“We’ve had a business relationship with Phil Hoover for 15+ years and have closed more than one hundred transactions with him.
Phil continues to be a leader in our industry in terms of his knowledge and expertise in the real estate field.
He operates with a high level of integrity and his clients continue to give him referrals and be life long customers because of the excellent customer service he provides.
Phil has been a leader in the social media arena as well.
His blog always provides current and helpful real estate trends, sales and statistics and he always gives his information from a truthful perspective.”
Mark Tidd President
“Thank you so much for all the effort you put into helping us purchase our house.
You took us step-by-step from the beginning, guiding us through this journey.
Whenever a question or problem arose, you had the answer, knew someone who could fix it, and followed through!
We have learned so much from working with you.
You turned out to be the best “random” phone call we could have made once we decided to start this home buying process.
You made all the difference!!”
Mark and Terry de Jong
Mark and Terry trusted me enough to buy their home sight-unseen without having met me.
We met for the first time after closing when they moved in to their home.
“We can’t say enough about Phil’s kindness, thoughtfulness, and expertise in not only helping us find a house, but a home.
As soon as we walked in the front door to inspect it, we knew it was ours.
Phil’s dedication and his “I’m not just your realtor, I’m your friend” approach, made all the difference in our search for the right place in Idaho.
He began helping us before we even left Connecticut – showing us where to look online, what not to look at (to save us time and money), and sending us his blog and a list of things not to forget to do before we headed West.
We’d recommend Phil to anyone in the process of home searching or selling without reservation and wish him all the best.
He certainly made our lives much less hectic and worrisome during the process.
Thank you for going the extra mile in our home search ~ you certainly knocked it out of the park!
Way to go, Phil!”
John and Joanne Scovill
To any of you reading this who are planning on moving to or relocating within the Boise area, you will not find a better, more professional Realtor® than Phil Hoover.
He is simply THE BEST! After moving to the Treasure Valley from out of state, we rented for a couple years to find out exactly where we wanted to buy.
We fell in love with the Eagle area and when the market stabilized we set out to find a Realtor® (something we dreaded when there are a hundred on every corner, most of them clueless).
An internet search turned up Phil’s website and after browsing through and reading his blog and the testimonials, we figured we’d found a good Realtor®.
Phil met with us to find out our needs and price range, and the next day he gave us a packet with several homes matching those criteria.
After narrowing it down to a few homes Phil took us around, and we appreciated that he pointed out the bad along with the good points of each home.
Our first offer was on a “short sale” which ended in disappointment after we’d been in escrow more than three weeks (the sellers tried to get us in a bidding war); however, it wasn’t long before Phil found us a better home in a better neighborhood for the same price!
Phil put together a solid offer and, with the help of his great support group (lender, inspector and others); we were able to close escrow in just three weeks.
Phil has many years of experience, is knowledgeable, extremely organized, returns calls promptly and is a great negotiator – all that plus being a genuinely nice and honest guy with a great sense of humor makes it a pleasure working with him.
When we once told Phil we couldn’t believe how attentive he was each step of the way, his reply was “You’re just getting my standard level of service”.
Phil, we can’t thank you enough for everything!”
Mike & Becky Ansel Lexington Hills
“My wife and I started exploring a move to the Boise region in early 2008.
We were attracted to the Ada/Canyon area but concerned as we had never purchased a home in an unsettled, declining market.
Some real estate agents we have met in the past were marked optimists who would never term a property overpriced or identify negatives.
Many had never worked in a “bear” real-estate market.
I discovered Phil through his web site and blog and recognized that he both had many years of experience and was willing to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the local market and specific properties.
From our first meeting we found him to be very professional, organized, knowledgeable, and remarkably attentive to detail.
After dragging him around Ada and Canyon Counties on two visits, we found several appealing houses.
Phil helped us research and understand their individual advantages and disadvantages and also referred us to two very experienced, professional loan officers. With pre-approved financing, he carefully crafted our purchase offer.
Through the initial (accepted) offer, inspection, financing, closing, and final home walk-through, Phil remained consistently organized, accessible, patient, and insightful.
