Please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m a local Realtor here in my beloved highlands area of Arizona. As a vacationer, I fell in love with Arizona while visiting many times over the years, and like so many of you, I dreamed of living here one day. In 2015, we made the move to exit my hectic business life in Chicago, pack our bags and our “Wonder Dog Jake,” the greatest Dane ever, and head out west to start a new life in Prescott. We have never looked back!
Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was in development of major restaurant chains in Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Building nearly 100 restaurants and employing thousands of people has taught me so much over the years culminating in one major theme that I still use today – “It’s all about people!” Behind building restaurants and creating world class customer service lies individuals who are unique in their own ways. Success in business relies on one’s ability to recognize and respect the sanctity of the individual.
I’m an avid historian by hobby. I particularly enjoy studying American/Local History as well as aviation. I try to enjoy as much of our local hiking trails as I can, and that never gets old for me.
I have been married to my amazing wife for 28 years. Together, we are living out our passion for dogs and cats. We have rescued several abused and neglected dogs and cats over our lives and have a particular love for Great Danes. “I like big Mutts and I cannot lie!” Most dog owners walk their dogs. Ours walk us!
As your Realtor, I will partner with you every step of the way. You may not have an immediate need, rather a question about the market, sources you may need for your current home, or anything real estate related. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m at your service!
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We met Steve at an open house and he was immediately game to show us a house we were interested in and ultimately made an offer on our behalf. He had done his research on local market prices and was very helpful in walking us through the process of buying a house. He has a more mature perspective than many realtors and never tried to be too aggressive with us or others. We could tell that he prioritized our interests. If trying to choose a realtor makes you feel overwhelmed, Steve is a comfortable and safe choice.
From the very first moment we meet Steve, he made us feel instantly comfortable. He listened to our needs and understood and honored our timeline. He was always available to answer questions and listened to our concerns. When it came time to look and available homes, he had a plan worked out to show us homes that met our needs. Once a home was chosen, he guided us through the escrow process. He always worked within our schedule and was always available. This was particularly important since we were moving from another state.
Steve was our buyers agent, and we found him through a listing agent in another state. We were new to the area, and he came prepared with several listings after email asking what we were looking for. He was professional, helpful, patient, and very kind. He listened and answered our questions, was always reliable in regards to making appointments and meeting at properties, and was generous with information about living in the area. Ultimately the escrow was short and carried out long distance, and we were satisfied that everything was handled smoothly and effectively.
Steve displayed the highest form of expertise and professionalism. Had a contract within 2 days of listing with professional photos and knowledge of Steve also assisted us with purchasing another home. He listened closely to what we were looking for keeping us informed of homes available within our specifications. He would work around our schedule, evenings, weekends, etc. We would definitely recommend Steve for both selling or purchasing a home.
Steve is an agent working to meet the clients needs and wants. He is professional and knows the market. If selling he is great at advising for staging your house and then having very professional photos taken for your listing. If buying he keeps you updated with any new listings that fit your criteria and will schedule house viewings within your schedule and spend as much time looking with you at a property as needed. He is enthusiastic, thorough and will advise you competently on all aspects of selling your house and purchasing another.