Donald E. Philhower
Phone: M: 908.295.3201 908.295.3201 mobile
Phone: O: 908.766.2900 ext. 140 908.766.2900 ext. 140 office

Donald E. Philhower

Broker Sales Associate

Community Involvement

One of the best ways to see Don's life philosophy in action is to look at the dynamic relationship he shares with his family. Don is dedicated to being there all the way for his family--giving 110% of himself to ensure they reach their goals. Whether he was encouraging his son in a variety of sports, or running with his daughter to help her prepare for a big race, he instilled in them the same determination to give more of themselves to everything they do.  His daughter graduated from Ithaca college, married her college sweetheart and is now a full time mom raising two children of her own.  His son graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and now is a graphic designer and does motion graphics for MLB network. 

Don isn't limited to helping just his children reach their goals. Having completed over 20 marathons and one Ironman, he has helped to raise thousands of dollars for charities by sponsoring local races or competing in races for charitable organizations. Firmly committed to helping those around him reach their full potential, he doesn't think twice about helping them to train, raise money, or sponsor a community event. He also finds time to serve on various town, church and YMCA committees. But where he is really helping the communities of Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon counties is through his work as one of the area's leading real estate professionals.

Personal Background

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Born and raised in Long Valley, Don attended school in the Washington Township(Morris County) schools from Kindergarden to 8th grade, and completed high school at West Morris Central High School. From there, he earned a B.S. in Health & Physical Education with a minor in Math from Ursinus College. While teaching in Long Valley for eight years, Don earned a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from William Patterson University. Don & his wife Sue currently reside in Basking Ridge, are enjoying the new role as grandparents.  Having personally bought and sold over 7 properties during their 32+ years of marriage, Don & Sue have lived the roles of buyer and seller many times and understand the stresses related to buying and selling.

Communities I Serve

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a fine home or estate in MORRIS, SOMERSET, and HUNTERDON Counties, Don is the person who will listen to you and your needs. When he has helped you determine what you are looking for in your move, he will provide you with the market analysis, contractual details and marketing knowledge to help you complete a successful transaction. His clients have also come to rely on him for the friendly professional and caring demeanor that he brings to each of their unique circumstances. If you are thinking of moving--or merely curious about the extremely complex local real estate market--Call Don Philhower today. He's Going the Extra Mile for You!


International President’s Circle

NJAR Circle of Excellence 1987-2005, 2009-2014

National Realty Trust President's Council 2005, 2006,2007 

Coldwell Banker President's Club for Managers 2005, 2006, 2007

Previews Property Specialist

Lifetime member of the Distinguished Sales Club

NJAR Quarter Century Club

Certified Residential Specialist

Graduate Realtor Institute


Cartus Network Inventory Specialist

Cartus Network Marketing Specialist

Cartus Network Relocation Specialist

Cartus Network Affinity Specialist

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
39 Olcott Sq C Unit
Bernardsville, NJ 07924