Overall 5 star rating out of 19 reviews
"Steve was perfect in all elements. This was a difficult deal, and pre and post transaction he was extremely supportive, ethical, and advised us in the best way. His professionalism is unparalleled. I would recommend Steve to my closest friends and family, in fact I already have. People don't realize the difference it makes when you have an excellent real estate professional in your corner, it is incredible value. Steve is of the highest character and we really enjoyed working with him."
"Steve was very knowledgeable of the Arlington Heights area. We knew very little of the area, and Steve gave us great information on the local amenities, parks and schools. He was very willing to take us on as many showings as we requested and accommodated several last minute requests. As this was our first home purchase, Steve was very thorough on explaining the purchase and negotiation process."
"Steve worked with my wife and I for seven months (seven!) to ensure that we found the perfect home. Steve was always available and went above and beyond to ensure our happiness. We would highly recommend working with Steve and @Properties to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home."
"Steve was a tremendous help in finding the perfect property for our family!! After finding the home, him and his team were made the process incredibly smooth and easy!"
"I found Steve through a mutual connection at Church and Steve was more than accommodating and responsive to meeting around our schedule. He showed up for our first meeting at our house on a Saturday in a suit to discuss his philosophy and what he could provide for us. One of those skills was his ability to do appraisals, he ended up encouraging us to list our home 10% above what we hoped at best to sell it for. Within two weeks of listing it we had 9 private showings and 2 dozen people come through our open house. Our home sold within 4% of asking price. Finally, he helped us find our forever home that we could only be able to afford because of his ability to sell our home well above what we though we could. Bottom line, If you're shopping for a realtor Steve is well worth your time to pick up the phone and spend 5 minutes to hear how he can best support you!"
"Steve's the best! He's knowledgeable, smart, takes action, and works hard to help meet your needs. Our house sold in one day in large part to his strategy and work. I highly recommend him!"
"Steve McEwen was an invaluable resource in selling my home this Spring. Prior to placing my home on the market, he sat down and tried to understand my objectives and provided valuable insight deciding how to price my home from recent sale and market data. He also was thorough on discussing what to expect which made the process less overwhelming.
Steve has an extremely strong work ethic and extremely responsive. You always know that you are a priority and will go the extra mile to do anything possible to market your home to sell (open houses, calling other agents, mailings and using his network to obtain referrals).
Steve helped me sell my home in a relatively short time frame and was also very thorough on representing my interest and covered all bases in negotiating the contract and sale price. Steve did not just want to get a contract, he wanted to make sure that he got the best price and terms for his client. He is an excellent negotiator!
Selling your home can be a very daunting process by hiring Steve McEwen and his team, you know that you will have a positive experience and successful sale. Highly recommend!"
"First class service from beginning to end. Even today months after we moved in, they still help when needed. Taking into consideration our "must have" list MCM came up with creative and thoughtful suggestions that led to successful home purchase. Cannot recommend Steve and Robin enough. MCM - Must Contact the McEwen's!"
"Steve helped us find our perfect home before it was even officially listed on MLS. Steve is extremely professional, courteous, and diligent in his work, so we highly recommend him for others seeking homes in the Chicago area."
"Steve helped me sell and purchase my condos in Lincoln Park. He had been referred to me by my sister-in-law and, had I looked at the types of (larger, more expensive) properties he normally handles, I likely wouldn't have reached out to him for my small condominium. But, naively, I did, and Steve and his team treated me with an extraordinary level of service, attention and respect I didn't expect. My listing was priced right, and I had multiple offers within 12 hours. My condo was ultimately sold over listing price. Also, as I relied on him for referrals to a mortgage broker and an attorney, the people he recommended turned out to be the best partners for both my sale/purchase transactions, which turned out to be complicated. I couldn't have asked for a better team. Throughout this stressful time, Steve was constantly in touch and, even after close, he checked in to make sure I'd settled in all right. I feel extremely fortunate and grateful to have worked with Steve and his team during this stressful time in my life. They made the process immeasurably easier."
"Steve McEwen is an outstanding realtor with the highest level of professionalism. My family and I had the pleasure of working with Steve on three real estate transactions this year, across a wide range of house values. From a smaller investment property sale to the sale of our existing home and the purchase of a new one, Steve provided excellent service that resulted in three closings. He is extremely responsive, and made us feel like we were his only client. He provided accurate ranges of values for the homes we were selling, giving us the best case and most likely outcomes so we were able to make informed decisions. On our home purchase, he helped us make an excellent decision by providing the right comparable sales and values, advice on interior and exterior work and the related costs, and insight into the neighborhood, schools, and projected values in the future.
