Phil Kovach

    Phil Kovach

    Real Estate Salesperson
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    Consistently the Top Selling Agent in our office, Phil does so by building incredible, trust based relationships with his clients.
    Unlike the typical Realtor, I don't spend hours every day cold calling and mass marketing. I spend ALL my time taking care of YOU with the simple goal that if I set expectations and exceed them you might tell your loved ones about me.
    Now, over 10 years into the business I find its not the selling of houses but the building of incredible relationships with amazing people that gets me to the office every day. I am held to a different standard because of the network I have built of hundreds of interconnected families and businesses that need a trusted advisor.
    BIO
    After High School in I enlisted in the ARMY and served 4 years active duty with the 10th Mountain Division. I deployed to Afghanistan during OEF 7 in where I was stationed at Bagram Air Base and also spent 3 months in Pakistan. During this time I purchased my first investment property at the age of 19 and that is what sparked my interest in a career in Real estate. In 2008 I decided it might be a good idea to join the ARMY Reserves so I could pursue a full time career in Real Estatemwhile I started my degree in Organizational Management from RWCI using my GI Bill.

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    (89 reviews)
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    2022
    07/27/22
    Danielle gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    You should look no further for a Realtor, than Phil !! Completely dedicated to us - Always made time, worked around our (very tight) schedule and is so, so friendly and kind. He has a team that streamlines a home-buying process that can be stressful and time consuming. Always had our best interests and did not pressure us in anyway. Very knowledgeable about property/house pros and cons, which is especially helpful at a time where waiving an Inspection, is the norm. Always reached out to ensure we did not have questions or corners, answered every text and email, timely. And his negotiation skills are why we got a home that we didn't think we could've!!! If you're even thinking of buying/selling - please talk to Phil !!!
    07/23/22
    Katie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil did the impossible and not only had our house sold well over listing price, but helped us buy a house that hit all our marks - all within less than a month. Even though it was a sellers market, we got our house well under the price per foot for our neighborhood. We could not be happier and refer him to everyone we know!
    07/21/22
    Ryan gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was dedicated and extremely helpful navigating a tough market with me as a first time buyer. He was very responsive and helped me understand what was required at every step of the process. Since the purchase, he has also continued to help with recommendations and references as I settle into my new home. He came highly referred from a friend and I am so glad he did. Thanks Phil!
    07/20/22
    Jonathan gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    My girlfriend and I started looking for a house back in February of this year. We were looking to move back to the Rochester area after living in Syracuse for the last few years. Being first time home buyers, my girlfriend and I didn't really know where to start. We got in touch with Phil through my girlfriends sister, as he had helped her and her husband sell their old home and got them into their new one. After our first conversation with Phil we were very impressed with his overall experience and were appreciative of all the information he was able to provide on how we should approach looking for a home. Once we started seriously looking, Phil was very responsive and was able to work with our schedule in order to attend open houses and showings with us. He would walk through the homes with us and let us know if he felt there were any major concerns, he had, about a particular house. On a few occasions, he even talked us out of putting an offer in on a couple of houses, which we are now very grateful for. Having said that, we never felt that he was pushing us to look at houses, or put an offer in on a house that was above our price point. When we started putting offers in on homes he walked us through that whole process and educated us on ways to make our offer stand out from the others. We had only been looking for a few months, but we were beginning to get a little discouraged because of how competitive the housing market was. When we finally got our offer accepted for the home we are in now, Phil helped us out a ton. He spoke with the the selling agent and was able to establish a good line of communication with them. He recommended switching up our offer in order to make it more competitive, he even suggested that we write a letter to the owner, expressing our interest in the house. I think the combination of all those things really helped us secure our new home. Overall, Phil and his assistant Sarah were so helpful through the whole process. You can tell that they truly care about their clients, and they really enjoy what they do. I don't think we end up in our current home without their help. I would highly recommend working with Phil if you are looking for a home in the Rochester area. Can't say enough good things about him and Sarah. Thanks guys!
    07/18/22
    Pavel and Sarah gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    As a couple of first-time buyers that were looking for a home in a very competitive market, Phil was great at mentoring us throughout the home buying process. Him and Sarah were very patient with us viewing many homes and their knowledge of the local area was invaluable. It gave us a lot of confidence to have them walk the homes with us and to showcase the pros and cons of them. Phil is top notch in being responsive, communicating timetables, and negotiating to create a win-win scenario for buyer and seller. We recommend Phil to anyone and everyone who needs a great realtor in their corner to help make such a large decision. Thank you to Phil and Sarah for helping us from A to Z, and winning the home we wanted!
