With his trademark combination of optimism, wit, and perseverance, Phillip Salem is one of the most sought-after agents in New York City. (There’s a reason he’s known as #NotYourBasicBroker, after all.) Though originally from Ohio, Phillip was drawn to the cultural diversity, art scene, and beautiful highrises of the Big Apple, moving to the city 14 years ago.
Shortly after moving to the East Coast, Phillip opened a designer clothing boutique in the Meatpacking District called OWEN. It was here he acquired valuable customer service and business skills as well as more deeply developed his natural talent for design and style. After closing the store, Phillip transitioned from selling clothing to selling a lifestyle, diving into real estate.
Phillip prides himself on being 100% authentic and transparent at all times, and clients—who affectionately refer to him as “Agent P”—consistently note his outgoing, friendly, and trustworthy personality. Phillip believes that buying a home should be a fun and exciting process, which is why he injects warmth and passion into everything he does. He aims to go above and beyond for each one of his clients, making a positive impact on their lives and giving them an unparalleled experience.
Phillip currently lives with his husband and two dogs: Chiquita Banana and Peanut Butter. Some of his favorite pastimes include lounging by the pool, traveling, and sitting front row at Mariah Carey concerts. Phillip is also passionate about animals and giving back to the community, and he can often be found volunteering at Animal Haven in SoHo and fostering senior dogs.
Phillip deepened his passion for client relations, bringing his expertise in luxury retail to real estate with Compass. Phillip, constantly striving to go above and beyond, utilizes his extensive knowledge and trained instincts to create a smooth and memorable journey when finding or selling a home. Nothing brings him more happiness than fulfilling a client’s vision.