Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2008 in Richmond, VA.
We were very impressed with Stephen as our realtor. We felt very fortunate to have him on our side. He was always available and quick to respond to any questions that we had. We would highly recommend him.
When I put my house on the market, I needed it sold quickly. My wife and I had already purchased a new home and wanted to limit the time carrying 2 mortgages. We struggled with our first agent...could not generate good traffic in the house to produce an offer, reluctant to be present when we did get showings and there was no follow up on feedback on the house. We got frustrated and decided to make a change.
When we made the switch over to Stephen and it was night and day. He came out to the house the day after I called him (on a Friday afternoon). We talked about what needed to be done to the house and how to get QUALITY traffic in the house (most agents brag about the volume of traffic they produce, but I would rather have 10 showings with 2 offers than 50 showings with no offiers). The following Monday we put the house on the market and Stephen called buying agents and described the house so people that might actually be interested int he house were coming in.
On Thursday we had 2 very interested buyers. On Friday we had an offer (within $5,000 of our asking price), and on Saturday we had a pending contract.
I would reccomend Stephen to anyone looking to sell their home.
I used Stephen Smith for numerous real estate transactions over the past few years and I will continue to use him in the future. Stephen works very hard for his clients. He does a tremendous amount of research prior to every showing and has extensive knowledge of each property before we ever step in the door. I value his opinion on pricing and contract language and constantly recommend him to friends, family and colleagues.
I have known Stephen for 7 years and have referred him to a number of my clients and they all were very pleased with his knowledge and professional service. I have also purchased and sold a home using Stephen and his ability to negotiate helped make the transactions very profitable. Stephen has great follow up skills and makes the process of buying or selling easy for his clients.