My experience with Steve was phenomenal. Steve is extremely knowledgeable about home building quality and assessing the value and weaknesses of houses. Steve was very professional, responsive and also a strong negotiator on our behalf. I recommend Steve highly to anyone I know who is considering a real estate purchase or sale.
by - Brian Fetzer, North Raleigh, NC
Amy has given us the best possible experience in selling our house. We depended on her to advise us and guide us through the process and she has done this with ease and expertise. She has helped us with staging inside and outside the house, and has given us good input and ideas every step of the way. She explained every step of the process completely. She also answered all our questions (sometimes more than once!) with complete knowledge and confidence. She is an absolute dream to work with, and we will recommend her to anyone and everyone we know who is planning to buy or sell a house.
by - Jamie
Not only will I hire Amy again, but I have already recommended her to a couple of people who I know are in the market to sell their homes. She took care of every detail so that I didn't have to worry about anything. She kept in communication with me every step of the way and the whole process was handled professionally. She is a joy to work with.
by - Ali
Hi Steve, we just want to take the time to say thanks for making the buying and selling of homes a pleasant one. We really appreciate you for going the extra mile and walking step-by-step when we purchased our new home. The huge discounts that you helped us get...was really amazing. We look to work with you again in the future, thanks and God bless you and your family.
by - Russell and Tera Hopkins, Knightdale, NC
I used the services of NewStone Realty to list my property on the MLS. Steve presented to me what was needed and how this [FSBO] program worked. He made it very simple and explained things thoroughly. He even did a walk-through of my property and provided very objective feedback. I listed the home and within a few weeks, I had a sale. All very smooth and thanks to Steve for all his help. I saved thousands.
by - Parren James, Durham, NC
I used Steve to list our [FSBO] property on the MLS. He was quite helpful in positioning our condominium for a rapid sale at an appropriate selling price. He was very knowledgeable of the market and was able to provide appropriate suggestions on how best to highlight our sale. He was very prompt, followed-up on his commitments and overall was very professional to deal with.
by - Dan Giannini, Durham, NC
Steve did a great job assisting in one of my property sales. Initially, he provided excellent information on pricing and sales strategies, as well as valuable guidelines for sales contract negotiation. Throughout the listing period he also monitored activity closely and made very helpful suggestions. Steve's professional and responsive service is an excellent value.
by - Allen K. Miedema, Miedema Properties, Raleigh, NC
We were absolutely thrilled with the care and service we received from Michelle Salinas! Michelle helped us sell our home during a very difficult market as well as purchase our "dream home." We were very impressed with her sincere desire to help us get the most for our money and find the right home for our family. It was so comforting to know that during the entire process she truly ...
by - Catherine and Steve Clamage, Chapel Hill, NC
Amy was an excellent realtor and truly cared about us as clients. Being this was our first experience buying a house, she made it very easy and guided us along the way. She always kept our interests in mind and also helped us understand the process more. If there was ever an issue, she handled it quickly and professionally. She also has a lot of expertise in buying and selling houses and was able to answer any questions we had. We are so happy in our home and could not have gone through the process without Amy! I would highly recommend her as an agent and we will definitely use her again in the future!
by Evan & Erin Inagaki, Apex, NC
Would have no hesitation in recommending Amy to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house. Wonderful, trustworthy and knowledgeable in all aspects of the real estate business. We appreciate that she listened to our wants and needs and went above and beyond our expectations to find us the perfect home.
by Tim & Susan Perez, Cary, NC
I was seeking to buy a house in NC when I retired - but was not sure when that would be. Knowing that can be a long, futile trip that scares off most real estate agents. Not Amy. She took on the challenge and went above and beyond what was expected. She became my eyes and ears. It took time but she found the perfect house for us and helped us through the sale and move in. Plus, she helped our son sell his house in one day! She is the best and you would be wise to use her on your next house deal whether you are a buyer or a seller.
by Mickey & Pam Stroud, Cary, NC
Results speak for themselves. Our home was on the market barely two days. There were nine showings. We had three competitive offers. Obviously we got the price we wanted. All this was primarily to Amy's credit. She made us see the value in getting the house ready beforehand. She also got dirt under her fingernails helping us do that. Oh, by the way, our house had definite issues working against it, but they were no match for Amy's determination.
by David & Phyllis Mincey, Raleigh, NC
My wife and I worked with Amy to sell our house in Raleigh and buy a house in Fuquay-Varina. Amy was awesome to work with and a seasoned professional. She always went above and beyond to communicate with us regarding showings and improvements to our house. She was extremely helpful in finding us a beautiful home that we absolutely love in Fuquay. I would definitely recommend her to sell and/or find you a house. She was so caring, knowledgeable, truthful, humble, and a wonderful person to work with!!!
