Without help from our trusted real estate agent, Steve Strauss, my family of five would be renting a home. Moving from California, and with a young family, our trips to Washington had to be efficient. Steve helped us research, pre-inspect, and narrow down options quickly. He joyfully shared knowledge about local builders and pointed us in the right direction for purchasing our home in Woodinville, WA. As our agent, Steve took time to meet with us when we were in the state, sharing his expertise during home walkthroughs and inspections, and took care of several important needs when we were unable to be present (from home inspection to getting our keys after the purchase of the home). I highly recommend Steve Strauss if you are looking for an agent who knows the area, has extensive knowledge when it comes to new construction (which is helpful, even if you are an experienced home-buyer), and will be an advocate for you to ensure all of your needs are met and/or exceeded. We couldn’t be happier with our new home, and Steve played a major role in our level of contentment. Thanks Steve!
He helped me to buy a house as well as sell my current home. He is thorough, professional, and a good negotiator. He kept me informed of scheduled showings and buyer feedback. His knowledge in construction and electrical came in handy when looking to buy and after inspection. He went above and beyond to coordinate quotes and repairs. Steve really listens, cares about his job, and his calming manner worked wonders for me. I felt lucky to have him represent me in both buying and selling.
We close on our home while on vacation so Steve basically handle everything. He even coordinated to have a contractor come in and put in hardwood floors for us. He also installed soft close cabinets as a house warming gift. He took great care of us and we would recommend him to all our friends and family.
We had talked to a few real estate agents, but never settled until we met Steve. A friend of ours referred him to us because they too were first time home buyers. And when they told us he was great, they weren't kidding! Steve made everything seem so easy and comfortable for us. He took his time with us, making us feel like we were the only ones he was helping,when we knew that couldn't be true. Steve gave us lots of insight into the homes we were looking at, things others may not know because of his previous experiences. In many ways he became like a part of our family during this whole process. My kids think he's great, and we are so happy he helped us get into our first home. I would highly recommend him, and have already, to anyone who wants to feel cared about during this difficult process. There were times we wanted to quit it all, but Steve was such a positive motivator and always on our side. Words really cannot express the gratitude we have for Steve. His professionalism, attention to our needs, and the care he puts into the process should not be overlooked. Thank you Steve for everything you've done for our family. We couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent.
Steve knew our neighborhood so well. He knew who was buying in that neighborhood and what was important to them. He spent time looking at the house with us to make the little tweaks that sells the home. He was always available to answer questions and we sold in 15 days! I have already given his name to a friend of mine who also speaks highly of him. Truly impressed with Steve.
He always answered his phone and replied to emails swiftly. He had a really good understanding of the local market. He is very professional , hardworking and knowledgeable in this field. Me being first time home buyer , he helped me through out the process from the searching the right home to making the offer , mortgage loans and closing. Thank you Steve, for helping us find a great home.
Throughout this process Steve has managed to make this experience such an amazing one. He was honest, proactive, and quick in responses. He truly went above and beyond for our family and I couldn't be happier with our choice. This process has been fantastic and I owe a huge part of that to the man that helped us find homes. I always felt he was on our side and had our families best interest at heart. I can't thank him enough for such a wonderful experience!
The way he made us feel engaged and participated in almost every important discussion was worthy. I was very much impressed the way he engaged starting from our 1st Video call ( Due to covid) to show the house and later following up proactively to check if i need any help. I would highly recommend John to home buyers.
