Q&A with Nick Philipp

Q. If I want to go visit one of the new construction model homes, should I bring a real estate agent with me?


A. Yes, it is recommended. An agent can walk you through an open house and point out details about the property that you might overlook. You are also backed by a seasoned negotiator which is helpful when negotiating prices of upgrades and finishes to your home. You will also have someone there to review the contract with you during the purchase process and be confident that your best interest is kept in mind at all times.


If you wish to visit one of the new construction properties, please schedule an appointment with Nick Philipp by calling 424-230-2131 and he will walk you into the sales office and register you with the builder. This will ensure that you get the service & protection of an agent should you decide to purchase a new construction home.


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 new home?


A. No. But the process for buying a home can be very overwhelming involving a lot of unfamiliar decision making and reviewing contracts during the purchase process. Having a knowledgeable agent representing you, helps to ensure that you will be in the best position to make wise decisions and also save you from overlooking important information during the buying process.


Nick Philipp and his team at RE/MAX Envision are experts in the local market and have years of experience dealing with builders and lenders. You can rest assured knowing that if there is anything you don't understand, they will be there to help walk you through it.


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


A. No. However, by listing your home with Nick & his team at RE/MAX Envision you get premium advertising for your listing, your home will be listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing System) and you will be backed by a reputable broker with an aggressive marketing strategy to sell your home.


Nick & his team at RE/MAX Envision will work hard to sell your home and have a proven record that will help 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 a 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 come to agents looking for homes. An agent will allow your home to be seen by many buyers that otherwise would not know that your home is available for sale. By working with an agent, your home is listed in the MLS. With your approval of each showing, agents from all over the MLS can show your property to perspective buyers. You have protection as a client. Your agent will negotiate the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.


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


A. Nick is an licensed California real estate agent with over 10 years experience in real estate and New construction. If you are looking to buy a new construction home, Nick 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 average buyer who is looking for someone to help them understand the nuts and bolts. If you are on the selling end, he can offer construction and remodeling tips to help ready your home for sale.

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

A. The first thing you should do before house hunting is get a pre-approval with a lender. Many new construction developments have preferred lenders that offer incentives for using them to finance your home. If you are considering using their preferred lender, you should contact them to arrange a pre-approval. Once you have been pre-approved, call Nick Philipp to schedule a viewing at the open house. If you do not wish to use their preferred lender, Nick Philipp and his team can offer a list of lenders for you to chose from.