Over his real estate career, Steve has helped scores of satisfied people with the purchase or sale of their homes. His professionalism and kind assistance to them has over and over resulted in them referring their friends and family as well as putting their recommendation of him online for the world to see. We have added a few of them below. Please take a look and we think you will agree.
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My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Steve to sell our first home and buy our next. The buying process was very smooth. His experience really showed as he explained things to us as we looked at different houses and what to look out for. Even though he is very busy he made time to work with our schedules and show us homes at our convenience. Selling our home was another wonderful experience. Steve was always there at every step of the way making things go smoothly. I know that the next time I sell will be with Steve!
We recently purchased a condo with Steve’s help. It took us quite a while to find what we wanted, and he was very patient. Once we were in contract he was there every step of the way. Things were a little bumpy with the seller but he was on top of every detail. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone!
We couldn’t have had a better experience working with Steve Caldwell. My wife and I needed to move from Boston to central Virginia for work in a three month time period, and from the beginning, Steve did a great job taking as much anxiety out of the home buying process as possible. We found Steve through a Yelp! review, and we are extremely happy we selected him. From the moment my wife spoke to him on the phone, he was ready to go. He asked targeted questions to help narrow down the options for our visit, and then he frequently followed up with listings and questions. Having Steve with us when we toured houses was invaluable. He was able to point out aspects of the house that would have been difficult to assess on our own, such as the quality of construction, the condition of appliances, and the general layout of the house. His advice and unique insight helped us make informed decisions. However, he also knew when to give my wife and I a bit of space to collect our thoughts and talk them through. After a handful of houses, he had a great sense of what we were looking for, and could even predict what houses we would like and not like before we saw them. Steve was also very helpful during the negotiation process. He gave us his thoughts on our offer, and then communicated our feelings to the buying agent. Whenever we received a counteroffer, he would talk through the options with us. After we successfully had an offer accepted, Steve was able to recommend people for inspections and a survey, contacted the people needed on our behalf, and went to oversee the home inspection as our representative (since we were back in Boston at that point). Even after we moved into our new home Steve continued to assist us. He frequently checked in to make sure that the remaining repairs were completed as specified in our contract. He even made phone calls himself when he felt that repairs were not being done quick enough or to his satisfaction. He also just checked in to see how we were settling in and offered general suggestions for restaurants and entertainment in the Roanoke area. We cannot recommend Steve highly enough. He was always available day and night, and is as honest and open as you can get. We hope you have as great an experience as we did!
Steve Caldwell helped my wife and I purchase the right home in Roanoke. We were moving from Tennessee and wanted to get into a home right away and not put our furniture in storage. Steve, reviewed our criteria and helped us come to the conclusion that we were preparing to settle on a home that only met part of our needs due to our desire not to move into an apartment. While living in the apartment Steve worked with us to find a home that met almost all of our criteria and we are very happy that we waited. Thank you Steve for listening to us and understanding that settling on the first home would have been a mistake. Happy customers Rob and Elizabeth Q.
Steve is wonderful to work with to sell your home. He is thorough and prompt with his help and evaluations. Steve communicates promptly and kept us up to date on any activity on our house and made sure we had access to comments made by realtors and potential buyers. He was there to help with closing. In addition to his business skills, Steve has a most pleasant personality making him a pleasure to work with. I recommend him completely and without any reservations.
Two generations of my family have now found/purchased their homes in Roanoke through Steve Caldwell – my parents around 17 years ago, and now my husband and I this past September (just a few blocks away from my parents in Old Southwest)! Steve cares about relationships and understands that buying a home is a major decision influenced by the physical characteristics of the home and neighborhood and the Buyer’s emotions/intuition. He is respectful of the process and comes from a place of moral integrity.
