Tattooed on Philip Scheinfeld’s arm are the words persistence always beats resistance. It’s a mantra that the New York City native has maintained in his personal life as well as professional. As one of the top leaders in the NYC luxury real estate market, Philip Scheinfeld has persistently climbed to the upper echelon of luxury brokerage, with minimal resistance.
There was a time when this all might have never happened. Philip was a student at Pace University, on track to develop an app, and ultimately leave school to pursue a start-up company full-time. Some wise words from his father changed his mind. “My dad sat me down and said, Phil, you can start this app and raise money or you can find something else and finish school,” he remembers. He graduated with a degree in Business Management and sought to embark on a career that spoke to something he was actively fluent in: the New York City lifestyle.
Growing up in New York’s Upper East Side, Philip navigated through 24 years of neighborhoods and boroughs at the time. He lived life in the fast lane and moved past it, yet still knows how to sell it. A friend appeared on a real estate reality series and suddenly it all clicked. Now 29, Philip Scheinfeld has made a name for himself by working to introduce others to the lifestyle he’s been living his entire life. “I got my real estate license and never looked back,” he says.
Philip started with a small firm and quickly rose up the ranks as a top seller. He then worked for a top-ranking team at Douglas Elliman for two years before joining Compass and forming a winning team alongside a fellow top agent. In 2019, Philip moved to start his own team, complete with offices in both New York City and Miami as well as a reach to other luxury markets like the Hamptons and Los Angeles. In the last two years alone, Philip Scheinfeld has brokered in excess of $500 million in sales. His range has varied from Greenwich Village townhouses to co-ops along Fifth Avenue to even the coveted penthouse of Flatiron’s Jade NYC. But for Philip, it’s much more than simply showing a home and selling it; there’s a story to reveal and an idyllic way to tell it.
From utilizing top photographers and videographers to developing new creative marketing strategies which include strong social media pushes, Philip Scheinfeld isn’t your run-of-the-mill Realtor®. “There’s a lot that the more established broker isn’t as familiar with,” he adds, “and that’s something I certainly excel at.” Architects, attorneys, designers-everyone in his Rolodex contributes to seamless transactions, as the end goal is to have every client level up with each residential experience. In a sea of nearly 10,000 listings, it’s difficult not to drown, but Philip knows how to stay afloat. “You have seconds to grab someone’s attention for someone to actually click on a listing,” he expresses. “There is a lot of thoughtfulness that goes into my work. I think that’s 50% of the job.”
Above all, Philip Scheinfeld understands the dream he is bringing to clients, as it’s been his own story from the start. “You want someone to tell that story to the prospective buyer and fall in love with that story and make it their own,” he says. He’s giving people an opportunity to live their best lives because he’s undoubtedly living his.
With over $500 Million in real estate transactions, the Philip Scheinfeld team is committed to bringing a bespoke real estate experience to each client.