We not only appreciated his professional skills and wise counsel but those of the equally gifted professionals whom he recommended.
Dr. and Mrs. Bill England
“I cannot say enough about how much I appreciated Phil’s expertise and professionalism.
We had to move out of state right at the time the market was starting to go down.
I only wish I had known Phil from the start.
I went through two different real estate agents over a year’s time with nothing.
Through his honestly and knowledge of the market, I listened to his advice and he sold our home for us even in the present market conditions.
Phil went above and beyond handling our sale while we were 2,000 miles away.
I would recommend Phil to anyone!
What he says he will do, he will do!
Thank you for everything!
If I ever move back to the area, I will go through Phil to purchase my home!”
Bill and Viki Edwards
“When I think of Phil as my real estate agent, I think of service with integrity.
I purchased a home while living 2,500 miles away.
What made me feel comfortable about this purchase was in total, Phil and his due diligence in researching for my home.
Not selling me a home but helping me purchase a home that met my family needs.
Before I even called and spoke to Phil I felt I knew him through his blog, his candor about the Boise real estate market was honest and direct.
The honesty probably did not put him in a favorable light with colleagues but was greatly appreciated by someone living long distance and trying to find out the truth about the market.
I appreciated how Phil always picks up his phone, returns e-mails promptly and gives me direct answers with good information.
When I finally met Phil in person, I felt like I knew him.
Phil is the real deal when it comes to real estate professional and it shows in the way he does business.
Phil researches everything and goes the extra mile in everything he does.
My family will always be grateful for Phil and the help in purchasing our home.
I feel like he is now a friend of the family.
Thank you Phil for your honesty and professionalism!”
Craig and Amber Frank & Family
“Phil came highly recommended to us by one of his past clients.
His website provided us with comprehensive browsing and “saved favorites” features.
Phil helped us assess the various subdivisions in Meridian as to location and nearby services.
In all, he previewed over thirty homes and our “favorites” were narrowed down prior to our arrival.
Phil possesses tremendous attention to detail and accurately portrays the real estate market in a straightforward and critical manner.
We are convinced that our selection process would have been overwhelming without his expertise.”
Charles and Karen Weyand
“When we first wanted to sell our house, we were prepared for a couple weeks or even a month of waiting before our house would sell.
That was before we met Phil!
He did so many things for us to make our house sell quickly!
He took the time to get to know us, so he’d better understand our needs.
He printed color brochures, contacted people who would be interested in our house, and even developed a CD with a virtual tour of our house.
How effective were Phil’s efforts?
Instead of taking a month, our house sold in just two days!
John and Carla DeLancy
“My family and I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the professional services Phil Hoover provided me and my family.
My wife and I are both Active Duty Air Force and received a short notice move (PCS).
Phil’s professionalism and attention to detail made all the difference.
He minimized the anxiety associated with making a military move a successful one.
His tireless efforts made what could have been a very frustrating first-time house sell a very successful one.
Again, we cannot over-emphasize how impressed and satisfied we are with Phil Hoover’s professionalism.
“Knowledgeable and responsive, helpful and untiring” best describes our impression of his service.”
Rob and Jennifer Laufer & Family
“We can’t say enough about Phil’s professional service and his command of the Eagle real estate market.
I am a former Realtor® who is now a private lender and investor.
I know real estate better than most Realtors®, yet I chose Phil to represent us when we decided to buy our home in Eagle.
Phil gave us his honest, unbiased recommendations, personally negotiated the purchase (he didn’t just fax our offer to the listing agent), and guided our escrow to a smooth landing, on time, with no problems or hassles.
You’re missing out if you don’t call Phil ~ he is literally “the Realtor’s Realtor®!”
Bob and Rochelle Kirkpatrick
“This was our second transaction with Phil, having purchased our home from him when we were transferred to Boise two years ago.
His service when selling was exceptional; just like it was when he represented us as buyers.
Phil sold our home for top dollar, then coordinated the home inspection, repairs, appraisal, carpet cleaning, and closing ~ after we had already left for Alabama and our next home.
