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Jeff “City” Block

Founder・Associate Broker/REALTOR® Jeff "City" Block

  • Jeff “City” Block, Esq. earned the nickname “City” because of his passion for all things Philly. A lifelong Center City resident and Temple University graduate (Temple and Temple Law (both cum laude), Jeff was honored with the Five Star Overall Satisfaction Award for 2010 through 2018. Jeff is one of a select few 9-year winners of this honor, which is awarded to top real estate agents in the greater Philadelphia area, reflecting overall client satisfaction (completely blind, independent survey). Fewer than ½ of 1% of agents have won this prestigious award all 9 years it has been awarded. While at his previous brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, Jeff led the City Block Team to the 21st ranking in sales production in North America in 2017 and in the Top 100 since 2012 (out of over 45,000 Agents/Teams). Prior to forming the City Block Team, Jeff won the individual GPAR award for Top Seller in Center City every year since his first in the business.

    As a former corporate attorney, Jeff stakes his reputation on providing objective advice. His negotiating skills are unparalleled (Jeff is also a Certified Negotiation Expert®), and his intimate knowledge of the Center City and University City real estate market makes Jeff and his team an invaluable resource when buying or selling a home or investment property. His integrity, competitive edge, and business acumen are what distinguish Jeff and his team in the Philadelphia real estate market. He is steadfast in his focus on being a strong advocate for his clients and has the energy that it takes to provide excellent customer service.

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They Say Good Things My client reviews

Anthony F

Seller
‟I was very Happy with Jeff and his team. They could not have been more professional and helpful. I was very impressed on how they worked as a team and were always available for me. If you are looking for a professional, knowledge Realestate company to buy or sell your home you can't go wrong! ”

lin dai an

Seller
‟I was a first-time home seller, and I was nervous about everything. Jeff was never too busy to take my many calls and guided me through the process with kindness. And we got a great price for the house! I am so glad to have Jeff as a realtor, and he made moving, cleaning, and selling (three of the most stressful things ever) manageable. I highly re commend!!” Read More ▾

Alicia A.

Seller
‟Jeff and his very helpful and knowledgeable team did an excellent job listing and selling our father's home where we grew up. We had other realtors and Jeff was able to get an offer two days after listing and really worked on our behalf. His team is knowledgeable, courteous and always available and willing to assist. He made the process seamless and I felt I could always trust him and that he listened. Would highly recommend.” Read More ▾

Luke T.

Buyer
‟I had a very good experience buying a house with Jeff's help. We were fairly naive, nervous first-time buyers. He had an extremely deep knowledge of the neighborhood where we were looking (West Philadelphia). I'd even say he dominates that market. He was always available when we needed his help, and he never wasted our time. He was even available t o talk on nights and weekends. I never felt like he was pushing us, but when we asked for his honest opinion, he gave it. I really liked how aggressive he was when fighting on our behalf with the seller and seller's agent. Would definitely use him again.” Read More ▾

Rod Macneil

Seller
‟Jeff helped me sell my house and purchase a new home. He is extremely knowledgeable about Philadelphia real estate. He is very skilled at helping an owner prepare a property for sale and marketing it appropriately based upon current market conditions. Jeff is extremely detailed-oriented which I  appreciate very much. He is responsive, thoughtful an d has a good sense of humor. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is either selling or wishes to purchase a home.” Read More ▾

Christopher Goodchild

Seller
‟Jeff was absolutely fantastic to work with. He helped us purchase our new home and sell our old one. At every point in the process, I could feel Jeff's experience and expertise come through which put as at ease throughout. Most importantly - Jeff helped us sell our house in under 1 week, receiving two offers above asking. He was highly respo nsive, helped talk through multiple scenarios, a very trusted adviser in the process. ” Read More ▾

