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Managing Real Estate Broker - Howard Hanna Rand Realty - License # 49FA1074963
J. Philip Faranda is based in Briarcliff Manor, NY. His market covers Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, & Dutchess counties. Almost 500 clients and customers have closed transactions with him since 2005 for over a quarter billion dollars worth of property sold. Ever the high-producing listing agent, he counts among his specialties hard to sell properties & short sales.



There is a a misinformed minority out there that is of the opinion that the data available on the Internet will eventually render real estate licensees obsolete.  I disagree for many reasons, and I'll give you one good example: People say some pretty dumb things.  I'll be the first to admit that ...
For the past few months I have been working hard on revamping the company's web presence. Our company page, jphilip.com, was an old template site and the 2005 design was no longer up to par. We went with Kunversion, and are beyond excited about the results. More on that another time.  Since 2008,...
If you are like me, you know that a call from the 206 area code that you don't recognize is often a Zillow solicitation and one from area code 415 is Trulia. We've learned this over the years because of the barrage of calls we receive from their salespeople.  Not long ago, I got a call from the 7...
All real estate is local.  In Australia, they produce videos with strippers to advertise a house. In Manhattan, they don't use Lockboxes. Ever. In my market of Westchester County, New York, agents don't touch contracts- when an offer is accepted, we have attorneys do contracts -after inspections-...

J. Philip Faranda

Associate Broker / Office Manager
local_phone(914) 762-2500
smartphone(914) 450-8883
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Phil Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Since founding the firm as a sole practitioner in late 2005, the team has grown to over 80 agents & closed 1000+ transactions valued at over $1 billion. He was 2014 President of the HGMLS and a 2017 Inman Influencer. This blog commentary is geared toward consumers and industry colleagues alike. You can reach him at (914) 723-8900.
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