First of all, as real estate agent, he knows his area by heart.
We just bought our first home with help from Stephen. I got to know Stephen from a recommendation of our friends who also worked with Stephen to purchase their house.
First of all, as real estate agent, he knows his area by heart. When we first met, he gave us complete insight in every single aspect like neighborhood, schools, commute, location etc. For every house we visited, he gave us detailed evaluation and suggestion about the property. He knows what to look for, what is an issue and what is nothing to worry about.
When it came time to make an offer he worked hard to gather all the possible information from market study and listing agent to make sure that our offer has the best chance of being selected. He always answers phone calls and emails immediately day and night. Most importantly, he helps us the buy the house that is most suitable for us not the next available on the market.
In the end, buying and selling a home can be very stressful, but we are very happy that we went with Stephen and would recommend that anyone else do the same.