We couldn't be happier or more impressed with Steve's knowledge of the area and negotiating experience. He is responsive, committed and was available at any time to answer our questions or concerns. We moved to Tampa from out of state and needed someone with experience on neighborhoods, school districts as well as proximity to local parks and recreation. He found us the perfect home!
Steve has been there when I buy and sell. I wont go with anyone else since he has always been good to me. He has a long record and his customers seem all to be super duper happy. I have friends and neighbors who are real estate brokers but I still went with Steve.
I got some sour faces, but why change a winning team.
Steve was wonderful to work with and quick to respond! He was attentive to our needs and very communicative in selling our house. We were out of state and Steve made the whole process streamlined.
I have worked with Steve for both renting my property and also selling my property. Steve is very responsive, professional and very efficient at what he does. He sold my home in 26 days and got me a FULL priced contract! If you are looking for someone to assist with selling or buying with quality, integrity, professionalism and no drama, Steve is the guy! I highly recommend his services..
I enlisted Steve's help because I wasn't familiar with the Tampa area after moving from WI. Steve asked me a lot of questions so he could fit my needs. Wow, he did! He sent me listings based on my criteria and we looked at many, many houses in one day and the second one I looked at we went back so I could put money down to reserve it. He was very knowledgeable and professional after spending the whole day with me. I give him a definite thumbs up! Great work, Steve. Thanks so much!
My husband & I had a great experience with Steve. From the onset his knowledge and expertise were apparent. He helped us stage the house properly, arranged for a professional photographer (who made the house looked so good we almost didn't want to leave), & created handouts about the house & neighborhoods for prospective buyers. He helped us numerous times with showings (coming to take our pup out when we couldn't get away from the office). He had excellent advice on pricing of our property. And when we had buyers, he made the whole process painless by handling paperwork, doing negotiating and coming to our house with closing documents so we didn't have to attend in person.
On the buying side for us, he guided us through the complexities of buying new construction - working with builder rep, signing of contracts, helping us get items on the property fixed to our satisfaction (versus taking the builders "that's how it is"). He came to the walk through and pointed several items out my husband & I hadn't noticed. And even now, 2 weeks after closing, I still reach out to Steve with questions and he's willing & quick to help me.
From start to finish, we had a great experience with Steve and will definitely use him next time (hopefully years & years from now) as well as recommend him to friends & family.
I’ve worked with a number realtors over the past 11 years and would have to say working with Steve was by far the best experience I’ve had. He was always professional, easy to get in contact with, extremely knowledgeable of the areas we were looking in, as well as a pleasure to work with. I felt I was working with a friend who was interested in helping us get the right house for our family.
Steve was the selling agent for my previous home and the buying agent for my new home. On both transactions, Steve exhibited the highest professional characteristics, was always available for questions and help. Steve is very knowledeable of the Tampa and surronding area. He helped us find out new home, negotiated with the seller and conitnued to support us after we closed.
scott c werner
Found Steve through a family member's positive recommendation because they had used him and thought he would do a good job for us. We were very happy because Steve is definitely a great broker and person to work with during the process. He's very knowledgeable about real estate, the Tampa area and local services, and other home buyer/ownership aspects which proved to be very helpful for us. His responsiveness to emails/phone calls/texts regardless of if it was a big or little question was outstanding. Having someone like Steve working for us was a big positive and made the process easier all around from beginning to end. Would recommend him for anyone interested in home purchase, rental or commercial transactions because he'll do a great job for you.
Steve is an absolute professional. He knows his industry and was able to guide us every step of the way. He advised us on everything from how to stage our home for sale, to recommendations on repair companies for minor fixes here and there. The photgrapher he used to display our home online is amazing. His expertise allowed us to get top dollar for our home. Not only that, we sold it for list price, in 3 days. He also stayed fully engaged through the whole process, attending all events (inspections, apprasials, closing etc.) All the while, keeping us informed, calm and on track to move. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced realtor!
Steve is a competent trustworthy professional. He helped us through the most difficult real estate transaction we have experienced in our many relocation's. He is also a Broker so he brings more expertise and knowledge than your typical real estate agent. I highly recommend Steve.
As difficult as the sale was after switching mortgage companies Mr. Eckhardt did more that what is normally called for in my opinion in assisting us with the acquisition of our new home. He also was the agent that assisted us in the sale of our previous residence.
