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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in O Fallon, IL.
We came into the "home buying world" with little to no knowledge as to what we were doing. We met Steve in the process of randomly looking at houses and realized that we needed an agent to represent us. We chose Steve because he was genuine and clear with advice. Throughout the searching and buying process, Steve was extremely thorough with his end of things. We kept in constant contact with us, listened to what we wanted, and helped us know what the next step would be every step of the way. We put an offer in on a house that was over-priced. Steve caught the fact that it was over-priced and advised us not to go over a certain price point. This was very impressive because other agents would have pushed for more money. We found a different house a couple of weeks later, and were able to move on it quickly because Steve was willing to write the offer at his office the same night we saw the house.Steve is a very likable and trustworthy, and we couldn't have asked for anyone better to help us with our first home purchase.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Fairview Heights, IL.
I’ll start off by mentioning that Steve helped me buy the house I just sold when I moved to the St Louis area; I was so impressed with his performance helping me buy the house that I didn’t even consider going to another realtor when it came time to sell the house.
Steve did a great job making sure everything was taken care of from start to finish. He brings a deep reservoir of knowledge, experience and professionalism to his trade. He was prompt about keeping me informed as developments unfolded and provided solid advice on how to proceed through negotiations while still giving me room to make my own decisions.
I highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the St Louis area. Together, Steve and I successfully over came several unique obstacles in selling my house faster and for more money than I expected.
Steve provided us a superior level of service. We were in a unique situation. We were living in Germany and had 5 days to find a home in an area we have nevered lived, my husband had never visitedbefore and I had only visited for a day or two years ago. He spent a long initial session on the phone with us to answer our questions about the area and establish what features, price, and locations we might be interested. Over the next month before our trip he answered dozens of questions about various homes and followed up on many requests for more details.
We came for the house hunting trip and three of the five days of house hunting were over Labor Day weekend. He gave up his holiday weekend to spend long days with us viewing homes. He was extremely respective of price ceiling and never tried to influence us. He showed us homes that we determined seemed suitable. He left my husband and I to decide which home was best and never tried to sway us. Once we selected a home he worked through the offer process with us and we were able to get a signed offer before we returned to Germany. During our absense he help us coordinate the inspections and other logistics of the transaction. When we arrived everything was in place for the closing to occur quickly. During the time we have asked for various recommendations on handymen and local services and he has provided some recommendations. We followed up on some items and the people recommended did a great job at a reasonable price. Overall Steve is highly professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $150K in Swansea, IL.
I had a great experience with Steve. He was able to show me a few houses and help me sift through them based on my preferences. I was a first time home buyer and he guided me through the process of buying the house. He was able to recommend a great inspector as well. I would recommend Steve!
Steve is wonderful! He was very easy to work with and made my first time home-buying process fun and stress-free. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and has good insight into what the home-buyer is looking into. He was always willing to meet me after business hours to look at houses or work on the contract, and always answered emails and calls promptly. He is great!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2009 for approximately $175K in Soulard, Saint Louis, MO.
Steve not only represented my wife and I in the purchase of our first house together but also assisted me in the sale of my home 3 years ago. Steve brought a number of prospective buyers in himself, including the client that ended up buying the property!