Phil has been a licensed real estate broker since 1997—he actually took the class never intending to become a realtor, but fell in love with the industry. Phil’s background in property management, construction, and rehab led him to wanting to learn more about real estate, but ultimately introduced him to his calling. Consistently ranking in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors, Phil’s transaction volume far exceeds the industry norm.
Phil is Short Sale and REO certified, utilizing his prior experience in construction and rehabbing homes to help his clients navigate the process. Specializing in investment analysis, multi-units, and residential real estate, Phil understands the nuances of the Chicagoland market. Phil believes that maintaining accessibility and open communication with his clients is the key to his success. His focus is always on what is best for his client’s specific needs, and he works tirelessly to achieve their goals. Phil truly enjoys helping people, and sees the connections made through each transaction as the best part of his job.
A Northwest side native, Phil enjoys getting out and exploring the city and suburbs. He loves to frequent Edison Park’s many restaurant and nightlife options—this gem of a neighborhood is one of his favorite areas in the city. Always setting aside time to give back to his community, Phil supports Misericordia and St. Jude’s efforts regularly.
Great guy !! He did a fantastic job from start to finish !!
Phil Mistrata is an amazing realtor, with a lot of local knowledge about the neighborhood, and the house market... He is very responsive, and helped us negotiate the buyer of our house... He did stayed with us on every step of the process, giving us suggestions, recommendations and helping us with all process. I would recommend Phil in a heart beat.
I am an Investor and have worked with many realtors in many markets. I can say without any hesitation Phil is the "BEST IN THE BUSINESS!" bar none! My first phone call to Phil was in November 2018 to run comps for me on a property that wasn't his and he didn't question motives or whether or not he was going to make money off it (which I've had realtors refuse because they weren't making an immediate profit) and we have closed on 1 property since then already and are closing on 2 more in less than a month and my guess is many more after that. Phil will be listing every property we fix for sure. Wouldn't even consider using anyone else. He knows his business. Phil is already like family. I am bringing him some smoked fish on my next trip in exchange for some "sauce" and we have scheduled a fishing trip next summer where I am going to put him on some trophy walleye and panfish. I Love this guy!
Phil Mistrata, helped to price, list for sale, show multiple times, negotiate price differences and ultimately sell the property for my mother. Phil provided us with frequent updates on the sale/showings via emails and phone calls and answered all of our questions quickly and professionally throughout the process. Phil's personal involvement was critical to selling quickly at a good price. I highly recommend Phil and his team.
Phil is a friendly, understanding, consummate professional. I had a unique home that we were selling as property (teardown). Phil worked quickly and thoroughly to get the property listed. We had an offer and contract signed soon after. The offer was contingent on the buyer selling their home and when they didn't sell right away they continued to ask for extensions. We agreed for awhile until Phil said enough. We discussed our options and terminated the contract. Phil quickly relisted the property. Two weeks later Phil called to say we had a buyer. Final phase and on to closing was smooth sailing. The closing was quick and simple. Phil and Dave handled everything. Thanks Phil and staff for getting us through this stressful time. I appreciate all your help!
I really don't know where to begin. I had a very complicated situation with the sale of my home. I needed someone I could completely trust. Phil is that person! He was the utmost professional. Extremely knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. Very kind and compassionate and respectful of the difficulty of the sale of my home. I truly do not think any other realtor would have been half as patient. As considerate and kind as he was he is a straight shooter. He tells it like it is, guides you in the direction he feels you need to go in. Makes suggestions based on his years of experience. But always knows it's the clients ultimate choice and respects it. Just a great guy that truly cares about his clients.
I would recommend Phil to anyone who needs help buying a home. He made the process simple and easy. His expertise is well above average. He went the extra mile for us every step of the way. To us it was most important that we could trust the Realtor we were working with and we never had reason to doubt him.
Phil was great to work with. He was very responsive and walked us through every step of the way. As first time home buyers, we had lots of questions he answered all of them and no question was too stupid. If he didn’t have the answer, he was able to point us in the right direction. He also made sure that we were comfortable with all our decisions. He was very professional and worked hard to make sure we got what we wanted. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend working with Phil!
Phil was very professional and helped us find a home. He showed us so many houses until we found the right one. He answered all our questions. I want to thank Phil for everything he did for us.I would recommend my family and friends to him. Thank again Phil for helping us find our home and never giving up on us.
I am so grateful to have gotten a very high recommendation from my brother who had hired Phil. Phil is outstanding an all areas of real estate. I am so pleased with the purchase of my home through Phil. Phil has in-depth knowledge that goes beyond real estate which I was grateful he shared with us. Phil has vast experience in real estate, strong communication skills, professional and excellent negotiating skills. I would highly recommend him to all!
Phil Mistrata was wonderful to work with. He gave us expert advice and took care of every detail. We worked together regarding pricing and marketing. Everything went exactly as planned. The house was listed, sold and closed within 7 weeks. We highly recommend Phil Mistrata and the In Town Group.
Phil was an incredibly responsive and easy to work with realtor. As a first time home buyer I was incredibly intimidated by the process, Phil was patient and walked me through each step of the buying process. I have just moved into my new condo and could not be more excited!
