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Real Estate Broker/Owner - J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - License # 49FA1074963
J. Philip Faranda is based in Briarcliff Manor, NY. His market covers Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, & Dutchess counties. Almost 500 clients and customers have closed transactions with him since 2005 for over a quarter billion dollars worth of property sold. Ever the high-producing listing agent, he counts among his specialties hard to sell properties & short sales.
I started my company in 2005 as a solo guy in a spare bedroom. Seven years later I am humbled that the firm has grown to 34 licensees and induction into the most prestigious consortium of independently owned companies in my market area. It has been hard, rewarding and sometimes frustrating work, ...
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Way back when before I got married and became a husband/father/broker dude, I took a year off from the rat race and worked as a bartender. Tending bar is not as easy as it looks; You work the hours of the manager, you need the skills of the servers in addition to mixing a hundred types of drinks,...
Real Estate professionals go through technology like bath water. When I was younger, old or outdated things were dismissed as "so 70's" or "so 10 years ago." Today, we often refer to an outdated thing as "so March." I got my first Android-the original Droid- phone in 2009. I later upgraded to a D...
We recieved two voicemails from an agent who had called to show one of our listings. They were so over the top nasty that my Queens-native wife and I looked at each other stunned that a licensee would leave a permanent record of such hostility. I recorded the messages and sent them as an attachme...
My firm is not for everyone, but for 28 licensees, it is home. I have agents from Long Island to Rhinebeck but the majority are in Westchester County, where we do the bulk of our business. We have room for more agents who want to grow and help build the brand- in and outside of Westchester.  What...
There is a a misinformed minority out there that is of the opinion that the data available on the Internet will eventually render real estate licensees obsolete.  I disagree for many reasons, and I'll give you one good example: People say some pretty dumb things.  I'll be the first to admit that ...
For the past few months I have been working hard on revamping the company's web presence. Our company page, jphilip.com, was an old template site and the 2005 design was no longer up to par. We went with Kunversion, and are beyond excited about the results. More on that another time.  Since 2008,...

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Phil Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Since founding the firm as a sole practitioner in late 2005, the team has grown to over 80 agents & closed 1000+ transactions valued at over $500 million. He was 2014 President of the HGMLS and a 2017 Inman Influencer. This blog commentary is geared toward consumers and industry colleagues alike. You can reach him at (914) 723-8900.
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