Stephanie helped us sell our home and buy the perfect one for our growing family. She was very knowledgeable, prompt, friendly and communicated frequently via phone and text. She helped us through issues with the buyer and seller. She truly cares about you and not just the sale. That means a lot in our book and we would recommend her to anyone.
Stephanie is a great person as well as a great realtor. She is fast and efficient. Responds quickly to any request. I have referred her to my friends and one of them sold their house immediately for more than they were asking.
- Ceridwyn Whitford
Very patient and she makes herself available all the time.
I had the best experience ever looking for a new home. Making a big purchase can be very stressful when you are trying to stay in a price range. Stephanie was great at tailoring my search to my needs and wish list. She is very professional, flexible, and accommodated my schedule. My family is new to the area and had no knowledge of the area, therefore, we took the time to get to know the different areas. Stephanie was very patient and understanding of the time it took to make my decision. When we made our final decision Stephanie made sure everyone was on top of all the paperwork and keep things moving in a timely manner. I cannot say enough about her character and service.
I want this place!! No, I changed my mind. Lets look at others...Who can do this frustrating job? Finally, I came back to my little place that I call "The Farm"and purchased it. "The Farm" is a manufactured home on 2 acres, and it is heaven. Getting certain documents was a nightmare. the previous owners did not follow certain requirements and had not done registration and licensing. All was completed and all was finally accomplished. Then I get a letter from Pasco county with a $8,000. dollar lien on my farm. I called everywhere went to title office, tax office and to Stephanie!!!. This was the second time I had to get her involved as title company charged $660.00 for part of tabs that should have been included in sale and now this. She called and it got corrected. Over and ABOVE!!! She has guided me to title and tax offices long after sale had closed. Her love and dedication to her position, not job, is above all I have ever experienced. The Best....
Stephanie was such a blessing to us ! We had only a few days to find a house before we went back to NC. She worked day and night with us to find the perfect home, and was very kind, patient, professional, and diligent. She continued to help us with what we could not do from NC right up to closing. She truly went above and beyond for us and cared about us.We highly recommend her, and now consider her a dear friend.
-Bonnie & Ray Schenone
Steph is one of the most thoughtful & caring human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She made the entire home buying experience stress-free & fast. She's well-connected, knowledgable, & never hesitates to go the distance (literally)!
What an awesome experience working with Stephanie. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. We sped through the buying process effortlessly and with laughter. We will definitely go to her again.
- Barb Heil
Stephanie was a great realtor. She was patient and made my transaction stress free. I will definitely use Stephanie again for a future home purchase.
Stephanie was very patient with us. We were completing a move from out of state and she had been assisting us with house searching for over 9 months. She let us see homes in many different areas before we finally found our ideal location.
-Dustin & Jess Rabbach
I just bought my first house yesterday after over a year and a half of searching! Stephanie walked me through the process from looking at different houses to signing the final documents. One of Stephanie’s biggest strengths is her dedication to her buyers. This woman will answer her phone ANY time you need her. Not only does she respond quickly, but she can show houses quickly and handles any issue for you. I can’t tell you how valuable that is when you are at work and don’t have the time or the sanity to deal with issues in the buying process. Even during the final walkthrough, she put blue tape all over the little blemishes I didn’t notice around my house so that they would get fixed. Stephanie told me the first day I met her that she was extremely confident that she was going to find me a place and she did. Overall, if you are looking for a realtor that is going to be reliable, quick, and a problem solver with a hint of humor, Stephanie is your girl.
My wife and I were blessed to meet Stephanie even before we knew what we wanted to do in terms of next steps in the selling of our old home and buying of our new. She met us late afternoon on Memorial day, a holiday which gave us an early indication of how dedicated she is. From the first discussion we had with her forward, she was always incredibly honest and such a pleasure to talk with. Over the course of the two months we worked with Stephanie, she sold our house the day it listed for over asking price, and put our minds at ease that our forever home was just around the corner. Thankfully we did find our dream home and hours after our showing we were under contract. Stephanie was with us the entire way all the way to the moment we closed, and even beyond with steady check-ins to ensure all was well. She is more than a partner in the selling and buying process, she becomes a part of the family.