We began working with Steve during the summer of 2016 to become familiar with the Roanoke market/neighborhoods in preparation for our future relocation to the area. Steve met with us over many weekends and consistently maintained contact with us. We knew we had Steve’s undivided attention and that he had our interests in mind from our first meeting to sitting together around the Closing table. Steve continues to support our transition to Roanoke by recommending contractors for various projects and services we are considering in our new home. Thank you!
Steve Caldwell is top of the line. He is a professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled realtor. He is always calm, friendly and explanatory. He put a plan together and brought it to pass. Steve sold our home in less than six days! Actually, the first client to see our home, the day after the sale sign went up, purchased our home! We highly recommend Steve Caldwell. Whether you’re buying or selling, call Steve…he’ll get it done!
10 stars! Steve is wonderful to work with! He patiently worked with my husband and I for over two years until we found the right home. We were very particular about the type of home and land we needed for our family. Steve was never pushy about buying any of the homes we saw and always gave us his honest opinion. We closed on our new home last month and we would gladly work with Steve again.
Steve is a great realtor. We read reviews before we hired Steve. Everyone was right. He did his research and came up with a value for our home. Has a professional stager/photographer to assist you before listing. Our photos were high quality and believe they helped sell our house. We are extremely satisfied with Steve and would highly recommend him if you are looking for an agent. If we were still in the area we would hire Steve again for any real estate needs we might have.
We met Steve in 2014 when we moved to Roanoke from Tampa. I randomly chose a Realtor from the internet. I have said since that my choice was divine insider, because our relationship with Steve has been nothing but positive and productive. He helped us buy our house and then guided us in our recent sale. The house sold in two days and we got full price. Not saying it was all Steve in that kind of a sale, but he provided expert advice in the process. He is unflappable, thorough and I consider him a friend. He even helped us sell our pool table. What more do you want in a Realtor?
Excellent! True professional with vast knowledge of his industry. Steve was very attentive to our needs and a pleasure to deal with.
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)!
Steve was excellent! This is the first house we have purchased, and he helped us every step of the way. He was patient with our questions and knew the good and bad things to look for in every house. He gave us his honest opinion about houses, which I greatly appreciated. I felt like he always had our back. Steve helped us find the best house for us. We could not have asked for a better realtor.
Excellent! Steve was extremely helpful in our house search. As first time homebuyers, we had lots of questions and a poor understanding of the process and Steve always made the time to go out of his way to accommodate us. He made the process as straightforward as buying a house could ever be. We give him four thumbs up and highly recommend him.
Wonderful! Steve is fantastic to work with. He is extremely resourceful with an exceptional knowledge of the housing market. As a buyer, he got to know us and was able to point us in the direction we needed to go with maximum efficiency. As a seller, he knew exactly what we needed to do to sell with the greatest of ease. Also, his great personality made everything even better. Steve is an all around great person to work with, every step of the way. Highly recommended.
I am so glad that I had Steve as my realtor. I had no idea what I was doing and I wanted way too much from the house for cheap. Steve had found me what I wanted and made house buying experience stress free, easy and fast. I am definitely going to recommend Steve and going to call him back when I want to get a bigger house.
I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience working with Steve to find our home. We were first time homebuyers and had the added challenge of house hunting from a distance (before we moved into the state). Steve made us feel welcome to the community and helped us find our way here. He was so patient with us and explained every step of the process so we knew what to expect along the way. He took us to see countless houses and didn’t push us to buy anything until we found the perfect fit. He is so knowledgeable and was able to point out the pros and cons of each property (things we definitely would not have noticed ourselves). He was also able to connect us with other service providers that we needed for the move. He has continued to check up on us even after we moved in to make sure we are settling in ok. At the end of the day all I can say is this was a great experience and I really feel like that was because Steve made it enjoyable and approachable. He has so much integrity and respect for everyone he interacts with and it shows in his work and his relationships. We cannot thank him enough for all he has done to help us! We would recommend him to anyone needing real estate services in the area — he is absolutely the best!! Ellie N. Google+
Steve helped me find the perfect place for my purposes and was with me all the way, offering needed advice for vendors, investments, improvements, financing. He is still there despite the transactions having completed and remains a resource. Della W Google+
From the very beginning all the way through to the closing and beyond, Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with and a true blessing to our family! We had somewhat high requirements for our move back to Roanoke including the very specific area in which we wanted to live as well as our “wish list” for the house we desired. Steve worked tirelessly to get us exactly what we wanted within our budget and was extremely patient along the way. He coordinated his schedule around 2 out of state visits for us to view homes and never lost his cool or patience when we quickly said “That’s not going to work” to multiple homes. Steve is also not your average realtor in that he is very knowledgeable about construction and potential repairs needed, which facilitated a very well rounded view of our search and ultimately our purchase. We really can’t say enough about Steve, but HIGHLY recommend him for his professionalism, quality of service, consistency and knowledge in the Real Estate Industry!
