Our Hottest Brokers contest continues today with Toni Brownstein of Prudential Fox and Roach and Benjamin Arce of Coldwell Banker. Once again, we sent them some questions so you could get to know them better. Polls for Brownstein vs. Arce will be open until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. So get voting!
Name: Toni Brownstein
Company: Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors-Society Hill
Your hood: Graduate Hospital
Your idea of perfect happiness: "Being at game 5 in 2008 when the Phillies won the World Series."
The one thing you'd change about your industry: "Getting paid for the time that is put into it. Very often, realtors spend an incredible amount of time showing properties to potential buyers who don't end up buying a property."
Quality you most admire in a buyer: "Open-mindedness. It's the ability to know what you want, but be able to listen to suggestions from the buyer's agent that may open your mind to new possibilities."
Quality you most admire in a seller: "True understanding of the market and knowing when it is a buyers market or a sellers market."
Favorite thing about Philadelphia: "It's a big city with a small-town feel."
Name: Ben Arce
Company: Coldwell Banker Preferred
Your hood: Old City
Your idea of perfect happiness: "The life I live now?and golf."
The one thing you'd change about your industry: "Make it more difficult to obtain your real estate license."
Quality you most admire in a buyer: "Good credit and a job."
Quality you most admire in a seller: "When a seller understands that we do have their best interest at heart. If we could sell your home for more, we would; we make more money."
Your favorite thing about Philadelphia: "It’s a big city with a small-town feel, every neighborhood has a great BYO, the real estate market has endless opportunities, and we are the best sports city."
Alrighty then, who should go on to the next round?