Client Testimonials

I consider the satisfaction of my real estate clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.  To me, a testimonial from my real estate clients displays a remarkable experience.  Remarkable is defined as being worthy of notice, especially for being unusual or extraodinary.  

Please scroll through these client's remarkable experiences....

Head To Head Negotiations Gets Results For Happy Sellers

When I was introduced to Steven Hill, I knew from the minute we met “this was the guy” to represent me. Steven has a very calm, soft approach to his dealing with people, unlike the ego driven who spout their credentials to impress. He listens to understand what the client wants rather than telling them what he wants.  He assured me he was confident in his ability to sell my property without over promising and I was skeptical, but boy did he deliver on that promise, and some.

Let’s start with the brochures. Sotheby’s brochures blow everyone else out of the water. A piece of paper, with black and white photos, gets lost in the bottom of a purse, or garbage bin, but a Sotheby’s brochure is a piece of art. Steven’s photographer created fabulous photos that took my breath away when the brochure arrived. My house looked beyond amazing yet true to the property. This alone sets Sotheby’s far above the rest by doing more than photocopying a sheet of paper to leave an impression. Very impressed.

Steven and I corresponded everyday and, after 5 days on the market, we accepted a conditional offer. I was thrilled Steven got the sale price I wanted, so quickly. Unfortunately, we found ourselves in a tense situation when the home inspector found a breach in our sewer line.  Immediately I got a quote for the repairs, and was fully prepared to cover the expense, but the buyer’s realtor was insisting on a sizeable holdback. This is where we witnessed Steven’s negotiation skills under pressure. He went head to head with the buyer’s realtor, as the buyers and ourselves stood by and watched. Steven insisted he would not allow his clients to have an open wallet, while the buyer’s realtor pushed harder and harder. Steven never once showed how irritated or upset he was by this realtor’s aggressive nature and, in a calm voice, kept insisting an open wallet was not going to work. This was a little unsettling with three days left to lift the conditions and I wasn’t holding out much hope the deal would close. Things looked grim, but once again Steven’s abilities and strong connections shone through…. he found a back up buyer who presented an offer we could not ignore. Of course, Steven had to bring this to the first buyer’s attention and, to everyone’s surprise, all conditions were lifted and we had a firm sale. Not only did I get my asking price but I no longer had to cover the repair expense. Steven was nothing but brilliant.

I believe somewhere along the way Steven and I became friends. I look forward to a “Hi Jane” text from him that always makes me smile. I thoroughly enjoy his kind, caring, easy going nature and his wicked sense of humor. I like his Porsche too ­čśŐ (That’s just for you Steven.)

I would absolutely recommend Steven Hill to anyone looking for an honest, down to earth, hard working realtor. Sotheby’s International Realty represents class in all they do and Steven represents the best of Sotheby’s.

Jane K

Calgary, AB

June 22, 2017

LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION

Steven was a wonderful realtor to work with!  My boyfriend and I started looking at open houses a year prior to when we were going to buy to get a better idea of what we were looking for.  We met Steven as he was hosting an open house for a client.  We took his card and made sure a year later to contact him as he left a lasting impression with his professionalism and knowledge of real estate.  Steven took a deep interest in what we were looking for and asked us questions about what we needed in a house that we didn't even think about.  His attention to detail, strong communication and commitment to find us exactly what we needed was amazing.  We found our dream home thanks to him and could not be more happy with the final outcome!

 

                                                                                                                     -Kayle & Jennifer

SOLD In 3 Days On Market In 3 Competing Offers For $11,000 Over List Price

"We first used Steven when we were looking for our first home, after having an uninspiring showing with a different realtor.  During our first meeting, we knew right away that Steven was a man who had our best interest at heart.  Right or wrong, this wasn’t something I was expecting from a realtor.  After going through several different homes, we found one that was perfect in every way, except for the price.  I still don’t know how he did it, but he got the seller’s down to a price that we were comfortable with and we’ve spent almost 7 great years in this house. 

Fast forward to today, with a bigger family now, we’re looking at something that can comfortably accommodate all of us.  There was never any question who we would use as our realtor.  Steven came in and made the whole process so easy.  And just like the first time with this house, we’re still not sure how, but he had it sold within three days at 11k over list price, dealing with three competing offers. 

As we now take the next step and search for what we’re calling our ‘forever home’, Steven continues to impress with his professionalism and knowledge.  There’s nobody we’d rather have in our corner, making one of the biggest purchases we’ll ever make, than Steven.

We’re very fortunate to not only be able to call Steven our realtor, but also our friend!"

- Josh

 

"Steven will be our realtor for life! From selling our downtown condo, to our first family home, his professionalism, humor and hard work has made the task of buying and selling real estate not only seamless but enjoyable. Most recently, he sold our family home in McKenzie Towne in 3 days for 11K above list price. Having 3 young children, showing a home is a huge undertaking and Steve made it easy on us and stress free. We have trust in him that he has our best interest in mind, as both as sellers and buyers and this is probably the most important trait to look for in a realtor. Thank you for all your hard work, we appreciate it more than you know and will recommend you to everyone we talk to!"  

