Testimonials

Academy House Buyer

"I'd like to thank you both for your extraordinary assistance in my recent condo purchase. You were quick to return phone calls and emails, answer questions and provide valuable guidance through the entire process.

Your insight and expertise was invaluable when the transaction ran into some serious challenges with the seller. Fortunately, you were able to help bring this "once in a career transaction" to a positive resolution.

I would highly recommend both of you to anyone thinking of buying or selling their home."

- Ken Pisarcik

Academy House Seller

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I would like to thank you both for all that you have done in getting my Academy House unit sold. I believe that you have worked over and above anything that might have been reasonably expected. And that is not saying enough. There was the renovation, the finding of a lender at very short notice, and Joanna's help in my getting a City renter's license . And of course you had to put up with my intractability!

Your can rest assured that all of your good works have been noted by my Philadelphia friends who have only gained in respect for your services.

Once again, many, many thanks for all of the time and consideration given.
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- Tony Gilette

Academy House Sellers

"We just sold a property with Jody and Johanna and we highly recommend them. They're fantastic. They always answer all questions. They are very friendly. They are very pro-active. This was actually the most positive real estate dealing that we have ever had. It was fantastic!"

- Kate Rehm and Mayra Santiago

Academy House Sellers

"Johanna and Jody,
Thank you for your very professional approach and service in selling our condo at Academy House. Being in California and you in Philadelphia, the long distance process was seamless. Your insight and guidance were spot on and you were very helpful in getting items repaired and in top notch order. It was a pleasure working with you.

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- Tom and Betty Miller

Brownstone Condominium Seller

"The team of Jody and Johanna are great to work with. This was our third interaction with them. We used them when initially purchasing a property, then again when we decided to rent that property and this time for sale. All three experiences were outstanding. Thorough, responsive and on top of all the details."

- Jaime Jones

Dorchester Buyers

""We just completed closing on the second condominium that we bought with your assistance and dealing with you has been a complete delight at all times, in stressful situations. Thanks a million for everything. It has been a pleasure."

- Mary and Bill Hangley

Dorchester Sellers

"We are so glad everything went so quickly and worked out smoothly. We would recommend you both to everyone for your excellent personal service, informative communications with your clients, great skill at managing all the details without being asked, and above all, the friendly and welcoming professionalism with which you both run your business. You are both just the best agents in Philly!"

- Meryl and Joe Rodgers

Ellington Sellers

"Hi Jody and Johanna

Thank you for helping make the sale of our condo seamless and almost painless. Although it is not easy to bid farewell to our home and the city of Philadelphia where we spent so many years, we are thankful we could rely on your expert opinion, advice and support all along!"

- Nathan and Luz Schwartz

Hopkinson House Seller

"I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to Johanna and Jody, a.k.a. the condo queens, for a fantastic experience on the recent sale of my condo. I appreciate your honesty and professionalism. You made the process of selling the property so easy for me, not to mention you did it all so quickly! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you again in the future. I would absolutely recommend anyone looking to buy or sell property in Philadelphia to give you girls a call! Thank you again!"

- Christina Long

Independence Place Buyers

"First day of the rest of our lives. And it couldn't have happened without our incredibly wonderful, wonderful realtors.They were just the best. Absolutely. Unbelievable. And it was a long time going. But they found us just what we wanted. Johanna and Jody were just wonderful people to work with and I will recommend them to all of our friends moving from the suburbs to the city."

- Sheila and Hank Gladstone

Independence Place Seller

"Dear Johanna and Jody,

I wanted to send a note to say thank you for everything you've done for me.

I remember when I first moved to Philly and was looking for an apartment to rent, one of the concierges at Society Hill Towers gave me Johanna's card and said she was the one to work with. Not only did Johanna help me find my first place to live in Philly, but you both eventually helped me buy and then sell my first home. Little did I know back in 2011 that our relationship would continue for so many years. You both became more than realtors to me, you welcomed me into your homes and your lives (Jody- I still remember what a blast your birthday party was a few years back) and I will forever be grateful for your guidance and friendship.