He even helped us find another competent agent in our new location who represented us in the purchase of our new home there.
We would highly recommend Phil to anyone seeking professional real estate service!”
Rick and Mary Dull
“This was our third transaction with Phil.
Needless to say, we wouldn’t keep coming back if we weren’t delighted with Phil’s incredible service.
Phil tells you what you need to know; not what you want to hear.
He helped us sell our first home, design and build our custom home, and then sold that home and helped us find another terrific RE/MAX agent in Virginia when we were transferred.
Phil became more than just a Realtor to us ~ he was someone we could really trust and rely upon
Thanks for everything Phil ~ we will miss you!”
Peter Pianoto and Sherly Wirawati
“Phil suggested that we list our home at a higher price than we thought possible at first.
Then, he sold it for full price within 10 days!
Our escrow was a challenging one with an out-of-state buyer using an out-of-state lender who didn’t perform as promised, and Phil earned his money.
Throughout our dealings with Phil, he was always straightforward and delivered more than he promised.
We really appreciated the way he communicated with us and kept us up to date on what was going on throughout our transaction.
Phil is a true professional and a rare find in the real estate profession!
J.D. and Linda Smith
“Phil was awesome!
I was referred to Phil by one of his past clients while in the midst of trying to sell my home by myself.
Phil rescued me from what could easily have become a disastrous situation where I would have put myself at risk unnecessarily.
Within two days, Phil sold my home for MORE than the asking price and the deal closed on time with no surprises!
Phil delivered more than he promised (he’s a little conservative!) and kept his word throughout my incredibly smooth transaction.
It’s nice to run into a Realtor you can trust!”
“When we moved down from Anchorage and finally found a new home, we met Phil Hoover, who represented the sellers. Our agent showed a noted lack of concern with us as customers.
Phil actually ended up handling both sides of our home purchase.
Phil helped us with the home inspection, met the appraiser at the property, and coordinated the closing procedure.
That was over three years ago.
On numerous occasions since then, I have contacted Phil for advice.
He recently assisted in purchasing an investment home and gave us some good advice on 1031 exchange procedures which we utilized in this purchase.
Phil goes the extra mile to ensure that all of the paperwork and sales protocol is correct.
He conducts all business in a professional manner.
We are completely satisfied with the service Phil has provided and we highly recommend him to anyone in need of a GREAT real estate agent!”
Terry and Judy Bateman
“Phil does an excellent job for you each step of the process.
He sold my home in 9 days and was very helpful in finding me a new one.
Every tricky issue was fixed by him and I love the way he does his marketing on the internet.
He really knows West Boise and home values, give him a call–you won’t be disappointed!”
“Phil sold my Lexington Hills home ~ and I have NEVER MET HIM!
I was referred to Phil by a friend who had sold his home through Phil, after listing with another Realtor who didn’t sell my home.
By the time I listed with Phil, I had already moved out of state, but even from 1,400 miles away I felt very comfortable knowing that my interests were being looked after.
Phil was honest and professional, even when delivering news I didn’t want to hear as he addressed all issues head on.
Phil sweats the details and does all the worrying, making the process go smoothly for his clients.
He even provided great advice on how to negotiate the purchase my new home in Iowa ~ halfway across the country.
Phil delivered all he promised and more ~ he is a real credit to the real estate profession!
“We called Phil when we decided to sell our Hobble Creek home because we knew he had sold a dozen other homes in our subdivision for top dollar.
We were amazed when Phil sold our home for all cash just 9 days after listing it!
Even more amazing was the fact that the out-of-area buyer bought our home sight unseen after viewing the CD slideshow that Phil prepared to represent our home to its best advantage.
Phil told us exactly what he would do to sell our home before he listed it ~ then he delivered more than he promised.
Call Phil if you want it done right!”
Bob and Jan Theis
“We called Phil to sell our Hobble Creek after listing unsuccessfully with another Realtor®.
Despite the fact that our home backed to busy Chinden Avenue, Phil personally sold our home quickly and made sure everything went smoothly.
