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Jeff represented the buyer when we purchased our place, and we were so impressed we used him as our seller when we sold the same place. Jeff has a really, really deep knowledge of the market in Philly. He also clearly works hard with things like newsletters, market updates, and blogs/emails about tax changes. His emails on the Homestead Exemption probably saved me >$2k over 4 years, and his market updates made me feel confident in both my buying and selling decisions. If you're a novice, I think Jeff will do a great job of helping you navigate a complicated experience. I have recommended him, and will continue to recommend him, to many of my friends- Abhi & Lydia
It was a pleasure to work with Jeff and his team when selling my house in University City. Jeff knows the market extremely well, and helped me make informed decisions about how to prepare the property for sale, select the right sales price, evaluate buyer proposals and negotiate all the details of the sale. Jeff listened to my concerns and tailored the sales strategy to strike the right balance between a good price and a fast sale, just as I had requested. He and his team (especially Moira) were quick to respond to any questions, kept me informed about important milestones, and stayed on top of every part of the process, especially when mortgage company shenanigans threatened to derail things in the 11th hour. I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome!- Stephanie S.
Jeff Block is a super professional, energetic and caring realtor. With Jeff's help and knowledge, our house got multiple offers within a week. We are so grateful to him and his amazing team for the smooth and trouble-free sale of our house. We most enthusiastically recommend Jeff and his team as your first choice realtor in Philadelphia.- S.K. And I.V.
Jeff met with us a year ago, before we were quite ready to list, and was able to pick up where we left off and move quickly and expertly through the process this spring once the 'time was right' for us. I found him to be very knowledgeable re: neighborhood and market trends, astute in advising on property preparation, pricing and so on. He anticipated and/or answered clearly any questions we had as we went along, and was able to recommend a range of businesses whose services we found we needed, etc. His office staff was also very helpful with documents and so on. Once ready, the house was on the market less than 2 days, with competition for purchasing! What more could we ask for!! Settlement also went smoothly. We are very pleased with the process and the outcome.- Lois E.
We live in Chicago and owned a Philly condo. When it came time to sell, we talked to several realtors and went with Jeff "City" Block. We're glad we did. The condo sold within a couple days and we got more than asking price. Jeff's team (Moira) made sure the closing process went smoothly. We did everything remotely. We highly recommend Jeff.- M.W. & B.S.
We were very happy with our experience with Jeff. His knowledge of the real estate market, insight on how to position our home in the market, and advice throughout the selling process helped us achieve a price for our home considerably above what we initially expected.- K.S. & D.H.
We spoke to several Realtors when preparing to list our home, and Jeff was the only one who considered the unusual nature of our home (a true loft in Queen Village) as both an asset and a challenge. He positioned our home to take maximum advantage of potential interest in loft living in a very strong, stable neighborhood. As a result we received and accepted an offer the first week it was on the market. The offer was thousands of dollars higher than any of the other agents recommended and made both us and our buyers very satisfied with the deal that we made.- Marian & Martin H.
Jeff helped us sell our condo in Philadelphia. We were first time sellers, and the process was smooth and easy--- right through helping us with cleaning up and staging the place, taking photographs and listing, showing the house to prospective buyers and then helping us pick through the offers we got. They were responsive and professional throughout. I would recommend him and his team very highly.- M.P.
We selected Jeff as our agent to sell our Graduate Hospital condo based on several criteria: - his reputation from longstanding friends who had either personal or secondhand experience working with him on deals; - seeing multiple For Sale signs for Jeff in our neighborhood and directly adjacent (e.g. west of Broad and both north and south of South) - his expertise with the University City market and the hope that he might suggest Graduate Hospital as an alternate for individuals interested in buying there; - his responsiveness to voicemails/e-mails before we were signed on as clients; - his ability to provide guidance (especially when considering multiple offers), as well as his candor by not being a yes-man but instead telling us when he disagreed with our impressions/ assessments on items; - his and his team's flawless execution of all details when we were under contract. In short, Jeff just did a great job for us and we're pleased to recommend him to others.- Avrum G.
