He guided us through all the steps of selling our mother's home of 50 years, taking care of getting necessary repairs and dealing with a backyard full of recycling, garbage and leftover furniture. He negotiated a great price after just one open house, so the sale took place quickly with no hiccups. He was recommended to us by a friend and he exceeded expectations.
He is very knowledgeable, and an excelled advocate. On the first house, he was able to help me get the purchase price significantly reduced and kept the purchase process going when my pre-approved loan fell through and I had to scramble to get a different one. When I was ready to buy again, the market was very different (really low inventory). Steve helped me kept my offer competitive and then fought with a truly difficult listing agent and seller to help me get reimbursed when the previous residents damaged the place during move out. Steve is a wonderful agent and will be the first one I call if I need to buy or sell another house.
He guided us through the entire process and spent a lot of time going over the house to explain what would be worth repairing/upgrading and what wouldn't. He really stepped up and spent a lot of time coordinating repairmen and installers to help us get the house on the market as quickly as possible. His knowledge of the market was really impressive. When we were trying to decide what price to list the house at, he said "we should list at $x and it will probably for $x + $y. And he was spot on; we had 3 offers within a week and accepted an offer that was right at the price he thought the house would sell for (actually slightly higher than he prepared us for). Very happy with our experience with Steve and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Steve brings a unique combination of professionalism, knowledge and passion to his work which means great results for his clients. Steve’s professionalism throughout the process was impeccable - always responsive to phone calls and texts, and consistently in contact. Steve’s knowledge of the real estate market and industry is very clear from the moment we met him. Steve had a very good grasp of the market and the relevant trends and informed us on the direction of the market and priced our home accordingly; all the while being aware of our financial needs and wants when it came to selling our home. The quality that really sets Steve apart is the passion that he puts into his work - he clearly loves what he does and approaches it with great enthusiasm. He is friendly, warm, has a great sense of humor, and very enjoyable to be around. Steve is extremely aware that the process of buying and selling homes can be an emotional one for clients; he proactively tries to make it as seamless as possible. We felt very confident knowing that Steve always had our best interest at heart and that included mitigating any stress. Working with Steve was truly a successful, enjoyable and stress-free experience.
He had a good level of expertise on the local area and knew how to position the property well to get it sold. He has a very good eye for showing the property in its best light and was excellent in getting the place staged beautifully and running a series of open houses that created a great deal of interest. As realtors go he's definitely one I'd use again and I have no hesitation in recommending him if you're looking to sell or buy a house in the Fremont, East Bay area.
If we ever move back to Northern California we will definitely be calling Steve. He made a rough sale easy to manage. He worked his magic for us and even went above and beyind what he actually needed to sell our home. We will always call on Steve to do our real estate business.
We started looking to buy a place in March 2016 and as soon as we found a place that I liked, that was it - in less than two months I had moved into my new home. Then Steve took care of selling my old condo, from staging to the day it closed, Steve conveyed nothing but professionalism, concern for my wants and needs, and the utmost expertise in this region. I had a great experience working with him and will return to him for my future real estate needs. I also want to thank PamThind for recommending him and helping me find him. I would recommend Steve's services to anyone looking to buy in the East Bay.
He was very thorough from the beginning, providing all the information we ought to have as a buyer. He also was transparent with minute details, which we would not have noticed or thought about. Steve was very professional throughout the process. Juliana always followed up and kept us updated right from start to end. After we finished signing the papers, we did not really feel like we actually had bought a house, we imagined it to be tiresome and time-consuming. But with Steve and his team, it was a cake walk. We had expressed our need to close the deal in 2 weeks and Steve accommodated everything to make it happen. This gesture is well appreciated. We would highly recommend Steve and his team for house buyers.
He told us what to expect, minimized inconvenience for us as we showed the house while we occupied it, and delivered on promises. His knowledge of the process and our neighborhood, his fantastic ability to set a list price that attracted potential buyers while getting us an ultimate fair price, and his important recommendation to have our house professionally staged and photographed (his photographer is awesome!) all helped us get a good price for our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Steve Andre as a realtor to others.