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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I seldom reblog, but Doug's post speaks to the nationwide crisis of confidence that the american consumer is experiencing. Doug is in Alexandria, Louisiana, about as different fom Westchester County as you'll find. I lived in Louisiana in 1993-94 and it was a different world from New York, and in...
12/30/2011
12/28/2011
Christmas was not long in our rear view mirror when the calls started up again today. We love inquiries on our listings; that's what we work for. However, there are calls, and then there are calls. I can tell with some calls that these folks are first time buyers and just starting out. You have t...
12/27/2011
Those of us who have short sales as part of our brokerage business can relate to Mike's frustration. Short sales allow distressed sellers to leave their home with dignity, get a fresh start, and avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy. But that's not the reason for banks to streamline the process.  When ...
12/24/2011
12/21/2011
It is always interesting to shift gears from figuring out a way to get my listings on page 1 of Google for certain hyper local keywords frequented by consumers in 2012 to a question straight from 1995. Specifically, I was contacted by someone whose house recently expired unsold and we discussed t...
12/21/2011
Perhaps my colleagues can relate to the following scenario: A buyer is interested in your listing. Their agent emails you a slew of questions, and you get all the answers. There might be one of those 2nd or 3rd showings where where half a dozen extended family members come by and stay for 90 minu...
12/19/2011
Today was a first since I started my brokerage in mid 2005. I did something that I actually think more brokers and managers should do on occasion.  I informed an agent that they would no longer be with our company. I fired someone.  I'd love to say that it was difficult or that I was conflicted a...
12/18/2011
Pop quiz:In the State of New York, if I as the listing agent bring my own buyer to the closing table, does that automatically make me a dual agent?   If you answered "yes" you'd be wrong. If a New York real estate agent sells their own listing to their own buyer they are NOT automatically a dual ...
12/17/2011
You might notice in the Sidebar of my blog that I have some excerpts to client reviews I have received with a link to my Zillow profile and ratings. When Zillow announced their agent ratings system, I voiced some understandable skepticism. However, Sara Bonert, whom I like and respect, gave me so...
12/11/2011
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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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