Stephen Johansen

Stephen Johansen



Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Leasing, Property Management, Landlord


Bridgewater State University - Bachelor of Arts, English, Concentration in Writing

University of Pittsburgh - Semester At Sea

Client Testimonials

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"We listed our place with a big realtor firm in the Boston area and signed an exclusive listing contract, only to be left disappointed and with many unanswered questions. It was on the market for seven long months before we listed it with Stephen Johansen. We wish we had done it sooner! We had an incredible experience with Stephen. From the day of our first meeting, he was there at every step to guide us and has always been incredibly patient in addressing any and all of our questions and concerns. He was very responsive and offered great advice, gaining our utmost trust. When listing with Stephen, we had our first showing just three days after listing. Stephen was always more than happy to assist with any questions we had about the process. We could not have asked for a better agent that we trust to list our property. We highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking to list their property!"-Teresa

"Definitely ask for Stephen, I would recommend him with 6 stars if possible. He found me a great condo, and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. He was patient, not pushy, listened to what I wanted and was completely honest with me. Not only that, he showed me a bunch of places to eat and enjoy in the area, which was perfect because I was new to the city. Plus he gave me a great perk package, with a bunch of things for my home that I really appreciated. Definitely super grateful that I found him, he made the move into my new home a pleasant and easy experience. Thank you!"-Tanya M.

"Stephen is the man, two thumbs up."-Kelsey L

"Thoroughly enjoyed working with Stephen Johansen. I never thought I'd have a positive experience with a realtor, but Stephen took the time to work with us and accommodate out specific needs. As soon as a beautiful place came on the market we were notified and closed on the property as quickly as possible. 100% recommend."-Alex O.

"Had an excellent experience with Stephen Johansen. From the time I emailed him about a listing I saw online to the time he handed me my new apartment keys (and thoughtful welcome goody bag!) he made it stress-free and professional and very accommodating. He was very responsive and patiently answered a million questions I had about the process, new property, etc. He provided thoughtful and expert solutions to tricky problems and offered many great ideas to help me along the way, including advice on how to list my current apartment online to find a sublettor so I could move into my new place without losing money, estimated room sizes for me, even advised on furniture arrangement and storage solutions -- all things well above and beyond his job description. The paperwork process and additional administrative parts of the move were handled professionally and fast. I received copies of everything I signed and never felt rushed, pressured or tricked - all things that can really muddy the house(apartment)-hunting experience. I highly recommend Stephen if you're looking to make a move in the Boston area. High quality, trustworthy and very customer-service oriented. Thank you Stephen for helping me scoop up my dream place!"-Nicole B.

"Stephen was SUPER helpful and patient! Helped find us a great place and answered all our questions! Highly recommend working with him!!"-Kayla C.

"Easily the best realtor I've ever dealt with! Stephen helped us find a great place, and was honest with us and readily available throughout the whole process, and just made the entire process a lot easier than it should have been."-Keith K.

"I had such a great experience working with Stephen. He was very responsive to our initial inquiry about a rental unit. I appreciate that he was willing to accommodate my work schedule for a second showing of the unit even though my partner viewed the unit a couple of days prior. The lease signing process was communicative and clear. He patiently answered all of our questions before signing the lease, and showed up on our day of our move in to make sure everything went smooth. We are extremely happy with our home. I would definitely work with him in the future."-Janet

"Steve is a pleasure to work with. Knowing Steve for years he is definitely someone I can trust and rely on. His calm and professional demeanor ensure transactions are handled smoothly. Getting a deal done during a pandemic - Stephen is willing to go above and beyond. Highly recommend!"-Aaron

"Stephen was a pleasure to work with. He's very detail-oriented and a great mediator between parties involved, making our transactions go smoothly. He has good knowledge with neighborhoods of our interest. He also cares that we're satisfied/happy concerning all things and always strive to meet our needs."-Jongsoo

"I contacted Stephen Johansen after hearing how really good of an Agent he was from a friend who he helped tremendously. When we first met him, we liked his personality immediately. He explained that his job is more service than sales. He proved that time and again with his thorough knowledge of home construction and the local market. Every time we viewed a new property he would perform a methodical inspection, looking for signs of problems and commenting on the quality of construction, finish, appliances, etc. Stephen also led us through multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a price we were comfortable with. In the end we found the home that was perfect for us - we can't thank him enough!! We will be sure to contact him when buying another house for sure!!"

"I contacted Stephen before arriving in Boston because I was moving from another state. He very quickly together a list of units for me to view being very reasonable and logical on how he organized the list. He was very knowledgeable about construction of the house informing me not only of the current state if the house but also future issues that we may run into. He has a great personality that made me feel comfortable about telling him what I was looking for and what I am not. I was able to find what I had in mind and I owe it largely to Stephen. I would recommend to my friends moving to Boston to contact Stephen without hesitation." - Ned

"It is our immense pleasure to recommend Stephen from the Johansen Group as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for their ideal home. We liked Stephen right away, for his charismatic, warm, friendly, welcoming family guy, helpful, informative ways. He is a true professional and a genuine realtor! He truly loves what he does, has great knowledge of the market, is patient and truly finds joy in finding the perfect property for his clients! Stephen guided us through every step of the selling/buying process. He took diligent notes regarding our very specific needs/wants in our search for the perfect family home as well as gave us excellent advice on selling our existing home. Stephen made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale in the best neighborhoods, for the ultimate best prices as well! We found Stephen to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customer, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. Stephen is highly personable with an engaging personality. He was very honest about some changes that we needed to make in our house to attract buyers quickly, and his advice worked like a charm (sold on DAY 1) and for more than we expected! We are thrilled with the sale of our home. The process was handled smoothly and professionally from start to finish! Stephen not only was extremely instrumental in selling our home but he also assisted in buying our new one. A master with the contract negotiations, he came up with a deal that was good for us and made the sellers happy as well. We also very much appreciated his great referrals for a mortgage broker and lawyer who were both exceptional and would have been hard to find on our own! We are more than pleased to recommend Stephen from the Johansen Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is straightforward, honest and extremely knowledgeable. He is hands down the best in the business and the most incredible real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. If, we ever need to move again, he will (not a doubt) be our first choice (only choice) to represent us as our real estate agent. Thank you Stephen – GREAT JOB!!! Very Happy Homeowners" - Jay & Victoria

Stephen’s background in teaching is the backbone of his client experience. His ability to break-down and effectively communicate the seemingly overwhelming real estate buying, selling and leasing processes into easy, understandable pieces is key for his clients. Working in several different countries, states and cities with culturally diverse populations has given him the patience, perspective, and negotiation skills necessary to be successful in our ever-changing world. He is passionate about real estate and loves using his skills to help tutor his buyers and sellers about the ins and outs of the local Greater Boston real estate market.

Leveraging his 7 years of experience in leasing, sales, and property management, Stephen is able to advise his clients, be it a first-time home buyer, seasoned home-owner or savvy investor, not only on the process of the transaction but also on the value of their investment based on its location, amenities, and potential rental income. He’s adept at knowing which updates and renovations will add the most value and maximize his clients’ return on their investment. Above all he is skilled at finding the right home for his buyer or renter and the right buyer for his seller.

Stephen seeks every day, in every interaction and transaction, to act honorably and educate where possible, or seek out answers for himself and for his clients. He is extremely loyal and will bring his considerable skills to bear for his clients to ensure a smooth, seamless, and stress-free transaction for all involved.

Stephen is a member of the Ellen + Janis Team. Please click here to see their exclusive listings.

Stephen Johansen’s Listings

Listed By Compass
111 Perkins Street, Unit 032

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

2 BD
1 BA
1,134 SF