The City Block Team-Zealous, Expert Representation of Real Estate Clients.
Since relocating to Philadelphia from the rolling hills of Bucks County, Deannah’s passion and obvious enthusiasm for The City of Brotherly Love has grown in spades. At a very young age, she was immersed in the inner workings of a family-owned Real Estate Brokerage.
“Many kids grow up watching their grandmom in the kitchen and then go on to become great chefs. For me, observing my grandmom and my mom helping others actualize their dreams of homeownership brought out the entrepreneurial spirit in me and was likely the impetus behind becoming an agent. Having strong female role models was a key ingredient in heightening my confidence. In essence, my family truly helped me put my third-generation leadership skills to good use. I learned early on that women need not fall prey to traditional stereotypes, but rather, shoot for the moon (or a condo on the moon).”
Deannah’s personal and professional mantra has always been to put the needs of others first. She studied early childhood education and then went on to pursue opportunities as a master yoga instructor in high schools, daycares and athletic teams. Facilitating the progress of others is in her DNA. It’s what drives and motivates her to give her best each day.
What’s in Deannah’s secret sauce? Many feel that it’s her natural ability to build strong relationships built on trust and mutual respect. Her supportive and proactive nature bodes well in the yoga studio but also in her career as an integral part of the City Block Team. Both require a great deal of flexibility and dedication. She infuses energy and passion into helping clients when buying or selling a home and takes her role seriously, best evidenced by praise from her clients who continuously comment on her calming nature and her tenacity to deliver what they’re seeking.
When she’s not busy with open houses, appointments and phone calls, you can find her exploring every corner of Philly – especially its fitness studios, coffee shops and restaurants.
Deannah is also a licensed realtor in New Jersey.
‟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.”
‟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.”
‟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 were … n'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 coming 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” Read More ▾
‟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 th … rilled with the house we purchased and grateful to Deannah for helping us make it ours” Read More ▾
‟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” Read More ▾
‟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 s … he 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” Read More ▾
‟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 a … nd 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 m” Read More ▾
‟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" y … ou 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” Read More ▾
‟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” Read More ▾
‟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” Read More ▾