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Philip Watson
Real estate agent (36 years experience)
9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
02/23/2014 - user006584
Sold a home in 2012.
In 2012, after nearly a year of refinance and loan modification attempts, our house in Millbrae had to be sold. The stress and uncertainty along with the banks pushing harder made life intolerable. Fortunately, I met a real estate agent that was not sold on himself. Phil Watson met with my wife and me and discussed, in detail, the options available to us. For the first time in several months I was dealing with an honest man with real answers.

The banks offered us $25,000 for us to walk away in a short sale which would have also destroyed our credit. Phil Watson worked with us to get all necessary repairs done on the house and make it a turn key home before it went on the market. It sold for $30,000 above the asking price. Please note this happened BEFORE the housing recovery began!

My wife and I did not have enough money for the major repairs so Phil covered the costs until the house was sold and costs were paid out of escrow. After the sale, ALL our bills were paid in full and we had over $65,000. The only hit to our credit was by the bank who told us not to pay our house payment to qualify for loan modification. In other words, the damage done to us was by the people (banks) pushing us out.

I thank Phil Watson for taking the time and effort to treat me like a real person. No one else did during the entire process. If you need to SELL, Phil Watson has the team in place to make your house beautiful. If you need to BUY, Phil has an extensive network of connections in place to find your new home. Either way, the only cost to you is your time to learn what Phil Watson has to offer.

Mike and Dayna D Happy in Redwood City, California!
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2013 - ericblake
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $875K in San Bruno, CA.
Phil Watson has represented us now for two separate home purchases in a 5 year period. The first was a 2 unit investment property and I am happy to say that we just closed on the second property, which is a beautiful single family home. Both experiences were handled with absolute expertise, professionalism and integrity by Phil. I met Phil five years ago when I was finally ready to act on a long term real estate plan that I had dreamed up. After interviewing several Realtors (hiring and firing two of them) I was thankfully referred to Phil Watson. From our first conversation I knew I had found exactly the person I was looking for and have never looked back. As an experienced real estate investor himself, Phil is masterful and methodical in serving his clients’ needs. You will feel validated and respected whether your home price is well over or under the 1 million mark. He not only helps a client clarify the type and price range one is looking for but also the specific neighborhoods. This is a huge time saver because, instead of chasing every house that comes on the market, you become very focused on just the qualifying homes that come to market in the preselected communities that are just right for you. The results from this simple tactic are amazing. From electronic document signing to the delivery of a complete organized binder with all the details, docs and disclosures after the close of escrow the Watson Group is a class act from start to finish. If you have stumbled upon this review, consider yourself very fortunate. I urge you to take advantage of this team. You are sure to be impressed.
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05/01/2013 - user23508596
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in South San Francisco, CA.
We choose Philip Watson after reading his resume and other reviews written about him. We wanted to choose the best because we felt that selling our home would be a overwhelming task and that dealing with an extended family would be difficult. We hoped he would live up his reputation. He did and he far exceeded our expectations. He helped us every step of the way. He answered every phone call or returned our call within minutes. He was very accommodating of our schedule and considerate of our needs. All his suggestions were spot on. His knowledge of local real estate is amazing. He took the time to explain every procedure and is an excellent communicator. He sold our home quickly and was proficient in every step of the process. He genuinely cared about our family and in getting us the best deal.