We are more than pleased with Steve Caldwell’s help in selling our home. He came right out & reviewed our home & gave us a few tips to brighten it up a little more. After the house was ready to sell, it was gone in 5 days! We couldn’t believe how professional Steve was. He took care of everything & made the process easy for us. When we are ready to sell our next home, it’s Steve Caldwell who will get our business & referrals for our friends! Give him a try for your home. I promise you won’t be disappointed!! Thanks again, Steve. You are the best!
I’ve worked with Steve on both the buyer and seller side and I’ve found him to be nothing by helpful and articulate in his thought process and guidance. He does his best to work for you, regardless of the many ups and downs of a home buying/selling process. I would recommend him to anyone going through this process.
My wife and I worked with Steve Caldwell for both the sell of our home and the purchase of a new home. We have worked with other realtors in the past but never really felt that our interests were very important to the realtor. Steve however is very professional and know’s his stuff, previous realtors seem to know less than me about houses but this was certainly not the case with Steve. He basically gave us a home inspector level overview of each home we looked at which I valued VERY much. He knows what to look for and will not let you get stuck with a problematic house. If we decide to move ever again in the future we will be looking you up Steve. Thank you again for the superior service and we are loving our new home.
Steve is an experienced and well-informed real estate agent for the Roanoke Valley. He understands the market and conscientiously worked with us to find the right home at the right price. We have worked with Steve in both selling and buying a home and have found his knowledge and experience to be outstanding.
Located homes for us to see and helped guide us in the purchase of our home. If there were any questions we had about the
property if he didn’t have an answer he made it a point to find out what we needed to know. I found Mr. Caldwell from looking on the internet for realtors in the area we were interested in buying. I called him and from that point he
was always available for calls and assistance and went out of his way to help us find the right home for the right price. If at any time we were unsure of anything he was there to assist and guide us in the right direction. I would recommend Mr. Caldwell to anyone looking for an honest and dedicated realtor. Michael and Cindy S. Angies List
Steve Caldwell was an excellent realtor. From our first meeting he was attentive to our needs and concerns. He took time to walk through our house in detail and offer suggestions for making it more marketable. He was excellent at following up after each showing with the potential buyer and providing us feedback. At the time our home went under contract, Mr. Caldwell took the time to go over in detail each part of the offer and help us in making a counter offer. He fought for us to get the most out of our house. During the closing process he helped us line up contractors to do repairs from the home inspection and kept us informed at all times of what the next steps would be. We could not have been happier with our experience with Mr. Caldwell. Though the housing market was not great at the time of our sale, Mr. Caldwell helped to promote our home and have it sold in a reasonable amount of time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Lori and Travis W. Angies List
Steve met us at numerous house showings (upwards of 30+), patiently taught us a great deal about wisely purchasing a home (even though we had bought before), and endured a long process as we were very specific about what we wanted in our new home. Once we found that house, he expertly guided us through the offer process (especially complicated as it was a HUD foreclosure), inspections and repairs, and the closing process. We now own the exact home that we were searching for, and it is almost entirely due to Steve’s professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, experience, and gracious nature. He’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We contacted Steve when we first seriously considered purchasing a home in the Roanoke area. He was recommended to us, and we were immediately impressed by his calm and gracious nature, and with the attention he paid us as we discussed our needs and desires for our new home. This initial impression proved to be entirely accurate. We began a nearly year-long search all over the Roanoke valley. Steve was always extremely positive and encouraging, got to know our kids, and genuinely cares about us, even