Kate McCann

Kate McCann Realtor

Realtor

My goal as a Realtor is to create an experience that people will remember. I realized shortly after becoming an Airbnb host that I love everything that comes along with hospitality. I’m meticulous when details are involved, and I thrive when I help contribute to people’s happiness. Home buying can be an adventure, and I’d like for people to look back on theirs as a great one.

After years working in photojournalism and marketing, I shifted gears to real estate. The change came from my experience purchasing a 5-acre home in the Catskill Mountains with my friends as an Airbnb rental.

Over the past nine years in Philadelphia, I’ve lived in several areas, including Fairmount, Fishtown, Spring Arts, and Pennsport, where I currently live. I’ve enjoyed immersing myself in each neighborhood, meeting new people and becoming a regular at the local spots. In my area now, some of my favorite places are Hungry Pigeon, Fountain Porter (highly recommend the $5 burgers!), Bok Bar, and Square Pie.

When I’m not sipping coffee at Herman’s coffee, I enjoy cooking at home, hiking the Wissahickon trails, rock climbing, watering my many house plants and occasionally tap dancing. While I visit the Catskill Mountains monthly, my two favorite places to visit are Cuba and Ireland.

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LeShadae Godfrey

LeShadae Godfrey Realtor

Realtor

Although I’ve always had an affinity for home design and architecture, my love of real estate came when I purchased my first home with Jeanne in 2007. I wanted to learn everything there was to know about the transaction, including details on laws and each line of the contract. When I’m passionate about something, I’m all in. I turned my passion for real estate into becoming the first official Philly Home Girl team member in 2010.

As an agent, I’m thrilled to help people overcome their fears about home ownership. Educating young people and empowering them to own a home is not only energizing but something I think is important. Living in Philadelphia my entire life, I’ve been able to experience the city from many vantage points. I grew up in Strawberry Mansion, received my undergraduate degree at Temple University, and have lived in Olney, Fairmount, and the North East. I’ve also worked for various departments within the City of Philadelphia, currently at the Department of Recreation in the neighborhood where I grew up.

Walking along Kelly Drive, being outside and seeing all the people enjoying our city, is one of my favorite things to do. Breakfast is another one of my many passions, so you can often find me at Sabrina’s, Green Eggs Café, or one of the many independent coffee shops in Philly. I love meeting new residents to Philadelphia, learning about their hometowns and their favorite spots back home. I have a goal of traveling with my husband Marcus and two kids to every state in the country, exploring the many local cultures our country has. We may even take our dog, a Shih Tzu Yorkie mix (Shorkie), aptly named Coco Channel. Florida is already checked off my list as my favorite place to vacation is Disney. (I’m pretty sure I enjoy it more than my kids.)

You may recognize me from TV commercials for the Pennsylvania State Lottery. I hold a Masters in Theater from Rowan University and have appeared in various plays and television spots. Yes, I do happen to know Punxsutawney Phil.

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Sochi Thomas

Sochi Thomas Realtor

Realtor

As a REALTOR ®, I help find more than sticks and bricks. My goal is to find you a community. I’m a rooted resident of West Philly, where I have lived most of my life. Philadelphia is made of countless rich and diverse layers. I take pride in calling it home and understanding all the beautiful nuance.

The common thread throughout my variety of experience has been about prioritizing people. Before becoming a real estate agent, I worked as a tattoo artist, bartender, yoga instructor, horseback tour guide and even a brief stint as a telephone psychic. While each of these helped prepare me to work as a REALTOR ®, direct activism with mental health support groups set me up with skills to de-stress situations, clearly communicate, listen properly and negotiate for my clients.

When I am not showing homes or stalking listings, I enjoy spending time in Cobbs Creek park with my two children and dog, Polkadot. You may see us biking to our favorite restaurant, Little Delicious, which serves the best Jamaican food in West Philly. I’m an avid gardener, so feel free to ask me questions about what to grow in your outdoor space.

I also love to travel! The most awe-inspiring experience I’ve had is visiting Bahia Bioluminiscente (or Mosquito Bay) in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The bay is a habitat for bioluminescent phytoplankton that glow and there isn’t any light pollution, so you can see every star in the dark sky. It is like swimming at midnight in a deep blue snow globe filled with silver sparkles!

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Dayna Hillis

Dayna Hillis

Realtor

I’ve lived in the Philadelphia suburbs for over twenty years and have been settled in the East Falls area for the last nine. Being the youngest of four kids made the suburbs the perfect place to grow up, and I definitely pride myself on knowing the ‘burbs inside and out. 

