FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE
CA BRE No. 01384378
For as long as he can remember, Philip DeMatteo has known he would pursue a career in real estate. His uncle was a local broker in Rossmoor, and his father has owned and operated a maintenance company since 1968 in Los Alamitos. At a young age Philip mapped a clear path to his objective, paving the course with a calculated combination of education and work experience designed to maximize his potential as a real estate professional. Today he enjoys a thriving client-centric business that continues to flourish as a result of his uncompromising approach to quality and excellence.
Finding the right real estate professional can be a complicated process. While a history of successful transactions is important, clients also want to connect with their agents on a personal level. The individual with whom they entrust their most valuable assets must be one who understands their needs and can help them accomplish their goals. Philip has dedicated his career to being the utmost resource for his clients during transactions and well beyond. Compassionate, empathetic and personable, he is a unique individual who truly finds his rewards in helping others.
Philip was introduced to the value of real estate even before he was able to fully grasp the concept. He became an investor at the age of 14, when his hard-earned savings bought him a share of a local property in Los Alamitos. “I didn’t know much about the process but my father suggested it would be a great idea,” he acknowledges. “Obviously I trusted him, and it was a wonderful opportunity and an excellent learning experience.”
The former captain of his high school football team at Los Alamitos High School, Philip is now leading his clients in winning transactions, assisting them in all of their real estate-related needs. “I love to help people identify their goals and then determine how they can accomplish them,” he remarks. “It’s something that has driven me throughout my life. Time after time, client after client, I am truly honored to know that I am making a difference in peoples’ lives.”
source: an excerpt taken from Executive Agent Magazine
"On happenstance, I met Philip DeMatteo on the very same day my husband and I were about to commit to another realtor we had been in contact with and we couldn’t be happier of the outcome of our chance run in. Shortly after leaving this other realtor a voicemail asking him to give me a call back, I arrived at a glass shop in Los Alamitos to inquire about a replacement shower door. As I was explaining to the clerk behind the counter what I was looking for and that my intention was to spruce up the bathroom prior to listing, Philip walked in. Overhearing my situation, he quickly ran out to his car and, before I knew it, returned with a packet of his promotional materials and asked for the opportunity at the job. Recognizing his name as a prominent local realtor in the Rossmoor area (the area we were targeting to find our next home), I figured this might be a good idea. By the next day, Philip was at our house and had pretty much won us over. He sealed the deal by offering to show us a few listed houses without any commitment. Philip and his team went ABOVE AND BEYOND right from the start! His team immediately got started taking assessment of our house and what it would take to ensure that it’s best features stood out by helping us stage it with furniture and accessories that they let us borrow (totally part of his offerings!). Our house never looked so amazing! We almost re-considered selling (well, just for a second). After a few open houses we had an offer! Philip and his team coached us through the entire process. We never felt rushed or lost on where we were in the process and he was always available for our (many) questions. Plus we always felt that he had our best interest in mind the entire time! The service we received on the selling of our house was only half of it. We really put Philip through his paces finding our next house (can’t be on this street or that street, limited street noise, oh, and only one specific model home is what we wanted at a price in our budget) and he pulled out all the stops to find our “unicorn” house. Looking back on that day in the glass shop, I’m so glad that other realtor happened to miss my call"
- review source: zillow.com
"I have to thank Philip DeMatteo for being such an unbelievable Real Estate agent for not only the sale of my home in Rossmoor but for also helping me buy the house in Seal Beach. Phillip took on the task of selling our home on Hedwig which was a huge undertaking. Not only to maximize the selling price of our home, he also was dealing with a sensitive situation with my husband and I in the middle of a divorce. Phillips professionalism and patience to the entire process was something that I commend him for. His job in general is not easy and having to balance everything with the sale of our home he did a phenomenal Job. He kept every promise he made to us, he always kept us informed, he managed the entire sale of our home, and the construction, his wife came in and did all of the staging and he sold our house in one week. He managed the entire close of escrow. While managing the close of our house he also managed to help me find my dream house. He was able to balance both of those and keep the timing so that I literally moved into my new house days after the close of my house in Rossmoor. There are struggles and stress that most would not believe that we had to go through but the entire time Philip kept his cool. If it was not for him I would not have my dream house in Seal Beach. If anyone that I know is ever in need of a Real-estate agent I will recommend Philip DeMateo hands down. You are a class act and the best I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for everything you did and all your help. Now I understand why you have more awards and trophies in your First Team Office than you have shelf space! You are amazing! Thank you!!"
- review source: zillow.com
"When our family decided to move across the country, my husband sought out a realtor who knew the area inside and out, who lived locally and was a top producer. After interviewing 3 realtors, he knew Philip was the overwhelming choice. Since that first meeting, we have been blown away by the personal attention, in-depth knowledge of the area and expert advice Philip has given us. Even after our purchase, he continues to be a fabulous resource for us, as we are still getting acclimated to the area. He truly cares about his clients and this really shows in how he runs his business. We are so thankful to have found Philip and know that he will continue to be our realtor for many years to come!"
- review source: zillow.com