If you want it done right; call Phil!”
Dale and Debbie Smitchger
“Our friends Shane and Holly Baker told us about how happy they were with Phil’s service, so we called him to list our home.
To our amazement, Phil listed and sold our home for the full asking price in 12 days ~ to the first person who looked at it!
His beautiful full-color flyers were directly responsible for generating the sale of our home after the buyers pulled one of them from the flyer box and bought our home!
Phil and his team kept us informed, and every little detail went as he said it would!
If you want results, call Phil!”
Mike and Tara Ellis and Family
“I knew of Phil’s real estate skills and abilities before I called him, because one of my friends sold her house through Phil a couple of years ago.
What I didn’t know was that Phil would be both FUN to work with (he has the same warped sense of humor that I have!) and that he would keep each and every one of his promises.
From the very first day, everything happened exactly as he told me it would when he listed our home.
During our listing and escrow time, Phil was in constant contact, making sure that everything went as planned, and it was clear that he was on OUR side along the way.
His responsiveness, constant communication, and level-headed approach really impressed us.
You became a valued friend over the past couple of months, Phil, and we will miss you!”
“We began working with Phil last Fall, after deciding to move to Boise and visiting his website.
He advised us to build a new home in order to get what we wanted, then introduced us to Dave Griffin at High Desert Construction.
Phil not only helped us design our new home, but he followed it all the way from ground breaking to completion, making sure that everything was done to our complete satisfaction.
During this time, we remained home in Denver, but Phil e-mailed digital photos to us each week!
It was the next best thing to actually being there, watching our new home as it was being built!
Thanks to Phil, we are now settling into our beautiful new home in Meridian!”
Steve and Karen Burgus
“When we outgrew our present home, we called Phil for advice.
We knew we needed more room, but wanted to stick to our budget while improving our lifestyle.
Phil sat down with us and counseled us on the trade-offs of building vs. buying a larger resale home.
We decided to build and Phil helped us find a builder and a lot, then sold our Austin Creek home.
We are eagerly looking forward to moving into our brand new home by the end of February!”
Thane and Janae Beckstead
“An outstanding job by Phil Hoover!
This is our 3rd house we have sold over the years.
We thought we were happy with the Realtors before, but Phil set a new standard that no other Realtor has come close to.
If you want a Realtor who will go the extra mile while considering it a normal part of the job, then call Phil.”
Jim and Maureen Schueren
“This summer, Phil Hoover represented my wife and I on the sale of our old home and the construction and purchase of our new custom home.
Phil was able to present and market our old home so well that it sold for a great price in just eight days.
Our new home was custom built by Thompson Homes and Phil guided us through the entire process – from helping us design the home to ensure future marketability, to setting us up with Countrywide Mortgage for the best financing in the valley.
With our busy lives, it was comforting to know that someone was truly looking out for our best interests.
Phil was recommended to us by another satisfied client and we would wholeheartedly do the same. It shows when someone truly cares about what they are doing and this is apparent from Phil’s full color brochures to his very useful website.
If you’re looking for a Realtor, look no further because Phil is as good as it gets!”
Brian and Nichole Tuchtenhagen
“We knew Phil when he was our neighbor, so it was an easy decision to ask him to sell our home.
The nice thing about Phil is that he doesn’t give you a big sales pitch; he just tells it like it is and you don’t have to second-guess what he is telling you.
Phil sold our Austin Creek home in five days for our asking price, then worked through a challenging escrow and got it closed exactly as we expected!”
“Phil sold our Austin Creek home in five days for the full asking price despite a generally slower market.
His full-color marketing materials and website presence helped attract a qualified buyer quickly.
Despite a difficult escrow, he got it closed on time and everything went as planned.
If you want it done right, call Phil!”
“When I called Phil about selling my Crossroads home, I wanted a Realtor who would work hard and tell me the truth.
I knew that Phil would get results because he had already sold several other homes in my subdivision, but to my amazement, he sold my home for MORE than the asking price in TWO DAYS!
Phil delivered everything he promised and more!