Chris Petersen

Seller
‟Jeff got us the amount we wanted for our house of 20+ years in a very short amount of time (four days to sell). He was always in touch when we needed him and gave specific advice that improved our house to move the house quickly. We weighed Jeff's initial proposal on our house against other realtors and felt confident that he would deliver. There w ere no disappointments throughout the process from hiring him to closing. Each of his team members were as competent and professional as he was, and great to work with. Thank you Jeff and team! ” Read More ▾

zuser20150727015346608

Seller
‟My family would highly recommend Jeff especially considering we went through two other realtors with no success. With Jeff and his team we had an offer in two days. I cannot say enough about Jeff's professionalism and expertise and desire to achieve the best for his clients. More importantly,  Jeff doesn't do it alone -- he is back by courteous, pr ofessional, nice and responsive staff. This meant a lot as we looked to sell our childhood home for our father.” Read More ▾

zuser20170119091215728

Buyer
‟I had a very good experience buying a house with Jeff's help. We were fairly naive, nervous first-time buyers. He had an extremely deep knowledge of the neighborhood where we were looking (West Philadelphia). I'd even say he dominates that market. He was always available when we needed his help,  and he never wasted our time. He was even available to talk on nights and weekends. I never felt like he was pushing us, but when we asked for his honest opinion, he gave it. I really liked how aggressive he was when fighting on our behalf with the seller and seller's agent. Would definitely use him again.” Read More ▾

stvin

Buyer
‟This is the second property that we have purchased through Jeff. He got us a great deal and made the process as painless as possible. He also had a team around him who got us a great mortgage rate home inspection and anything else we needed. He and his team are always quick to respond and always  keep you informed. I would go to Jeff for any of my real estate needs” Read More ▾

amb458

Seller
‟Jeff is an outstanding realtor with rich experience and strong negotiation skills. He recently handled our complex sale that involved a relocation company for a cross country move, and got us top dollar for our home with an excellent offer within a week of listing. He knows Philadelphia and its block-to-block nature, unlike other realtors I conta cted that wanted to assess my home's value based on a 1-mi radius and 3-year old comps. Jeff knows which properties we are competing with and how to ensure we win the buyers. He knows the absolute best and most cost-effective contractors to do upgrade/cleaning work, and he knows the right people to use for home staging when/where needed. We literally could not have done it without Jeff- he kept us in budget, on-time, in scope of the relocation agent's rules, and came with a legal background/top notch negotiation skills to boot. Jeff and his team made us feel like we were their only sale, despite being one of the busiest offices in the area (for good reason!). Thank you, Jeff!” Read More ▾

triagem

Seller
‟Jeff sold two houses in the center city district for me as executor and in 2017 sold my personal residence. I felt I received sound advice and great representation of my interests. I was very pleased with the service and would use him again in a heartbeat. ”

Jeff Ramage

Seller
‟I cannot say enough nice things about Jeff and his team. Jeff's knowledge and instincts about the Center City market are unmatched. Jeff worked closely with our family to develop an effective marketing plan and initial listing price for our Center City townhouse. With Jeff's help, our house was under contract in three days and proceeded to set tlement without any hiccups. We were referred to Jeff from a family member who also had a great experience working with Jeff. ” Read More ▾

Leira Coley

Buyer
‟Hi - We have bought and sold many houses with Jeff over the last 15 years. He is fantastic, funny, smart, knowledgeable and always on our team! Cannot recommend him highly enough! ”

greg4657

Seller
‟I don't live in Philly although I am from Philly. Living 1700 miles away in Austin, TX really made me quite concerned about the sales process. Jeff came through with flying colors and just did a fabulous job. Jeff worked with us from the time we decided to sell the house all the way through to the closing. We had a not so unusual situation of inheriting a home and Jeff came highly recommended to us. We interviewed 3 different agents and Jeff was the most buttoned up by far. He came with all of the comps, listened carefully to our situation and then patiently waited 6 months to continue the process. He gave us great recommendations on a small company that helped us clean out the house and then prepare it for sale. We talked over every strategy on pricing the house and preparing the house for sale and his knowledge really helped us get the best price possible. Once an offer was made, he communicated with me through every step of the negotiation and together we got the best deal possible. Preparing for closing was easy and Jeff and his team were very buttoned up and everything went smoothly. The day before closing, the Title company asked for info and Jeff's team was very helpful making sure I got the documents together. They took care of everything. The house is closed and I could not have been more pleased with the entire effort of Jeff and his team. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs to list their home.” Read More ▾

