Stephen Payne - Yep Sold

10 years of work experience
Irongate Realtors
4433 Far Hills Ave.
Kettering, OH, 45429
(937) 203-8716

Ratings & reviews (36)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2014
user04896067
Helped me buy home
Stephen was very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to ensure we obtained a residence that met our needs at the right price in the desired neighborhood. I will definitely recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy a home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2013
user00498378
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was very knowledgeable and uses every tool available to make sure your property gets maximum exposure. In a difficult market, especially for condominium sales currently, Stephen was able to sell our condo in just 3.5 weeks for the price we wanted. He always responds to every question you have, and he made the selling process very easy and simple. We felt confident from the day we met Stephen and would only consider him for future property sales. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their property. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2013
CoreyAnneSmith
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers, Steve was perfectly patient and extremely informative. We were specifically looking in Oakwood, and I have to say, using an agent that is familiar with older homes is priceless. As I would walk through, noticing the wood floors and decorative accents, Steve was quick to point out the quality (both good and bad) of remodel projects, utilites, and structure. He was always professional and has an easy going personality thats comforting when you are dealing with such a large purchase. I trusted Steve to help us find the perfect house for us - and he did! He was very responsive with my questions and was always able to schedule walk-throughs quickly. I know Steve has several clients and listings of his own, but I always felt like his only client when he was with us. After looking at several homes, we found our little gem the day it went on the market. Steve was able to get us in to walk through right away, submit our offer, and we were in escrow in less then 24 hours. AWESOME! Steve was just as knowledgable through the inspection and closing, which is so important...I probably called Steve close to DAILY with questions and he never made me feel like I was wasting his time or over thinking things. Buying a house is a big deal, I never felt rushed through paperwork or like realtor jargon was flying over my head. We have been in our house almost 6 months and couldn't be happier. We recommend Steve to all our friends, and will for certain use Steve if we ever need to move. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2013
user2532775
Helped me buy home
Steve was very helpful during this whole process... which was very quick for my wife and I. Steve quickly compiled a list of houses that matched our criteria. He was almost immediately available to see the houses that we wanted to visit. When we wanted to place an offer on our dream home, Steve explained the process to us and helped us negotiate. Steve has a great network of bankers and insurance agents that made this process very easy for us. My wife and I are in love with our house and are still amazed at how easy the whole process was for us. Without a doubt, I would recommend Steve to anyone who is searching for houses in the Dayton area! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2013
duchigirl
Helped me buy and sell homes
Consummate professional, excellent communication skills and response time, personal and professional. Highly recommend Mr. Stephen Payne if you are looking to purchase a home in the Dayton area.
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
edlindaback
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was wonderful to me. I am very grateful to iron gate realty for providing the professional services of Stephen. The first agent that I signed with was not really interested in selling my home. She relied on her assistants to show my house, and she was unaware of many interesting features in my house, such as the beautiful hardwood floors. I moved from the dayton area as previously planned, and personally stopped in the office belonging to my agent. I provided my new address and phone numbers to her assistant. Not long after I moved there was a fiasco during a showing, and I requested another agent. Had it not been for the professionalism, and the kindness of Stephen I would have left iron gate for another agency. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2013
user33129805
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped us buy a home in Oakwood OH. We were moving from out of town and the whole process ended up taking around 4 months. However, Stephen continued to apprise us of the developments in OH and showed us quite a few houses whenever we got a chance to visit and house hunt. He also provided great recommendations for handymen and contractors and continues to help us with our move to the midwest!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
user1304548
Helped me buy home
Stephen was great with us from the very first house we viewed through the close on our house. Very insightful and tells you how he feels about the house and area as a whole. It was great working with him and would do so again!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user67726797
Helped me buy and sell homes
Stephen was a wonderful realtor and is very dependable. We could ask him a question at anytime throughout the selling and buying process and he would respond almost immediately with a thorough answer. Stephen has excellent people skills and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the housing market. He always made us feel comfortable and would always give us honest opinions and information. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user4207540