-Jennifer & Jeremy Seals
My niece and nephew-in-laws sold and bought a home with Stephanie's assistance and they referred Stephanie to my wife and I. We were on the buying end since we had already sold our home out of state. Stephanie was great to work with and was a tireless worker on our behalf. Her knowledge of the buying process is outstanding and helped us a great deal as we had little knowledge of the inspections required and of local market conditions. Stephanie does a really nice job of helping just enough to be non-intrusive. She would let us know what decisions need to be made when, but did not steer us in any way. We used her website extensively prior to meeting with her in person. This was important to us because we were living out of state in a different time zone. The process of looking online, with Stephanie's useful filters, and finally traveling with Stephanie to look at the houses we narrowed down from the online search was very effective. We ended up up under contract during our several day visit to the Tampa area. I should note that Stephanie made herself very available to us while we were in Tampa for just a few days. In the end, we found our dream retirement home and cannot wait to be there full-time. We now consider Stephanie a friend first and our realtor second.
-John Kahne & Kathy
I always recommend Stephanie if you ever need a good realtor! We used her for buying and selling. A total of 4 times and have never been disappointed. What does she do that other realtors don't? If you are selling a home, she puts out a lot of signs when doing an Open House. I was amazed on the amount of people she drew and we had so many offers that weekend! This realtor isn't afraid to work long hours, to give u great advice to be ready for open house, and answer all of your questions. She takes the pressure off and we couldn't be any happier. When buying a home, she will take u to whatever your heart desires. She is quick in responding to calls. And if you ever find yourself needing to sell or buy a property, this lady will not disappoint!!! So blessed that we have come across her because buying or selling is stressful and Stephanie will take that stress right off. Thank u thank u for all that you have done, because you have a talent to do this job!
Stephanie is the best realtor in Tampa! Professional yet warm, caring, and personable Works hard for her clients and never gets discouraged Best in town!
She's super friendly & fun. She's also very patient & knowledgeable.
5 stars !!! A++++++++++++
Recently, I sold my home in the Carrollwood area of Tampa Florida and Stephanie LeFew was my real estate agent. Upon meeting her I noticed her calm and sweet demeanor but when it came to selling my house I found out she is a "go getter" and hardworking. The day my house was listed on the internet through Coldwell Banker she was in my neighborhood passing out flyers advising the community about the open house she had planned for the next day. During the open house I had 3 offers and rest was smooth sailing due to Stephanie's professionalism. I closed within 30 days and would recommend her to anyone that is planning to sell their home. She is upfront with you and will tell you what' is a fair market list price.
~ Kathy Brookins
We can not thank Stephanie enough for all the time and effort she spent on helping us purchase our first home. Stephanie was always available to answer any question no matter how difficult or impatient we became, and if she didn’t know she wouldn’t stop until she found an answer. Stephanie was a blessing throughout this whole experience even though it seemed like around every corner there was a bump in the road. Stephanie worked day and night to ensure that we would get the home of our dreams! We can not express enough how much we appreciate her willingness to help us no matter when and where!
And a special thanks to your beautiful children who kept us smiling through the whole process!
~ Jessica Scanlan & Gabe Fahey
My experience with Stephanie LeFew has been very good. Stephanie went beyond all expectations as my realtor. She was understanding and easy to work with, also very patient with all the bumps in the road. She was on the phone everyday pushing the banks for me, and gave me so much personal attention that I felt like I was her only customer. She helped me sell my house and find my new home. I recommend her 100%.
~ Belinda Stafford
We are now proud home owners thanks to the excellent display of professionalism displayed by our realtor Stephanie LeFew. My wife and I recall how thorough yet simple Stephanie was when she explained complex paper work including contracts and disclosures. During the house hunting process our family was blessed with an additional member- our son; our work hours and free time was almost near inflexible, but Stephanie adjusted her time to accommodate us and accompanied us to over 250 miles and over 17 hours of distance, travel and tour time. Not to mention she was easily accessible by phone, text message and email- she kept us happy and in the loop. It was a pleasure to have done business with Stephanie; especially when she mediated for us when the mortgage company and the Title Company became negligent in maintaining and providing accurate information (she always knew what to say). Our overall experience with Stephanie was topnotch, and with confidence we would recommend her to any prospective home buyer who desires or appreciates exceptional service.
~ Omar & Shantell Reid
I am finally a homeowner and thanks to Stephanie it was a quick and easy process. Being a first time homebuyer, she was very helpful and attentive to all my concerns . Thanks alot, Stephanie!
