Stephen FitzMaurice

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

Ratings & reviews (84)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2015
duanemiller pdx
Listed and sold a home
We had a wonderful experience working with Stephen. We followed his recommendations and sold within 4 days of listing at above listing price! We never believed it would happen so quickly or that we would attract so many great offers. We could not be happier with the outcome. We initially weren't certain of our selling timeline but Stephen listened and was respectful of our needs. He provided advice in the meantime. That was really helpful. We knew we were going to sell, just not when, so we followed his advice in clearing out the house and getting it into open house condition. When we were ready to sell, he provided updated market specs and recommendations. Again, we think the house sold so quickly at a great price because of Stephen's recommendations. Thanks again Stephen! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2015
azepp1967
Listed and sold a home
Stephen got competing offers for our house in just 1 week, the entire process went as stress free as I could imagine. I couldn't make a stronger recommendation than to go with Stephen and his team.
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2015
jenny1559
Helped me buy and sell homes
I loved the team approach. I worked with one team who focused on finding me a condo and another team who focused on selling my house. It was very effective. Everyone was always available to me with my numerous questions and kept me well informed. I would definitely use Stephen and his team again.
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2015
scarlatta69
Listed and sold a home
We had a home for sale in Portland, OR. As we all know, there are innumerable real estate brokers and agents for prospective buyers and sellers to choose from. I interviewed several including, Stephen FitzMaurice. A couple I interviewed, even offered a lower commission than Stephen. But from lessons' learned, paying less too often means getting less in return. But with Stephen FitzMaurice and his uber-capable executive assistant, Jennifer, I really lucked out. As it sometimes just happens, the process of selling our house was not as direct as we would have hoped. But through the steady guidance of Stephen and Jennifer, based upon their years of experience, and their unwavering patience with an impatient home-owner (moi), as well as, their sage advice, we sold the house for $50,000 more than our original asking price! I am not making this up. Obviously, that alone makes me very happy. But if I can impress upon anyone who is contemplating hiring Stephen and his team it is this: Throughout the process, Stephen and Jennifer gave me a sense of security that I was in the hands of two highly capable, caring individuals who were going to do whatever was necessary to take the burden off me, and get the house sold. I thank them for that. I could not be more pleased and give them my highest recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2015
sberneygus
Listed and sold a home
Our experience with Mr. Fitzmaurice has been nothing short of flawless. Stephen has his art down to a science, and is one of the most efficient realtors I've had the privilege to have worked with. He is incredibly patient, thoughtful, kind, and accommodating, and knows how to get the job done. After reviewing and discussing options for our property sale in N. Portland, we agreed upon a very fair listing price. Due to Stephen's suite of online marketing and paid-for feature listings, we had over a dozen interested parties nearly immediately, and received a full price offer within 24 hours of listing. I was ready to gladly accept the offer, but Stephen advised to wait over the weekend to see if multiple bidders could be pitted against each other. This turned out to be great advice! By the end of the weekend, we had another offer at $6K over our asking price, which yielded a quick closing, no repairs, no concessions. The whole experience was smooth, easy, and very fruitful, and I would gladly refer and use Stephen again for all our Portland area real estate needs! In addition to being a great real estate agent, he's also an all around 'good guy', and a pleasure to work with. He has a very focused yet laid back attitude, and has the people skills to address all of the situations and stresses that pop up over the course of a property transaction. Stephen's team (Jennifer) was also incredibly responsive, professional, and patient. They made a great duo! Thanks again for a great transaction, and looking forward to working with you again soon! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2014
edarcys
Listed and sold a home
We were very satisfied in using Stephen. He made it very easy and was very responsive and quick to reach when needed. Professional, knowledgeable and level headed would be good descriptions for Stephen. He also was willing to go the extra mile if required. We had our first offer two days after the house was listed on the various websites that Stephen subscribes to. This turned in to a sale for almost the full asking price in 30 days. It was an excellent real estate experience. We would highly recommend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2014
user3025514
Listed and sold a home
Stephen is very good at what he does. He made the selling of my house quick and painless and was able to negotiate a rent back from the buyers which allowed me enough time to find and close on a new house without having to worry about being homeless. As a first time home seller I was nervous and wanted to jump on the first offer that came in the first day on the market but Stephen reassured me we should wait and see what else came in. He was holding out for a perfect offer and two days later that's what we got. Things moved along smoothly and efficiently with the sale. I like that he communicates effectively via email and handles all "paperwork" electronically with DocuSign. I'd recommend him to anyone with a house to sell. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2014
michaelg38
Listed and sold a home
I'm an out of state owner and I wanted to sell my house quickly and without a lot of involvement from me. Stephen immediately told me what the market value of the home was, met me at the property 3 weeks later when I was getting it ready for sale, filled out the paperwork in less than 10 minutes, and sold the house within 24 hours. Amazing!
