The entire experience, from beginning to end, was outstanding. Steve not only listed and sold our house, but also played a pivotal role in the purchase of our new house. He applied many creative listing approaches that significantly increased buyer reach and activity. He literally produced 5 times the viewing activity than during our previous listing experience. He also did a great job of managing the sales closing process, while successfully navigating a challenging buying situation for the new house. We even closed on the old and new house the same day! I highly recommend Steve Penava for any real estate needs.
Adam & Suzy
Steve is a class act. He is truly an adviser both on the real estate transactions, negotiations, home repairs, creative financing options, and you name it! I wouldn't trust anyone to sell or buy my home. Not only did he help me get my dream house, he negotiated so that it fit within my budget, and kept me calm. I highly recommend Steve!
Steve did an excellent job helping us through the process of buying our first house. He was professional, knowledgeable, and always very prompt in responding to any requests or questions. We never felt rushed or pressured. He took care of all the paperwork and negotiating in a direct and efficient manner, so we could focus on the decisions that matter. We would use him again for any of our real estate needs. I’d recommend Steve to anyone buying or selling a house!
Steve is a pleasure to work with, he works for you and makes you feel comfortable with the entire process of selling a home. Steve discusses all aspects of the sale with you and gives you his professional opinion but at the same time always listens to you and your concerns. I have worked with several agents in the past who have always made me feel that they could care less about my situation and only looking to get their percentage of a sale. On the other hand Steve makes you feel as if he right there with you sharing his expertise in realty to help YOU get the very best deal. After working with Steve on three transactions I can truly call him not only my agent but my friend.
Steve is one of the most knowledgeable, professional and personable realtors I have ever met. I worked with Steve over the past year to purchase a new house with my wife. He made the whole process very enjoyable. When visiting a potential house, I was impressed by Steve’s wealth of knowledge (both financial as well as construction related) as he pointed out all of the pros & cons of the house. We were looking for a very particular style of house. Steve has a very good design sense and narrowed our focus down to those that fit our style. When we found the house that we had been looking for, Steve jumped right in and wrote an offer that evening. We closed 10 days later. I highly recommend Steve - he is an excellent realtor and I will definitely use him again.
David & Monika
I have worked with Steve over the past few years and cannot say enough great things about him! Steve always makes a stressful situation seem like a walk in the park! Steve goes above and beyond to keep his clients best interest in mind at all times. His expertise in real estate and negotiations is unmatched and I would highly recommend him!
I have asked Steve to find me a new home, sell my existing home, and also to sell my Mother's home all within the last 2 years! He successfully completed all three in record time and with the highest standard of professional excellence!! He is the best in the business and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a realtor!
Steve made the process of selling our home stress free! He did a wonderful job of sharing what could be expected up front, so there were no surprises. Steve is very thorough and didn't miss a thing. He has incredible follow through and is an absolute joy to work with. I never worried about missing a deadline or a step in the process. Steve does what he says he's going to do and even more...a true professional from start to finish!
Steve's professionalism, sales skills, and persistence make him the best agent and broker I have ever met, and I come from a family of real estate agents. I needed my home sold on a tight timeline, with a limited budget, and at a price that gave me a specific amount of equity. I had very little room for error, and Steve exceeded every expectation I had. He was by my side with advice, assistance, and came to my aid with a team of professionals that turned my home from stale to sale. I recommend Steve Penava with great confidence. If you are looking for quality service, with a proven track record, walking the line between professional and personal flawlessly, do yourself a huge favor and hire Steve Penava.
Steve not only sold an empty lot (that a previous agent couldn't sell) for us, he sold our home in record time. He had appointments to show our home within the first two days of listing. Steve has the knowledge, resources, and drive it takes to move a listing from "listed" to "sold" while performing with the utmost confidence and professionalism.
He was always very prompt to answer calls and provide feedback from the few showings that it took to sell our home. Steve's knowledge of the local area was very impressive as was his efficiency in navigating what can easily be an overwhelming process.
I would gladly recommend Steve's services to anyone in need of buying or selling a home or property.
Chris & Allison
Steve is very responsive and understands the market well. He represented us extremely well throughout the entire process. While finding potential houses, he expertly steered us away from the bad ones and reviewed the good ones.
Cheryl & Larry
Steve truly wants to see you in a home that works for you and makes you happy. He's a true client-representative, and even-better person.
We were first-time homebuyers, with a lot to learn about how to choose a home and prepare another budget, and Steve was so helpful and patient. He was a consultant to us as much as a realtor.
From the beginning, he explained the home buying process to us. Each time we got to another step in the process, he'd make sure to explain next steps and confirm our understanding. He was always very patient & understanding, and very communicative. When it came to home-specifics and financial concerns, he'd always kindly offer his experience and perspective--and he was always right.
Of the many things we appreciated from him, Steve was always available to speak to us, and successfully made every effort to schedule showings when we found a possible home, even if it was last-minute. He undoubtedly gave up some of his personal time to spend so much time with us, and was always a professional!
We couldn't have asked for a better representative in the home-buying process and will forever be grateful to Steve for his professionalism, understanding, patience, expertise, and representation that led to the purchase of our happy home.
Jose & Elisha
Steve goes to bat for you!! He's very knowledgeable, professional and truly cares about his clients. His positive attitude diffused the stress associated with realty and keeps it fun! He also sells homes fast and for more than you expect!! It's been a pleasure working with him and I highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling!
Jennifer & Jerimy
Steve is the best realtor I have ever worked with. He has top notch customer service and communication skills. He is very well prepared, attentive, organized, humble, energetic, and gives great advice based on my needs. He helped me find the perfect home. He was so diligent, helpful, and patient through the whole process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Houda & Rashaad
Very friendly and professional. Always kept me informed of appointments and when prospective buyers were coming in. Appreciate the extra steps he took to help sell my house.
