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Client Reviews

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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in La Plata, MD.

· Local knowledge: 5 STARS
· Process expertise: 5 STARS
· Responsiveness: 5 STARS
· Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"He is the best at what he does. Stephen is very in tune with the type of property you are looking for. when I was looking for a house he help me realize what I wanted. Stephen took all the stress out of looking for home. I recommend Stephen to anyone buying a home." --  occhopper6091

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Westminster, MD.
· Local knowledge: 5 STARS
· Process expertise: 5 STARS
· Responsiveness: 5 STARS
· Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"I cannot think of anything I would expect from Mr. Nichols that he has not provided. He has a very pleasant and friendly manner, in addition to his exceptional knowledge of the area (Charles County, MD)." -- kgwenzing

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Brandywine, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"I used Mr. Nichols to sell my previous house earlier this year. His professionalism was outstanding. He met with me at my house and had an in-dept conversation about the future listing, the current market, the community, and the process for selling a house. As a "newby", I valued this information and the personal time Mr. Nichols provided to me. Within three weeks, an offer was received and my house sold! Mr. Nichols and the DeHanas Team are remarkable when it comes to the real estate business. I was so pleased with their professionalism, I referred several friends and family members to Mr. Nichols. Job well done." -- Michael Smith


Showed home in 2014 in Saint Charles, Waldorf, MD 20602.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"I was interested in a property for sale and Stephen was able to promptly and efficiently respond to all of my questions and concerns, particularly with regard to county regulations. Unfortunately, I was unable to purchase the property at this time but, I'll certainly keep Stephen at the forefront for future interests and have already recommended him to friends, family and my clients." -- lisecool

Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Clinton, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen was my realtor throughout my house search process. He was great!

Very knowledgeable and knows how the process is supposed to go. He took time to show us properties and gave recommendations for us. Any questions we had; he was always there with an answer.

Great guy. Funny. Easy to be around and very thorough. I would recommend him to just about anyone!" -- user65672202

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Port Tobacco, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Was always there for us, no matter what the issue was. He worked WAY harder than any seller I have used in the past. The mortgage process was horrible, but Stephen helped it along even though it was not expected of him." -- cooldragonshirts


Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Mine was a difficult case from start to finish. I was "preapproved" by a financing company when rates were low. I then researched local Realtors and discovered Stephen had outstanding reviews. We spoke over the phone and I liked him right away because of his wonderful warm personality. We met the very next morning and he had a house for me to see which met all of my specifications that we discussed over the phone. Well I fell in love with the house and made an offer. This property however was a shortsale property. I signed back in June and it took seven months for me to get to closing. One of the biggest issues was that when I was originally preapproved the rates were so low, but by the time the banks finally approved everything, interest rates had gone up and I no longer qualified for the loan. Not only that, the appraisal came back much higher than we expected so I had to get approved all over again. I will say that Stephen did everything he could to make the process easier. He referred me to a dynamite loan officer, James Reed at Access National Mortgage. James took over and got me approved and now I am in the house I fell in love with back in June. Stephen was the best and I am so glad I found him. He's fast, accessible, thorough and very knowledgeable. If you decide to buy a shortsale you better pick Stephen WITH DeHanas Real Estate, otherwise you may literally pull your own hair out because of how stressful it is. Thanks Stephen Nichols. :)" -- kellihubbard0


Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Indian Head, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen Nichols contacted my when I reached out for a real estate agent to aid in my purchasing my first home due to military transfer to the area. From the moment Steve first contacted me to closing day he was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I was in Pensacola, FL for military school during the majority of the closing process and Steve handled everything and when I had questions about anything even bank questions he answered my questions quickly and even handled some things with the bank to ensure I would close in time. Stephen was AMAZING and I hope that he can represent me and my home when it is time to sell!" -- user0418090


Bought a home in 2013.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"My husband and I was buying our first house together. My husband was familiar with the DeHanas Team, but this was my first. The process of buying our home was long. Steve never gave up on our dream of finding what we were looking for. He was very patient and I am thankful for finding someone like that. I cannot express how i enjoyed this process. Steve was knowledgeable on any question we had regarding different loans, requirements, regulations. He based our buying as if he was the actual buyer. He made me feel like I was part of his family. He was very prompt with our appointment times, always making himself available at a moments notice. He had excellent communication skills, something that is very hard to find these days. He was prompt with emails, returning phone calls. Steve kept us up to date on any information that we needed to know. He is very passionate about his work. We could not have found a more compassionate, kind, caring agent. I can honestly say that I not only found an agent that we will continue to use in the future, but I found a friend . We continue even as settlement has taken place to communicate and he is helping to make sure that our builder holds up his end of the bargain.