though we asked him to drive all over creation with us. Steve also NEVER pressured us to settle for less than what we were looking for, and he even encouraged me to not settle at some points when I tired of the search process. He personally took the time each day to go through the MLS listings and send us houses he thought we might be interested in, and we always were – he really knew us and what we were looking for. Who else will give you that kind of help and attention? We put in an offer on two houses before we finally located the house we eventually purchased. Steve would come to our home, bring all the offer paperwork ready-to-go, and explain each and every detail to us. Steve was always three steps ahead in the closing process. He is an expert, and has an incredible attention to detail that took any worry off of our minds. We have no doubt that we received the best-of-the-best with Steve Caldwell, and I would recommend him without reservation. He will eventually sell our home too, if we ever move. And as I said before, he’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
Steve was highly recommended to me by my Aunt and Uncle. Steve had helped them buy a new house and sold the old one for them, and while they couldn’t say enough good things about him, I was still very nervous. My mother had recently passed away and her house needed to be sold, but I had no prior experience with this sort of thing, plus I lived several hours away.
I’m so glad they recommended him. I can’t tell you how reassuring it was to have someone I could trust handling things for me when I couldn’t be there. Steve is friendly and relaxed and quickly put me at ease. He was honest, paid attention to my concerns, and gently walked me step by step through what I needed to do. The house sold at a difficult time in real estate for a good price and everyone was pleased with their end of the deal. I give Mr. Caldwell my highest recommendation.
Steve has helped my wife and I buy and sell two houses in the Roanoke, VA area. He is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with and I highly recommend him. Not only is he prompt, knowledgeable, and highly professional, he’s a terrific person, too! The total experience with Steve is easy and smooth. He takes the time and goes into detail to make sure my wife and I are kept up to date with everything.
I selected Steve as my listing/selling agent based on his well prepared and well-presented proposal for marketing my house. I received an offer fairly quickly but then ran into some problems related to the home inspection. (My house was over 50 years old). This is where Steve really came through for me. He has extensive knowledge of service/repair people in the Roanoke Valley and was able to arrange visits and estimates quickly. And he showed up when the service people were there to walk thru things with me. The issues were resolved and my sale moved to completion. Do not be misled by Steve’s easy-going style. He has an intense focus on serving the client. He had my interests at heart and went the extra mile to help me when issues arose. I would highly recommend him. Despite the difficulties described, my house sold within two months of listing.
Steve helped us find a home in Roanoke, VA. We are from out of state and were referred to Steve by another realtor.
All I can say is working with Steve has been fun and a pure pleasure. He drove us around Roanoke showing us everything we wanted to look at. We had no idea where we wanted to live or what we wanted to live in, but Steve hung in there and kept showing us listings. He provided us with daily emails that showed us what was new on the market. He showed up every morning to pick us up at our door to take us out looking. He responded to every email and every phone call quickly.
Steve was there through the buying process to make sure everybody was doing what they were supposed to do when they were supposed to do it. He kept an eye on everything and we closed when we were supposed to.
Here is an example of how Steve goes above and beyond, before we closed we had to have a home inspection. We are from out of state and were not in VA when the inspection was going to happen, who do you think arranged the inspection and was there for the whole thing? Yes it was Steve. These days it’s very hard to get anybody to do what they say they will do, I can’t imaging making the largest purchase in my life with a realtor I couldn’t depend on. Fortunately for us, Steve is a fantastic realtor and a wonderful person! I know for a fact he works for his clients from 6:00 am to late into the evening to make sure their experience is as good as it can be. I know I’m going on and on, but you would be lucky to have Steve Caldwell as your agent.
