Stewart Realty, LLC

Meridian, ID

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I care about making sure you are represented and protected each step of the way to escrow closing. Read our testimonials on our website here We will take good care of you! That is my promise! Jeff Stewart Broker/Owner, Stewart Realty, LLC, Compose Your Personal MLS Search With Us

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

All of our agents offer a level of commitment that places client interests first; the ability to both listen and hear; a strong sense of accountability; up to the minute knowledge of the local market, contributing factors and current trends; fair and professional treatment of all parties in a transaction; skilled internet communications; superior negotiation skills; flexibility and an intelligent, creative approach to negotiation conflicts. Due to the satisfaction of our clients Stewart Realty has developed many long-lasting friendships with hundreds of clients. Stewart Realty is an Idaho BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating due to their commitment to high ethical standards. It makes us feel great to give exceptional service and to make the process of buying or selling a home fun instead of stressful!
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Location

Meridian, ID 83646

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Number of employees

2

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Tonya M. Oct 15, 2016
    Best Caring Realtor We Can call a Friend
    I just wanted to let everyone know that if you are seriously looking for a honest and very caring for your needs kind of Realtor you have found him. Jeff is very knowledgeable in many areas when it comes to buying your home. Jeff is always there when you need him and will fit you in his busy schedule as he did many times for me. Thank you Jeff you are an awesome Realtor and I will call upon you again and will refer you to anyone interested in buying real estate. Thanks!!!!! Update: 10-2016: We had our son call Jeff to help in his very first home purchase at 22 years old and we trust Jeff to take care of and have the best interest in mind with our kids making a big purchase. Thanks again as he is in a brand new home and very happy with your assistance in his journey of not having to pay rent again.
  • Glen S. Oct 9, 2016
    Best Home Buying Experience Ever!
    I want to take this opportunity, having just recently completed the process of closing and taking possession of the home we bought with Mr. Stewart's able assistance, to provide you with the benefit of my experiences with Jeff Stewart and his company, Stewart Realty LLC. I have bought and sold half a dozen homes over the course of twenty five years of homeownership (in every geographical region of the United States, with the exception the southwest) and I have dealt with a number of real estate agents, not all of whom left me with a feeling that I had received the very best customer service that could have been afforded me. Let me tell you about my experiences with Stewart Realty LLC. Jeff actually started "working" for me and my family about a year ago (i.e., late summer of 2012), when it became clear to us that a permanent relocation to Boise, Idaho was imminent. I stumbled upon the Stewart Realty LLC website quite by chance, and found it immediately convenient for our purpose at that time, which was to "scope out" the areas of commercial and residential development in and about the Boise locale in the interest of establishing what familiarity we could, prior to our first visit (in the flesh) to the Treasure Valley (where Boise and its satellite communities are located). Honestly, I expected to be inundated with phone calls and electronic messages geared toward hurrying my wife and me into making a decision to purchase a home RIGHT NOW! To my surprise and great relief, that didn't happen. Instead, Mr. Stewart contacted me and sought only to find out what it was we needed and wanted from a Realtor at that time. He provided us with some straightforward information, unaccompanied by any of the high pressure real estate tactics we, consumers, have grown to expect and to dislike. To be specific, he set up a method of communicating information to us regarding the kinds of properties we were mostly interested in purchasing and in the areas and price ranges which we considered to be suitable) at that time. I was very impressed that Jeff never tried to persuade us to purchase a home in any particular area (or community or development, et al), but he did make every effort to assist us with detailed information based on the questions we had for him and not based on his own agenda for "what he wanted us to do". My wife and I never felt that Jeff was trying to talk us into doing or considering something we had not initially expressed interest in. For several months, he provided us with automated updates pertaining to the Boise area real estate market, including trend information, new listings (again, within our pre-determined parameter limits). From time to time, Jeff did inform us of the trends occurring in the Boise real estate market, and he did tell us that interest rates and home prices were steadily on the rise. He encouraged us to consider these facts, as they were indices of market conditions that were trending unfavorably from the perspective of the would-be home buyer. Given the potential magnitude of impact on our availability of choice (and other considerations), we regarded his urgency of communications related to the subject as timely and pertinent, and not as a means to apply pressure on us to come to our decision sooner, rather than later. When we decided to rent an apartment upon arrival in Boise, Jeff contacted some people he knew and got us set up in an apartment complex close to the BSU campus and the Boise downtown area. This worked well for us, as we were able to establish a month-by-month rental situation with one of the nicer apartment complexes in the Parkcenter area. Jeff did not gain from the arrangement at all, other than to have secured our loyalty as his customers more solidly than had already been established. Jeff had already been providing his assistance to us for about 8 or 9 months before we ever began the process of viewing homes with interest in purchasing a new residence of our own. Jeff's knowledge of contractor methodologies, construction materials, industry insider information (i.e., things that would be known to those who design and build new homes and major renovations) soon showed itself to be an enormous advantage to our favor, as he is well versed in the good and the bad, and the pros and cons of construction materials and techniques used in roofing, siding, plumbing, additions and renovations (et al). Jeff applied his knowledge time and again during our home search project, and was able to provide information about the properties we were investigating well beyond what might be expected from the typical real estate agent. Jeff made it very clear to us that his commitment to our customer satisfaction was of much greater concern to him that simply pocketing a commission the quickest and easiest way possible. Jeff is a real estate industry professional who demonstrates tremendous personal integrity and strong, respectable character. He is both meticulous and honest, and doesn't hesitate to voice his thoughts, favorable or unfavorable, having to do with any aspect of a house and property under consideration for a possible offer to purchase. Today, with our real estate search over and our new home now our legal charge, we have no recommendations to feed back to Jeff regarding how he might improve his methods. We have never before been guided so carefully and with such great concern for our overall happiness and satisfaction as that which we enjoyed as clients of Jeff Stewart and his company, Stewart Realty, LLC. We endorse Mr. Stewart to you and encourage you to work with an agent who will show genuine concern for you and your family and your real estate needs. Jeff is the best of the best, as far as we are concerned.
  • Michele M. Oct 7, 2016
    The best around!!
    Stewart Realty has been such a huge help to us. In 2011 they helped my husband and I find a house and buy it. They helped all along the way. Jeff was honest with us with every question we had, and really listened to what we wanted. He showed us houses that weren't at the highest of our budget but in the middle. He helped us find the best starter home for us that we could start a family, and in an area that we wanted and was close to family. Three and half years later (2015) Jeff came to the rescue again in helping us sell our home. Stewart Realty gave us information about everything we needed to do to get our house ready for a sell. They kept us in the loop through the entire process of the sell. And made closing very easy for us after we had moved out of state. We have recommended Stewart Realty to many of our friends and family. They are THE BEST!!!!
  • Kevin S. Oct 7, 2016
    Great Realtor!
    Jeff is a great Realtor! He provided us with lots of information on potential homes for weeks because we had some very specific needs and had to cull through a lot of properties. When we found the right house, we knew it right away. The process was fast and easy. We LOVED the e-sign capabilities. It worked very well with our busy schedules. We would use Jeff again, without a doubt, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good, honest, hardworking Realtor.
  • Joe B. Feb 2, 2016
    I highly recommend Jeff to be your realtor. He helped us sell our existing home, and then quickly found us our perfect retirement home. My wife could not be happier! The best thing we found about Jeff was his experience; he knew exactly what we needed to do to get an excellent price on our existing home (fully 10% more than we were expecting), then made our new house purchase a breeze. Good job Jeff!
  • Sheri P. Feb 1, 2016
    Neil and I would like to thank Jeff at Stewart Realty for the invaluable assistance in the purchase of our property. Your knowledge and expertise of real estate in the Boise area enhanced our ability to locate exactly what we desired. We very much appreciate all of the time you invested, along with your patience and professional courtesy. Your performance as our advocate was a true blessing and comfort. Thank you so much Jeff for all your hard work. You are a light in the world and we are glad to know you. We will recommend your services to everyone. Posted by Neil & Sheri Partyka, Garden City, ID