I had made 2 offers in that time and lost out on both due to the market being the hardest for buyers right now. Both places sold in 24 hours or less with 9 offers each. Needless to say, I was getting a bit discouraged. On Friday I made my third attempt on a beautiful condo but I wasn't letting myself get excited anymore because of the previous outcomes. Well, at 10:30PM last night (When I was sleeping) I got a text from my agent stating that out of 10 offers, mine was chosen!!!!! I'm still in complete shock and it feels surreal. I have been waiting this morning for the last piece of paperwork for it to be official so I still wasn't telling anyone. I am beyond thrilled for this step in my journey of life and I couldn't of done it without my incredible agent Steve and an incredible lending team (Natalie & Kevin) at Evergreen Home Loans in Marysville. They went above and beyond for me. Steve had to put up with my constant texts and questions, I don't know how he did it. He never stopped looking even when I was feeling defeated in this Market. I can't thank him, Kevin, and Natalie enough for pretty much dropping everything to get my offer letters and Paperwork turned in. Thank you all so much! Also, I'd like to thank my parents for all the support they have given me thru this as well as telling me on the daily that I will find my perfect fit when the time was right. EEEEKKKK I finally did it!
Not only was he knowledgeable and good with ideas, he was extremely patient with me. The market in Woodinville did slow down, but his spirits were high. He stuck with me without question as I did something quite unusual, but in the end we were both rewarded. Steve is responsive, does what he says he will do and is a good negotiator. He worked for me, the seller, and did his best on my behalf. I would use him again if the need arose and I thank him for all his hard work!
A great professional to work with on your next home buying adventure.
He was professional and knowledgeable but also approachable and personable. He was always happy to answer all of our questions. He was on time, helpful and honest when showing us homes. We had not planned on looking at this home but Steve suggested we go take a look. We took his advice and fell in love with the place! When negotiating price, Steve had already done his research and was able to suggest a competitive offer based on comps in the area. Even after the house has closed, Steve has continued to be available to us.
He took the time to do research on our behalf and was very candid with us once he began to understand our taste. Rather than trying to push a sale through, he shared his honest opinion when we asked for it, which is an uncommon thing. It was really helpful to begin to rely on Steve for his thoughts on a house and property prior to going and looking at it. Steve handled the long drive from North of Seattle to Puyallup very well – something we were incredibly thankful for. He was very patient, pushed us to think about each house, and ultimately got us into the house we were looking for. Thank you so much for your wisdom and guidance Steve, you were awesome to work with!
He was there every step of our house buying process. He quickly responded to our messages via phone, text an email, he even answered his phone when we called. Without his guidance, experience & professionalism, our house buying experience would've been an even bigger hassle then it was. Thank you Steve truly appreciate you and all you have done for us.
As we were first time home buyers, John was able to walk us patiently, kindly and professionally through every step of the way. He was very honest with how we should approach the situation and what to expect. John is very skilled in his area of expertise and doesn't hesitate to explain everything in detail to where we understand exactly what is going on in our home buying phase. This was truly an awesome experience, and we cannot recommend John enough! ????
I've bought and sold a lot of homes and used a lot of brokers and I can say without doubt you are the best broker ever. Your willingness to help out and take care of our home to prepare it for sale was amazing. The fact you held an open house almost every weekend is above what anyone else would do. You successfully negotiated our sale and talked me back from the ledge several times. I can't say enough good things about your service. If you ever need a personal recommendation please use me, I am very happy to share with anyone what a great job you did. Heads above all the rest. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Best wishes to you in all your endeavors and thanks again for your top notch service. Best regards, Noah Gale
He showed us a lot of GOOD options,but on top of that he worked hard to get the house we REALLY WANTED since the beginning.So I definitely would recommend to anyone ready for the next step of your dream house.Our family is very very very satisfied!You DESERVE your 5 stars. Thank you so much,once again John.
He was always available to take my call and would always get an answer for me. He had excellent advice and I loved the fact that he had so much experience within the home industry. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
Steve was instrumental during the process and even helped me move some of my stuff after the deal was done.
It was my first time buying a home, so I needed a lot of advice—he gave great suggestions and recommendations! He knew a ton about the areas we looked at and I always felt he was on my side when putting in offers/negotiating
It was my first time buying a home and he was there to answer EVERY question! He gave great advice and I always felt he was on my side when making offers/negotiating! Thanks Steve!
