Dayna Hillis

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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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INTERN

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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Rachel Shaw

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Realtor

Growing up I used to LOVE going to open houses with my Mom, but it wasn’t until I went through the home buying process myself that I realized how overwhelming it could be and how important it was to have a knowledgeable guide. I never anticipated how proud I would be of myself, and how powerful I would feel purchasing my own home. I want to help other people do that. I love Philadelphia. I’ve watched her grow over the years into a world-class city with a huge personality, uniquely her own. How lucky are we to live in a city with such a variety of distinctly different neighborhoods to explore? I want to share it all!   

In 2008 I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Graphic Design. I swung through Philadelphia on my way to job hunt in NYC, and decided to make this city my home. I bought a heavy duty U-lock for my bike and moved into a microscopic 180 SF studio in Center City on Walnut street. I eventually moved to the Graduate Hospital area, before finally buying my home in Fishtown in 2013. 

Prior to obtaining my real estate license and joining the Philly Home Girls, I worked as a Graphic Designer. I was first introduced to the world of commercial real estate while working in the CBRE Marketing Department. I joined the Philly Home Girls so I could draw real value from the work I do and the relationships I nurture. I want to help people not only find their ideal home, but also guide them as they invest themselves in the city. It is my goal to help my clients plant their roots and continue to grow and improve our city’s neighborhoods, communities and schools. 

When I'm not fiddling with keys and lockboxes, you can find me tooling around on my bike, checking out pop-up beer gardens and taking pictures of my cat. 

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Christian Fegel

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Realtor

I’ve lived in South Philly for 15 years and I can’t believe how much it has changed! Prior to becoming the first Philly Home Guy, I worked as a Newspaper Reporter, Penn researcher for Veterans who suffer from sleep disorders caused by PTSD, as well as an oyster shucker in Seattle. Shortly after, I tried managing my own rental and made a million mistakes. Even through a tough learning curve, my love for looking at properties in Philadelphia kept growing and in 2012 I started South Philly Rental Management LLC. As a real estate agent, I genuinely want to help buyers find their dream house and eventually their dream investment property. I have a special soft spot for older homes and hope to join home buyers on their journey to find the perfect place to live.

I love the secret little places in each Philly neighborhood; like the BioPond in West Philly, the Barbacoa in South Philly and sledding the bowl in Clark Park. In my spare time I enjoy coaching my 6-year-old's soccer team, gardening in Capitolo Park and shopping for ripe avocados in the Italian Market vender stalls.

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