    07/15/22
    Joe gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I told Phil we needed to sell high and find a bargain for me to change homes - Phil made both items happen. Quick to respond to questions and requests, and very good at keeping the process moving even if either side (including me) is being stubborn. Thanks Phil!
    07/12/22
    Tim gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was a referral and I found out that he sold/bought many homes for people I knew. Anytime I mentioned his name to someone they had nothing but great things to say (even if he never worked with them directly). For me personally, I appreciated his patience as I was indecisive on a lot when it came to purchasing. He never once swayed my decision but helped point out the pro and cons and helped show me the big picture. Months after buying we still remain in touch.
    03/26/22
    Hailey gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We cannot say enough amazing things about Phil. He is extremely hardworking, knowledgeable, and dedicated to each client that he serves. He went above and beyond to help us find a house in a challenging market. He knows how to make an offer stand out and always makes sure his clients are comfortable. Phil was always available for questions. We highly recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a realtor!
    03/23/22
    Dave gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    It's been a pleasure working with Phil. He's been right on top of everything and made the whole house buying process feel effortless. I would highly recommend Phil for any of your reality needs.
    02/22/22
    Jessica gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Phil was a pleasure. His knowledge of the area was very helpful and his advice led to the perfect home. I did not feel any pressure to buy immediately and Phil answered all my questions.
    01/23/22
    Kyle gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is the man! I have worked with/ dealt with a handful of realtors, but never one like Phil. This experience was my first time at buying a home, having a guys like Phil to work with helped a ton. I cant thank this guy enough for his help. When it comes to any future transactions, I know exactly who I will call. Phil and his team are definitely the wise choice.
    01/19/22
    Kelly gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was amazing, I gave him the areas and my price range. With the limited inventory we had, he was still able to show me lots of choices. I found my dream home and Phil made the process so wonderful. What won me over is is his unique tactics for this aggressive market.
    01/19/22
    Kelly gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was amazing, I gave him the areas and my price range. With the limited inventory we had, he was still able to show me lots of choices. I found my dream home and Phil made the process so wonderful. What won me over is is his unique tactics for this aggressive market.
    01/19/22
    Kelly gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was amazing, I gave him the areas and my price range. With the limited inventory we had, he was still able to show me lots of choices. I found my dream home and Phil made the process so wonderful. What won me over is is his unique tactics for this aggressive market.
    01/19/22
    Amanda gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Phil was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, what to look for in a home, as well as the entire buying/selling process. He was always quick to answer a call or text and kept us updated throughout the buying process. He provided solid advice and guidance but never made us feel rushed or pushed. Phil advocated for us when needed and got results. He has also provided us with several additional local resources that we will be using moving forward (contractors and other service providers). We would work with Phil again no questions asked. Cannot recommend enough!
    2021
    11/03/21
    Dawn gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We enjoyed working with Phil. He was professional, thorough, and responsive to any questions or concerns. The marketing and sale of our home were outstanding.
    11/03/21
    Kevin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil has now guided us through two buys and a sell. He has been excellent to work with. He helped us receive good value for our house and was by our side every step of the way as we looked for our new home. He is honest, understands the market, and always available if you have questions. We would highly recommend Phil for anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the Rochester area!
    08/20/21
    Kevin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is honest and has his clients best interests in mind. He guided us through the building process and also helped us sell for top dollar in this market. This was our second time working with Phil and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell right now in the Rochester area. Nobody knows it better than him!
    01/27/19
    Kevin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was excellent to work with. He was flexible with our work schedules and available whenever we needed him. After we moved in we decided to sand our floors and stain them dark. Phil came over on a Saturday, after our work with him was done, and helped show us how the process was done so that we could make our house perfect. I can't recommend him enough and we will be sure to use him for anything we need in the future!
    09/14/21
    Hailey gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Our Experience working with Phil was is outstanding! He always answered our phone calls, he made sure we understood the process of buying a house, He would check in on us to see how we were doing with the process.
    08/26/21
    Sharna gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I do not even know where to start! My fiancé and I started seriously looking a little over a year ago. When Covid hit and the housing industry went crazy we kind of gave up until Phil found the perfect house for our family with the land we wanted. We were a bit hesitant but Phil pointed all the great things we could do, so we went for it! We ran into some issues with the seller as he was subdividing the land but Phil stayed on top of everyone and continuously gave us updates as we were becoming anxious. 5 months after our offer was accepted we finally closed the sale! That same day, Phil went above and beyond and sent us pizzas and sodas to help us celebrate. Even after closing he stays in touch and has plants of contractors and such if we ever need anything!! Thanks Phil for all you have done and still continue to do!!! Same with you assistant Sarah! You have all been so wonderful even when we were frustrated! I never will work with anyone else!!