Helped me buy home
My fiance and I are a first time home buyer and we originally started our process with a different agent. We had our doubts and ended up letting that agent go. We were really discouraged from buying a home until a friend of mine led me to Stephen Payne with Yep Sold. We went through several homes and ended up purchasing our first home. He was very responsive, honest and helped my fiance and I find the right home for us. In our next home buying experience (hopefully not any time soon, we LOVE our home!), we WILL contact Stephen Payne! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
Rocky Rapin
Listed and sold a home
Stephen is great, no wait...AWESOME ! He sold my home in less than 2 weeks for 100% of the list price :-) He comes highly recommended online (Zillow, Angieslist, etc.) and I just want to reinforce that fact because, it is true. I rarely take the time to fill out these survey/customer satisfactions things but I really felt Stephen earned it with me. He went over and beyond my expectations supplying the experience, professionalism, and integrity I was looking for in a real estate agent. Stephen helped me navigate through the stresses and confusion of selling my home. I was very impressed with his extensive knowledge in all aspects of real estate. He always returned my calls or emails promptly. He will be the first person I contact if I ever go to buy or sell a home in the future and I would highly recommend you make him your realtor too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
mikejamb
Helped me buy home
My wife an I worked with Steve Payne to purchase our current house. Steve was incredible throughout the entire process. He responded to my initial call to represent us as buyers in a very timely manner. From there he came and looked at our prospective house with us, pointing out things that might be issues and might come up on a home inspection, as well as items that could play a factor in negotiations. We drafted a contract and he kept in touch with us very well between that day and closing. Whenever I had a question I could shoot him a text message and he was willing to respond very quickly. He helped us negotiate a new roof on the house as well as a new air conditioner and made sure that the jobs were completed well. I would highly recommend Steve (in fact I already have to my friends in the area) for anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the area. We found him through a recommendation for a friend as well. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
user49267281
Listed and sold a home
Team YepSold, Stephen and Timothy, we're excellent agents to work with. We had a situation where we had to sell our house relatively quickly and these guys did a great job to maximize our house exposure. We got an offer in about a week and everything else went very smoothly. Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2012
user668416
Helped me buy home
I can not say enough great things about Team Yepsold! Stephen and TJ were great. Our process was a bit unique in that the seller and the selling agent made everything more of a hassle that it ever should have been but Stephen and TJ was always there to reassure us that everything was going fine and I have no doubt that they did everything they could for me. I was pretty settled on my max price and the owner of the house I bought was pretty settled on the price she had to have and there was quite a gap. Team Yepsold's negotiating skills closed that gap to my benefit and I was able to get the house well under appraisal. They refered me to a local lender very experienced with VA home loans and I was able to get a better rate than anything the more military friendly banks were able to offer. They kept in contact with me almost daily throughout the almost 45 process even if it was just to let me know there was no update to anything. Closing was near painless, minus the seller's sour attitude. I would highly recommend Stephen and TJ to anyone looking to by a house in the Dayton area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2012
dkademujohn
Listed and sold a home
Three words - professionalism, integrity, results! That's what Team Yep Sold (I worked with Steve Payne) provided. They took my property that had been sitting for years with another realtor and had multiple showings/offers within 30 days! My house was sold in record time! This team came to the initial meeting prepared! They identified my needs and timeline and suggested an aggressive price point that turned my property from "crickets" to "options"! They came highly recommended by a co-worker and they didn't disappoint! So if you're looking for a team that not only listens, but matches your needs with the market, aggressively champions your interests and gets results...look no further...Team Yep Sold is your one and only stop! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2012
user464912
Showed me homes
TJ and his partner Steve are incredible assets in home realty. In the Dayton area, these two are knowledgeable about every suburb and town. They know the process inside and out and always go the extra mile even when it is an inconvenience to themselves. Great professionals in the realty industry!
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2012
user634930
Listed and sold a home
Timothy and Steve did a great job selling my home. They stayed on top of everything, including all the showings and follow up calls. They gave be all the feedback they were getting from the viewers and were very persistent in finding the right buyers for the home. They worked very aggressively to get the home sold, I only wished I had placed in on the market with them sooner. Great job guys.
