Welcome, MaryAnne Gallagher, Associate Broker

MaryAnne Gallagher joined Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s Bucks County office in July 2020. An associate broker with 30 years of experience in residential real estate, including office management, recruiting and sales training, MaryAnne found her calling when she became a realtor. MaryAnne found her calling when she became a realtor. Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, she became a market leader in the first year of her career and in the years that followed. She consistently generated sales that placed her in the top 10% of agents in her company. Along the way, she earned her broker’s license and moved into management roles in Coldwell Banker Hearthside offices in New Hope, and Yardley, Bucks County Pa. Under her leadership, the Yardley office became the #1 office in the company and among the top 15 of all Coldwell Banker offices in the U.S. MaryAnne’s professional responsibilities expanded, and she managed five Bucks County offices for Coldwell Banker. During this time she created training programs for new and experienced agents and advised the realtors in her office as they built their businesses, secured listings and closed deals. “I owe my success to my interest in building relationships of respect and trust with people, helping them to get where they want to be,” says MaryAnne. “This applies to buyers, sellers and agent-colleagues.” As an agent assisting buyers, MaryAnne focuses on listening to them, understanding their needs concerning square footage, commute time, features, maintenance, schools and other priorities. “What is important to me is not whether a client buys one house or another. What’s important is that they buy the home that is right for their situation and their family requirements,” says MaryAnne. When work with sellers, she brings a keen eye for how to best prepare a property for the market, staging, decluttering, guiding them on repairs and improvements. MaryAnne knows and loves Bucks County – it’s where she raised three daughters -- and also maintains ties to the Princeton, N.J., and Montgomery County, Pa., areas, as well as Philadelphia. She is a long-time supporter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Womenspace. MaryAnne is based in the Bucks County office of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, ready to connect with clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

MaryAnne Gallagher brings 30 years’ experience to Kurfiss SIR.

Donald Pearson, chairman, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, is pleased to welcome MaryAnne Gallagher to the company’s Bucks County office. An associate broker with 30 years of experience in residential real estate, including office management, recruiting and sales training. Continue reading

Lisa Yakulis, Wendie Steffens & Kim Whetzel Earn Spots on Top-Agent List

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that three of its agents have earned spots on the 2020 REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list based on individual sales volume.
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Lisa Yakulis, top Sotheby’s International Realty agent in Pennsylvania according to the Real Trends + Tom Ferry rankings

Lisa Yakulis, in the company’s Main Line office, is #2 in Pennsylvania overall and the top Sotheby’s International Realty agent in the state; Wendie Steffens, in the company’s Chestnut Hill office, is #24; Kim Whetzel, also based in the Chestnut Hill office, is #25, The rankings were released on June 24, 2020. They rank the most productive agents and teams by state based on closed transaction sides and closed sales volume.

Yakulis, a perennial top producer on the Main Line, earned her spot with $54,253,352 in sales in 2019. Steffens, with business centered in the Fort Washington/Ambler area, generated $25,052,400 in sales last year; Whetzel, a powerhouse in the Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy market, registered $24,722,651.60 in sales volume.
This is REAL Trends’ eighth year producing the rankings. Based in Castle Rock, Colo., REAL Trends is a consulting, valuations, mergers & acquisitions and business planning firm that has been advising brokerages for over 30 years. The company also is known for its rankings of individual agents, teams and brokerages.

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Has a V-shaped recovery begun in the greater Philadelphia real-estate market? It’s been a very busy two weeks for our agents who have put nearly three dozen deals together and listed more than two dozen properties. We salute them for bouncing back after more than eight weeks of extreme restrictions in place to help slow the Covid-19 pandemic. Take a look at some of the most recent homes placed under contract Continue reading

Five Things to Know When Listing and Selling During Covid-19

by Val Patterson

With a limit of three people at a showing, taking a seat outside on a patio like this one at the recently listed 26 Risler Street in Stockton, N.J., is a way to experience the property while others tour inside. This historical gem is represented by Stefan Dahlmark and Tom Hora in Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s New Hope office.

Whether you are a buyer or seller, you can expect to sign some new paperwork due to changes in business practices brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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