    08/26/21
    Timothy gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I bought our first home, we were referred to Phil and it was the best thing that could have happened . Phil and his team made the process so easy and worry free he was awesome we can not thank him enough, there are not words to express how truly grateful we were to have him on our side. Know matter what time of the day he was always willing to answer questions, And trust me we had a lot of them; His knowledge of the whole process was unbelievable! Once the big day came and it was finally time to move into our new home he bought all of us dinner and had it delivered it was amazing. It is to bad we are only able to give him five stars because he deserves a million. Anyone looking for a home or even thinking about it needs to have Phil help them. I know the friendship we created through the whole process earned my trust and a life time or referrals. Do not look any further call Phil !!
    08/20/21
    Joe gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    This was the 5th family sale Phil assisted with, and his selling philosophy has netted us the maximum value for our houses each time. His quality home photos, networking and social media reach is top notch and attracts the attention of true and legitimate buyers. We will continue to trust Phil with all of our future home sales and purchases without hesitation.
    08/08/21
    Meaghan gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was extremely helpful throughout the real estate buying process and a lot of fun to work with. He is very knowledgeable about the foundational aspects of a house and knew exactly what to look for in each house we toured. This was invaluable in the current market where home inspections are continuously waived in order to have offers accepted. Thanks to Phil, I could not be happier in my first home!
    07/23/21
    Joe gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was awesome me very helpful with everything
    07/21/21
    Sarah gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is wonderful to work with! He is knowledgeable and very accessible. We were pretty overwhelmed but he made the process of buying our first home so easy! Highly recommend anyone in the market to buy a home to give Phil a call!
    07/21/21
    Noah gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I cannot say enough good things about working with Phil. In a challenging market for buyers, Phil provided knowledge, experience and relationships that were crucial to successfully buying a new home. It was also clear early on that Phil was someone I could trust, and that trust ended up resulting in an accepted offer very early on in my search. Seeing houses with Phil was like touring with a home inspector, property manager, and real estate agent all in one. He would identify areas that would require investment down the line, highlight elements of a home that might mean it would get overlooked by other buyers, and would make suggestions as to improvements one could make that would increase the value of the home for eventual resale. As a first-time homebuyer, Phil did a great job of walking me through the process of identifying, visiting, putting in offers on, and negotiating the purchase of my home. All of this was done under increased restrictions due to COVID, but at no point did I feel limited in my ability to learn everything I needed to about each house we were seeing. I cannot recommend Phil enough, and I am certain that he will be my go-to real estate agent for many years to come.
    07/21/21
    Chase gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil did an amazing job! From setting me up with lending agents and realty lawyers to helping me (a first time buyer) understand the ins and outs of purchasing a home. I definitely recommend Phil as a realtor to anyone thinking about making a home/ property purchase!
    07/21/21
    Tony gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was extremely friendly and helpful. As a first time homebuyer, he made sure I fully understood everything in the process and broke down how things worked. Very quick to respond to any questions, and worked with me to get the best deal possible out of the buying process. Highly recommend anyone looking for a home to buy or sell to use Phil!
    07/21/21
    Joe gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is a thorough professional with a great staff. Being a professional investor, I appreciated Phil's wisdom, knowledge base, creativity and ability to work a listing for maximum sales price. I highly recommend Phil and he is my Realtor in Rochester.
    02/22/21
    Dorene gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is excellent. He goes above and beyond for his clients. He explains every step along the way and gives proper expectations. He even has contacts for after the sale help. I am very satisfied with my new home and I recommend Phil Kovach to anyone looking for a new home!
    01/28/21
    Matt gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil and his team were incredible. From start to finish they kept communication open and honest. As a first time home buyer I had a ton of questions, and they never made me feel stupid or like I was bothering anyone. In fact they explained every detail until I was comfortable and completely understood every aspect of the process. An example of Phils dedication... I mentioned a house I was interested in. Later that afternoon he sent pictures and already checked out the property himself. Pictures and detailed descriptions of what he saw. Positive and negative to give me an honest view of the house. Obviously was not just trying to sell a house. He truly wanted us to find what we were really looking for. Very knowledgeable about every aspect of homes. If we had a specific question he could not answer off the top of his head, he looked into it, found the answer and got back to us immediately. For being so professional and thorough he was still so comfortable to work with and talk to. I recommend him to anyone, especially to first timers.