He is very knowledgeable, energetic, friendly and down to earth, and has endless patience as we are picky about finding the right house. It did not take us long to find the right house because Steve did all the homework and research which i didn't think about how much work went into that until we reflected back on later. He is outstanding!! We give Steve Strauss our highest recommendation!!
He is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and diligent. He Is, by far, the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He will always be our #1 choice!
Buying and selling simultaneously can be tricky, but Steve was right there at every step of the way. He inspired confidence and I would absolutely work with him again in the future.
He spent the greater part of a year looking with me across multiple houses, respected my limits and helped throughout the process. I highly recommend him. He's also an electrician and can help point things out prior to an inspection.
He was always available to help us out or answer any questions we may have had. We highly recommend doing business with Steve and if we ever need a Real Estate Professional again he will be at the top of our list.
He understands that you have needs and wants you to be happy with your purchase. He's honest and will give his opinion when asked and makes the entire process easy and clear. He won't try to sway you towards one house over another and ultimately works in your best interest. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend his services to anyone interested in buying a house.
He has an immense local knowledge and available at any time for me whenever I have a question or concern. He guided us through the whole construction process with Builder (nevertheless to say, a very pathetic builder) and helped us to get through all the obstacles we encountered during the building process. Steve was our advocate and he don't think twice to jump in to get us a solution for any problem we faced down the road. Steve knows the building process very well and he is a certified electrician himself so the perks you enjoy with his assistance is unlimited. His Knowledge, Skills and Expertise provided us a beautiful home. I recommend him for any kind of real estate assistance.
We told Steve what we were looking for, and he kept us updated when homes that met our criteria became available. He was available to go tour houses and was fun and friendly. He was not pushy, he gave us great advice, and we feel like he genuinely cared about helping us find the perfect home. He was very quick to respond when we would reach out with questions via text, email, and phone, and even referred us to a great lender. He was knowledgeable and honest with us and with us every step of the process. We are extremely happy with our first home and are thankful we found Steve. He is a great realtor and will take good care of you!
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We were thankful we got connected with Steve Strauss. Steve will go above and beyond working with you every step of the way in your journey, he helped us explore all our options with no judgment, bias, or pressure. I would work with him again in the future if we were to sell, and would/have recommended him to anybody I know. Thank you Steve!
Steve’s knowledge of the area and his overall real estate industry expertise is exceeded only by his professionalism and his genuine concern over whether his clients are making the right decisions for their budgets and lifestyle. Steve could not be more on top of his game; and we could not recommend him more strongly.
He was very patient with us, and heard all of our requests, and tried to find us a home with all of them. Very attentive and very hardworking. Went above and beyond!!
We were on a really tight schedule to sell the house and buy a new. It was really a stressful and frustrating process, but when you have a reliable realtor, it would definitely ease the process. Our schedule was very challenging too, but he was able to work with us and informed us what was best for us. Highly recommend Steve! He will not disappoint.
He helped my husband and I buy our first home 2 years ago when we didn’t know what we were doing. He guided us through the process and his knowledge of homes and the market were invaluable. He connect with us and our family after we had a horrible experience with another company. Two years later, we went back to him to sell our home. Again, he walked us through the process, gave us his suggestions and really helped keep us comfortable and positive during another one of the most stressful times in our lives. I highly recommend Steve to anyone I know looking to buy or sell. He’s a real person, doesn’t sugar coat things for you and just keeps it real. He won’t do anything you’re not comfortable with, and always has your best interest. He listens and is honestly like a great friend now. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent and will NEVER go anywhere else when we buy our next home.
He listened to what we wanted and knew what he was doing. It was great to have someone who had such great knowledge in the business. He communicated effectively and in a timely manner. He went above and beyond for us and did not waste our time. I highly recommend him.
Steve stuck with us step by step and made sure everything was in order. Thank you again for making our first home buying a smooth experience.
He knows the east side market well and visited, and video taped different condos for me as I was living out of state and was in the middle of Covid. He was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him.
He was honest, but always positive. He did everything in his power to make sure we got the house we wanted.