Everybody agrees that baying a house is one of the biggest investments in life. I was very worry and naive about real estate market. As for somebody doesn`t know any rule or anybody who can guide. It was very hard for me.
As a first time home buyer. I call many real estate agents, but it was hard to find the right one to work with.
I think because of my job required too much travels. And also, English is my second language so I don`t have a very good communication skill. Plus, I met couple real estate agent and they tried to get me to buy the first house we checked. I felt that they were pushing, and thinking just about the commission.
Stephen was totally different. The first day I met him I knew that he is the guy who will help me. Stephen is very patience, and very very professional. Stephen gave me the best guides, and the advises I needed. He kept sending me the houses in the budget and location I asked him for.
Stephen was talking to me about the houses we checked like a partner. He talked like baying the house for himself. Every time we checked a place he told me “Don`t make a rush decision, I want to show you more houses”. He all the time mention the both side of the place, the good and the bad.
I feel really lucky to get Stephens helps. He made everything clear for me and he helped me all the way with his great experience and patience. I Suggest Stephen for Everybody need a real help. He is the Best.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Maidens, VA.
I know Stephen had clients other than us - but I never noticed. Stephen was responsive and available. Anytime I called and I asked, "do you have a minute" he said "absolutely!" (and it usually wasn't a minute). His emails, providing advice/information/answers, were always very detailed and exactly what we needed to make an informed position. Having sold one home FSBO and then doing our sale/purchase with him now - I will always use a realtor and recommend using a realtor (him specifically) when selling and buying a home. There are things I would not have known, there were savings I would not have realized, there were gray areas that became clear - all because he knew the law, the process, the market, the network, his profession. On the fence on realtor or not - or which realtor? I'd go with Stephen.
Despite moves to and from 3 states over the years, this was the first time we had to sell our home ourselves. Stephen helped us with the entire process, telling us what to expect, how to deal with various aspects, and what to expect as we progressed. He was always happy to answer our questions, and kept us updated with the progress. It was in large part due to Stephen's knowledge of real estate in the area, and how to best market our house, that we had two offers on our house within 3 weeks of listing it.
I strongly recommend Stephen to anyone who is in need of a realtor. He will guide you through the process, and look out for your best interests.
From my knowledge of realtors in the Richmond, VA area, Stephen Smith is by far the best. He works tirelessly to make sure that his clients are informed, comfortable, and are getting the best deal possible on their future home. He is honest and straightforward, and truly wants his clients to find a home they love.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $300K in Forest Hill Terrace, Richmond, VA.
Stephen was great. He came in when we were at our wits end with another realtor and he effortlessly took the reins. He showed us several great houses, all of which were possibilities, so we didn't feel like our time was being wasted. He knows the lingo and all the rules of the game, so when it boiled down to a numbers game between us and another buyer for our dream house, Stephen guided us quickly and appropriately to victory! I would definitely recommend him to anyone, and we will certainly be calling him should we ever need to move again.
We relocated from montana, and had no prior knowledge of the Richmond area. After consulting us I feel Mr. Smith had a good idea of what we wanted as far as privacy, style, and type of location. He was able to direct us to different parts of town in which he thought we would find accommodating to our unique taste. He was very patient with us as my wife and I tried to get to know the area and local schools. I would highly recomend Mr. Smith.
Stephen is a real estate agent that is on your side. I think he talked my wife and I out of more homes than he recommended. He wanted to find the right home for us, and was patient enough to show us many homes until we found the home we ended up buying. He also knew the market well when we sold our prior home – he sold it in a month in a very slow market. I can’t imagine a more responsive, knowledgeable, or thoughtful agent than Stephen. My wife and I were very pleased.
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2011 in Sandston, VA.
Stephen helped us buy our 1st home and as 1st time homebuyers made the process very simple and easy to understand. We listed our house with him recently but have not been able to sell yet... We will continue to work with him in the future when we decide to re-list.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Glen Allen, VA.
We would definitely recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home (we were so grateful we've told him to use us as a reference for future clients.) We had a VERY difficult situation regarding a sale, and Stephen was the ultimate professional and never gave up, even when we felt like doing so ourselves. At one point in the process we lost a buyer and Stephen took to the phones and found us another buyer within 24 hours. We truly feel that he looked out for our best interests above everything else. Stephen definitely earned every bit of the commission from our sale with all the hard work he put into it. His is professional, easy to work with and a good person.