    01/25/21
    Jacob gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was so great to work with. Sent him a link to house I wanted to look at and next thing I know we are scheduled to look at it right away. He does a great job giving suggestions and does not push you to rush into a decision. Definatelt suggest Phil to anyone looking to buy or sell a house hes a top notch guy!
    01/25/21
    Katie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was AMAZING!! He helped us with the sale of our first home and the purchase of our new home. When things got crazy he always had our backs and was very encouraging and supporting. I honestly cant thanks him and his team enough. I will recommend him to everyone I know that's in the market!
    01/22/21
    Laura gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil Kovach and his assistant Sarah are absolutely exceptional . This is my second home buying experience with Phil and I cannot say enough wonderful things. He is so positive, professional and genuinely cares about his clients. He never made me feel like I was annoying him. Even during a pandemic and homeschooling his kids, he always found time to show me houses that were usually an hour away or more. Even with the market being insane right now, Phil always got back to me right away. He was always honest with me, which I greatly appreciated and was able to negotiate all the things we wanted and more. I would absolutely recommend Phil Kovach to everyone, over and over again. Thanks for everything Phil :)
    01/21/21
    Mark gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was very professional, figured out what my home was worth, listed it on the market, web pictures were excellent, and sold my home in 3 days
    01/21/21
    Nikki gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil & Sarah were amazing through the whole process of buying a home. We are very thankful for an amazing team that they are. Phil explained so much to us and was so quick to have us look at houses we were interested in.
    01/21/21
    Katie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil has been the biggest help through our whole home buying process. We started off not quite sure if we were ready to sell. He worked with us not only to market our home to the right group of buyers but also gave us his input on every aspect we were unsure of. He made it easier for us to make informed decisions during both selling our home while buying a new one. He is the most responsive and friendly agent we have ever come across in a professional setting.
    01/21/21
    Dean gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is a top notch professional! You just do not experience this level of professionalism very often today. We have referred several friends and will continue to refer anyone looking for realty guidance!
    2020
    10/17/20
    Chris gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    First one would go through. I think he was top notch, and brought a lot of experience and professionalism to the table. He was always willing to go above the task and put himself in tight situations. Whether it was in an attic or crawl space to see if there was mold, knowing we had child. And I liked his quote, "the sales not the end of the relationship, its the beginning."
    10/10/20
    Brian gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil came into our old that we were looking to sell and let us know what needed to happen before listing. Phil helped guide us through the process of selling and buying of our homes. He went through very detailed explanation of things and was very honest about everything. Even knowing it took a little bit, Phil helped our growing family there first house together, and we couldn't be happier. Phil and Sarah were very helpful through the whole process, and let us know were we stood with things. Very much appreciated with everything, thank you Phil and Sarah.
    10/08/20
    Dasha gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I started looking for a house almost 2 years ago. We were moving into a town and a new state, not knowing anyone. We worked with 4 different realtors before meeting Phil and I am so THANKFUL he was recommended to us. As soon as we met with him, he set up us with a MLS search, which none of the others did. When Phil would take us to look at a property, he would get check almost every inch of the property for us. He went down into dirty basements, peeked his head into attics to check the roof, etc. We have never worked with a realtor that went so above and beyond. I would highly recommend Phil!!
    10/07/20
    Theresa gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I think Phil is a great agent. He knows his stuff and how to explain it to us. Always available for questions. Great personality. I will definitely be using him again.
    08/31/20
    Trevor gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil helped us sell our home and he has been absolutely amazing to work with. He is always available, incredibly professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. He really makes you feel like you are his only client or priority
    08/17/20
    Peter gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is extremely pleasant & enthusiastic, handling both our sale & purchase. He made valuable suggestions for repairs & upgrades in order to obtain top dollar. We looked at many listing photos online but Phil's are incomparable and certainly added to the appeal of our home. Phil also kept our safety in mind during the Covid pandemic. His strategies allowed for both a quick sale & purchase. HIs knowledge of home values allowed us to take full advantage of the market at this time. As a senior couple that hasn't moved in 26 years and during the Covid pandemic, Phil's attention to our needs & quick communication at all times has made a smooth & seamless transition to our new home.
    08/12/20
    Rachel gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Wouldn't have went with anyone other than Phil. He knows what he's doing and always put us first.