We are very satisfied in choosing Steve Eckhardt to help us find a home. His most impressive skills to us is his professionalism and his real-estate knowledge of the South Tampa area. He has a great team of professionals that he recommends to inspect and repair a home.
Knowledgeable. Professional. Friendly. Attentive. Patient. These are just a few of the wonderful attributes Mr. Eckhardt has as a realtor and a person. Mr. Eckhardt assisted me in selling my home and with the purchase of my new home. He was not only an excellent advocate in the buying and selling process, but treated me like I was his only customer. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the entire industry, from mortgage, title, even inspection concerns. Mr. Eckhardt demonstrated all of the best qualities of any businessman, not just a realtor. I very highly recommend Mr. Eckhardt.
Valerie and I looked at more than 20 homes over the course of several months with Steve. Steve provided superb advise, insight and suggestion that were all invaluable in us finding a home that is the perfect for our family.
Relocating to a new city is never easy – but Steve helped pave the way and make the process easier. Not only was he accommodating with his schedule, Steve educated us on the local markets and trends, help find us the best neighborhood for our family of four and relentlessly showed us a variety of homes, including our new dream home in Hyde Park. Working with Steve was a delightful experience.
Steve Eckhardt is an awesome real estate broker. From the moment I met him, I felt a sense of trust in him that was 100% validated in his words and actions. The thing is, we had a piece of property with exceptional marketing complexities. Steve didn't blink. He immediately went to work with a passion for working our deal, without getting bogged down in the minutia. From the beginning, he was very confident of a positive outcome at a level beyond anything we had thought to consider. He worked the plan, he asked questions, he listened. He included us in the process, all the time. The bottom line is, Steve is just plain fun to work with. He is a consummate professional whose quiet confidence and passionate effort delivered exceptional results for us. If you choose to work with him, I believe you will be glad you did.
Steve helped us every step of the way in buying our dream home. We never could have done it without him. He is very knowledgeable in the whole process of of negotiations, contract writing and walking you through what to expect. I would highly recommend him. If we ever have to sell our home, he will be the first, and only person I will call.
On top of his knowledge and expertise, he is also a very pleasant person to work with.
Steve is a outstanding person he is there to help you find a home no matter what time you need him. He helped us find our beautiful home! We were so happy with the service that he gave to us. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is buying or selling a home
Steve was our agent in Tampa to sell a house for us. He worked diligently to find the purchaser and make the sale. Steve was very helpful in negotiations. There were some obstacles that seemed unsurmountable, but Steve was able to close the deal. He was especially helpful to us. We live out of state, but that did not cause any problems with Steve on top of every detail.
We were extremely happy with Steve handling the negotiations and the sale. We highly recommend Steve as a truly super agent/broker.
Steve helped us purchase two homes in the New Tampa area.
With his broad knowledge of all aspects of real estate, we felt confident having him as our agent.
We would highly recommend him to those who are either buying or selling a home.
Steve is a true professional. He's incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and patient, and a pleasure to work with. He worked tirelessly to help me get the right price on the sale of my home, and to be sure I found exactly what I wanted in a new home. I have recommended him and will continue to recommend him enthusiastically to anyone who needs a realtor.
Steve worked tirelessly with us to help us sell our home. He was a joy to work with as we prepared our home for sale and through the ups and down of finding the right buyer. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again. The breadth and depth of his knowledge of the market and its seasons is remarkable.
My wife and I met Steve in 2010, and have purchased 8 properties in the Tampa area. I have recommended him to all of my Canadian friends looking for properties in the Tampa area. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new property.
STEVE ECKHARDT OF CORNER STONE PROPERTIES IS A VERY HONEST AND INFORMATIVE.
KNOWS AND DOES HIS JOB WELL
REALLY APPRETIATE ALL HE DID FOR US.
ALWAYS RETURNS CALLS.
WAS RESPONSIVE TO OUR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS. WAS VEY HELPFUL EVEN IN THE LOAN APPLICATION PROCESS. HE WAS UPTODATE WITH FEDERAL , STATE AND LOCAL LAWS . HIS ADDED KNOWLEGDE AND PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN BANKING AND FINANCING WAS VERY VALUABLE TO US.