Steve’s friendly and outgoing demeanor allowed him to work closely with the other agents to ensure we had our property priced correctly, getting quick feedback after open houses and showings. He also made sure everyone stayed on track for a smooth and successful closing. Lastly, he has an extensive network of contacts at other brokers to provide insight into values, as well as contacts you need for a sale or purchase, such as painters, handymen, inspectors, and lawyers. I highly recommend Steve McEwen and his agency, McEwen Marketing. They definitely “make Chicago move”, and I would not hesitate to use him again."
"We worked with Steve selling our house. We were very impressed and happy with the marketing he brought to the table. We had a lot of interest (many showings quickly and great turnout for the open house). Steve was definitely able to get word out and generate a buzz around the sale of our house.We also thought that Steve brought a lot of experience and knowledge to the negotiation. We learned a lot working with Steve on the negotiation and were very pleased with the result. Steve also worked with the appraiser to make sure they had all the right comps to insure our appraisal came through with a fair price. The final result was a timely sale for more than our asking price. Steve also stepped up to help us through some issues that we had with the builder of our new house. Steve did not shy away from some difficult conversations. He was instrumental in helping us resolve some major issues with the builder."
"Steve was there for us at every turn. The sale of our home of 45 years was very emotional for us and he was able to move our sale very quickly which really helped to lesson prolonged anxiety."
"Steve is the best in the biz - down to every detail! When considering your biggest purchase you’ll every make in your lifetime, Steve and his team offer the knowledge and expertise to put you at ease and know you made the right choice. Highly recommended."
"We recently moved from downtown Chicago to the suburbs and Steve McEwen was our real estate agent. This was our first home purchase and as such, our time spent in the search for our new home was significant. We looked at homes in varying price ranges and with that saw at least 50+ homes in our search over an extended time. Steve was there ready and informed about each house (more so than the selling agent on a number of occasions). He also helped us to be cautious in our approaches to homes he thought may stretch us to our budgetary limit (ie taxes, up keep, accurate estimations of renovations). Importantly, not once did we ever feel pressured for a particular home or that we were bothering him with our emails/phone calls - essentially 24/7 availability. He was immediately responsive to all our questions and concerns. We ultimately found a great house for a great price since Steve helped us with those negotiations. The best part was in this whole process we always felt as if we had a friend on our side, who went above and beyond many times, and not just an agent going through the motions of "just doing his job". I would highly recommend Steve McEwen to any one looking for a home…The Force is strong with this one!"
"This is our second time working with Steve and our second experience was just as pleasant as our first. We were in a time crunch to sell our condo and Steve's expertise allowed us to sell our condo very quickly. We met with Steve to discuss our desired list price and the condo closed within the price range he felt our place warranted. We did an extensive remodel and wanted to list our property for more but Steve's knowledge of the market and our neighborhood was spot on, we ended up receiving 3 solid offers. Steve coached us through the negotiation process, one being patience, and we ended up very happy with the closing process (sale price/inspection/credits/etc).
Steve kept us updated through the entire process via phone calls/text messages/emails, we felt like we were his only clients event thought we know he is a busy man.
We highly recommend Steve and will continue to go back to him for all our realtor needs. We have referred him to friends and they also have nothing but praise for Steve and his professionalism during both the buy and sale side.
If you need a realtor look no further than Steve and his team."
"Steve McEwen was a very helpful Real Estate Professional. He was instrumental in selling my mom’s home and she liked his professionalism. In working with Steve first hand, he displayed his skill and expertise on home selling. He provided listings of houses of comparable prices in our area. This allowed us to fashion an equivalent selling price of our home. He kept us informed of interested customers, potential buyers and helped us along throughout the selling process. Steve McEwen was very accommodating to our needs and requests. Steve did a GREAT job!"
"Very helpful and professional!!! Steve walked us through the whole process and was always available for showings. Steve also was open to negotiating hard for us which we really appreciated."
"Steve not only found our perfect home, he made it possible to relocate from Ohio effortless and fun! We were able to close on our home and move in within a few weeks! He has taken the time to call us after closing to be sure all of our needs are met! Steve is not just a realtor, but a trusted friend! Thank you Steve!!"
"Steve is one of those exceptional Realtors that goes beyond the expected and pulls the proverbial "rabbit out of the hat" in getting your dream home and your house sold quickly - what ever the value is of your home ( $1-2 million homes in this economy is no challenge for Steve) and at your price!!!"