Saul14

Seller
‟I can't overstate just how great Jeff and his whole team are. Jeff helped me sell my mother's condo after she passed away. It was an estate sale - not to mention I was out of town during the whole process - so there were added complexities. But Jeff made it simple. He connected me with - and took care of - people who helped clean, prepare, and ge t the condo in order. He gave great advice for preparing it to go on the market. His team made sure the place looked and showed great - with beautiful photos, well placed advertising and publicity, and immediate responses to any leads. They were in constant contact with me (no matter what hour of the day I reached out), followed up with every visit for feedback, and negotiated an awesome deal. He even negotiated with the buyers to sell my mother's furniture! There were no financial benefits for his team in doing so, he just wanted to help. As closing approached, Jeff's team was on top of everything, making sure all the paperwork was completed and all the t's crossed and i's dotted. Every step of the way Jeff made the whole process easy and quick. Again, I would recommend Jeff Block to anyone interested in putting their place on the market or looking to buy. ” Read More ▾

Elliot Cohn

Seller
‟Jeff and his team made selling our home burden- and care-free. They did everything. Jeff’s guidance was always exactly on-point, as he knows the market and process completely. Jeff priced our home right, and I couldn’t imagine our home being marketed better. These are very good people, just great to work with. I would absolutely work with Jeff an d his team again, in fact I wouldn’t work with another agent. Highly recommended! ” Read More ▾

rybczyns

Seller
‟Jeff was recommended by a friend. He helped us to sell an old stone house in Chestnut Hill and buy a condo in Center City. With his lawyerly background, Jeff is an excellent advisor as well as a skilled negotiator. He was supportive, realistic when that was needed, and resourceful in helping us deal with the various issues that beset selling an o ld house. His contacts in the building trades proved invaluable. All in all, a master realtor. ” Read More ▾

zuser20150613135728713

Seller
‟Selected them because they appeared to have a lot of knowledge about the market. I was not mistaken; they knew the right price and gave the property great marketing exposure. Equally important, Jeff and his team are eager to chip in and solve the little nuisance problems that crop up (disposal of excess trash, clearing final utility bills, et c.). I didn't have any major issues simply because they had everything covered in advance. Nice people all around. I'd use them again whether buying or selling. ” Read More ▾

ziaie

Seller
‟I am glad I chose to work with Jeff and his team, Greg and Christine, for selling my house. Finding a buyer for my house was not an easy task as the buyer had to be willing to take a rental property and commit to a substantial capital investment. Jeff was very courteous, knowledgeable, accommodating, and took a professional approach in every asp ect of the sale process. He and his team were available to respond to my inquiries and promptly attended to any issues that came up in the process. Jeff always asked and listened to my opinion and gave me the advice that worked best for me. He was masterful in resolving the issues between the two parties and I am in debt to him for doing so in my case. I highly recommend Jeff and his team for your real estate needs. You will be in good hands.” Read More ▾

Cate Rose

Buyer
‟I'm so grateful I was able to work with Jeff for both the selling of my home and a new home purchase. I wanted a realtor who was very experienced, very knowledgable, very effective, and very available. A tall order. I didn't honestly hope to find some who met all those criteria, but I did. And then some. Jeff gave me rock solid advice when I aske d and carefully considered my input. A stellar professional.” Read More ▾