-Brittany

REMARKABLE STORY

We were referred to Steven Hill through my mother-in-law who had nothing but positives to say about her experience with Steven and without hesitation i would wholeheartedly agree. My wife and I feel extremely lucky that we had Steven Hill's expertise and knowledge to apply to what ended up being a very intricate process that was buying a home before selling our house. The fact that everything worked out so perfectly is seriously nothing short of amazing on Steven's behalf. It's currently a pretty tough market for anyone to sell their home but especially with the type of restrictions we placed onto Steven in terms of openly admitting to a backyard structural issue, seriously if not for the very smart advice and strategy Steven came up with, i honestly don't believe any other realtor could have sold our house in the short amount of time Steven was able to do so. We always appreciated how organized and professional Steven was while consistently being extremely attentive by always making time for us, replying to our calls, emails and texts and making us feel we were his only clients. It was awe inspiring how quickly Steven would follow up with feedback from prospective buyers and turn it into a positive as we never felt discouraged or weren’t sure of the next step he was going to take. Steven was always happy to explain and provide encouragement while it was clearly obvious how well he understood the Calgary market, and we benefited from that knowledge in all aspect of our sale and purchase.
When it came time to buy a house we had very specific parameters which did not make it easy but with the help of Sotheby's daily market watch emails in which Steven set up plus his dedication to finding us a new home, we never felt it wasn't possible. The fact that Steven was able to purchase our home under a sale-of-buyers-home-condition, with the seller agreeing to well under their asking price and with a 72 hour closing window was completely brilliant and we will feel forever indebted to him. We both felt throughout this process that Steven always wanted the best for us and was there to represent our interests, we trusted him implicitly, and that was more than earned.
I can’t say enough about the expertise, attentiveness, warmth and professionalism Steven Hill brought to this process. Thanks to him, we were able to sell our home within an astounding 20 days especially when considering the market has an oversupply of inventory and an under supply of buyers. After our first deal fell through, thanks to Steven we successfully received a new offer the very next day and again for 99% of list price which made us so exceedingly grateful. During the time of our second buyers conditions, our first buyers came back after being able to secure their previously unsuccessful financing and was going to wait to see if our now current offer would fall through but Steven actually managed to convince them to write an unconditional backup offer, which turned out to be a massive benefit to us in closing our then current deal. Through having to juggle possession dates, amending contracts to ensure full security with certain specific details, Steven Hill managed to bring it all together with ease. Thanks to Steven we sold our house and now have our “forever home” in an up-and-coming neighborhood, we can’t wait to move in and start the next chapter of our lives. We are very glad we got to work with Steven and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!
Thank you for everything,

 

- Steve & Amanda

AMAZING PURCHASE OF CALGARY DOWNTOWN CONDO

With so many realtors in Calgary, the task of choosing one to represent us was daunting. When we looked through hundreds of realtor pages, Steven's credentials, achievements, and accolades stood out above the rest. 
We had to find a place within 2 months and knew that finding the right realtor would be crucial in expediting the process. Having his Condominium Specialist certificate was extremely helpful since this was our first time purchasing a high rise condo. Steven was very knowledgeable and detail oriented. He answered our questions and addressed our concerns with patience in a very timely manner. He helped us find the right condo in 3 weeks! 
Steven is also a very great negotiator in addition to everything else. The closing price we paid for the condo was unbelievable! It definitely exceeded our expectations!
Purchasing a property can be a stressful process, but having Steven there in every step of the way really made the experience painless and enjoyable. We are very happy with the excellent service he provided! Again, many thanks to you Steven!
Your complete professionalism, expertise, customer focus and negotiation skills are very much appreciated and highly recommended!

Kindest regards,

Chen family

 

SUCCESSFUL SALE OF UNIQUE PROPERTY IN A TOUGH MARKET

We recently listed a property with Steven Hill of Sotheby's International Realty.  The property was atypical in that it was a rental property on an unserviced acreage within the city limits of Calgary.
We found the approach in listing, showing and showing the property to be professional and thorough. At all times Steven was in close contact with us keeping us informed of events. 
The sale was concluded in a tough Calgary market and we would not hesitate to recommend Steven Hill and Sotheby's for their service.

Sincerely,

Alan and Jeanette

RECENT SALE - ABOVE LIST PRICE IN A BUYER'S MARKET

We initially chose Steven as our Realtor based on his Certifications and long term sales achievements.  During our meetings, Steven provided us with professionalism, knowledge, patience, and honesty. His media presentation was both professional and impressive.  Steven was considerate of our needs and provided dedication and guidance in every aspect of the residential home selling process. Our house was listed on the market on a Thursday morning, mid-December.  Steven joked that he would have it sold by the weekend and scheduled an open house. He sold our house on the same day, $2000.00 over our list price.  In such a difficult market that is remarkable!

We are pleased to recommend Steven without any hesitation and would like to work with him in the future regarding our real estate needs.

