- Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2014 - PatrickGreene2
Bought a home in 2014.
Stephen's more than just the best agent we've ever worked with (though he's certainly that). He's one of the most knowledgeable, personable, dedicated, and kind professionals I've come across, period.

He has a truly extraordinary background (set design, engineering, building, restoration, etc. (and, of course, real estate)), and he draws on that breadth and depth of experience throughout the home-buying process. His eye for detail surpasses that of just about anyone I know (he can look at a window and tell you when it was manufactured, what the energy costs would likely be, how much it'd cost to replace (and whether it'd be worth it), what the type/age of the glass tells you about the sellers (and the history of the property), whether or not the setting is insulated (and whether or not it's likely done with argon), etc.). I'm not even exaggerating. I've learned more about the fundamentals of sound home design in the months we've spent working with Stephen than I have in a lifetime of architectural fanaticism.

More important than any of that, though, Stephen is a truly warmhearted, kind person. One afternoon, while we were all waiting to hear if our offer on a condominium had been accepted, Stephen called me just to take my mind off of things. We discussed music and screenwriting for twenty minutes, and, by the end, I'd completely forgotten how nervous I'd been all morning. He worked with us for months and months, property after property, until our dream home's offer was finally accepted. We are now preparing to move into that home, and Stephen is 100% responsible for that.

None of this is hyperbolic. Work with Stephen and you'll come away not only satisfied, but inspired.
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07/18/2013 - user0481663
Bought a home in 2008.
Outstanding in all aspects. Works as your best friend, not just as an agent, and does everything in his power to get you the best deal on the most appropriate property. Very honest and truthful, even when it may cost him his provision.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2012 - user594775
Bought a home in 2009.
Working with Stephen Dirrane was a pleasure from start to finish. Though we could rave about Stephen forever, I think there are 3 areas make Stephen stand out the most: His expertise in home building / construction, his knowledge of the local and people, and his pleasant attitude. One of the first things he wanted to know was our wish list for our future home, our price point and what town(s) we were interested in. As common for first time home-buyers, we wanted a lot, but for not a lot of money. And, though we were looking to fix-up our home, we also had a family, so he knew what projects would be manageable and which ones would be too much. His expertise in home construction / building was invaluable: scope of projects, costs of materials, building code requirements, warning signs of future problems, etc... His honesty and his expertise guided us to not only see the diamonds in the rough, but also run from the ‘ugly’ beauties. Another one of Stephen’s major assets is his knowledge of the local area and people. Not only was he born locally, but he now lives and works in the area so has come to know many realtors, inspectors, lawyers, builders, contractors, construction companies, CPA, etc… And, again as being new to this whole process, it was great to have somebody who could recommend a certain person / company to help us, somebody that we could trust. And lastly, working with Stephen was fun. We dragged poor Stephen around for 8 months, while we looked for our ‘absolutely perfect abode’. He gave up countless week-ends and evenings to meet with us, or would call us in the middle of the day with suggestions, and all of our interactions were pleasant. His jovial nature still makes me laugh. He even made our Christmas card list!
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