One recent Sunday morning, Stephen Moore found himself scurrying to make a bed, pick up toys, and hurry the family into a car. Except the family he was hustling out wasn`t his own. For over 20 years, Stephen has been helping his clients with all parts of their homework, from leading them through the most intricate contracts to taking the dog out before an open house.
It`s not just his North Carolina charm (although it helps) that makes Stephen`s clients say, “From the moment we met with him, Stephen treated us as if helping us sell our home and find a new house were the most important parts of his day.”
It is also his patient, clear communication style, combined with daring marketing ideas and unflinching negotiating skills, that reassure even the most nervous sellers and buyers. “His quiet persistence inspired us,” said another client. “Even when we were at our worst, Stephen led us through with insight, professionalism, and that dry sense of humor. He was strong without being aggressive.”
Stephen understands firsthand how emotional buying and selling a home can be, even for real estate veterans. When he`s not reviewing pages of disclosures or getting his hands (and knees) dirty weeding the planter box at a client`s home, he`s likely to be working on his own house. On a quiet day, you`ll find him working on the house he and his partner, Scott, have renovated near Mission Dolores or restoring their farm in western Sonoma County. As a buyer and seller, he has lived through the ins-and-outs of every kind of real estate transaction, including hustling his own kids—nine-year-old Zeke and four-year-old Stella—out the back door while buyers were coming in the front.
For Stephen Moore, no detail is too small, no complication too daunting. He has learned from his clients` families and from his own that homework isn`t hard when you have someone to help.