My Reviews

Here's what my clients have to say

"It was a beautiful day to sell my house!  Closing the Philly chapter and on to the next.  Thank you to my wonderful Realtor/neighbor/friend Maria Nevelson for all the advice, guidance, and most of all for selling my home in 2 days!  If you’re in Philly and looking to buy/sell, she’s the one you want." - DM

"Maria is insightful, trustworthy and not pushy. Really glad we worked with her.  Highly recommend." - AG

"Through a referral service, we were lucky enough to be placed in Maria Nevelson’s capable hands as we searched for a condominium in Center City Philadelphia. She patiently showed us several locations, never pushing us to make a decision or rush the process. All of our emails and phone calls were answered promptly. She is very familiar with the city and well informed about real estate in general. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional realtor." - L & PF

"Thank you Maria!!! You're the best! Fantastic to work with!!!"  - DH

"Working with Maria was a great experience. As a first-time buyer, I found the experience overwhelming, but Maria did a wonderful job at shepherding me through the process. When I decided renting was a better fit, Maria quickly lined up apartments and helped close the deal. I would highly recommend Maria to those looking to buy or rent in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas!" - AH

"It's been one year after I bought my first home. During this holiday season, I'd like to thank those that have helped me make my dream home come true. Among them is Maria Nevelson from Howard Hanna. Maria is a very knowledgeable, dedicated, professional & patient. It took me half a year & Maria was with me every other week to view properties in the Philadelphia area. That was a lot of hard work Maria put in & most of the time was on the weekend. Maria as a buyer representing agent also made me feel truly protected. Thank you so much, Maria." - VTH

"Over the years, I have worked with Maria on the purchase and sale of several properties. Maria was very knowledgeable about various neighborhoods and market prices. In addition, she was able to negotiate fair prices and all of the properties closed quickly. I would highly recommend Maria to any of my friends, family, or colleagues looking to buy or sell a home." - AJ

"I really liked the place the moment I saw it.  You were amazing! You were so helpful, I will definitely recommend you to people I know looking for places." - SJ

"It was a lot of fun to look at houses with Maria. She has a great attitude about the quirks and features of the type of older homes we were interested in. She was also patient, enthusiastic even, with us when we took a long time to wander around the properties we viewed and when we were on the fence about whether to proceed with our purchase. Maria guided us through some unusual issues that came up in our first time home purchase and everything has worked out well."  - Ann T

"Thank you, Maria. It was such a great experience for me. You are the best realtor I ever had! Do appreciate everything you did." - TL

"I am preparing to sell my home and Maria has been so helpful in assessing market value, how to de-clutter my home and showcase it, and answers to my many questions. She knows the neighborhood and keeps me updated on houses going up for sale and those that recently sold. I feel educated and prepared to make the right decisions. I also feel confident we will get a good price for my house." - Joule

"She is professional, very responsible and most important cared about me as a buyer/investor. From her experience as an interior designer she understood the qualities of each house and what would translate into a good rental property. With minimal time, Maria was able to find an investment property in a neighborhood that worked for me. From the offer to the settlement, she moved through the paperwork efficiently and negotiated a good price. I plan to work with her again on a search for my next rental property. Also, she found excellent tenants. I highly recommend Maria." - MR

"Maria helped me to purchase my first home. She was great to deal with and put in a substantial amount of time looking at houses in numerous sections of the City. She was extremely knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and scrutinized each house we went through for possible problems.

Admittedly, it took me eight months to find the perfect house and we must have looked at well over a hundred properties. While many realtors may have been frustrated with the time it took me to find a place, Maria continuously reassured me that it was important to wait for the perfect house and never pressured me to settle. When I finally decided on a house, Maria made going through the process of closing on the purchase a breeze. She explained every step of the process and always kept me updated with information from the seller. From beginning to end, Maria made buying a home a great experience. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy a house in the Philadelphia area to contact Maria to see if she can help you find the perfect place." - James V

"I worked with Maria during the past year as a first-time home buyer, and I found her to be extremely responsive and accommodating. (She showed me the house I ended up buying during a big snowstorm). I couldn't have asked for an easier experience from the first house she showed me to the end of the entire closing process. She tailored the houses that she showed me based on my feedback and preferences. She was never pushy, and I felt that she was quite honest about the properties that she showed me without trying to influence my opinion about them. Even after closing, Maria has given me solid advice and references for people to do some much needed work on the house. Highly recommend if you are looking to buy in South Philly!" - Christine

"Maria is a total pro! She was 100% committed to helping me find the perfect house. Communication was immediate via voice, email and text. Maria knows the local market very well and understood what I was looking for in a house. Here's how my particular dream house was bought through Maria's skills:

Thursday: Maria emails me a listing that's been on the market for one day. We look at it and I love the house.
Friday: Offer submitted.
Monday: Offer accepted with lots of communication with listing agent by Maria.
10 day later: Settlement!