"I’ve known Steve for years as a friend so I felt safe signing up with @properties because of the strength of Steve's character. The question then was, "How well can Steve swim upstream? I.e. “How fast can he sell our place in a housing market that is unhealthy"? I work for a bank and am all too familiar with the housing industry right now. Steve totally went the extra mile for us. He sat with us and gave us honest feedback on the improvements we should do to make to our place to 'show' well to potential clients. The photography and presentation on line of our home was outstanding. The 'for sale' sign outside our home was so large and detailed that it gave a good story to passersby. Where friends of ours who had properties on the market for several months before us had one or two showings, we had 12 in the first few weeks. Steve comes out of the gate fast knowing the first few weeks are critical. WE SOLD. Can Steve McEwen swim upstream? Oh Yes. If you are afraid to sell in this market, let Steve handle it. His professionalism, person ability and aggressive marketing can overcome a dull housing market. People still need to buy property. Let Steve do it for you. You will not be disappointed."
"Steve served as my agent when I recently purchased a condominium. He is hard-working, personable and has a reassuring personality in what can be a stressful time. There were several contract negotiations where agreement was not reached but Steve was patient and in the end, we found an incredible place within my price range and targeted area. I will certainly use Steve again in the future."
"Steve goes that extra mile and takes the time to get to know his clients so that he can find the perfect place for them. He found me the perfect home!"
"Steve really knows the city of Chicago and what the value of property is throughout the different neighborhoods. Steve helped us price our home for a quick sale, but we still sold at a price that met our needs. That's tough to do in today's condo market. Steve also is familiar with the neighborhoods and helped us find the best home in the best neighborhood that we could afford. Steve continued to work for us even after we moved to make sure we did not have any problems in the transition. I would highly recommend Steve for future real estate transactions."
"Steve came as a recommendation from one of my friends. What I loved best about Steve is that he went above and beyond for us in finding a place to live. He is very good about keep in contact with clients and has a knack for quickly finding a good fit based on what you’re looking for. Steve was very reliable, patient; well connected and made it known that he valued our business. I look forward to working with him when I make my next Real Estate purchase."
"Steve did a great job selling our home, which was an expensive home by comparison to the neighborhood. I feel that we got the best price possible given the market conditions. My wife and I were both very happy that we were able to sell when we did. Related to our home purchase, my mortgage broker commented that Steve did a great job following through on providing the information needed to keep the deal going. Steve kept in contact with all parties involved to keep everyone informed as up to date as possible."
"Steve is a rare find. I meet hundreds of Agents every year and have found that many do not possess the character, integrity, market knowledge, and selfless commitment to his clients as Steve Mc Ewen."
"I have been in sales for 10 years and I was more than impressed. Steve McEwen exceeded my expectations. In fact, until I worked with Steve, I truly thought I would never work with an agent. Steve completely changed my stereotypes of real estate agents. He is a rare breed! I would strongly recommend to anyone and everyone! An exceptional listener and an even better communicator, Steve’s patience and expertise was instrumental in seeing our complicated transaction through till the end!"
"My sister hired Steve McEwen last year as her broker when was buying a home in Lincoln Park. Since I’m a homebuilder she asked me to be involved. I was impressed with Steve right from the start. His professionalism, work ethic and deep knowledge of every aspect of the Chicago real estate market was obvious, as was his caring for people.
I'm a partner at Lexington Homes, Chicago's oldest local home builder. Running Sales and Marketing, I'm even more critical of broker proficiency than your average client. I've worked with myriad residential brokers and agents in both the city and suburbs over many years. Steve is indeed one of the finest residential broker agents I've ever come across. He’s totally focused, has passion for what he does, operates with the highest of integrity and treats his clients with utmost respect.
My sister knew she wanted to be in Lincoln Park or Lakeview but coming from the suburbs didn’t know the intricacies of these neighborhoods, and had little previous experience with city housing types. Her targeted purchase price was 1½ to 2 million dollars. As good luck would have it, Laurie happened into one of Steve’s open houses. They connected, and with patience, focused listening and planning he helped guide her through different neighborhoods and housing types, until they landed on what turned out to be perfect all around. Then Steve handled the negotiations like a pro, handling Laurie with kid gloves while negotiating tough with the seller. Everyone was thrilled with both the outcome and the new connections.
