About Us

Harrison Properties Ltd was established in 1990 by Jan and Bob Harrison, who believed that “bigger was not necessarily better” when it comes to real estate companies. Their vision was to create a small, full-service real estate company built on personal care and attention to detail…one transaction at a time. More than twenty-five years later Harrison Properties remains small by design and successfully relies on referrals from satisfied buyers, sellers, tenants, and investors.

Our Team

Jan Harrison

Broker and co-owner of Harrison Properties, celebrates her 31st year in real estate and is currently licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Jan, a long-time city resident and real estate investor, handles the day to day management of Harrison Properties. Her special interest is working with first-time homebuyers, who often need more information and guidance before making that all important decision.

Bob Harrison

Co-owner of Harrison Properties, initially received his real estate license in New Jersey in 1977, while employed in a family construction business. It wasn’t long before Bob experienced first hand the benefits of investing in real estate and moved to Delaware to pursue its opportunities. Over the past 39 years Bob has bought, sold, and managed his own investment properties as well as helped countless investors do the same. In addition, Bob owns Harrison Contracting Services, Inc., which specializes in maintenance and repair of income-producing properties.

Rob Harrison

Rob Harrison graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelors degree in finance. Prior to joining Harrison Properties, Rob worked for BlackRock for 4 years in investment operations, including 1 year managing a team of 6 people. Along with his managerial experience, Rob utilizes his knowledge of financial markets, and years of living in the Wilmington/Trolley Square area when working with buyers, sellers, investors, and renters.

Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor is Harrison Properties' tenant coordinator and has been with the company for nearly 9 years. With previous work experience in retail, hospitality, securities, and personnel, she is well suited to be the organizer of a very busy office. Joan serves on the council of her condominium.

Dan Deckelbaum

Dan Deckelbaum joined Harrison Properties in 2010 and has been a licensed Realtor in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 2008. Dan is involved in all aspects of real estate, yet primarily works with investors, first-time buyers and property management clients. He is always available to help renters find their next home and specializes in New Castle County, DE and Chester County, PA. Originally from Baltimore, Dan graduated from the University of Delaware in 2007. In his spare time, Dan coaches lacrosse at Avon Grove High School and West Chester Youth Lacrosse.

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Heather Sinclair

Heather Sinclair is the newest addition to Harrison Properties Ltd. and brings with her 9 years of property management experience. She has been involved in all aspects of the business from managing properties, finding qualified tenants, working with investors, and being well-versed in the Delaware Landlord Tenant Code. A natural at sales, her goal is to get her Real Estate License. She looks forward to working with buyers and sellers, as well as the team's large group of investors and tenants.

Linda Stapleford

Linda Stapleford has been a licensed Realtor in Delaware since 1997. During her career she has worked in sales and property management, working with buyers, sellers, investors and tenants. Helping tenants become first-time homebuyers is Linda’s favorite aspect of real estate. A very close second would be using her previous experience as a real estate appraiser to help sellers price their homes properly, to sell quickly and at a price that represents the true value. In her spare time, Linda volunteers at Emmanuel Dining Room, teaches Sunday school and coordinates Adopt-A-Family for her church.

What People Are Saying About Us:

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"I would like to thank Harrison Properties (Linda) for making a renting experience wonderful."

Tina W., Tenant December 1, 2017

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“After renting several other houses/apartments throughout Delaware, Harrison Properties was the best landlord I have ever had. Their realtors and office staff are professional, caring, and quick to respond to any needs or concerns. They are 100x above the rest, and exceeded my expectations.”

Steve L., Tenant June 29, 2016

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“I'm so glad to be able to give Jan and Harrison Properties a reference. Jan is wonderful...everything you find her to be! Everyone in the office I have come in contact with is pleasant, professional...and kind.

The few times there were problems with the renter, Jan just handled it, and told me after she had it straightened out. The best part is, Jan did this...and built a trusting relationship with the tenant at the same time. She works hard to balance everyone's needs, thus building great professional relationships.

Any repair work that needed to be done, was done well and at a good cost. They have great service people they use. They've been around the neighborhood for years. They know who to use.
I loved working with Jan. My house has a contract to be sold...and I will miss Jan professionally and, as a person.”

Margaret D., Investor June 29, 2016

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"I rented from Bob Harrison for a year and it was a fantastic experience. I loved the apartment in which I lived, enjoyed the neighborhood, and appreciated the frequent communication between Bob and me about rent payments and minor fixes in the apartment. Bob was also gracious when I moved out of my apartment in accommodating my unique circumstances. I highly recommend working with Bob and Harrison Properties when renting in the Wilmington area."

Zach T., Previous Tenant August 8, 2018

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"I chose Harrison Properties because it was family owned and operated. When I met Jan, I knew I made the right decision; her warm welcome to the community and ability to quickly understand what I needed exceeded my expectations. A true partner in my search to buy a property, which I now call home."

Margaret C., Buyer March 2, 2016

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"I had an amazing experience with Harrison Properties.  They were top notch in managing my property and quickly resolving all issues independently and cost effectively.  When my renters moved, Harrison Properties sold my property in less than 3 weeks.  All around excellent experience."

