REVIEWS FROM ZILLOW:
2/19/2015 Phil Raices is the best realtor I have ever met and with whom I had the pleasure to work. Phil sold my parents house back in 1996, when no other realtor would touch it. He came in and helped them clean up the house, got it ready for showing, gave emotional support, and sold their house. When it came time to sell my house in 2014, (knowing how terrific Phil was, but being swayed by friends who said to go with a realtor who had a great closing record),I went with the other realtor. What a mistake! She did anything but sell my house for me, she didn't give me great advice, and when I realized she wasn't working for me, I switched to Phil Raices. What a smart move on my part, albeit a little later than it should've been. Phil came in, priced my house at the correct amount, gave me the emotional support I certainly needed by then, and sold my house! I'm just sorry I didn't have him sell my house in the first place, because it certainly would have sold months before it did. All I can say is that hindsight is 20/20. Based on the experience I went through, I would advise everyone looking for a realtor, to call Phil Raices first!!! -Barbara
Phil Raices exceeded all our expectations in renting our apartment. HIs clients must be numerous, based on how many showings there were and how quickly they occurred. Because of this, we ended up renting (our apartment) to a wonderful tenant who fit our needs perfectly. We ran into a few issues that were our responsbility to address. Phil expedited solutions based on his many longstanding contacts in the community. We didn't expect it, but Phil made calls on our behalf, put us in touch with (the right helpful) people. We would not have been able to rent our apartment as quickly without his help. Phil did not stand to get a very large commission in helping us, yet we felt we were important to him. We felt he cared to understand and respect our wishes. He was patient with us, courteous and kind, which is not always the case these days. (It seems) the way he treated us is based on an excellent work ethic and overall positive personality. Thank you Phil, you really did right by us! We appreciate you! - Mary Vygantas and Monika Sabalis
Hi Phil, hope you're doing well. We actually just got our internet up on Monday, so even though we're still living among the boxes, things are actually feeling a bit more normal.
After searching on the internet for months, combing through the different realtors in Queens and Nassau county, as well as endless craiglist apartment postings without making any real progress, we were lucky enough to call Phil at Turn Key realty. Phil was kind, courteous, professional, and very knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in, considering our economic parameters. His advice, patience, and persistence helped my wife and I find a wonderful, quiet, and inexpensive place that we love and are happy to call home. If and when we move again, I'll be certain to call Phil at Turn Key Realty.
Give us a call if you'd like to swing by and see what we've done with the place!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! Monika Phil Raices exceeded all our expectations in renting our apartment. His clients must be numerous, based on how many showings there were and how quickly they occurred. Because of this, we ended up renting (our apartment) to a wonderful tenant who fit our needs perfectly. We ran into a few issues that were our responsibility to adress. Phil expedited solutions based on his many longstanding contacts in the community. We didn't expect it, but Phil made calls on our behalf, put us in touch with (the right) (helpful) people. We would not have been able to rent our apartment as quickly without his help. Phil did not stand to get a very large commission in helping us, yet we felt we were important to him. We felt he cared to understand and respect our wishes. He was patient with us, courteous and kind, which is not always the case these days. (It seems) the way he treated us is based on an excellent work ethic and overall positive personality. Thank you Phil, you really did right by us! We appreciate you! Mara Vygantas and Monika Sabalis
Hello Phil. It has been a while. We have been doing a great deal of travel for work and leisure. I hope this testimonial is not too late. Thanks again for all your work. On a Sunday in 1998 while looking to purchase an apartment in Great Neck, I walked into Turnkey Real Estate and met Phil. During the following weeks, Phil patiently showed me many properties that met my criteria. He insisted however, that I should also consider a house. I agreed, and shortly after, I found what would become a project of love and my dream home.
Ten years later, when facing relocation due to work, I had to put my house on the market. There was only one person I would consider to assist me with this task; someone who knew the house and all it had meant to me, and that was Phil.
This time, Phil had to be very persevering due to market conditions. He diligently showed my house, held open houses, and was there to answer questions, and guide me. I am sure he missed many family affairs during this time. He sold my house within six months. I am very grateful to Phil and his team. I have recommended Turn Key Real Estate and will definitely continue to do so. Life is beautiful, Gloria and Lisa
The sale of my apartment could not have gone smoother. Phil Raices found a qualified buyer to purchase my apartment. He was always there to answer any questions I had and guided me through the entire process. When I am ready to sell my next property, I will be calling Phil! Francine Aulicino
Thank you so much for the savings Bond for Ruby. Things have been settling quite will and we have all been adjusting to the new home and the new person in our lives! Thank you so much for all you have done for us! Love-Nissa & Jordan Fine
Please allow me a few mintues to express my gratitude for helping me find my very first rental. I am so impressed by how detail-oriented you are and by how much personal attention I received. You answered any and all of the questions I had, continuously followed up with the other parties involved (i.e. the owner and co-op's board), and alwasy kept me updated on where things were. You made the process very comfortable and easy for me! I whole-heartedly recommend your services to friends and family. in the near future, when I will be looking to by property, I know where to go. Thank you again. Melissa Tu
It's not just that you do things, it's the wonderful way you do them! with sincere appreciation, Thanks John & Grace S.
