Phil Swan

Director

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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" Excellent Work! "

From our initial meeting with Phillip Swan and Sarah Andrews I knew they were the people we wanted to handle the sale of our property. They listened to our perspective, offered invaluable advise on how best to approach the sale and worked very hard to meet our needs. At all times Phil’s and Sarah’s focus was on delivering us the best possible result and they were in constant communication with us. Within a week of our property being on the market we were receiving offers above asking price, which was set above other realtors appraisals, and by the second week our property was sold. If you are selling a property then these are the people you want working for you as they will deliver the best possible results. We really appreciate having Phil and Sarah as our agent and are very grateful for the fantastic outcome they achieved for us.

Les

" Superlative Service "

I was already impressed with Crawford's service as my property manager, and when the time came to sell, I knew that they would be the ones to get the job done. Phil made the entire process seamless and easy, even with COVID-19 restrictions and me being interstate. I always knew what was happening with the process, and felt that the advice I was given was always in my best interest. I could not recommend anyone higher to deal with!

Courtney

" Agent extraordinaire! "

Genuine, caring, thoughtful, meticulous, realistic, honest, dynamic, prompt and extremely personable are just a few adjectives I would use to describe Phil Swan. He has certainly set a very high standard that others in this industry may find difficult to attain.

Daphne

" HIGHLY RECOMMEND PHIL! "

This was the first time I have sold my home in over 25 years. I thought it would be a daunting experience but Phil from Crawford Real Estate was professional, very knowledgeable, informative, relaxed and friendly. My home sold quickly and I am happy with the price I received. I would highly recommend Phil and the team at Crawford Real Estate

Sue

" Phil is very professional! "

Phil is very professional, polite and the process of listing was quick and painless. Phil knows the market very well and came up with the best strategy to get the result we needed

Mark

" PROMPT SALE "

Phil and Sarah from Crawfords are extremely down to earth and knowledgeable and we felt from the outset that we were all on the same page with what we were trying to achieve in the sale of our house. Nothing was a bother to them and our house was sold in less than 3 weeks for a price we were very happy with. They have also been attentive in the after sales process and we are looking forward to settlement 2 weeks from now.

Mandy & Kev

" A fantastic result! "

From our initial meeting with Phillip Swan and Sarah Andrews I knew they were the people we wanted to handle the sale of our property. They listened to our perspective, offered invaluable advise on how best to approach the sale and worked very hard to meet our needs. At all times Phil’s and Sarah’s focus was on delivering us the best possible result and they were in constant communication with us. Within a week of our property being on the market we were receiving offers above asking price, which was set above other realtors appraisals, and by the second week our property was sold. If you are selling a property then these are the people you want working for you as they will deliver the best possible results. We really appreciate having Phil and Sarah as our agent and are very grateful for the fantastic outcome they achieved for us.

Dianne & Kathy

" Wonder & Very Professional "

Wonderful and very professional, all staff were very polite and could help you no matter what the question was. Would highly recommend Crawford Real Estate Lambton.

Seller of house in Elermore Vale

" Really Great Experience "

Having sold 4 houses in my life, i would like to say that selling with Phil from Crawford's Real Estate has been the best experience that i have had. He was honest with no bullshit marketing and sales pitch. The fees with them were low and my sold within a week. I would strong suggest Phil and Sarah from Crawford's if you want a stress free experience in selling your house. Other real estates need to take a leaf from their book on how to deal with potential sellers, thank you

Louise

" Finger on the Pulse "

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.

Seller of house in Shortland, NSW

" Pleasure to meet & do business with "

Great response time to messages sent on a Sunday afternoon and was able to negotiate a time for a private inspection that suited both us and the vendor. A great pleasure to meet and to do business with.

Buyer of house in New Lambton, NSW

" Pleasure to deal with "

Pleasure to deal with, was able to get a private inspection on a property with late notice no problem at all and no sales pitch or pressure was put on us to buy the property. Very genuine person to deal with.

Buyer of house in North Lambton

" Excellent work, very professional "

Phil conducted the sale of my property in a very professional manner. I was always informed as to what the status was and to how things were progressing.

John

" Professional Approach "

Phil's professional approach and market insights were exceptional. With only 5 days on the market, Phil and his team were able to secure a buyer for our home at a price above our expectations. His honest perspective and advice is refreshing to see in the real estate industry. Communication and attention to detail are key attributes we were looking for in selecting an agent. Phil demonstrates both making our selling experience exceptional.

