Over 4 decades ago, Phil started selling Real Estate at 19 years old while majoring in Real Estate and Marketing at San Diego State University. By 28 years old, he became the youngest Vice President of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in the United States. He was promoted to the corporate office in Newport Beach and reported to the Chairman of the Board. After an illustrious corporate career, Phil went back into sales when his daughter Torie was born. After joining Prudential/Berkshire Hathaway, he became the #1 agent in Orange County and #8 in the U.S.A. In 2018, he joined forces with Pacific Sotheby’s in Dana Point. Today, he is the proud father of 3 children. After college, son Ryan joined his Dad as a Father/Son team. It’s a blend of “old school meets new school.”
The Immel Team represents diverse types of clients including celebrities, entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities, and executives for major corporations. Through their consumer-centric approach, they create lifelong loyal clients, which in turn creates an abundance of repeat and referral business.
Phil is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on everything Real Estate. His trademarked brand, Real Estate Guru, makes him the go-to guy when clients need to navigate through buying or selling homes in America. The Guru has been featured on many national programs such as: Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, and Neil Cavuto. For several years, Phil was the voice and face of Real Estate for Chapman University Economic Reports. Additionally, he is a contributor to Forbes, Reuters, KNX1070 Radio, and The Wall Street Journal.
Starting in late 2020, Phil will be hosting “Ask the Guru?”.
Essentially, it’s Real Estate advice for home buyers and sellers across the United States. Similar to Dear Abby, Dr. Phil, Jim Cramer, and Dave Ramsey. Please visit his YouTube channel “RealEstateGuruTV”
Beyond Real Estate, he enjoys ocean activities with his 3 children, Torie, Ryan, and Blake. Phil volunteers his time for a myriad of local charities including an appointment to the Ocean Institute Board of Directors.