Stephen FitzMaurice

11 years of work experience
Premiere Property Group
3636 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR, 97232
(503) 388-4652

Ratings & reviews (42)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2014
zuser20140613153817698
Helped me buy home
I wasn't sure we needed an agent as buyers at first, and I am so glad I called Stephen! He made the process so much easier. He is extremely knowledgeable, uses a convenient online service to sign documents via web, and responded immediately to all our questions and needs. I recommend him highly.
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2014
karen menne
Listed and sold a home
We have worked with many realtors over the years and Stephen is by far the best we have ever met! He's very knowledgeable and gets the job done quickly! We had multiple offers after one day...not because we were under priced but because we had maximum exposure at the appropriate price! Stephen made great use of the internet for marketing and had ideas for "staging" that were reasonable for us to do. The best part about working with Stephen was getting to know him! He's very successful but he's not pushy or high pressured...enjoyed his low key demeanor. We immediately trusted him! Really can't say enough positive things about him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2014
safetyfast72
Listed and sold a home
Stephen is calm, cool and collected. He knows the Portland market. He is a strategic negotiator. Please consider Stephen for either side of a home sale. He is an excellent full service Realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2014
NW Portland
Listed and sold a home
Stephen not only provided excellent work, he was also very helpful as a friend would be in a tuff circumstance. He was prompt with giving us council, and was very professional. I would have him sell my home every time!
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2014
khavelka2
Listed and sold a home
Stephen Fitzmaurice is a great agent to work with. He is knowledgeable, supportive, does not push his own agenda, and maintains good contact through the whole process. My property was photographed and online within 2 days of first meeting with Stephen. Having sold other houses in the past, I may not have had as many questions along the way as some. That being said, he helped sell my house quickly (6 weeks) in the off-season and location was an issue as well. Having talked with several realtors along the way, I was glad to have worked with Stephen. Before this, I did not believe that realtor choice made much of a difference. But he proved me wrong on that count! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
sasms
Listed and sold a home
I used Stephen FitzMaurice as my agent mainly because he has excellent ratings and because of his lesser commission. He turned out to be a wonderful agent. He had the photographer there the day after we spoke. He had the house listed and advertised all over the country within 2 days, with an open house that weekend. As a result, the house sold very quickly. I highly recommend his expertise. .
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2013
user16812910
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was great to work with. He listened to my needs, understood my goals and helped me sell my home. It was by far the most difficult house sale; he kept everyone level headed and without his professionalism, I think the house deal would have fallen thru. I can't say enough!! Great marketing, great showings and great follow thru. Always responded to my calls and emails. Regardless of what was needed - he helped!! Thank you!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user86400123
Helped me buy home
Stephen was friendly, informative, and patiently fielded all our questions. He went out of his way to accommodate our schedules, and gave out of his own time regularly. A pleasure to work with, and an overall nice guy.
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2013
user10874269
Helped me buy home
I can't say enough about Stephen. My wife and I moved here from SoCal and were completely unfamiliar with the area. After we shared our key requirements, Stephen showed us properties that matched us very well. We had limited time on a househunting trip and he was the most organized and knowledgable of the area of all realtors we worked with. He knew pricing very well and negotiated fairly and in our best interest. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone interested in NE Portland.
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2013
user3849027
Listed and sold a home
Stephen FitzMaurice handled the complicated short sale of my home in a very professional manner. His considerable knowledge of this sometimes confounding process were handled efficiently by his team & I was kept well informed throughout the process. I would recommend him to anyone needing help in today's complicated market.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
mslillyliver
Listed and sold a home
I am so grateful for my choice in Stephen. Being able to have total confidence in him made the experience of selling my house stress free. He is friendly, focused, professional, and to the point. Best realtor I have ever used, period.
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2013
user6517207
Listed and sold a home
There were some challenges in selling my home, but Stephen persisted and it got sold. He did a great job in keeping me in the loop and letting me know what my options are for selling. He is an excellent networker and was able to sell my home in a timely manner.
