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.