Phil Houston

CRS, CRB, SRES, e-Pro 500, Gold Phoenix

I’m an associate broker with Realty Associates of Atlanta. I served as the managing broker for RE/MAX Executives for twelve years, from 1991 – 2003. Originally licensed in 1979, I was affiliated with Walter Scott Realty, Buckhead Brokers and RE/MAX Executives before joining Realty Associates of Atlanta.

As a member of the DeKalb Association of Realtors, I am a Life Member of the Pinnacle Club, a top ten agent in several years, most recently 2009, and a Gold Phoenix Award winner. I hold CRS, CRB and E-Pro 500 designations from the National Association of Realtors and I was a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and the 100% Club during my affiliation with RE/MAX Executives. I have also served on several committees for the DeKalb Association of Realtors.

Before my real estate career, I was a small business owner in DeKalb County and sold my business to a national company in 1979. I won the top sales award in the United States two years running while with Lifetouch, Inc., the company that purchased my business. In addition, I was one of the company’s National Sales Trainers and the Market Development Director for the Southeast before entering real estate full time in 1988.

I’m a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in management. While at UGA I was a member of the varsity wrestling team and a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. I attended Medlock and W. D. Thomson Elementary Schools and graduated from Briarcliff High School in Atlanta.

I’m a past member of the Board of Directors of the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA, the Board of Directors of the Alpharetta YMCA, the North DeKalb Rotary Club and the Gwinnett Toastmasters. My wife, Carol Tanner, and I live in Alpharetta, Ga. and are members of Johns Creek United Methodist Church. We also have five grandchildren.

I’ve been a successful real estate professional for over 28 years and continue to help my clients fulfill the American Dream of owning a home. My primary sales area is North Fulton and South Forsyth, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming and Roswell, but being a life-long resident of metro Atlanta, I am quite familiar with many other areas of Atlanta. In addition, I am affiliated with several senior care network groups helping seniors with their real estate needs when downsizing or transitioning to assisted living.

What Clients Are Saying …

While Phil was a neighbor in our community, we never really knew him until we asked him to list our home. It turns out that we missed out on a great relationship for so many years. Phil is a wonderful individual and handled all the aspects of our home sale with professionalism and integrity.  Once our house was put on the market, it sold within three days. Phil is one of the best in his field and we highly recommend him.

Julie A

Moving 2,500 miles away is challenging. Leaving your home and belongings in someone else’s hands while you’re that far away is petrifying. Unless you leave it in Phil Houston’s hands. Phil did a stellar job of marketing my home, landing multiple offers and helping me negotiate them in under three weeks. From the day I put the house on the market through closing, Phil made sure my property was perfectly secured and communicated with me constantly. He went above and beyond by keeping theplants alive and even turning off the water when a deep freeze hit the South, then turning it back on for inspection. What realtor goes to such lengths? Phil Houston.

Liz S

Our home buying experience with Phil in 2015 was wonderful!  The house market was hot during summer 2015. Phil was able to find a house before it even went on a market. Phil listened to our needs and understood what were important to us. Everything went very smoothly and Phil’s knowledge base of the area, diligence, experiences, and attention to detail made those transactions worry free. We felt like a family and like we were his only client. Highly recommend this agent and friend for your next real estate transaction. He is truly the BEST!!!

Jenny WAlpharetta, 2015

I honestly can’t say enough good things about Phil Houston who sold my townhome in Alpharetta, GA.  The moment I decided to sell, I immediately chose Phil to be my realtor.  He came over to my home and explained the process and took phenomenal photos. He answered all my questions and always responded to me in a timely fashion. Phil was so professional and easy to work with I highly recommend using him for your buying/selling needs you will not be disappointed. I will be forever grateful to Phil and if I ever move back to GA he will be my realtor.

Lauren F

We sold our town house in Alpharetta/Milton in 2015. We had Philip Houston as our agent. His performance exceeded our expectations in that he was so thorough, competent and confident. His attention to detail really gave us a sense of peace as we went through the process.

My wife and I appreciated his friendliness and assistance during this stressful process of selling a home. We recommend Phil to anyone that is selling a home.

Fred & Rita K

We will be forever spoiled because of our first home buying experience with Phil and we could NOT imagine working with another realtor ever again. It was an added bonus that he has a heart of gold and is the sweetest man I’ve ever known!  I miss driving around with him, looking at properties, learning about the realty business and hearing success stories of past clients.

Do yourself a favor, and go with Phil Houston. He’s THE MOST AMAZING realtor EVER!!!

Carrie PDecatur

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Central and North Fulton, South Forsyth, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton, Peachtree Corners, Cumming and Duluth.

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