Steve provided realtor services to us when we moved to his service area from out of state and bought a home. Steve provided excellent service to us as we looked for a house to buy in his service area, first while we were living out-of-state, and then later after we had moved to the area. He is knowledgeable, experienced, listens well and provides insights that are helpful in decision making. He pointed out things in the various houses which we looked at that helped us consider future expense, were we to buy that house. He has an approachable, professional style of interacting and is straight-forward in discussing the pros and cons of the many things a house buyer must consider. He was not pushy and was very patient. He responded to emails quickly (usually the same day) and has a very user friendly web portal in which you can customize your search, keep track of your favorite houses and see status changes on those houses in real time. The portal was a huge help to us as well. I highly recommend Steve to you.
Steve facilitated the purchase of my home. He provided excellent service in a professional, but personal manner. He took the time to understand what requirements I had for my new home, and presented houses that fit my needs/wants. He went out of his way to respond to my requests to view homes in a timely manner, even showing me a house at the last moment one evening when I wanted to see it for the second time before making an offer. He gave excellent advice on localities and individual homes. For instance, he knew that as a single woman, I did not want a “fixer upper”, and refrained from showing me any homes that needed a lot of work, even suggesting we take one off the list after seeing that it required more care than how it appeared on the surface, i.e., it had been given a cheap “face lift” but the core problems still remained unaddressed. When it was time to close on my new home, he took care of all the details, making it a simple, smooth event. I am very happy that a friend suggested I contact him when I first mentioned house hunting, and would recommend him to anyone and everyone! Tammy M. Angies List
Steve spent 2yrs helping me to find my house. He didn’t waiver once, he kept me updated on everything that was being marketed in the area of my search. With each house I toured his experience came to the forefront, from window to flooring he knew the material and installation. Steve worked for me throughout the whole process and even after I closed he made sure I was happy with the house. I plan to have Steve list my old house when it goes on the market. Thank you Steve.
Our house sold within six weeks. He was very knowledgeable and kept us informed throughout the process. He is a true professional and you can see he cares about the quality of service he is giving you. I would definitely go to him again for my real estate needs.
Steve was involved in every step of the purchase of our new home- from suggesting it to us in the first place all the way to last minute changes at closing. We had several problems come up as a result of concerns found by the home inspector. Steve walked us through these, advising us in our interactions with the sellers, calling in structural engineers and even last minute contractors when needed. Without his involvement I am not sure that we would have followed through on this house that we now call home.
Steve recently helped my wife and I find and purchase a new home for our family. His expertise and experience was invaluable throughout the process. Steve is a seasoned professional, highly recommended by his clients and respected by his peers and other related professionals. He is a great listener, patient, nicely tenacious, detail oriented, thorough, available and responsive. Steve is also probably the most resourceful person I have ever met. When we ran into some trouble related to issues found by our home inspector Steve was quickly able to engage an engineer and contractor to help resolve the situation. In fact no matter what we needed Steve always knew someone we could call who would deliver the same level of service we received from him. To top it all off Steve is a great guy to know and I’m happy to have met him and now count him as a friend.
Steve is a rock star. We relocated to Virginia from California last summer, and initially moved into a rental to ease the logistics of an already-complicated move. Our first contact with him was well over a year before we were actually ready to buy. Once we were ready, he worked tirelessly, to get us into the house we wanted. I have no hesitation recommending Steve to anyone looking for a home, and if we should ever decide to move, Steve will be the first person we call.
Steve is absolutely amazing! We had the best experience working with him to buy our new home. We were first time homebuyers and he helped us every step of the way. He was able to explain the good and bad things about each property and help us make informed decisions. He went out of his way to make sure things were set up for our closing day and for our move in. And he has continued to check in with us to make sure we are doing ok. We love our new home and have Steve to thank for helping us get here!