Philip is a topnotch real estate agent. He provided information on any services we needed to get the home in it's best shape, from the painters, handyman, to carpet cleaning, he had all resources. It was a pleasure to work with him and his team, especially Sasha. They were all polite, friendly and always had a positive attitude. We will always be grateful to Philip Watson and highly recommend him to anyone that is buying or selling a home .
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2012 - HappyDad
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Nineteenth Avenue, San Mateo, CA.
Phil acted as my agent when I purchased a home in San Mateo. After asking many questions to understand what I was looking for, Phil started showing me homes which prompted more refining of the types of homes and areas we looked in. Phil was fabulous through this process but his expertise really shined when it came time to place an offer and seal the deal. Phil discovered that there were going to be multiple bids and discussed strategy and made sure I was comfortable moving forward. We placed the winning bid which made me happy, but he didn't stop there. Due to some minor issues with the inspection, Phil was able to negotiate and reduce the price. He never stopped working for me until I was in and happy in my new home. I highly recommend Phil.
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05/15/2011 - moms4kids
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $600K in South San Francisco, CA.
We had decided to sell the family home, which wasn't easy--physically and emotionally. We didn't know where to begin! Phil Watson got us started on preparing the house for sale and guided us thru the myriad of details. We had seemingly unending questions, which he patiently addressed over and over. Our house sold very quickly with his expertise and wide array of listing resources. We couldn't have gotten thru the minefield without him and we'll be forever grateful. Any time we can send someone his way we definitely will. You won't find a more professional, knowledgeable and caring agent to represent you.
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04/21/2011 - coastsider42
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $775K in Moss Beach, CA.
Phil is the highest quality agent in all categories listed and countless others. We were selling our house in a very difficult market and no homes had sold in our area in 6-9 months. To make matters more difficult we were relocating and my husband had moved and I stayed with the house through the process. What we need was an expert in the real estate industry and someone we could trust implicitly. That is exactly what we got with Phil. We interviewed many other agents and we knew Phil was the one because he was honest and easy to work with from the beginning. He allowed us to be part of the process and guided us along the way through the good (the sale) and the bad (the ups and downs, bad offers, etc). Phil became our trusted partner and a friend. He even helped us with questions and the majority of the process of the new home we were purchasing.

I would use Phil to buy or sell our next home - period. He is incredibly resourceful, has great marketing ideas and tools, has a wonderful team, is available, open to input, extremely organized, patient, and knows the industry like no one we have ever encountered. I would recommend Phil to anyone that is looking for an expert in the space, that can get the job done while also meeting your expectations, and provide an honest transaction that is win-win for the seller and the buyer.
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04/18/2011 - ajover
Sold a home in 2011.
Once again I chose to use Phil Watson as an agent because he is a professional and is able to handle all the complexities involved with selling (or buying) a home. I was able to get in touch with him when I needed to and I never felt that I was disturbing him with my many questions.
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04/18/2011 - TamaraGaffney
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.125M in Belmont, CA.
Experience counts in Real Estate and Phil comes with a tremendous wealth of experience and a huge support network. His marketing team is fantastic (don't overlook this important detail when picking an agent). He is also a super ethical and enjoyable person to work with. Selling or buying a house is really stressful and we were always glad to have Phil working with us. He gives great advice on where you should spend money and has contacts to help you get it done. He also does a ton of homework to figure out how to price or bid on a house. Sometimes now with the housing market sellers may not like the price that their house is actually worth, but we've always gone with what Phil recommends and we recently (mid-2010) sold a house with Phil in less than a week. In fact, we've bought two and sold two houses through Phil (this website doesn't have that option :( )and all purchases and sales were smooth as can be. If you have a chance to hire Phil, take advantage of it. We miss working with him now that we've moved out of California. He is outstanding.
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04/14/2011 - armando_mistral
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.025M in Laurelwood, San Mateo, CA.
Phil's in-depth knowledge of the current marketplace is deeply impressive. We were both buying our new home and selling our previous one in sequence. Due to his expertise, swift actions and knowledghe were able to complete both transactions very quickly. I highly recommed Phil for any real estate needs and will certainly approach him with future real estate questions and needs.
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04/13/2011 - shogun63
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $750K in San Carlos, CA.
I had been referred to Phil Watson; from our first meeting I was very favorably impressed not only by his knowledge and expertise but by his advice and ability to make me feel comfortable and at ease. Although I had interviewed others, Phil was my top pick. I asked Phil to return again when my sister would be available to meet with him; he was so patient with our many, many questions. We were selling our deceased parents' house which lacked needed updates and repairs (the only saving grace was the location and fantastic views). Phil's task was to sell this house in an "as is" condition. He provided great advice in preparing and staging the house. Phil presented us with complete market data within the neighborhood and area, he was skilled in getting us to tone down our "wishful pricing" which resulted in getting the house sold above the asking price in two weeks time in an already declining market. Phil is very professional and knowledgable and I would gladly recommend him again and again.
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Coldwell Banker
1427 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA  94010
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11/20/2007