“People are our business. Real estate is our service.” This is their mission statement. They come to real estate from a variety of disciplines with a common theme: high standards of ethics in service to others.
Neil began his real estate career in 1984 and hired his first assistant in 1993. Together with his team of licensed agents, Marilyn Silberstein, Melinda Coughlin and Chris Kinka, they serve the Philadelphia and Eastern Montgomery Counties with solid counsel and superior communication skills. Both Melinda and Chris are former teachers, while Marilyn’s focus was social work. Chris also brings his construction background to bear. Melinda’s people skills were refined as she and her husband were the long-time owner/operators of Fairmount’s London Grill. The empathy and communication skills Marilyn employ result from the variety of positions held as she climbed the ranks of medical social work.
Each team member benefits from the experience and knowledge of the team’s leader, Neil Kugelman. Collectively they meet regularly to discuss, among other things, how best to serve their particular clients. This different approach to real estate brings distinct advantages to both Buyers and Sellers – having a caring team behind you with expert and timely advice. Their team approach first headlined the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Real Estate section February 11, 2007.
Neil has extensive experience in all aspects of residential housing, having done foreclosure work for Fannie Mae, Citibank and others. He has been involved in over 100 renovations for REO companies. He teaches “Buying a Fixer-Upper” at the Mt Airy Learning Tree. He has been consistently top ranked by the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS for annual production and has been specifically recognized with city-wide awards three times. He has been the recipient for the past two years of Philadelphia Magazine’s annual Five-Star Professional Award. He is a repeat winner of Elfant Wissahickon’s Top Agent annual award. Neil has been a resident of Germantown, Wyndmoor and now lives in Mt. Airy.