    08/12/20
    Michael gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We chose Phil based on the multiple positive words from friends, he did not disappoint. Phil did not come in to take photos and put them online, then leave. He had an actual strategy and plan that best fit our situation in a town that needs a house to stand out for the right reasons to garner the attention a seller would want to see. The amount of offers we got on the house based on how he put everything together for us was incredible. We got offers that were beyond the number we had expected, or had hoped for. His whole team was on top of everything and very helpful from the very first minute all the way up to us selling our house. We couldn't recommend them enough to anyone who is looking at a home, selling, or even buying a home. He has also been very important in helping us navigate the process of building a house. He has taken the time to talk to our builder for us to get the terms understood before committing. This level of professionalism made us feel more comfortable every decision we made along with his guidance. I will recommend Phil and his team to everyone I know.
    08/12/20
    Amanda gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil made the process of listing and selling our house so easy! He is knowledgeable, and always available for questions. He made us feel like we were his only client!
    06/11/20
    Marian gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is an excellent realtor. During the entire process of finding our new home and selling our current home, he has been knowledgeable, responsive, and very professional. We highly recommend him for buying and selling a home. I have already recommended him personally to other family members and I can't wait for them to find the success that we have found since the day we shook Phil's hand. If you're looking for an agent who's on your side and who will strive to find your happy ending, Phil is your guy!
    05/07/20
    Erin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    If you are looking to buy or sell your house, I strongly suggest that you contact Phil Kovach. Phil helped our family members to sell their houses in the past, and he recently helped us to buy our first home! Phil always has time to answer any questions, which was life-saving for us as first-time home-buyers. He not only gave us the answers, but he taught us some of the in's and out's of home buying and home ownership so that we could move forward with more knowledge and skills in our toolbox for the future. Phil also has a wide network of contacts with other companies and individuals - he was able to provide us with contact information for a lender, an attorney, an insurance company, and multiple contractors for installation work on the house. I fully trusted Phil to provide us with all of the information that we needed in order to make an informed decision, and to have our backs during the negotiation process. I had complete faith that Phil would be able to guide us through the many steps of buying a house, while respecting our budget and our timeline. Thank you Phil for everything you've done for us, and I looking forward to working with you again in the future!
    04/28/20
    Kim gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We met Phil about a year ago to help us with our house hunt. During our initial meeting, we noticed right away how attentive, thorough and focused he was on our needs/wants for a new home. We were able to find our dream home in February, and with Phil's excellent negotiation skills, we were able to beat a higher offer. Phil then put our house on the market and we couldn't have been any happier with the sale! Once the pandemic hit, he was always available to answer any questions and handled the unprecedented situation with ease. Phil and his team have been incredible to work with! They are professional, detail oriented, kind, and hardworking! We would recommend Phil and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell.
    04/27/20
    Lin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is a true pleasure to work with. His outstanding communication skills and professionalism make the stressful buying and selling process very enjoyable. He is very attentive to our needs and gives us honest suggestions to make the right decisions. He is very self-motivated. He achieves the goals of each stage a lot faster than we expected. We are lucky to have Phil as our real estate agent and highly recommend Phil.
    03/02/20
    Rebekah gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We are not even done going through the home-buying process and our experiences with Phil and his team have been impeccable. Phil and Sarah go above and beyond making their relationships exactly that - clients are not "clients" they are family and it is clear that this team cares about us as people. Professional, passionate, and authentic.
    2019
    12/06/19
    Susan gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil has been great to work with - so very helpful, patient and understanding,- as we moved my mother to the state where I'm living and had to work long distance. I'm so grateful for his expertise and ability to advise us through a difficult move. I had complete confidence in him throughout the process. He is a person who cares as much about the people he works with as he does about the business. Thanks, Phil, for all you do!
    11/14/19
    Amanda gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil really listens to what I am looking for and what I want and need in a home. I am 100% confident that he will help me find the perfect home for myself and my family. He does not try to push me into buying a house simply to sell a house. He points out "issues" that we find on the walk through, gives his best estimation of what it potentially could cost to repair the "issues" and really makes me evaluate the home and the big picture of everything. Phil has been honest and informative. Working with him has been such a simple process from looking at a house to writing an offer and beyond, Phil really is in this business to find MY home, not just sell me any house that is on the market. I really feel like he is there helping me and advocating for me to find the home that best suits me. I cannot even begin to explain how much I have appreciated having him there by my side as we continue the search for my forever home.
    11/12/19
    Sandy gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was exactly what I needed in my search for some waterfront property. we sat down for about an hour one morning discussing what I wanted, needed, and the price i wanted to stay within. Thur out that hour Phil made me feel very comfortable and that he understood I needed a team that I could trust and rely on. We immediately got started and within a week he had found a property that I fell in love with and I'm only waiting for the closing date. I can absolutely say I tried doing it on my own but.I'm so glad Phil rescued me from myself. I would used Phil again and gladly recommend him to family and friends.