Sincerely,

Jason and Clare

A DISCERNING INVESTOR

It is not often that individuals stand out from the crowd.
As you may be aware, I have had the previous dealings with Calgary Realtors both on the Personal Properties I own as well as Corporate Leasing. During my quest for a higher end property in Calgary's Inner City area, I was initially struggling with making any headway and had discussions with numerous Realtors, all which led me to dead ends in my pursuit. It was by coincidence that our Corporate Leasing Agent happened to mention a studious, energetic, and talented Realtor in the personal purchasing market named Steven Hill. Our initial meetings put any misgivings I had about your Industry aside as you instantly showed your abilities and have never let me down. I realize our most recent acquisition was a very complicated and large deal (in excess of a $1,000,000) for all parties involved. Your involvement throughout the process made this deal work for both parties and has led to a successful outcome. I wanted to take this time to comment on your commitment to making this work. I feel your attitude and skills put all parties at ease (even when tough and complicated issues arose) and ultimately made this particular deal work. I honestly believe that another realtor would not have been able to bring this particular purchase to a successful conclusion. Steven, you stand out from the crowd! You were there when I needed you and I heavily relied on your knowledge and skill. It is sometimes hard to thank someone for doing their job, but you made it more than what I expected. It was a pleasure and a comfort to have you there on this deal.
As you are aware, I am looking to consolidate my holdings and will be listing my other properties. You are my chosen Realtor and it will be a pleasure to work with you again through the process. I have and will continue to mention and recommend you to my friends and colleagues as well because nobody should settle for second best when they can hire Steven Hill.
Thanks again for your above and beyond service.

 

- Christopher

A LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Steven Hill in the listing and sale of our home. While we have bought and sold few houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence.

We interviewed 3 realtors and after talking with Steven Hill we knew that he is the right realtor for us. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks whether business-related or interpersonal were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility and integrity.

Thus, we highly recommend Steven Hill for residential real estate needs.

 

- Manny and Tina

Way Above And Beyond

It's a pleasure to write this letter to thank you for all your hard work in buying our Legacy Community property. We hope this letter explains our belief that you are an exemplary Realtor. Our friend told us about you and we called you. At our very first appointment, I found you honest and direct. You explained to me how the process would unfold so we wouldn't be surprised. As you are working only under signed contract, I signed the contract to buy the home in Calgary with you. After looking at many re-sale properties in Calgary, we finally decided to explore the new-build option. Finding the right builder even had some challenges, but we took your recommendation based on past experience and finally settled on a builder and plan that we were excited about. You attended all the important meetings and offered us advice whenever required. Our most important experience with you actually came after you handed us the keys to our new home.... Shortly after taking possession, our family went on an extended vacation. You volunteered to check in on our home regularly, and on one occasion, in the middle of the very cold winter, you discovered that our heating system had inadvertently been shut completely off by one of the trades workers! Your attention to our home and quick reaction to get the problem solved potentially saved us and our new home from extensive damages! For all these reasons, this is why we can recommend you to our friends and acquaintences. It is without hesitation we would seek you out with any future real estate needs!


-Shailja & Prashant

EXTREMELY STRESSFUL CIRCUMSTANCES - MADE BETTER

If you are looking for an awesome Realtor who is trustworthy and demonstrates nothing but professionalism at all times - Steven Hill is the man you are looking for.

I just recently sold my condo under extremely stressful circumstances. Steven Saw me through this whole deal as it had some challenges. A great example of this was that my condo building changed management companies and all the documents that should have been online and accessible to me, the owner, were not. So, when we received an offer we were sitting without all the documentation requested by the potential buyers and the clock was ticking! Steven was key in this and went above and beyond making sure everything went smoothly and got the documents requested under the wire.

He certainly took a lot of pressure off a stressful sale for me and I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their condo, as he has all areas covered and is extremely well infomed as to what is going on in the market , and knows his job. He is someone you can definitely trust and you know he will be honest with you and work in your best interests!! He is very patient with his clients and I never felt any pressure from hin - ever - he works with you and your circumstanves and understands. A great example of this is the fact I have had my condo on and off the market since 2009 - due to my own personal circumstances. Steven would always wait and say "whenever you're ready, just let me know!"

He was a complete pleasure to work with and has even helped me out after the sale as I needed to fin a new Realtor in the province I'm in now. Steven graciously took his time and energy and focused in on finding me someonw that will work in my best interests and he did it immediatly with no hesitation. Looking for a Realtor? Steven Hill - you won't be disappointed!

-Heather L

FIRST TIME BUYER FUN!

Buying a house really shouldn't be this fun! When we went place shopping, Steven was very helpful and full of humor even at the one terrible condo we went to. Overall, he went above all my expectations and I highly recommend using his services - I've passed his name along to all my friends! I know that in the future I will be using his services to sell and buy.

-Stephanie K

TREATED AS IF WE WERE CLOSE FRIENDS

We are very impressed by Steven Hill and his professionalism. He walked us through the contract and legal details, ensuring we as first time home buyers fully understood what we were signing. He went above and beyond, working outside of office hours and meeting us at a convenient location. Steven's negotiation skills amazed us well beyond the initial purchase price of the house. The whole purchasing process was very fun and lighthearted and we know we could trust Steven with the largest purchase of our lives. We highly recommend you call Steven to handle your house purchase or sale. We know we will be repeat clients in the future as Steven treated us as if we were close friends.