I, myself own a home in Lincoln Park. Whenever I decide to sell I can assure you that I’ll list with Steve. And coming from a 25 year Chicago home builder who knows most established residential brokers in Chicago, that says a lot!"
"Steve has had the “pleasure” of working for me at least three times, maybe more. Steve is everything you look for in an employee; he works hard, has talent, integrity and understands the big picture. He also puts other people first, which is unusual for air-talent. The best recommendation I can give is, as I sometimes “threaten” Steve, I would hire him again in minute."
"Steve is a professional and diligent broker."
"I had the privilege of having Steve represent me when selling my condo recently in Chicago. Steve is incredibly responsive and was a trusted advisor in all aspects of showing and preparing my condo for sale. I found it refreshing that Steve was honest in setting proper expectations but then proceeded to make every effort to obtain the best price for my unit. Steve went above and beyond in marketing my condo and ultimately found the right buyer in just a few months. Steve also recommended one of the better closing attorneys I have ever worked with.
I cant say enough good things about Steve and would highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Chicago. I have never worked with a realtor who continued to stay in touch after our business was concluded even though I no longer live in the Chicago area. Sign of a true professional."
"I've worked with Steve last year as a buyer and as a closing attorney for his clients for almost a year. I can't say enough about Steve's experience, sound judgment, attention to detail, customer service and his determination to get a deal closed. I wholeheartedly recommend him for all areas of the acquisition/disposition of real estate."
"Steve is always great to work with. He's very knowledgeable, thoughtful, comprehensive, honest and genuine. Steve goes out of his way to make sure that you are happy. Most importantly, I trust Steve with my business."
"Steve is an amazing realtor who helped me sell my condo in less than 24 hours, and found me a new home in 3 outings. He was AWESOME in terms of pricing my condo to sell at a fair price--and he was equally AWESOME at finding a new home in my price range, and dealing with my particularly picky taste! Steve was involved with me through both processes all the way through. He helped navigate a couple troublesome spots with ease, and he has continued to follow up with me to help me with the "extras" one might need after moving into a new home. If I were to rate Steve, I would give him 10 Stars, not just 5...he's that good. If you're looking for a good realtor, you can really go anywhere. If you're looking for a superb realtor, you need to call Steve McEwen."
"Steve McEwen and his team are the best. We loved how patiently they listened to our requirements and helped us find the right home. On top of that, Steve was very accommodating to our requests and scheduling viewings. Steve knows a lot about Chicago neighborhood and that helped us find the right home. I definitely recommend Steve for all your real estate needs."
"Steve did a fantastic job selling my home, he was great at walking me through the process of the sale. It took less then 24 hours to have the offer I wanted which was a bit above market value. Steve also aided me looking for a new apartment to rent. He was very hands on and patient with me listening to my requests. He is in the top of his profession and I will use him in the future."
""This is our second condo we've bought with Steve, and again, it was an incredible experience. A testimonial for him should just be the fact that we sold our condo, bought and closed on our new one in just 5 weeks. He knew the best way to put our place on the market, the best way to deal with potential buyers of our property, and how to work with the sellers of the property we wanted to buy. One of the best things about dealing with Steve is that he gets down to business learning about his clients extremely fast. He knows their personalities, he knows how to find the right place for them based on that. I cannot possibly recommend him enough, and I have recommended him a lot." -Griffin & Allie Baron, Uptown Chicago"
""Our broker, Steve McEwen, was a pleasure to work with. He's very professional, attentive, energetic and a genuinely nice guy. He promptly returned all our calls and emails, and made himself available anytime we needed help or advice. As first time home buyers, he also took the time to explain certain processes/steps and made us feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Steve, as well as @properties, to anyone looking to buy or list a property." - Brett & Diana Bell, Ukrainian Village, Chicago"
"Steve was fantastic and he made our, what was anticipated to be a very stressful & frustrating process, smooth and simple!! -Brian Carlson, Arlington Heights"
""Steve McEwen gets it done! I have known Steve since 1997 from the Radio Days and since then found him to be a man of his word. Working with Steve in the capacity of finding my first condo has been nothing short of a great experience. He is a detail oriented guy who brought solid suggestions and points of view to the table. I will always recommend Steve." - Jeff Delgado, Rogers Park, Chicago"