Likely to recommend
04/15/2014
erin beemer
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped us close a sale on a "make me move" off market house which would have been much more complicated without his help. We appreciated he assistance, knowledge and followthrough.
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2014
jamiew0282
Listed and sold a home
This was a smooth and stress-free sale. Stephen provided cutting edge internet marketing, including beautiful photography as well as open houses that resulted in numerous showings and an offer within the first week. Closed the deal on time! I highly recommend Stephen and will be using home for my future home sales.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2014
JodiePollard7
Listed and sold a home
It was wonderful working with Stephen. From the beginning he was prepared and confident. Stephen was consistent with updates through email and phone. If you want it done Stephen FitzMaurice is the one to do it.
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
user6217922
Listed and sold a home
I can't imagine using anyone else to sell a home. Stephen prices right and markets right. He asks for feedback from each agent who tours the property and he keeps you updated. He sold two family homes for us and we will be using him again in the near future. He does everything any really good agent would do and charges a lower fee. It's a no brainer - top agent for rock bottom fees.
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014
plumbcipe
Listed and sold a home
Stephen is really excellent at what he does. It makes sense that he is ranked as well as he is. He provided clear and detailed information about his overall strategy AND, more importantly, followed through. My home sold in just two days after implementing his strategy. This was the fastest and easiest home sale I have ever completed. If you want an agent who understands how to get results, responds quickly, and is outstanding to work with then call Stephen!
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
user6466271
Listed and sold a home
Stephen really amazed us. He seems quite and unassuming, yet his knowledge of the housing market and advice was right-on-the-money, so to speak. We followed his advice when we asked him and it was unbelievable that we sold our one-bedroom, second-story condo within a months time. I never thought it would sell so easily. Stephen knows the housing market, is a master at marketing homes and is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend him for sellers and buyers. He's the best.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
user94719714
Listed and sold a home
I think finding the right agent is all about the right fit. For me in this particular home-selling situation, I was looking for someone who is responsive and straightforward. That is exactly how I would describe Stephen. He's to the point but thorough. And extremely quick with response. In addition, his fees are incredibly reasonable. If this is what you're looking for, too, I would highly recommend Stephen!
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2013
user85899951
Listed and sold a home
We were in a difficult situation after losing my job. We decided to Short Sale our property with Stephen. I found employment just 3 months after losing my initial job but we had to relocate, so the Short Sale still made the most sense. With all of the difficulties of losing a job and having to relocate, it would have been impossible to work with the bank on our own. Stephen made the whole process as easy as possible for us. The hassles of the property were never a distraction for us, as Stephen was always updating and advising (good advising) us whenever it was needed. If you are considering a Deed of Lieu, please work with Stephen first. He will make the process as effortless as possible, so that you can take care of the rest of life critical decisions and planning. We are not currently living in the Portland area but we will surely keep Stephen's contact information for any future possibilities of returning to the area. I know that Stephen can and will deliver what he says! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2013
user53402295
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was an excellent realtor to work with. Excellent marketing and a strong knowledge of the real estate market. He was always available and eager to answer any questions. Very reasonable fee's. I would highly recommed Stephen.
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2013
user3711121
Listed and sold a home
I think Stephen did a good job. Here's why: Stephen explained various issues of the original offers and over the past month or so have explained or answered questions in a fashion I could follow and deal with. Stephen put in explanations and comments when I thought the house was ready to sell which apparently furthered the quickness of sale. Stephen's commission structure was understandable. Stephen took the time to make the internet presentations so well, that the day it was first on and I was in my garage moving stuff out, three persons showed up who were not Realtors. Several Realtors showed that day, as well. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user9505055
Helped me buy home
I was an out of town home buyer and Stephen was the best! He was reliable, responsive, friendly and professional. His recommendations were spot on and his staff was super helpful. I would highly recommend him and his agency.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2013
user0118358
Listed and sold a home
Delivered on every promise, priced our property exactly where it needed to be in order to sell quickly, great marketer, understands the process clearly, and doesn't get distracted. Highly recommend Stephen!
