Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Berkeley, CA.
My wife and I first met Steve through a property for sale in 2009. He knew exactly what to do and conducted the process very professionally. For 5 years, we looked off and on for a home to purchase in Berkeley. We really wanted a house, but were often discouraged by the competitive market. Steve never wavered in his professionalism and patience. No matter what our commitment level to buying a house, he was always "all-in". Without him, I'm not sure we would have succeeded in buying a house. We are so happy now in our home and live exactly where we want to live. Thanks to Steve.
We were incredibly happy with Steve. He was my parents realtor and despite us wanting to buy outside of his typical area, he was very knowledgeable and did the research to help us find the perfect property. We'd use him again in a heartbeat.
Since my original review in August of 2011, we have completed two more (unexpected) transactions with Steve and updated to 5 stars across the board. The first home I referenced above was a triplex in Oakland, and he negotiated a steal of a deal. My hubby put in some cosmetic work and two years later, he sold it $100k over asking and $330k over what we bought it for (400+% return on our investment in 2 yrs). Once we were in contract to sell the property, we needed a new place and FAST so that we wouldn't be homeless. (It was a hot market so we decided to sell knowing that would be a possibility and we could stay with family.) Somehow, Steve found us the perfect home for us - a 1950s rancher with brand new kitchen and bath in Orinda within walking distance to 10/10 elementary, middle, and high schools and a 1,200 SF basement for hubby's workshop. If you know Lamorinda, I think we may have the only basement in the entire tri-city area. To add onto all that, he somehow negotiated a simultaneous close for both the sale of our triplex and the purchase of our new home. (Didn't know that was possible!) So we weren't homeless after all. All in all, we couldn't be happier and would recommend him to friends and family in a heartbeat. We're lucky to have him so close.
Other notes: super responsive via email or phone, tech savy and does all doc signings online, and knows the market and how to get you what you want for the price you want (all 3 times for us!)
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Lafayette, CA.
Steve is the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable real estate agent you could ask for in the East Bay. Steve listened to our needs very carefully and only showed us properties that made complete sense for our family. He was honest at every turn and advocated on our behalf. I cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed working with Steve. I would recommend him without reservation and am grateful he helped our family find our dream home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $800K in San Ramon, CA.
Steve Curtis was recommended to us by our Windermere Real Estate Agent in San Diego, where we were moving from.
We can say that we were not disappointed.
Thanks to Steve, we found a house that we liked within our budget.
Steve was very kind, patient and demonstrated great professionalism.
We would recommend Steve Curtis to anyone looking to purchase a property in the Bay Area.
Paolo and Marie-France
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.325M in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA.
We relocated to the area from the East Coast. Steve's own understanding of the area helped us learn a great deal in a short amount of time. Steve is patient, a good listener, and able to brainstorm about different housing options. We closed on our new home without a hitch.