Phillip Salem

Phillip Salem

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent


Fashion Institute of Technology
Bachelor's degree, Fashion Merchandising


Animal Haven
200 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Animal Advocacy is one of Phillip's biggest passions. One of his favorite things to do is volunteer at Animal Haven which is a dog and cat shelter in Soho. Phillip is not only an agent for people, he is also an agent for many NYC animals, helping them find their forever homes. Please support the cause by donating to this amazing shelter by clicking the link below. If you live in New York and would love to volunteer at the shelter, sign up for one of their orientation classes on their site. He's looking forward to seeing you at the shelter!



Client Testimonials

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"Phillip was fabulous! He was there to help with every detail through the entire process. When my first choice apt suddenly fell through without anyone being notified he did everything possible to try to rectify the situation." - Sari

"Phillip was very responsive and on top of things. Helped us out with every aspect of the purchase, including finding someone to take over our current lease. We have been looking at apartments and dealing with agents for a while now but Phillip is in a different league." - Vishal

"Phillip was absolutely outstanding and extremely attentive/accessible at a moments notice. I couldn’t have a higher opinion of his proformance, knowledge and attention to my best interests when looking for a new place." - Matthew

"Phillip Salem is calming, professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. He KNOWS the NYC real estate market, neighborhood by neighborhood. He priced my apartment perfectly resulting in 3 full-ask offers within 10 days of list. Even after the sale he has continued to be available. I highly recommend him. PHILLIP IS THE BEST." - Samantha

"Phillip was on it! No matter what time day or night, weekday or weekend he was there for us answering questions and making sure we were kept informed. His strong work ethic and passion for his work made this extremely daunting process easy and less stressful for us." - Shibani

"Phillip was amazing - saved my life with this apartment." - Joe

"Phillip was professional, proactive and positive - the epitome of a fantastic agent. He cared about us and kept our needs in mind. He was our advocate when we needed one in a bidding situation and was with us every step of the way. He even recommended to us a few helpful 3rd parties (e.g. handy-men, furniture stores, movers that he trusts). I've never met a more responsive human, always ready willing and able to help. I would recommend Phillip as an agent and call him model for human kindness. I would recommend him to my family and friends without reservation and hope he has success and serves as a model for other aspiring real estate professionals." - Courtney

"As a San Francisco transplant, I was leery of the NYC market's notorious reputation. Luckily, Phillip was there to guide me through it. He was receptive to what I was looking for in an apartment, took the time to educate me on what would and wouldn't be possible at various price points and in various neighborhoods, and then showed me a ton of potentials. He was so dedicated. And most importantly, from start to finish, he had the most positive, uplifting attitude and was a dream to work with. Thank goodness for Phillip. He truly went above and beyond to make sure I found something I liked. Thank you for everything!" - Jessica

"Phil was great - organized, responsive, knowledgeable, punctual, kind." - Katherine

"Phillip was incredibly helpful, friendly, and encouraging throughout the process! Would definitely recommend working with him to a friend :)" - Nataleigh

"Phillip is a pleasure to work with. He is very thorough, extremely professional, and great on follow through." - Cynthia

"Absolute dream, Phil was an excellent communicator, brilliant tour maker, and felt like a friend rather than a broker from day one." - Georgia

"Phillip is a real advocate. He does a great job at both advocating for you while making sure that you're happy with your decision / not feeling pressured." - Phoebe

"Phillip was very communicative, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. He was an enormous help to us and we would definitely recommend him." - Anna

"It was very comfortable working with Phillip. He was prepared, attentive, well-informed, and friendly. He seemed personally invested in wanting us to find an apartment that we were happy with." - Christi

"Phillip is an angel sent from above. After having two unpleasant experiences with other agents, Phillip saved us and made us feel like we were his number one priority at all times. His warmth, attentiveness and unwavering commitment to help my partner and I find the perfect home was incredibly refreshing and made the entire process feel effortless. I cannot wait to recommend Phillip to anyone looking for a place in NYC." - Tyler

"Phillip was fantastic and went above and beyond to find me the perfect place - he was so helpful, lovely, supportive and great fun to work with. He was recommended to me by a friend and I would not hesitate to recommend him to mine!" - Anna

"Phillip went above and beyond my expectations, not just on the apartment he helped me find, but his overall organization and professionalism. He was incredibly easy to work with and you can tell that he loves what he does and that he's an expert on NYC Realestate." - Thomas

"Phillip was an awesome agent to work with. He was so professional yet made me feel comfortable in fully explaining what I was and was not looking for with my new apartment. He shows me such great listings, stayed within my budgets and was able to show me everything based on my personal schedule. A+ agent and service." - Jamie

"Phillip is the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. His attention to detail and his high taste level were a perfect fit to help my find my new apartment in NYC. Phillip navigated an extremely difficult co-op process like a real pro with his charm and persistence. I will definitely work with Phillip and Triplemint again when it's time to move." - Josh

"Phillip is AMAZING!! He is such a gem. I couldn't have asked for a better broker. He was so organized and communicated with me regularly to make sure everything went smoothly. I was very impressed by the buildings and apartments I was shown, Phillip paid close attention to my criteria and made sure everything was in check. I will 100% recommend him to everyone I know!" - Jenny

"Phillip was VERY helpful in finding our apartment. From the start, he was always responsive, respectful, and positive. We were demanding at times but he has answered to our questions and demands with patience and transparency’s We are very happy with the apartment he has helped us to find, and we will be recommending him to others!" - Shion

"Phillip was exactly the person I needed. As I can get busy time to time with work, he would keep an eye out on the market for me, remind me of what I need to do on my end, and constantly keeps me updated at all times. He was friendly, upfront yet polite, and quick in terms of getting things done. I would recommend Phillip without any hesitation." - Katsuro

"Phillip was the ultimate professional. We gave him a pretty vague idea of what might work for us and he delivered a nice range of options and neighborhoods to help us narrow down what we actually wanted. He was available for our many questions and often anticipated what we needed. I always felt like he had our best interest in mind and his input made us feel reassured at every step of the process." - Yedi

"Phillip is awesome ! He went above and beyond to assist me in the process to purchase my apartment. He is very professional, considerate, proactive, attentive, responsive, and accommodating. He played a key central role to keep all the parties involved on track and following up to ensure things got done. I do appreciate his advice and support and look forward to working with him/referring him to my network." - Vishal

"Phillip was amazing. He worked tirelessly to find a number of great options for us, and constantly updated us about new listings and answers to questions we had about the apartments we liked. We always felt like we were seeing the absolute best apartments available within our criteria. Phillip was a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him to others without hesitation." - Whitney

"Phillip was an incredible broker to work with. He consistently went above and beyond. We were new to the New York market and he made the process seamless and pain free. He is dedicated, communicative, meticulous and knows the market inside and out. I will absolutely recommend him to friends and family." - Zoe

"Phillip showed us several properties that all met our criteria, and the entire experience was very efficient, informative, and transparent. Also, knowing our particular situation, he broadened our search and found us several other options that we wouldn't have thought of, all on short notice." - Karl

About Phillip
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 graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, 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 Salem’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
2 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
Open: 6/19 10:00am - 4:00pm - By Appt
2 BD
2 BA
1,004 SF