Daren Tedeschi

Buyer
‟We bought our house with Jeff several years ago and couldn't have been happier with how he guided us through our first home purchase. Then, due to a job change, we needed to move out of the area. Jeff's team handled the sale of our house with minimal input from us and got us a great result. Can't recommend him enough! ”

jfiene

Buyer
‟Excellent service, attentive to details, and extremely accommodating of our unique circumstances as we moved overseas before the home was put on the market. Jeff and his team are very professional and impressed at every turn. I will continue to recommend him to anyone looking to sell a home in Philadelphia. ”

zuser20170208163726781

Seller
‟Very professional. I liked the use of mobile apps for tracking showing appointments and good use of an electronic signature service to facilitate signing documents. Jeff was on top of all the details and quickly resolved any issues that came up in the process. ”

cjpederson4

Buyer
‟We bought and sold through Jeff and his team. Excellent knowledge of the marketplace, very professional, communicated well theoughout and made the whole buy and sale process seamless. The team did what it took to get the deals done. We are grateful to have had the pleasure to work with you and your team. If we know of anyone moving in the local Philadelphia area you and your team will definetly be referred by us. If ever we are seeking your real estate services we will be in contact. Thank you!” Read More ▾

Jason Javitz

Buyer
‟Jeff and his team were great at understanding the market and our needs as for a family home. He was very patient throughout our decision-making process and would recommend him and his team to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. ”

zuser20140228080350877

Buyer
‟Jeff and his team are excellent. They have the best knowledge of the market, they are experts at the sales process, and they manage everything from the initial conversation to closing. We highly recommend them. ”

Jimmy Butler Jr

Seller
‟Jeff is the superman of relators. He and his team did an excellent job of selling my grandmothers house. Under the circumstances, while still grieving the death of grandmother, Jeff was able to coordinate every aspect of the sale of the house. Whether it was organizing a repair, or generally preparing the house for sale, Jeff was instrumental in organizing all of the efforts to get things done. He was a great communicator and answered all of my questions in a timely fashion. He was considerate when scheduling and arranging appointments which was very important to me in my line of work. In my experience in purchasing a home, I am accustomed to the relator placing photos on a site and waiting for leads. Jeff did much more than that. As my representative, Jeff not only met, but also exceeded my expectation. I am certain that I will continue a professional relationship with Jeff “City” Block. ” Read More ▾

zuser20160817113738831

Seller
‟Working with Jeff and his team was a pleasure. His professionalism throughout the process of selling our home was truly impressive and very much appreciated. Lines of communication were always open and responses to questions and concerns were immediate and thoughtful. Jeff was able to sell our home within days of listing and we received multiple competing bids resulting in a clean sale for over asking price. On top of it all Jeff is simply a very nice person and we enjoyed his company even when not discussing our listing. This made us most comfortable throughout our dealings. I cannot recommend his services enough.” Read More ▾

Cynthia Bradley

Seller
‟Jeff “City “Block and Associates, the best Real Estate Company City Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, located 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Jeff Block and his assistant Moira McFadden are a dynamic team. As the seller of my former property, my  experience was less stressful and successful. I app reciate Jeff Block, Esquire, CNE, and Associate Broker representing me, and taking the extra initiative to make sure that my experience was professional as well as a smooth transition. I cannot thank Jeff and Moira enough, for all that was done for me. Whether you are looking to Buy or Sell any property of interest, I encourage you to contact Jeff “City” Block, and his team, you will make a quality choice. ~ Ms. Bradley” Read More ▾

zuser20140707143155876

Seller
‟From the beginning of the process, Jeff was a great listener to figure out what we needed in terms of selling our beloved house and buying a smaller one still in our neighborhood. He knew the neighborhood (University City) very well and offered very helpful advice on both the selling and buying end. He and his team assisted us in a comprehensive way throughout all the negotiations and paperwork. We highly recommend them! ” Read More ▾

