We’ve had a business relationship with Phil Hoover over the past 19 years and have closed more than 100 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 lifelong 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
I’ve worked with Phil, and his investor clients, for the past 17 years while providing property management services.
I always appreciate Phil’s straightforward approach when we work together to meet our mutual clients’ needs.
His extensive real estate experience and market knowledge allow him to cut to the chase and quickly find solutions for all involved.
When I work with Phil, I don’t have to guess what he means because he’s direct and straightforward.
He also has a unique ability to communicate complex real estate issues in language that’s easy to understand; often combined with some dry humor.
It’s a pleasure working with Phil because he’s organized and knows his stuff!
I can’t say enough about my positive experience with Phil!
Phil was referred to me by my sister and brother-in-law, who were referred to him by my brother in-law’s mother (a successful California Realtor® ), who has also completed several transactions with Phil.
How’s that for working by referral?
Phil went above and beyond during my buying experience.
As an out-of-state buyer, I needed a lot of guidance about the Boise/Meridian/Eagle area. We had numerous phone and email conversations before my first visit that focused on things that were important to me, as well as information about various areas and accessibility to shopping, health care, and future growth.
During my first visit, Phil gave me an informative tour of the Boise area and explained the details and trade-offs of each area.
Thanks to our extensive preliminary communication, Phil understood what I wanted and thoroughly researched the listing inventory for ideal solutions.
In the end, Phil recommended building a new home in Meridian so I could get what I wanted.
I was unable to travel to Meridian after deciding to build, so I trusted Phil to select a lot and help me find a plan that met my needs.
Through his close working relationship with the Brighton Homes, Phil secured a premium lot and a home plan that met my needs and wants perfectly.
He even sent me weekly photo updates during the ten months while my home was under construction!
I have worked with other Realtors® in the past, but I’ve never experienced the level of professionalism, expertise, knowledge, and responsive service that I enjoyed while working with Phil.
If you have the opportunity to work with Phil, you’ll be glad you did!
I employed Phil Hoover as my Realtor® in August 2018 after he was referred to me by a colleague who had used him in several home purchases.
I was impressed by his ethics, honesty, and knowledge of the real estate market in and around Eagle.
Phil knew what made a good home purchase, and, more importantly, what didn’t.
He was forthright and accurate in providing instruction, steering us in the direction we needed to go to end up in the custom home we wanted.
I was also impressed with Phil’s level of service. He went out of his way to help us get settled and comfortable in our new community.
In my opinion, we couldn’t have had a better person than Phil to assist with our home purchase.
Charlie and Cindy K.
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 W.
My wife and I started exploring a move to the Boise region in early 2008.
We were attracted to the Ada/Canyon county areas, but we were concerned because 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 blog and recognized that he 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.
Dr. and Mrs. E.
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.
Soon and Kim H.
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.
Phil didn’t “sell” me a home; he helped me find the right home for my family.
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 picked up his phone, returned e-mails promptly, and gave 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 F.
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 home so well that it sold for a great price in just eight days.
With our busy lives, it was comforting to know that someone was truly looking out for our best interests.
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 blog.
If you’re looking for a Realtor®, look no further, because Phil is as good as it gets!
Brian and Nichole T.
Phil is one of the best agents I’ve worked with to find the best deals for me.
He always puts himself in the client’s shoes and looks at a property as if he is purchasing/selling for himself or his family.
His effective communication, detail-focused business strategy, integrity, and trustworthiness are just a few of many qualities why I would choose him again for future real estate transactions.
I came across Phil’s BoiseBlog.com a few years ago while researching the Boise real estate market before buying more investment properties.
I was impressed by Phil’s deep knowledge of the local real estate market, as well as his transparency, honesty, and lack of sales talk.
I had followed Phil’s blog for several years because it included useful information that was helpful in my education process.
I knew, from reading Phil’s words, that I had found the right real estate broker to represent us in our future real estate deals.
When we decided to sell and met with Phil at the property, I felt like I had known him forever. He walked through the property with us and pointed out many areas that needed attention so we could sell for top dollar in a short time.
Phil was honest with us the whole time. He told us what we needed to know about selling our property; not what we wanted to hear. That first visit confirmed that he was “for real” as he anticipated potential issues in advance and provided helpful advice.
Phil’s advice resulted in a top dollar sale within a week, followed by a closing in less than 30 days.
I was out of the country when it came time to close, but Phil arranged a smooth closing by anticipating everything that was needed to close during my absence.
I’m glad we had Phil to guide us through our selling experience.
I’ll be using his services again in the future, for sure.
I would highly recommend Phil to anyone interested in selling or buying real estate.
We’ve known Phil for over 20 years, and during the course of those years, we’ve bought and sold several houses with Phil as our Realtor.
Most recently, he helped us sell my late mother’s home, which was quite a challenge due to the condition of the house.
Because we didn’t live in Boise, we relied on Phil to arrange and oversee several repairs that needed to be done.
After his research on comparable homes in the area, Phil put the home on the market, generated seven offers in the first 24 hours, and sold it for considerably more than the asking price.
Phil made the whole process easy for us by sending documents electronically, eliminating the need to travel to Boise.
We highly recommend Phil Hoover to anyone ready to buy or sell.
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