My name is Steve Benedict. I’m a Managing Broker and real estate ACTION HERO with RE/MAX Ability Plus in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. I specialize in making home ownership dreams come true!
Get to know Steve Benedict
My life has been a series of great adventures. Before I was 21, I had already worked in a lumber mill, fought forest fires, surveyed range land, cruised timber for a lumber company, built grain elevators and pumped gas in a full service filling station and worked as a box boy at a large grocery chain.
On a snowy Christmas college break, I married Donna, the love of my life. We met on a blind date and we've been soul mates, best friends, parents, grandparents and business partners for 43 years.
While attending school, I got hooked on broadcast journalism and started working as an overnight disc jockey at a local radio station. This was the beginning of a 30 year radio and newspaper career. I've had a lot of fun and some wild moments behind the microphone. I wouldn't trade places with anyone in the world! Along the way, Donna and I raised three wonderful children while we built a diversified group of corporations including radio stations, a weekly paper, a car wash and a sign shop.
In the early 90's, I also found time to serve for eight years as a citizen legislator in the Montana House of Representatives and the Montana Senate. I was honored to be named the vice-chairman of the Senate Business and Economic Development Committee and, later, as Chairman of Senate Health and Human Services.
One of my lifelong passions is my involvement with horses. I’ve been a horseman all my life. As a business executive, my escape valve has always been in the riding arena or packing into the wilderness on horseback. I've logged thousands of miles on mountain trails.
I've also had a long involvement with the sport of rodeo. Donna and I produced a nationally recognized, award winning rodeo for 18 years. At a Senior Rodeo National Finals in the late 90’s, I was offered the position of Executive Director of the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. Donna and I traveled extensively to rodeos all over the country and produced the Senior National Finals Rodeo for three years.
After selling my communications businesses in the late 90's, I became a top ranked real estate broker in my area of Western Montana. After moving to Westfield, Indiana in 2009, I chose to continue to pursue my passion for real estate. Recently, I was asked to become a Managing Broker at RE/MAX Ability Plus, with responsibilities in Westfield and Lebanon, IN. Ther commitment to technology, professional standards and the dominating market presence,worldwide, made the company a perfect fit for me. I enjoy meeting new people from all over and the challenges that come with helping people buy or sell or a home. My priorities are God, Family and Work..in that order!
I started my new career in real estate in 2000, the year of Y2K. My computer didn't crash at the stroke of midnight on my first day in real estate, so I considered that a good sign!
I embraced the real estate business with a passion, learning everything I could from top professionals. In my first year in the usiness, I was awarded the "Rookie of the Year" from my local Realtor Board.
I studied hard and received my brokers license in 2002 and purchased an interest in a small real estate firm in Western Montana. That went very weel until my partner passed away and I elected to sell my interest and become a Supervising Broker for a large regional franchise. Since then, I've been a top 10 real estate agent and received several national awards for customer satisfaction and client marketing.
I study real estate professional standards and am continually upgrading my skills. I embrace technology and work extensively with new agents to help train them for a rewarding career in real estate. I am never too busy to take the time to counsel my clients on the intricate details of every transaction.
At the risk of sounding brash, it's nice to have someone like me on your side, when you negotiate the sale or purchase of a home.
Testimonials for Steve Benedict
"We responded to a humorous email sent by Steve Benedict. At the time, we didn't know Steve...but it quickly became apparent that he was a cut above any other REALTOR we had ever dealt with. He listed and sold our home in three days, for over full price and we are now lifelong RAVING FANS!
Steve and Beth Mayhew Westfield, IN
We were referred to Steve by a home relocation company, even though we were looking for an apartment building to buy. We live far from Indiana and Steve did all the legwork for us, including getting "real life" photos of properties, instead of the phony ones you see online. He helped guide us through all the details and we closed on our first investment property in May of 2013. We couldn't have done it without Steve and his team of professionals.
We probably wore Steve out, looking for a home. He never got impatient with us and just kept finding more houses to look at. When we found the "keeper", Steve quickly got our offer in just ahead of another one and was able to negotiate payment of some of our closing costs. We LOVE this guy!
Rob and Eunice Yi Carmel, IN