    11/11/19
    Ann gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    After the passing of my mother I needed to sell her home.a coworker recommend Phil Kovach . I'm so glad I listened to my coworker. Phil has been a joy to work with and would recommend highly. Thank you Phil Kovach for all you have done.
    10/09/19
    Andy And Allison gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is second to none. His attention to detail, professionalism and ability to bring a positive to any situation were exactly what we needed. From handling the stress of packing up, and moving with a toddler and wth another on the way, Phil was with us every step of the way. His guidance was on point in every situation that came up and he was always available whenever we had a question. In the end he brought us to a beautiful new home and helped us sell our house for well beyond what we paid. I have and will continue to recommend and refer Phil to all my family and friends.
    10/09/19
    Monika gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was instrumental in helping us find a dream home. From the beginning his knowledge of the area and the market helped set our expectations and start our search in the right direction. In the end he was able to help us get our dream home in a great location at a great price.
    10/08/19
    Joe And Cori gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is honest, professional, and dedicated to helping his clients achieve their home buying dreams! Thank you Phil. We highly recommend you to our family and friends!!!!
    10/03/19
    Cassie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Only met a couple times, but I really enjoy the honesty and care. I'm glad u got the opportunity for us to work with phil. Straight forward, and doesn't seem like hes just looking for a sale.. communication great. I enjoy the time and effort.
    10/03/19
    Stephen gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Buying or selling a home can be a very emotional experience. There are so many moving parts that need happen on time. Phil is a true professional in this industry. Phil is able to navigate from buying or selling to the finishlineYou will never have doubt in his knowledge and excellent communication.
    09/25/19
    Larry gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    If buying a house was like buying eggs at the grocery story, we wouldn't need realtors. But when you think about the legal, financial, social/emotional, and subjective nature of real estate, the 'moving parts' are daunting. The shear number of hurdles to jump from start to finish are, at times, overwhelming. The reason I am so willing to recommend Phil is that there is no other realtor in Rochester that I would want leading, pushing, cheering and a few times, carrying me through the processes for the purchase or sale of a property. Phil knows the ins and outs of neighborhoods, pricing, condition, finances, and potential. But what really sets Phil apart, for me, is his intuitive knowledge of people. And, after all, it's so often Phil's ability to navigate the interpersonal, that gets a 'so sorry' to be 'Congratulations!'.
    09/24/19
    Tyffani gave Phil 4 stars out of 5
    Phil was great especially since this was our first experience buying a house, we didn't know what to expect going into it but he helped us out a lot along the way with whatever questions we had he was there to answer! We had a great experience with buying our first house and if we ever needed to upgrade on our house we would surely go back to Phil!
    09/23/19
    Emily gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was phenomenal through our entire process of selling our house and purchasing our new home. Through all of the setbacks he kept on pushing for us and never gave up. He is the most genuine real estate agent I have ever met and will be recommending him to anyone and everyone that talks about buying or selling their home. I cannot say thank you enough and I'm so glad we chose you to guide us along the way!
    09/20/19
    Cassie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is great to work with! He is quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we have. He made the listing process for our house very simple and straight forward. I would definitely recommend Phil.
    09/20/19
    Mark gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was a great find. My mother needed to sell her home and Phil took us through the process in a highly professional manner. He answered all her questions and stayed in touch frequently. I would highly recommend Phil Kovach and his team at Coldwell Banker Custom Realty Mark H
    09/19/19
    Corey gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    When I first started the home buying process I had a completely different realtor who in my eyes didn't accomplish any task we had handed him. I switched over to Phil right when I found out about the first time home buyer program. After that it was nothing but smooth sailing. Any questions I had Phil would answer his phone at any given time. He made the experience very rewarding for me and my family. When we found our house he was just as excited as we were and moving forward if we had to buy another home within the next 10 years there's no doubt in my mind we use him again thank you for everything!!
    09/19/19
    Leeann gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Phil over the past few years with both buying a home and selling for Residential and Business. All of my deals have been great! I would highly recommend Phil.
    08/19/19
    Kelly gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    This was my third time working with Phil and every time has been seamless. He's very easy to talk to and quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had.
    08/15/19
    Katie gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Despite some setbacks we had during the process of buying our home, Phil made sure that we were taken care of. He also went above and beyond with our expectations with our furnace/ac mishap. It is extremely appreciated. To me, Phil was very genuine during the whole process as well. He wasn't your 'typical' realtor. Despite his busy schedule he was always following up with us in a timely manner. I can't thank him enough for everything. I have already recommended him to other friends. We are so happy in our new beautiful home. Thank you Phil!!!
