"We love what we do - let us show you!"
After more than a decade selling building materials, Philip Schwartz felt compelled to join the real estate industry and sell the finished product. "I knew immediately I had found my calling," he says.
With 14 years as a broker, recognized 8 years in a row by the Chicago Association of Realtors as an individual Top Producer, a Top 1% Team in 2017, and over $110M in sales and counting, Philip Schwartz is unquestionably a leader in the Chicago real estate market.
"If your client's success is your focus, the rest will take care of itself," says Schwartz, who serves buyers, sellers and investors in Chicago and the suburbs. He treats every person and transaction as though they are the most important sale of his career. "I relish helping someone make their first purchase or their fifth. There is a tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes with my client's success and joy."
Professional, knowledgeable, communicative, and passionate are the words his clients use to describe him. They recognize he tenaciously educates and empowers them to make informed decisions while managing expectations. "My best client referred me to his in-laws, best friend and his oldest friend in the span of three months," Schwartz says. "He told them all the same thing, ‘He is willing to say no even if it means not making a sale and doing more work until he finds you the right place.'"
In addition to working with residential buyers and sellers, he works heavily with data-driven clientele: flippers, investors and developers. "As an investor myself, I love talking cash flow, return on investment, and crunching the numbers."
The skill he believes has helped him the most is strategic pricing. "Upwards of 70% of my listings sell in under 30 days, which means my pricing is accurate. I use that knowledge of the marketplace to make sure my buyers are making educated decisions when they write an offer."
In 2017, Schwartz achieved his highest annual sales volume and number of units sold since entering the business. In that year, he is most proud of helping guide an agent on his team from his previous best of $3.5 million in annual sales to almost $9 million in sales.
"I love what I do, and I strive for that to shine through with every one of my clients."
Clients are saying:
"Philip has helped me with two home sales in recent years (one townhouse, one condo), and his expertise is truly unmatched in my several experiences with real estate agents. His expertise in pricing is particularly impressive, but I also appreciate his deep knowledge of not just real estate, but also building quality. He also has a great network of experts to tap throughout the process. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Philip Schwartz as a real estate agent and would hire him for buying or selling properties in a heartbeat."
"I was worried putting the house on the market in the dead of winter would be a hassle, but Philip assured me it would be fine. It was. We had offers on the first day and struck a deal by the end of the week. This transaction went as smoothly as it could thanks to Philp!"
"Philip and his team made the entire process very smooth. From the market analysis, listing, showing, and sale, we couldn't have asked for a more professional management team. Strong marketing, quick sale, fair price....we are completely satisfied."
"Philip and his team are extremely knowledgeable of the market and neighborhood. He guided us through the listing, showing, and selling in such a way that we felt confident and relaxed throughout the entire process. The sale was quick, and the price was fair. I would recommend Philip to anyone considering selling or buying a home."
"Philip and Lisa were a great team of professionals to help sell my house. Several unusual issues came up during the sale, and they went above and beyond to answer my questions or fix any problems quickly and usefully. Also, in a perfect storm, the buyer's lender, and the attorneys on both sides, were not great communicators, and often unresponsive for days. Philip and Lisa kept the wheels turning to the best of their ability, often in the face of frustrating circumstances. I know they must have felt as aggravated as I often did during the period leading up to closing, but they moved ahead positively, and felt like harbors in a storm. Kudos to both--I absolutely recommend them for real estate transactions in Chicagoland."