I own and operate a real estate brokerage in Westchester County, NY with my wife and 4 children.
I am the principal broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate, LLC, and I am a native of Westchester County, NY. I graduated from Villanova University in 1989 with a BA in English. After 6 years in publishing sales I became a licensed real estate salesperson at Home Safari LTD of Rochester, NY from 1996-2000. I relocated back to Westchester in 2000 and got into mortgage finance, becoming a high-producing loan officer in the refinance boom in the earlier part of that decade. It was at Home Safari where I learned the business, and became familiar with short sales, real estate investing, and many other niches.
In 2005 I started J. Philip Real Estate out of a home office. In 2006 I sold 30 homes. In 2007 I was the number one-ranked agent in the Westchester-Putnam MLS (approx 7000 members) for single family homes sold with 59 closed transactions. In 2008 my combined transaction total was 51 closing sides in spite of a severe downturn in the market. The company has grown to 3 offices with 20 licensees in 6 counties and growing. The almost counterintuitive growth in spite of unfavorable market conditions is the result of exploiting niches, smart and aggressive marketing, and relentlessly hard work.
The Journal News and TheRealDeal.com are just two of numerous media that have quoted me as an expert source. My commentary centers on on equal housing, the mortgage crisis and short sales.
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