Philip von Backstrom
Philip's professional career has been defined by a simple philosophy “exceed expectations daily” A native to South Africa, Philip came to the United States in 1995 as a College Basketball player. In 2004 he proudly became an American citizen and has since had professional success across many diverse fields. From Professional Sports, Fortune 500 companies, to Entrepreneur, Philip has found his greatest professional and personal success in building strong relationships with people from all walks of life, focused on respect, and giving his best in every endeavor to surpass expectations.
When it comes to real estate we all have an emotional connection to our homes, whether its buying or selling, my focus is on providing valuable expertise and guidance towards an exceptional home selling/buying experience. The following words by Teddy Roosevelt, made in Paris France "The Man in the Arena" personifies what I believe it takes to be exceptional for my clients.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."