If you are looking for an expert in real-estate, I suggest you go visit Steve at the DeHanas Real Estate Team. You will not be disappointed." -- user4700852


Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Alexandria, VA.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"My experience with Stephen Nichols was very pleasant. He had vast knowledge of the local area where I was interested in purchasing my first home. Stephen's sideswept all time consuming obstacles in the whole process, resulting in a seamless process. He was always accessable to answer any question and to show any home I was interested in purchasing. His willingness to show me a home at the last minute and putting in offer that night rusulted in me getting the home I wanted 2 days it was put on the market. I highly recommend the Mr. Stephen Nichols for any of your real estate needs...." -- user13051319

Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"During a very complicated settlement Stephen Nichols stepped in for our Primary Real Estate Agent Don DeHanas and did not miss a beat. Stephen was on top of things before I could finish dialing his number. I experienced with both Don and Stephen; rapid responses, almost instant updates, and clear direction on next steps and follow-up phone calls and emails. With every verbal response came an immediate follow-up with context specific and tangible options for our family to choose from.

If you are looking for expertise in real-estate I recommend both Stephen & Don, for the simple fact that they remain extremely knowledgeable about laws the impact new home buyers, sellers, short-sales and so on. They are patient, flexible, and for your benefit will add a great deal of value to any contract they are handling. They will always have your best interests at heart and will shot straight with you even when the news may not be so good; you are in good hands with this team." -- Signed, A Family Finally Settled In!


Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.975M in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve helped my now husband and I buy our first home. We are new to the area, so having Steve as an agent was extremely helpful. He knows the area very well, is friendly, and listens! After looking at homes in the area we decided on a new construction. When we had problems with some of the construction (instead of removing some of the boards in the porch they just cut them off and tried to cover it up) Steve took care of everything and now we are so happy with our home! Even after sale I have had questions and Steve has responded immediately and been very helpful! I would definitely recommend Steve if you need to buy, sell, or rent a home." -- user8567409


Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Greenway, Washington, DC.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"The team at DeHanas Real Estate is top notch. I recently worked this remarkable team on the sale of my property. When I had my consultation with DeHanas, I was a bit apprehensive to tell the truth. I have heard so many horror stories of people who were affected by the housing market decline, and property values dropping. But I consider myself lucky that I did not have to go through similar issues. I had the pleasure of working with Stephen Nichols on the sale of Estate property that was left to my sister and I by my father. Stephen was courteous, professional, and completely on top of his game. Any questions or concerns I had were dealt with promptly and without hesitation. Once we received offers, he worked with my sister and I to map out plan to move forward and executed flawlessly. Stephen and the Dehanas team REALLY took care of EVERYTHING! Having to fill out the endless amount of paperwork or providing documentation was not a great experience, to say the least, but his assistance made it easy. Our property was listed on a Saturday morning, and by the next day we already had several offers. Less than two weeks later, our sale got approved and we went to closing. I would recommend anyone who has any real estate needs to utilize the DeHanas Real Estate’s expertise. Thank you Stephen and the entire DeHanas team. You guys are awesome!" -- user2147015


Showed home in 2013 in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"My Fiancé and I were relocating to the area, from first contact with Mr. Nichols, he provided information on schools in the area, shopping, restaurants, and of course homes available that best met our search criteria. He assisted us for several days even with the very short notice we provided. Would absolutely recommend Stephen to anyone needing Real Estate Services." -- user39537751


Showed home in 2012 in Saint Charles, Waldorf, MD 20602.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS:

"Steve is very personable and was always available to help me with house hunting when I needed him, even on weekends and evenings. He was very knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods and areas I was looking in. He was kind, understanding and compassionate about his job. I would recommend Steve to anyone who was looking to buy, sell or rent a home." -- user571832


Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $500K in Havre De Grace, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen Nichols is not only an excellent realtor, but he gives something far more valuable. He is caring, compassionate, un-selfish, and becomes a member of the family that he is helping, as they make a very important purchase...their home. My family and I, as buyers, had to deal with an extremely dishonest and manipulative sellers agent. It was, quite literally, a nightmare. Stephen stood by us through the months and months of battles with this woman, and at a great personal and financial loss to himself. All he ever said, was that WE were the most important thing and that he wanted to see us in our new home. We finally made it! Stephen Nichols is PRICELESS!!" -- user8377750


Showed home in 2010 in Ironsides, Bel Alton, MD 20646.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve Nichols spent the time helping me find exactly what I want, I was looking for a town house in a certain location and I got exactly what I wanted. I would use him again." - user4711741


Showed home in 2012 in Malcolm, Accokeek, MD 20601.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Words can’t say how much I enjoyed my experience of “house hunting” with him! Not only was he knowledgeable, but he was on the same page as to what I expected in a home. He’s the “whole package” that you would want in a realtor. He’s someone that you can feel comfortable with and not feel rushed about your purchase. I was completely happy with him and will use his services without hesitation again in the near future!" -- user4764170