-Renee & Marcel

SO MANY REASONS TO BE HAPPY!

I have to say I was a bit apprehensive when I Googled Steven Hill and saw a picture of a handsome young man. Any hesitations I had went out the window during our first meeting with Steven. He was extremely professional, well spoken, knowledgeable and he had a good sense of humor. Right away I felt very comfortable with Steven and knew he was the right realtor for us. What I didn't realize then was just how truly amazing he was going to be.

Steven provides stellar customer service. He returned all of our phone calls and text messages almost immediatly. He has an incredible knowledge of the local market and is well versed in technology, using numerous tech tools in his business.

I will be recommending Steven to anyone that is thinking of buying or selling. He sold our house, on the not so serene "Deerfoot", in record time I'm sure.... and did I mention he got us 99% of the asking price. Amazing! His negotiating skills are stellar. He really knows his craft; he oozes confidence, and keeps his cool. Even though I doubted him at first when he wanted to negotiate a higher price for our home, he totally blew me away and got us a great price. I should've never doubted him. Well that was easy!
Finding a new home was not so easy. We wanted a walkout bungalow and we wanted to stay in McKenzie, but the only house that met the criteria was out of our budget. However, that didn't stop our rock star realtor Steven. He went to work again and, through professional relationships that he has built in the industry, he was able to talk candidly about the price with the other realtor. Before I knew it, we were looking at the house and he was negotiating an excellent price within our budget. We couldn't be happier. We would have never considered this house because of the asking price, but Steven made it possible and here we are.

 

Steven is by far the most honest, skilled, proessional realtor I have ever dealt with and he is so thoughtful and brilliantly creative. The morning we took possession of our home, he sent me a text with a picture of our new home, subject was "Big Day". In the picture I noticed a realtor sign. I zoomed in on the sign and it made me smile "Fantastic New Neighbors Courtesy of Steven Hill". OMG that was such a pleasant surprise and a wonderful way to start our moving day! We look forward to working with Steven again, but not for a few years. The inside joke with Steven and Wayne is that Wayne "knows a guy" for every job. Well, Steven will definitely be "the guy" we recommend. This young man is brilliant!

Corinne, you have one amazing professional on your team!

Best Regards,

Julia and Wayne

MY CONDO SALE

When I decided to sell my condo I went through the exercise of interviewing several realtors. Steven you came out on top. You impressed me with your integrity, pure real estate market knowledge and excellent credentials. Especially the fact that you are a Certified Condominium Specialist, which is hard to find in a good realtor and this has proven to be a great asset in my sale.
Throughout my listing and sale process you exceeded my expectations in every respect. Your keen sense of market timing for my listing brought in 4 separate offers and your excellence in negotiating skills realized a final sale all within a short listing period.
Steven, I will highly recommend you to all my colleagues, friends and family. Even though I am relocating to another province I will certainly seek your advice and referral on all my future real estate needs.
Thank you again for taking the stress out of the selling process. You are the VERY BEST!

-Dianne B.

Long Distance Relationship - to Building a New Home Together

Hi Steven, I wanted to reach out to let you know that we are settling in very well into our new home and are so very happy. It was important to Kent and I to send you a follow-up note to say thank you for all of your support through this process.

As you know, up until now, we have been in a long distance relationship and decided to purchase a home together last summer. We were referred to you though a program that is offered through our organization; upon meeting you, we both felt very at ease and comfortable with you and appreciated how attentive you were to finding out what we needed. I appreciate how you coordinated showings for us based on me being in Calgary - we had some whirlwind afternoons/evenings. You also were able to provide us with a realistic perspective of what we could find in the marketplace and how it is rapidely evolving; you professionally and graciously pointed out considerations for us to be aware of in every property we looked at - yes we did get a bit over excited about a couple of properties that never would have worked for us - thanks for grounding us LOL!! When we found a place that we were excited to put an offer in, your support and advice enabled us to move forward in confidence. We were disappointed and disheartened when the deal fell through, as we really thought we had found our home, but with your encouragement we got back on the "house hunting hores". When you asked us about if we had considered building a home, which we neither thought we could afford or find a builder to meet our time lines, you were quick to point out a new community in West Springs that was in our price range.

I'm happy to say that we are so grateful that our original offer fell through, as we are now in our brand new home and it's more than we could have ever expected - it is truly 'Home'.

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your support in this process and assisting us in getting to this place. We both appreciated and enjoyed working with you and look forward to continuing our relationship and friendship for many years to come.

All the best, and look forward to having you over soon!