Krista S., Investor February 16, 2018

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"My experience with Harrison Properties has been nothing but the best. They were willing to accommodate me as needed. Anytime I had a maintenance issue (which was not often), they responded in a timely manner and got the job done. I am very please with the 2 years I was able to rent with them!"

Jessica B., Tenant August 9, 2017

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"Harrison Properties took all the worrying out of looking for an apartment. I needed a place in 6 days and they took it upon themselves to show me 3 places in my price range, and got me approved within 24 hours. They were professional, responsive and most importantly a very kind team. I would not hesitate to use them again if given the opportunity."

Michael Li, Tenant December 9, 2016

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"It was truly a pleasure working with Harrison Reality. They were extremely professional, courteous and took the time to listen to my needs especially since I live in another state. Their attention to detail ensured that I got everything needed to execute the sale of the property at MY price. Solid professionals who truly know the market in Wilmington, I highly recommend Bob and the entire team."

Rich M., Seller August 17, 2016

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"Lisa is a fantastic realtor and our experience with her was incredible. We were first-time home buyers and Lisa helped us ease into the home-buying experience by first educating us on everything the process entailed Most importantly, Lisa had our best interests in mind throughout the entire experience. She was open and honest throughout our search and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who asked, and we’ll definitely be using her for our next home."

-Alex Shapero and Christina Duffy, Buyers

December 9, 2016

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"I appreciate everything that Harrison Properties has done with my condo and will continue to tell my friends and family in the area what a great agency you have."

Tom K., Investor October 31, 2017

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"Very satisfied from renting with Harrison Properties. They have a prompt turnaround when issue arises, a full security deposit refunded in timely manner, and friendly staff who are always happy to help. Highly recommend Harrison Properties when renting/buying in DE area."

Harrison M., Previous Tenant April 16, 2018

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Dan Deckelbaum handled the sale of my Trolley Square townhome. Since I live in California, he handled all the details of getting it ready for sale and advising me of fixes that could bring more value to the home. I completely trusted his opinions and advice in the pricing and negotiating. We got a great offer for above asking within 2 days of listing! The whole process went smoothly as he was completely involved throughout closing. I would absolutely recommend Dan for all your real estate needs.".

Catherine H., Seller March 2, 2016

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"I want to take the time out to tell you about Harrison Properties. Purely professional from the start to finish. Exceeded great expectation. I had an amazing experience with Harrison properties. They are the best landlords. Harrison Properties management is awesome and amazing. They are quick to resolve any issue that because they do value their tenants. They are very professional and effective in what they do. Excellent customer service that takes their business to the next level. I would recommend Harrison Properties to anyone. Thank you for service. Keep up the good work."

Sharon W., Previous Tenant July 24, 2018

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"Lived in the Trolley square area for ~a year and a half with Harrison Properties and enjoyed working with them. They are quick to respond with issues, were flexible working with me when needing to end my lease early, and quick to return security deposit after I moved out. Rob Harrison is very easy and helpful to work with, I highly recommend using Harrison Properties if looking to live in the DE area!"

Alison K., Previous Tenant August 8, 2018

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"You guys are the best landlords/property managers I’ve dealt with in a long, long time!"

 

Max G., Tenant October 18, 2016

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"As a property owner, I couldn’t be more pleased with the service of Harrison Property Management. The team are really pros and handle all aspects from marketing and application review to maintenance and accounting. Their maintenance services are really affordable and their investor portal is really user friendly, giving me online 24/7 access to all financial statements, receipts and more. It makes my life easier!"

Alan A., Investor April 25, 2018

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“Other than getting engaged (to marry), the best that I have done in the last 6 months is sign a contract with Jan and Harrision properties. She is exceptionally professional and knowledgeable. She found me great tenants and is respectful of the neighborhood style of living in that she was not going to put just anyone in there. She keeps me updated on any tenant issues and appears to have a very good working relationship with them as well. She responds quickly to my emails and/or phone messages. I have had some small issues wth the property which she was able to handle for me quite proficiently. I recently had a family emergency which Jan was aware of; during which an issue had come up with the property; and Jan just handled it for me without needing to contact me during a very difficult time. I felt secure in knowing she was handling this for me. In short, I can not say enough about Jan. I would most certainly use them again.”

Lisa C., Investor June 29, 2016

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"I was a long time tentant of Bob Harrison...rented a property from him for 11 years. I must say that I would continue to be a tenant had I not decided to become a first time homeowner. Through all those years though I was a happy tenant...never had a disagreement or an issue that he did not resolve to my satisfaction. He even was a proponent for me to become a homeowner. The property I rented was in the Wilmington 9th ward area so it wasn’t in a bad area at all. He maintained the property when needed or if it was something beyond my scope. He was quick efficient and I would have traded the best landlord in the city for the world. I was very happy that the process was also smooth when I was vacating the property...there was no issue with my deposit or turning the keys over. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about renting a property to check out Harrison Properties for your needs👍🏽👍🏽"

Shirleen C., Previous Tenant October 2, 2018

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"I rented from Harrison Properties in 2017/2018 and could not have been happier about my experience with Rob Harrison and team. Harrison Properties were consistently excellent when it came to communication, repairs, and transparency during the entire process from the first day of our housing search to the day we moved out. If you are looking to rent in Wilmington, look no further because there is no better landlord/property management team around. Thanks Rob!"

