In addition, he has an amazing eye for interior design which is a big plus in a real estate agent. I highly recommend Stephen!
We couldn't be happier.
He combines highly refined design and construction skills with an encyclopedic knowledge of the inventory and nuances of residential real estate in Maine. I don't know of another broker who has the vision that Stephen Peck has to both help a customer identify a property and then convert it into their dream home. He is exceedingly smart, talented, resourceful and an absolute pleasure to work with.
A pleasure to work with!
With his extensive background in interior design and real estate development, he was instrumental in offering suggestions for improvements and styling / staging that helped emphasize the property's best features. More importantly he made the process enjoyable and kept me laughing even during the stress of the move. I had such a great experience with him on the sale that we've now engaged him as a buyer's agent!
This past year we became more serious about the venture and spoke with Stephen. We live in Pennsylvania so it was a bit challenging. The property had some "issues" that we needed to work through and it took longer to close than we anticipated. Through it all Stephen remained calm and did his best to keep us calm as well. He does have great vision and insight and it was a pleasure to work with him. Highly recommend him as a great realtor!
We never felt rushed by him and he had great insights. It takes a special person to see possibilities in a lot where there are only trees and rocks and Stephen is that person. It also takes skill to navigate today's tight market and Stephen has those skills. We highly recommend him and we have already recommended him to our daughter!
He got us organized and made a plan for what we could take with us. His support and availability made the moving process much easier.
He has a keen ability to recognize when a house or property has potential and is truly something special.
He made the entire process incredibly easy. He was always available to take calls, was very quick to reply to emails and always kept me in the loop on how things were moving. Not only did Stephen answer my questions, but he took the time to educate me on all that goes into purchasing a home. I cannot recommend his services enough!
As a trained architect, I knew the place had tremendous potential, however it was Stephen who convinced me to retain the historical features of the house and respect it's integrity while adding the modern touches that I longed for in ways that are subtle and elegant. Stephen's keen eye is an invaluable asset as is his ability to be a great listener. I have no doubt that his client's needs will be met with respect as well as with reassuring confidence and successful outcomes.
Home buying/selling is stressful, especially if it's your first time. Stephen has the unique experience of having been both a buyer and seller many times himself so he has true compassion for where his clients are. He has real personal experiences to draw on that help guide his clients through the process. He also is very calm and thoughtful about the strategy and approach needed depending on market trends, client interests and home attributes. While no part of him feels or acts like a "salesman" he knows how to sell. Because of his interior design knowledge, he knows how to stage a home using only what you already have. Even though we were selling, the photos he got of our house made us want to buy it all over again! He also knows how to help you consider pricing and how to create an environment that makes buyers feel comfortable and able to picture themselves living in the house during a showing. I would make Stephen my agent every time if I could.
He was inquisitive as to my needs and responsive to my answers. He did not feel like a "stranger" to me. He was so easy to work with - so in tune. He told me that I was easy to please, but I'm not. He just kept getting it right. The most telling thing about the experience is, I believe, that if I had it to do again, I wold not change a single thing. I am that happy.
Whether it's buying/selling homes or designing/restoring or building/renovating projects, Stephen operates with clarity, precision, passion and integrity. He also happens to be a creative genius and a super nice guy. We bought our first house from Stephen years ago and it was an absolute gem. We have consulted with him on various projects over the years and without fail, his 360 degree sense of form, function, scope, scale and execution have been outstanding. He just gets it!
He was instrumental in identifying the raw potential in my property and helping me navigate all the decisions that turned it into my home. I still walk down the stairs and think of what he said to me about how happy a small design choice will make me every day. Lucky you who get to tap into all his talents!
It was truly refreshing to work with someone who's singular focus is on real estate and design. He listened to what I needed, educated me on the full process, gave me options and advocated for me every step of the way. He has a keen sense of properties and their design, [as well as] county and neighborhood regulations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a great network which none of my previous agents were able to deliver; going so far as to check with the city on multiple occasion related to flood zoning, permitting and the like. If and when I but another property, I won't need to look any further than Stephen Peck and nor should you!
He is incredibly thoughtful and thorough in his approach. He listens and remembers even the smallest detail. Stephen is honest and will go out of his way for you. His humor made a difficult process easier and when the sale was made we were left knowing we'd miss our regular communications with him. You are in great hands with Stephen.
He sees the bones in old houses and has the imagination to conceive a new one. And he has great taste and style!