We are first-time home buyers, and during our months of searching, we were also managing having a husband who was working out of town and a wife with a very complicated pregnancy, so there were a lot of added stressors. We decided to go with Steve after meeting with several realtors because we were impressed by his high level of experience, great previous reviews, and intimate knowledge of the local real estate market—and he wasn’t afraid to dig in with us and our challenging situation! We are so glad we did. He viewed probably 25 homes with us without a single complaint or sign of impatience, pointing out good and bad things at each home (very often things that we would have overlooked on our own). He was quick to respond to our inquiries, paid attention to our specific interests, and tailored our searches based on them. When we finally found the home for us, Steve walked us through the loan and closing processes step by step. He advocated for us time and time again as we encountered issues beyond our control (a bidding war, home repairs that had not been completed by the sellers to Steve’s high standards, and the resultant down-to-the-wire closing). It was stressful, but we felt confident in Steve’s ability to navigate the thornier parts of home purchasing. He also repeatedly followed up with us even after our home was purchased to make sure we were settling in ok (and giving us great guidance and resources when we had questions, even after our purchase). In every manner possible, Steve has shown us he was invested in our happiness with our new home, far beyond our expectations. We are so impressed with him, not only as a realtor, but as a genuinely great person. Steve has definitely earned our full respect, trust, and appreciation. We’ve already asked him how he feels about being our realtor when we’re ready to sell this home (in another 30 years or so)!