    07/03/19
    Lisa gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil communicated through the buying process and was attentive to my needs.
    07/02/19
    Mohamed gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    A +++++ thank you for help me found my house with all the features we love .. Philip is a nice person too I recommend him to everyone Thank you so much
    06/06/19
    Kevin gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I worked with Phil Kovach to sell my father's home, and I couldn't have been more pleased! We received multiple offers the next day the house went on the market, thanks in large part to Phil's incredible work. Phil took some great photographs which created foot traffic and brought in serious buyers. Although we received multiple offers, Phil was wonderful in keeping the transaction moving along as we move to closing. He was always available to answer our questions (and the buyers!). He was so responsive and a great person to work with. We had a great experience!
    05/23/19
    Brent gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Selling an existing home and buying a new one can be a daunting task. That process becomes much easier when you have the right Realtor guiding you through the process. Everything from setting a fair price on your existing home for creating "buzz" and a price war to negotiating a fair price on the new home...are high on the list for what folks in the market hope for. Phil did just that during my experience with him. In addition he was able to help me navigate a few issues which kept the deals together and made every situation feel like a win-win for all parties involved. It was evident Phil posses a special ability to make his customers feel valued, respected and cared for. Its obvious that Phil's real motivation is to help his clients accomplish their Real estate goals and not just do it for a commission check. We have never had the conversation but I have a hunch he operates under the MO that if he keeps his focus on his customers and what they need/want, the rest takes care of itself...I know that I always felt that way with him. As proof of "putting my money where my mouth is" I have referred Phil not only a handful of family and friends but my own Mother as well. In conversations with them, I can confidently say they agree with my sediments above. The common theme here is, Phil is not just interested in selling or helping you buy a home, he is interested in EARNING a friend that makes you feel like you can count on. I will be in the market shortly for investment property and surprise, Phil is well versed in that market too...I guess I know who I will be leaning on to help me with that! Thank you for you steadfast dedication Phil, I have no doubt you are going to have a long and successful career not only in Real Estate but in anything you choose to do.
    05/22/19
    April gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is trustworthy, personable and focused. As somone whinhas just entered the makert as a buyer he gave me the hard facts on what I need to get started on my journey and provided the resources for me to get there. I will be buying my first home with Phil.
    05/22/19
    Pete gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil does a great job with his clients and the personal touch he brings to the table. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home
    05/15/19
    Angie And Tim gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We chose Phil after our interview to help us find a place due to a job relocation. His approach to working with clients allowed us both to set expectations for how we would work together and he held up his end of the bargain the whole time. We firmly believe he was interviewing us as much as we were interviewing him. His team including Sara his associate provided us multiple contacts to schedule showings, advice on where to look by area and any research we needed was executed flawlessly. He made himself available to our schedule while also allowing us the flexibility to see open houses on our own. With as competitive as the market currently is in the Rochester area, Phil gave us the information we needed to make a sound offer, didn't push us to change our values even when we couldn't reach an agreement with one particular seller. When we found the home we ultimately purchased, Phil was there through closing. He has a great network that has helped us identify mortgage brokers, painters, flooring teams and is a resource for people who don't know the local area. We are sure he will continue to be a resource for us as we settle in to the area, since we trust him and may need to leverage his list of trusted service providers. We would recommend him to anyone, whether you are a first time home buyer and need a little more help or a seasoned buyer. He and his team will help you all through in every stage of the process.
    05/06/19
    Norman gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    There was a great guy to work with he helped me with my first home purchase and I wouldn't hesitate to use them on my second third fourth or fifth. He communicated well and was able to answer my questions either on the spot or would call me back with the answers in timely fashion. It's great working with him and I look forward to working with him again in the future, don't hesitate to give him a call.
    03/16/19
    John gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil has done a truly professional job in selling our home. He is a very dedicated individual who established a great relationship with us. He evaluated our home's potential selling price after studying the real estate market in our area. The results were outstanding. Our home sold at a great price over asking, with several offers on the first day. We were extremely happy with the results . His attention to detail and daily communication to us kept us fully informed in the process of selling our home.
    03/14/19
    Rich gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was very professional and knows his craft well. We were very pleased that he gave us all the services he promised. We listened and made the changes to our house and it sold on the first "Open House" he held and for $$thousands more than the asking price. If we had to go through it all again we would definitely use Phil again.
