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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Posted on: October 17, 2008

This past Saturday, I attended a wonderful event at the Commodore Barry Club called, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ a fundraiser for Mt Airy USA.  This yearly event brings local celebrities and important and interesting Philadelphians to host tables for a gourmet meal – this year, the menu was asian fusion.  Some of the special guests included Georges Perrier, Monica Malpass, and Michaela Mahjoun, with whom I was lucky to sit.  Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS and the Elfant family were Gold Sponsors.

Many of our REALTORS joined myself and my co-owners, sitting with people like David Devan of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Jon McGoran, a local mystery writer published under the name DH Dublin, and Terry Nolen, founder of the Arden Theatre.  It was great, for myself, sitting with Ms. Mahjoun – I learned we were the listing broker when she bought her house!  She mentioned she had walked by our new office at 2000 Pine Street and thought it was beautiful.

The evening included silent auctions for great local products and services, and a live auction for some pretty sensational prizes.  The highlight of the event, however, was a presentation by Farah Jimenez, director of Mt Airy USA, congratulating and praising the Elfant family for its contributions to Mt. Airy.  It culminated in their receiving recognition as Mt. Airy’s ‘First Family,’ and my partner Bob being granted the key to Mt. Airy as its ‘honorary Mayor.’

I was extremely proud to be a part of Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS and thrilled for Bob, his wife Nancy, their daughter Jamie, and the entire Elfant family.

Mt Airy USA is an extremely deserving organization, using Housing, Small Business and Youth Programs to provide community development services.

For more details on Mt Airy USA, please visit their website.

Posted by Paul Walsh



Posted on: June 26, 2008

Putting your house on caravan??

At Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, we spend every Wednesday morning out on caravan, visiting new listings or prospective new listings.  The owners of the company make a point to attend all caravans.  We do this for several reasons.  First, it gives us an opportunity to meet many of our prospective and existing seller clients.  I think they enjoy and appreciate the opportunity as well.  Second, it gives us the advantage of a continued and updated view of our listing inventory.  Third, we get to spend a little time with our sales force in a more casual and face to face manner.  We have some fun – and who can’t enjoy that in our non-stop daily business day.  Finally, we catch up with each other.  We may need a quick opinion or another perspective.  On top of everything else, we get a little exercise.  I probably sit behind a desk a bit more than my other partners, so getting out, up and down the steps, is an additional bonus for me.  Hey, this is my first blog ever.  What do you think?


Posted by Bob Elfant

Bob Elfant

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