30 Under 30 Honorees of 2008

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Matthew Phipps
Salesperson, e-PRO
Phipps Realty
Phipps Realty,
427 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI
United States
02818
US
Age: 
27

Phipps is the fourth generation to work in the family business, and he jokes that his first words were, “Good morning, this is Phipps Realty. How can I help you?” In college, he studied journalism and worked for big names like NBC and USA Today. He got his real estate license as a backup. When his grandfather died suddenly, he joined the family business. “It was a path I chose, and I never felt pressured,” he says.

MEDIA MINUTE: Applying his media expertise to real estate, Phipps helped revamp his company’s Web site and create individual sites for listings of $800,000 or more. He also stars in “Rhode Island’s Real Estate Minute,” which airs on local TV.