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Real Estate Professional, CA (20 years experience)
Our experience with Stephan Black was excellent, especially since we bought our house from 2400+ miles away while living on the East Coast. He knows the area very well and we are very happy that he was our agent. He always was prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and the whole process was very smooth. <br/><br/>Stephan helped us to find an excellent home inspector and set up various appointments. We appreciated much his style of advising his clients without being pushy or trying to become overly involved in the decision making process. He prepared paperwork thoroughly and efficiently get it done through his digital process that we liked very much.<br/><br/>Both my wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Stephan and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a good experience buying a house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Oregon House, CA.
Our experience with Stephan Black was excellent, especially since we bought our house from 2400+ miles away while living on the East Coast. He knows the area very well and we are very happy that he was our agent. He always was prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and the whole process was very smooth.
Stephan helped us to find an excellent home inspector and set up various appointments. We appreciated much his style of advising his clients without being pushy or trying to become overly involved in the decision making process. He prepared paperwork thoroughly and efficiently get it done through his digital process that we liked very much.
Both my wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Stephan and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a good experience buying a house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Penn Valley, CA.
Stephan helped us find contractors and service providers bring the house up to a ready-to-sell condition. He skillfully priced the home so that we had multiple offers, some over the asking price, in a very short while after going on the market.
Stephan recently helped me sell a parcel of land in Yuba County. We initiated the process in August; by early December, the sale was closed. It was straightforward, and for myself—being overseas throughout the majority of time—found the communications and paperwork straightforward and without complexity. I can highly recommend him for his knowledge of real estate dealings.
Stephan approached me with a potential buyer for a property that he knew I had owned for a long time. I really appreciated that he had enough local knowledge about listing activities that he could think out of the box and follow up with me when a potential buyer appeared. A good broker knows many more properties than are listed.
The agreement was structured to the benefit of buyer and sellers and he was always available if I had any questions or concerns. Stephan has considerable experience in all aspects of land development, construction and working with the many county agencies.
He was responsive, considerate and quick with the appropriate paperwork. I recommend Stephan without hesitation.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Grass Valley, CA.
Stephan Black was extremely helpful during our home purchase. This is our first home and we had many questions an concerns but Stephen always made us feel comfortable and at ease with where we were in the process. Stephan was always quick to reply to emails, texts and calls. He showed us a variety of properties until we found "the perfect house." He is extremely friendly, generous, helpful, and happy :)
Response from Stephan on 10/07/2014
Thanks Thais, that is a sweet review. It was fun helping you buy your first home and making sure you were comfortable throughout the process. Best of luck to you and your family in your new home!
Great customer service! Agent is knowledgeable, responsive, and all qualities you look for in a high end realtor. You will not be disappointed if you choose him as your agent! He was prompt to return phone calls, personable and professional on all showings. His extensive knowledge of the area was so beneficial to my search for my first home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Browns Valley, CA.
Stephan represented the sale of my home this spring. In our initial meeting he was able to hear all of my concerns/needs and tailor his marketing of my home to reflect that. He thought outside of the box with a buyer that he was working with and was able to present my home to them, which in turn resulted in the family deciding to purchase my home. The process was a win/win for everyone as I got the sale I was looking for and the buyers got the home & property they needed. Stephan was able to negotiate several sticky points along the way and made it work for all people involved. His knowledge of the local area was a deciding factor in my decision to work with him.
Response from Stephan on 09/12/2014
Thanks so much for posting this review. You said you wanted a quick sale and I had been showing some buyers around and put two and two together for that win-win that we experienced. I was involved with the sale directly across the street as well. It was a pleasure Jeremy!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Yuba City, CA.
Stephan did a wonderful job helping us navigate through the short sale maze!!! We live out is state and Stephan made the whole process bearable. He even went over and beyond by working with our renters, suggesting a good price for our home, recommending and coordinating with a locksmith and the gas/power company for us. He took the time to explain everything to me, which says a lot because I can be a little high maintenance. If you are looking for a true professional to handle your business AND return calls, you will also be very satisfied with Mr. Black's services. We sure were! Thanks, Stephan!!
Response from Stephan on 09/12/2014
Thanks Crystal! Short sales are always a challenge and this one was no exception. But we got it done even though a couple of times it looked like it was going to fall apart. You were fun to work with and we still haven't had that Indian dinner we agreed on!