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Bio

Phil Chen

 

PRESIDENT

Phil Chen, President of Sybarite and Founding member of Compass Mid Peninsula, was also formerly a Founding Partner at KW Peninsula Estates and San Francisco. Phil buys and sells homes in some of Northern California’s most sought-after neighborhoods, and he does it with great success. His achievements are due in large part to his diligent work ethic, natural enthusiasm and skilled professional support team. Having sold more than a quarter of a billion dollars in real estate, Phil and his team are one of the premiere real estate groups in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus in the Peninsula. Phil’s experience gives him the ability to successfully transact on a variety of assets including single and multi-family homes, land, new developments, mixed-use commercial and residential leasing, but his true expertise is in the luxury sector.


Phil didn’t choose real estate as his first career. He built and developed a successful career in the fitness business before finding his true calling. Phil owned private personal training studios in the San Francisco Financial District, which catered to Fortune 500 CEO’s, bankers, brokers, lawyers and other affluent clientele. Although it may seem like quite a leap between his two careers, Phil quickly found that they are quite closely connected. “My clients became my investors and business partners, buying investment properties and commercial developments,” he says. He obtained his broker’s license, and in 2006, sold his gyms and entered the real estate field full time. He opened Sybarite without ever working for a larger brokerage, using the knowledge he accrued largely on his own through his family’s investments, observation, intuition and experience.


Phil’s approach is uniquely different in nearly every aspect from that of his peers. “I don’t see myself as another Realtor, but rather, as your neighbor, friend and an investor in your business,” he says. “I am a serial entrepreneur and that gives me a different perspective on deals.” As a businessman who explores new ideas on a regular basis, Phil makes a point of keeping an eye on the market, looking for new opportunities and trends. “My team and I use a variety of formulas and worksheets to consistently track and monitor each micro-market which allows us to add value beyond what any buyer could find online. We have a vast network of real estate related professionals which gives us knowledge and information that is often advantageous to our clients.”


Phil views Sybarite as a boutique luxury brand all its own, which now benefits further from the national support of Compass. Phil is consistently ranked amongst the top agents in the nation.

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650-204-1920
License # 01715177

Margie Swain

 

Buyers Specialist

After earning a Master’s Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in both Marketing and Psychology, Margie Swain dove right in to the real estate industry. She began her real estate career in commercial real estate and asset management in San Francisco for 3 years before breaking into residential real estate. After making the switch, she went on to work with Ken DeLeon as the #1 Real Estate Agent in the Country per WSJ. She continued to work with top real estate teams in Menlo Park and Los Altos before becoming an joining Pacific Union as an independent agent.  Margie is able to utilize her experience as an agent combined with her marketing degree to provide insight into the current market trends and demographic analysis to our clients. Her degree in psychology has proven extremely helpful in negotiations, and she uses her educational background to help put together the best most effective marketing campaign for each specific listing. She specializes in working with first time home buyers and is happy to walk them through the process. Margie is a Los Altos native and focuses specifically in the Los Altos and South Corridor area.

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650.906.9498
License # 01841281

Anne Katzenmeyer

 

San Francisco Specialist

Born and raised in San Francisco, Anne Katzenmeyer has unequaled knowledge of the Bay Area. Anne is a skilled negotiator and trusted counselor, with keen insight into the Bay Area real estate market.

Anne began her career in finance and worked for many of Wall Street’s biggest firms, including J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. Coupled with this financial expertise, Anne also has extensive real estate experience through her family background – managing properties, navigating landlord tenant issues, and overseeing condo conversion processes. Anne’s clients can count on her for exceptional client service, marketing and negotiation skills. If you're looking to sell your home, or need help finding a home that’s right for you, you can count on Anne.

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415-269-6321
License # 01893724

Julie Boc

 

Real Estate Consultant

As a local who lives & works here on the San Francisco Peninsula, Julie accumulated much knowledge of the Burlingame and surrounding cities real estate market. As an agent for Compass office in Burlingame/San Mateo, her job is to help clients make educated decisions with their real estate transactions. Julie is dedicated to providing unwavering customer service. Being a mother of 3 beautiful children she knows that time is precious and will work efficiently to getting your home sold and still yielding you the highest offer the market will allow, so you can move on to the next chapter in your life.


With a strong background in financing and real estate investing, Julie enjoys sharing her experience with clients. Having personally been through the process of buying her first home, investing in an investment property, selling, and even leasing commercial spaces have found the process at times to be daunting. As a real estate agent, Julie look to make transactions much easier by walking individuals through the whole process. Leading with honesty and transparency makes for long lasting clients and friends.

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408.309.3328
License # 01887476