Jenn G Weinheimer

Buyer
‟This time last year, we owned three homes in Philly. We've used Jeff to sell 2 of the 3. When it's time to sell the 3rd, we'll use him again. He's incredibly responsive and refreshingly honest--no wasted time. Many thanks, Jeff! ”

zuser20150515130322200

Seller
‟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. ” Read More ▾

MalleshPai

Seller
‟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 throug hout. I would recommend him and his team very highly” Read More ▾

0909zuser

Seller
‟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! ”

zuser20150713172938487

Buyer
‟Jeff came very highly recommended to me, and I would highly recommend him. My home sold in less than a month, and Jeff negotiated a favorable deal for me. Having never sold a home before, Jeff walked me through the process in detail, and was readily available to answer all of my questions. In less than a week on the market, we had so many show ings that I was eating out every night. He would definitely be my go to guy if I ever need a realtor in Philadelphia again.” Read More ▾

Leed Mcdaniel

Seller
‟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.” Read More ▾

Nadia Adawi

Seller
‟From start to finish, Jeff steered us right. He revitalized a stale listing, developed marketing materials that made the most of our home’s 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 t o work with. We wouldn’t sell a house in Philadelphia without Jeff.” Read More ▾

user639056

Buyer
‟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 . ” Read More ▾

Jay Bonovitz

Buyer
‟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.  ”

wmhorton

Seller
‟I am at a loss for words, Jeff "city" Block and the city block team preformed 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 ha nding 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, cause we can make it happen"” Read More ▾

Janet Milkman

Seller
‟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 him again without hesitation. ”

Harry Ting

Seller
‟Thanks to Jeff and his team, my first experience selling our property was incredibly successful. Not only is Jeff incredibly knowledgeable in realty, he is also very up to date in the market around the neighborhood. Jeff was able to sell my property shortly after 1 month of listing at the price he had forcasted months before the listing. I was or iginally very anxious of selling my property since was out of the country during the listing and renovation process. However, thanks to Jeff's professionalism, he was able to handle every task upon demand with very little effort from my end. I truly appreciate all of his work and thankful that I had the pleasure to work with his team in the sale of our property.” Read More ▾

Anne Heidel

Seller
‟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. We’d highly recommend him. ”

user08208

Buyer
‟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. ” Read More ▾

iobeid

Seller
‟Jeff was a great representative and we recommend him without reservation! He was helpful at every step of the way and we felt very well represented throughout the process. We got a fair price on our home and he handled all the logistics masterfully. ”

info5501

Seller
‟Jeff Block has been an excellent realtor for me, and I would not hesitate to use him again. Selling my home through Jeff Block was truly an excellent experience. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable of the neighborhood where I was selling, well prepared, professional, and was available for me whenever I had any questions. He put me at ease during the entire selling process as I knew I was in excellent hands, and he had my best interests in mind. ” Read More ▾

elibra7

Buyer
‟We have had the pleasure of working with Jeff and his team for both the purchase (as first time home buyers) and the sale of our home in Center City. Jeff's knowledge of the city and guidance during each process was invaluable, while the support of his team made each transaction seamless. Despite being remotely located (in another state) for both the purchase and the sale of our home, we felt we got a superior level of service. Jeff is accessible, straight forward, and collaborative in ensuring that we felt comfortable in the way in which we were approaching each transaction and that we were meeting our goals. We highly recommend Jeff for all of your real estate needs in the Philadelphia area.” Read More ▾

scottmseibert

Buyer
‟Jeff has been our exclusive agent in Center City for the past 7 years. His masterful knowledge of the marketplace, combined with his no-nonsense approach to pricing, makes him an ideal agent. I would and often do recommend Jeff to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Philadelphia. ”

aumphy

Seller
‟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 So uth) - 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.” Read More ▾