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For sellers typically 3% of the sales price is what our commission is. For buyers, the seller almost always pays our commission so you actually pay us nothing.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For my clients that want to purchase I like to have a very in-depth interview of their wants and try very hard to understand their needs. I like to propose questions that really get them thinking long term so they don't make a mistake in the area or school district they purchase in. Then I formulate a very detailed MLS search that will email them properties as soon as they hit the market. That way we can find the really good properties before they are gone. Once we have an offer accepted on the right property we will guide them through the whole process of inspections, testing, appraisals and escrow. We really try to make it a very streamlined and stress free process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Have built homes, former Real Estate Appraiser, former Real Estate Agent and now hold a Real Estate Broker's license in the State of idaho which I have held since 2007.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
First I was an aerospace toolmaker/designer and then a materials and process engineer for about 20 years. Then I hung it all up to move back to Idaho where I grew up and graduated from high school. I really love the people, the weather, the outdoors and the superb quality of life to be found here. When I returned in 2002 I became a real estate appraiser, two years later I obtained my real estate agent license and in 2007 I became a broker and started Stewart Realty, LLC.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types and from all areas of the country.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you just don't hire any agent. Less than 10% of agents really have a strong presence in their market and work the business full time. Make sure you hire an agent/broker that has a strong and active history and an in depth connection to the market. If your agent misses the correct list price for your property by even 5% you stand to lose thousands of dollars. Jeff Stewart is a Licensed Real Estate Broker which requires significantly more experience and training to be licensed as such and sells 30-40 properties a year and has done so for many years. He also appraised homes prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How difficult it can be and understand the gauntlet it can be to buy or sell a property and make sure you stay of trouble!