Jeff is truly professional and knowledgeable of the housing market in Philadelphia. He is a great real estate agent who has integrity, commitment, and a great heart, which are qualities I never expected to find in a realtor. Jeff was honest about challenges with selling my multi-unit house in west Philadelphia, and extremely helpful when it came down to getting the nitty gritty done to prepare the place for showings and get the highest bid. Being fairly new to the real estate market, I always felt comfortable asking him questions and trusted that he would steer me right. I highly recommend working with Jeff, as I would not hesitate to work with him again should I have a chance in the future to sell or purchase another property in Philadelphia.- QiQi W.
Jeff is the absolute best realtor there is. He is extremely prepared, an excellent negotiator, very responsive, I just can't say enough about him. He makes you feel at ease during the entire process. His passion and work ethic is second to none. This is my second transaction with Jeff and he will be a lifelong realtor of mine!- Brad M.
Jeff was a great asset for our house search. We were very methodical (read: slow) and Jeff was extremely patient as we looked at property after property. He was always ready to offer his opinion if we asked, but never pressured us. As soon as we wanted to look at a place, he immediately set about making it happen. When we finally found the right home, Jeff excelled at handling the details and steering us across the finish line. He really knows how to get a deal done. As an added bonus, Jeff's good-natured demeanor always kept things light.- AB & BB
We thank you for all your hard work and great customer service. Kofo and I cannot express enough about the positive experience we have had during the selling process. We listed the property with another broker for months without any professional effort to sell the condo. We could notice the professionalism, diligence, constant communication with us on the sale status from the beginning after listing with Jeff block. We appreciate your high level of customer service, honesty, and the willingness to do whatever necessary to assist your clients in selling or buying their property. We couldn't have asked for a better group of real estate professionals. We hope to work together again in the future. Again, thanks to Jeff, Sue and the entire City Block Team.- Kola & Kofo S.
Well over a year ago Jeff "City" Block advertisement was put in my mother's door. I knew then this was the company I wanted to use when the time came to sell my mom's home, and I was right in doing so. This was all new to me, but Jeff and his very professional team walked me thru it. I will be forever grateful for Jeff, Moira and his whole team for doing such a great job...Thank You.- Karen R.
Jeff was recommended to us by a friend and he did not disappoint! He is very pleasant and knowledgeable and candidly, he restored our faith in real estate professionals. He has integrity, works hard, and is reasonable and fair--thus his strong reputation with both clients and fellow real estate professionals alike. Jeff's entire team was effective and helpful throughout the journey. We would definitely use Jeff again and we recommend him to others.- Jennifer L.
Jeff and his team provided good service at a time that was very difficult for me. A very few times we could not connect, which is the reason for the only four-star item in this review. He also provided resources for things I needed beyond normal services in selling.- Regina B.
Jeff Block and his team performed very well in helping me purchase a Center City condo. Jeff and his team members were all very professional and personable. I highly recommend the City Block Team.- E.L.
Jeff was amazing. The entire process was easy, and this was thanks to the professionalism, responsiveness, and consideration of Jeff and his team. My home was listed on a Thursday, and I accepted an offer on the following Tuesday. Any bumps in the process were easily smoothed over by Jeff. The entire negotiation between the buyer and myself was cordial. I think that a large part of this is due to Jeff's approach. All of my real estate referrals now go to Jeff Block.- Matthew L.
Jeff represented me as the seller of a condo unit. I lived out of town and traveled extensively during the sales process. Jeff and his team handled all details throughout the process with great efficiency and professionalism. He and his team went above and beyond many times making it very easy for me to complete the sale. I selected Jeff to represent me because of his experience and knowledge of the area, and he did not disappoint. I would select him to represent me again without hesitation.- Tony T.
Jeff and his team were responsive and professional throughout our home puts have process. He would not hesitate to go back to the seller multiple times at my request to negotiate. He was very helpful in the home buying process, and I would use Jeff again.- J.S. & S. L.
Jeff analyzed my house to define what needed to be reconditioned to make it sell quickly. And it worked, with 5 offers on the second day it was listed. He responded quickly and well to my frequent questions and concerns. Thanks, Jeff!- M.A.