 Cheers,

Kent and Kiran

OUT OF TOWN BUYERS

We are writing to express our great pleasure with the experience we have had in dealing with Steven Hill of Royal LePage Benchmark.
We have recently relocated to Calgary, AB from Saskatoon, SK and were looking to purchase a new home. Thankfully a friend of ours had recommended Steven to us after having successfully dealt with him in their purchase and sale.
Being that this is our third home purchase and third Realtor we have dealt with, it is clear that Steven is in a separate league than the rest. He was exceptionally knowledgeable both of the existing market and of the homes themselves.
We loved that he was able to point out specific upgrades as we walked through each home, and inform of us of each community we looked at. He was always very easy to contact and responded to our emails, texts or calls very quickly. We looked forward to our afternoon viewings with Steven as he seemed to enjoy it as much as we did!
We currently have our home in Saskatchewan listed for sale with a local Realtor and have ran into some challenges being that we reside in a different province. Steven was always available and willing to be a sounding board for general advice (and venting) when needed.
Never have we received this level of service when selling or purchasing or home. Steven made us feel like we were his only clients (even though we weren’t) and really took the time to get know us and what we were looking for. It is clear that residential real estate is Steven’s passion, as he shows great pride and expertise in his work.
We would without hesitation recommend Steven to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, as without him this process would have much more stressful and less enjoyable.

 

- S & J

A "FOR SALE BY OWNER" STORY

After unsuccessfully trying to sell our condo on our own, we listed with Steve, who gave us full confidence in our listing and provided open houses and plenty of showings which resulted in a sale of the condo we'd been trying to sell for what seemed like forever privately. When we decided it was house shopping time, Steve always made us feel as though we were his exclusive clients, and made us feel like we were his number one priority, even though he had other clients, it never affected us. We truly believe Steve wants to see his clients happy and this is why he works in this industry. He knew what we were looking for and did not want to see us short changed. In the end, we found the house of our dreams, in which he negotiated strongly for us so we bought for bottom dollar. It felt very good to have someone on our side, wanting us to get the most out of our first home buying experience. He is personable, reliable, friendly and very professional. We have and will continue to recommend Steve to everyone we know, we feel as though we had the best possible experience with him. Thanks Steve!  

- Brittany & Josh

QUALITY EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION

On behalf of myself and my fiancé I would like to extend our thanks and recognition for your dedication with the purchase of our property.
You accepted the challenge of monitoring the property standings, and keeping us aware of all our opportunities through this year long process without pushing us from our price.
We recognize the level of initiative you had taken on to prepare the several offers and the countless hours working to advise and assist us on our best options to obtain that property for what we truly believed it was worth, note this was a number that other realtors were uncomfortable even offering.
With your help we got them to reduce their asking price by half, wow!
I look forward to our next deal together and of course you are highly recommended to all our friends and family.

 

- Heather

OUT OF TOWN BUYERS

I’d had no intention of using a single realtor for my house-hunting, until I met Steven. He stood out among the professionals I’d met that day as being particularly knowledgeable and trustworthy. My instincts did not let me down.
It took two more house-hunting trips before my husband and I settled on the house. We were living in Edmonton while looking for a house in Calgary, so every hunt was a major expedition, and we always tried to get through as much as we could in a single day. Steven was simply incredible when it came to accommodating our tight and varied schedule, and worked so hard to make himself available to us at times when we could escape to Calgary to look at homes. I’d expected out-of-town house-hunting to be a rather painful experience, especially since we had little time to find and buy a house, and I have no doubt that it would have been with anyone less amazing than Steven in our corner. He even gave us a list of reputable property inspectors and lawyers, making that end of house-buying easier as well.
Steven’s knowledge and attention to detail were consistently apparent as he pointed out the features of every house we visited, including those he was visiting for the first time. He was able to explain the significance of different types of floors and lighting fixtures, and answered more questions than I’d have expected any one person to be able to answer. I really felt I could depend on his knowledge to help guide us in our process.
Perhaps the most amazing thing, though, was the extent to which Steven paid attention to us and our needs. There were little things, like remembering I’m a diabetic and making certain to schedule lunch breaks during our viewing expeditions, or contacting me during the home inspection (which my husband attended, but I couldn’t) to let me know how things were going. More importantly, though, he paid attention to what we wanted and needed as clients. Each time he took us through a house, it was clearly with our needs and goals in mind. He always seemed to remember that my husband drives to work while I prefer to take Transit, that we plan to have children, that I have a particular fondness for jetted tubs, and he consistently considered how well each place matched those needs and preferences. He steered us toward a beautiful house on a quiet street, 5 minutes from Transit access, with extra room for children, a playground at the end of the street, a choice of schools nearby, and a jetted tub in our ensuite.
As far as I’m concerned, we’ll never need another realtor. I can’t imagine trusting someone else to take care of us for our next purchase.

 

-Tru K

QUICK SALE AFTER UNSUCCESSFULLY USING A DISCOUNT REALTY SERVICE

I just wanted to write and thank you for the smooth sale of our house.
From the moment you arrived you were professional, honest and informative but at the same time you made us feel at ease.
We had experienced a very non-productive three months with our previous low commission realtor and we were very anxious as our new homes possession date was looming fast. You explained the process clearly and all that you would do to maximize the possibility of selling our house.
You made us feel in control and positive again. We wish we had appointed you in the first place as our realtor as you did everything you said you would. We had viewings immediately and an offer by the end of the week. Amazing! We went on our family holiday knowing we would be moving into our new home so our holiday was filled with positive feelings about our future. That alone was priceless and we thank you sincerely.

