I don't SELL real estate. I work with my friends, family and people I care about to help them move from one home or life situation onto the next. Sales Associate, RE/MAX Action Real Estate
Get to know Stephen Smith
I am native to Richmond and Western Henrico and have lived here my entire life. I graduated from Godwin High School and then Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.
My real estate career has been predicated around one very simple, and basic philosophy...do what's right, and do the best that you can. I have seen how agents and companies have lost sight of the human aspect of real estate. I do not want to lose touch with the changing needs of the buyers and sellers in a market with high prices for buyers and longer days on market for sellers. Real estate, to me, is not about how many transactions I can do in a year. This means my clients are not just another sale. When you work with me, you and your goals, are my top priority.
With sellers, I customize a plan to sell with marketing ideas my broker has brought from different markets throughout the country. This is useful in customizing your plan by using aggressive ideas that are not often seen in this area. I realize that what works to sell one house, may not work for the next house. As a listing agent, I am extremely aggressive but I am aggressive in an appropriate way. I would love to tell you about some of the strategies I use to get houses to sell in this market.
As a buyer's agent, I understand this can be a stressful time. I have been there too. I will create a comfort level for you by making sure you know the process from beginning to end and what will be expected from you along the way so there are no scary surprises. As we look at houses I am very careful to pick up on comments and feelings you have so that the next house we see is even closer to what you want. I will not become inpatient or push you into making a decision. My job is to help you find the right house and facilitate the sale in your best interests.
Bottom line, I put myself in your shoes and help you make the right decisions to achieve what is best for you and your family.
For more informationon me, visit my website: Stephen Smith RE/MAX Sales Associate
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Areas of expertise include an "outside the box" approach to marketing listings. I see each listing as unique. The marketing of these homes should be as individual as the home itself. This includes print, online and the "personal touches" I provide as their Listing Agent including a personalized marketing strategy with regular follow-up and discussion.
My current awards are...
RE/MAX 100% CLUB
RE/MAX EXECUTIVE CLUB
Distinguished Achiever Award
My skills are...
Taking the time and making sure my clients find the right house to call home. Making sure your house is positioned on the market to sell before your competitive listings.
Testimonials for Stephen Smith
From my knowledge of realtors in the Richmond, VA area, Stephen Smith is by far the best. He works tirelessly to make sure that his clients are informed, comfortable, and are getting the best deal possible on their future home. He is honest and straightforward, and truly wants his clients to find a home they love.
We relocated from montana, and had no prior knowledge of the Richmond area. After consulting us I feel Mr. Smith had a good idea of what we wanted as far as privacy, style, and type of location. He was able to direct us to different parts of town in which he thought we would find accommodating to our unique taste. He was very patient with us as my wife and I tried to get to know the area and local schools. I would highly recomend Mr. Smith.
Stephen is a real estate agent that is on your side. I think he talked my wife and I out of more homes than he recommended. He wanted to find the right home for us, and was patient enough to show us many homes until we found the home we ended up buying. He also knew the market well when we sold our prior home – he sold it in a month in a very slow market. I can’t imagine a more responsive, knowledgeable, or thoughtful agent than Stephen. My wife and I were very pleased.
Stephen was great. He came in when we were at our wits end with another realtor and he effortlessly took the reins. He showed us several great houses, all of which were possibilities, so we didn't feel like our time was being wasted. He knows the lingo and all the rules of the game, so when it boiled down to a numbers game between us and another buyer for our dream house, Stephen guided us quickly and appropriately to victory! I would definitely recommend him to anyone, and we will certainly be calling him should we ever need to move again.
Stephen did everything possible to help make the sale of our home as smooth and quick as possible. I have recommended him to serveral of my friends.
I used Stephen Smith for numerous real estate transactions over the past few years and I will continue to use him in the future. Stephen works very hard for his clients. He does a tremendous amount of research prior to every showing and has extensive knowledge of each property before we ever step in the door. I value his opinion on pricing and contract language and constantly recommend him to friends, family and colleagues.
When I put my house on the market, I needed it sold quickly. My wife and I had already purchased a new home and wanted to limit the time carrying 2 mortgages. We struggled with our first agent...could not generate good traffic in the house to produce an offer, reluctant to be present when we did get showings and there was no follow up on feedback on the house. We got frustrated and decided to make a change.
When we made the switch over to Stephen and it was night and day. He came out to the house the day after I called him (on a Friday afternoon). We talked about what needed to be done to the house and how to get QUALITY traffic in the house (most agents brag about the volume of traffic they produce, but I would rather have 10 showings with 2 offers than 50 showings with no offiers). The following Monday we put the house on the market and Stephen called buying agents and described the house so people that might actually be interested int he house were coming in.
On Thursday we had 2 very interested buyers. On Friday we had an offer (within $5,000 of our asking price), and on Saturday we had a pending contract.
I would reccomend Stephen to anyone looking to sell their home.
We would definitely recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home (we were so grateful we've told him to use us as a reference for future clients.) We had a VERY difficult situation regarding a sale, and Stephen was the ultimate professional and never gave up, even when we felt like doing so ourselves. At one point in the process we lost a buyer and Stephen took to the phones and found us another buyer within 24 hours. We truly feel that he looked out for our best interests above everything else. Stephen definitely earned every bit of the commission from our sale with all the hard work he put into it. His is professional, easy to work with and a good person.
We were very impressed with Stephen as our realtor. We felt very fortunate to have him on our side. He was always available and quick to respond to any questions that we had. We would highly recommend him
Stephen helped us buy our 1st home and as 1st time homebuyers made the process very simple and easy to understand. We listed our house with him recently but have not been able to sell yet... We will continue to work with him in the future when we decide to re-list.