""Steve McEwen and his team are the best. We loved how patiently they listened to our requirements and helped us finding the right home. On top of that, Steve was very accommodating our request and scheduling viewings. Steve knows a lot about Chicago's neighborhood and that helped us find the right home. Will definitely recommend Steve." - Chandra Deolal, Bucktown, Chicago"
"This is my second time purchasing and selling with Steve McEwen and I wouldn't go anywhere else. We had a few weird offers that fell through but each time that very weekend Steve would get us another offer. He was right on with the price and at no time did I feel pressured to lower the price or make property changes. He worked with us through the whole process and was very encouraging in everything. I would totally recommend Steve McEwen to my family, friends, and anyone about to enter the property market. -Paul Fowler, Lakeview Chicago"
""Steve McEwen helped me sell my home is less than a week. I met with another broker (RedFin) that told me I couldn't sell my house anywhere near the price I ended up selling it for (a 20% increase)!!. When you sell your home you want to get the best price and the largest network. Steve gave us the right price and the largest network." -Paul & Heather Fowler, Lakeview Chicago"
""Great broker, top notch and always responsive. Kept me up to date on everything with my condo. We got a great price and even better service!" - Michael Gallagher, West Loop, Chicago"
""My broker, Steve McEwen was impressive by his knowledge, professionalism and expertise. He sold my property 6 days after it was listed!! His marketing skills were the best in getting my property sold in Park Ridge. I will definitely use him again and refer him to anyone who needs to sell their property!" -Liz Jastrzebski, Park Ridge"
""Steve McEwen has been a great person to work with. From the moment we met him, we knew he is someone we can trust. Steve has not only met our expectations but has exceeded them ten fold! Steve is truly a pleasure to work with." - Harry & Francesca Karydes, Arlington Heights"
""Steve did a nice job of educating interested parties on all the features and benefits our property had to offer. We were very pleased with his timely feedback and professionalism throughout the selling process." -Jeff & Julie Katigan, Arlington Heights"
""Steve McEwen was a consummate professional in every way. He was responsive to our schedule and feedback in setting up properties to view and we found our home on the very first day of looking with him, due to the excellent research he did for us. He was with us every step of the way and we are very pleased with our new home - we couldn't have done it without him!" - Martin Kehe, Ravenswood, Chicago"
""Steve is a fantastic broker. He is incredibly communicative and worked very hard on our behalf in a difficult situation...as if he were our friend...which he became. I'd recommend him to everyone! And have...." - Nicole Klinkhamer, East Village, Chicago"
""Steve is great at his job and so is his team! He was answered all my questions in a timely fashion and always kept me informed of any developments in the sale of my condo units. More importantly Steve was able to tell me the hard truths when I need to hear it regarding the properties." -Ada Li, Edgewater, Chicago"
""Steve McEwen did a great job saving this land deal in Arlington Heights!" -Bill Rotolo, Lexington Homes."
"Love our new place!! Thanks for all your help and expertise in helping us find and ultimately close on our wonderful new home Steve! - George Skordilis, Laekview Chicago"
""We have not met a better or more professional agent. Steve McEwen sold our home twice. Both times the price was over list. When the first deal fell through Steve had an equal offer from a new buyer within a week, and we closed in 30 days. We cannot be happier. Steve McEwen is the best real estate agent we have ever met. Thank you!" -John Sostak, West Town, Chicago"
""Steve was a pleasure to work with. He was always accessible, knowledgeable and willing to help us modify our search when we kept changing our minds about location."Matt & Layla Strothoff, Glen Ellyn"
"Steve worked with my wife and I for seven months (seven!) to ensure that we found the perfect home. Steve was always available and went above and beyond to ensure our happiness. We would highly recommend working with Steve and @properties to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home. Brian & Jami Zisook, Skokie"
""It was a delight to work with Steve. Thanks to him we have found a home in Chicago! We found is suggestions and recommendations extremely valuable. He understood our very specific needs and navigated us through the process - property rate comparisons, assessments, trends, assessment, inspection, closing to finding the right interior designer and handyman help." -Anu and Anjan Asthana, Millenium Park, Chicago"
"I was impressed with Steve McEwen right from the start. His professionalism, work ethic and deep knowledge of every aspect of the Chicago real estate market is obvious. Steve is indeed one of the finest residential broker agents Ive ever come across. Hes totally focused, has passion for what he does, operates with the highest of integrity and treats his clients with utmost respect." -Jeff Benach, Co-Principal Lexington Homes"
