Company Profile

J. Philip Real Estate is Westchester County's premier independent brokerage, outselling all other Westchester and Putnam based independents by transaction total since 2015. Founded in 2005, the firm has grown from a single broker to a strong organization of well over 80 associates despite the housing downturn. The team's commitment to results and client advocacy, as well as our focus on technology and innovation, have positioned us as the "go to" brokerage for Westchester and surrounding area buyers and sellers.

About J. Philip Faranda

J. Philip Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor, NY which he founded as a sole operator in 2005. The firm is the premier independent brokerage in Westchester County, serving all of Westchester as well as nearby Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess and Fairfield (CT) Counties. Despite the market crash not long after the company was founded, it has grown to an organization of over 75 licensees in three regional offices.

Philip has appeared on ABC World News, and been a source for Businessweek, The New York Times, The New York Post,,The Real Deal, Smart Money, MSN Money and various other media outlets. An industry veteran since 1996, he is one of the top-selling broker agents in the Hudson Gateway MLS since 2007. After 4 years as a Vice President, he served as 2014 President of the Hudson Gateway (formerly Westchester-Putnam) Multiple Listing Service.

In June 2012 he was one of 20 agents from around the country to be appointed to's Agent Advisory Board, and in July 2012 the firm was granted membership to the prestigious consortium Westchester Real Estate, Inc. He is the author of the widely read Westchester Real Estate Blog, New York Short Sale Blog and he also writes for Inman News.

In 2013 Phil was a national finalist for Inman News Innovator of the Year. He speaks regularly at industry events on technology, disruption, and innovation. Among his audiences have been engagements at the NY State Association of Realtors, Womens Council of Realtors, Inman Connect, NAR TechEdge, and many others.

In 2014 Phil served as Tech Chair for the NY Association of Realtors, and in 2015 he was involved the development of the NAR Agent Safety Course.

In January of 2017 Inman named Phil to their Real Estate Influencers list.

In late 2016 a radio show that Phil co hosts, "Real Estate Talk," was picked up by WOR 710AM in New York City.

An active broker who is passionate about the Realtor brand, technology and happy clients, he lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY with Melissa and their 6 children.