by Steve & Jessica Gutierrez, Fuquay Varina, NC
Amy was by far the best Realtor I have ever worked with. If she takes you on a client she will go above and beyond the call of duty to sell your house. Past realtors just listed my house and it didn't sell. Amy was way different. She actively worked with me to get the house ready and when it went under contract, she recommended and worked with contractors to do repairs. She stayed in touch the whole time and sold my house within 5 weeks. I cannot say enough good things about Amy and highly recommend her to sell your house.
by Teresa Pernell, Raleigh, NC
The process of selling a home by owner was new to me but having a system in place with a realtor that sells homes by owner was very beneficial. Steve had worked with other homeowners in our neighborhood and came highly recommended. He was able to explain in detail how his company helps sellers to list their properties with all of the perks of having an agent list your property such as listings on multiple sites, professional pictures, etc. Steve was also always available to answer any and all questions throughout the entire process.
by Beverly Cheeks, Youngsville, NC
Working with Steve was one of the best parts of my selling experience. I tried For-Sale-By-Owner for two weeks without generating a whole lot of traffic. Once I listed my house through Steve's MLS service, the traffic more than doubled and I had the house sold in a little over two weeks. As Steve said, the cost of the Flat Fee Service was the best money I have ever spent and I saved thousands in commission money. The quality of the listing was excellent, and Steve was patient enough to let me update the pictures many times. Overall, I would highly recommend Steve as he is highly competent and reliable. He is a guy you want on your side!
by Clay Zang, Durham, NC
I prefer to work with commission discount brokers because I usually do a lot of the work myself. I approached Steve on a vacant residential lot with this in mind. A quick and easy deal - or so I thought. However, the deal quickly got very complicated with survey and septic issues. Steve went the extra mile and provided full service to resolve these issues and basically guide both the seller and his agent to a closed deal. I waived the Buyer's Credit as a sign of the true partnership relationship you will have working with Steve.
by Edward and Lisa Shockley, Wake Forest, NC
Humera, Adam and I really appreciate your help in helping us navigate the pitfalls of the home buying process in Raleigh. Were it not for your sage advice we may have bought in haste and would now be repenting at leisure! Your core values of due diligence, sound negotiation and keeping a margin of safety helped us ride out 2008 without losing any money in real estate. Now if only I had applied those values to my other investments ... oh well no one's perfect.
by Ejaz, Humera & Adam Haroon, San Antonio, TX
Amy Bytnar of NewStone Realty sold our home in 4 days, for more than asking price! Her assistance staging the home was priceless, as evidenced by the quick sale. In this market our expectations were pretty low. We feel so lucky to have had Amy on our side to guide us through the marketing and sale of our home.
by Jeannine and Jason Schroeder, Cary, NC
"In a short amount of time we needed to sell our home and relocate for a job opportunity. Amy Bytnar was our amazing and skillful guide through this process. From the moment we consulted with her she was on the job! Not only did she strategically advise us on pricing (taking into account the unique aspects of our neighborhood), she actively assisted us with staging the home to its best advantage. Frankly, the home never looked better - we almost wanted to stay! I cannot say enough about the excellent service Amy provided - she was a real partner in the process. The house sold in less than a week - for a little over asking price. The outcome was more than we could have hoped and we know it was due to Amy!
by J. Martin
In this tough economy, we couldn't have been more pleased that our house was only on the market for 2 weeks! While we initially considered selling our home ourselves, we're extremely glad that we entrusted the sale with NewStone Realty. Steve Doyle and his team created a beautiful marketing campaign to show our home at its best! Moreover, there was no substitute for having an advocate work for and with us, especially during the negotiation phase, where only an experienced realtor like Steve could maximize the deal to our advantage. It is amazing to think that we had the benefits of a full-service realtor, but paid only a third of the commission! It was well worth it to avoid all the tedious details of a do-it-yourself sale. A tremendous asset if you need to sell your home...NewStone Realty is the way to do it!
by Karen and Dave Fitzhugh, Durham, NC
I simply cannot do Amy justice by trying to put into words the fabulous experience I had when having to sell my home. Putting your house on the market can be extremely stressful but Amy made everything as simple as possible. She is such a loving and caring person and I always felt like she was doing absolutely everything she could for me. If someone left a comment about a musty odor, she showed up on my doorstep with plug-in air fresheners. When I was out of town on vacation and had a showing, she made a point to go to my house early and turn on all the lights and make sure everything was ..
by S. Bostrom
We had our [FSBO] house posted with conventional advertising for two weeks without one call. The day that our house hit the MLS service we had four showings. It was sold the next day. NewStone Realty did an outstanding job of personalized service and professionalism. We saved over $5000 using NewStone Realty. We can't recommend them enough.