My father is a general contractor so I've been around construction, home building, and commercial real estate for as long as I can remember. Before becoming a Realtor, I worked as a men’s sportswear buyer, as well as a project manager for a large electrical company where I worked closely with my clients from start to finish. When home searching with clients, I often find myself picturing how best to improve the lighting. I also had a stint as a competitive Hip Hop Dancer in my youth, but please don’t ask me to prove it. 

I was first introduced to the world of real estate when I purchased the duplex I was living in, renovated it, and started renting out the upstairs to a tenant. The whole process was exciting and made me realize my project management skills could be better used helping people buy and sell properties. 

When I’m not hosting open houses and running around the city, I enjoy catching up with friends and family over food and drinks. My favorite place to eat is Milo in East Falls for it's superb vegan and vegetarian food. You might also find me sipping on a crafted cocktail at Charlie Was a Sinner in the city, another favorite spot of mine. As for traveling, my ideal getaway is anywhere that’s warm with a view of the water. That could explain why Thailand is on my bucket list!  

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Kate Kyle

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Realtor

I grew up in Media, Delaware County and have lived in Philadelphia for 15 years, currently residing in Queen Village. After getting my degree in Spanish I began my career as a Spanish Interpreter in the Medical field for both Temple University and Einstein Medical Center. Being able to help people in need to communicate their problems was an honor for me and I truly valued my time there and translate that level care in my communication, sensitivity, and empathy into my current style as a PHG agent.

My father is a painting contractor and my sister is also a REALTOR®, so real estate runs in my family. I have childhood memories of seeing the impact home improvement can have, and how people’s space affects their lives. In addition to gravitating genetically to real estate, my intimate knowledge of Philadelphia, along with my people skills, make me the type of agent who can cares for and represents a variety of niche interests to the fullest, including first time home buyers, Center City and Delaware County home buyers, and Spanish speaking clients.

When I am not walking my dog Vita Marie around Mario Lanzo park in Queen Village I can be found drinking coffee at Rally, brunching at Fitzwater Cafe, eating dinner at Hungry Pigeon or grabbing a quick treat at Federal Doughnuts.

My favorite casual summer activity includes visiting John’s Water Ice and walking around Queen Village to purely enjoy the neighborhood. In my spare time, I like traveling to Spain, Puerto Rico, and my husband’s native India. My hobbies include any form of gardening, I love planting my window boxes and terrariums. I also like running and visiting all of the quirky stores around Passyunk Square.

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Azeemah Solomon

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Hi, I’m Azeemah! Growing up in Center City I saw a lot of properties being renovated in my neighborhood. All of the noise and change intrigued me and for a while, although I didn’t know why or how these things worked. With houses being torn down more and more rapidly, my curiosity led me to ask my mother about all the commotion. She started to talk to me about real estate, agents, and developers which sparked an inspiration inside me for the industry.

 Shortly after, I met Philly Home Girls at my elementary school, E.M. Stanton. Kristin and Jeanne came to speak to my classmates and I about our career aspirations. Their team was charismatic and totally awesome. I immediately knew I was destined to be their first intern!

 As an intern for Philly Home Girls, my goal is to learn everything I can about the real estate business and support the team. I currently attend Philadelphia High School For Girls. As a Pisces, I love expressing my creativity in different ways. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, drawing, painting, baking, reading fictional books, and shopping at Forever21.

Allison Fegel

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Realtor

I'm Allison, a Philadelphian, born and raised. As a child, I moved all around the area, living in East Mount Airy, the Northeast, Bensalem and then the Main Line. I spent summers down the shore in Ventnor, Atlantic City, and Ocean City. I currently live with my husband (Philly Home Guy, Christian) in our South Philly row home with our six-year-old son, Oliver and 5, yes I said 5, cats.  We love our neighborhood, Passyunk Square, and might be bold enough to claim it’s the best 'hood in the city! Raising my son in Philadelphia, in a neighborhood I love is an enriching experience for my family of 3. 

In my free time, I help run the CityKids Consignment Sale,  a non-profit kids consignment sale run 2x per year in South Philly. As a parent, you buy so much stuff!  Why not recycle it back into the community and make a little cash a the same time.  The sale benefits Lilypad, a parenting/event space in South Philly.  I also tend to my garden at Capitolo Community Garden, I'm involved in the HSA at Andrew Jackson Elementary where my son attends school.  

Prior to joining the PHG team, I worked for many years as a digital project/product manager at many mighty Philadelphia-based companies.  I like to say that my love of music and my obsession with the early days of MTV lead me on my career path as I went from working in record stores to CDNOW.com, the first online music store.  We sold music online when Amazon only sold books! From there I made my way to Comcast, Urban Outfitters and then to well-known digital agencies Razorfish, Happy Cog and Think Company.

I brought my experience as a client facing project manager into my career as Realtor. I'm excited to forge new relationships and help my clients buy, sell and rent their homes.

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