I am at a loss for words, Jeff "City" Block and the City Block Team performed something that I could not even conceive, I did not think my house would sell, let alone so fast and for so much. My situation was not a normal real estate sale, Jeff and his team are truly dedicated and a credit to the profession. The extent of detail in how they handing my unique situation could not have been done just any other Realtor, I would have never conceived my property would be sold in 27 days on the market in the coldest of winters with not heat in the property and it settled 45 days later. I am so grateful to Jeff and his team for a job well done. as Jeff said, " I seem to attract the toughest real estate sales, because we can make it happen."- William H.
Jeff and his team are great. They know what they are doing and will get the job done right. We had full confidence in him to sell our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff and his team to anyone in need of a realtor.- Theresa & Matt L.
We lived in University City in Philadelphia for some years, and watched as several of the houses in the blocks surrounding were sold by Jeff Block. These houses seemed to get a good price, and I had the impression Jeff was the premier agent in the area. So when we decided to sell our house, we retained Jeff Block to list our house. We were not disappointed. The process of selling was as smooth as possible at every stage, and we sold the house for as high a price as we had hoped, securing the contract that led to sale within only about two weeks. This also was done while we were overseas, and Jeff and his team were very helpful with taking care of the occasional problems that came up which we would have had difficulty addressing. He recommended staging the house, which worked out well since we would have had no way of dealing with our furniture. He also provided several referrals to people who were very valuable in helping us pack, fix up a few items for a high-end sale, and clean things up nicely. We had a wonderful experience and have no hesitance in testifying that Jeff Block is a wonderful agent.- John & Lori K.
Jeff Block and his team (with a special nod to Moira McFadden) ushered us into and out of a highly successful sale of our house. Jeffs experience and judgment and his extensive and highly professional staff were essential in arriving at an offering and a presentation of the property that resulted in an unexpectedly remunerative, trouble-free, and rapid agreement of sale and final settlementand as pain-free as leaving a beloved 31-year homestead could be.- T.C.
Jeff did a fantastic job selling our house in West Philly. We were very pleased with the speed of the transaction: we had an agreement of sale within two weeks of the listing, and settlement occurred within two months. His negotiation advice was extremely helpful. Jeff and his team were very professional and responsive, and they really made the process go smoothly.- Mike & Kate D.
I worked with Jeff Block to both buy my house in 2011 and to sell the same in 2016. He was excellent to work with on both sides of the transaction. Everything was easily explained, and the process was seamless. Should I ever return to the Philadelphia area, I would call Jeff immediately to help with my real estate needs. Thanks so much to you and your team for all that you did!- Jennifer J.
Jeff Block and his team provided outstanding service in all phases of the work to sell my home. Jeff has exactly the qualities a seller wants in a real estate professional, being diligent, full of expertise, prompt, ready to respond quickly to all questions, trustworthy, courteous, and concerned with his clients' interests and well-being. I cannot imagine that there is anyone in University City with richer experience or better qualifications. I had a number of special issues, including having to close out a home equity loan and handling staging arrangements, and Jeff went out of his way to solve all the related problems for me.- Ann & Doris M.
Jeff did everything he said he would and more. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone looking for an agent in Philadelphia. Specifically, he provided our family with unparalleled knowledge of the Center City market, access to other agent's listings on short notice (and often outside of normal working hours), top notch referrals (engineer and lawyer referrals were great), advice on offers and subsequent negotiations (which proved amazingly accurate in the case of our house) and most importantly, he came to the rescue when our mortgage broker stumbled and worked with Trident to find a solution that worked for everyone. All around, working with Jeff was an amazing experience, couldn't have asked for a better agent or partner for navigating such an important transaction.- John & Caroline R.
I was leaving Philadelphia to start medical school in a far away city. With little time left before school, I met with Jeff, showed him my place, and handed him the keys. We quickly agreed on a sale price then and there, and Jeff ran with it. The whole photographing, listing, and showing process was handled by Jeff; his photographer made my place look phenomenal. His team helped with the paperwork, and were absolutely on top of everything. Whether on the weekend and even from vacation, his team members would consistently reply to my e-mails within hours. They operated in a friendly, professional way; I completely trusted his team. Often times I needed to make a decision, and Jeff was both forthcoming in requesting my input, and helpful as an advisor with significant experience. I'd originally chosen Jeff because on online search found that his ratings were near-perfect; he fully delivered that perfect rating.- Lee M.