Thank you so much for all of your help and best wishes in finding me my home. Thanks for my Mizuzah and the coffee and tea holders. You are a wonderful and very special woman, Much love, Maryann.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you've done for my wife and me. In the beginning of 1997, you showed us real estate in Great Neck. We were looking specifically in the Great Neck Terrace apartment complex. You had a plethora of apartments to show covering a broad range of prices. There were some thate needed some TLC. I recall a different apartment you shown us-one with a glass block bedroom wall. After studying floor plans, we decided on the model of apartment that would best suit us. You came through, finding us not only the aprtment model we wanted, but in the location we desired. You provided us with service during the sale, but providing us with service after the sale was most impressive. At closing you told us to keep you in mind for when the time came for us to sell. We informed you that it wouldn't be for af ew years. Yet, to everyone's surprise, we called you about a year after we moved in. Your approach to selling our home was most professional. You counseled us as to what fair market value was and what af air asking price would be. You showed our apartment to only those who were true prospects and not those who were simply looking around to get ideas. From what I understand, our apartment enticed many of the people to who you showed it. You were able to get us the price we were hopeing to get for the apartment-one of the highest prices the development. We are most pleased with the way you havwe worked with us and for us when we were looking to purchase an apartment and then when we went to sell the very same unit. We highly recommend you to others who are looking to purchase in our development and elsewhere. Thank you again, for all you've done. Sincerely, Andrew S. M.
Now that it's been about two months since the closing since the closing on my parents' house in East Park, Roslyn Heights, I wanted to send you a note thanking you for your efforts on our behalf. You were the listing agent on the house, and your energy, expertise, and input was greatly appreciated by me. I was impressed by your tremendous commitment to doing what it takes to get the job done. I also value the fact that your are not locked in to business as usual; instead, you embrace the newest technology and combine it with a service-oriented approach that combine to make the experience of selling a house as stress-free as possible. Your resources are excellent; whenever I had a problem, question, or concern, you had an immediate answer, no doubt from your vast experience in the business, as well as your attention to detail. I also appreciated your cooperativeness with the other people involved in this sale. Needless to say, I heartily recommend you to any seller or buyer who needs your services. It was great pleasure working with you, and I look forward to seeing you and Irene soon. Yours very truly,
FOR HUGH BLANDO:
COMMUNITY SERVICE TESTIMONIALS:
January 28, 2009
RE: Phil Raices
Great Neck, NY 11023
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Mr. Raices on receiving the Robert E. Freedman Retailer Award for his service to the Great Neck Retail Community. Mr. Raices has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society for our Road to Recovery program since 2002. Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society service program that provides cancer patients with transportation to and from scheduled treatment appointments. Volunteer drivers donate both their time and the use of their personal vehicles to take patients to treatments and return them to their homes.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the degree of dedication and volunteerism, which Mr. Raices has given to the American Cancer Society. Lack of transportation has become a major problem for thousands of cancer patients. Many patients need daily or weekly treatments, often over a period of months, and they simply have no transportation or are too ill to drive. Through Mr. Raices volunteerism, many patients have been able to receive the treatment they require and Mr. Raices has become an invaluable part of our volunteer team.
There are many volunteer opportunities with the American Cancer Society. If you would like to join Mr. Raices and us in the fight against cancer, please contact me with any questions.
Congratulations again, to Mr. Raices on his high honor.
Gabrielle Andrea RN, BSN
Director of Patient and Family Services
American Cancer Society
6800 Jericho Turnpike Suite 200 W
Syosset, NY 11791
PHONE: 516-921-6082 x3021
FAX : 516-921-5149
Thank you again for dontating to the Great Neck Rotary's Thanksgiving program. More than ten tons of food was distributed. People received turkey, pie, canned goods and fresh vegetables. Many people enjoyed a better Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays,
Very Truly Yours,
Alan S Rutkin
Dear Philip Raices:
Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to participate in the job-shadowing program with me. It was very nice to meet you and to learn about the different aspects of your business. I especially enjoyed hearing that your career isn't really a "job" where you have to wake up early in the morning and that you decide how much you would like to work and make money instead of the same usual salary. You taught me a great deal and I just want you to know that I really appreciated the opportunity of spending the day with you at work. Jeffrey Benaim
Dear Mr. Raices
Thank you for taking the time from your busy day to help in the job shadowing program. It was very nice to meet you and to learn about the different facets of the business. I especially enjoyed how it is not a stressful job and you can set your own time schedule. I learned a lot and found it rewarding to spend the day to see what your job and business was about.
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to experience first hand how your business functions and how involved you are in running the day to day operations. The job shadowing program gave me and you the opportunity to meet and interact within a "real world" business. It was much different than what I would normally read about in a book or magazine. Sincerely,
In grateful acknowledgement of yoru kindness Thank you, Philip for your extraordinary kindness in driving me to North Shore hospital for treatment. May G_D bless you and yours for this year and forever!! Happy New year!
Sincerely, Anna V.
Dear Phil: On behalf of the partrons and Board of the Great Neck Library, I would like to thank you for providing two very interesting and informative presentations on Thursday, March 29, 2001, entitled Selling or Burying a Home, Condo or Co-op? The audience at both sessions was engaged and interactive. The information presented was clear and the ntoe taking by members of the audience made it obvious that there was mcuh of value to write down. Everyone in attendence--from the young first-time buyers to long-time residents thinking about selling--left feeling that they had invested their time wisely. I will be in touch with you regarding setting up another date this coming fall. cordially,
Department Head for Programming/Publicity