    02/26/19
    Heather gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    "We were so fortunate to be referred to Phil and his assistant Sarah Sweeney. He knows the market and whether a house is priced at it's true or potential value. His dedication and negotiation skills really helped us buy our first home. He went above and beyond to make sure we found the right house for us. Phil & Sarah worked around ours and their own busy schedules for house showings and after hour emails/phone calls with updates and direct communication. Even during the final stages he made sure we were taken care of before any papers were signed
    01/29/19
    Brad gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil just quarterbacked a two house transition for our Daughter that frankly I thought he couldn't pull off. He didn't skip a beat even with one obstacle after another presented itself. Closed one house on the last business day of the year and the other on the first day of January. Unbelievable, great job. I don't know why I was surprised since I have seen Phil work before. Thanks, Brad Champlin
    01/23/19
    Kylie And Adam gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    We love Phil! He has helped us both buy and sell a house and he was a huge help and incredibly patient with us through both experiences! He gave great insight to what we should do to get a house ready to sell and helped us get an offer that the house deserved. We wouldn't use anyone else.
    01/23/19
    Nick gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is very likeable and has consistently demonstrated great attention to detail, communication skills and knowledge within the Rochester Market. I fully recommend using him to help in any real estate need. He makes the process easy!
    01/23/19
    Amanda gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil was absolutely amazing from the very beginning. He is pays attention to detail, truly listens to what you're looking for, treats you as though you're the one he's working with, is extremely patient and understanding and never gets worked up when things go other than planned. I would highly recommend him and do on a regular basis.
    01/21/19
    Eric And Imani gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil always returns calls, answers all questions, and is there with you through the whole process. Best real estate agent in Rochester....can't recommend him enough.
    01/17/19
    Tony gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Phil professionally and personally. Working with Phil Kovach @ Coldwell Bankers will exceed your expectations. The home buying process can be a stressful time but with Phil's guidance, knowledge and availability he makes the process as smooth as possible. Phil always has your best interests are heart. I would highly recommend Phil to all friends and family.
    01/17/19
    Sean gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    I've been working with Phil for several years now and can always trust his advice and know that he will be looking out for me and my best interest. If you're looking for someone who will be trustworthy and hardworking, Phil is your guy!
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    10/02/18
    Eric gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil is a dedicated real estate agent, who was always available to answer questions! His ability to market our home led to an immediate bidding war! I have recommended Phil to friends and family.
    09/20/18
    Tommie And Angela gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    From the time that we first met with Phil we felt immediately comfortable with his service to us. We never felt pressured, misled or questioned about anything. He is an outstanding person with care and compassion towards his clients. We feel we got the highest level of customer service with a personal touch we could ever receive! We are truly grateful for all he has done and blessed he has crossed our path. We speak very highly of him among family and friends and would recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
    08/30/18
    Elizabeth gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Phil has guided us through buying and selling. His professionalism and communication is absolutely top notch. He was always available for questions/concerns and always responded promptly. We felt confident along every step of the process. He is a strong advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Phil even if you're just starting out and have questions.
    08/28/18
    Sarah gave Phil 5 stars out of 5
    Along with helping us buy a house (a multi family house), Phil also helped us find tenants for our rentals. It was a big move for us as we were buying our very first home while taking on the responsibilities of a landlord at the same time. Phil helped educate us on what we would need to know as landlords and supported us through the purchase process as well as the tenant search. He continues to help us even now by providing advice and recommending businesses he has worked with in the past if we are looking to have something done around the property. I have never met a more dedicated agent and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

    My Experience

    • Licensed since 2007, On average I sell between 70-80 homes a year
    • GRAR Sales Master Gold Award Winner 2015 - 2017
    • GRAR Sales Master Award Winner 2012- 2013
    • REMAX %100 Club 2013 - 2017
    • GRAR Sales Master Platinum Award Winner 2018
    • Coldwell Banker International President's Elite Award 2018
    • Coldwell Banker Custom Realty Pinnacle Award 2018 (Office's Top Producing Agent)
    • Coldwell Banker International President's Elite Award 2019
    • Coldwell Banker Custom Realty Pinnacle Award 2019 (Office's Top Producing Agent)

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • NYS Real Estate Sales person License. 2007
    • NYS Real Estate Broker license course 2015
    • NAR since 2007
    • GRAR member since 2007
    • GRAR Ethics Review Panel Member
    • GRAR Professional Development Panel Member

    My Community Involvement

    • United States ARMY Reserves 2009 to present
    • Active Duty ARMY 2004 - 2008
    • RWCCO Community Orchestra
    • Help Base Greater Rochester Veteran Services and Support

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