Q&A with Nick Philipp

Q. Do you have a construction background?


A. Yes, I have worked in all facets of new home construction from digging basements, main line sewer and water connections, concrete finishing, framing construction and finish carpentry work. I also have experience in remodeling existing homes. Working with a Custom Home Builder provided experience in the role of General Contractor. As a REALTOR® I have been an asset to clients considering remodeling outdated or dilapidated homes.


If you wish to remodel your current home or explore the market for lower than market priced homes in need of remodeling, I can help!


Coldwell Banker Realty

451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, D220

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


CalDRE#: 02031092

Q. Do I need to use a real estate agent when buying a home?


A. No. But the process for buying a home can be very overwhelming involving many important decisions during the purchase process. Having a knowledgeable agent to represent you helps to ensure that you will be well informed to make wise decisions and can also save you from overlooking important information during the process.


Nick Philipp and his team at Coldwell Banker Realty - Manhattan Beach are experts in the local market with vast experience. You can rest assured knowing that if there is anything you don't understand, they will be there to help you clear up any confusion.


Q. Do I need to use an agent when selling a home?


A. No. However, by listing your home with Nick & his team at Coldwell Banker Realty Manhattan Beach, your home will be listed in the California Regional MLS to reach active home buyers and you can be assured that their aggressive marketing strategy, experienced staging suggestions and premium marketing materials will put your home ahead of the competition and present it to the most potential buyers ensuring that you will receive the highest and best offers possible.


Nick & his team at Coldwell Banker Realty Manhattan Beach will work hard to sell your home and have a proven record that will to increase your chances for a quick and efficient sale.


Q. Will it cost me more to use an agent?


A. As a buyer, no. As a seller, you pay an agreed upon real estate commission through escrow at the closing when the house is sold.


Q. As a seller, what are the benefits of listing my home with an agent?


A. Buyers seek out Real Estate agents when looking for homes and your agent may already be in contact with a buyer looking for a home such as yours. An agent will list your home in the California Regional MLS which allows it to be seen by many buyers that otherwise would not know that your home is available for sale. With your approval of each showing, agents from all over the California Regional MLS can show your property to perspective buyers with secure and documented lockbox entry. Your agent will help you to negotiate the best possible price in the shortest amount of market time.


Q. Why should I use Nick Philipp over another local agent or broker?


A. Nick is an licensed Real Estate agent in California with over 14 years of experience in Real Estate and nearly 20 years in Construction. He understands homes from a builders point of view because he spent several years in all aspects of construction (foundation, framing, finish work, etc.). He can be very useful to the new construction buyer or average buyer who is looking for someone to help them understand the nuts and bolts of any existing home. If you are on the selling side, he provides aggressive marketing strategy with premium quality photos and flyers to ensure as many potential buyers as possible will view your property. He can also provide remodeling and/or staging tips to showcase the best elements of your property.

Q. I want to buy a home but I'm nervous about getting approved with a lender. What should I do?

A. If you plan to finance your purchase, the first step (before house hunting) is to get pre-qualified. Many new construction developments have preferred lenders who offer incentives, your current financial institution may offer mortgage lending or independent mortgage brokers can often times offer exceptional rates. If you are uncertain where to find a lender, Nick Philipp and his team can offer many suggestions.