"Steve McEwen did a terrific job selling my custom luxury home in Lake Forest. I had listed the property with other brokers for many years without receiving a satisfactory offer. Steve gave us maximum marketing exposure by sending out a press release to the local and national media to enhance the marketability and credibility of our critically acclaimed home by Architectural Digest. Our home was featured on NBC-TVs Open House and Chicago Sun-Times Splash Magazine on the same day. The result, the next day, not only did we receive the highest offer for our property in over four years, we also became the highest luxury home sale in Lake Forest in 2012. Steve, a job well done!" -Ron Benach, Founder of Lexington Homes & Concord Homes | Chicago Association of REALTORS "Hall of Fame""
""I've worked with Steve last year as a buyer and as a closing attorney for his clients for almost a year. I can't say enough about Steve's experience, sound judgment, attention to detail, customer service and his determination to get a deal closed. I wholeheartedly recommend him for all areas of the acquisition/disposition of real estate." -Paul Bennett II, Chicago"
""We felt that Steve took a personal interest in selling our mother's house (estate sale). My family greatly appreciated his efforts. Steve made a house over a 100 years-old look great." -Doug Bertagna, Chicago"
"Steve came as a recommendation from one of my friends. What I loved best about Steve is that he went above and beyond for us in finding a place to live. Steve was very reliable, patient; well connected and made it known that he valued our business. I look forward to working with him when I make my next Real Estate purchase. -Kevin & Lindsay Burrell, Logan Square, Chicago"
""I dont spend the time to write testimonials, but I feel compelled to do so for Steve McEwen. Throughout my 30+ year career in new home construction I have been told that a great real estate agent can achieve a greater sales price for your home or property. I have been suspicious until meeting and working with Steve.Steve has a great deal of knowledge with architecture, floor plans and desirable features in the home. He listens and absorbs your knowledge to improve his presentation, is a great problem solver and obviously has an engaging personality. He knows his neighborhoods and the local housing market intimately, he returns voicemails and emails with lightning speed, he is up on and uses the latest technology and he has a great network. Last and most important, Steve represents the highest level of integrity, honesty, sincerity and trustworthiness.I highly recommend Steve McEwen for all your real estate needs." Best regards, Kevin Davis | President | Fairfield Custom Homes"
""Steve was highly recommended to me by my cousin who is a mortgage broker and has worked with numerous realtors. I had high expectations and he did not disappoint. Steve helped me both sell and buy condos in the Bucktown area. Before I listed my condo he made a number of suggestions for small upgrades that I could make to add value without making a big investment. I truly believe without those changes I wouldn't have sold my unit or would have gotten significantly less. Throughout the process Steve managed to be a straight shooter and tell me the truth while remaining positive and making me feel positive and calm. During negotiations he was helpful and patient. When it came time to buy Steve very quickly got a sense of what I was looking for and the places he suggested I liked much better than what I picked! Steve was respectful of my budget but encouraged me to run different numbers to see what different prices looked like in terms of monthly payments. I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Steve and recommend him to everyone I know. I wouldn't even consider not using him the next time I am looking to buy or sell." -Jill Emerson, Bucktown, Chicago"
""Steve McEwen is a first class real estate professional. He is knowledgeable, personable, and trustworthy. Steve's communication was impeccable throughout the whole process. All phone calls were answered or returned promptly and emails answered in a timely manner. You can trust Steve McEwen for your real estate needs. Steve sets the standard for what a great real estate agent should be." - Dan Fina, Lakeview, Chicago"
"We really appreciated Steves time and effort he put into our purchase within a challenging time frame. -Kosuke Fukudome, formerly Chicago Cubs"
""Steve was always very communicative and kept us informed about the progress of the sale of the house. The first time the house sold the deal fell apart at the day before it was to close. Steve let me know immediately and said I have kept the names of those who have showed interest and I will put the house back on the market immediately and call all those who have viewed the property. The house sold within 24 hours of the house going back on the market and we had three offers. Steve's immediate action was the main reason for the fast Sale. I am convinced of that." --Keith Foley, North Mayfair, Chicago"
"I have been in sales for 10 years and I was more than impressed. Until I worked with Steve, I truly thought I would never work with an agent. Steve exceeded my expectations. Steve completely changed my stereotypes of real estate agents. He is a rare breed! I would strongly recommend to anyone and everyone! An exceptional listener and an even better communicator, Steves patience and expertise were instrumental in seeing our complicated transaction through till the end. -Michael & Lizz Gallagher, Ukrainian Village, Chicago"
"Steve goes that extra mile and takes the time to get to know his clients so that he can find the perfect place for them. He found me the perfect home! -Laurie Hoke, West Loop, Chicago"