It’s refreshing to find someone who keeps his promises!”
“We worked with Phil over the course of a year with selling our home, looking for an existing home, and building a custom home.
Phil ALWAYS returned our phone calls, showed up on time, and was very attentive to our needs.
Phil gave us information we needed to prepare our home for showings and was our intermediary with our builder when conflicts arose.
If you want a professional with integrity, choose Phil Hoover!”
Murry and Loralei Sturkie
“After visiting Phil’s website, I e-mailed him with many questions about buying my first home.
Phil took the time to answer all of my questions and explained the home buying process in detail until I was comfortable with purchasing my first home.
He also was able to get the financing pre-approved and helped me decide that building a new home was a good financial decision.
Thanks to Phil, I am now enjoying my beautiful brand-new home in Heather Meadows!”
“This is my second transaction with Phil in the past year!
He sold a home for me last summer and I was so pleased with his service that I called him again when I was ready to build my new home.
Working with Phil is a pleasure because he is always available when you need to talk with him!
Perhaps best of all is that he delivers more than he has to – he even helped me pick out my cabinets, floor coverings, doors, and plumbing fixtures for my new home.
Needless to say, I am delighted with Phil’s service!”
“I met Phil through my friend Sharon Scarr after telling her I wanted to buy a new home and she introduced me to Phil after highly recommending him.
Sharon was right – Phil really takes care of his clients.
He was always there for me, looking out for my best interests throughout several months as my new home was built for me.
I would highly recommend Phil to anyone who wants a good Realtor on their side!”
“As first time sellers, we didn’t know exactly what was involved with selling our home, so we called Phil.
He sat down with us and explained what we needed to do to sell for top dollar in a reasonable time.
We would have settled for less, but Phil listed our home for more than we thought we could get, then generated multiple offers for us to choose from!
Amazingly, we sold our home for more than our asking price within 30 days in a market with an average marketing time of 100 days.
We are very glad we called Phil!”
Jason and Lindsay Wood
“Phil had to work hard to get us into our first home, but he made it happen!
He got our loan approved before we went shopping, listened carefully to our wants and needs, then advised us how to get the best deal.
We were always able to reach him when we had questions and it was clear he was on our side all the way.
Our transaction wasn’t easy, but Phil got our escrow closed ahead of schedule and we are now homeowners!”
Gerad and Angie Whittekiend
“Our transaction turned into a real challenge when we learned our loan officer had left town and failed to provide loan documents to escrow less than 24 hours before our closing.
Under extremely difficult circumstances, Phil jumped in and got our transaction closed on time, exactly as planned.
You’re awesome, Phil!”
Karin Stahl and Ken Schick
“After months of using the internet to research the Boise area for real estate and Realtors, we found Phil’s website.
We were impressed and contacted Phil.
This proved to be the best move we made as we subsequently purchased a home through Phil that perfectly met our needs.”
Dan and Judy Weyand
“Awesome, incredible, professional, responsive service!
Despite a slower market after the WTC terrorism, Phil sold our Mahogany Park home in 8 days, then helped us buy our dream home in Hobble Creek too.
He delivered on all of his promises, kept us informed, and made sure everything went smoothly!”
Scott and Aileeen Auker
“As a retired Brigadier General of the U.S. Army, I know a straight shooter when I see one.
Phil told me the absolute truth about everything, advised me about how to protect my best interests, and handled everything to my 100% satisfaction.
Even though he represented both buyer and seller in my transaction, he was fair and unbiased toward both of us.
I feel fortunate to have had Phil represent me in the purchase of my Hobble Creek home!”
“When we decided to buy a bigger home, we called Phil.
He quickly got us pre-approved for our loan, then helped us decide to build our new dream home.
During very difficult market conditions after the New York City terrorism, he sold our home in 13 days for top dollar!
Phil did a great job representing us and protecting our best interests throughout both transactions!”
Kris and Daralie Kane
“Everything imaginable happened while we were trying to sell our house – technology layoffs, WTC terrorism attacks, declining market, etc.
Nonetheless, Phil stuck with it and sold our home despite all of the obstacles!
