A nearly lifelong resident of the North Shore of Long Island, living in Oyster Bay Cove and Glen Cove, Stephen has lived in Syosset for over twenty years with his wife and three children. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Stephen owned and managed The Travel Chest, Inc., a retail travel agency in Locust Valley for more than twenty-two years.
Through his entrepreneurial spirit and keen business acumen, he developed a divergent and loyal client base, including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as numerous successful businesspeople throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. His community involvement includes coaching soccer and Little League baseball in Syosset for many years. In addition, while fielding numberous teams he spearheaded and coached the first youth baseball team ever to represent Syosset in the annual Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.
As a 7 year veteran of the real estate industry which began as a principal in a mortgage based company, Stephen’s enthusiasm for his work, integrity and expertise in real estate has ranked him as one of the top brokers with the highest customer satisfaction. He prides himself in putting his buyers and sellers at ease by: "Know your market, research, be creative, be a good listener to understand the needs of your clients and customers". This philosophy has consistently made Stephen a top producer year after year.
When representing the sale of one of his listings, he works diligently for his seller to achieve the desired end result. However, when he is working with buyers, he has chosen to offer 'Buyers Agency'. Therefore, he is able to provide client level service to his buyers as an agent who is advocating on their behalf, instead of the seller’s (without ‘Buyer Agency’, all agents work directly or indirectly for, and in, the best interest of, the seller). A Buyer's Agent Agreement becomes of great value to you, when purchasing a new home.
Stephen will show his commitment to your real estate needs with the same professional, personal and courteous service that he has afforded all his clients throughout his career.