Seller of house in New Lambton, NSW

" Poise & Proffessionalism "

Phil handling this complicated, deceased estate sale with poise, professionalism and the highest levels of effort, honest communication and contactability. Thank you Dear Sir!

Seller of house in Shortland, NSW

" Phil is exceptional! "

Phil is an exceptional estate agent. My wife and I were ever impressed with Phil's constant communication and attention to detail with all aspects of our sale. Phil is honest, realistic and always provided us with genuine and reasonable advice. Our sale was successful due to Phil's professionalism, organisation and commitment to a smooth and professional process. Thanks Phil, we really appreciate your assistance and wish you all the best for future sales.

Bodie & Cassie

" Excellent Agent! "

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

Lizzie

" Above & Beyond "

Phil Swan and his team at Crawford Real Estate went above and beyond to sell my home in North Lambton. With Phil’s strong knowledge of the Newcastle area, along with Phil’s friendly precise personality ever box was strongly ticked in getting my property listed, promoted and SOLD. Phil’s knowledge and continuous helpful guidance was able to find us our new FOREVER HOME! This review comes with a very high recommendation to contact Phil Swan if you are in need of selling or buying in real estate.

Seller of house in North Lambton, NSW

" Phil knows his stuff! "

I was impressed with Phil's thorough knowledge of the local market and the diligent way he went about each task from preparing the property for sale, marketing, following up lease like a terrier and the sale itself. Phil was easy to deal with, communication was easy and timely and made us both comfortable with probably the biggest financial transaction in our life from beginning to end. The sale has gone off without a hitch and I would recommend Phil to anyone wanting to sell.

Peter

" Excellent Communicator "

Phil was great to deal with and an excellent communicator. He took all the stress out of buying a house through his friendly, approachable yet professional manner.

Buyer of house in New Lambton Heights, NSW

" Friendly Proffesionalism "

Phil recently sold my home, achieving an effortless sale & an incredible outcome. Full credit of the sale is owed to Phil’s exceptional knowledge & experience in the Newcastle market. The sale of the property was complex & Phil’s craftsmanship allowed the entire process to flow flawlessly, whilst he carefully supported a highly anxious interstate vendor. I have not experienced this level of friendly professionalism in over 20 years of renting, purchasing & selling throughout Australia.

Seller of house in Lambton, NSW

" Timely Communication "

Phil's diligence and timely communication is impressive and i would recommend him to anyone considering selling real estate. His knowledge of the local market is also impressive.

Seller of House In New Lambton

" Phil’s craftsmanship allowed the entire process to flow flawlessly "

I have been working with Phil in the management of my investment property for over 18 months, which has resulted in a seamless and effortless sale, achieving an incredible outcome. Full credit of the successful sale is owed to Phil’s exceptional knowledge of the Newcastle market and experience in the industry. He assisted me to make decisions on when to place the property on the market, the marketing strategy to achieve the highest possible results, as well as carefully managing the existing tenancy to support the marketing and selling process. The sale of the property was complex and Phil’s craftsmanship allowed the entire process to flow flawlessly, whilst he carefully supported a highly anxious interstate vendor. I have not experienced his level of friendly professionalism in over 20 years of renting, purchasing and selling across multiple states of Australia. I cannot thank Phil enough for what he has achieved for me and the future I now have as a result of his performance.

Kylie

" relaxed & stress free experience "

From the first call to enquire about the property Phil was extremely professional, knowledgeable & friendly. He was always one step ahead of the game in the buying process & kept us up to date with how the sale was progressing. He made the purchase of our home a relaxed & stress free experience.

Buyer of home in Wallsend

" I would be happy to recommend Phil to friends and family in the future. "

In the few months I was looking for a house Phil was easily the best agent I dealt with. He was very personable and I didn't feel pressured or pursued like I did with some other agents. His honest and open nature made him a pleasure to deal with and I think he really helped broker a fair deal that both parties were happy with. I would be happy to recommend Phil to friends and family in the future.

Buyer of home in Birmingham Gardens

" Very Proffessional "

Phil Swan dealt with selling this property in a most professional manner, working exhaustively, in difficult circumstances to close the sale with the best possible outcome for the vendors. He was highly knowledgeable of the market, ensuring a realistic but competitive sale price. Phil's ability to communicate effectively, always in a happy, positive way never leaving anything to chance enabled the family to sell their life-long home smoothly and easily.