Maria is easy to talk to. Not "pushy" at all. She also lined me up with numerous contractors for work needed. Thank you Maria!" - Joseph

"Maria was great! She found several properties that fit my requirements and was extremely helpful. She even took a video of a walk through on a specific rental and sent it to me since I was unable to see it in person. In the end, she helped me find a property and start the paperwork all while I was traveling out of the country for work. The remaining process was seamless. No complaints!" - Paul

"Maria really understood the market nuances in the area of Philadelphia I was searching, and spent quite a bit of time lining up places for me to view in addition to the several afternoons she spent walking me around. She knew the locations and the players, was clearly plugged into the local network and I ended up with exactly the right place. She made the process easy, communicated exceedingly well and the result was a stress- free process with excellent results." - Craig

"I contacted Maria to sell my parents house in Philadelphia. She showed that she had a very good understanding of the Philadelphia market and especially the market that the house was in. She identified the best qualities in the house and neighborhood and marketed those qualities very successfully. She was always there to help and would communicate at all times seven days a week. Her negotiation was very good and we were able to sell the house at the higher end of the market value. She was also very helpful with recommendations for people to help me move things out of the house and prepare it for sale. I would highly recommend her to anyone." - Richard

"My experience with Maria has led me to the house of my dreams. As a first time homebuyer, I was hesitant on basically every level that I could be with regards to the process of home buying. I met Maria at the viewing of a home she was selling. Maria struck me as a warm and inviting woman, with an easy going personality that made me feel comfortable. We ended up viewing number of different houses, and through this process Maria remained very patient and accommodating to my schedule and specific needs. Maria was prompt and supportive with my questions and concerns. Ultimately I was able to purchase a home that suits me perfectly." - WK

"Maria was a wonderful help finding our apartment. She was always responsive, friendly, and easy to get in touch with, and made it easy to take care of all our paperwork and get in touch with the landlord. Highly recommended!" - BT

"Maria Nevelson is a shining star in the real estate universe.  I was fortunate enough to find Maria via Zillow. Minutes into our first meeting, I knew she was the agent I wanted to work with. Lacking that aggressive air so common in real estate agents, Maria instantly put me at ease; she is calm, supportive, incredibly knowledgeable, and superbly communicative.  I initially thought I wasn't ready to purchase a new home, so we began by browsing local properties. Maria never once pressured me or made me feel like I was wasting her time. I believe we were both surprised when, after a couple short weeks, we viewed the house that I knew I wanted. Maria advised me flawlessly in the process of putting in an offer and purchasing my family's new home.  Maria was also the obvious choice of agent to sell our old home. Howard Hanna Real Estate uses many channels to advertise homes for sale, and we had an offer within a week of the house being placed on the market. I've seen houses sit on the market for months without selling, but our experience couldn't have gone more smoothly. We bought our new home and sold our old one within 3 weeks of one another. This is all thanks to Maria, who is so skilled at navigating the often choppy waters of the real estate market." - cherchesmoi

"Maria has been trying to help me find a home and I have to say I am difficult to work with because I am looking in a very small area of South Philadelphia. She is very patient and understanding. She always returns calls and very easy to set appts with. She is always on time. I highly recommend Maria Nevelson as a realtor." - LB

"She was patient and spent the time to find homes that suited me. Her past interior design experience helped with understanding the space, traffic flow, and where furniture could be placed. She pointed out architectural features. Very helpful with assessing prices and locations." - Mary

"My husband and I used Maria Nevelson as our Real Estate Agent and that was the best choice that we could have done. Maria is a very professional and very knowledgeable agent. Every question we had was not left unanswered, and being first time buyers we had a lot! Maria was very patient and respectful, and unlike many agents she was not at all pushy and let us decide. Maria returned every phone call and email so quickly and we appreciated that so much especially being first time buyers and without agents that was not always the case. We have a family with small children, and finding a home was very crucial. In such a short time we our proud to say that we have bought our dream house, and we have Maria and her talent to thank for that, we could not be more grateful. Our advice to fellow homebuyers , go with Maria! she knows what it means to not only dream your dream house but she can make it realistic..." - SC

"Maria is fantastic to work with - professional, efficient, knowledgeable on neighborhoods and local real estate trends, and accommodating and responsive. Maria is a pleasure to work with - I had a wonderful time searching for my home with her, which resulted in ownership of a house I absolutely love. She is thoughtful and in tune with what her buyers are looking for in their ideal purchase. Maria is also continually educating herself in the business of real estate and her local market. I would highly recommend Maria to work with as your buyer's agent." - Lindsay

"Maria is a detailed minded person with a keen sense of aesthetics. She provided guidance and assistance during the renovation phase of my property. Her connection to outside contractors was very helpful." - DA

"Maria has been a joy to work with as a first time home-buyer. She has been patient, yet diligent in helping me find a home that meets all my needs. Even if she did not know the answer to all of my questions, she was quick to find the answer and respond. Maria is a hard worker and continually demonstrated that she genuinely cared about finding me the right home." - Rachel

"Maria knows a great deal about the home buying process and has been very helpful along the way! Maria Knows the Neighborhoods and great areas to buy. Maria was keeping me up to date and answering all questions during the process. Maria always answered her phone and returned my emails and messages promptly. Maria negotiated a great deal on a short sale for me." - Joe