-Mark & Debbie S

AWESOME

When I first started looking at houses, I never realized how valuable a Realtor could be until I was introduced to Steven. Not only did he find me the perfect place to call home, I had a fun time doing it! All the stress involved in buying my first home was alleviated by Steven's knowledge, commitment, and laughter. I have told all my friends and family about the awesome experience I had dealing with Steven and would recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Thanks again Steven! You truly are AWESOME!  

-Kimberley

SOLD FOR 99% OF ASKING PRICE

As we were toying with the idea of moving Steven was extremely helpful in providing us with information regarding purchasing and selling. He did not push us to go any certain direction. We decided to purchase a house before selling. Once that decision had been made Steven researched the areas we were interested in to see where the market was at. This enabled Steven to aggressively negotiate the best price for the house we purchased. When putting together the offer Steven was knowledgeable as to what conditions should be included and all of the small details. This made the offer process fast and painless. Once the purchase was complete Steven worked with us to get our house on the market as fast as possible. He gave us many great staging tips. Through all of Steven's marketing techniques (MLS, website, mass email to all realtors in Calgary) we were able to have a showing the first day it was on the market. He was also in contact with the realtors after the showings to provide feedback, this was done through a website that we could log onto to review the comments. This was extremely helpful for us as it let us know if there were things that needed to be done in the house that we had overlooked (luckily with Steven's help before we listed we did not need to do any additional work). Steven did an open house to showcase our home. This led to one of two offers that we received. We received two offers in one night. One from the open house and one from clients of Steven. As we reviewed both offers with Steven we decided to go with the one from his clients. This turned out to be a unique situation as Steven was the realtor for both us the seller and the buyer. Steven was very professional and upfront about what information he could provided us and the buyers. He was able help us get an amazing price for our home. Once the sale of our home was complete Steven was prompt in sending all paper work to our lawyer and expediting the paper work from the realtor that we purchased from. In the end the process took about 2 to 3 months. Steven was professional, always on time and prepared for our meetings. Once you meet Steven it is obvious that he is very passionate about his job. We would recommend him to any of our family and friends and if needed in the future use him as our realtor again. He helped us get a great deal on the house we bought and sold our house in about 3 weeks for 99% of our asking price.

-Scott & Samantha

SUCCESS IN A TOUGH SELLER'S MARKET

Steven Hill was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire selling process. We were really impressed with Steven’s knowledge and expertise from day one. Even in a tough seller’s market Steven always had a plan to help position our unit’s price and advertising to help us achieve our goal of selling the unit for as much as we could and in a timely manner. Steven was also very impressive when it came to closing the deal (negotiation process) and I feel he was able to save us some money without scaring off an interested buyer. Overall I would strongly recommend Steven to anyone I knew as our experience with him as our agent was fantastic.

- Jason & Ryan

HAPPY SELLERS

We would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciation for all your hard work in the marketing of our home. To have 7 or more showings and multiple offers within 96 hours can only be described as amazing. Obviously your marketing knowledge and strategies work. There is no doubt that your diligent efforts and professionalism were responsible for obtaining our full asking price, along with an extension of possession, which we desperately required. We have consistently found you to be most pleasant, sincere and honest in all of our dealings. It is because of these fine qualities, that I am confident that we may work together again in the future.

 

- Don & Kari

SOLD AND BOUGHT - AN EASY DECISION

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to thank you for the experience we had having you as our realtor.
From the moment we met you we could sense the enthusiasm and professionalism in your work. When viewing what became our new home, you gave us ample time and space to explore with our family members, while making yourself available to answer any questions we had.
We were so impressed with your confident and warm nature that we decided to have you into our existing home to see if we would put our house on the market. You came to a follow-up meeting prepared with an abundant amount of research and up-to-date statistics. You displayed confidence in your calculations and in your ability to get the job done. It was an easy decision- you were hired. By taking your advice on pricing and staging of our home, a sold sign was displayed in only 10 days! Being a family of six with a dog, we were happy people! No more tiptoeing around, no more having to be out of the house at odd hours- it was done and we could proceed to purchase the home of our dreams.
Throughout both transactions, you acted with integrity and class and we are so very grateful to you for that. No matter what the concern or detail we wanted to discuss, you always made yourself available. It was evident to us that you were fully engaged in both the selling of our home and the purchase of our new one. Your dedication to us did not end once the deals were complete. Your warm welcome at our new home on closing day was delightful and we have appreciated hearing from you several times since that day.
It is clear that you genuinely care about the people you work with and we will definitely be recommending you to any of our friends and family that are considering buying/selling a home.