""My husband and I were introduced to Steve as a referral but really enjoyed getting to know Steve and working with him. Steve made himself very available to us. He always communicated with us in a timely manner and has great follow up skills. He was conscience of our time frames especially when we had sold our home and needed to find another quick. Steve stayed very neutral and didn't try to sway our decision but instead helped us to narrow down what was the best house for our family. Since we were moving from the city to Elmhurst, Steve gave us lots of information about the town itself. It was good to work with someone who was familiar with the area. Steve did a great job negotiating for us and really did everything we asked of him." -James & Cheri Kasella, Elmhurst"
"Steve McEwen rates highly as a buyer agent and I would not hesitate in the least to recommend him to any prospective client. He has impressed us with impeccable knowledge and skill in extracting our needs, preferences and requirements and translating it into an understanding to match the homes applicable. He has also shown to have an after-sales service competence we have not experienced before. Many thanks, Steve for a highly professional service. -Renus & Colette Kelfkens, Corporation Relocation Clients"
""We had some very unique challenges in trying to sell our condo in the Chicago suburbs. Rather than telling us what we wanted to hear, Steve immediately shared with us what we needed to know in order to best position our property in a very tough market. Steve was persistent and incredibly instrumental in getting our property sold within a few months for a price that was at the top of the market. From the very beginning, Steve's marketing presentation and professionalism impressed us while his his communication and attention to detail made us feel that we were in good hands. When the transaction was finally complete, we looked back at the whole process and couldn't imagine what it would have been like to face all of the challenges that we had without Steve's help. Calling Steve was the absolute best decision that we made." -Matt & Jaime Koch, Oak Park"
""I had the privilege of having Steve represent me when selling my condo recently in Chicago. Steve is incredibly responsive and was a trusted advisor in all aspects of showing and preparing my condo for sale. I found it refreshing that Steve was honest in setting proper expectations but then proceeded to make every effort to obtain the best price for my unit. Steve went above and beyond in marketing my condo and ultimately found the right buyer in just a few months. Steve also recommended one of the better closing attorneys I have ever worked with. I cant say enough good things about Steve and would highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Chicago. I have never worked with a realtor who continued to stay in touch after our business was concluded even though I no longer live in the Chicago area. Sign of a true professional." -Mark Koppel, Ukrainian Village, Chicago"
""Steve McEwen is extremely courteous, efficient, and dedicated to providing good service, that's why we continue to use him for our real estate needs. We're not the usual costumer, as we know exactly what we want, require fast, and efficient handling of our matters, but Steve has been able to figure out our needs and meet them to our satisfaction. He was our agent, and is now our friend." -Lofty Spaces, LLC Real Estate Investor"
"I have known Steve for over 20 years and I always knew his gift was working with people and building relationships. As his real estate career takes off, what sets him apart is knowledge. This is a person who works tirelessly to find answers, recognize and predict trends, and seek creative solutions. -Todd Manley, Evanston"
"Steve was a fantastic realtor. He was very professional, highly communicative, and appropriately aggressive to get the job done. I really appreciated how much work and time he devoted to selling my property. -Dr. Steven Nakisher, Gold Coast, Chicago"
""Steve McEwen is always great to work with. He's very knowledgeable, thoughtful, comprehensive, honest and genuine. Steve goes out of his way to make sure that you are happy. Most importantly, I trust Steve with my business." -Amelia DeLaquil-Padillo, Logan Square, Chicago"
"Steve did a tremendous from the initial engagement thru the closing. I would summarize Steve is a courteous, honest, hard working, and detail oriented agent with a passion to provide the customer (seller) all the tools necessary to sell his or her home. -William Peterson IV, Lincoln Park, Chicago"
"I felt safe signing up with @properties because of the strength of Steves character. The question then was, How well can Steve swim upstream? I.e. How fast can he sell our place in a housing market that is unhealthy? I work for a bank and am all too familiar with the housing industry right now. Steve totally went the extra mile for us. Steve comes out of the gate fast knowing the first few weeks are critical. We sold. Can Steve McEwen swim upstream? Oh Yes. If you are afraid to sell in this market, let Steve handle it.. -Brian & Brigette Ralph, Albany Park, Chicago"
"Steve is a wonderful Real Estate Consultant to work with! He understands the needs of his clients and does not make the sale a priority over the happiness of his clients. He knows the area and is always available to answer any questions that the client may have. I would recommend Steve to anyone! - Mark & Vicky Reisberg"
