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Blake R.

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 …

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.

Kevin S.

My significant other and I met Phil at an open house he was hosting and immediately knew he was the realtor we wanted to work with to purchase our first home. The amount of detail and care he put into the open house he was hosting made a huge impact on us. In a market where houses sell themselves, Phil took tremendous care in staging the home, paid attention to details and took time to talk to everyone who came to see the house. After seeing the open house we called Phil, explained our situation and the kind of home we were hoping to buy. Phil immediately started working to help us find a home. Throughout the process he always made us feel like we were a priority by responding to emails and taking calls around our schedule, even if it was late in the evening. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions, he made sure to answer our questions and explain the home buying process in d…

My significant other and I met Phil at an open house he was hosting and immediately knew he was the realtor we wanted to work with to purchase our first home. The amount of detail and care he put into the open house he was hosting made a huge impact on us. In a market where houses sell themselves, Phil took tremendous care in staging the home, paid attention to details and took time to talk to everyone who came to see the house. After seeing the open house we called Phil, explained our situation and the kind of home we were hoping to buy. Phil immediately started working to help us find a home. Throughout the process he always made us feel like we were a priority by responding to emails and taking calls around our schedule, even if it was late in the evening. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions, he made sure to answer our questions and explain the home buying process in detail. After we won a bid our home we had a complicated rent back situation with the seller. Phil and his colleague Sasha oversaw the entire process and made it feel effortless. When the sellers moved out Phil gave suggestions on work we could on the house and helped us find contractors to complete that work. Working with Phil was a great experience and I feel really fortunate to have worked with him.

Dave A.

Being a first time home buyer, my wife and I felt it was impossible to have our first home in the Peninsula area. But thanks to Philip Watson, buying a house that we can call our home in San Bruno, California is a dream came true! Since the area is competitive and it is a seller's market, some agents we came across to while looking for homes are standoffish, give the cynical "hi" and "bye" attitude and some are aloof, but Philip on the other hand approached us with sincerity and took his time to answer all our questions from the first time we met him until the very end of this process. Philip is not only very knowledgeable in this industry, but also the passion he has for his job shows by taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer and respond to all our texts, phone calls and even late calls to assure us that things will fall in to place and that things will be alright. Given tha…

Being a first time home buyer, my wife and I felt it was impossible to have our first home in the Peninsula area. But thanks to Philip Watson, buying a house that we can call our home in San Bruno, California is a dream came true! Since the area is competitive and it is a seller's market, some agents we came across to while looking for homes are standoffish, give the cynical "hi" and "bye" attitude and some are aloof, but Philip on the other hand approached us with sincerity and took his time to answer all our questions from the first time we met him until the very end of this process. Philip is not only very knowledgeable in this industry, but also the passion he has for his job shows by taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer and respond to all our texts, phone calls and even late calls to assure us that things will fall in to place and that things will be alright. Given that we are young professionals who long for the American Dream, Philip took us seriously and with the utmost professionalism. He will make you feel at ease during this high stress time of buying a home and be rest assured he will treat you like you are his only client.

Anne P.

A few words that describe Phil include professional, compassionate, determined, detailed, personable, and I could go on, but won't. My husband and I are first time home buyers in this crazy market. We had some let downs before meeting Phil and we were starting to get frustrated. Phil was very confident and reassured us that we could do this house buying thing and be successful. Two months later we are now the proud owners of a beautiful home in San Bruno. Yes, two months! carzy! We both agree it could not have been possible without our broker and Phil! Phil takes your budget and your wants and gets it done! I recommend him to anyone trying to buy or sell a home. Signing and reviewing all the forms is a long process and as first time buyers it can be overwhelming. Phil spent over an hour and a half going through every single document in great detail. He made sure we understood everything …

A few words that describe Phil include professional, compassionate, determined, detailed, personable, and I could go on, but won't. My husband and I are first time home buyers in this crazy market. We had some let downs before meeting Phil and we were starting to get frustrated. Phil was very confident and reassured us that we could do this house buying thing and be successful. Two months later we are now the proud owners of a beautiful home in San Bruno. Yes, two months! carzy! We both agree it could not have been possible without our broker and Phil! Phil takes your budget and your wants and gets it done! I recommend him to anyone trying to buy or sell a home. Signing and reviewing all the forms is a long process and as first time buyers it can be overwhelming. Phil spent over an hour and a half going through every single document in great detail. He made sure we understood everything while giving us his professional opinion. He truly has your best interest in mind and will go beyond your expectations. We are very grateful to have worked with him and you will be too.

Jordan S.

