“Trish is a rock star. When we found the place we wanted, she mobilized the troops immediately to make sure we got it. There were half a dozen other offers on the house over the weekend it went on the market. Trish and the Kelly Group never let up, and was instrumental in making sure our offer was the one that the seller accepted, beating out several higher offers. We’d signed a contract within 48 hours, and Trish stayed on the case throughout the whole closing process, making sure that any hiccups were ironed out quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Her commitment and work ethic were way above the call of duty, and her knowledge and negotiation acumen were second to none. I’m 100% convinced that without Trish we wouldn’t have this house.”

12th & Ellsworth

“As first time home buyers, we were initially overwhelmed and anxious about the whole idea, but Maya Choldin from the Kelly Group guided us with tremendous care and attention from start to finish. We had very specific needs and requests for purchasing a house, and even brought the added complexities involved in doing so through the VA Loan program. Rather than the daunting or confusing experience it could have been, the entire process was nearly seamless under her watch. We cannot recommend Maya highly enough!”

— SEAN WAYLAND, ProAutomated, Inc, & SARAH CAILEAN, Pennsylvania Ballet
Port Richmond

“Benjamin Camp worked with me to sell my house and then helped to find me a new home. Ben is a smart and savvy real estate agent. He priced my house perfectly and helped me to get even more money than I was expecting. He walked me through the staging and selling process. While helping me sell he worked tirelessly to help me find a new home, first looking at single family homes and then helping me find a duplex. He was able to get me in to see a duplex even before it hit the market. His ability to listen to his clients wants and needs is exceptional. He works so hard to find you your dream home, while reminding you of the realities of home buying. I would work with Ben again in a heart beat. Ben is someone who truly cares about his clients.”

— CARLY, Director/Producer
South Philly

“James Sugg is the ideal real estate agent: professional, friendly, knowledgeable, proactive, and approachable. Thanks to the steadfast guidance of Mr. Sugg, my husband and I recently purchased a home beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you, James, for guiding us through all the thrills and challenges during our journey to home ownership!

When my husband and I began working with James Sugg in our search for a home, the prospect of finding something to buy in Philadelphia was daunting. We’d lived in Brooklyn, NY for twenty years and had never previously owned property so we didn’t know where to look, nor even what we were looking for.
With steadfast patience and good humor, James Sugg guided us through the process of choosing a neighborhood, a price range, and a type of house that’s right for US. And when we found our dream home — an unusual property that at first seemed beyond our ability to acquire — Mr. Sugg navigated the negotiation process with assurance and prudence, carefully crafting offers and counter-offers until an agreement was reached that was truly amenable, and affordable, for us.”

West Philly

“We bought our home with Christy at the Kelly Group, and were overjoyed with her professionalism and knowledge. Christy took us out to see a lot of properties, and helped us to see what really fit our style and budget. Being a first time buyer is SCARY — but Christy made the whole process easy and fun! We would recommend her and the Kelly Group to anyone looking to buy or sell.”

Northern Liberties

“If it wasn’t for Trish Kelly I wouldn’t have the house I’ve been living in for the past seven years. She is caring, supportive, and unafraid to fight for her clients. You want Trish Kelly on your side of the table.”

— DAN HODGE, co-founding Artistic Director, Philadelphia Artists Collective (PAC)

“My fiancé and I loved working with Maya Choldin and the Kelly Group on our house search. From the start, Maya made everything easy for us first-timers to understand. She worked with our schedule to see several houses over the course of a couple weeks, and she was great at providing unbiased insight without putting pressure on us. We started out not quite sure whether we actually wanted to buy, but ended up buying, in part, because she made the process seem so attainable. On top of all that, she was fun to hang out with!”

— CARA SCHARF, Wagner Free Institute of Science

“I was a first time home buyer who wasn’t even sure it was something possible for me–and yet here I am months later, a proud home OWNER and I’ve got Ben to thank. He was extremely helpful, helping me to understand the market as well as find potential in properties while weighing the “must haves” against the “would be greats” (an essential skill when you can’t afford the price tag of a pristine home). We must have seen every available property in South Philly, and I really felt like Ben quickly understood what I wanted and what my priorities were. When I was ready to make an offer, he was on it like ants on your picnic spread, and helped me negotiate a great deal on a surprising gem of a find. I got everything I wanted, and under my max limit to boot! Also, Ben is a nice and funny guy, which really helped me keep my cool while undergoing the stress of buying. Sometimes you just need someone who can joke with you about green shag carpeting while helping you find a home, you know?”

— JENNIFER, Development Director

“James Sugg was an incredible asset to me as a buyer. He was insightful, patient, and flexible above and beyond the call of duty. Although I was not a first-time buyer, and had some experience in the market, James helped me navigate a unique set of challenges and eventually find the home that was truly right for me and my family. I cannot recommend him highly enough as an agent and as a person. Triple thumbs up.”

— JOSHUA RAMEY, Musician/Philosophy Professor
Girard Estates

“Trish helped us buy our first home, sell it when our family grew, and buy our second one. Along the way, she was much more than a realtor, imagining renovations, honestly appraising our many options, and holding our hands in the stressful moments. I have referred dozens of people to Trish and the Kelly Group, all of them now happy homeowners. We were starving artists who couldn’t imagine buying a house; now we have a quarter million in equity in our gorgeous home. Trish made all of that happen.”

— ANDREW SIMONET, Artists U and CoFounder Headlong Dance Theatre

“Not everyone wants to live in a giant old house with an authentic 1950s kitchen and good old bones that haven’t been destroyed and replaced by Home Depot. Not everyone barfs in their mouth a little every time they see Ikea “rehabilitations” of hundred year old homes (I described this as douchification, and James Sugg knew precisely what I meant). Not everyone is looking for a personal connection to the seller, an 84 year old Italian immigrant who had religious icons and collected knick-knacks everywhere, as a form of good mojo to welcome us into our new home. James understood that this was exactly the type of home we were looking for, and on a tight deadline, because I was pregnant and due to give birth 3 months after our closing date. We piled into his car with steaming travel mugs and saw 10 houses a day until we found the right catch. We now live in a wonderful Germantown neighborhood where the people on our block all know each other by name. Aside from his ability to clearly know what we were looking for, we had many laughs along the way… and then everyone had a baby. I highly recommend working with James Sugg and Trish Kelly – they are good humans who know this business inside out, and have a particular knack for working with artists and musicians who have unconventional sources of income.”

— ALISON DILWORTH, mural artist

“First time buyer trying to buy a home on my own – Ben was extremely patient with me and listened to all the questions and concerns I had about the house I eventually settled on. And there were a lot of questions! He was realistic about what I could afford and understanding when I had doubts. Buy a house from this man.”

— MEL, Production Manager

“I worked with Trish Kelly as my realtor in 2012. Trish was friendly, knowledgeable, and always bent over backwards to accommodate me during our search. She helped me understand the process as a first time home buyer, and what I could expect each step of the way. She both supported and understood my personal desires for my search, and also coached me through adjustments to my search parameters that she thought would help me get closest to what I was looking for. At the end of the day, Trish helped me find what I truly believe is my dream home. Of course, unexpected hiccups occur in these processes, and Trish and the Kelly Group always had a smart and creative solution to any issues that arose. Her many years of experience in the field put her in a position to work aggressively to get the best for me. I can’t imagine a better process than the one Trish helped me through from beginning to end.”

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