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Philip Sturm
Realtor (27 years experience)
2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

 
- Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2013 - user0410490
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Silver Spring, MD.
Phil's knowledge of the area is terrific. He knows a great deal about Silver Spring and really help us focus on the best options for where we wanted to live. His knowledge of the realty process is superb. He demonstrated a complete mastery of the purchasing a home process and explained it such that my wife and I could understand. With respect to being there, his guidance of the process was almost in real time. When I called, sent an email, asked to see a home Phil was there guiding the process to optimize our opportunities. At the negotiating table Phil was in our corner helping us in the intricacies of getting the best deal possible. I will always remember working with Phil as a great experience and will always be thankful for his service in purchasing our wonderful home.
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03/18/2013 - user88660909
Bought a Condo home in 2007 for approximately $450K in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Phil was a tremendous ally for us when we purchased our house in Columbia Heights, DC about five years ago. As we set out on our search for the right house, Phil listened carefully to our preferences and helped us find something that matched with what we wanted. We were anxious to make a purchase and Phil actually talked us out of a couple of houses that we thought would be good.

It's worth reading the previous sentence twice. We were first-time home buyers and Phil was terrific about looking out for our interests. We ended up buying a great house in the heart of Columbia Heights and we could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Looking back, we are so grateful to Phil for helping us avoid some huge mistakes and land happily in a house that we love.

We're now getting ready to hit the market again--this time to sell our house and buy another. Without hesitation, we'll be turning to Phil again to help us with lots of big decisions in the future.
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02/20/2013 - user5557269
Sold a Single Family home in 1999 for approximately $325K in Annandale, VA.
Phil sold our condo and found the house we live in today. He provided us sound advice on how to make our condo more attractive to prospective buyers, and his superb negotiation skills resulted in a quick sale. Phil made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire home buying process. We give him our home criteria. He showed us several homes that met our criteria and homes that did not exactly match them, but could meet them within our budget. He listens and pays attention to the details. Today, we still live in the home he found for us.
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02/13/2013 - user6331038
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $1.2M in Rockville, MD.
We were referred to Phil Sturm when we moved to the DC area from New York City. We found Phil to be very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, homes and the overall market. Phil is a very hardworking and energetic agent. He showed us over 25 homes and he developed a good negotiating strategy when we found a home that we liked. Phil helped us find good inspectors, stayed on top of the loan process and helped get us to settlement. Since, settlement he has also helped us choose a lender for a refinance. I highly recommend Phil Sturm for anyone who is considering buying or selling in the DC metro area.
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02/08/2013 - RobSutton
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $450K in Silver Spring, MD.
I worked with Phil for our home purchase in June 2010. We toured at least 15 properties over a six month period. We received the benefit of Phil's extensive knowledge of the Washington, DC area, especially helpful in Montgomery County MD. We never felt at all hurried in the process. Phil always pointed out the pros and cons of each potential property we viewed.

We had several stresful issues with our closing and Phil went above and beyond in helping us get through those obstacles. I have recommended him to my friends and he has always been well received.
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02/08/2013 - user12505102
Sold a Multi Family home in 1993 in Takoma Park, MD.
I have use Philip Sturm as my realtor in two occasions, ones to purchase a home in Takoma Park MD and five years later to sell that same property. His expertise was impressive, he negotiated the price down when I bought it and I was able to make a good profit when I sold it. Additionally I gave his name to several of my friends looking for a home and they were all very happy with Philip Sturm. I highly recommend him as a realtor.
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02/01/2013 - user8966087
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Centreville, VA.
We hooked up with Phil Sturm in 2010 when we were buying a house to move out of our apartment. We found him through a co-worker who recommended him. Why did we give him 5 stars across the board? Here's why: Phil was awesome in the way you hope a real estate agent would be. Anything that he didn't know the answer to, he would have for you in a matter of hours. I don't want to make him sound like a superhero but he was close. He was tireless and relentless as well as patient and understanding. He will tell you the truth about a house and its neighborhood as best as he can. After the first meeting with him, we knew we liked him. After the second meeting with him, we knew we could trust him. Everyone knows that "commission" is the name of the game in real estate. Phil never pushed us. Never tried to convince to get into something we were uncomfortable with regardless of whatever "commission" was at stake. In our opinion, we were important to him not how much he could make. This is just one of the things about Phil we won't forget. He had a good sense of humor too. That was also important to us especially during the stressful time of buying a house. Our next move, we'll be calling him again.
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01/29/2013 - user4493804
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Silver Spring, MD.
Phil helped my husband and I purchase our first home, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone purchasing in the DC real estate market. He loves this city and wants to make sure each of his clients get the opportunity to do so as well. Over approximately a two month period, Phil showed us approximately 25 houses, and never was there any pressure to make an offer. It really felt like you were hanging out with an old friend for the day, but that you just happened to be looking at some houses while doing so. He really and truly cared that we found the perfect house for us. Once we got to our offer, he really held our hands through the entire process, explaining absolutely every part and keeping us on schedule for closing. We went from offer to homeowner in less than 3 weeks! After we moved into our home, he continued to stay in touch, making sure everything was moving along as planned. He even gave me a personalized commuting route, with shortcuts I would never have dreamed of.
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01/29/2013 - user8579455
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Rockville, MD.
Phil was my first real estate agent, and he was as helpful as he could be. He was quick to respond, has a wealth and breadth of local knowledge. He was accommodating and took his time to help me with the acquisition of my first home.
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01/23/2013 - user6256403
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $775K in Hawthorne, Washington, DC.
I was very pleased working with Phil Sturm to purchase my first home. Phil was more than excellent and I could not recommend him highly enough.

I am not a DC native, having moved here five years ago. While I was fairly familiar with the city, I was mostly familiar with neighborhoods around Metro stations, like Cleveland Park where I lived and Woodley Park where my fiancee lived. While these are great neighborhoods, they were both well outside our price range. Phil grew up in NW DC and has lived in and around DC his whole life. His knowledge of the area, the different neighborhoods, local real estate trends, etc is extensive and was invaluable to our search.

We had a few "must haves" in our search that were by no means unreasonable, but were tougher to find given our budget and the neighborhoods we were interested in. Phil did a great job listening to these needs and then showing us properties that met those needs. I also liked that Phil insisted we look at a few things that were either over our budget or didn't meet all our criteria, to make sure that we had a good sense of the market.

But perhaps the best part about Phil is that he really worked hard for us. He was willing to make virtually any time we were available work for him and when we called, he was extremely responsive. Although we found a great house relatively quickly, Phil was never pushy about moving on something. That said, when we did find the house we ended up purchasing, Phil made sure to put it in perspective and made sure that we understood we were looking at a potential great deal. I've continued to track properties in the area since we bought, and every month that goes by I'm happier we moved on this house when we did.
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Evers & Co. Real Estate
4400 Jenifer St. N.W.
Washington, DC  20015
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