I had been looking at homes with Stephen De Sena for a little over a month, we chose Stephen because this market is quite precarious with short sales and REO's and we wanted someone who specialized with these specific situations. We didn't have much time to find a home, we had 30 days to move out of house we were currently renting. We found a home, an REO and put in an offer, Stephen stood firm at our price and time frame. We closed in 17 days and got our price, which was almost $50,000 less than asking, if you want someone to work for you, he's your guy, some agents aren't willing to negotiate the price you stand firm on as a buyer, but he was steadfast!!!! The day we were supposed to get our keys(close of escrow), the title company called to let us know the bank moved to quickly on the acceptance and were going to rescind the acceptance. Stephen rallied to our defense and sought legal guidance and a solution, we had a moving van for the next day, and we were very distraught. Stephen ended up working everything out and we moved in the next day!!! This probably sounds like a far fetched story, but it is the absolute truth!! Thank you Stephen, I love my home, area and more importantly the price!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!