Phil Chillemi began his real estate career in 2012, quickly becoming one of the leading agents on the Northern Gold Coast, specialising in Hope Island and surrounding areas.
Working in what was one of the hardest hit markets in Australia during the Global Financial Crisis, McGrath CEO John Mcgrath commented that Phil's results were "unprecedented and in his first year of selling real estate full time, he did as well as anyone has in the history of our company".
After 3 years in a selling role, Phil went into partnership with Harcourts Coastal Director Dane Atherton to open Harcourts Coastal Hope Island in September 2015.
With a strong passion for developing talented individuals into successful real estate agents, Phil grew the Harcourts Coastal Hope Island team to more than 20 sales staff within 18 months. In just 3 years of operation, the Harcourts Coastal Hope Island team have achieved more than $450 million in sales and are now ranked 6th in Australia within the Harcourts Group.
In its first full year of operation, Harcourts Coastal Hope Island finished 3rd in Queensland in the Harcourts Group and within the top 1% of all real estate offices in Queensland. Harcourts CEO Brendan Whipps was quoted as saying "Harcourts Coastal Hope Island is the greatest start-up success story I have seen in the real estate industry in Australia".
A self-confessed sports fanatic, Phil moved to Europe at just 19 to pursue his motocross dreams, spending six years racing professionally.
Returning to Australia in 2006, Phil ran a personal training business, working with numerous elite professional athletes from various sports including NRL, Super 15 Rugby and golf. This was a great learning experience in developing individuals to achieve their full potential.
On a personal note, Phil is a happily married father of two young sons, a baby daughter and is passionate about family, fitness and competing in off-road motorcycle racing.