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2013
user95927342
Listed and sold a home
Stephen did a wonderful job in negotiating the sale of my house. There were 3 viewings at times that were convenient fo me, and I received two offers at full asking price. He and his team worked incessantly with the bank to make the process run quickly and seemless. I recommend him to take care of your business, too.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
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
06/09/2015
marmaramor
Listed and sold a home
Steve and Jennifer sold my property in very short time after listing! They guided us thru the proccess with high profesionalism and knowledge!! Highly recommended!!! Thank you Steve and Jennifer!!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2015
otokomaeguy
Listed and sold a home
We had our home on the market for 7 months in 2014 and it didn't sell. We had several offers and they all fell through, not because the home, but because the buyers backing out for various reasons. During this process our #1 complaint was there was NO communication from our realtor. They did not explain what was happening. Then we switched to Stephen and everything changed. Him and Jennifer explained everythign to us. They made us part of the process and helped us understand what was happening along the way. Our home sold very quickly. During closing they even negotiated some additional benefits for us as the seller without us asking for it. They truly were lookign out for us through the entire process from listing to closing. I would use them again in a second. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2015
ludagasa
Listed and sold a home
Being in a different state I found Stephen via the Internet, I called him, he, rather than jumping to get my business right away and since I was not in a hurry to sell, he recommended me to wait a few months to list my property in order to get a better selling price. I thought that was very honest on his part, he said he would call me back and he did, exactly when he promised. Stephen went way above and beyond to just listing and selling my house; he met with my tenants, received and inspected the property, twice, and he even check on my tenants on a Sunday of a holiday weekend! Stephen and Jennifer were great through out the whole process, they not only saved me lots of money because I didn't have to travel to Portland but also because they sold my property in just two days and above asking price! I will highly recommend them! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2015
michaelehle
Listed and sold a home
We recently sold property in Portland that we listed with Stephen FitzMaurice at Premier Properties. His knowledge of the Portland market and our unit priced it right for the quick sale we had hoped for. Within 48 hours of listing we had a full price offer. Repairs and cleanup were needed after renting. We live in NewMexico and were not there to do the repairs. Using contractors recommended by Stephen things were taken care of quickly and professionally with Stephens assistant Jennifer being very helpful with all the details. Paying a reduced commission of 4.5 % instead of 6% is a great benefit. We would most definitely recommend Stephen as your Portland realtor. Michael Ehle Santa Fe NM Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2015
bph62
Listed and sold a home
Stephen and his staff did an amazing job. I received an offer in 9 days at a price higher than the listing price, because of the excellent service and capability of Stephen and his staff. From the first day he came to the house for an interview, to the process of preparing the house, setting up the listing, through to the closing, every step of the way he performed. His advice on staging, his tech support to ensure high volume coverage of the listing, his ability to monitor all internet activity, and his negotiating skills are superior. I was impressed with his no-nonsense approach that works. The fact that he also has the most reasonable commission rate is a bonus, although I would have chosen him anyway. Many thanks to Stephen and his team to exceed all expectations on my house sale. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2015
user9905342
Listed and sold a home
Stephen led the sale of my home with efficiency, good advice, deep knowledge of the Portland housing market, and just enough hand-holding to make a first-time seller such as myself comfortable every step along the way. The whole process was smooth, and I am very satisfied with the result. All of this, by the way, was accomplished with me living overseas, 8 time zones away. I've never actually met Stephen in person, but I'm looking forward to doing so when I get back to Portland, and I highly recommend him as a realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2015
theriahis
Listed and sold a home
What can. We say except - wow ! Sold our house before we even put up a fo sale sign and all while we were in the middle of moving 2500 miles away. Its tougher finding a realtor that specializes in sales so we are happy to have found him. His success is because of how he has assembled his team and the processes he has put in place. Thank you team FitzMaurice !
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2015
dschutes
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend Stephen. Our home had extensive cosmetic issues. Stephen was able to clearly articulate what improvements we should and shouldn't make to the home prior to putting it on the market, to maximize profit on the sale.
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2015
user8507256
Listed and sold a home
I was incredibly pleased with Stephen's work! He brought in interest and prospective buyers so quickly that I had an asking price offer on the very first day! He was very knowledgeable of the local housing market and helped us to settle on a price that would be both competitive and profitable and in the end helped us get even more out of our house than we thought possible! He was incredibly responsive anytime we needed him and his associates were equally helpful and responsive!
