Philip Anthony Schembra

Owner | Broker



Philip A. Schembra, Owner|Broker was named one of America's most productive sales associates as a part of the 2021 REALTRENDS America's Best Real Estate Agents ranking report (2020 sales) ranking him #1 in Individual Sales Volume for the State of South Carolina with over 27,000 SC Realtors and #1 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for Individual Sales Volume with over 1,500 Realtors.

Phil owns a boutique real estate firm and one of the oldest firms on world-famous Hilton Head Island and has continued his tradition of excellence and record-breaking sales in real estate since 1976. With over $1,000,000,000 (billion) in personal sales, Phil continues to be an industry leader and shares his philosophy of hard work, core values, integrity, negotiation skills, stellar reputation, professionalism, outstanding knowledge, and expertise with both buyers and sellers. His longevity and institutional knowledge of the community recognize him in the local community as a leader in luxury oceanfront, ocean-oriented, golf, lagoon, and harbor properties providing him a loyal client base and referral network.

Phil continues to set records, as a specialist, earning him the distinction as Hilton Head Island’s #1 All-Time Listing and Selling Agent for homes, homesites, and condominiums in one community, all achieved in Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove, and Leamington. He has also been honored as a past recipient of the “Top 100 Sales Team” award in the country ranked by sales volume by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) with over 1,400,000 million members at that time. Phil was honored in 2016 by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as a Realtor Emeritus, with over 40 years of experience.

His background and expertise in sales training and mentoring have been an added benefit to his success in real estate sales.

The Plaza at Shelter Cove office location is a great visitor-friendly location for showcasing real estate listings and face-to-face communication for buyers and sellers. Phil, Carol, and their Bichon, Leonardo have been residents of Palmetto Dunes, working and living in the community since 1976. Their son, Christopher is a resident of New York City.

Profile Details

Year Established

Service Areas

Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, SC USA
Leamington, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Long Cove, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Wexford, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Shipyard, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Spanish Wells, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Windmill Harbour, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Port Royal, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC, USA
Belfair, Bluffton, SC, USA
Berkeley Hall, Bluffton, SC USA
Colleton River, Bluffton, SC USA
Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Bluffton SC USA

Additional Resources

Featured Listings

193 Mooring Buoy

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$2,695,000 USD

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21 Ocean Lane

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$1,325,000 USD

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7 Junket

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$7,995,000 USD

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11 Man O War

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$7,350,000 USD

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1 Ocean Lane

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$919,500 USD

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9 Shelter Cove Lane

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

$1,750,000 USD

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Phil Schembra is one of the most professional real estate people with whom Kathy and I have ever worked. He has a total focus on real estate in Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island and brings incredible value and knowledge to his clients. We are proud to also consider him a friend.

Jim Newsome, President and CEO; South Carolina Ports Authority

Phil Schembra and his team are simply the best Realtor facilitating the sale, and or purchase of property on Hilton Head Island. I have known Phil and his team for over 17 years where he has facilitated numerous real estate transactions including most recently the relocation of my brother and sister in law from Buffalo, NY to paradise here in Hilton Head...Bravo

Thomas Koestler, Executive Director; Vatera Healthcare Partners

Phil is outstanding and the clear leader in the business. He made it his job to personally understand our needs comprehensively and always seemed to be two steps ahead of us, always focusing on our best interests vs. chasing a deal. Phil cares deeply about his community (in which he himself lives) and provides sincere advice knowing that he will become your neighbor and, in our case, a friend. He conducts his business with integrity, patience, and thoughtfulness that is hard to find in his industry. He’s also a great guy. I could not recommend him more highly

Karim Assef, Chairman; Global Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

"Phil Schembra was the reason we continued to look for property in Palmetto Dunes! His knowledge of the community and expertise in the area made our decision easy! Working with his friendly staff was spot on! We truly would recommend Phil to our family and friends".

Joe E.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable Real Estate agent with over 40 years of experience as a specialist in Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove and Leamington. We highly recommend Phil Schembra and Schembra Real Estate Group.

Darcy A.

I have been buying property from Phil Schembra for over 20 years, and I can describe my real estate experience with Phil and his support staff: knowledgeable, competent and caring”.

Joe M.

“I have been working with Phil since my first real estate transaction 25 years ago. He continues to have tremendous insight into the real estate market in Palmetto Dunes. Not only does he seem to know each and every property and the history of prices in the community, but he has a very innovative approach. He is always willing to give advice even when there is no transaction. He continues to work diligently and promote Palmetto Dunes as a world-class destination residential resort community and a wonderful place to live. Phil has become a good and trusted friend.”

John S.

“Phil Schembra is the best real estate agent on Hilton Head Island! I have worked with him on many transactions, and he is knowledgeable, honest and hard working. In addition, he is truly
a nice person”.

William C.

“I have purchased several properties from Phil Schembra and Schembra Real Estate Group. Phil is fair, honest, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. His friendly staff knows when and how to get things accomplished in a timely manner. Every time I call Phil with a question pertaining to Palmetto Dunes, he not only knows the answer, but can provide me with three generations of history. He is truly the Fountainhead of expertise and knowledge in Palmetto Dunes”.

Bill D.

"We have been vacationing on the Island for many years and decided we were ready to make a move, so it was an easy decision to call Phil Schembra at Schembra Real Estate Group to continue our search and conversation. His knowledge and reputation on the Island were several factors why we chose to discuss the community of Leamington with him. We had a great experience!"

Cindy Y.

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