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2013
user95993886
Helped me buy home
You're looking to buy a house and reading reviews because this is a major decision. We entered the market to purchase a home very inexperienced and skeptical. We now own a house thanks to Stephen and his network. Stephen FitzMaurice, Steph Noble at NW Mortgage Group and Suzy Krantz at WFG Title were the best team of people I could imagine to have on our side. If you're looking for a realtor go talk to Stephen and he will lead you in the right direction. His knowledge, integrity and respect amongst his peers is unmatched. Stephen will be our first choice whenever we decide to buy or sell a property in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2013
garyfmoody
Listed and sold a home
We are really pleased with the whole experience. Stephen made it simple. There was a huge interest in the property. He told us what to expect every step of the way. If you want to sell your house quickly and get want you want or more, he is the person to go with.
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2013
user0895291
Listed and sold a home
Was all the above. Everything was understood and went accordingly. Would highly recommend Stephen. Questions answered same day. Was helpful when it came to finding contractors.
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013
user7826344
Listed and sold a home
Stephen sold my condo twice on the first day listed! The first time the buyer pulled out 10 days in..We re listed it and it sold on the first day again. Great market research prior to listing. Talented guy and fun to work with. He worked through some difficult condo issues and really impressed me. Thanks Stephen. .
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user2111362
Helped me buy home
This agent helped me locate and purchase a new townhouse while I was living in another state. I purchased the home solely on the information he provided such as his own videos of the property. I was a little nervous about doing this, but was quite happy with the results when I finally arrived in Portland to move into my newly purchased home. Additionally, this agent helped me find the best area and price for the size of home I needed and the type of area I prefer to live in. Naturally, compromises had to be made, but I believe the best options were found after exploring what was available. I heartily recommend this agent to anyone who knows what they want or need and wants an agent who will find the best options to meet their needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2013
user99413918
Helped me buy home
Stephen was great to work with. He made it all so easy. What we really liked was how he stayed in touch with us letting us know what we needed to do once we found the house we wanted. He was there for us from the beginning to the end. We would highly recommend him for your real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2013
user309910
Helped me buy home
Never wrote reviews before but felt the need to say something about how awesome this guy is! First encounter with Stephen was when we called him to ask about a place we were interested in. We were surprised and impressed at the same time that he was honest enough to tell us that he doesn't recommend the area because of the bad crime rate. We were first time buyers and quite new in Portland so basically we were clueless. Right then we knew he was the agent for us. Though it took us 4 months and toured about 30+ houses to finally find our dream home, it was indeed a pleasant experience. He was so easy to work with and he'll answer your every question even the silliest ones for that matter. It made us feel comfortable and less scared about the whole buying process. Amazingly, we were able to close in just 3 weeks. Together with his recommended lender, everything just went smoothly. We couldn't be happier and we couldn't have chosen a better agent than Stephen. He is simply the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user3082669
Listed and sold a home
Stephen FitzMaurice did a great job in the sale of my home which took months to accomplish, having to deal with a Mortgage Company that was near impossible to deal with. He persevered and got the job done in the form of a short sale. I would highly recommend him for anyone,s real estate needs!
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2013
user4850983
Listed and sold a home
My house was a challenge, but Steve is more than capable of taking on a challenge and came through for me. I was very happy and pleased with Steve and his professionalism and would use his service's again. Thank's Steve! Denise B.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user6517981
Helped me buy home
We were out of state buyers, so we emailed 3 highly rated realtors for help. Within 2 hours, Stephen replied very enthusiastically; the others took days or weeks to answer. This exemplified Stephen's dedication and professionalism. He was incredibly responsive to every question we had during the home search, and every issue that came up during escrow. He went out of his way to accommodate us in being so far away. For example, he created very effective video tours of homes we were interested in but obviously couldn't see in person. While reserved, he answered each concern and question clearly and directly. His openness in giving us the strengths and weaknesses of each property we considered really aided our decision-making, and his knowledge of the Portland market was extremely valuable. He is calm, honest, ethical, and very easy to work with. We highly recommend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2012
user9819944
Helped me buy and sell homes
Stephen helped us sell and buy a new home and the process could not have gone any better. He was super responsive to any questions we had and was very easy to work with. Stephen helped us price our house in the sweet spot and we got the offer within days of listing it. A few days after that we made an offer on our new house and Stephen was able to work the price down way lower than the appraised value of the house. I would heartily recommend Stephen to anybody that is trying to sell, buy, or do both at the same time! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user5254659
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was an excellent realtor for us in selling our floating home. Besides being very professional, he gave us monthly updates regarding how often, how many, and with which search engines people were viewing our homes. He was highly computer and website literate and always available to assist with questions. He did his utmost to help us conclude a sale - which we did last week. He helped with 2 open houses, put up good signage, referred us to excellent photographers and, finally, was very reasonable with his fees. He did not gouge us. Floating homes are a specialty field, but Stephen steered his way adeptly through all the obstacles and considerations. We did take a considerable loss on our home, but that was a function of the marketplace, not his work. I would highly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to use him again if I were I to still have Oregon property to sell. Unquestionably, one of the best realtors I have come across - and I was a Realtor for 6 years, myself. Susan Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
NoelleBissonnette
Listed and sold a home
It was a great experience working with Stephen on the short sale of my condo. He guided me through the entire process and was always responsive when I had questions. Stephen is very pleasant person to work with and was always considerate of my schedule. I highly recommend Stephen as an Agent.