by R.T., Durham, NC
Steve Doyle is a very knowledgeable broker who shows you what you need to help make your house marketable and is genuinely concerned each step of the way. His suggestions were direct but I think made the difference in my house being sold quickly and for almost full asking price. He was there when I had questions and helped refer me to resources that were very helpful in getting needed work done on the house and that were professional and very reasonable. He has integrity and ethical beliefs that I was looking for in my realtor/broker. He gives 150% and is not in it to be self-serving that's for sure! I recommend him without any reservations whatsoever and am very grateful for all his help and advice. Thanks again, Steve!
by M. Staples, Chapel Hill, NC
We just can't say enough about Amy. She is a wonderful real estate agent but has become much more than that to us. She has become our friend. Throughout the process of selling our home and then buying a new one, Amy has been helpful, encouraging, and highly skilled in every area of the real estate profession. Her advice on staging our home, and guidance to the photographer in taking pictures, to her words describing our home surely were a major part in helping us sell our home in 2 days. Amy was always readily available to us and was always patient and encouraging. The entire NewStone team was wonderful. If you are trying to make a decision on whom to use as a real estate agent, look no further. We would not use anyone other than Amy in the future.
The people at NewStone Realty are upstanding professionals. From the moment I made my first phone call they had my confidence. They function at a high level on a daily basis. Being a real estate investor there are two themes that are recurring for me: 1) When I need to talk to my agent I don't want to wait. (All of my calls we're returned the same day, usually within the hour.) 2) I usually feel that I'm doing most of the work. (They are on top of things over there. On several occasions I was delighted to check my e-mail only to find new insight that helped me gain a competitive advantage that they supplied.) Steve Doyle strikes the right balance of industry knowledge, intelligence and professionalism without being full of himself. I've been in real estate for several years and I haven't found a better value than NewStone Realty. I will continue to use their wide variety of real estate services.
by Eric J. Gilbert, Durham, NC
I have bought and sold several houses in the past and Steve Doyle is by far the best real estate agent I have ever used. He coached us in how to market our house, he was a strong advocate for my position in negotiations and he was unrelenting in his efforts to get the best price possible for our home. As a result, we received 100% of our asking price. I would strongly recommend Steve to anyone
by David Jennings, Durham, NC
Amy was very helpful in helping to get our house staged and her expertise paid off. We were able to get an offer for above asking price in less than a week. She kept us updated and the process went very smoothly. She was very professional and went above and beyond to make sure our house was ready for all showings. Even though we were at work for a lot of the showings, she always made sure everything was presentable prior to potential buyers coming in the house. Thanks to Amy, this was a very positive experience. We will ask Amy to assist us in the future for selling and purchasing.
I would highly recommend Amy Bytnar! She made the selling process of my mom's home simple. I didn't have to worry about a thing. She took care of all the details and kept me in the loop every step of the way.
There is only one way to describe Steve...absolutely amazing!! I flew in from out of state, and wanted to look at as many houses as possible, choose an area of town, find a great house and buy it, all in a week. I contacted Steve before making my travel plans, and was so impressed with him that I didn't even call any other Realtors. I immediately knew that he was the one for me. He spent time on the phone and via email with me before I came to town, and we had a plan in place for the first day of house hunting. He picked me up at my hotel, and we started our whirlwind tour! That first day we drove by 19 houses, and went in many of them. He was able to set up viewing appointments while we were sitting outside of the houses. That saved a ton of time since we didn't have to take a separate day to view the ones that interested me. Steve is a general contractor; so he was able to point out things that were major problems, minor problems, or cosmetic problems. He is very focused on your exit strategy as well. It doesn't matter if you plan to live in the house for a few years or a long time, chances are that you will want to sell it some day. He would point out things that would help or hurt me on resale. That is something that is very important, and mostly overlooked when you are buying a house. Steve blew me away with his dedication to finding a house for me in such a short time. He pretty much dropped everything and was putting in 12-hour days with me. In 10 days we did find the right house and got our offer accepted! Even after that, he was still giving 110 percent. Since I was out of state again, he came out to the property and met with the home inspector, the septic inspector, and dealt with getting the minor repairs completed that the home inspector found. And he was very helpful at the closing as well. Not to mention the great Buyer's Credit that I received at closing. He actually gives you a percentage of his commission towards your closing costs! Bottom line, you aren't going to find a better Realtor. He is honest, dedicated, friendly, knowledgeable, and has great communication skills. I've never met a Realtor like him before, and probably never will again! He's one of a kind, and simply the best!
by Linda Rose, Clayton NC