Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Windermere, FL.
When purchasing our home in May, 2013 we viewed numerous homes on line. We were living in California at the time and planned to move to Windermere, FL so naturally we did it long distance. We contacted the selling reality office and was connected with Steve Graul for our buying agent.
Since we were purchasing long distance, we did express homes we were interested in and when we arrived for viewing, Steve was instrumental in showing the homes to us. Once we narrowed in on our specific home to purchase, Steve was strategic in doing all the leg work for us. He met with the inspection team, assisted with the loan process and continued to negotiate with the seller on our behalf. He was basically our “right arm” doing all the required home buying stuff since we were long distance and not in the area at the time. We couldn’t have purchased this home without Steve doing all the local legwork.
If you are thinking of buying a home in the area and are long distance, I highly recommend using Steve. Especially if you are International, since he is extremely immersed in that market. Steve Graul would be your guy!
Steve has help us on several occasions, even when it wasn't a big sell for him. We bought a house to repair and eventually sell. The house was in very bad disrepair. Steve was always available to us while we were doing the repairs and on several occasions, stopped by to see how the repairs were going. When it was ready to be sold, he suggested the price, which was $68,500 more than we paid. IT SOLD THE FIRST DAY IT WAS ON THE MARKET.
He has remained a good friend, offering to help us and our family in any way he can. He genuinely cares and is interested in each person he helps, as evidenced by us and our grown children.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $425K in Hackensack, NJ.
I have dealt with a lot of real estate agents in my search for the perfect home and I always felt like this was more about them making a commission and not so much about me finding my dream home. Ever since I started working with Steve he has not only changed my perspective and prior judgements about real estate agents, but he has proven that there are still people that care about their job and their clients, and are there for their clients and not just for themselves. Steve has found numerous properties that fit my needs however his skill and expertise have found me THE home I was looking for. There is no doubt in my mind that working with any of the previous realtors would have either taken a lot more time or never yielded results. If you want the best you came to the right person.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Deland, FL.
Steve was attentive and extremely responsive to our needs during the recent sale of our home. He promptly communicated with us during the negotiation process and prior to closing. He is always polite and absolutely bears his clients' best interest in mind. The next time we have a real estate need, we will definitely call him!