Likely to recommend
09/17/2012
user7191660
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was very knowledgable about the selling process (which we were new to), he was professional, and he was always available to answer our many questions.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2012
user1159867
Listed and sold a home
When I decided to sell my home, my brother recommended Stephen as a good choice for a realtor. Stephen met with me prepared with comps, marketing ideas and good instincts about pricing and the temperature of the market. We listed my house and I got an offer the next day. I'm happy to say with that offer my house sold with no issues under a month (just recorded on Friday!). Stephen was always available for questions via e-mail or phone and was really clear when explaining all the steps
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2012
user2673838
Helped me buy home
As buyers who were new to the area, my wife and I took an abnormally long amount of time (over a year) looking at different houses in different neighborhoods and trying to get a feel for which school district we wanted to be in and what kind of houses were available in those areas. Stephen was immensely patient with us; he must've showed us 30 houses in a variety of price ranges and neighborhoods during that year. He was always available via email and telephone, and we found him to be highly knowledgeable at every stop in the home-buying process. We would recommend his services to anyone looking for a new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2012
user960416
Listed and sold a home
When my wife and I decided to sell our home we started to search for agents who work for less than the 6% standard commission. The first search result was Stephan?s website. Slightly skeptical, I still decided to call Stephan for a consultation. Stephan came very prepared with comp sales, marketing techniques, and several other items pertaining to the sale I never would have considered. He also made suggestions of what repairs needed to be done prior to listing the house. Very impressed with his service we signed a contract that same day. Communication throughout the process was excellent. In just six days our house was sold. I highly recommend Stephan to anyone selling his or her home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2012
user631760
Listed and sold a home
When less is more! I had some initial reservations about the lower than average commission rate and what I would receive in return, especially being out of state. Not only did the property sell quickly, but I was impressed with the the prompt communication, recommendations and knowledge at every unexpected turn of the process. I must say that I received the best service I have ever had in many real estate transactions. Stephen FitzMaurice is the real deal and I thank him for all he did on my behalf! He more than earned his commision, and I would recommend him without reservation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2012
user210157
Listed and sold a home
While looking on the internet about how to sell a house I saw Stephen's web site and was very impressed. I sent him a message and he called me five minutes later. We met a few days later at the house, he looked over the updates we had done and offered some insight on what we could do to really make the house desirable to a buyer. We were amazed at what Stephen thought the house might sell for. We listed with him, and completed his fix it list. We had a full price offer in two days, the appraisal came in on the money and we just closed. The whole process took five weeks. cha- ching Stephen knows the market. I am so happy I clicked on his web site. Stephen, thank you so very, very much. Fred & Cheryl Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2012
user2693338
Listed and sold a home
Stephen did the short sale on my house. He was wonderful. The bank was so uncooperative but Stephen kept at them and never let up. He kept me feeling positive when it seemed like nothing would ever happen. He kept me informed and up to date. He was always honest and never gave me false hope or said anything just to placate me. He was always professional and he answered all my silly questions while making me feel that they were very important, relevant questions. Thank you Stephen for getting me through this hard and emotional time with such a great positive outcome. You will be my real estate agent for life! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2012
BinarySecurity
Helped me buy home
Stephen is very knowledgeable of the area, market and home construction. His calm, professional, non pushy personality led to an enjoyable home purchasing experience. We were glad we chose Stephen to help with our purchase in the Portland area. We called, and even started working with a number of Realtors before finalizing on Stephen.