He was always available and had our best interests at heart throughout our transaction. We would highly recommend Phil to anyone seeking highly professional real estate service!”
Pete and Sabrina Schroeder
“Having worked with Phil for several months, we are highly appreciative of his responsive service, skills, and attention to detail.
The one thing that stands out for us is that he was always on our side, telling us the truth about our transaction instead of just trying to make the sale.
Amazingly, he actually told us NOT to buy one home we wanted to buy because he correctly anticipated problems in advance!
Phil is a true professional and he worked hard to make sure everything went right for us!”
Pat and Donna Donaldson
“We didn’t even think it was possible to get the kind of real estate service Phil delivers!
When he listed our home, there was no sales pitch – just straight talk about how we would get the job done for us.
Then, he went out and made it all happen just like he said he would, including a very challenging closing with an out-of-state buyer who had an out-of-state lender.
We were very pleased with Phil’s service!”
Soon and Kim Hong
“Outstanding, highly-professional service from the very first time we called!
Phil more than delivered on his promises to show up (on time), tell the truth, and return phone calls!
Most important, he personally sold our home in 26 days and guided us to a trouble-free closing 22 days later.
In a world where it is often difficult to get good service, Phil really delivered!”
Kent and Kelly Fugal
“Phil surpassed all our expectations! We have never had such excellent service!
This is our third home and the previous agents we worked with didn’t provide a fraction of the service Phil did!
He was extremely thorough and professional and returned our phone calls and e-mails promptly.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone buying or selling a home!”
Shane and Holly Baker
“We recently sold our Hobble Creek home with the help of Phil Hoover and, to say the least, we were well satisfied. Phil is extremely thorough, competent, and very knowledgeable.
He does an extreme amount of research and gives you the best advice in an honest, straightforward manner.
We highly recommend Phil!”
Joe and Bernadine Algino
“Promises made were promises kept – from the first day I met Phil until closing.
Phil told me exactly what he was going to do to sell my home, then he went out and did exactly what he had promised – in 27 days from listing to an accepted full price offer!
Better yet, there was no self-serving sales talk, and he was always available when I needed to talk with him.
If you want honest, reliable, responsive real estate service, call Phil!”
“Buying your first home can be scary, but Phil helped me and made it easy from the very first day.
He took the time to explain the home buying process, helped me find the right home, protected me with a thorough home inspection, arranged my financing with a low down payment, and made sure everything went smoothly – right down to the closing!
Thanks, Phil, for helping me become a first-time homeowner!”.
“When we relocated to Atlanta, we needed to find a competent Realtor to sell our home in Boise.
We received one of Phil’s newsletters, checked out his website, and listed our home with him without even meeting him in person!
Phil sold our home in 5 days for more than our asking price; then closed the transaction 15 days ahead of schedule to save us an extra month’s interest on our FHA loan!
His primary concern throughout the transaction was to do what was best for us; not what was best for him!
Needless to say, we would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for the best Realtor in Boise!”
Jim and Donna Borda
“As first time homebuyers, we didn’t know quite what to expect, but Phil took time to explain the home buying process, how to get a loan, and answered all of our questions throughout the transaction.
He even referred us to a lender who approved our loan within three hours!
If you are thinking of buying a home, especially if you are a first-time buyer, do yourself a big favor and call Phil!”
Neil and Rayna Neil
“As luck would have it, my husband was out of town when I found the home of my dreams.
Despite the challenges, Phil made everything work and my husband was even able to visit his website and view pictures of the home before I made an offer.
Phil was surprisingly available and always answered the phone or returned my calls promptly. It was nice to be able to get prompt answers to my questions throughout the transaction.
My escrow closed on time, with no problems, which was quite an accomplishment given the circumstances!”
“Thoroughly professional service from the very beginning!
16 days from listing to sale; then another 17 days to closing without any surprises.
No self-serving sales talk; just plainspoken honest advice on what would work best for us.
We would highly recommend Phil to anyone seeking highly competent, responsive real estate service.”
Chris and Amy Reino