Bought a Townhouse home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"When first moving to Maryland, I knew nothing about the area I was in. I saw a house I liked that Stephen happen to represent. I contacted him to see the house and the rest is history. Stephen is extremely friendly professional and he knows his customers preferences. It didn't take long for him to realize the types of houses my husband and I were looking for and the areas as well. He told us step by step about the process (since we were first time home buyers) and went above and beyond to help us out. We have sent his name to plenty of our friends and recommend him to anyone we know looking for a house." -- fb716944894


Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Mechanicsville, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS
Client Review

"Stephen has been an absolute help in every step of our search and sales. We will use Stephen for all or our real estate transactions. Stephen is always responsive and knowledgable. Thank you" -- user3304800

Showed home in 2012 in Bennsville, Waldorf, MD 20603.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve is great. He has spent alot of time with us understanding what we want in a new home and what we don't want. He does not waste our time showing us homes that we would not be happy with and he is always very upbeat and enthusiastic about the business.

He took the time and researched for us realtors in the Massachusetts area that we are looking to relocate to. I would certainly recommend Steve for anyone that is looking to buy a home." -- Sincerely, Cathy & Jon Lord


Property manage a Single Family home in Trinidad, Washington, DC.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen Nichols is a very good real estate agent. He lets you know your options, he.s very direct, but when its time for the closing everything will be organized and ready, so you can achieve your goal." -- DerrickHunter


Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Lexington Park, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen Nichols is a a committed real estate agent. He provides stellar service and expert knowledge to his clients and assures the real estate procurement process is smooth and pain free. He was a gem to work with, and I would most certainly use Stephen again!" -- user76200000

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Waldorf, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"We spent a lot of time looking for investment properties with Steve. We traveled with him to many locations in Maryland. We finally found a property locally. He took the time to get to know us and understand what type of properties we were looking for. When working with Steve his enthusiasm for his work and his good work ethics are very obvious. His upbeat personality and smile are contagious. We have continued to use Steve and would recommend him to be your realtor." -- Joy and Sheri


Helped me rent a Condo home in Anacostia, Washington, DC.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve assisted me with a rental home search. He was "FANTASTIC" about following-up and answering my questions. He was such a blessing that I continue to this day to refer him to friends and associates as an "OUTSTANDING REALTOR”." --user567417


Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Fort Washington, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Stephen Nichols is an excellent realtor. He is courteous and professional in all of his dealings and actually listens to his clients as opposed to other realtors who just want to get rid of you as quickly as possible. Stephen is very patient with his clients and is more than willing to take as much time as is necessary with you to look at as many homes as you would like to view. Thanks to Stephen, I ended up buying a beautiful home and Stephen negotiated the lowest possible price on my behalf. I had dealt with other realtors prior to meeting with Stephen and I decided to stick with Stephen because I felt he was more than my realtor, he was more like a partner in my buying experience. I strongly recommend Stephen Nichols as a realtor for your next real estate purchase and guarantee that you will not be disappointed." -- user6533448


Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Brandywine, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Another agent actually referred me to Steve because of his expertise in the local area as my family and I were look to relocate to Maryland after living in South Carolina for several years. Steve is a consummate professional and he listened to what was important to me during this pivotal transition; I liked the fact that he took my concerns seriously and once he knew figured out my style, he would take it upon himself to go out and review the property ahead of me and my husband. I learned to value his judgment and he was very patient with me; Steve accompanied us to all of our appointments and meetings and he stayed the entire duration. I always felt like a friend as opposed to a client. Needless to say, Steve helped us find our "dream" home and we are in the process of settling in. If you are looking for a top notch professional to represent you and advocate on your behalf then I would encourage you to allow Steve Nichols to represent you whether you are buying or selling your property! and we look forward to using him in the future if the need arises." -- user6860666

Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Charlotte Hall, MD.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"My husband and I bought our first home in October of 2011. At that time, I was pregnant and so finding the perfect home (location and price) was very important to us. Our realtor understood our needs and knew our search area very well (Charles County and beyond). Here's what impressed me so much: he spent many hours helping us search for the perfect house (we were picky) and during those hours, we felt as though we were his only clients (but I know that we were not because he was super busy). We never felt rushed. He was very flexible in accommodating our work schedules to assist us when we were available. He was with us EVERY step of the way! I would recommend him to any prospective client!" -- user5869010


Bought a home in 2010.

* Local knowledge: 5 STARS
* Process expertise: 5 STARS
* Responsiveness: 5 STARS
* Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve is an excellent real estate agent. He was always available for me. I felt comfortable expressing my motivation for wanting a specific type of home or location and Steve worked with me to find it. He was an expert with the area market and promptly communicated new inventory to me for consideration." -- user104837

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Waldorf, MD.