I have known Jeff professionally since 2007 and undoubtedly, he was the best person to market our condo unit when we decided to sell it. Jeff has great market knowledge in terms of timing the sale and pricing the unit appropriately. His team is responsive and efficient in coordinating all matters with different parties that greatly helped in ensuring the transaction closed smoothly.- A.A. and N.K.
During the entire process of both the buying and selling my husband and I found Jeff Block to be a person of INTEGRITY who: was attentive to our needs, expertly guided us through all the legal procedures, was timely and readily available to us throughout the entire process. In addition to the above attributes Jeff had a great sense of humor and a genuine caring and respect for us. We were also grateful for the City Block Team (i.e. Greg, Peter) who were highly professional and assisted us whenever needed. The listing of our home/selling and buying a new home all was completed within 3 months. We are always recommending Jeff and the City Block Team every opportunity we have.- Mary Ellen & Joe B.
Jeff was a pleasure to deal with and had our household in just a few days. He is a very intimate knowledge of the university city market. We are pleased with the general ease that Jeff provided.- Neil & Kim C.
From start to finish, Jeff steered us right. He revitalized a stale listing, developed marketing materials that made the most of our homes strengths and proactively addressed potential weaknesses, kept us sane through a protracted sales process, and negotiated a great final offer. His whole team, especially his assistant Moira, were a pleasure to work with. We wouldnt sell a house in Philadelphia without Jeff.- Nadia A.
Counted on Jeffs expertise with the Philadelphia market and connections to get the condo sold. Online promotion, open houses and word of mouth got the property lots of traffic. Jeff looked into every concern of mine, got me answers, was easy to get a hold of and quick to respond, resolved issues and moved the process forward quickly and competently. I would highly recommend Jeff Block and his team.- Francesca M.
Jeff represented me when I bought my house 7 years ago. Then the market was hot and now he has helped me sell it despite a cool market. He knows the neighborhood, the houses, the sellers and got us to a deal without a lot of fuss and aggravation. He has an excellent backup team that respected our schedule when scheduling prospective buyer visits.- Joel & Sharon K.
The property was on the market for a year and a half. We switched to Jeff and it was sold within a month.- R.S.
We had an outstanding overall experience, and Jeff and his team were attentive to every detail. The outcome was all we reasonably could hope for in terms of sale price of our house, smoothness of the transactions, and speed of sale. Jeff also provided many useful referrals to help us move, fix up the house for a high-end sale, and take care of details regarding the house while we were away overseas. Jeff Block is a 5-Star realtor, and I highly recommend him.- John
We were out of State buyers with limited time in Philadelphia, looking for a Realtor to help us. Jeff was one of the few people who followed up to email inquiry and delivered. We appreciated Jeff Block's deep knowledge of the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, he even had insight into individual buildings, shared the local news of development projects and up and coming neighborhoods. Jeff listened to what we were looking for and showed us a wide range of properties that helped us decide whether we wanted a condo or standalone property in the Philadelphia market. He was flexible, responsive and arranged showings on short notice. He provided guidance about the process in PA during difficult negotiation periods with the sellers to ensure a smooth settlement. We would recommend Jeff "City" Block for any transaction in Philadelphia.- Beth & Dan L.
I'm so glad I chose Jeff Block to sell my home. He helped pick the right price for a house with few comparables, marketed it intensely and it sold very quickly. The process was smooth from start to finish and Jeff and his staff were extremely responsive and helpful. I would recommend him and choose.- Janet M.
Thank you both for all the work that you did to sell 2XX S. Farragut at a great price. I was very happy too that it was sold to a young couple, who no doubt has more energy than the three of us combined. I am also thoroughly relieved that I will not have to clean and paint after Adam and Lindsay leave, especially because I just painted that apartment in 2013. Because I enjoyed being a landlord, I am amazed at how happy I am not being one. So thank you for your role in making that happen.- J.E.
