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

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.