Steve was very helpful and professional when it came to selling our home. He was easy to talk to and great to work with. He understands the stress associated with buying and selling a home. He has helped us with both! We would highly recommend him.
Steve knows the business of selling homes, he positioned our home well in terms or price, staging and marketing. His skills helped us sell our home in 3 days!
If you are looking for THE professional in the New Tampa area.. Steve is the man you want to manage your home sale. W&L
I highly recommend Steve Eckhardt. He is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. I moved to Tarpon Springs from Green Bay with my three children, and Steve navigated a very difficult negotiation long distance to make my house happen. He met with city officials and went to the house to meet my contractor several times, even though it is an hour commute from Tampa, where his office is located. He picked me up from the airport and drove me straight to the house. I have bought and sold several homes, and Steve is, without a doubt, the finest realtor I have ever been lucky enough to work with. He also recommended my contractor, who was amazing. Steve has integrity, is dedicated, and will work hard for you!
Steve sold the home we bought and we were so impressed with his knowledge of the market and customer service that we hired him as our listing agent when we decided to sell the home. Unfortunately back in 2008 the market crashed but he was able to fine great lessees and did all the leg work for us. Awesome experience all around.
My wife and I recently bought our first home in Largo, and Steve helped us every step of the way. As our buyer's agent, he made the whole process easy and manageable. He showed us homes, made suggestions, and was always communicating. We would highly Steve and his associates at Cornerstone Properties.
Steve is the sole reason why we live in our dreamhome. Moving from out of state was stressful enough, but Steve's professionalism and patience with us made all the difference in the world. Thanks for helping us find the perfect home...
We are currently buying our 3rd home with Steve as our agent. Steve also help sell one house for us. We love Steve!
Steve helped us purchase a home in South Tampa in 2008. Steve was great to work with. He has extensive knowledge of the Tampa Bay area. Steve understood what we were looking for and helped us find the perfect home. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a realtor.
Best of the Bay! I wouldn't have anyone else. Coming from MI 10 yrs ago--yes, Steve, it's been that long--I had no idea of areas, prices, or availability of homes. Steve went beyond the call of duty to help me out. He must have put on several hundred miles showing me many homes. You will not go wrong with Steve
I worked with Steve with both commercial and residential real estate. Even when he wasn't my realtor, he took the time to help out extensively in giving us information on selling our home.
Steve is personable, professional and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate. He also has a lot of great connections so that when you need mortgage questions answered, or other related information, he knows who to call!
Steve was very knowledgeable and very helpful throughout our buying experience, my wife and I highly recommend his services!
I would recommend Steve to anyone who is looking for a home. We met Steve while a friend of ours was looking for a house and instantly knew that he was the one we would use to help us find a home. From the very beginning Steve really listened to us. I don't mean he listened to us about things like the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. I mean he listened to us when we made comments like "I don't like the old cabinets" or "Wow that is some ugly carpet". Steve would take the comments into consideration and really focus us on looking at houses we would like instead of wasting time looking at houses that we didn't. If you are moving anywhere in the Tampa area, talk to Steve.
This is our second real-estate transaction with Steve. He is wonderful to work with. He is very patient and pays attention to what you are saying, so as not to waste your time. I would (and do) recommend him to anyone that is considering a property purchase.
Steve Eckhardt did a great job for us. We were living in Atlanta, GA, Due to my job we didn't have a lot of time to look at houses in the Tampa area. We provided Steve what we were looking for in the house. We came down to Tampa for one meeting with Steve, he was able to show us eight great houses in one day.
This is our first house. Steve took us through the process and made it all easy for us. Steve really worked for us. He was with us every step of the way through the close. Since then we've met his family and know he is a quality person and great Broker
Steve Eckhardt had the patience of a saint, the customer service attitude of a pro, the intuitive insight to understand customer needs, the experience to provide superior advice, and made the whole experience feel more relaxed, comfortable, and low stress. I would use his services again and sincerely recommend him to everyone.
Doug Sara Sandstrom
Steve Eckhardt of Cornerstone Properties has been my agent in both buying and selling residential properties. I have utilized the services of other agents in the past and have to say that Steve is by far the best agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with, he is extremely personable, reliable, knowledgeable, professional and quick to address any hiccup that may come up in the process.