Designations & Certifications:
I have vast experience representing home buyers and home sellers in the Central Virginia Regional MLS area. I currently hold the following professional certifications and recognitions: Member, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) ReMax Hall of Fame ReMax Platinum Club ReMax International Lifetime Achievement Award Richmond Association of Realtors 30 Consecutive Years Distinguished Achiever Award On a personal note, I am a Richmond native having been born and raised in the local area. My youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organization centered on school, church, and athletics. I graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with an undergraduate degree in Business and specialized in Business Finance, Business Law and Sales and Marketing. My hobbies include spending time with the family, traveling, volunteering with various groups that deal with childhood cancer and diabetes, and animal rescue. My wife is employed in the health-care field dealing with all types of adult and childhood cancers. We have two children, one son and a daughter. We have a great dog named Josh and we love to do lots of different things. For 30+ years I have spent much of my time helping buyers and sellers find that perfect dream home. We would love to help you and your family join our Richmond family and make Richmond or the surrounding area your home.
Philip and I have come full circle. He assisted me as my broker when I purchased my first home 9 years ago and I had a great experience at that time working with him. I felt he paid attention to my needs and represented my interest. He was patient with me finding the right home that met my budget and I never once felt pressured to make an offer just for the sake of it. Now fast forward 9 years later, I decided to put my house on the market and I again reached out to Philip Hoffman. I was not disappointed. He provided me with all the information I needed including recommendations for repairs to get my house in shape for a great showing. He also provided me with names of contractors who could assist me with any of the repairs and who would even make an evaluation on what needs to be done. I had an offer in less than a month of placing my house on the market, as a matter of fact, I would have put an offer on my home with the marketing strategies that Phil used particularly the video he made of my home, it was impeccable. My house has closed and I am more than happy to recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a seasoned realtor who takes pride in what he does as well as looks out for the best interest of his client. As his saying goes, he becomes your realtor for life...
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My original connection with Mr. Hoffman was to find a property manager to manage a rental property for me. Most property managers charge a marketing feel up front of several hundred dollars. In addition they typically charge 10% of the monthly rent as their monthly fee. Not Mr. Hoffman. He charges no marketing fee and charges a very reasonable flat fee from the start and that fee never changed during the two years Mr. Hoffman managed my property. That was pleasant surprise number one. In addition, my first meeting with Mr. Hoffman was cordial, professional and incredibly thorough. Not only did he spend considerable time with me but he was extremely detailed and very clear in his property management process. So between the fairness in his rates and the thoroughness in his approach, it was a no brainer to utilize his services. I fully understood why he has been in business for so many years and has so many clients. But my experiences with Mr. Hoffman did not end there. After two years of renting my property, I decided to sell it. Mr. Hoffman then became my realtor. He guided me through the process and gave me sound and honest business advice throughout the property being on the market. He orchestrated a fair deal for my house and demonstrated the same fairness thoroughness and professionalism I had ben accustom to as a property management client. I often felt like I was Mr. Hoffman's only client. I have never experienced such impeccable service in all the times I bought, sold or rented homes. If I ever buy, sell or rent again, I will look no further then Mr. Hoffman as realtor or property manager. He made both experiences a joy and took the stress out of the process. I would recommend him to ANYONE looking to buy, sell or rent a home. A heart felt thank you Mr. Hoffman and your staff for handling my business with impeccable care and great success. Michael G
- Michael Gargiulo
I have worked with Phil and his team on a number of transactions and received excellent results. In 2005, Phil sold a fixer upper that we were living in the first day it was placed on the market. He had an incredible marketing package in place and handled all of the details. Within the last few months, I purchased another home through Phil. This particular transaction was fairly complicated as there problems with the deed amongst other issues. Phil showed a high level of expertise and took over as the defacto team leader amongst the mortgage broker, bank, and closing attorneys. During the stressful process, I received nearly daily calls from Phil with updates, which were greatly appreciated. My family and I love our new home and owe Phil a debt of gratitude for pulling the transaction off. In addition, I am currently using Premier Residential to manage a rental property. They are highly reliable and professional, and I have had to do virtually no work to the property. They take care of everything. Strongly recommend Phil and Candice for any real estate endeavor. Kevin Birdsell
- kevin birdsell
We were recommended to Phil by a parishner of St. Joseph's in Bon Aire, Va. and he patiently showed us around the area for over 2 years before we were able to sell our home in New York and move down here. He was always available to answer questions about the area or developments and kept us up-to-date on available homes and sales by sending us listings in the price range and areas we were interested in. When we found on our present home, he kept us informed on the home inspection while still in New York and then after closing his recommendations for various companies to help make the transition and improvements to the home. We were always pleased with his recommendations. Without hesitation, we would recommend him to any one who wants to buy a home in the Richmond area. Also, if we had to sell in the future, he would be our agent. Period. We cannot say enough on how he helped make our move to Virginia easier.
- Paul Paolini
My wife & I met Phil as we were viewing one of his listings in Midlothian. The house was impressively listed, impeccable, spotless and ready for sale. We liked Phil so much we decided to use several of his services. He manages our rental property and became our realtor as we decided to purchase a home in Powhatan. Phil's personality is extraordinary. He has a knack for handling difficult situations in not only a timely manner, but in a very calming, soothing demeanor. There is not much he hasn't experienced in the Realtor's tenure, so if you are in the market to purchase or sell, Phil should be your realtor of choice. My wife Connie & I highly recommend his service. Greg
- greg masi
Our home on 15 acres had been on the market for 10 months without a decent offer. Phil diagnosed the problem, instructed us in how to solve it, and launched a marathon effort to get it sold. Inside of 4 weeks we had an all cash offer that he expertly helped us negotiate. When the inspection got messy he was there to rescue us. Even the closing was a nail biter but Phil's calm demeanor and endless knowledge brought our ship to shore. Selling our home was becoming a nightmare but Phil turned it into a miracle. We will never forget his integrity, his generosity of time and his gracious nature and the footprint he has left on our lives (and our finances!). We would and will recommend him him without reservation.
- Elizabeth Horn
The reason for me choosing Mr. Hoffman was his success and strong presence in Richmond, VA. I approached Mr. Hoffman for property management for my first rental property. After experiencing his effectiveness and vast knowledge, I got his help in buying my next 2 rental properties and in managing them. I was very impressed with Mr. Hoffman’s focus on quality. Starting from searching for most rewarding property, preparing the property for rental, choosing the best tenant and providing proactive management, Mr. Hoffman sets a new bar on quality. I would recommend Mr. Hoffman because his property choices are wise and his maintenance-free property management is proactive.
- Marcelin Lovismartin
I've worked with Phillip and his team over many years buying and selling residential and commercial investment properties as well as our personal homes. Phillip is likely the most knowledgeable broker in the Richmond Metro Area. He knows all areas very well, his network is large, he's in tune with local market conditions, and stays current with the changing regulatory environment. Phillip brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every deal, ensuring my goals and priorities are consistently achieved. I highly recommend him as the best broker in the Richmond area. Bruce Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Properties
- Bruce Vanderbilt