I have worked with many real estate agents and Steve is the best one I have worked with. He is highly knowledgeable, goes out of his way in all aspects (he even took care of moving huge furniture) and really makes every aspect of the transaction smooth making you feel safe. I highly recommend him.
- Donatella Polizzi
Steve is amazing! I was a first-time homebuyer, and had a lot of dreams, including having a specific neighborhood and architectural style in mind. I can imagine that in the extremely hot market another realtor may have talked me down in order to move more quickly and effectively within my budget. But all Steve said was “all you need is one!” We toured relentlessly over 5 months—Steve’s knowledge, cheer, and snacks made it both fun and an incredible learning experience. When we found “the one,” Steve moved immediately into a different gear, giving me invaluable advice about the timing and content of the offer. That it was accepted still seems impossible to me. Even after this remarkable achievement, there was so much to do in such a short timeframe, and some surprises, but Steve’s professionalism and contacts delivered everything on time. Everyone he introduced me to was a consummate professional, every discussion we had taught me something—my favorite has to be the long conversation we had going over the history of how my home and neighborhood was originally planned. Steve is not only extremely effective, but is also extremely generous—with his time, knowledge, expertise—and Rolodex! I would highly, highly recommend him!
I was referred to Steve by my best friend, who in turn was referred by a long-time work colleague. Steve worked with me for almost two years to help me find my home. We saw dozens and dozens of houses, from Encino Village to Pasadena. And in all that time, I never once felt like I was too demanding, or asked banal or obvious questions, which in his 40+ years of experience he must have heard countless times. Steve always makes you feel like you're his priority, and in the occasional moment that you're not, it's only because there's a line of people demanding his attention.
From the moment I began working with him, it was clear he was a wealth of knowledge - about building codes, lot lines, specific crack patterns in foundations, weatherproofing, landscaping... everything. But the encyclopedia in his brain is tempered by a professional, humble demeanor and easy sense of humor. It's no easy task to find the right home in any market, let alone Los Angeles in its current state. But Steve was always there to answer questions, adjust expectations, discuss financing, strategize negotiations, and walk me through everything from financing to purchase agreements to inspection reports to closing escrow documents.
This is the second property I have purchased in my life, and I just scoff at how little I knew the first time around. Sometimes you just don't know what you don't know. Even though I am buying at the height of the market, I will always be grateful to Steve for making this as easy as it could possibly have been, he is at the pinnacle of his profession and you would be lucky to retain his services.