The City Block Team-Zealous, Expert Representation of Real Estate Clients.
Ian grew up in his father’s real estate office in the Catskills of New York, which started in 1971, so you could say the business is in his blood. Ian began his own real estate career in South Philadelphia in 2005 after graduating from Penn State and quickly fell in love with the real estate culture and lifestyle, as well as the contiguous neighborhoods of Philly, which have an energy found only in the City of Brotherly Love. While managing the family business drew Ian back to the Catskills and Northeastern PA for 6 years, during that time he gained extensive experience serving both purchasers and sellers alike.
In selling thousands of acres and countless vacation homes in rural areas. Ian has learned to literally go the extra mile for his clients and become familiar with the details of every transaction, even becoming certified in Building Code for the sole purpose of providing a better experience for his customers. And his service always continues after the deal is done. Ian believes that, in real estate, it’s the things you can’t measure that matter most.
Ian’s passion for the city has finally brought him back, and he could not be happier to bring his experience to Philadelphia as part of the City Block Team. Ian lives in Fishtown.
‟As first time home buyers, we relied heavily on Ian’s expertise and could not be more pleased with the outcome of our experience together. From his knowledge of the Philadelphia real estate market, attention to detail, and effective negotiating, to his overall approachable demeanor, Ian delivered with flying colors. Ian tirelessly attended to our … needs and expectations with great skill and confidence. He kept us on track the entire process with professionalism and a genuine interest in our happiness. ” Read More ▾
‟We absolutely loved working with Ian. His ability to listen to our needs, identify potential options and be patient with our ever changing minds was fantastic. We ended up changing our minds in terms of location and style of house many times and he remained enthusiastic, supportive and very responsive during the whole process, even though we are … probably the most frustrating clients he has had!!! We finally found the perfect house and his assistance and support during the purchase process at all times of day and night was great. I would recommend Ian to any friend or person who is looking for the perfect home or for any type of property investment and we would definitely call him again in we need assistance in this area again.” Read More ▾
‟I had a great experience working with Ian in buying a home. I appreciated his ability to listen empathetically while guiding me through the home buying process. He has a sharp eye, continually pointing out positive and negative aspects of homes we viewed, which began to build my own critical lens. He assesses situations from all angles and readil … y gives the pros and cons of a decision, as well as his own opinions, which I highly valued. In addition, Ian is a shrewd negotiator. I was able to get all I wanted with my home while maintaining a very good relationship with the owner. I highly recommend Ian and I look forward to working with him for investment property opportunities.” Read More ▾
‟We had worked with Ian previously to find our rental home closer to the city. When it came time to look at purchasing our first home, we knew that reconnecting with Ian was the right thing to do. He is extremely knowledgeable and dedicates a lot of time for his clients. Ian really got to know our style and what we were looking for in our first … home. He was always there for us no matter what time of day or night it was. He was with us every step of the transaction and answered any questions that came along the way. We got so lucky when found we originally paired with Ian in 2013 and even luckier that he helped us in 2016! ” Read More ▾
‟Ian was great and very patient throughout the process. I was a first time home buyer and Ian did a wonderful job of educating me on the process. There were a lot of items mentioned by Ian that I would have never thought about otherwise. He was also very knowledgeable of all the different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. I did not feel any p … ressure from Ian throughout the process. ” Read More ▾
‟Ian is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and goes to bat for you, especially when negotiating. When we went to closing, some items had been overlooked by the seller and Ian helped us get a credit. A solid agent! ”
‟I reached out to Ian when I was in the market for a multifamily property in West Philly. As a first-time homebuyer, I was looking for a realtor who could guide me through two processes: buying a home that would also be a good investment. Ian was fantastic! During the property visits, he gave me his honest opinions about property maintenance costs … . He communicated with me regularly (even weekends and evenings) and in many ways treated this as if he was buying an investment property for himself. In general, Ian had my back! He also kept the deal together when my FHA appraisal came in lower than the original offer and crafted a deal that included warranties for costly items like roof repairs. I will definitely use him again when I'm searching for my next property!” Read More ▾
‟Ian was very professional and my property sold within three weeks. I also received the price I wanted for my property. We were extremely satisfied with his services. ”
‟Highly recommended! Ian is personable and will go the extra mile for a client. He is extremely accommodating, and is always available. He has been our realtor for 3 different home transactions, and most recently assisted my husband and I in purchasing our dream home!! ”