You are both consummate professionals who genuinely care about their clients. For you it's not just about making a commission, it's about finding the right home for a first-time buyer or having the delicate conversation with a seller about what they need to do to prep their home for sale. It's what sets you apart from the pack and why you have had, and will continue to have, such success.

While leaving Philadelphia was the right decision for me, I do miss the friends I made there. I hope if I'm ever back that way that we'll be able to get together for a drink or dinner. And, of course, if you're ever in Northern CA please reach out. I hope you both have a happy and restful holiday season.

Warmly,
Heather"

- Heather Gladis

Independence Place Seller

"I appreciate all that you have done for me, not only in connection with my present real estate transaction, but also over the many years where you have championed me with other prospective transactions. You are truly yourself. You are trustworthy and bring out the best in your clients, Lastly, you and Johanna make a great team. You compliment each other."

- William Pelle

Independence Place Sellers

"As professionals we especially appreciated the professional efficiency of this dynamic duo in handling all aspects of our listing and sale. They are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and gave us excellent advice in every detail of the transaction from getting the apartment ready for viewing, handling potential buyers and the closing. A great team to work with!"

- Carole and Sam Karsch

Independence Seller, William Penn House Buyer

"As I am finally settling into my new home, I wanted to thank you and Johanna for all your hard work and dedication in the selling and buying of my condos. From the beginning to closing of both properties, you and Johanna were always available at all times, extremely patient, extremely hardworking, professional and dedicated to making sure that I (your client) was satisfied.
Johanna was recommended to me some 25 years ago when I was looking to purchase my first condo. I have seen how well you both work together. As this is my third purchase with Johanna, there was never a question whenever I was looking to move that Johanna and you would be the realtors I would contact. I would recommend both of you to anyone who is looking to purchase/buy a home in the city.

Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season."

- Cheri Krevolin

Penn's Landing Square Seller

"Thank you for your help, patience and guidance throughout the sales process. It had been a long time since I experienced the stress and anxiety of selling a home at the same time as buying another. You both made it much easier for me to deal with all the issues involved and usually understood my needs before I did. It was my pleasure working with you both and would definitely recommend your services to anyone."

- Mary Simaitis

Philadelphian Buyer

"I don’t think any words of appreciation could adequately express the gratitude I have for both of you in searching for a perfect condominium for me. As excellent listeners, you found me a home that fulfilled my criteria and even anticipated issues that I had not considered. You were sensitive and supportive, experienced and efficient, and simply all around wonderful! Selling a property, especially one in which you have lived for a long time, and buying another that is very different from the first, can be daunting. But you made an emotionally charged situation—one that could be potentially stressful--comfortable and even fun. You are agents who are clearly deeply committed to your work and to the clientele you serve. I give you the very highest recommendation and hope that others who are searching for a residence will be fortunate enough to employ you. They will feel equally satisfied.
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- Charna Axelrod

Philadelphian Seller

"In February of 2016 I was left with the monumental task of settling two estates. The condo that needed to be sold was owned by a hoarder and had been neglected for over 20 years. My attorney suggested hiring Johanna and Jody at Berkshire-Hathaway Rittenhouse Square to represent me in the sale of this mess I had inherited. Boy was he right! Johanna and Jody came and viewed the condo and made all sorts of suggestions for improvement and to make the place salable. After a relatively small investment and many cosmetic improvements the condo was sold in 2 days after being listed and for $25,000 more than the asking price. Throughout this whole ordeal this had to be the best advice given to me by my attorney. These two women absolutely knew what they were talking about. I couldn't have asked for a better team to represent me. In my opinion, if you want the best and most knowledgeable team in Center City real estate, look up Johanna and Jody. Not only were they my agents, they've now become my friends."

- Linda Downey

Society Hill Towers Buyers

"Again, many thanks for all your efforts in helping us bring our condo to fruition. You were great to work with – always accessible and responsive and PATIENT– and guided us wisely throughout the entire process. We could write to you or call you at any day and any hour and knew you would have quick answers for us, which we profoundly appreciated. Buying a condo is a complicated process with a lot of moving parts and knowing that you guys were there to keep things moving and keep us on track was very comforting.

