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 As a REALTOR® I have been an asset to clients considering remodeling outdated or dilapidated homes.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 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 Coldwell Banker Realty Manhattan Beach - Greg Roberts Group 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 Coldwell Banker Realty Manhattan Beach - Greg Roberts Group 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 Coldwell Banker Realty Manhattan Beach - Greg Roberts Group 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 14 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.