~ Tiffany Carter
We are eternally grateful to our realtor, Stephanie, in her tireless efforts to help us buy our first home. She was patient, punctual, extremely organized and essential in our search for our home. We had endless questions, frustrating demands by our own mortgage company, and last minute requests to see new homes. Through it all, Stephanie was there for us and made sure all details were covered in our closing and expertly negotiated our way through the buying process. Our sincere thanks to Stephanie and our highest recommendation!
~ The Swammy family, Selva, Sheri, and our new baby girl, Jasmine
I was very fortunate to have had Stephanie LeFew for my real estate agent. She was at all times very courteous, helpful, willing and understanding, as well as efficient and knowledgeable in the purchase of my new home. She helped to make my daughter and my dream of owning our own home come true. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone in the Tampabay area whether it be to purchase or sell property.
~ Alissa Young
I was a really picky home buyer, and Stephanie worked with me over several months to find the right home for me. She never pressured me to buy, and when we found a pre-foreclosure home for sale her experience dealing with distressed properties paid big dividends and I ended up getting the deal I wanted. On top of that at closing she helped me to understand everything I was signing which was a great comfort.
~ Marcus Session
Stephanie has helped us find exactly what we wanted in a home in a short period of time. She was also a great resource for referring us for our mortgage and insurance needs and giving sound advice. Thanks Stephanie!
~ Danelle and Randy Reaver
As a first time home buyer I really needed a realtor to help me in finding the right home. Stephanie was just the right person. She was always helpful and available to work through any questions or concerns I had. My search for the perfect home lasted several months and Stephanie hung in there the entire time. She consistently updated me on homes that were coming available that fit all the things I was looking for and was patient and understanding during the process. Stephanie was an invaluable resource for me during my home buying process and I would recommend her to any home buyer, new or experienced!
~ Rhonda R. Frame
When Deborah and I arrived in Florida from Pennsylvania, we needed a Real Estate agent to find a suitable place to live. One of our church members recommended Stephanie LeFew. Stephanie is a Christian as well as an excellent Real Estate agent. We can vouch for her integrity and honesty. She is extremely knowledgeable in the Real Estate business, well acquainted with the Tampa Bay area, keeps up to date on any changes in the real estate laws and knows how to obtain a fair price on a rental property, a land sale or a home. She was available and quick to answer our questions and willing to show us properties at any time. Through Stephanie we were able to purchase a lot and to build a wonderful, new home that perfectly fits our needs. We would highly recommend Stephanie Lefew to anyone in need of a Real Estate agent.God blessed us by providing Stephanie as our Realtor.
~ Karl and Deborah Park
In the past 5 years we have rented in the Tampa Bay area and finally decided it was time to buy a home. We found a house only that we liked and Stephanie agreed to meet us even though it was her husband’s birthday. We fell in love with the house and decided to make an offer. After winning the bid on the house we had only about 3 weeks to close and found out it is hard to find a mortgage broker who had the ability to close that fast. Needless to say we were a little stressed until Stephanie got us in contact with a wonderful mortgage person. He was able to close in 14 days and got us an amazing interest rate. When all was said and done, and all the paperwork was signed our house appraised for $21,000 more than we paid. Now we are both in our 20′s and own our 1st home. Thanks so much to Stephanie. We would recommend her to anyone.
~ Brittany Jackson & Christopher Davidson
Stephanie was extremely helpful in or search for a new home. We had almost given up the exhausting effort of the new home search. Stephanie called early one morning and said I think you should check out this community. We went to look and it all worked out for us. We feel we bought at just the right time, and are happy with our decision. Stephanie will work for you and consider your needs and what you are comfortable with.
~ Steve & Darlene Nowell
WE FINALLY ARE HOME OWNERS!!! We have been with Stephanie for a couple of years now. She has sent us numerous houses within our price range. Stephanie provided a cushion for us knowing we were first-time home buyers. We were lost without her! Stephanie and her family are the perfect recipe for great blessings. We have since found our home at an amazing price cutting our current rental price by a third. With the money we saved on our purchase we are now able to accent the house to suit our décor! Stephanie knew us, did not let us waste any time, and made sure our decisions were safe and sound! My goodness Stephanie even refused her fee at closing! God Bless You and Your Family Always!