Please stay in touch and all the best!

Thanks again!"

- Rich Temple and Nancy Genatt

Society Hill Towers Seller

"Johanna and Jody are amazing! The sale of our unit at the Society Hill Towers was handled in a quick and efficient manner with our best interest always in mind. Their knowledge of the area and particularly The Towers is exceptional. We could not have been more pleased and highly recommend Johanna and Jody!
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- Monique and Craig Saunders

Society Hill Towers Seller

"After securing and qualifying a buyer that ultimately did not close, (through no fault of Johanna or Jody ), their persistence paid off and we found another buyer for the property. Others may have lost motivation to go through the process a second time, but Johanna & Jody stayed with it, guided me to do the things that helped market the property and achieved a sale price within the expectations that were set. Johanna and her colleague Jody are a great team and a pleasure to work with."

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- Jeff Fischer

Society Hill Towers Seller

"Just a quick note to thank you for a job well done regarding the sale of 6ASouth. I was completely satisfied with the transaction and your super
service."

- Tim Taylor

Society Hill Towers Sellers

"With so many years of quality representation, Jody Dimitruk and Johanna Loke no longer really need one more accolade. Yet, we would be remiss if we didn't state for the record that Jody and Johanna are consummate professionals who represented our interests with skill, integrity, and when needed, compassion.

We entrusted the sale of our home to Jody and Johanna and they did not abuse our trust. We are very, very grateful.
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- Robert Frieland and Robert Machado

Strickland Row Seller

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Johanna and Jody were terrific, partly because they were so realistic about what had to be done and why. They don't promise you the moon. They promise what you can reasonably expect and were absolutely right on with their projections. We were dealing with an odd marketplace. The fall selling season was shortened and delayed by the arrival of Pope Francis in September 2015. Also, many new constructions are going up in PHL and buyers were expecting everything to look brand new - which will never be the case in the 1840s Strickland Row. However, Jody and Johanna staged the apartment effectively and had a keen sense of when potential buyers were serious - or not. And defying all received truths in the industry, the apartment sold in the middle of the winter when business is supposed to be dead. What more could you ask?
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- David Patrick Stearns

Symphony House Seller

"We thank you so much for all your efforts and for such a rapid sale. We had great results and you are both the consummate professionals."

- Bob Kravitz and David Gilbert

Symphony House Seller

"Thank you very much Jody and Johanna. You did a wonderful job selling my unit at The Symphony House. You worked very hard very hard and it was much appreciated."

- Gary Blazczyk

Townhouse Buyers

"Can’t believe today finally came after all the trials and tribulations. We are so appreciative of your patience with us while we found a place to call home. And changed our minds along the way! We will relish the down time and will be sure to send a photo.

Fortunately our time together does not stop here; we are so glad to have your ongoing help as we sell Roh’s home. It was just perfect for him for all those years.

Back to packing! Thank you again for all that you do and the way in which you do it!
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- Liz and Roh Morris

Townhouse Seller

"Johanna & Jody just worked their magic again selling our townhouse in Center City.
This is our third real estate transaction with them. They were hardworking, responsive, diligent, detail oriented, creative and fun throughout the whole process. Thanks again for coming through for our family!

-Kathleen
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- Kathleen Nuzzo

Wanamaker House Seller

"Thank you to both of you for all the coordination and effort to get this done in such a short period of time!!!Excellent!!!!"