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2012
user72752
Listed and sold a home
100%. No one could have done better to sell my home on the short sale market than Stephen did. The first offer was the first day. There were scores of others, and thousands of hits on my house as Stephen listed it. The bank dragged their heels a bit, but Stephen knew from the beginning that there wouldn't be any problem. His confidence begets good results. He looked out for my best interests with unflagging integrity. I had other short sale realtors look at the house before Stephen, and the difference was huge. I think it's his un-assuming confidence, natural attention to detail, and strong ethics. I will always remember Stephen for his help in getting me through this in the best possible shape. While every situation is different; you are unlikely to find a better man for the job. Seriously. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2011
jrjjrjmgj
Listed and sold a home
I contacted Stephen through a random source to list and sell my condo on a short sale. Stephen was quick to respond to my initial request and continued to be prompt and professional throughout a very long process. Throughout this process, he remained calm and confident that things would work out and that we would have a successful transaction. I would highly recomend Stephen to anyone buying or selling a home. He is a true professional and did a fantastic job & did indeed bring us to a successful close! Thank you, Jess Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2011
Carla Martinez
Helped me buy home
In the hands of a cutting edge, competent professional, our experience was enjoyable, even "smooth," with the results we desired. I'd recommend him to my best friend; matter of fact, she actually recommended him to me.
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2011
user8269
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped us find a fantastic deal in a great neighborhood. We were pretty picky about what we wanted in our house and with where it was located. Stephen did not mind showing us numerous houses until we found the right one. I highly recommend him and will use him again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2011
KaylaLebechuck
Helped me buy home
I have nothing negative to say about Stephen! He helped me from the very begining which was in November of last year. it is now almost July and I just bought a house! Let me start by saying I am a 21 year old first time home buyer (who does not make a lot of money!) My price range was very frusterating to work with. Stephen kept in contact with me the whole 8 months trying to find the right house for me. After looking at numerous homes, and numerous offers and me being VERY picky, we finally found the right one and its PERFECT! I am so happy with it! I am so thankful for Stephen helping me out. I hope he is still around if I ever decide to sell my home and buy a new one. without a doubt Stephen will be my realtor in the future! Thanks again Stephen for all you hard work!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2011
rosemarieh57
Listed and sold a home
Stephen has been extremely knowledgable about the whole listing and selling process and laws pertaining to our sale, including how to advertise on all the real estate websites! He and his team handled the special needs and difficulties of selling our house in this market with great professionalism, and were able to address all of our questions and concerns that we had with true and accurate answers and advice. I will highly recommend him to anyone I know is looking to buy or sell!
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2011
mayelav
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped me in my search and purchase of my first home-condo. He made the dreading process of the search manageable and listened to all my home buying concerns. He demonstrated patience, was efficient in his work and always took my best interest at hand. I highly recommend Stephen to people who need a dependable agent to guide and represent them in the housing market.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2011
s.carlon
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I talked with several realtors before deciding on Stephen. Stephen was willing to list our house for quite a bit more than any of the other realtors we talked with. This was important because the day after Stephen listed our home, we had a full price offer. I believe this happened because of the tools Stephen uses and his extensive connections and understanding of today's market, not because we listed too low. The electronic signature tools Stephen uses made the process a lot more convenient and effecient and Stephen was always responsive to my questions. Finally, our sale just about fell through due to seller (me) and buyer disagreement over certain home repairs. Stephen stepped up to the plate big time to solve the problem and make the sale happen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2011
lbsteinhauer
Listed and sold a home
In this horrible time of home sales, Stephen did a great job and got us a great buyer for the home. Once the BANK decided to negotiate, he priced the home and attracted a solid buyer. He was always ready to answer questions and text messages and emails flew back and forth. He uses electronic signatures, which made signing a last minute document a snap and you have a copy for your records. All went smooth from there, the signing and funding went without a hitch. I highly recommend Stephen Fitzmaurice. Less ... More