~ Mr. Michael M. Rutledge & Ms. April Rose Chevalier
After my husband died, I was forced to sell our investment property in Florida. I found Solaris Realty on the internet and asked the owner for a short-sale expert. She put Stephanie LeFew on the case. I knew it would be a difficult process, but it was much harder than I ever imagined. Stephanie was there every step of the way – dealing with the buyers (who were giving up hope of ever moving in) and the banker who made it his business to make our lives miserable. I don’t know what I would have done without her expertise and support.
Thank you, Stephanie!
~ Vickie Laufbaum
I am very pleased with my homebuying experience. From the first time I spoke with Stephanie she was very accommodating with sending me lists of homes and scheduling time to go view those homes with me. Stephanie was very patient every step of the way, even when the homebuying process became little tedious and small items needed to be worked out. When a problem arose with the appraisal, Stephanie, along with the mortgage broker, negotiated with the builder to get the price reduced. I will recommend Stephanie LeFew to anyone I know who is looking for a home and I will use her services again in the future. Thanks again Stephanie.
~ Zenzi D Conner
I would like to say Thank You for all the help you gave my family and I in our search for the right home in Tampa. We spent countless hours searching and you were able to find us several houses to choose from which met our expectations. Thanks for your diligence, perseverance and courteous approach to help us in our time of need. Thanks again from the Gregory’s.
~ VR, LTC James D Gregory
There are no words for all the hard work and effort you both put into helping me buy my first home. The experience was wonderful and I could not have asked for better individuals to help me make this dream a reality. I was able to utilize my VA loan, since I had served in the US Navy for 9 years. I am a single mother of two wonderful children and Stephanie was in tune with my needs and made this a seamless process. I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you for all you do and I wish you the best as you continue to help other’s realize their dreams as well.
~ Laura Whitt
As a veteran with 20 years of service I know first hand what it means to be a professional and to serve with pride. Stephanie LeFew exemplifies those values in her profession as a realtor. My wife Kim and I could not have had a better experience in searching and buying a home if not for her. She exceeded our expectations with her expert knowledge and attention to detail. She genuinely cares and will go that extra mile to insure her clients are getting the best possible service. Using my veteran’s benefits we elected to go with a VA loan and expected a red tape nightmare but with her recommendation of a wonderful mortgage specialist it was a easy process. He had all the answers and saved us $1000.00 in unnecessary fees the day before closing! We are extremely happy with our new home and off to a great beginning thanks to Stephanie.
~ Jeff & Kim Schaefer
I think God brings people into your life for a reason, when I found Stephanie I was going on my fourth realtor. She was honest, straight forward, and didn’t stick her nose up when I told her what kind of money I was working with. In life you never know who is coming along to help you so that you can better help yourself. This is my first home, this home has my personality and flavor but most of all it captures the spirit of who I am as a person. My journey to this point was long and hard, I was fresh out the military, in a new and unfamiliar state, living in an apartment with a new job. I wanted to own my own place, I wanted something to show for my hard work. I think that I picked the right realtor for me, in her presence when I talked to her I really felt like she would fight for me when it came down to that time. I felt that she would do her job. Always go for what resonates true to you….You want a realtor that is just not selling you a home, but will always be welcomed in your home.
~ Candida Keller
Being first time homebuyers, we really needed a realtor, with professionalism, and knowledge of the current market. Stephanie provided us with a solid foundation, in regards of what to expect. She was always honest, when our expectations were too high. She provided us with options to fit our housing needs, as well as our budget. I can admit, we were very demanding at times, but Stephanie was always there to answer our questions. Thanks to Stephanie we found our first home, which is perfect for our needs. I would recommend her to all first time homebuyers. She is very patient, professional, and also has a very positive and polite attitude. Thank you Stephanie for all you’ve done for us. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. The Pugs wanted me to tell you, “barkkkkk barkkk”( Thank you, Thank you)!
~ Kamilah Owens & Yohana Brown
Stephanie was a great asset when it came to selling our home. I had never been through the short sale process but with Stephanie’s tenacious efforts and negotiating abilities our home sold in a few short months. She was attentive to our needs and worked with our lender and title company to bring the sale to a close.
~ Kevin Hector
Stephanie worked two years very diligently to get my town home sold in a short sale. I had moved out of the area shortly after we listed it and Stephanie really helped me out whenever there were tasks I could not do, due to the long distance. She kept me aware as often as she could as to what was going on during the process or would do her best to get answers for me. She always was available whether it was by phone or email. I recommend Stephanie for your short sale or real estate listing needs.
~ S. Birdsall