 

- John & Colleen

BUYING AND SELLING - A SUCCESSFUL STORY

I would like to start off by saying that until last summer I had never met a more professional, honest, and personable Realtor. Steven Hill is one of a very rare breed, someone you can trust to have your best interest at heart. He actually made us feel like we where his only clients. Always having time for anything we needed.
My husband and I are not really new to the selling or purchasing of homes. Over the past 30 years we have purchased 5 homes and sold 2 of these homes with one still on the market in northern Alberta.
We have dealt with a few Realtor's including one who is a family member. We have now found our realtor for life. We will never use anyone else but Steven Hill.
It was by chance that we met Steven. We were just driving around looking at open houses when we came upon one that was being held by Steven. When I asked him questions about the house and area he seemed to have the answers I was looking for. He was very personable and professional all at the same time. I asked him for his card and from that time on he was more then happy to work on our behalf.
With Steven's great marketing skills, he priced our home accordingly. The market was so slow that we where afraid that our house would never sell. Steven not only sold our house once but he sold it twice. Our first buyer fell through and we where just going to take it off the market for awhile when Steven asked that we leave it for another week or so and see what happens ,so we did. He sold it the second time and got us a better offer then the first.
He also was diligent in way he helped us to find the new home that was just right for us. This was no easy task for my husband really did not want to move and would only move if we found the house that had all of the things on his wish list (which changed several times).
Steven negotiated strongly and with confidence in both the sale and purchase of these homes. His attention to detail was beyond expectation.
I have and will continue to recommend Steven to anyone I meet who is buying or selling a home.

-Karen S.

SOLD IN LESS THAN 1 DAY FOR OVER $2500 OF LIST PRICE

Working with Steven Hill buying my acreage and selling my home was a great experience.

Steven was patient while finding the acreage that would fit my needs the best. Selling my old house was also a great experience. He priced my house according to the market and had it sold within 12 hours for more then we listed it for. I will use Steve to buy my next house!  

-Corey S

REALTOR FOR LIFE

The purpose of this letter is to help inform others of the great success and joy we found in utilizing Steven Hill of Royal LePage Ram Realty this past year.
My wife and I have had several experiences in the past selling and purchasing property. Not one of them had been as comfortable and exciting as our time with Steven Hill. Steven creates an environment of which your own personal feelings and opinions of a home are backed up with as much knowledge and resources as possible regarding the potential purchase. Our confidence moving forward throughout the negotiation period was as high as could be with Steven. As negotiations developed, it was said several times between my wife and I “I am sure glad we have Steven on our side!”
Perhaps the most positive aspect of dealing with Steven Hill was his ability to make you his priority, no matter the circumstance, severe or not. I know Steven held several clients during our experience with him, as one was my sister and another my mother in law. In each case, we were treated as if we were his only client, from details of the home, details of the community, the market, and simply attention to our needs or thoughts on the situation.
I would recommend Steven Hill to anyone interested in selling, purchasing, or simply inquiring about a home or property. His service and results go well beyond anything we had experienced in the past, or even imagined moving forward. I, my family, and my extended family have found their realtor for life!

-Stephen W

SOLD FOR 98.7% OF ASKING PRICE!

When we decided to list our home, we were concerned that the large number of homes and the softening market conditions were going to make the process very difficult and stressful.  After interviewing Steven Hill, we were extremely impressed with the highly detailed and area specific data Steven showed us.  We were also very impressed with his strategic approach to marketing.   Throughout the process, Steven kept us well informed about what was happening in the community, and with all the feedback from the showings.  We received 2 offers, and ended up selling our home in less time than we had expected for TOP DOLLAR!  We are very impressed with his professionalism, follow through, and the result that he delivered. We highly recommend Steven to anyone who is buying or selling a home!"

-Stephanie H

TRUSTED

From the first day we sat with Steve right up to possession day on our new home we have been absolutely thrilled with how Steve has helped, guided, and provided valuable insight throughout this entire process.


Steve has provided my family with an incredible feeling of satisfaction, and most importantly trust. Throughout this entire process Steve has had the best interests of my family first and for that I am forever grateful. It truly is tough to find people who genuinely still care for others, with Steve you will find this dying quality, for that I would, and will recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

- Dave W.

COMFORTABLE FIRST TIME BUYER

As a first time buyer and young girl inexperienced in anything realty, I must admit to feeling anxious about buying.  I had absolutely no idea where to begin, and am so grateful for the day I met Steven!  He was incredible at educating me throughout the whole process.  He helped prepare me through every step and offered suggestions as to what to be looking for.  I never once felt pressured or swayed, but felt 100% comfortable in taking my time to make the decisions I felt confident with.  Steven was incredibly prompt in responding to the thousands of questions I posed!  I am absolutely thrilled with my new home, and have Steven to thank for this! He also made this experience a fun one! His sense of humor offered a great sense of calm to my stressed nerves!  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this process!  Steven was quick to update me with any changes, and I truly feel he practices with honesty and integrity.  I am so thankful for his work and dedication and for how easy he made this experience!  

- Jenna

SATISFIED BUYERS

Thank you for your work in helping to find and steer us through the process of purchasing our new, amazing home. We had so much fun working with you, knowing all the while we were in very good and capable hands. Stephen and I want you to know just how much we have valued your careful attention to detail, your humor and especially your ability to put up with Stephen- not everyone gets his sense of humor! We have so appreciated you, your professionalism and your abilities through this whole process!      More than anything, though, we think you are truly a credit to your profession, and would definitely recommend you to anyone buying or selling their home!    