"Steve was a blast to work with! His patience and assurance really enabled us to make the right decision. Steve, you rock! -Jeff Sciortino, 'World Famous Photographer'"
"My wife and I hired Steve for our first home purchase after he was recommended to us. Steve was professional and dedicated to our needs and very patient with our questions and our inexperience in the home buying process. We found the house we had been hoping for and are extremely appreciative of his service, negotiations, and attentiveness even after closing. Thanks. -Eric & Yoshiko Sgarigllia, Logan Square"
"My husband and I contacted Steve to buy a home in pre-foreclosure. What impressed us the most was his aggressiveness in negotiation for both the acquisition and sale of our home, while maintaining the patience of an angel. He was very communicative which made us feel like we were the only clients he had. We are committed to working with Steve and enthusiastically recommend him for anyone from a first time home-buyer, to a sophisticated real estate mogul. -Keith Sgariglia, Logan Square"
"Steve McEwen is a man of great character and integrity which I have found to be somewhat of an anomaly in the real estate brokerage business. I always felt that Steve was in my corner." -Laurie Stevens, Lincoln Park"
"Steve McEwen was knowledgeable, friendly and one of the most service oriented agents I know. He was my point person throughout the entire process -- always there to answer a question, follow up with the myriad of people involved, and provide the guidance and advice needed. I would recommend him to everyone I know and look forward to working with him again in the future. -Yvonne Tieu, Lincoln Park"
""Steve is a rock star. He is very knowledgeable of the industry. Steve made some great suggestions on upgrades to ask for (as new home buyers). Steve was always in contact with us and we really enjoyed working with him!" -Bill & Donna Velez, West Bucktown"
"Steve really knows the city of Chicago and what the value of property is throughout the different neighborhoods. Steve helped us price our home for a quick sale, but we still sold at a price that met our needs. That's tough to do in today's condo market. Steve also is familiar with the neighborhoods and helped us find the best home in the best neighborhood that we could afford. Steve continued to work for us even after we moved to make sure we did not have any problems in the transition. I would highly recommend Steve for future real estate transactions. -Brent & Maureen Bradish, Edison Park, Chicago"
""Steve was a great agent to work with. He took the time to get to know me and my tastes. He understood the neighborhoods I was interested in and was able to negotiate a lower price on the property I ended up choosing. I felt that Steve had my best intentions in mind and he was always available to answer questions along the way. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a home in the Chicago area." -Christopher May, River North, Chicago"
""Steve was great! He helped us through the entire process, soup to nuts. This was important as we were first-time home buyers. Steve also went above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions. For example, Steve spent an hour of his time putting together a list of utilities that we would need to contact upon move-in. We would definitely work with him again! We would recommend him to any of our friends!" -Abraham & Alison Sit"
"Steve did a great job selling our home, which was an expensive home by comparison to the neighborhood. I feel that we got the best price possible given the market conditions. My wife and I were both very happy that we were able to sell when we did. Related to our home purchase, my mortgage broker commented that Steve did a great job following through on providing the information needed to keep the deal going. Steve kept in contact with all parties involved to keep everyone informed as up to date as possible. -Eric & Megan Stalder, Old Irving Park, Chicago"
"Steve served as my agent when I recently purchased a condominium. He is hard-working, personable and has a reassuring personality in what can be a stressful time. Steve was patient and in the end, we found an incredible place within my price range and targeted area. I will certainly use Steve again in the future. -Todd Zimmerman, M.D., Chicago"
"Steve is a great example of authenticity & care -Robert Adolfson, @properties"
"As an interior decorator, I have staged several homes for @properties' clients. Steve is absolutely fantastic to work with. He clearly cares about his clients and has a highly professional work ethic. Not only does his sales record speak for itself, but he is a pleasure to deal with. -Karen Coy Design"
"Steve is the consummate professional who cares greatly about his clients. His goal is to create a relationship with his clients that will last a lifetime. -Michael Cozzi, Real Estate Attorney at Law"
"Steve is a rare find. I meet hundreds of agents every year and have found that many do not possess the character, integrity, market knowledge, and selfless commitment to his clients as Steve McEwen. -Brian Weis, Mortgage Lender"
"I had the benefit of working with Steve McEwen on a recent purchase. His clients were well informed of the industry and he followed up with me to make sure that the entire transaction was going smoothly. With the state of the housing and financial industry it is nice to work with someone, like Steve, who puts their clients first. -Tim Lindsay, Mortgage Lender"