thdantzic

Seller
‟I hired Jeff "City" Block to sell my brother's condo after he passed away. It is difficult to express my gratitude to him and his staff for the professionalism, dedication, and compassion they showed me during a difficult and confusing time. Jeff and his team worked fast to get the place on the market at a competitive price. They marketed it w ell, had lots of showings and sold it quickly at a price we were quite happy with. In addition to getting the place sold at a good price in a timely manner, Jeff and his staff were easy to work with, left no detail untended and were great communicators. Selling a property from several hundred miles away is a bit unnerving, but the City Block team kept me well informed and were always responsive. It was a pleasure to work with them and I recommend them highly to anyone looking to sell property in the Philadelphia area.” Read More ▾

alfalfa100

Buyer
‟Jeff Block is the best realtor to work with in Philadelphia. His knowledge of the real estate market in Center City and the surrounding areas is amazing. Even with the current market conditions, we felt that Jeff was able to get us the best possible value. Throughout the process, Jeff  represented us with confidence and honesty. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.” Read More ▾

ctkennedy

Buyer
‟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.” Read More ▾

AS4335

Buyer
‟We had a great experience with Jeff. He helped us buy a house in the University City (West Philadelphia near U.Penn) in 2006, and then sell the same in 2012. In seeking out the house initially, he took us around Center City until he realized that what we were looking for was not in CC but rather in  UC. We found an amazing house -- 1899 constructio n but fully gutted and modernized -- for a good price and were very happy. Jeff soon moved to the neighborhood. By the time we were ready to sell, he helped us position it appropriately, and did a fine job getting us a price that worked.” Read More ▾

carolc05

Buyer
‟Selling a big, old home in today's market is a challenge for any realtor, but we are so pleased we listed our home with Jeff Block. He spoke to us at length, and learned every possible detail about our home. He was able to glean all the positive aspects of our conversation and use them in his  marketing piece. He really showcased the beauty of our home. Jeff's professional know-how, honesty, knowledge of the city, and dedication to our needs, were consistent from placing on the market to final sale. We are very happy. It goes without saying, Jeff.Block is highly recommended.” Read More ▾

jayaramji

Buyer
‟Thanks to Jeff, we bought the house of our dreams. The negotiations with the sellers were unusually complicated, and at every step, we felt fortunate to have Jeff's combination of experience, advocacy, and people skills (not to mention his sense of humor!) to guide us through. If you want a broker who looks out for your interests and makes the deal happen, Jeff is the perfect choice.” Read More ▾

jayaramji

Buyer
‟Thanks to Jeff, we bought the house of our dreams. The negotiations with the sellers were unusually complicated, and at every step, we felt fortunate to have Jeff's combination of experience, advocacy, and people skills (not to mention his sense of humor!) to guide us through. If you want a broker who looks out for your interests and makes the deal happen, Jeff is the perfect choice.” Read More ▾

jason279

Buyer
‟We have always enjoyed Jeff’s friendly, low-key, and no-spin approach to real estate. Jeff is incredibly knowledgeable about the Center City market, and his team is reliable and detail-oriented. I’m a developer with a real estate license; nevertheless, I wouldn’t buy a personal property in Center City without Jeff. We’ve recommended Jeff to ma ny of our friends and even our parents. We really do love Jeff. He's the best. ” Read More ▾

user2493648

Seller
‟Jeff "City" Block assisted us in selling our Philadelphia house, and we couldn't be more pleased. We relocated out of Philly 4 years ago, and have been renting the house out since that time. We finally decided to sell this year, and so Jeff became our eyes and ears throughout the entire process. He was readily available by both email and cell phone directly. His recommendations related to preparing the house for sale were invaluable, including his estimate of the list price (higher than we had initially planned). By the time of listing, Jeff's attention to detail ensured the house was impeccable and it showed quite well. Thanks to his expertise, we had a full price offer the day after listing! I would also like to commend Jeff's team, particularly Sue (settlement coordinator), who was very helpful towards the end of the process. She was just as available to answer questions, and made sure even the smallest of matters were addressed in a timely fashion. Jeff and his "City Block Team" were fantastic, making the sale of our house a very smooth process, even from across the country!” Read More ▾

user0303910

Seller
‟Jeff helped us buy and then sell a condo. He was extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and about all of the local neighborhoods. We always felt informed about current real estate trends while we owned the condo because of frrequent updates he sent. Jeff is an honest, no-pressure salesperson with amazing energy and experience. I'd w ork with him again in a minute, and recommend him to anyone! ” Read More ▾