 

-Kara & Stephen

THE COMFORTABLE CHOICE

Just a little Thank-you for the amazing job done on selling the house. From the very beginning I felt comfortable in my choice of Realtors, you brought me realistic comparables in the area and a real expectation of what my property was worth. Your answers and input into improvements I am sure helped in getting  the real value out of this sale. Your marketing strategy speaks for itself, to sell a house in this economy so quickly is an attestation to your commitment and abilities. Communication was exceptional I was always kept in the loop and any calls or e-mails were returned promptly. Very much appreciated as I have been told I can be impatient at times. I look forward to working with you again and would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

-Dennis D.

SOLD IN 6 DAYS FOR 98.6% OF ASKING PRICE!

After receiving little serious traffic from our ‘For-Sale-By-Owner’ strategy, Steven offered us a unique model & the support to sell our home in a very short amount of time. Although we had developed great feature sheets and website information ourselves, featuring house specifics, floor plans & pictures, we needed greater exposure & a professional to take over the sale.

Steven knew exactly how to support us and correct some of our marketing and For-Sale-By-Owner program shortcomings. He sold our home in an incredible 6 days and successfully negotiated the possession date we were looking for.  We would definitely call on Steven for any future sales & recommend him to friends & family as well. We really appreciate working with Steven.

-Fraser & Jackie

FIRST TIME BUYER PERSPECTIVE

I recently purchased a house with Steven Hill acting as my Realtor.  He was quick to discern what I was looking for in a home and did not try to push me beyond my price range.  He informed me immediately of any new listings that might be of interest to me and was always available when it was convenient for me to view the properties.  Steven gave me sound advice and presented his ideas to me in a well thought out and logical manner.  He was friendly and easy-going, and a pleasure to work with.

-Gillian W.

SOLD FOR 97.5% OF ASKING PRICE!

This letter is a reference concerning Mr. Steven Hill of Royal LePage, Calgary, Alberta. We found Steven to be a very nice person, most helpful and pleasant in every way, most efficient and business oriented a credit to his company and his profession. We would recommend him to sell your home or sell a home to you. We were very pleased with his services and dedication in this very tough market and would not hesitate to recommend him as a Realtor and a friend.

-Jim & Maureen

SELLING & BUYING SUCCESS

I have worked with other realtor’s in the past and all though they were professional they were missing the passion that you have for your career.  As stressed out as I was you were always reassuring and spoke with the true facts of the market, community and value.  You made looking for places fun and enjoyable and truly found me the house I wanted.  I will never forget the day we opened the door and I said this is it, we don’t have to look anymore….then we continued to look at 11 more houses to compare to end up purchasing that first house.  Steve, you were always available to answer all of my many questions, you kept in touch with me through the 2.5 month time after the sale of my condo until possession of my house.  I always new I was taken care of with my best interest in mind.  I have already and will continue to recommend your services to family, friends, co-workers and anyone I meet.  You are my realtor forever and I look forward to my next sale / purchase with you there to help.

-Shana M.

A Long Story With A Great Outcome

I recently separated from my husband and it was a very stressful time in my life.  A friend from work recommended the realtor she had used in the past. She said that Steven Hill was kind and very professional and felt that my home purchase experience would be much better once I had met with him. I called Steven and he explained what I needed to do in order for him to represent me and we set up a meeting so we could discuss my preferences on a home. The meeting went well and he was very good and realized that I would be a picky home purchaser, but also that I wanted to find a home fairly quickly. Steven set up all the parameters into a search engine and I would get emails almost every day of a home for sale that may meet my criteria. Also, Steven had an app that could be loaded onto my phone that would help me find electricians, home inspectors, etc. We started quickly looking at homes and I never felt any pressure to buy a home and Steven would point items out to me on flooring or extras in a home that I should make note of. We found a home in Cranston (not the area I wanted to live in) that ticked all the boxes for me, but I fought to not be in that area. We went to look at a few other homes only to keep coming back to the Cranston home. The home was empty and ready for a new home owner and the price was considerably lower than the other two homes that I had put an offer on. Even though the price was right, Steven still managed to get a better price for the home by masterfully negotiating with the other realtor to bring the price down. Steven also understood my issues of what needed to be completed by my ex-husband in order to qualify for the home purchase so he had extended the conditions to almost 2 weeks. As a result of the extended home conditions I was able to get the home inspection completed and meet all the requirements set out by my mortgage broker so that I could waive conditions. Also, because the home was empty we were able to get an early home possession so that I could move into my new home and still have some summer to be able to sit outside with my dogs and enjoy the sun! Steven also showed me what a professional realtor does for you, not just with the home search, but with managing the lawyers and my mortgage broker.  He guided me through the entire process and he seemed to understand that I was in a very emotional state having to make this major home purchase on my own due to my divorce. A very scary prospect for anyone who has had to go through it and yet he managed to make me feel that I could do this all on my own. During the condition period he would be in contact with me every day to see how things were going on my end and make helpful suggestions on how to be able to meet my conditions with the bank. Once the conditions were waived he would reach out every few days to see how things were going and do a bit of count down on when I would be able to move into my home. I can honestly say that I would work with Steven again and would recommend him to anyone who was in the market for a new house (buying or selling). Sometimes things would seem so overwhelming and he has such a calm demeanor to him, but also very strong. I only wish that I could purchase a home every month so that I could continue to work with Steven Hill!


-Katrina C.

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