We just closed our 2nd escrow with Stephen, seller / buyer. You did a great job on both transactions. The El Dorado Co. purchase went off with out a hitch. With your help we made a great deal
on a beautiful property.
Ed & Bev Freeman
We decided to sell one of our homes in Willow Glen. Not knowing any Realtors
two names came highly recommend. We set up interviews, our first with Stephen Husted. Stephen came to our interview with a marketing strategy & so many great ideas to sell, that we knew he would do the best job for us. We signed with Stephen before the interview was over.
Stephen worked his magic!, Listed /Sold & Closed Escrow in under 3 weeks…
Selling over list price.
Now were on to our next project, Stephen helping us find our next home!
We appreciate you and your team,
In this crazy competitive real estate market we are in, Stephen helped us find a killer home. He helped secure financing, and connect us with the right people to move a pre-qualification through in a few days. Given our demanding jobs and little time to find a good fit, Stephen sent listings that were right on the money.
Once we found the right place, he submitted an offer within hours and personally presented the offer to the buyer which was the crucial factor in winning the bid. Ours was not the highest, and there were 10 other offers. In all that he was easy to communicate with, and always personable knowledgable and persistent. He even helped us with a contractor to do some work on the home. He is awesome!
Stephen did a great job in helping my wife and I find our new home. Both of us in high demanding careers and both daughters full force in activities provided limited availability for viewings and active “shopping” which is necessary in such a competitive home buying market. Stephen was extremely flexible and tried make the home buying process as easy as possible for us. When we arrived at the point of placing a bid against many other bids, we were confident Stephen would work his magic for us. He advised what we needed to do to “win” our home. He even made our premove-in process much easier by referring services and scheduling appointments for items and remodels we wanted to complete. Great personality, knows the market, knows how to win, patient and flexible…we’d highly recommend Stephen to friends.
I was a first-time home buyer trying to escape the ballooning rental market. The first realtor I engaged basically told me I was a lost cause, what with my low price point and need to use FHA financing. Not Steve…
Steve seems to take pride in helping out the underdogs in the real estate market. (Indeed, I was referred to him by a friend who was also a first-time FHA buyer.) In one of the toughest real estate markets in the country, his was a steady hand at the wheel. We wrote seven offers over five months before one was accepted. Steve listened carefully to what I was looking for in a home yet was realistic with what I could expect at my price point, and was a voice of reason when I was starting to feel desperate. His sense of urgency, outside-the-box thinking and keen sense of timing helped me into a scenario where the sellers never even had the opportunity to accept other offers. (How did he do that?!)
The escrow period was not without its dramas, but Steve had my back when we had some miscommunications with the sellers. This review would not be complete without a shout out to Bryan Russell of Fontis Group. He was (is?) Steve’s preferred mortgage broker, and I can see why. The two of them were totally in sync, taking care of details in direct communication so I didn’t have to be bothered. In fact, the two handled the whole process so effortlessly, I can’t imagine having gone through it any other way.
Can’t thank you enough, Steve. And I’ll be calling you when it comes time to sell!!
As first-time home buyers, my fiancée and I had no idea what to expect, especially in the competitive Silicon Valley housing market. We are so lucky to have found Stephen through the recommendation of my fiancée’s colleague because we could not have gotten through the process without his guidance, tenacity, and savvy.
The area we wanted to live in had very low inventory, but Stephen worked tirelessly to help us find a home within two months and on our third offer. Nothing was too big a challenge for him as the building we bought in was under litigation and we were down to the wire getting our loan approved because of it. We ended up with a condo and location we love and he made the process much easier than we could have ever imagined.
We recommend him a hundredfold to anyone looking to buy a home and he will be our first call when we’re ready to sell. Thank you, Stephen!!
