I am Filip Šejvl and my first name makes up a half of the name of our real estate agency, Philip & Frank that created the unique collection of the best apartments in Prague – Prague Penthouses. After studying at university and pursuing a career in consulting in the area of EU subsidies I began to sell properties in Florida, USA. I had a unique opportunity to assist each client personally on one of the most highly developed real estate markets in the world. It was a great experience. I found out how crucial it is to know and understand each client’s individual needs and interests. I spent a lot of time with my clients. That was the only way for us to be successful and achieve our common goal, which was the purchase of the “right” property. Many of my business relations turned into permanent friendships. Later on, I started to apply a similar approach at home, on the Czech real estate market, in our family business. It became commonplace for us to care for our clients and be willing to provide even non-standard solutions to situations connected with selling or leasing real estate property. This approach began to pay off as many clients, not only from the Czech Republic, keep returning to us and work with us in the long term. They contact us even if they only need advice on moving house. Gradually, we started to think about what to do next. How could we develop our real estate business? Thanks to our knowledge of the real estate area the whole team came up with new ideas. Unfortunately, as a result of our everyday operation there was no time for any strategic decisions. At Christmas 2014 I told my friend and former university classmate, František [Frank], about my thoughts. We found out that we shared the same values and objectives. I had experience in real estate while he had experience in management and marketing. Our Christmas meeting had a logical result – the founding of Philip & Frank.
I have been working in the area of real estate since 2008, when – having graduated from Charles University in Western European Studies and worked in the area of EU subsidies – I began to sell properties to Czech clients in Florida. Having become acquainted with a highly developed real estate market I started applying some of my knowledge on the Czech market and in our family-run business. I found out that a personal and honest approach was often rare on the Czech real estate market. Since 2014 “Frank” and I have been taking the first steps towards launching a new company, Philip & Frank. There are two beautiful girls in my life, my wife and my daughter. I spend most of my free time with them, with friends or doing sports.
When my friend “Philip” suggested founding a real estate company together, I knew nothing at all about the real estate market. The only thing I knew was that like any other business it is based on mutual trust and on the quality of services provided. I had only had a personal experience of buying and renting a flat. Therefore, I knew very well that there was a lot of competition in this area while the quality and reliability were lower and everything took a long time. So, it was clear that if we wanted to succeed and provide really cutting-edge services, we had to take a different approach to the real estate business. An approach based not only on the quality of services but also on the notion that the client always comes first. That is why I am now creating a new and different concept of a service that will help you to make one of the important decisions in your life more happily and easily, along with someone that you can depend on. We are here for you and we will always be glad to hear your opinions and comments.
My first encounter with the real estate market happened in 2010, when I was part of the team of a foreign developer of luxury properties in Prague. That work helped me to understand investors’ needs. It gave me basic technical and business knowledge in the area of real estate. I had a unique opportunity to see the whole development process of a residential project. Since 2012 I have been selling, leasing and managing properties. I like communicating with people and I try to accommodate their needs.** I would like to be a support to both Czech and foreign clients on the Czech real estate market.** I have been in contact with many of them for a long time and they know that they can approach me any time. I am always delighted to see that clients return to me or that they recommend me to others. I spend my free time riding a horse, rock climbing or playing volleyball. I feel privileged to be part of the Philip & Frank team. I know that I can always rely on my colleagues and partners.
I have always been attracted to the real estate market. Home is a place that is important for everybody and it is an honour to me to assist our clients in finding it. An important part of working in the real estate business is the ability to identify with the needs of each individual or family and offer them the best property available in our capital, using one’s knowledge of the market and of the city. It is also important for me to complete the business successfully to all participants’ satisfaction. I specialise in English- and Russian-speaking clientele. When I am not working in the real estate business I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my tireless dog.
What led me to the area of real estate was my passion for discovering new stories of people. Each person has a different story. And a different situation leads to each new property, too. Everybody also has their own clear expectations of what the dream housing of their own should look like. And some personal preferences simply can’t be expressed by a tick in a check box. That is why I invest most time in the client’s story. I am convinced that besides talent for business the real estate market also requires an enhanced capability of empathy, as a result of which the broker can offer their clients the most important thing, i.e. a real home. Apart from communicativeness, sense of organisation and reliability I rate my ability to identify with the client’s needs among my chief qualities. I stick to the motto: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I believe in happy endings and I find the meaning of my job in being part of them. I am looking forward to your story.