Look no further! I interviewed 6 different agents back in 2015 and only one had the sharp and knowledgeable responses that made my wife and I comfortable. No one else could speak to the pros and cons of a deal like Phil. While new to the home buying experience in the Bay Area, Phil was incredibly patient with us. Over the course of nearly two years, Phil was always giving of his time and perspective. He has taken us on several dozen home tours, with many coordinated just hours in advance. His depth of experience with remodels also showed as he was able to always give us price ballparks for work that would need to be done in the various homes we toured. As our financial situation improved and comfort level with the market, we tested the markets again with Phil in late 2017 and finally landed our perfect starter home. He helped us every step of the way, and was even taking care of items fo…

Look no further! I interviewed 6 different agents back in 2015 and only one had the sharp and knowledgeable responses that made my wife and I comfortable. No one else could speak to the pros and cons of a deal like Phil. While new to the home buying experience in the Bay Area, Phil was incredibly patient with us. Over the course of nearly two years, Phil was always giving of his time and perspective. He has taken us on several dozen home tours, with many coordinated just hours in advance. His depth of experience with remodels also showed as he was able to always give us price ballparks for work that would need to be done in the various homes we toured. As our financial situation improved and comfort level with the market, we tested the markets again with Phil in late 2017 and finally landed our perfect starter home. He helped us every step of the way, and was even taking care of items for us after the deal closed! Couldn't have asked for a better realtor experience, thanks Phil.

Rick B.

We had an outstanding experience with Philip. We were referred to him to sell a San Mateo rental house that had needed to be updated We had moved out of state and really needed someone to be on top of all the work that needed to be done. We had an initial meeting to plan out what upgrades would make sense. It was immediately apparent that Philip had a good sense of what would make the house more attractive to buyers without breaking our budget. Not only that, but Philip had contacts with contractors and handymen that pulled off the whole process in a very quick time frame. They did excellent work and Philip was there making sure that everything went smoothly. He kept us fully informed throughout the process. He also had a strong knowledge of the market so his pricing advice was spot on allowing us to get top dollar for our property. Philip far exceeded our expectations, and we would high…

We had an outstanding experience with Philip. We were referred to him to sell a San Mateo rental house that had needed to be updated We had moved out of state and really needed someone to be on top of all the work that needed to be done. We had an initial meeting to plan out what upgrades would make sense. It was immediately apparent that Philip had a good sense of what would make the house more attractive to buyers without breaking our budget. Not only that, but Philip had contacts with contractors and handymen that pulled off the whole process in a very quick time frame. They did excellent work and Philip was there making sure that everything went smoothly. He kept us fully informed throughout the process. He also had a strong knowledge of the market so his pricing advice was spot on allowing us to get top dollar for our property. Philip far exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend him without hesitation.

Mike C.

Philip is not only an incredible real estate agent, he is also an amazing person. We were on the market to purchase our very first home and trusted Phil to guide us through the entire process. We had no clue what we were doing half the time but Phil reassured us and kept us on track. He listened to our needs and was very respectful to our budget. He has extensive knowledge of the Bay Area market and showed us houses that were great fits. He was very responsive to our messages and always willing to meet with us or look at a new property. He even took time out of the day on Father's Day to tour a house we were interested in. When we finally found the right home, it was his negotiation skills and relationship with the listing agent that won us the house. We could not be happier and have Phil to thank for everything. We would highly recommend Phil as a great real estate agent and also consid…

Philip is not only an incredible real estate agent, he is also an amazing person. We were on the market to purchase our very first home and trusted Phil to guide us through the entire process. We had no clue what we were doing half the time but Phil reassured us and kept us on track. He listened to our needs and was very respectful to our budget. He has extensive knowledge of the Bay Area market and showed us houses that were great fits. He was very responsive to our messages and always willing to meet with us or look at a new property. He even took time out of the day on Father's Day to tour a house we were interested in. When we finally found the right home, it was his negotiation skills and relationship with the listing agent that won us the house. We could not be happier and have Phil to thank for everything. We would highly recommend Phil as a great real estate agent and also consider him a good friend.

Kelly S.

Philip helped us sell a house in San Mateo and purchase a new home in San Carlos. We had a fantastic experience working with him throughout the entire process, and he still continues to be a great resource as we settle into our new home. Philip is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He was able to quickly prep and sell our home within a week of us moving out right before the Covid-19 shut down. He remained communicative and attentive through the closing process. Thanks in large part to Philip's negotiating, we purchased a new home in San Carlos only a few months after our sale. Throughout the process, we felt that Philip was looking out for our family's best interest, especially when finding our new home. He really wanted to make sure we found a home that fit what we were looking for and was patient with us as we looked for our home.

Tony D.