Having purchased a home over 10 years prior in a different kind of crazy market, I was in essence a new home buyer. Doing it this time on my own, I was completely out of my depth. I had so many questions about what I could afford, what I could get for what I could afford, process questions, expectations questions… Stephen was amazing. He educated me, helped me secure financing, and helped me find the perfect place at just the right time for the market. Since then, he’s become a trusted resource and partner, helping me with investment properties, random home owner needs, and I’ve referred him to friends with equal satisfaction. Awesome!
Steve helped me and my husband sell our first townhouse, a stepping stone into a single family, which then allowed us to buy our 2nd home with him as well…
the journey was intense, quick, and aggressive…Steve did everything in his power to sell the townhouse for every bit we could squeeze from it, capitalizing on a peak in the market.
We jumped in & rode the wave, cashed out which allowed us to be able to afford our new home. With his connections & relationships within Sereno Group, we not only had a quick & easy sale, but found a killer deal on a home off-market, in the fire storm of a seller’s market.
We were so blessed to have met Steve and so happy we made the decision to go with him for both selling and buying our new place. His personality paired well with my husband’s & it made for a great experience from start to finish.
We love our new home & not sure we would be where we’re at without his help.
Yeah, I know. ANOTHER five-star review. What gives you might be asking? Truth be told, I *rarely* write reviews on Yelp (It’s true, check out my profile!) Steve deserves a review though, and he gets a big fat 5 stars. That’s right folks, 5 Jumbo, Red Giants. Not some subpar brown dwarfs. Why does he receive such acclaim you may ask?
Let me tell you a brief story…..
We recently accepted a job transfer out of state and as luck would have it, the transfer took place over the holidays. Logistics worked out in such a way that we had to put an offer on our other house, prior to selling our lovely pad in San Jose. As such, we were under the gun to not only sell our house, but sell it at a certain price and do it all without any hitches. Steve guided us through the process and although I was a bit skeptical on a few details (really Steve, you want me to repaint what??) in the end not only did his vision come together, but we received multiple cash offers, without any strings attached, and all significantly above listing. Did I mention he was able to handle 99% of the details while we were out of town? Oh yeah, he even stopped by and helped sweep the floors the night before the open house. Swept the floors and washed windows. Yep, he’s that kinda guy. The happy end to this story is that we couldn’t have pulled it off without Steve’s expert guidance and market know-how.
Would i recommend Steve? Unequivocally and without question. You can’t get any better, I promise.
Stephen really puts the client first. My husband and I just bought our first home! We had a lot of *VERY* different ideas of what our first home should entail, where it was almost impossible to compromise. But with the help of Stephen, we were able to find a home that we both could agree on. It took some time, but Stephen was patient and never gave up. He was always available to answer my questions, educate and re-explain the terminology, the plan, and so forth. I can attest to his work ethics: Stephen works very hard to ensure his clients are happy. He definitely valued our time; he never showed us homes that were not our ideal, instead he listened to our needs and met all our expectations.
I will definitely refer Stephen to my friends and colleagues. He is a true professional.
Stephen handled the sale of my home after I had relocated across the country. He worked with me at every step to minimize the hassle involved and kept me in the loop at all times.
He took on the burden of dealing with all the banks involved and just emailed me the documents to sign off on. Can’t recommend him enough.
When my husband accepted a job out of state, we thought we would have a difficult time selling, and would be lucky if we could negotiate a short sale.
On the recommendation of a friend, we hired Stephen Husted. He was proactive, detail-oriented and professional. I really felt that he worked hard to get the best outcome for us, not just to close the deal quickly so he could get his commission.
I was stressed because we had to move in a fairly short timeframe. Stephen set our minds at ease in so many ways. He was able to get our home clean and ready for the sale. He also dealt with the banks, and although I am sure it was not easy he made it seem that way.
Although the dollar amount of our transaction was small compared to many in the area, Stephen gave us all the care and attention we needed, and never made us feel that our sale was small or unimportant. He also handled the process with a human touch and a great sense of humor.
Due to an improving market and Stephen’s skill, we just closed our sale as a regular sale. He turned what I thought was an impossible situation into a “win.” I am so pleased and grateful at the wonderful outcome. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the South Bay!