· Local knowledge: 5 STARS
· Process expertise: 5 STARS
· Responsiveness: 5 STARS
· Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"Steve was absolutely amazing through our whole process! We have been in the house for 3 months now and he is still available to answer questions on things we should probably already know the answer to. My husband and I have referred him to several friends and family members. So far, they feel the same way that we do. He is wonderful....patient, knowledgable, caring, and doesn't push just to get a sale. He's also funny which makes the process a lot more fun *wink*" -- user8684271

Showed home in 2013 in Browns Store, Heathsville, VA 22473.

· Steve is Local knowledge: 5 STARS
· Process expertise: 5 STARS
· Responsiveness: 5 STARS
· Negotiation skills: 5 STARS

"a one in a million realtor. He is unflappable in this crazy real estate market, patient with his clients, and certainly knows the business. He has gone out of his way to show me homes far from his home base, and has worked with sellers to ensure I get an equitable deal. He is knowledgeable about regular sales, short sales, and foreclosures. We're working through a short sale now. I trust him. I'm glad he's on my team." -- user3990722

 

 

"I would like to take moment to write about our experiences in selling our home. Beth Gillilard was recommended by a family member. And from the first initial interview, we knew she was a good fit. She advised us on what to update, and what to leave as is ( saving us money on un-needed projects). She recognized the emotional connection we had to our home of 22 years, and patiently guided us thru the process. Even in a winter market, she priced it right, and with her great marketing, and web advertising, we were able to get our full asking price in just 8 days. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beth to friends and family." -- Sincerely, Chuck and Joyce Reid

Bought a Vacant Land home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Hughesville, MD
"Liz assisted us in our home search as we were moving from Michigan back to Maryland. She provided us with daily home listings that met our criteria prior to selling our home in Michigan. Liz quickly responded to our queries. When we decided to have a home built she scheduled a meeting with several builders. Her assistance and guidance was superb. Liz attended the meetings we had with our builder as well. We greatly appreciated having Liz as our real estate agent." -- papameme9568

Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Waldorf, MD.
"I appreciate the time and patience that Liz has provided for our pending sale. And even though the sale did not happen she assured us that she is there when we need her." -- somdguy

Showed home in 2014 in Wicomico, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
"Primary point of contact: Michelle Woods - Interstate Title & Escrow, LLC
Liz is very knowledgeable in real estate. She works very hard for each and every client and keeps her cool even when things get tough during the contract process or at the table. I would recommend Liz to anyone of my friends and/or family. She is a top notch agent." -- Michelle Woods

Sold a home in 2014.
"Liz is the ultimate pro. If you want a master negotiator, she is the one! She takes genuine care in everything she does. Constant communication was the key. She had the answers and made it happen." -- tim murphy2

Bought a home in 2011.
"Liz answered all of our home buying questions promptly and accurately. She helped us through the negotiation process, and as a result, we got an amazing deal on the purchase of our last home! She is honest, forthright and willing to go the extra mile." -- kersteclan

Bought a home in 2014.
"We aren't local, but Liz Benitez still helped my family out! She answered our questions, gave us helpful advice, and set us up with an agent in our area. We really appreciated her helpfulness and expertise. Thank you Liz!" -- mom25angels

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Waldorf, MD.
"Liz helped my wife and I purchase a home in early 2013. We looked at a bunch of homes. After listening to our requirements she started locating homes that fit and scheduling showings. My mostly had to view them at night because of work schedules and Liz was wonderful about fitting our schedules. Submitting the contract and negotiations went very well, and she dealt with our concerns and the seller's agent like a pro. You can't go wrong with Liz." -- me an J

Bought a home in 2013.
"Liz is an excellent Realtor. She was informative, professional, and worked hard to help me complete the purchase of my home. She had a flexible schedule, was honest, dependable and definitely cares about her clients and their satisfaction. She has a wonderful disposition and listens to what her clients want and adheres to their budget. I have worked with other realtors in the past, but I will use Liz again because of how comfortable she made me feel and how smoothly the process went. She is a gem!" -- rochelleallegra

Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $2.275M in California, MD.
"Liz helped us out with everything we needed. She made sure to take the time to understand what we were looking for, what our budget was, and the locations we liked. We found a place in no time and she made the process go very smoothly. Thanks Liz!" -- srlorick

Bought a home in 2013.
"Liz is the ultimate professional. She handled all my needs and made the home buying process very easy. I recommend Liz to anyone looking to buy a home." -- user70996507

Helped me rent a Single Family home in Waldorf, MD.
"I have been dealing with Liz for several years and she is excellent. when she is assisting in looking for a place to call home for her clients, you would think she is looking for herself because she puts that much effort in the search." -- lnherder32