Phil Swan


I am passionate about people and building long lasting relationships with them. I love living in Newcastle and am very parochial about how great it is to live in such a wonderful part of Australia.

I pride myself in building strong rapport with clients due to my professionalism, honesty and high work ethics.

Prior to becoming the business owner of Crawford Real Estate and business partner at Robert Crawford Property Management I worked at Newcastle Permanent Building Society (The Perm) for over 10 years in business development and relationship management, in-fact the last 5 years as the Treasurer.

Having worked in the finance industry for over 20 years mostly in the Financial Markets sector, I have gained extensive knowledge of how the mortgage market operates and how this relates to the Reserve Bank of Australia when it is setting the official cash rate which influences the interest rates banks charge for mortgages. This has a major impact on the housing market when it comes to people buying and selling their homes which can be very stressful and with my knowledge I help my clients understand the process and lessen the stress.

My passion for getting the best results for my clients is matched by my passion for supporting local charities such as Variety the Children’s Charity and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Crawford Real Estate provides services including property sales, property management (rentals) and will work with clients for all their requirements relating to real estate. 

Away from work, I love spending time with family and friends, travelling, collecting wine, playing golf, watching the Newcastle Knights and enjoying the lifestyle the Newcastle region has to offer.

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Phil Swan really does have his finger on the pulse of the market. His appraisal, although higher than other agents, was spot on. He was in constant communication and offered invaluable advise on how to achieve the the best possible results. Within the first week we had several offers at the higher end of our asking price and within 10 days of our house being on the market it was sold at a price considerably higher. We are thrilled with Phil’s professionalism and the result he achieved for us.



I am so glad we used Phil as our agent - from our first meeting he demonstrated his extensive knoweldge of the area. He guided us through the process with the transparent and open communicatio ansd he was extremely supportive to us. On every discussion he alleviated any concers we had. He is approachable and always available to talk. I can't recommend him highly enough.


" 12 Marcus Street waratah west "

My partner and I recently bought our first home through Phil Swan at Crawford Real Estate. Phil was incredibly welcoming, approachable and knowledgeable at the first open house we attended and communicated very openly and honestly throughout the whole process. We have been blown away by Phil’s generosity and the way in which he went out of his way to make the whole process easy for us the buyers as well as for his vendors. He will be the person we look to for any future dealings in real estate. We could not be happier.

H Craggs

" Fantastic Agent, Fantastic Result! "

I cannot recommend Phil highly enough!! The sale of our property was handled with the upmost care and professionalism. Phil has an extensive knowledge of the property market and used this information to effectively negotiate the sale of our property, for a price that exceeded our expectations and resulted in a 'Street Record'. If you are considering selling and want someone that you can trust, someone with superior communication and who will strive for the best possible result, you will find that with Phil.

Kirsty (Vendor)

" Outstanding Agent "

We highly recommend Phil Swan as he has an outstanding knowledge of the area and as we sold our first home, he always gave us good, experienced advice and organised us well.

Calla & Taeuk (Vendor)

" Agent of Choice "

From the first time that I met Phil Swan I found him to be engaging, motivated and show great empathy surrounding the circumstances of the sale of my family home. Phil displayed superior knowledge of the market, trends, strategies to achieve a favorable outcome and communicated this effectively. Phil's successfully uses an inclusive approach with vendors, working together with the vision of achieving a positive outcome. Phil's prompt reliable service lead to the quick sale of our property at a price we were happy to accept. I would recommend Phil as an agent to any prospective vendors with the confidence in knowing that they will be well looked after and Phil will strive to achieve the best outcome possible outcome at all costs.

Jillian (Vendor)

" Great Agent "

Phil's knowledge of the area and market made us feel comfortable that we chose the right agent and the results he achieved for us, both in price and time on market were exceptional. Phil was very approachable and kept us informed throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Phil

Kyle and Deb (Vendor)

" Highly recommended!! "

We have used Crawford’s for our last 3 house transactions and found them to be reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable! Thanks Phil and the Crawford team!!

Neil and Annette (Vendor)

" Friendly Manner "

We have been in our family home for about 40 years and have not bought or sold a property in that time. Phil made us feel very comfortable with our decision to use Crawfords Real Estate and Phil for our sale. Phil has a very friendly manner and acted professionally at all times, he was only too happy to answer our many and varied questions. He kept us informed of all aspects of the sale. We appreciated his attitude and help during our sale process.

Rob and Sue Waterman (Vendor)

" Retirement Sale "

Phil pulled together trade's and artist's to present the property in the best light. Very pleased with the professional and high standards leading to to an easy sale in a downward trending market.

Andy (Vendor)

" Great Communicator "

We could not be happier with Phil's knowledge. communication and expertise. Selling a house is stressful, but Phil made it so much easier by keeping the lines of communication between us and potential buyers open. He was always contactable and responded quickly to questions. He managed some complicated aspect of our sale skillfully and even found us a good Solicitor.Above all else, Phil got us a great price quickly because he knew the market and provided honest accurate advice. Highly recommended.

Steve (Vendor)

" Phil is a friendly and helpful Real Estate Agent "

Phil worked very hard in getting us the house we loved despite the hurdles along the way...Efficient, patient and kind.

Fran (Buyer)

" Retirement Sale "

Phil pulled together trades and artist to present the property in the best light. Very pleased with the professional and high standards, leading to an easy sale in a downward trend.


" 5 Nerigai Close Elermore Vale "

We highly recommend Phil and the team at Robert Crawford's Real Estate. We sought out a few different agents and our decision to go with Phil prove to be the right choice. Phil's friendly and professional approach eased us through what can be a very stressful experience. His guidance and advice helped us achieved the outcome we were after in a very short time indeed. Thanks, Phil and the team at Crawford's.

Rika & Bernard

" 210/18 Throsby Street wickham "

Phil has been an enormous help to my partner and I as we navigated the process of purchasing our first property. He was very patient with us and our work schedules and we really appreciated the transparent approach he has.


" 27 Exploration Street west wallsend "

Phil is very approachable and provided credible advice before, during and after my sale process. I was not well versed in market conditions at the time, but I believe he nailed the asking price which meant we got a good price and a buyer was found quickly. I will be contacting Phil again next time.


" 12 Marcus Street waratah west "

We found Phil quickly established a rapport with us, listened, kept us informed, and was easy to talk with throughout the process of selling our property. His approach was professional all the way through. He demonstrated sound judgement in matching the buyer for our property, and his market pricing proved to be accurate. His negotiations lead us to a great outcome. Our property sold within a few days, at a price which exceeded our expectations.

Kevin & Sue

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