selling for more than asking price was the icing on the cake is a tribute to her tenacity and knowledge. Trust me, you really need to work with Deannah.
" - Ken J.
"Deannah was an absolute pleasure to work with and did a stellar job. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me buy my first home. We were up against a bunch of hurdles - time difference, competing offers, tight close date, last-minute roof leak - but I never felt stressed because she handled everything with such grace and competence. She was always available (way more than what was reasonable), totally informed (making sure to contact everyone in her network so we had all the info we could possibly have), and 100% on our side throughout the whole process. She was also extremely sweet and thoughtful, remembering every small detail and truly caring about seeing us happy. I love my new home! I can't recommend Deannah highly enough.
"I’m fundamentally mistrusting of people trying to sell me things and tried out a few agents before finding Deannah. I could tell she wasn’t just trying to get me into a deal as quickly as possible so she could make her commission and move on; she wanted to make sure I found a place I loved. Every step of the way, she proceeded with both integrity and flexibility to make sure I was more than satisfied, earning my complete trust in the process. Her service was honest, insightful, and accommodating. This was critically important to me because when I found the home I wanted, I knew the market for it would be incredibly tight and my window to place an offer fleeting. In the hands of another agent, I likely would have dallied due to lack of trust and transparency and lost the deal: with Deannah I had no such problem and was able to buy the home I wanted near-instantly. The process from start to finish was near-seamless (and the seams were all of my own making), and I am now in a home that I love." - George P.
"Deannah made everything easy for me. She helped me find my first home, and also helped me sell it quickly when a life explosion caused me to have to move out of state. Her willingness to go out of her way to do what's best for her clients, her genuine kindness, her wealth of knowledge, and her ability to manage expectations are only a few reasons why she should be the one to help you buy or sell your home. I honestly don't know how it could get any better than her. Working with her will make your life better, I promise.
★★★★★"We highly recommend Deannah. She was great to work with on both the buy and sale side. Responsive, attentive and genuinely cared about helping our family throughout the process.
" - Dana B.
★★★★★"Beyond accommodating! I was on a tight deadline and Deannah ensured everything flowed smoothly throughout the entire process. From area knowledge to knowing what to look for as we walked throughout various homes, you would think she's been doing this for 15+ years. When your going through this process, you don't want someone who is going to "Yes" you to get the deal done, Deannah would talk opening and honestly about her opinions which really helped in the whole process. That, along with top notch negotiating skills, wouldn't have wanted anyone else as an Agent. Thanks again for everything.
" - David S.
★★★★★"We love Deannah! She really made our house-hunting experience exciting, efficient, and informative. She was always happy to answer any of our zillions of questions as first time home buyers. We have full trust in her expertise and value her honesty. It was a pleasure to get to know Deannah as we explored each house and finally found the one that we purchased. She was speedy and thorough in helping us fill out paperwork. It was a bit wild to be in the market for a house during a pandemic, but Deannah guided us through the process, while helping us make smart decisions and really understood what we were looking for! We really felt that she was on our side and not just trying to close a deal. This made it really easy to trust her advice! Thank you Deannah for adding your personal touch to the experience - especially the surprise vegan cupcake and hand-drawn birthday card!
" - Karmi O.
★★★★★"Deannah took the time to get to know Mike and me while we were searching for our new home in the South Jersey area. We had a lot of "must-haves" and Deannah listened carefully to our preferences and likes/dislikes. I appreciated Deannah's professional, yet relaxed, style; she genuinely wanted to get us a property that met our needs/wants. We are thrilled with the house we purchased and grateful to Deannah for helping us make it ours.
" -Johanna and Mike
★★★★★"Jeff, Deannah and the entire city block team are all stars! They are great to work, were in constant communication and most importantly, sold our home fast in a challenging market. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
" - Brian B.
★★★★★"Ms. Deannah Shaheen is amazing. She does the best to make sure you are happy and find what you are looking for. She is honest and trustworthy. This was a property I bought in the city and after the purchase wanted to renovate and she was very helpful in coordinating with contractors even after the sale since I travel and live outside the city and she was very kind to help out. She is always available when you need her without any hesitation and a great smile. Overall she was an amazing agent and now a I can call her a friend. She will always be my realtor in the city. Thanks Deannah!" - Joe M.
★★★★★"I moved to Philadelphia 3 years ago from the UK and this year I decided it was time to buy a house. I had no idea where to start buying a house in the US so felt extremely fortunate to have Deannah as my realtor. I’m very picky and had very specific requirements, Deannah was extremely patient with me. What amazed me most is that she was available d ay and night to answer whatever crazy questions I had and she guided me through every step of the process. She was incredibly supportive even when I doubted I would find the house for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Deannah - she was a pleasure to work with." - Rachel S.
★★★★★"Deannah went the extra mile and was a pleasure to work with on my recent house purchase in Fairmount. We ran into several road bumps along the way including getting outbid, having to back out of a house due to inspection reasons, and a slow-moving lender but she remained determined and was pretty much the only reason I got the house I did, which I love. Was very accommodating of my schedule, gave me her honest opinions, recommended good local lenders, was working her phone constantly on my behalf, and never was pushy. I could not recommend her more and would definitely use her as my realtor again." - Andrew B.
★★★★★"Deannah is amazing! She helped us through the whole process and negotiated the best deal for us. This is our first house and we didn't have a crazy budget so it was really amazing that she was able to work with us and even found us an amazing lender so we could get our dream home!" - Elora W.
★★★★★"We were first-time homebuyers with a ton of questions, and Deannah patiently guided us through search for a home and the negotiation/closing processes.
" - Nathaniel G.
★★★★★"Deannah went above and beyond for me in every aspect of buying a house. I had no knowledge of even what to ask and she helped me every step of the way. She’s both professional and extremely personable. From helping me with jargon to sending me furniture ideas because of our similar tastes, she is absolutely the best.
★★★★★"Deannah was so incredibly helpful with my search for the perfect home! She found the place I ended up buying and I will forever be grateful to her for finding me the perfect place in my price range! Not only did she help me find the perfect place she has great design tips!!!
" -Samantha G.
★★★★★"Deannah went above and beyond exceeding our expectations on what to expect from our real estate broker. In addition to her thorough knowledge of the Philadelphia region and surrounding markets, Deannah was well versed in negotiating and guiding us through the rental process. We have now utilized Deannah twice - once for a 6-month furnished sublease , and once for renting a townhome within Philadelphia. Both times what has shined through is Deannah's warm approachable demeanor and her caring/professionalism for making sure that the stressful process of determining where to live can be much easier. Deannah organized everything for us and made a complex process feel seamless. Cannot recommend Deannah enough.
" - Ian K.