Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in San Bruno, CA.
I did my research and spoke with a number of different agents before meeting Stephan at one of his open houses. He had information about similar homes not yet on the market and other insider information that ultimately placed me in a much nicer home than I thought I could find. Stephan is very well connected and knows what price to pay, regardless of the market hype and frenzy. The process after negotiating and having my offer accepted was smooth and organized. Stephan has been a complete professional, above and beyond, he has been one call away and in constant communication. I highly recommend Stephan as your agent.
Stephan represented us as sellers for two condos in San Mateo. He provided good suggestions on repairs to make before selling, was well prepared with comps and strategy to help us arrive at a listing price, and brought us offers within 24 hours for one property, and 3 days for the other property - even while one was still rented.
He is a professional, always calm (even in pressure situations), and has the experience coupled with the knowledge of the Burlingame/ San Mateo market. What set him apart from other agents we worked with in the past is his prompt and thorough communication. He is proactive with keeping us in the loop and keeping us on track with our punch lists.
We highly recommend Stephan Marshall and his team.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Redwood City, CA.
I highly recommend using Stephan Marshall as an agent. I tend to be a bit leery of real estate agents (sorry) but I truly felt I was in good hands through the entire process of selling my home. Stephan made what would have otherwise been a very stressful experience, a fairly mellow undertaking. He was incredibly straightforward with me regarding what should/should not be done to prepare the house for sale (to maximize sales price), all the while listening taking into account my comfort level and budget concerns. I have a very busy work schedule and really couldn't be bothered with a lot of the busy work involved in prepping a house for sale. Stephan took care of everything without intruding on my life or asking much of me. Everything was done in a timely manner with minimal effort from me. He responded to all of my questions in a timely fashion and appeared to have great knowledge regarding the local market. When the time came, the place sold quickly and he sat me down to discuss the offers. He did a great job explaining the varying scenarios and implications of each offer and made great recommendations. There was not a moment I did not feel like I was in good hands.He is smart, savvy, friendly, even-tempered and trustworthy. When I asked him if he could help me buy a house, rather than going straight for the commission, he explained he thought I would be better going with someone local (I was obviously looking elsewhere) and provided me with a referral. You should definitely go with this guy!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in San Bruno, CA.
I am writing this letter to acknowledge the superior service of Stephan Marshall. When we met Stephan for the first time, he came to our home with all the information on how to best market our home. He was understanding and compassionate. Stephan always returned our calls, he answered all our questions so we can understand him. Most important he is honest! Everything Stephan said would happen did happen and in the time frame he explains to you, from the very beginning. Stephan got us more for our home than we ever thought we would get. I highly recommend Stephan Marshall if anyone wants to sell their home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in San Bruno, CA.
I purchased my first and only home with Stephan. I was referred to him by my sister-in-law and was very impressed. I would be the first to say that I am a hands-on kinda person. I was on housing websites daily and calling Stephan to set-up times where I could see the homes I was interested in. Stephen always answered my calls and gave me individualized attention. He never seemed too busy for me and if he did miss my call, he was prompt to return it. Stephan is the most patient guy I have ever met, which is an amazing skill to have as real estate agent. We looked for over a year to find the right home for our family and when we did, I was glad to have Stephen on my side. When buying a home, you want an agent who you feel will fight as hard in the negotiations as if he were buying the home for himself and Stephen is that agent. He really is a bulldog when it comes to getting you the best, most fair and well-negotiated price for a home. I was impressed with his patience (not only with me but with my extended family who would come and look at the properties with me), knowledge of the area and the business and responsiveness to any and all phone calls and emails sent. Just love this guy and would recommend anyone interested in buying a house to give him a call!
Showed home in 2013 in Lomita Park, San Bruno, CA 94066.
I only contacted Stephan Marshall to find out the value of a piece of property I have. He got back to me quickly and was very pleasant and told me what I needed. I did not use him as an agent as I am not selling anything, but my girlfriend did and was extremely happy with him.
Stephan's the consummate professional. From our first encounter at an Open House he's been nothing but extremely responsive, helpful, and supportive in my search for my first home. Our first business correspondence didn't result in a sale for me, but I was so impressed by Stephan's work that I made sure to stay in contact with him on subsequent searches. I ultimately landed a home in SSF, and I can say for certain that he was key in making it happen. I highly recommend Stephan for any homebuyers out there and am confident they will have similar experiences.
Stephan recently helped us purchase our home in San Carlos. Before we settled on our current place, Stephan patiently took my wife and me all around the Peninsula, from South San Francisco all the way down through Redwood City and really helped us get familiar with the different cities and neighborhoods within this area. We ended up making two offers, and Stephan patiently and thoroughly walked us through the process (as this was a first time experience for me). Stephan helped us put together a competitive offer on the first house we liked; and while the offer ultimately wasn't accepted, it gave us comfort that Stephan knew the market well as we weren't far off. After our second offer was accepted, Stephan was very helpful in organizing competent inspectors and even helped us organize the transfer of utilities and other 'random' tasks related to buying a home. All in all, Stephan made the process a lot less painful that I expected it to be. I would definitely recommend Stephan and would engage him again when/if I sell or buy again.
How do I thank Stephan Marshall for not only selling our house for over asking (multiple bids!), but finding us our new San Carlos home??? By coming on here and giving him a great review!
We put our house on the market with one weekend of open houses, and had multiple offers the following week. He negotiated rent back to help us find our new home, all the while weeding through the inventory in our new city to find homes that would work for us.
We had a very selective neighborhood we wanted, and Stephan scoured the area, mailing 2,500 letters to home owners telling them about us and that we were looking in their area.
When we found our home, he even presented our offer in person, bringing a letter for the seller, telling them about us and how much we loved the house. This definitely was why we ended up in our home!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in San Bruno, CA.
My family first had experience with Stephan selling our grandparents' home in San Bruno. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, process, and he brought the right people in who staged it beautifully. It sold very quickly for above the asking price. Needless to say, this impressed my family and me.
So, when I was in the market for buying a condo, I connected with Stephan. I was not disappointed at all. He worked tirelessly with me. He set me up with a wonderful list of places to see, he made himself available whenever I wanted to see a property, even on the weekends, and he ultimately made the process painless for me. When I finally put in an offer on a condo, he worked very hard to get it for me at the best price possible.
Because of my experiences with Stephan, if I'm ever in the market to buy another condo or house, I will not hesitate to go to him. I would also recommend him to anyone. He truly knows what he is doing, he's kind and respectful, and he'll put his best effort into what he does.