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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.
If you are like me, you know that a call from the 206 area code that you don't recognize is often a Zillow solicitation and one from area code 415 is Trulia. We've learned this over the years because of the barrage of calls we receive from their salespeople.  Not long ago, I got a call from the 7...
All real estate is local.  In Australia, they produce videos with strippers to advertise a house. In Manhattan, they don't use Lockboxes. Ever. In my market of Westchester County, New York, agents don't touch contracts- when an offer is accepted, we have attorneys do contracts -after inspections-...
You tell me it isn't totally awesome to stop by to sit with a former client and meet their new 6 month old boxer puppy. Look at those eyes. What a love.  *sigh*
The real estate brokerage community is a big proponent of having a professional do a job that a person is not trained to do. It is my view that we more than bring our value to a transaction by brokering the largest piece of business most people will ever undertake. We provide a marketing machine ...
8 years ago when I was in the mortgage industry, I helped a nice lady refinance her home. She had two beautiful children, worked as a nurse and teacher as I recall, and she was an awesome client. I still remember the bank attorney closing the deal at her kitchen table- that was a first. Another t...
We get our fair share of referrals from around the country, so it is often difficult to separate legit messages from schlocky  vendors looking to sell us something. Prior to this past weekend, a message was left in my office from what was ostensibly an agent in California who had a buyer looking ...
I seldom blog about my career before real estate, but a short question prompted me to write an answer that would be worth expounding upon.  My first job out of Villanova started in May, 1989 for a publishing company in their sales division. It was a small privately held firm run by two partners w...
MY esteemed colleagues, in their zest to farm their neighborhoods, be found on the Interwebs and be regarded as the "go to" mayor of their community, are falling all over themselves to remind you to turn your clock ahead tonight for daylight savings.  They figure that if they tell you to turn you...
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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.
Warning: *Sarcasm and irony advisory at all times.*


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