- John Ortiz

Wanamaker House Seller

"I just wanted to tell you both how happy I was with your services. You both were so professional and accommodating from start to finish. I really appreciate how honest you both were from the first time we sat down to speak about the sale of my home. The pictures you took made the place look fantastic. I was not surprised my home sold in 18 hrs after your first open house you did. You made a stressful experience for me so easy. I want to thank you both for all your help and look forward to working with you both in the future.
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- Kevin Wolkov

Wanamaker House Sellers

""Thank you so much for all help! After 6 months of overselling by another realtor, you turned a frustrating situation into an enjoyable experience and we closed in a week. We couldn't have done it without you"




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- Catherine Duffy and Gregory Miller

Warwick Seller

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Our family has had the pleasure of dealing with Johanna Loke over the years as we have bought and sold multiple properties in Center City Philadelphia. The recent sale she helped us with was a little different, as it involved the property of a loved one who had recently died, and it was therefore an emotional and difficult time for the family.
As always, Johanna’s help was invaluable, in assessing the worth of the property, developing a sales strategy, creating the marketing material, arranging for the showings, negotiating between a demanding buyer and emotional sellers, and finally representing the family at the settlement.
Because of Johanna’s , and her partner, Jody’s efforts, the property was sold in less than three weeks after it was listed, and every detail from presenting us with the agreement of sale to the settlement was done professionally, competently, and without a hitch.
We highly recommend the talented and award winning team of Johanna Loke and Jody Dimitruk."

- Kaaren Lobel

Western Union Seller and Society Hill Towers Buyer

"Having relocated from Manhattan, I was confused and uncertain about the real estate market in Philadelphia. All my concerns were quickly and easily addressed by Jody and Johanna. They were able to analyze my needs with understanding, and promptly directed me to the right neighborhood and type of apartment I was looking for. They are a dynamic team and made my transition to a new city comfortable and easy."

- Roy Panoff

William Penn House Buyer

"New to Philadelphia and having just lost my husband to cancer, I was hoping to purchase an apartment.
Jody & Johanna turned a stressful and emotionally charged experience into a joyous conclusion.
They helped me buy the perfect apartment !
They were by my side, responsive to every phone call, text, or email. Always gracious, professional, and helpful thru the entire process.
You couldn’t find any better realtors then Jody and Johanna. I will always be grateful to them."

- Barbara Balsam

Dorchester Seller

"I just have to say that Jody and Johanna are the go to team . They go beyond the extra mile and are the most diligent and hardest work real-estate professionals i have ever dealt with. I have bought and sold a number of properties in the past. They were extraordinary in helping beyond their scope to get my deal completed in under 21 days. Feel free to contact me via email if you need further insight. but to conclude they are A plus plus.
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- Gary Swiman

Academy House Seller

""You were excellent. You were like two daughters to me. You couldn't have treated your own parents any better. Thank you!""

- Marge B

Society Hill Towers Buyers

"It was a pleasure working with you both! We put you through some hoops at the outset, and you were so understanding! I'm sure we will find city live, a new and different experience and hopefully fulfilling in all the ways we are hoping it will be! All the best

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- Carey and Robert Roseman

Two Liberty Place Buyer

"Thanks for all your assistance in the sale process. I love the condo!"

- Eileen Martinson

Society Hill Towers

"Your knowledge of the real estate market resulted in a sale within one week!

Thank you for proper pricing, good staging and help during the entire process through settlement.

Ilene B Hatoff
28F North Society Hill Towers
September 2013
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- Ilene Hatoff 28F 200 Locust Street

Philadelphian Buyer

"Hi Johanna and Jody,
Thank you for helping us find and purchase our Philly condo.
Your knowledge of the properties in the city and familiarity with the neighborhoods and their individual characteristics was instrumental in narrowing our search. We particularly appreciated your availability, even on short notice.
You took time to listen to our preferences and asked the right questions to get us to focus on what mattered most. Jody’s primer for buyers was basic, sensible and helpful.
In addition, you freely shared your judgments about the properties we explored. Anyone can say each property is lovely, but you actually expressed your opinions about certain aspects of each opportunity. That judgment and professional opinion helped guide us to the right choice for us.
Being able to handle everything through Docusign was easy and convenient. Thanks for staying up with the technology.
In addition to all the professionalism you showed throughout, we really enjoyed our time together. You were friendly, cordial, fun and made good restaurant recommendations.
All the best,
Eleanor and Dan"

- Eleanor and Dan