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About For Buyers Only Realty 

 Sharon Stevens of FOR BUYERS ONLY REALTY operates a unique niche in the local real estate market.  She moved to St Augustine many years ago and purchased a home using a “traditional” Realtor.  It was at that time that she realized that Buyers are often overlooked or simply not given the attention that they deserve from Realtors that also take listings and work with sellers.  So when it was time to open up her own real estate company it was done with an exclusive commitment to Buyer Representation.

 

Most Florida Realtors act as "transaction" brokers that represent neither the seller nor the buyer.  A Transaction Brokerage is simply a "facilitator" of a real estate transaction and by state law does NOT provide Fiduciary Representation, Total Loyalty or Full Disclosure to its customers.  FOR BUYERS ONLY REALTY, led by Sharon Stevens, is an Exclusive Buyer’s Agency …..and her  promise and commitment is to provide her Buyer-Clients 100% representation and loyalty.

And now her husband, Dwight Cole, has joined her in providing additional scope and services within the real estate transaction.  Dwight is a local full time firefighter/paramedic. This allows him to be available 2 out of every 3 days to assist the clients of For Buyers Only Realty in various aspects.  His specialty and areas of expertise are knowledge of construction methods and qualities, so he assists clients with inspection and repair advice. 

 


TESTIMONIALS


 

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"My husband and I have purchased and sold four homes in the last 35 years so we speak from experience when we say that Sharon Stevens is an extraordinary Buyers Agent. We first contacted Sharon three years ago when we began our search for a retirement home in St. Augustine. Sharon’s website was so informative about the area and about the challenges of purchasing various types of real estate in 2009 that we knew she was the right agent to contact. Even though we didn’t expect to retire for several years, we wanted to begin our search early and Sharon was the perfect choice to represent us! We signed up for her weekly listings, videos and blogs and contacted Sharon whenever something caught our eye. The video tours she did of any properties we inquired about were immensely helpful, especially since we lived in the Midwest and couldn’t easily see the homes ourselves. Throughout that part of the process we never felt any pressure and were increasingly impressed by Sharon’s friendly, informative responses to our inquiries and honest assessments of a house’s condition.
 
When we ultimately found the house of our dreams through Sharon’s weekly listings, we were prepared to bid immediately based on her video walk-through. As my husband said “We trust Sharon’s opinion of the house. Put in a bid!”  Sharon guided us, still long distance, through the bid, contract, inspection and closing. I had the pleasure of finally meeting her at the inspection, and it felt like meeting an old friend. The house was even better than we expected and since the closing Sharon has kept an eye on our property until we complete our move from the Midwest. All of her recommendations for local businesses have been excellent and she has made the entire process remarkably easy. We’re thrilled to be retiring to our home in St. Augustine and feel so lucky that we’ve been able to work with someone as professionally and personally extraordinary as Sharon. This has been our best purchase and relocation experience!"
Pamela H. (St. Louis)

 
"Larry and I want to thank you for your ongoing "johnny on the spot" work in finding our new home in St Augustine. You are always friendly, patient, and cordial despite addressing any of our anxieties throughout the home buying process.  We will gladly refer you to our future friends here for their home buying needs.  Thanks again Sharon for your professionalism, patience, kindness, and expertise. " 
Pam F. (Ohio)
 
 
"After visiting St Augustine for the first time in January, 2011, we were struck but its beauty, the climate, and the friendliness of the folks we met.  Upon returning home to the Washington, DC suburbs, we located The Sharon Stevens Team online and made contact with Sharon.  After determining our desires for housing, Sharon immediately began to send us information from which we started to narrow down areas of St Augustine we thought would suit our budget and needs.  In April 2011 we again traveled to St Augustine where Sharon met us and took us to those neighborhoods where we had an interest.  When we narrowed our search to a specific builder in a specific neighborhood, Sharon helped us negotiate a fair price and navigate through the myriad of issues associated with finishing the inside of a ‘spec’ home.  And although we purchased our house that April, we were unable to move in until January, 2012 and Sharon took on the responsibility of being there for walk-through meetings and helping negotiate the final details.  And she provided us with videos of each stage of the process along with suggestions and comments to help us manage the purchase via long distance.  We could not have asked for any more support!  We love our home and the city of St Augustine and we cannot say enough about the insight, help and encouragement we received from Sharon!!"
Neill and Kelly R. (Wash D.C)

 
"We had a wonderful experience working with Sharon Stevens. She helped us every step of the way in our relocation process to St Augustine. Knowing she is working for the buyer only reassured us that she was always looking out for our best interest. The website is great with the breakdown of all the neighborhoods as well as all the other informative features. She sends daily updates of new houses on the market as well as videos that she would make each week and also on request if you had a particular house you wanted to see. We can't say enough great things about how easily and smoothly our home buying process went, we bought our house within a week of moving thanks to all of her great referrals and resources. She is very knowledgeable, honest, and thorough. We wholeheartedly recommend using For Buyers Only Realty for your stress-free move to beautiful St Augustine!"
Donna and Frank T. (Southern Florida)
 
"It was a pleasure to have Sharon serve as our Buyer's Broker.  She was always professional, amiable, prompt and thorough and she provided useful information that helped us purchase a beautiful house in the area that we desired.  We had little knowledge of the Florida real estate scene, so Sharon's sage advice was essential to our quest.  We were also thankful that she went far beyond the parameters of a broker as Sharon suggested a plumber, electrician, roofer, handyman, locksmith, etc. who eased the transition into our new house.  At a time of high tension (at least for us), Sharon was perpetually a calm and focused guide and we couldn't have gone through such a demanding process without her."
Arthur and Judith K. (New Jersey)
 
