Drive, energy and enthusiasm.
Specialising in sales in the Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove areas, Phil Chillemi has youthful energy and enthusiasm on his side. He is dedicated, hard working and passionate about achieving the high goals he sets for himself and his clients.
Phil has been lucky enough to experience a wide variety of business opportunities and mix with a number of successful business people. A self-confessed sports fanatic, he moved to Europe at just 19 to pursue his motocross dreams, spending six years racing professionally. Since then he has run a successful personal training business, working with numerous elite professional athletes from various sports including NRL, Super 15 Rugby and golf. He also launched a successful international parts distribution business. His sporting background and business experience provide a solid platform to tackle any challenges and achieve outstanding results.
Phil and his wife Catherine have formed a formidable team and have achieved remarkable results in their first year with McGrath, establishing themselves as the leading authority for those looking to buy or sell on the northern Gold Coast.
In the 2012-2013 financial year Phil and Catherine achieved the highest auction price at $1.9 million in Hope Island Resort, along with the highest residential sales in Helensvale at $1.55 million.
John McGrath recently stated “I can’t be more excited about the work Philip and Catherine have been doing, the market place has embraced them, their results have been unprecedented and in Philip’s first year of selling real estate full time, he has done as well as anyone has in the history of our company”.
Driven and competitive, he enjoys the challenge and reward of pulling deals together for his clients. He loves to showcase to potential buyers the incredible lifestyle on offer at Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove. Phil is thrilled to be a part of the McGrath team, choosing the company for its branding, cutting edge marketing, team-oriented culture and results.
On a personal note, Phil is a married father of a young son and passionate about family and fitness.
“Just a short note to pass on our sincere thanks to you and Catherine, in achieving the successful sale of our property at Gracemere, Hope Island”. ”With the market as tough as it is, I elected to go with McGrath as I believe your brand credibility to be second to none in the Australian market”. “Achieving that credibility is hard earned and I believe success ultimately comes from 2 things. One, being the strategy McGrath employs to position the properties they market, choosing to focus on the property’s value with exceptional photography and copy, over hysterical tag lines of doom and despair and secondly, most importantly, people”. “I chose you and Catherine over your opposition as I believed in your ability to continually focus on the positives our property had to offer, plus the professional way you managed the marketing of the property, always providing excellent feedback on open homes and correctly gauging the markets view of what we had to offer”. “Managing the expectations of both sellers and buyers is critical and that I believe you executed very well.
In the end, we achieved a successful sale in only a single 5 week campaign culminating in an Auction, when properties in our category still sit on the market today”. “There is no better outcome than that”. “Thanks again to you and Catherine for your hard work on our behalf. We wish you well with your future endeavours”. Regards - Frank and Megan
"My husband and I built our brand new Metricon home at Highland Reserve in Upper Coomera almost three years ago". "Our plan was to be in our home for at least ten years, but due to a very exciting career opportunity in New South Wales, it was with great sadness that we made the decision to sell the property". "Our first step was to find the right agency for our home. When you put your heart and soul into building a house, you want to ensure that it is going to be represented and cared for in the same manner, not to mention also ensuring that we got the best price available in the current market". "After meeting with four separate agencies and having them all come to our home, it was with no hesitation that we choose McGrath Estate Agents and more specifically Philip Chillemi to oversee the sale/auction of our house". "Phil arrived with confidence, research and an understanding of the market that the other agencies failed to provide". "We also believe that the investment into the marketing package was well worth the money that we paid to ensure that we attracted the right potential buyers for our home". "The attention to detail through the marketing campaign was exceptional and we were lead through the entire process seamlessly by Philip". "Overall, we would highly recommend McGrath Estate Agency and we would not hesitate in utilising their services in the future". - Jason Gordon and Bianca Sammut
"Philip, we just wanted to put in writing to you how impressed we were with your marketing of our property. From the first approach , when you sat down with us, talked us through what you felt would be the best approach to maximise the price for our property , the professional photography , the way you and Catherine conducted the open inspections was very professional. From the contacts made during the open inspections, the follow up work conducted, then the interim reports to us following the open inspections were important to us .My wife and I have bought and sold many properties over the years, this current market is the toughest we have ever experienced , to sell our property in this market place , whilst not at the price we would have liked, you were able to achieve a price that we believe under the circumstances was fair and just in this difficult market. To bring to the table prior to the auction of our property, an offer that was unconditional, together with a 10% deposit cheque, in hindsight was the clincher that closed the sale for us. In closing, Jill and I wish to thank you both for a job well done , we believe you both have a big future within the industry". - Jill and Len Gilbertson
"We have purchased and sold a number of houses in Hope Island over the past 5 years. We chose Phil Chillemi to sell our house at 3136 Riverleigh Drive as we are personal fans of the McGrath brand and also because Phil put forward a strategy to us which simply made a lot of sense given the current market conditions. Phil conducted himself throughout the whole process with total commitment, passion and profesionalism and we were very confident he would get us a result which he did. We believe Phil and McGrath will make a real impact in the local market and would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking to sell their home". - Rob and Julie