Steve was our realtor for a new build in Belleville Illinois. My family and I met with Steve for two weeks before heading back overseas during the entire build. Steve was truly a lifesaver during this entire process. Some people have asked whether or not it is worth it having a realtor for a newly constructed home, and I would say yes if the realtor is in any way as good as Steve was for our family. We needed many mobility modifications for our home and Steve was our eyes and ears while we were overseas. He worked out a flooring allowance which allowed us to have the proper flooring we needed throughout the entire home. He was present during our final walk through and caught numerous small and a few large modifications that were needed. By the time we came to the States for closing and the final walk through, Steve made sure the builder corrected nearly everything and made them well aware of anything that needed corrections ( which were minor at that point). The lender we were going to use was extremely flaky, so Steve recommended a few lenders. We went with Ryan Luechtefeld, who was one of Steve's recommendations. Ryan was awesome as well and responded within minutes every time we had a question. Steve frequently updated us with photos of our home's construction, which my wife truly appreciated. He was also present during our closing and truly guided us through the entire process of buying a home for the first time. Steve went from realtor to family friend and someone we plan to keep in touch with throughout the future. I'd highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a realtor in the area. My entire family lives in the Shiloh, Belleville, and O'Fallon area and have purchased multiple homes. When I tell them of how above and beyond Steve went, they were all extremely impressed as they hadn't had this sort of luck with a realtor in all their years in the area.