Phil Chen

Phil Chen

DRE #: 01715177


Languages Spoken: English & Mandarin


BS in Exercise Science and a Minor in Holistic Health from SF State

Client Testimonials

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"We recently sold and bought our house with the Sybarite team and we couldn't be happier. Being a picky customer, it took us more than one year to find the perfect house and of course, it meant lots of home touring during the pandemic, which needed the agent taking us to various houses. Phil almost always accommodated himself to our schedule, and if not, he sent his team members to assist us. We had lots of questions and opinions on many different things and Phil provided us his honest and sincere answers every single time. Curtis was really helpful to sell our house in Burlingame and Sabina was super quick to answer every request and question I had for the new house in Hillsborough. The Sybarite team introduced us a wonderful staging company, an awesome contractor - you just name it, they will provide you what you need! I rarely leave any reviews on yelp for any business, but they did such a great job, I would feel guilty not sharing my awesome experience. Thank you, Team Sybarite and good luck with your business!" - Courtney Y. (2021)

"I've known Phil for over 20 years. I am so proud of all his accomplishments. If you are looking for a realtor that will take care of your needs first he is the man to call. He is loved by many because of his work ethics and every time we are out someone will say hello to him. He's a popular guy for a reason. I've referred many clients to him and they only had nice things to say. Finding an experienced agent with a fabulous team is hard. Look no further and call Phil today." - Sandy L. (2020)

"We couldn't have done it without Phil and his team. We had to relocate quickly and had no time to get the home prepared to sell. Phil's team, particularly Jayme, took care of everything. We were hundreds of miles away and completely hands-off during the process, but were able to sell our home in less than 2 weeks on the market thanks to Phil's team. Amazing!" - Sarah L. (2019)

"Phil and his team are just great. They are friendly, professional, and very helpful. Phil helped me to find the best tenants for my property and helped me to take care of my property by giving me referrals of the best people. I recommend Phil to anybody with real estate and property management needs. He will definitely protect your rights." - Sazze C.

"If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, you should definitely talk with Phil Chen. Phil is really knowledgeable, very well connected, and a great negotiator. Phil's strong network and negotiating skills helped my husband and I get an amazing deal on a condo in San Mateo. Phil and his team delivered an A+ experience across the board (and we have high standards).I highly recommend Phil. Give him a call, it will be one of the best calls you make." - Marisa G. (2013)

"Professional and super knowledge, but doesn't apply too much pressure to the process. Makes the whole thing seamless from start to finish and has a great team behind him! Would use again! (2019) "
"I had a great experience working with Phil. He and Margie were helpful guiding me and getting my home ready to sell. He obtained an offer just a few days after a brokers tours and then a smooth and effortless closing shortly thereafter. Phil is well connected with and well respected by the real estate community. He is highly responsive, hardworking and did a great job to ensure smooth execution. Marketing materials showcased the house well. Shortly after, he worked to find me a perfect home to buy. I recommend Phil and his professional team to sellers and buyers. (2018) "
"Phil and Margie were amazing with the whole process from start to finish. They were on top of each step. They kept us at ease which was important to us with a 2 year old running is in circles. They are a phenomenal team to work with. (2017) "

About Phil
Phil Chen, President of Sybarite Investments and “the” Founding member of Compass Mid Peninsula was also formerly a Founding Partner at KW Burlingame, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. Phil represents clients who buy and sell homes in some of Northern California’s most sought-after neighborhoods; and he does it with great success. His achievements are due in large part to his diligent work ethic, natural enthusiasm and skilled professional support team. Having sold more than a half billion dollars in real estate, Phil and his team are one of the premiere real estate groups in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus in the Peninsula. Phil’s experience gives him the ability to successfully transact on a variety of assets including single and multi-family homes, land, new developments, mixed-use commercial and residential leasing, but his true expertise is in the luxury sector.

Phil didn’t choose real estate as his first career. He built and developed a successful career in the fitness business before finding his true calling. Phil owned private personal training studios in the San Francisco Financial District, which catered to Fortune 500 CEO’s, bankers, brokers, lawyers and other affluent clientele. Although it may seem like quite a leap between his two careers, Phil quickly found that they are quite closely connected. “My clients became my investors and business partners, buying investment properties and commercial developments,” he says. He obtained his broker’s license, and in 2006, sold his gyms and entered the real estate field full time. He opened Sybarite without ever working for a larger brokerage, using the knowledge he accrued largely on his own through his family’s investments, observation, intuition and experience.

Phil’s approach is uniquely different in nearly every aspect from that of his peers. “I don’t see myself as another Realtor, but rather, as your neighbor, friend and an investor in your business,” he says. “I am a serial entrepreneur and that gives me a different perspective on deals.” As a businessman who explores new ideas on a regular basis, Phil makes a point of keeping an eye on the market, looking for new opportunities and trends. “My team and I use a variety of formulas and worksheets to consistently track and monitor each micro-market which allows us to add value beyond what any buyer could find online. We have a vast network of real estate related professionals which gives us knowledge and information that is often advantageous to our clients.”

Phil views Sybarite as a boutique luxury brand all its own, which now benefits further from the national support of Compass. Phil is consistently ranked amongst the top 8 in the Bay Area, top 20 in California & top 45 agents in the nation.

Phil Chen’s Listings

Listed By Compass
325 Ascot Road

Hillsborough, CA 94010

5 BD
5.5 BA
8,061 SF
Listed By Compass
760 Chiltern Road

Hillsborough, CA 94010

6 BD
6.5 BA
5,220 SF
Listed By Compass
Open: 8/1 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2370 Skyfarm Drive

Hillsborough, CA 94010

4 BD
2.5 BA
2,930 SF
Listed By Compass
229-233 Whitney Street

San Francisco, CA 94131

2,505 SF
Listed By Compass
2 BD
2 BA
1,242 SF
Listed By Compass
1 BD
1 BA
898 SF