"I am sitting out on my lanii this evening enjoying this beautiful weather on Anastatia Island in St. Augustine Florida. It is hard to believe that 6 months ago I was living in Vermont! I had already sold my home there and needed to find a realtor here that would be working for me,the buyer. After some web searching I found For Buyers Only Realtor,Sharon Stevens Team. After many e-mails I was able to co-ordinate with Sharon a 10 day visit to purchase my new island home.Sharon was so professional and easy to work with. Sharon understood exactly what we were looking for and helped us make a good offer on our home which was immediately accepted. Sharon worked tirelessly on our inspection and closing. We bought our home while in Vermont and after our Vermont closing we drove to our new home,all ready to move in! I would reccomend Sharon to anyone who wants results! Her advice and guidance made this long distant move a smooth transition and I am grateful that I found Sharon."
AnnaMarie C. (Vermont)
 
 
"I cannot say enough good things about my buying experience with Sharon. She was professional, easy to contact, quick to respond, and helped me find the perfect home! I would recommend her to any and all of my friends!! Thank you so much Sharon!!"
Kathryn C. (St Augustine)
 
 
"My comments about how you handled the transaction are that my brothers and I owe you a debt of gratitude. You did far more than you needed to do to help us and more. Keeping me in the loop was appreciated as was the coordination of showings, repair people, and others. Watering the lawn during the drought was something that no realtor up here would even dream of doing. You’re diligent, professional, and smart, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Feel free to use me as a reference."
Thomas L. (New York)
 
 
"Thank you for all of your guidance and help in purchasing our home on Anastasia Island. As our closing date neared, it seemed that every day some complication arose. However, you always stepped up with a practical and timely solution helping to ensure that the deal went through. Additionally, you have assisted us after the purchase with our move into the area. Let me just say, that your services far exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend you to other purchasers."
Kathleen M. (upstate New York)
 
"Our experience working with you has been most pleasurable. You were
able to take the hard task of finding and buying a home, off of our
shoulders and made it so easy. We appreciate all of your hard work,
in not only getting us the home of our choice, but also helping us
with the whole mortgage and settlement process. Thank you so much!"
Tom and Sherry Y. (St. Augustine)
 
 
"Thank you for absolutely everything you have done for us. You made this process so easy for us. Thank you for your attention to detail, your generosity, flexibility, your time and support. Buying a home can be a bit crazy and you made it to be such a smooth transition from being able to see the house so many times through the closing process. We appreciate your honesty and your guidance through this process! Please have people contact us if they need a verbal or written reference! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!"
Landon and Erin J. (St Augustine)
 
"We came down on a weekend. Sharon had read our emails carefully beforehand, did her homework, and was able to show us exactly the kind of neighborhood and the type of house we were interested in. When it came to the purchasing process, Sharon's experience in reviewing the property, making an offer, and closing saved me time, money, and future headaches. "
Len and Amy D.
 
“Sharon guided us through a very complicated purchase of our vacation home on Anastasia Island. She is not only expert on the trials and tribulations of the property buying obstacle course, but she is very honest and helpful.”
Holley and Ian P. (Outer Hebrides, Scotland)
 
"I enjoyed working with you and appreciate all your efforts in finding me my house. Thank you again."
Lois S. (St. Augustine)
 
"There is one word that describes Sharon's expertise in the market and the buying process--excellent!"
Mikki and Sherman A.
 
"I hate shopping, any shopping, and buying a house was for me especially challenging but thanks to Sharon, buying my new home turned out to be a piece of cake, not the ordeal I was expecting. Thanks a million times Sharon! "
Peter N.( Wash D.C)
 
 
 
And  here are some testimonials from fellow Realtors and Colleagues that I have worked with-------
 
 
 “Its not often I have a chance to whole-heartedly recommend a fellow Realtor, but I whole-heartedly recommend Sharon Stevens. She cares about her customers and gives the best of herself personally and professionally. Sharon holds herself to a very high ethical standard in all of her transactions and is prepared, educated and empathetic. She is an excellent Realtor, a Realtor you can trust to hold your best interest at heart.”
Diane V. (Realtor with RE/MAX 100)
 
Sharon is like the Rock of Gibralter when it comes to persistence and thoroughness. Also, I don't think there is anything in real estate that Sharon doesn't know. I have had the pleasure of experiencing her work ethic when one of her clients purchased a home in my Maronda Homes community, Osprey Landing. Sharon was relentless in detail and support of her client all the while, exuding a calm and professionally confident decorum. I wish I could have all my transactions with Sharon. She is THE consumnate real estate PRO!""
Jim Euliss (Sales Manager For Maronda Homes at Osprey Landing)
 
“Sharon acted as a buyers Realtor on a home I had listed. It was enjoyable working with Sharon because she was one hundred percent professional. She was available when needed and prepared throughout the transaction.”
Mary M. (Realtor with  Prudential Network Realty)
 
“I love closing Sharon's real estate deals. She stays on top of all aspects, from contract to closing. Her customers are always happy and she is always available to answer any questions. She knows her job very well and it shows. She is easy to work with and truly loves her job. Sharon is the best of the best.”
Della M. (Closing Agent with Sheppard & Sheppard,
 

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