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2015
zuser20140330121203043
Listed and sold a home
I first found Stephen FitzMaurice when he sold my next door neighbor's house. Last spring I asked him to sell my mother's house - which he did within 3 days! So in the fall when my house was finally finished being remodeled, I of course asked him to sell it. It came on the market in the middle of November - which of course is a more challenging time of the year to sell a house. So this time it took about a month! I highly recommend Stephen. He is very professional, returns calls promptly, and is always helpful. He has a list of skilled people to recommend, such as the contractor I hired for both houses, electricians, gardeners, etc. All of whom were wonderful, honest and very skilled in their professions. And his new assistant, Jennifer, was fantastic to work with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2015
kirscha2
Listed and sold a home
I contacted Stephen based on a postcard I received at my house, coincidentally, I was considering selling my first home. I called him and told him I was in the early phase of selling, meaning I had done absolutely nothing, and he came over the next day. He came over at my earliest convenience and gave me recommendations of what to improve to get the best price for my house at the earliest timeline. He told me that I was not at all obligated to use him as my agent and he outlined his fees if I were to use him. Once I was ready to sell I called him back. I then signed a contract and he arranged for a professional photographer to come in once I was moved out. By second day that my house was posted we had two offers, the second of which I accepted. He continued to be helpful until the house closed. Long story short, I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone in Portland looking to buy or sell. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2015
daveshaw321
Listed and sold a home
Very knowledgeable,honest and helpful. excellent staff and company. Quick to respond to questions on all aspects of a short sale. Would recommend him to anyone. Thanks for all your help.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
rodeoxd
Listed and sold a home
Stephen uses his broad knowledge of the market and his well-polished marketing skills to list houses at the maximum they can and will sell for. He is extremely adept at orchestrating all of the selling details and I look forward to doing business with him again.
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thanks Ben!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2014
pdxjacq
Helped me buy and sell homes
Stephen made the experience of selling my first house seamless. I live in another state but he kept me informed and moved the process along without a hitch. The only thing another agent could have done differently was charge a much higher commission. I only wish he was able help me purchase in my state. Highly recommend his service and business model. J. Hanson
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thanks Jackie!
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2014
lhyk998
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was just simply a fantastic realtor to work with in selling our home. If we had another 50 properties to sell, Stephen would be in charge of all of them. He was so professional in handling every detail of our sale, and he was so responsive to every question that came up in the course of our transaction. My wife and I are just very thankful that we found Stephen to handle the sale of our home. We wish ALL realtors were like him!
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thanks Alan!
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
zuser20140511165508159
Listed and sold a home
We very, very highly recommend Steve FitzMaurice. In a little over a month, he sold our house for more than the asking price, by pitting 2 potential buyers against each other. He is always prompt getting back to us, and keeping us updated. He sells an average of one house every week, whereas a typical agent sells only one house every 2 months. Remember, 20% of the agents do 80% of the real estate business. Look at all the top awards Steve earned. If you want to sell your house fast for top dollar, go with this real pro, who has a proven 5-star track record. Less ... More
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thank you! I'm so glad we were able to get a great price for your home.
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2014
BrianHolt5
Listed and sold a home
From the beginning Stephen offered us excellent advice that had our house an accepted offer within 1 week. He always communicated back quickly and effectively, and guided us through the complicated business of selling our house.
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thank you! Pleasure to work with you both.
Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2014
bryants4
Listed and sold a home
Very easy to work with. Keeps me informed every step in the process. Shows me in detail how many people looked at my house. Very positive person who keeps you excited about the future.
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Happy it went so well!
Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2014
loneviper
Listed and sold a home
Stephen was very professional throughout the entire process. Was able to list a few hours after we talked. Well versed in internet listings to target the largest audiences. And most of all, even when a deal fell through, he never pressured me into taking a lesser offer. He knew my objective and he stuck to it. I really felt like he was working for me. Not to forget, the discount on the commission. This guy gets it.
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
charm57
Listed and sold a home
Stephen went above and beyond in the sale of my home. He was so great I sold my home in 24 hrs.....His professional pictures of my home were beautiful-he made suggestions on staging my home to get those shots. He has an extensive advertising plan that worked....So if you really want a real pro call Stephen Fitzmaurice he will sell your home fast.!!!!!!
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Happy to work with you Brenda!
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.
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Hope you enjoy your new home overlooking the Willamette River!
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
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
It was a lot of fun working with you to get your home ready. Thanks for referring me to your family members too!
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
Response fromStephen FitzMaurice
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with you.
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