Residential and Commercial Department
I began to work in the field of real estate as a result of my ten-year working experience in the area of luxury residential projects in Prague. I was lucky to be part of very successful projects, so I know the mentality of those who create them while having to think about the end customers that they need to attract. This experience proved to me that if you put a lot of time in something, it can be clearly seen. And that it is always important who you meet.
I have been working on the real estate market since 2010. I have experience in the area of leasing properties. I love working in this business. I keep meeting new people and I guide them on their journey towards the property of their dreams. I listen to your requirements and look for a place where you will feel good and which will become your home or workplace. I spend my free time with my family, doing sport or creative activities, and I enjoy discovering places that have a genius loci.
MNE Account Manager
I have been working in business for 15 years. In my career I am convinced that business is not only about finance but also, especially, abut personal approach to the client. I consider care, communication and the representation of a unique company to be the most important factors leading to satisfied customers. That is why I decided to work for Philip & Frank. I spend my free time mostly with my family, doing sport or travelling.
In 2009 I graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. During my studies I also spent a year at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where I became familiar with German law. Then I began to work for a general practice law office in Prague, in which I was in charge of services for Czech and German clients. After passing my bar exam in 2012 I became an attorney and in 2015 me and my colleague, Petr Křiváček, founded our own Dvořák–Křiváček law office. I have been providing real estate agencies with legal services since the very beginning of my career. I understand that it is necessary to make maximum effort to satisfy every client. That is the only way to win their trust. I am happy to say that I have been cooperating with Filip Šejvl for a long time and that our cooperation continues by my office’s providing the team of Philip & Frank’s professional real estate brokers with legal services. I also provide legal services in German.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in 2010 I started working for a law office, where one of my main responsibilities was conveyance of real estate. Having passed my bar exam in 2015 I became an attorney and me and my colleague Petr Dvořák founded our own law office. Real estate is still the most important area I work in. For a long time I have been providing legal services for a major property developer on the Czech market as well as for smaller real estate agencies. Specialisation is very important in law these days and real estate is what I specialise in. I am glad that I can also make use of my experience thanks to my cooperation with Philip & Frank. I provide legal services in English as well.
My name is Veronika Hanzlová and I have been providing my services as a mortgage broker for more than twelve years. I cooperate with virtually all banks on the market and I always try to find the most favourable solution for my clients. I guide my clients through the whole process of property purchase using a mortgage: bank selection, assistance in the completion and filling in of forms for the chosen bank, arranging assessment of the property to be purchased, checking contractual documents, arranging the necessary insurance, and mortgage drawing. I can help not only to obtain local funding but I also assist foreign clients and investors. For my 2016 business results I was awarded third prize in the Broker of the Year category.
DVOŘÁK–KŘIVÁČEK LAW OFFICE
We are two independent attorneys connected by a working relationship and professional trust and bound by a friendship of many years. We provide our clients with comprehensive legal services. We try to take a personal approach to every client and advance their interest as much as possible. We believe that a personal approach and a high level of professionalism in legal services are what our clients expect and look for. We provide legal services in English and German.
Our Private Concierge services will help you to get rid of your worries in case you are buying and moving to new place. We provide top – class professional and comprehensive services for both individuals and corporate clients. We are particular about fast response and high – quality services even for the most demanding clients. We only work with tried and tested companies. Thanks to our experience and contacts of many years we can open doors to you that are seemingly closed to others.
RISTEM S. R. O. LUXURY HOME AND CLASSIC HOME
RISTEM s. r. o. was founded in 1994. It is a company focused on providing services in the area of luxurious and above-standard properties in Prague and in attractive parts of the Czech Republic. It is known for its two trademarks, Luxury Home and Classic Home. RISTEM mainly deals with selling, leasing and purchasing residential houses. It has been cooperating with Philip & Frank s. r. o. since 2016.
BEST DEVELOPMENT PRAGUE S.R.O.
We will make your dreams come true. We pursue a wide range of urbanistic and architectural work, from smaller locations and new buildings and reconstructions of buildings to interiors and furnishings of flats or offices. Every house can be rebuilt, every flat can be refashioned and every interior can be made more pleasant. A project designed by an expert saves money during the building process and during the use of the dwelling. All designs are created as a result of communication between the client and the authors of the project. During cooperation, the client must feel that the house is being designed according to their ideas and wishes and that it fulfils their needs. We are architects and we are here for you.
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