Real Estate is about people and their unique situations. Blanket policies and approaches don't work. Each new encounter is unique and special and won't happen again. This is what makes being a Realtor challenging and also a lot of fun. I focus on the specialness of each encounter and ascertain what the unique needs and requirements are for each new or prior client. I also put an emphasis on communication which includes answering my phone, email and texts promptly. I use a systemized approach with checklists just like an airline pilot to make sure all bases are covered in each transaction. I have a lot of support including transaction co-ordinators, loan officers, and admin to help make sure each transaction progresses smoothly to close. I've listed and sold over 1,000 homes in the Nevada, Yuba, Sutter and Butte county areas. This is a small community where one's reputation is important. I know these areas well and my goal with clients is to be prompt and timely in communication, to be creative and offer my years of experience to my client's advantage.
|Stephan was great to work with throughout the process of buying our home. He was creative with helping us figure out how best to finance the home and was able to negotiate a very favorable price given his knowledge of the area and costs for repairs. His easy going nature and astute sense of what we were looking made it easy for us to work with him. Most of all, we appreciated his patience throughout our somewhat unconventional "fixer upper" search that lasted about year. The only thing keeping this a perfect 5-stars was spotty cellphone service but that's also the nature of being up in the Sierra's. We would recommend Stephan to anyone.|
|Stephan was very helpful to us from day one. We had one "idea" in mind when we first started looking, but with his knowledge of the area and the prices of the homes, we were able to find something that fulfilled all of our "wants and desires" for our home. He is friendly and willing to take you around to the homes in many different areas, to find just the right one for you. His personality is not to laid back, but he is not overly aggressive, so you don't feel pushed into anything. He hears what you say! He bought us a lovely housewarming gift from a local shop that sells natural products because he heard me speaking about my interest in those areas. So now I have some vinegar and oil to make salad and salt, a custom gift from him|
|Stephan represented the sale of my home this spring. In our initial meeting he was able to hear all of my concerns/needs and tailor his marketing of my home to reflect that. He thought outside of the box with a buyer that he was working with and was able to present my home to them, which in turn resulted in the family deciding to purchase my home. The process was a win/win for everyone as I got the sale I was looking for and the buyers got the home & property they needed. Stephan was able to negotiate several sticky points along the way and made it work for all people involved. His knowledge of the local area was a deciding factor in my decision to work with him.|
|Stephan did a wonderful job helping us navigate through the short sale maze!!! We live out is state and Stephan made the whole process bearable. He even went over and beyond by working with our renters, suggesting a good price for our home, recommending and coordinating with a locksmith and the gas/power company for us. He took the time to explain everything to me, which says a lot because I can be a little high maintenance. If you are looking for a true professional to handle your business AND return calls, you will also be very satisfied with Mr. Black's services. We sure were! Thanks, Stephan!!|
|Just as you are doing right now, I went online to research different Real Estate Agents to sell a house that I has recently inherited. I live out of state and finding a quality agent that I could trust to handle all of my affairs was very important. Further, time was of the essence since I had inherited, not just a house, but a third mortgage. After reading up on the Agents in the Penn Valley area Stephan Black appeared to be the person most likely to get me top dollar and a quick sale. I was not disappointed. I do my homework and knew what the house was worth yet Stephan's assessment was higher than mine. Reiterating that I was in a hurry to get the house sold, he asked that I trust him so I went with his assessment. Within days of listing the property it sold for almost the full asking price. Not only was I impressed by the expediency of the transaction, being hundreds of miles away had me at a disadvantage for getting the loose ends tied up (i.e., mowing the grass and hauling off unsightly yard debris) but Stephan took care of everything quickly and reasonably. I would highly recommend Stephan for all real estate dealings.|
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