Posted on: October 19, 2011
We’re so pleased to announce that Wendy Schwartz, Tamika Nealy-Farmbry and Sara Stewart have joined our group of dedicated real estate professionals.
The Wendy Schwartz Team is thrilled to provide its clientele with exceptional service and professional guidance through the major life transition of buying or selling their home. They have experience servicing northwest and center city Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the Main Line.
Wendy Schwartz has been helping buyers and sellers for over seven years. A lifelong resident of northwest Philadelphia and its suburbs, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Clark University in International Development and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver. She believes she uses the systems of social work everyday in her business, integrating the process on an emotional, spiritual and intellectual level. Her honest approach helps her clients achieve their goals quickly, from preparing houses for the market to teaching buyers to navigate through house selection, inspections, mortgage applications and closing.
Wendy lived in Latin America working in public health and community development, and speaks fluent Spanish, enabling her to provide bilingual services. She worked for several years with Congreso de Latinos Unidos. In 1999 she married Ben Barnett, founder of Media Bureau Networks and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. They recently moved from Mt Airy to Glenside, where they lived with their three children, Isadora, 10, Cecelia, 8, and Judah, 4. Her family has a long history of community involvement that includes contributing as benefactors to the Friends of the Wissahickon and the Philadelphia Theatre Company, members of the Germantown Jewish Centre and Friends of the Houston Playground.
Tamika Nealy-Farmbry entered the real estate business over ten years ago, and has experience on both the selling and administrative sides of real estate, enabling her to manage transactions with expertise. Tamika’s work ethic, organization and marketing skills serve clients especially well. She ensures that Buyers and Sellers understand each step of the process.
She and her husband, a Philadelphia Police Sergeant, are lifelong residents of Mt Airy. Tamika earned her Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Neumann University, and started a long career of involvement in the Historical African-American fraternity and sorority system, currently a member of the Omega Omega Graduate Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her participation in leadership and professional organizations extends to membership in the NAACP, National Association of Women Executives and Wives Behind the Badge. Her love of learning leads her to continue her education, earning prestigious real estate professional designations, including Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers’ Representative, and Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist, and Tamika is currently at Temple University attaining her Associate Broker’s license. Tamika and her husband, Aaron Farmbry, have two children, Aaron, 16 and Tiyana, 15.
Sara Stewart works diligently to help Buyers find their home. Her clients benefit from close attention to detail and constant communication. She and her family are lifelong residents of the northwest, with strong roots in the community and a thorough knowledge and appreciation of its neighborhoods.
Sara graduated from Springside School and Chestnut Hill College, and currently serves as Vice-President of Real Estate and Maintenance at The Stagecrafters Theater. Her artistic background includes a BA in Art History, a passion for photography, theater and the violin, and her strong aesthetic sense increases her enjoyment of showing houses and preparing them for the market. She is a loyal advocate for her buyers and sellers and a knowledgeable resource for them throughout and beyond the transaction.
She and her husband Rick, an architect with JKR Partners, LLC in center city, live in Mt Airy with their 18 month old son Alec.
Wendy, Tamika and Sara can all be reached at Elfant Wissahickon Realtors’ Chestnut Hill office at 8039 Germantown Avenue, 215-247-3600.
Posted by Paul Walsh