Vendor of home in Birmingham Gardens

" We would recommend "

Phil knowledge ,experience and professionalism has helped us succeed where others failed. We recommend Phil to anyone that is looking to sell their property..

Vendor of home in New Lambton

" Great job! "

Phil had a genuine willingness to assist us with our purchase. We had the challenge of buying a property from interstate and Phill provided us opportunities to view the property outside of inspection times. He conducted a fair negotiation process so that we felt like we had every opportunity to buy the property. We also felt that he always acted in the best interest of his Vendor which was good to see. Service continued post sale as we prepared the property for rent from interstate. Great job!

Buyer of house in Adamstown

" Start Packing, I'm selling this house. "

star star star star star Start packing, I'm selling this house We chose Phil as a result weeks of scouring the internet for reviews, number of properties sold in our area and local knowledge. Our property is in a unique location and some may be put off at first glance but on inspection it proves more than worthy of serious consideration. In the weeks from when we first spoke to Phil to being ready for our first open house, a number of other similar properties sprung up in the same area, configuration and price range. So we were resolved to a lengthy time on the market and potentially discounting our asking price to get it over the line. Nope! Phil snagged 2 strong bidders on day 3 and rode the winner over the line in the first week for the top figure in our buyers guide! Phil kept us up to date "blow by blow" during the whole process with encouragement, while calmly preparing us by saying confidently, I'm selling this house today. Phil has renewed our confidence in the Real Estate industry, having had some shockers over the years. We cannot recommend Phil & Crawford Real Estate too highly and are grateful we chose the best agent.

Pete & Heather

" Highly recommend Crawford Real Estate "

Phil and his team were an absolute dream to work with. Their communication was second to none and the knowledge of the market was excellent. Phil worked with us to get the price we were after and always kept us informed with honest feedback. Highly recommend Crawford Real Estate and will look to use them again in the future.

Lisa & Ross

" Would highly recommend Crawford Real Estate Lambton. "

Wonderful and very professional, all staff were very polite and could help you no matter what the question was. Would highly recommend Crawford Real Estate Lambton.

Seller of house in Elermore Vale

" Thank you! "

Phil handling this complicated, deceased estate sale with poise, professionalism and the highest levels of effort, honest communication and contactability. Thank you Dear Sir!

Vendor of House in Shortland

" Pleasure to deal with "

Pleasure to deal with, was able to get a private inspection on a property with late notice no problem at all and no sales pitch or pressure was put on us to buy the property. Very genuine person to deal with.

Buyer of house in North Lambton

" Exceptional Selling Experience "

Phil's professional approach and market insights were exceptional. With only 5 days on the market, Phil and his team were able to secure a buyer for our home at a price above our expectations. His honest perspective and advice is refreshing to see in the real estate industry. Communication and attention to detail are key attributes we were looking for in selecting an agent. Phil demonstrates both making our selling experience exceptional.

Seller of house in New Lambton

" Highly Recommend "

Phil’s personalised service, thorough local property market knowledge and excellent communication really put us at ease. We were kept informed by Phil and his team every step of the way, from the advertising campaign to the exchange of contracts. Phil always went above and beyond for us and as a result achieved an amazing outcome, with a street record price for the sale of our home after only one week on the market! I highly recommend Phil and the team at Crawford Real Estate.

Mel & Ev

" Really Great Experience "

Having sold 4 houses in my life. I would have to say that selling with Phill from Crawfords Realestate has been the best experience that I have had. He was honest with no bullshit marketing and sales pitch. The fees with them were low and my house sold with in a week. I would strongly suggest Phill and Sarah from Crawfords if you want a stress free experience in selling your house. Other realestate needs to take a leaf from their book on how to deal with potential sellers. Thank you Phill and Sarah.

Vendor of 11/292 Park Avenue

" FANTASTIC RESULT "

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.

Dianne

" SO HAPPY! "

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.

Nathan

" Awesome experience "

Absolutely loved the experience we had with Phil. Went over and beyond for us! Couldn’t recommend a more down to earth agent. Will defintely be using Phil and the team from Crawford’s

Tate (vendor)

" 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.

Vendor

" 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.

anita

" 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.

Mitch

" 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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