J. Philip Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor, NY, which he founded in 2005. The firm is one of the leading independent brokerages in Westchester County, serving all of Westchester as well as nearby Rockland, Orange, Putnam & Dutchess Counties.
Phil has appeared on ABC World News and been a source for the New York Times, Businessweek, the Associated Press, MSNBC, The New York Post, Gannett, AOL, The Real Deal, TheStreet.com, 1010Wins.com, Smart Money, MSN Money, Time.com, and various other media outlets.
An industry veteran since 1996, he is one of the top-selling broker agents for transaction totals in Westchester County since 2007 (ranking in the top 20 out of over 7,000 members), and is in his 4th term as Vice President of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (formerly known as the Westchester Putnam MLS). He is also a director for the New York Association of Realtors and 2014 chair of the NYSAR Technology Forum. In 2012 he was among 20 agents selected nationwide to be on Zillow.com's Agent Advisory Board and he is a 2013 finalist for the Inman News Innovator Award.
Phil is also the author of the Westchester Real Estate Blog and the New York Short Sale Blog. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY with his family.