It was in 1990 that Principal, Jim Phillis, started his successful and thriving career at Phillis Real Estate. Jim’s first roles in real estate were Sales Consultant and Property Manager. During this time, Phillis Real Estate had no residential or commercial rental properties under management. Rental properties were uncommon in those days, but Jim saw something in this area that made him realise that the potential of having a property management division would increase exposure and create in today’s terms, “a database of clients.”
Within 5 years, Jim built his property management division in residential to 222 properties and his commercial division to 109 properties. “I must say, it was a big challenge. I learned a lot and it made me realise how important customer relationships are as loyal clients are the backstop of your business,” Jim said.
Currently, Phillis Real Estate manages over 1200 properties, residential and commercial combined. Phillis Real Estate has over 25 employees; there are managers for each department, with the future projected growth to reach 35 plus personnel and in over 400 square metres of office space.
Jim was born in a family of real estate and he has never looked back. Twenty-five years later into his successful career, Jim has earned the trust, respect and credibility from clients and colleagues alike. “I fight to the end for my clients and staff and make sure I deliver what I have promised. That comes from my personal and family goals of always reaching for higher expectations,” Jim said. “Also, I believe my managing of staff has made me a better person with a better outlook on life.”
Jim loves spending time with his family, especially for a game or two of indoor and outdoor sports with his two children. Sport and fitness play a major part in his life. It’s Jim’s second passion after real estate. Jim loves to cycle, run and swim – his favourite types of fitness.
“I’m big on family commitment and I have created a family commitment at Phillis Real Estate. I enjoy every minute of the Phillis team bonding and growing together,” Jim said.
Please browse through Jim's profile and for any questions or queries, please contact Phillis Real Estate on 08 8212 5899.
My markets:Adelaide, Keswick, Hope Valley, Brooklyn Park, Modbury Heights, New Port, Thebarton and Mitchell Park