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2012
user768572
Helped me buy home
I have worked with Steve in the past now with Team Yep Sold (Steve & TJ)- once again I would highly recommend them, they deliver 110%. They are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and make the buying process extremely pleasant and easy. I always recommend them to anyone I know who is in the market to buy or sell. If you are in the market, these are guys you can trust and who will not let you down. They are my Go To guys for Real Estate!
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2012
user00697
Helped me buy home
Steve and TJ were a pleasure to work with. As a first time buyer, then had all the answers to my questions and made the process easy and enjoyable. They were able to find exaxtly what I was looking for and were always quick to respond with my requests. They are very knowledgeable of the area and the entire process, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Dayton area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2012
user8863919
Helped me buy home
These guys have it! We had the best experience buying our home with this team of highly competent gentlemen. Trust them--they know what they are doing! My wife and I were somewhat unsure of what we wanted but we knew what areas of town we liked. TJ and Stephen showed us the good and bads of all the areas that we liked and helped us find exactly what we were looking for in a home. We considered Oakwood and Kettering and ultimately decided that Kettering fit more of what we were wanting with yard size, good schools for our children, and plenty of house! We were really particular with a garage, nice sized yard, basement, updated kitchen, and at least 2 full bathrooms. I thought we'd never find a brick home with large enough bedrooms and in the price that we wanted to spend--but Team Yep Sold did it! These guys have gained a lifelong customer, spokesman, and friend. Give them a chance and they will really show you how home buying should be! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2012
user3624882
Helped me buy home
I worked with Stephen Payne for about 2 months and I would recommend him to anyone. Mr. Payne always behaved very professional and very respectful. Being a first time home buyer there was a lot of things I didnt know or understand. My biggest concerns were things like "are there enough cabinets or are the closets big enough?" But never did I go in a house looking for other things that were more important like the plumbing and the electrical. Luckily Mr. Payne was very helpful and helped me out with all that. I also apreciate his patience with me and the fact that the day I called to go look at houses that same day he would show them to me and we must have looked at like 10 or 15 houses. And there were times were I would get discouraged and wanted to give up and he always said " If you havent gotten your house yet is because there is a better one out there for you and your family" And he was right! We did find our house and my family and I are very happy and loving it very much! So I think Mr.Payne for that and yes if I ever needed an agent or know of anyone needing one I would defenetly recomend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2012
peradise
Helped me buy home
I can't imagine using a different agent after my experience with Steve Payne. He is very easy to work with and is a complete professional. It was always clear that he had my best interests in mind and he connected me a great banker to seal the deal.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2011
korecoa
Helped me buy home
Tim and Stephen are great at what they do. Both of them are incredibly knowledgeable in a vast variety of home buying expertise. They were flexible with my schedule and not afraid to do the work. They absolutely had my best interest at top priority the entire time. You will find them to be professional but not dry to speak with or work with. Great personalities and a job well done.
Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2011
edogohio
Helped me buy and sell homes
Stephen Payne was great. He is patient, knowledgable, detail oriented and very easy to work with. I would recommend him without reservation.
