Stephen Byrne

23 years of work experience
First Place Realty Corp.
PO Box 60231
Longmeadow, MA, 01116
(413) 650-2123

Ratings & reviews (19)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2015
mikelima2
Helped me buy home
Very quick and attentive to our requests. Steve was immediately very friendly. Easy to get in touch with. I definitely recommend Steve to anyone looking for a personable and easy to get along with agent!
Do not recommend
08/03/2015
user0006918
Showed me homes
I contacted Stephen about a property my organization had an interest in that he had listed. I viewed the property twice. Though he did respond to my inquiries, he never followed up or initiated a call or email, nor did he suggest any other properties to me that may have been of interest despite his knowledge we had resources and had acquired other properties in the area.
Response fromStephen Byrne
This is an inaccurate review as I responded to this person the same day that they contacted me every time and I am not sure if they understand that I was representing the Seller & not them ! They never asked me to represent them to find properties & it is unfortunate that they don't seem to understand the real estate process even though they work in the industry. The last communication that I had with this reviewer was on 6/19/15 when they told me that they were going on a weeks vacation & that they would contact me when they got back. Not sure why they felt the need to post this review but can only assume that they had a bad day in the non profit world! Feel free to contact me directly at any time at 413-537-3518 if you would like to discuss this review & please make sure to read the other reviews below. Thanks Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2015
user2894853
Helped me buy home
Stephen just recently helped me purchase my house. Stephen it's excellent in regards to his job. Stephen has incredible knowledge about the local market, rules and regulations. Stephen is very responsible and it's always available to answer questions. I would rank Stephen as one of the best in the local area.
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2014
socomtm5
Helped me buy home
My experience with Stephen was great. I've been looking for a home for awhile and was going through my own Realtor and let me say it was horrible. I decided to go through the sellers Realtor and see how that would work. This was my last hope to buying a home. I found this house with Stephen as the Realtor and it was so much easier. If Stephen didn't know the answers to my question he would get them. Being a first time home buyer it was scary for me but Stephen made it less scary. Now I am a proud home owner thanks to Stephen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014
user8286597
Helped me buy home
Steve was fantastic. His turnaround time with emails and phone calls is second to none. The first time i left a message for him, he called back within minutes with answers to my questions. I hadn't even spoken to the guy. Nothing but the highest praise for Steve as an agent and individual. Great personality, sense of humor, and candor. If the time comes to sell a home, Steve is the only real estate agent I'm calling.
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2014
user54324209
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped my wife and I buy our first home in Holyoke, MA. Following an experience with an agent who was not a good fit for us, we found Stephen via the Zillow reviews. Our home search became much more manageable with Stephen, and he was great about explaining things to us as we went. As first-time buyers, we had plenty of questions. Once we found a place we liked, he walked us through the offer and inspection, and got us a fair price. His no-game-playing philosophy for making offers fit well with our style. Overall, Stephen was a joy to work with; calm, fair, and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. I wish we'd worked with him from the start. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2014
davidsides
Listed and sold a home
Steve had very good knowledge of the area and the market. He was able to suggest a perfect price and we sold the house in 3 days. He was always available for questions and was with us right through the closing. I would use him again and suggest that you give him a call
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2014
user95910373
Helped me buy home
Steve is one of if not the best in the business ,have done business with him on more than one occasions,have recommend family and friends that do business with him,there was nothing but praise,satisfaction and just a joy to work with. Really professional and knowledgeable.
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2014
user8845717
Helped me buy home
Buying my first home, Steve was extremely helpful thru the entire process. He educated me on the pros and cons when searching for a home. He was easy to reach, knowledgeable, and flexible with my demanding work schedule when it came to showing a home. Steve was honest and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2015
cochabamba7
Helped me buy home
Without Steve expertise I wouldn't had a home today, He was professional in all aspect of the job. Hes advice of very helpful in finding the right home. His knowledge in the Realty business makes him an asset to any potential buyer.
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2015
vcastonguay0
Helped me buy home
I worked with Steve for 6 months while looking for and purchasing a new home. He was very proactive and was always available when I had questions or needed advise. He taught me the processes involved in making a home purchase as a first time buyer. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2015
ttail49
Helped me buy home
Stephen Byrne is a very knowledgeable and experience broker. I had complete confidence in his ability to handle my recent real estate transaction. He took care of everything in a completely professional manner and at the same time explained things to me in an understandable way. I felt confident in his handling of the negotiations and trusted his advice without any doubts. He is personable and available with his time.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
davidc2527
Helped me buy home
Stephen is a hard working realtor. He's straight forward and down to earth. To me he seems like a trust worthy guy. He's the last of a dying breed. Especially in this day and age. I feel he doesn't feed you dreams just to get a quick sale; he's patient and very helpful. After working with him for a short time I felt comfortable with his opinions. I referred him to my sister-in-law and he quickly helped her find the house that she wanted as well. I would definitely use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2014
user382363
Listed and sold a home
Stephen is a great realtor. He is very knowledgeable in real estate and very professional. We listed our house with him and within a week we received an offer and accepted it. He made sure we understood all the details before we signed any paperwork. He also is currently helping us find our next investment! He will always make room for you in his schedule! We appreciate all his professional work!
Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2014
dfbrodrick41
Listed and sold a home
Stephen knew my property from a previous attempt to sell. He made recommendations based on today's market and made a few suggestions for the showings. Whatever he did, my house sold within 31 days of it being listed. So whatever he did or said were right for my house to sell quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2013
Jesse_Kerman
Helped me buy home
Stephen helped my wife and I buy our first home in Holyoke, MA. Following an experience with an agent who was not a good fit for us, we found Stephen via the Zillow reviews. Our home search became much more manageable with Stephen, and he was great about explaining things to us as we went. As first-time buyers, we had plenty of questions. Once we found a place we liked, he walked us through the offer and inspection, and got us a fair price. His no-game-playing philosophy for making offers fit well with our style. Overall, Stephen was a joy to work with; calm, fair, and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. I wish we'd worked with him from the start. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2012
user817190
Helped me buy home
First Place Realty was able to help me locate, negotiate and ultimately buy an investment property with less hassle than anyone else I have ever worked with. Steve?s direct and forthright approach to the transaction was both refreshing and effective. I will continue to use First Place Realty for all of my business and personal real estate transactions for the simple reason of they get the job done. Delcie D. Bean IV, President - Valley ComputerWorks
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012
user6304261
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Steve Byrne for the past 8 years on a multitude of real residential real estate transactions in western Massachusetts. Steve has demonstrated tremendous ability in dealing with buyer, sellers, co-brokers and attorneys in getting agreements signed, resolving issues that arise prior to closing and getting the deals closed and the properties sold. Since the downturn in 2008, which caused the residential real estate market to suffer tremendously, Steve's skills have become even more valuable. Today, the complicated transaction is the norm and no longer the exception. In spite of the difficulties that are presented on an almost daily basis, Steve works hard, gets the transactions closed and achieves the results that the buyers, sellers, co-brokers and attorneys are looking to obtain. Michael P. Ryan, Esq. - Crevier and Ryan Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012
user0973634
Helped me buy home
Steve is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He helped us with purchasing a house and negotiating a price. We used his professional advice when putting an offer in and as a result of following his suggestions, we got a great deal on a really nice house. He also referred us to a mortgage rep who was able to get us pre-approved quickly so we could put the offer in. We got a great rate on the mortgage too. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home.