Sharon Gigliotti

Seller
‟We just closed on my property on Baring St. in Powelton Village yesterday and it is a wonderful feeling! I am so pleased that I chose Jeff “City” Block! We had bought the property only just over 2 years ago for our son who was attending school there. We live miles away in East TN. When our son’s plans changed with his schooling, we h eld the property and continued leasing to his school buddies, but after a time, we knew we needed to sell it, as it was too much work to manage and not meeting our original needs any longer. I had done much renovation on the property and feared that I might have to take a heavy financial loss. I did a lot of research online to find just the right Realtor, whom I felt was up to the task of selling for the best possible price and would communicate with me easily and frequently, since I was not local. There are so many , of course and I had no personal referrals, so relied on testimonials, viewing agent’s personal sites and such. When I spoke on the phone with Jeff the first, he instilled confidence in me that he, indeed, was the right Realtor for the job. I have never regretted that decision for a second! We have bought and sold many properties over the years all over the country ,as we moved a great deal and had many life changes . We have used poor, good and great agents, and Jeff is definitely in that latter group! Jeff was extremely knowledgeable about the local market. He helped come up with a list price ,had a great marketing plan, and encouraged me to stage the home a bit to show well. He held several Open Houses (which I have to admit, I have never been a great fan of). Well, he knows exactly what he is doing- it works! My buyers apparently came to the first Open House! He was able to garner a lot of interest in the home with his networking and marketing. I was nervous because I had been receiving income, but had to have the tenants vacate in order to stage the house better for sale. I was prepared to lose a lot of income and sit for months on the market. Not only did we get an offer, but Jeff was able to get interest generated and collect not one, but 3 offers in a fairly short time.. weeks, not months! We worked together to negotiate the best one for us and most likely to close without problems, and of course, best possible pricing. He is a great negotiator and offered me a lot of insight on things I had not considered, or could not know about myself. We had such a smooth contract period and sale. I never believed it was possible to sell a very old home so painlessly. I can’t say enough good things about Jeff Block as a Realtor. I can honestly say he is one of the best in the business!” Read More ▾

stvin

Buyer
‟Jeff is the only real estate agent I'd consider using (if I ever wanted to sell our house or buy a new one.) You made yourself available to us on our schedule when we were looking at the potential homes you lined up for us. You made a huge move and our most critical purchase ever, feel effortless with your assistance and ability to answer any q uestion we had in terms we understood. I guess the fact that since we met during the home search, that our families have become such great friends is the best testament to you! ” Read More ▾

rlalbright4

Buyer
‟We were very pleased with the services that Jeff provided in our search and purchase of a home in Philadelphia. Everything went smoothly from start to finish which was accomplished in about a month which was what we had desired. He understood what we were looking for and was able to show us several houses in one afternoon, one of which suited us perfectly. He then gave us good advice as we went through the negotiation stage and then on to settlement, all in about four weeks. We highly recommend Jeff for his professionalism and his thoughtfulness to his clients” Read More ▾

mar1968

Buyer
‟Jeff helped me sell a condo in a somewhat challenging building and buy a condo in the only building I wanted after visiting numerous others. He was patient as I sorted out my wants and wishes. His suggestions steered me in the right direction. I especially appreciate his advice on setting the right sale price on my condo. i understood that I must take the best price that the market could give me, and to maximize that by doing the best job I could to make the apartment appealing to buyers. I haven't regretted anything about this (except maybe the electric stove in my new place!). ” Read More ▾