Highly likely to recommend
09/16/2011
Y. Froehlich
Helped me buy home
A real estate professional I would recommend without hesitation. Responsive to our needs and schedule and truly knowledgable in his chosen market. His all round professionalsim took much of the stress out of buying a property. Was responsive to our needs and queries before and after closure. Thanks Steve - we love our new home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2011
wiegajc
Helped me buy and sell homes
Tim and Stephen were wonderful with our home selling and buying process. After having our house on the market for 9 months we started to lose hope that we would not be able to sell when we needed to. Just when things were looking dim, a buyer came in, offered on the house right away and we had the contract within a day. The guys had houses set up for us to look at right away, showed us all the houses we requested and helped us in the offering/buying process of our new home. We could not be happier with the professionalism, quick responsiveness and expertise we received from both Tim and Stephen. Highly recommended! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2011
pwiegand
Helped me buy home
When it came time to for us to find a new home for my family, Tim and Stephen were very attentive to what we told them were important features to have for a home. They were very aware of our price range and very up front and honest about what we could expect in terms of neighborhoods and how much house we would actually get. When we went through houses they were very helpful with reminding us of what we wanted versus what the houses actually offered and they never let us compromise our overall goals and never asked us to look beyond what was important to us. They worked within our parameters. When it came time to make an offer and get the deal done, Tim and Stephen definitely went above and beyond in helping us with all the paperwork and getting the deal done and communicating with the banks and the seller. We felt very comfortable working with Tim and Stephen. They were professional and polite yet diligent and forthright when needed and our experience was all the better for it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2011
seanturner.ud99
Showed me homes
Team Yep Sold is a very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with sales team. We gave them the parameters of what price range, type of house we were looking for and where we wanted to live and they tailored their search for us. They spent lots of time showing us homes that met are criteria and kept us updated on what was going on in the market. I would highly recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2011
nofalck
Helped me buy home
My agent was very knowledgeable and able to find exactly the kind of home I always dreamed of having. There is a sincerity that the agent showed when helping me find my home, a sincerity that is not common among other realtors. I have recommended this agent to my friends and family and will continue to do so in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2011
IFoundADime
Helped me buy home
Stephen Payne stuck with me through the entire, very long process of close to 2 years until I found just the right house. Once the house was found, stuck by my side and was always more than willing to give me answers to any questions i had as soon as he possibly could. VERY impressive agent, and I will definitely recommend him to anyone i come across in the future looking for a house.
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2011
katrinah79
Helped me buy home
Stephen was great. He took the time to show us several house and never seemed to get frustrated with are inability to decide on a house. He was very knowledgeable of the area and was quick to point out if something was wrong with a house such as plumbing, electrical, or foundation issues. He seemed to value our wants and needs more then just trying to get us to buy a house and he worked hard to find us the perfect house. We are in now under contract and hope to close soon. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house in the Dayton area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2011
udkarst
Listed and sold a home
In a tough market, Stephen was able to get us a very fair price for our home. We were very happy with his knowledge and professionalism throughout the entire process. The results speak for themselves, and he was able to deliver.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2011
tommyp0326
Helped me buy home
Mr. Gross helped my wife and I find and purchase our first home. He showed us countless homes and never applied any pressure on us to place an offer before we were ready. His knowledge and experience with every step of the home buying process made finding our dream home a truely pleasurable experience. I can't reccomend Mr. Gross enough. He set up home showings on extremely short notice around our schedule. He worked weekends and even showed us homes late in the evenings on weekedays. Since my wife and I both work 8-5 jobs during the week, Tim's flexibility made it so we didn't need to miss any work in the home buying process. Furthermore, Tim's extensive research into the neighborhood where we found our dream house provided excellent "ammunition" in the negotiating process. Because of Tim's efforts, my wife and I literally saved thousands of dollars and purchased our home for almost $30,000 less than the original asking price. If you are looking for an agent that isn't looking for the easy, quick turnaround and really cares about his clients, look no further than Tim Gross. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2011
Bolla1999
Showed me homes
I got extensive amounts of accurate information from these agents, "Yep Sold" and the team behind it, is the definition of 21st century real-estate.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2011
Akturner
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped me purchase my first home.. As a first time home buyer I had no idea what I was doing. Stephen took the time to set down with me and explain the whole process of buying a home. After a few minutes with him I knew I was in good hands. We looked at several houses, and finally found one I really liked. Stephen again walked me through all the paper work and before I knew it, I was the new proud owner of my first home. I would recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell there home. Thanks again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2011
lou46
Listed and sold a home
Timothy was very helpful during this process of selling our home, he was only a phone call away. Willing to do things I couldn't. He answered a lot of questions. Honest up front and good natured never got tired of me bugging him for answers. He explained what was going on with the paper work he brought for us to sign. Good job thanks.