Jeff Block was a pleasure to work with. He was outstanding in finding prospective buyers, and got us top price for our property. We were asking $375 and he got us $382, He responded promptly to all our concerns, as did his staff. We highly recommend him.- Jay B.
Jeff Block is simply a great Realtor. About 10 years ago, we started to look for a house with Jeff and then stopped when we were relocated out of state. Jeff 'got' us and what we were looking for. When we were relocated back to Philadelphia, our relocation agency originally assigned us a different Realtor. It was awful. I called and asked to be switched to Jeff. He jumped right in and it was like we had just picked up where we left off. He found us a great home at a great price. Even after the sale I find myself going back to Jeff for advice on changes that I want to make to the house and their marketability. Most recently, I asked him for a referral to a mortgage person to refinance. Jeff is always responsive and on the ball.- Jason T.
Jeff was a great agent in a difficult market. He tried to figure out our preferences and advised us honestly on the pros and cons of the different houses. We ended up buying a rehab property from a private seller that we had to finance with a construction loan. Jeff was very flexible in accommodating that special situation and was instrumental in writing up the sales contract that provided us with the flexibility required to make it all the way to settlement. The loan process with our bank turned out to be challenging. Jeff patiently provided us with guidance that made all the difference when it came to making difficult decisions. Jeff was very knowledgeable about the market. We highly recommend him to anyone trying to buy a home in Philadelphia.- L.C. & A.K.
When I decided to retire and move out of state I had some specific needs when selling my home in University City. Also, I had had a horrible experience when selling my home in Florida years ago in which my agent all but bailed out on me due to a very difficult buyer. Jeff assured me in our first conversation that that would not happen with this sale and made me feel much less anxious about the experience. As it happened the house was sold very quickly and was the opposite of my prior experience. I feel Jeff is excellent in pricing homes so that potential buyers will be interested and yet the seller feels they are getting a good price. I would recommend Jeff to anyone considering selling their home, particularly in University City where he has great knowledge as to market and pricing. Also, not to be forgotten, Jeff has a staff that is willing to go above and beyond to assist in making your house sale go as smooth as possible.- K.B.
Amazing, Wonderful, Fast, Efficient, Effective, Friendly, Helpful, and ON TOP. These are only a few of the long list of adjectives I can use to describe the services I received from Jeff Block and his Team!! Selling my elderly mothers house was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It was a sad time for all of us, but was something that needed to be done. Along with selling her house came almost 40 years of loving memories for our family. This was not a house, it was a home, filled with years of love and fun. From day one to closing day, the experience of selling my mothers home was nothing less than perfect. Jeff and his team were compassionate as well as professional. Living quite a distance from my mothers home, there were no lags in communication. Receiving, reviewing, and signing documents was smooth and almost effortless. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and begins to work at first mention of wanting to sell (or purchase) your home. The wheels are already turning! I was both thrilled and appreciative throughout this whole process. My mothers home sold faster than I could have imagined, The price was right on and Jeff and his team were there through every step of the way. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with my entire experience!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!- C.K. & T.K.
I loved working with Jeff and Peter and could not be happier with the entire process. We priced the house correctly (and higher than other agents had suggested), they marketed it well, had the know-how to advise me properly, and we sold it in a day for full price! A success from any angle. Incidentally, I think Jeff's belief that the seller's disclosure can be a good marketing tool was really genius; rather than trying to hide or downplay problems, I found that a full disclosure afforded me the opportunity to highlight in detail the expense and effort I had gone to resolve problems successfully and make the house even better than it had been.- Jean G.
Jeff is honest in his approach to real estate, helping a buyer balance her wish list with her budget and helping a seller understand what is reasonable to expect when selling her home. Jeff and his team are extremely well-connected in the Philadelphia region, making it easy for their clients to navigate the processes of buying and selling and all related activities. Jeff Block knows Philadelphia better than anyone. I have referred several people in the past and will continue to do so.- Karen E.
Jeff and his staff were great to work with. Jeff gave us very good advice as to the pricing, staging and listing of our home as well as during the negotiations with our buyer. His staff was very responsive to our questions which resulted in a smooth closing process for us. Wed highly recommend him.- V.K. & A.K.