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"From start to finish, working with Ilana Dean and her team at VERY made owning a new home in Society Hill a real dream come true. It was easy, pleasant, and went VERY quickly! The house hunting experience can be daunting and frustrating, but Ilana made it a breeze every step of the way. Ilana knowing the neighborhood made her suggestions spot on and her guidance in the process helped us find and close on the perfect house in record time. We couldn’t be happier with the service and treatment we got - makes you feel like family." - Sally and David
"Ilana is a treasure, extremely professional and provides wonderful,
personal service. She has a keen eye previewing your house and working
with the photographer. Additionally her knowledge of the area, schools,
services, etc. is helpful when marketing your property. The whole
experience was fantastic." - Barbara and Larry Gorman
“We were pleased to engage Ilana Dean of the Very Real Estate team for the sale of our property in Queen Village. Ilana was very responsive and provided valuable information throughout the transaction process. She scheduled open houses and made recommendations for staging that would appeal to the appropriate buyer pool. All of the advice and the assistance provided by Ilana resulted in a quick sale at a great price. The process from listing to closing was seamless and smooth. I would not hesitate to recommend Ilana and the Very Real Estate team to future sellers.” - Greg and Beth Muller
“My husband and I were about to put our condo up for sale when Ilana approached us with the prospect of a “rent to buy” option with one of her clients. We were intrigued and quickly met with her client who loved our unit and was ready to move in right away. Ilana was very accommodating in scheduling our meet ups and property showing. Within a couple of weeks, all the paperwork was signed and everyone was happy. Ilana made the process so easy by knowing what was needed on both sides of the transaction. She continually communicated with us and I felt she was invested in a positive outcome for all involved. She is a total professional and got us a terrific result.” - Mindy F.
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation
The George Washington University
BA in Religion
Masters of Science in Arts Administration
Real Estate Institute, Real Estate
The Hebrew University
Having grown up surrounded by family members entrenched in the real estate world, you might say real estate is in Ilana’s blood. Add to that Ilana’s education and career in the art gallery and philanthropy industries in Philadelphia, and you quickly realize she brings a unique combination of insight and skills to very.
As a long-time Philadelphian, and a current resident of the Washington Square neighborhood, Ilana has witnessed the metamorphosis of Philadelphia’s extraordinary real-estate development. With over 30 years in fine art sales and fundraising, Ilana is poised to share her expertise and guidance with her clients and their real estate needs.
Ilana holds a Bachelor degree in Religion from George Washington University and a Masters in Arts Administration from Drexel University. She co-founded the nationally and internationally recognized art gallery, Schmidt Dean Gallery. Currently, Ilana has completed yoga teacher training from Raja Yoga Studio and enjoys spending time with her twin daughters.