Phil went above and beyond with helping us find the perfect home. Phil was informed and attentive, while responding to all questions and concerns in a timely manner. Phil took us out to see numerous properties over several months with no pressure until we found the home we wanted. His knowledge of the area and professionalism made this home purchase an easy transition. I would definitely recommend Phil to find your home!
I have employed Phil before. This is the 3rd property transaction using Phil Mistrata and I can honestly say he is incredibly knowledgeable about market conditions, he is honest with me when pricing and buying property and I always feel better about purchases and sales after talking to Phil. I have recommended Phil to many friends and wouldn't hesitate to do that again. He is more than just an agent, he is a friend. Can't miss Realtor.
Dealing with Phil is awesome. He makes you feel as though you are talking with a trusted friend rather than a customer. He explains all facets of the process, answers questions right away whether I asked via email or text. He gives expert guidance on numerous topics as well which will save you time and money. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received. Phil is a professional, do yourself and your family a favor and CALL him if you are even considering buying or selling real estate.
Phil was referred to us by a relative and could not be a more positive and knowledgeable real estate person. He knows just how to get through the complicated process of buying a home. Phil knows what the bank needs, what the buyers need, and most importantly, what you need. He is a true professional.
Phil is a great guy! He really knows his stuff and always made time for us and our busy schedule. He brought us into his office and explained everything on the contract line by line to make sure we knew what we were getting into. Even though it took some time, Phil found us the best place for our needs and worked out a great deal for us as well. I would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a new home. Thank you, Phil!
Great experience, Phil is very easy to communicate with, he returns calls promptly. He's very knowledgeable and gave us great information to help us make decisions. He introduced us to an equally impressive loan agent. He genuinely cared about us finding the home that was right for us, never pushy, just very patient and cheerful. We trusted him with the sale of our home as well and were so happy with the options he offered us. Would highly recommend Phil as an agent.
Phil is very knowledgeable, honest and helpful. He was always willing and able to show us properties we wanted to see. We are first time home buyers and Phil took his time to explain everything to us and was very patient. We highly recommend Phil to anyone.
Phil Mistrata is the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I really appreciate his extensive knowledge and straight forward attitude. He will tell you what you need to hear and not just what you want to hear. I trust him completely to do what's best for me and my family. His expertise has also help me rent my condo to great tenants. His in-depth search for potential renters have yielded tenants that have rented for several years and took very good care of the place. I can honestly say that I don't know what I would do without him. Thanks Phil!
I've worked with Phil for many years and he's always delivered for me. He finds extraordinary value for me when I'm buying a property, and as my broker to lease units i have never experienced a single month of vacancy.
Phil helped me buy my 1st house back in 1997 and I having been using him for all my real estate needs ever since! He has lived in the Chicagoland area all his life, and really knows the market. He has always been professional, trustworthy and I consider him a friend. You can't go wrong with Phil as your realtor he will give it his all.
Phil Mistrata was an excellent Real Estate Professional. Not only was he knowledgeable about the properties in the areas we needed to explore, but he was also extremely knowledgeable in the details that we may have missed had we not had his expertise on our home search team. Phil took the extra time to get to know exactly what is was that we were looking for. He was extremely responsive to all of our requests and had excellent negotiating skills. We feel that we received a great value in our home for the money that we invested in the purchase. He was invaluable, and we wouldn't choose anyone else for our real estate transactions.
Phil is a seasoned professional in the Chicagoland real estate market. He leverages his knowledge of the local market to maximize the value to his clients as both a buying and selling agent and his years of experience brings a grounded perspective to what can be a very turbulent process during negotiations and at the closing table. As a property owner, manager, and developer in Chicago, Phil has seen it all. He is able to see real estate transactions from every angle and is an expert in guiding his clients where they want to go. In my case, I was wavering in the decision to sell or keep my investment property with my renters scheduled to move out. After reviewing the market in the surrounding neighborhood, the number of units currently under construction in the area, and the approximate cost of pending maintenance for the building, we decided that selling the property was in my best interest. Several weeks of showings proved difficult due to scheduling conflicts with my tenants (and their dog). After talking to Phil, he assured me that a vacant unit would be much easier to market and sell. At the risk of lost rental income, I offered my tenants an early lease termination and they agreed. We had a full price offer two weeks after my tenants moved out. Phil's expertise turned a difficult decision into a solid real estate deal.
Phil's knowledge and guidance helped us to secure the perfect property for our family. He had our primary residence under contract in 2 days. He has been very responsive and handled our questions with a great amount of composure. He kept us grounded and confident that everything will work out. He has a broad understanding of the local market and has proven to be a masterful negotiator who seems to really like what he is doing and takes pride in his job. I would recommend Phil to friends and family. One last property to sell...very thankful for his support and encouragement throughout the entire process!!!
Phil was so knowledgeable about the markets and value of my property. He is a real gentleman, professional and I value his advise because he really cares about his clients. The photo's and staging were perfect. It showed beautifully. I would recommend him any time if you want the best!
It's always a pleasure to work with Phil! Phil helped me buy my home in 2009, and sold it for me just recently (late 2013). In this market, I expected my condo to be on the market for months, but it sold in less than 2 months. Phil's greatest attribute is his honesty about the market conditions, real estate process, and related options, advising on the best next steps but not overbearing in any way, so you can make the appropriate decisions based on your timeline and financial needs.
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