Andrew D., Previous Tenant July 26, 2018

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"We recently had the opportunity to work with Mr. Bob Harrison, of Harrison Properties Ltd., who assisted us in the selling of a home in Wilmington. We found Mr. Harrison and his associates to be most helpful and professional in all aspects of our dealings with them. The home sale was quick and efficient. All the pertinent details were explained clearly. Settlement was accomplished in a convenient and timely manner. We most highly recommend Harrison Properties Ltd. to anyone needing realtor services."

Eileen, Seller March 2, 2016

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"I had the best experience renting from Harrison Properties for 18 months. Any issues I had were resolved the same day I escalated them. The apartment was very thoroughly cleaned before I began my residence there. I received my entire security deposit back within a week of moving out. Upon my request, they removed the carpet so I could have hardwood floors (given, the carpet was reasonably old). Everyone at Harrison--particularly Scott, Jan, Joan, and Rob--is a consummate professional dedicated to your experience as a tenant. After hearing I was terminating my lease, Rob facilitated the process of finding me and my girlfriend a new apartment, connecting us with the owner and showing us the property (upon owner's approval), despite it not even belonging to Harrison. Coming from out of state to pursue a career in Delaware, Harrison Properties made my transition into and out of their renting business extremely smooth. I'd recommend this company to absolutely anyone."

Angelo D., Previous Tenant July 26, 2018

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“With professionalism, a strong knowledge of the local market, access to skilled and cost-efficient contractors and great communication, Harrison Property Management has provided excellent service through eight years of managing our rental property.”

Alan A., Investor June 29, 2016

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"I have lived in the Trolley Square area for two plus years and rented from Harrison Properties this past year. During my time in the area I have not found a more professional, and pleasant group of people to rent from. All of my issues were solved in a timely manner and I never had any complications. I would highly recommend using Harrison Properties for anyone looking to move to the Wilmington/Trolley Square area."

Zack B., Previous Tenant July 26, 2018

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We would like to thank you for helping us sell our house. We were referred to you by a friend. We had our home listed with another company for almost a year with no results. Once the call was made to your company, you came out right away and made us a promise that you could sell our home within thirty days. This promise was kept and after signing with your company, you brought us a contract within 15 days. The house needed some repairs, and with your knowledge of the scope of the work and your list of contractors, you made the transaction smooth and saved us a lot of money. We would highly recommend you, Robert Harrison, owner of Harrison Properties Ltd., for any real estate needs.

Elliott and Linda Smith March 2, 2016

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When we decided to leave Wilmington, our corporate relocation service invited three realtors to propose marketing plans for our home and not one of them showed the creativity and familiarity with marketing a one of a kind house in a one of kind location that we knew someone like Harrison Properties would have. When we called you to ask about getting certified to work with the relocation company - no small task and mounds of paperwork - you were right on it, methodically and aggressively and developed a great relationship with the relocation company that very much smoothed the way for this many party, many step process. Your marketing plan and your ongoing market awareness worked and in this tough market we had a signed offer in about 90 days that met all of our expectations….and a sales price above that of three original marketing proposals we'd received at the onset of the process. Of course, we also benefited from your property management services when you helped us find exactly the apartment that our son (unexpectedly homeless after our sale!) wanted just where he wanted it on the Brandywine."

Gail and George Ball, Sellers March 2, 2016

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“The Harrisons have managed as many as 47 units for me in a number of 5 to 9 unit buildings. Having experienced the time and effort involved in doing it myself, I appreciate the value they bring to the project. They are extremely knowledgeable about the market and are personally interested and involved in the management. We have been out of state twice for a year at a time and have felt confident that they are operating honestly and in our best interest.”

Hawthorne Properties LLC, Investor June 29, 2016

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"Bob Harrison was our realtor to sell our home in Claymont. We had a good overall experience and would recommend him to others."

Joan P., Seller March 5, 2016

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“I wanted to say that my 1-year . . . at a Harrison Property was one of the best property management experiences ever. Harrison Properties always provided great services . . . in a timely matter and I never had to address a problem more than once. They were always professional, effective and efficient in every aspect of property management and I have had my fair share of property management experiences. From living in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Albuquerque, I had the best results from Harrison Properties in Wilmington, DE.”

Amy M., Tenant June 29, 2016

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"It has been a true pleasure working with Harrison Properties. They are both organized and efficient. From the start of the process with searching for rental homes throughout our two years renting with them, it has been a seamless process. Anytime there has been an issue, someone is always available 24/7. Joan, in the office is terrific and knowledgeable about everything having to do with the rental properties. Jan, the owner has even called me back after hours when I was having difficulty with my air conditioning unit. Overall a great organization to rent with and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or rent in the area."

Adrian H., Tenant March 2, 2016

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"Rob Harrison was super in helping me to find an awesome apartment and very responsive to all my inquiries."

Maria D., Current Tenant August 8, 2018