Professional. knowledgeable, honest, fair, effective! Phil guided us through the process and facilitated the sale of our beloved condo in San Mateo. From start to finish, he handled the process professionally, but as well, he was very friendly and approachable. This was the first property that I've listed for sale, and I had many questions about the process. Phil walked me through everything giving me great comfort and knowledge. When the time came to move forward with accepting an offer, we did so knowing that our best interest had been kept in mind, and that every opportunity to maximize our ability to show and sell the property had been addressed. Anytime in the future I find myself needing to hire a real estate agent or just needing real estate advice, Phil Watson will be the first person I call. He is exceptional at what he does!

Hunger E.

The man, the myth, the legend. If you are looking for a realtor, your search should end right here. If there was a realtor god, here he is, guys. Not only did Phil meet with contractors for us, but he managed our remodel from start to finish. Fixing up a home and selling it is extremely stressful, but Phil managed the entire process with ease, even going above and beyond to advocate for us. He is meticulous, knowledgeable and most importantly, he is sincere and honest. We trusted him with the sale of our home because we met with a dozen other agents and after talking with Phil, we knew he was far superior. He is extremely responsive and will answer all of your questions thoroughly. This man is a true professional. We personally loved working with Phil and I'm sure you will too! I can't recommend him enough.

D. S.

My lease was due in five weeks and I needed to find a place to live quickly or continue to burn cash on the rising costs of renting. Luckily I met Phil while looking at a home for sale in San Mateo. From hello we had a great connection and I realized quickly he knew the local real estate market. At that point I decided to work with him as my agent. Buying a home in the Bay Area can be challenging and Phil made it feel effortless. He was always there to assist and provide keen insights. The next week we placed a bid on a home in San Mateo. With Phil's guidance we won the bid and closed in an unbelievable 15 days. From the time we met until the closing date it was less than 30 days. Special thanks to Phil for his guidance, patience and understanding.

Susan M.

I interviewed a number of Realtors for the sale of the home that I lived in for 35 years, and I am very happy I chose Phil! I was so impressed upon our first meeting with the time he took to answer all of my questions, as well as his years of knowledge and experience with real estate in our area. His professionalism, integrity, expertise, and responsiveness were key in making the sale of my home an extremely smooth process. His recommendations accounted for my home selling in two days, and above listing price. He genuinely cares about his clients, and that is evident in everything he does. I would highly recommend Phil to any sellers or buyers on the peninsula! He is the best.

Sandra Z.

When you buy or sell a house you need all the information you can get to make an informed decision. I recommend Philip Watson. His knowledge, experience and helpfulness are top notch. If he doesn't know the answer immediately he will get it. He is readily available for reassurance or information. We sold our house using his service and we could not be more pleased. Other words that come to mind to describe him are integrity, professionalism, and compassion. He can help with all aspects of buying and selling. You will be very happy if you use his services.

Britany F.

My fiance and I had a fantastic home-buying experience with Phil! As first-time buyers, we had a ton of questions and, initially, worries, about buying on the peninsula. But Phil put us completely at ease and guided us through the entire process. He is extremely knowledgeable about Bay Area real estate, and found us the perfect home that ticked all our boxes. What we especially loved about working with Phil was that he treated us like VIPs, he listened to us, was available to us, and checked in with us often. We cannot recommend him enough.

S. H.

When we first met Phil, we immediately could tell that he has a wealth of experience in the industry. He gave really good answers to all the questions we had. Even the ones that we thought we were trying to be clever and corner him. We are so happy that we made the right decision in asking Phil to sell our house. The whole process was smooth, and we are beyond thrilled by the results. The strategy, timing, and execution was perfectly done. Thank you! We couldn't be happier.

Aislinn D.

Phil was recommended to us by two of our close friends. After our initial meeting, we knew instantly that we didn't want to work with anyone else. Phil has a wealth of knowledge in the real estate industry and was able to help us find our first home in a relatively short amount of time. He has been there every step of the way for us and is always available for any question, big or small. I would highly recommend Phil and would never consider working with any one else.

Allison S.

I can't say enough great things about Philip. He helped me sell my place in San Mateo in Jan or Feb 2016. We had a few hiccups along the way ( absolutely not Philip's fault ) and he was able to resolve them like a champ and had my place close on time. Philip is professional, knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and absolute pleasure to work with. I'm so lucky that I decided to work with Philip and would not hesitate recommending him to anyone that will listen.

JM C.

We have worked with Phil for years. He helped us purchase a new home and sell our original home. Phil is a reliable professional and insightful business person. He helped us develop successful strategy on both the buy and sale transactions. We have since referred Phil to four friends who have all had positive experiences. We highly recommend Phil.

Steve S.

I have known Phil for several years. I have seen that he is a man of Integrity, knowledge in Real Estate, and get things done. I recommend him for the areas he services. He will save you money too.

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