Detailed advice and guidance led to a very satisfactory sale. No glitches, no problems, sold service all through process. Efficient, good computer skills and followups on leads.
Steve is a knowledgeable and responsive agent. He was very involved in not only helping us find and then negotiate a favorable contract on our new house, he was also instrumental in helping us attain a great home mortgage. I highly recommend Steve.
Tom and Barb
We had negative experiences in the past with realtors so when Steve came along, he was a sincere, energetic, enthusiastic breath of fresh air! He had a thorough plan was always 10 steps ahead of what came next in the process. His professional strategy to sell our home was methodical and beyond my expectations, but resulted in an instant sale. Steve's skills and partnership in buying and selling our homes was our good fortune. He obviously loves the work he does and it shows.
John & Schoen
Steve gave us incredible customer service from beginning to end. Even after we were in our home, he called to make sure we were happy and to help us with any issues.
Carol & Noel
Fern Creek in Louisville KY
We had a great experience with Steve. He is extremely responsive and on top of the entire real estate process. We were impressed by his service and commitment to quality. He listened and offered strong ideas when solicited for his opinion. We will definitely use him in future real estate ventures.
Tanya and Kieran
Better call Steve! Steve Penava exceeded our expectations! If you need help finding or selling a house... This is the man.
We listed with Steve because we liked his energy. Steve found us a buyer in a little over three weeks and the deal was done in less than sixty days! He also found us a great patio home that we love. We strongly recommend Steve.
Terry and Mary
Steve quickly became our right hand man and good friend. He helped my wife and I through the process of finding/buying a home then listing/selling our previous one. He helped explain all the steps involved and also directed us along the way. Very little pressure and adapted to the pace we set and changed:) We have two young children who are usually very shy and slow to open up with adults, however they really enjoyed Steve from the first minute. He entertained the kids allowing us to focus on the house at times. Look no further. Steve came highly recommended and for good reason. Thanks again Steve!
John and Hannah
From A to Z, Steve was reliable, diligent and responsiveness to our questions about the process. If he says he will do something, he will do it and do it right. He also inserts many "value adds" such as photography and staging into the transaction that make the home go quickly. We recommend Steve for any real estate transaction.
Gregg and Emily
Steve is a true professional who looks much further into his craft than most in this market. This leads to a more educated and insightful experience for the purchaser. He is most certainly a pleasure as well, and has true desire to see the best outcome for the purchaser.
Kasia and Paul
Mr Penava was key in helping us sell our home. My husband and I are regularly out of town and needed someone we could trust to take care of all the hands on business. Steve was always just a phone call away and communicated with us promptly. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home. Thanks Steve!
Chrissy and Bill
Steve is an exceptional realtor. I have dealt with several realtors over the last many years and Steve stands high above the rest. He helped me find the perfect home and is in process of selling one for my Mother. He carries a personal interest to his work and always follows through on task. If you choose Steve as your realtor, you WILL get results!!
"Top Notch" would best describe Steve Penava. Steve has helped me on multiple occasions with the buying and selling of my homes and in guiding me to better cost alternatives when financing. He keeps himself up-to-date with the market and with his education to support his customers. He is completely reliable to get back with you when he says he will and has proven to me he is very honest and trustworthy. He is very organized and attentive to details. He gets to know his customers on a personal level and is extremely polite. I trust him to be very confidential with my information and I seek his input. He truly listens to what I want to do and respects my time. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Someone this hardworking and responsive is sure to satisfy anyone looking for a realtor.
Steve did a great job helping us find our new home! He always had extra materials at the showings to provide more information about the area and comparable listings, which was a tremendous help in our decision making process. When, and if we move again, we will definitely use Steve as our Realtor!
Amber and Landon
Steve met and exceeded our expectations in every way both with helping us locate a new home and in selling our current home. Steve was always accommodating of our schedules, came to houses prepared with background information to help us as we were walking the home to better understand what we were looking at. Steve was very good at highlighting points for us to consider without turning it into his decision. Even after negotiations were complete Steve remained closely involved to ensure that the inspection, repair, closing process went very smoothly for us.
When it came to selling our house Steve was very detailed in the plan he put together to market our house. He gave us an assessment of the action items we needed to accomplish before putting the house on the market, brought in a stager and photographer to optimally present our home and when all was right listed the home. This kept our home from sitting on the market and aging while we were getting it ready. He was mindful of the market conditions and timing. All of this led to our home receiving two full asking price offers within 24 hours of hitting the market and before we could even have an open house; and this was at a price that was the highest paid in our neighborhood in at least the last 5 years.
The best part of working with Steve was his professionalism, ethics and unwavering positive attitude. I would absolutely recommend Steve whether someone is buying or selling a home or both.
Bill and Karen
Steve is areal people person. He was always available to help us at any time. He always got the answers to our questions ,and had everything set up and in order when we came down from Ill. to view possible homes. He is the most professional realtor I have ever worked with. Steve can also be counted on for sound advice on financial matters about buying a home.
Chuck and Judy
While we ended up not relocating to the Louisville area I would not hesitate to recommend Steve or use him in the future if we get to Louisville. He was great to work with and we were disappointed when the new job was put on hold.
Harold and Ruth
I highly recommend Steve as your realtor. I am an out-of-state property owner. Steve stayed in timely communication with me, via text messages, emails, and phone conversations. He clearly stated, verbally and in writing, what he would do to market my property, and then he proceeded to carry out each and every step. He explained marketing strategies in terms I could understand. Steve assisted with letting workers in and out of the property when needed. Steve was consistently polite, considerate, and cheerful. I can sincerely recommend Steve Penava as your realtor.