rp14

Seller
‟We found Jeff Block to be very reliable, accurate, and accessible, and we would recommend him highly. Jeff listed and sold our condo much more quickly than we had expected, during a challenging time for real estate in our neighborhood. He was exceptionally honest and straightforward in answering all of our questions/concerns - We never felt th at we needed to "read between the lines" or question his recommendations. Jeff also assisted us in looking for our new home, including meeting us and our contractor to discuss possible major renovations for a home that we considered buying. Jeff was recommended to us by family members and we have recommended him to friends.” Read More ▾

jkempner

Buyer
‟It took us a long time to find the right home, but Jeff’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and knowledge made it feel like we were working with a wise friend. We are very grateful for Jeff's help and are thrilled about our new house and neighborhood. ”

triagem

Seller
‟As POA for an elderly seller I enjoyed working with Jeff. Jeff was knowledgeable, effective and courteous. He kept me informed of developments promptly. He was direct in dealing with us and on the mark in his analysis. He was also helpful in meeting the needs of my principal ”

spmfisher3000

Seller
‟Jeff and his team worked hard for us to get our house sold in a very tough market. He provided expert guidance on timing, pricing, and negotiation and he knows Philadelphia. We would highly recommend Jeff Block to anyone selling a home in Center City. ”

mcdowellba

Buyer
‟Jeff did a professional job in handling our sale and purchase in University City. He was very responsive to any concern we raised and he and his staff were on top of every detail in the process. He also had all the local connections needed for getting any aspect of the process done efficiently, including roofer, plumber, inspector, insurance agen t, and mortgage broker. He made what could be quite difficult go very smoothly.” Read More ▾

user6528928

Seller
‟Jeff was aggressive, professional, and detail-oriented while acting on my behalf. I accepted an offer for nearly the listing price less than a week after it hit the market. I would highly recommend Jeff and his team to anyone looking to quickly sell their home. ”

mswepaw

Buyer
‟Jeff was great in all aspects of the process helping me as a first time homeowner. We have remained in contact to this day, six months after the closing and is always there tgo help if needed. ”

jpd1829

Seller
‟Jeff was a wonderful agent! His great feedback to me and knowledge of the area helped me to sell my home in less than a week! Jeff is thorough, honest, and reliable. His expertise was just what I needed to get me through what could have been a difficult process. I highly recommend Jeff "City" Block  and would use him again! ”

user097316

Buyer
‟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 b e 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. ” Read More ▾

zuser20160315082945645

Seller
‟My husband and I recently listed and sold our West Philadelphia rowhome with Jeff “City” Block. We had already purchased a new home and we were looking to contract with an agent to help us through selling our rowhome. Our house was in good shape, but in need of a few basic renovations and some attention to curb appeal. We had completed many of thes e over the last couple of years, but several were still in front of us. We knew that these renovations would add significant value to our home. And we needed to get the work done, the house listed, and the sale completed as quickly as possible. We chose Jeff Block because he is well acquainted with our neighborhood and has sold numerous homes in our area. His signs were a familiar sight on area homes for sale. We wanted to work with someone who knew the value of a streetcar suburb like ours, and who had a track record of getting a good return. We wanted to work with an agent who could advise us on completing our needed renovations and help us prepare our home for sale. We were stunned and pleased by how much Jeff could help us. He helped us prioritize work for maximum return and advised on developing our listing. Most impressively, Jeff has great connections with excellent tradespeople in the area who could be available on short notice for our needed work. We were able to get carpentry, electrical, and other work done in a matter of weeks with Jeff’s connections. The work was high quality and reasonable investment. Jeff’s aim is to get the best price for the seller and his connections with various tradespeople for renovations that appeal to the buyer greatly improved the value of our home for sale. Jeff was great to work with, has fantastic connections with trades and design assistance, and has excellent understanding of how to make our house and neighborhood appealing to buyers. With Jeff’s help we were able to sell our house in less than two weeks for asking price. We would highly recommend Jeff for anyone looking to sell a home in Philadelphia.” Read More ▾

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