Scott Philip - Representing the Peninsula and Beyond.
Scott is a third-generation San Carlos resident and second-generation realtor. In addition to his twenty-one years of helping Bay Area clients purchase and sell real estate, Scott’s a skilled tradesman. Scott has an extensive background in construction management and design. He has eight owner / builder spec homes to his credit in addition to dozens of remodels. His real estate knowledge, combined with his marketing and construction abilities is an advantage to anyone buying or selling real estate. He brings a high level of expertise and craftsmanship to help prepare homes prior to sale. Conversely, when searching for a home, Scott, within hours, can estimate costs related to the upgrading needs of a potential purchase. This knowledge, based on decades of hands-on industry experience is paramount for buyers and instills confidence when considering and presenting their winning offers. Scott works with a network of insured, vetted, engineering & construction professionals that if not for his long-standing relationships with, might otherwise be unavailable. Scott is ready to “literally” build equity into your next transaction.
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What a great and fun partnership it was to work with Scott! The day we opened escrow with the title company, RickSmith.co & Scott Philip began the layout & design of my new home purchase, Scott, his designer , my family & I started the planning & entitlement process. No time was wasted, Scott was on-site every day including Saturdays . We soon began the 100% interior remodel of the house and garage with Scott and his team over the next 3.5 months. Planning and reaching alignment on the overall plan was essential to deliver a successful remodel. During the planning phase (and throughout the whole remodel), Scott took the necessary time to listen to various ideas the family had. He incorporated many of those in the remodel and also provided valuable recommendations on his side. Communication with Scott was key and speedy, and he was always reachable via email, text, voice.
The remodel performed by Scott and his team was done with safety (proper gear, medical kit on site, masks, tools, etc.). Scott brought a team composed of various designers and subcontractors to execute on the project. At each phase, he took time to coordinate and discuss the work with me and the various subcontractors that came to work on-site (designer, electrician, plumbers, heating, drywall, etc.). He was always on-top of the work, verified the overall quality, provided real-time suggestions, and helped manage proper handoff and on-schedule between the various teams.
I felt part of the team throughout the remodel process, making it a fun and great activity to participate in. The delivered remodel was exactly what we envisioned.
July 12, 2021
Dear Rick and Scott,
I just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for all the hard work you and your team did for me to prep and sell my home. From start to finish, your expertise and guidance put me at ease and made the whole experience fun and exciting! You made it all happen within 2 weeks. Who does that?! A big shout-out to Scott and his crew who were diligent and hard-working, and a pleasure to work with. And to Tia who has an eye for perfection and a creative mind-set, making everything beautiful! You had the home sell-ready within 12 days. Put on the market and sold after just 1 open house. And if that’s not enough, your marketing strategies, and negotiation skills, ensured us a very lucrative outcome. I couldn’t be happier that I chose you and will recommend you to anyone. Thank you again for all that did for me and my girls.
Kind regards, Roxane Fox
If you are looking for a professional, dedicated, talented, on time, on budget, honest tradesman and real estate agent, look no further than Scott Philip. Scott has helped me with numerous projects over the years — from understanding sub-contractor bids to property value to work that must be done (vs. work that could be done), Scott has been patient and through. He knows what he’s talking about and can back it up with work that is close to, if not, perfect….It’s all done professionally and on time and the best part is that Scott will always show up in a pinch to help; no matter how busy he is. He’s the guy you want in your corner when you’re dealing in real estate. Hands down.
Scott and his team of tradesmen, workers, designers and stager rapidly prepared my home for sale from start to finish. Their expertise, eye for detail, professionalism and cleanliness during the process was consistent and made them a pleasure to work with. They stayed on the job until it was finished and accomplished more than I thought was possible. My home sold in a week for 20% over asking!
Scott helped with my backyard beatification & sports court project. My goal was to develop an outdoor space with an indoor feel for teens, adults and the family dog to enjoy. Scott created a new sports court & integrated a hot tub into an upgraded outdoor space that blends in nicely with my home. By upgrading existing elements combined with the new added features, Scott’s approach at maximizing the budget was awesome. He also helped advise on finish materials and design elements and gave me ideas I would have never thought of! Scott’s eye for detail is something I really appreciated and made the final project perfect! We use the space every day.
I would say that Scott’s real estate knowledge helped in arriving at an overall plan that added equity to my home. He was always on time, responsive & stayed within budget. He communicated clearly and assisted with follow-up questions after the project was completed. Scott Phillip is a real estate agent that can literally build equity into a home.
Can’t wait for the next project with Scott!
M Daniels, Belmont
Scott has prepared & sold multiple properties for our family.
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real estate knowledge, negotiating & marketing talents are coupled with years of hands on construction experience.
We received top dollar on all of our home sales with scott.
He’s very personable , communicative & works with a team of vetted design, engineering & construction professionals that if not for his long standing relationships with, might otherwise be unavailable.
We recommend scott for all of your real estate needs.
C. Kern. San Carlos & Redwood City
Selling a house is almost always stressful. However, my family (of six owners) alleviated much of the stress by hiring a knowledgeable realtor with extensive construction knowledge. In the highly competitive market of realtors and contractors, it was my family's good fortune to meet Scott. He came highly recommended to us from other clients. We met with Scott & his designer, who promptly provided us with current market conditions & immediately established a game plan to prepare & market our family home.
Given Scott’s extensive remodeling experience, he was able to accurately assess our construction needs in preparation for the sale. Scott used the inspection reports as a punch list & he addressed & corrected all the safety items that were called out on the report. His attention to details such as building options, inspections, budgets, meeting deadlines were all excellent. The crews that he employed were always timely, friendly, clean and true craftsmen.
Scott routinely went beyond the normal scope of a realtor and contractor by coming in after hours and on weekends, recommending other professionals, helping us secure materials and assisting us in hauling without requesting additional compensation.
Shortly after the pandemic began, we listed the home. Scott diligently made sure the home showings & presentations followed the necessary safety guidelines.
Scott accurately informed the agents and potential buyers about the property's structural integrity, functionality and in our case, the possibilities of future expansion. This was a paramount factor in receiving the best offer.
His knowledge, reputation and performance as a realtor were also exceptional. This was due in part to his affable personality and exceptional communication skills. Scott always returned our calls, represented us with professionalism to other agents and potential buyers, kept us advised of all developments along the way until our satisfying sale was complete.
Scott exceeded all of our expectations. We recommend Scott without any reservations and would be happy to discuss his services with any potential clients.
C. Louie, Belmont
Scott helped us with completely remodeling our kitchen and full bathroom. Scott's personal sense of urgency and focus ensured that everything was done on schedule and to our satisfaction. His responsiveness was immediate and communication regarding daily project status was excellent. Scott's experience in real estate was extremely helpful from the beginning of the design process. He helped us arrive on an overplan that added the most equity to our home. And, on a personal note, Scott is just a really nice person and was a pleasure to work with.