Our mission statement: "People are our business, real estate is our service.”
Seth Kalkstein, Team Member
Like most other Realtors, this is my second career. My first career was as a manager, buyer, and consultant in gourmet grocery. I worked as a Manager/Buyer for Di Bruno; General Manager/Operations/Buyer for Fair Food; Management Consultant for Rastelli, Talula’s Daily, and more. As for real estate, my family has been in the housing business for hundreds of years. Kalkstein translates literally as lime stone! Back in the 1600’s we were named for a main building material of the time. Had I not entered the real estate trade, I would be the first in my line of the Kalkstein family builders to opt out. I decided to enter the trade as a Realtor building on my solid foundation of negotiating, sales, customer service, pricing, and buying. I’ve always worked on and built strong teams, so I joined the Neil Kugelman Team at Elfant Wissahickon Realtors. Elfant Wissahickon is the largest independent real estate company in Philadelphia. We have the resources of any of the large corporate brokerages, but the personal feel of a small brokerage. As a member of his team, I work hand and hand with Neil Kugelman, our team lead with 30+ years of experience and 2000 transaction units! I’ve owned my Passayunk Square house for 11 years, having never lived more than a half-mile outside of Philadelphia my whole life – except one brief period in Colorado. I love watching our Philadelphia neighborhoods evolve over time. I work with clients all over the city. My particular areas of interest are South Philadelphia, Fishtown/Northern Liberties, University City and NW Philadelphia (our second office is in Chestnut Hill.) Call me! I will be happy to answer any questions that you have! Seth is a service-oriented Agent and an insightful member of the Neil Kugelman Team, a team who collectively has over 50 years of experience in real estate; a team who is committed to providing service that exceeds clients’ expectations.