2271 Flatiron WaySan Marcos, CASan Marcos, CA 92078
Thank you Steven, I wanted you to know that this is my 3rd refinance in 24 years and I have never experienced such great service like I have from you and your team. They are quick and efficient and made this process so easy I still can't believe it. If I would have known it was going to be this painless I would have done this along time of ago but my previous experiences were not good. Thank you so much!!!!
"Good morning, Steve:
I'm not sure if we've ever met, in person, but I have been the notary on quite a few of your loans. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how impressed I've been by your relationship with your clients. Loyalty is a rare commodity in our business and you have the most loyal clients I have ever met. Which tells me that you give excellent service, on a regular basis. Because of that, I have provided several people with your name, knowing that you would probably provide them with the same great service.
Anyway, that's it. I've told so many other people how impressed I've been with you, I figured I should take a moment to tell you, too!"
"Steven, my hero. You saved our lives with your help. My gratitude for you is so deep. I don't know how to express it. Wishing you the best holiday and many, many wishes for a happy new year"
"As you probably know, we could not have done the re-fi without all your hard work. Thank you again for everything you do for us. Love, Sean and Lola"
Sean and Lola Kiel
San Marcos, CA
"I wanted to thank you for your professionalism and patience throughout this whole ordeal. Marilyn and I both appreciate the great effort and service you provide."
Rick Suminski and Marilyn Leifer
I wanted to take this time to extend my heartfelt thanks for all the hard and miraculous work you did for me and my children! It is because of you that my home is safe and the home that my children have grown up in remains intact.After spending the last year trying to find a bank or lender to refinance my home loan for me was becoming increasingly futile and hopeless as I needed to get my ex-spouse off of title and the loan because of a court order. I thought I was going to lose my children's birth home. I was at my wit's end and very worried and distraught.
Fast forward to two weeks ago, I was researching mortgage brokers online and came across your website and liked what I saw, so I contacted you. You were very professional and responsive over the phone. When we met the second time (which was 24 hours after the first time), you found me in a state of despair as I needed to get a quick hard money loan thanks to my ex-spouse's foreclosure on his property and traditional banks would not refinance with me for another six months when the foreclosure would drop off my credit history.
I had been crying of which you commented on and asked me to tell you why. I told you I would lose the house unless I refinanced it in 48 hours. I watched you leap into action calling forth a host of players to include a title rep, an escrow rep, a notary and others who all played an important part in completing this refinance in 24 hours. I understand that all of you worked overnight as well on it so that the next day which was a Friday, you had all the loan documents prepared and I was able to sign on that day.
Fast forward to the following Monday of my court hearing, you were so gracious, professional , and kind to show up to my court hearing and even field a barrage of questions from my ex-spouse's attorney who was trying to sabotage all efforts of letting this refinance go through. It is because of all the work of you, my great attorney, Robin Montes, and your eloquent testimony that the Judge ruled in our favor and so I was able to keep my home.
Words cannot ever express how much gratitude I have for all of you and for your heroic efforts to perform a miracle that took a total of 24 hours! Even my attorney was new to the case and yet, all of you rallied together beautifully to help me and my children stay in our home. Amazingly, prior to that, we were all strangers to each other. All of you reinforce my belief in the human spirit and that there are wonderful people out there who will help a stranger in a time of need simply because they care. I will always remember what you have done for me, thank you.
Steve was wonderful to work with for our home purchase. He was very professional and communicated very well during the process, answered any and all questions well. We have since worked with Steve and his office for refinancing and have had the same great quality of work and responsiveness.
Steve helped my husband and I purchase our home in Sabre Springs in 1996. He is honest, hard working, and was always available to answer questions regarding the home buying process. Since then , my husband and I have used his services as a mortgage broker to refinance our home. Steve truly cares about his clients and has wonderful customer service!!
Honestly, I am the type of person that reviews several people before such an important decision. However, Steven Shaffer was my first and last decision because he is one of the most professional people I have dealt with. What I really wanted was someone that could handle both the real estate and broker roles, and Seven was just that. Sure it is his job, but he goes the extra mile when it comes to details. Details, details, details. Straight shooter. I actually look to deal with him again in two years when I have more business to do.Also I have purchased before, so I know how bad it can be. Seven Shaffer is the guy for me.
Steve is a great partner in the San Diego real estate market. He has helped me multiple times over the years with both buying and selling property as well as assisting with mortgages and refi's; guiding me through the many details and papers to provide or sign! He has great knowledge of the market and the area--and Steve provides great customer service. I value his experience, professionalism, and intelligence--and I trust him.
Steven has helped me sell my Rancho Bernardo house and then later purchase my current Oceanside home. During both times he was extremely helpful, professional and patient. (I say "patient" because he must have shown me over 40 homes!) He is always very pleasant to work with and shows a genuine interest in his client's needs and wants. I wholeheartedly recommend Steven, in fact I have just given his name and contact information to someone.
Steve Shaffer is my real estate (and loan) broker; I would recommend him to you for the following reasons:1. He is honest and he doesn't insult your intelligence by telling you a bunch of crap like so many other real estate agents - he tells it like it is.2. He is hard-working and will do what's best for you.3. He knows his stuff. He's a real estate agent with experience and his legal background is there to make sure you don't get burned.
“Knowledge is Power”! Choosing an educated and smart realtor with experience and integrity is the most important thing that you can do to maximize your financial portfolio!
As a life-long educator, I value knowledge to best deal with what life gives us. Buying a home, financing and re-financing are the most important investments you will make.
I have known Steve Shaffer for over twenty years. In all that time I have seen him grow and blossom into a great realtor, choosing the high roads and using his knowledge and expertise to handle difficult real estate transactions. In all of my experiences, Steve has impressed me with his ability to execute the transactions with the best outcome for me, while managing to keep my emotions calm.
We all think that handling real estate transactions seems so easy and that anyone can do it, but these experiences are complicated and stressful to say the least. Steve is an expert and can handle these transactions with calm, integrity and experience. He has earned both MBA and JD (Juris Doctor, a Lawyer) degrees to best serve your needs with the power you deserve!
Where does your money go? Aren’t you tired of paying high commission fees to large real estate companies? Steve is independent and can charge less. His overhead is low and so is his greed.
Steven has been my realtor for many years. I have bought and sold several places through him of which his professionalism and expertise helped tremendously. He has been extremely helpful in every transaction. I highly recommend him as a realtor and mortgage broker.
Steve was referred to us by a very good friend. He has helped us now through 2 home refinances. He is very professional and efficient. He is very personable and you know he has your best interest in mind. As daunting as a refinance can be, Steve made it so easy for us. I would highly recommend Steve.
My husband and I have known Steve for approximatley 8 years - since he sold our home in Vista on Anza Street. The house sold within a few hours of being listed on the MLS. Steve then sold our home in the Fire Mountain area of Oceanside. We were so happy with Steve's performance that we recommended him to our daughter. Steve also assisted her in purchasing her first home a few months ago. We highly recommend Steve!
I have worked with Steven for the past 20 years. As an attorney I refer clients to him so that he can assist my clients in buying or selling their homes. Each time, I get very positive feedback from my clients in reference to the great job Steve did for them. I would strongly recommend Steven.
Seems Steve Shaffer has made many long time friends out of his encounters in this RE and Loan business he has developed over the years as Shaffer Reality and Loan... as evidenced by the comments of previous people here on Trulia. I am another one of those people and I can say "ditto" to all the positive comments made by the other posters.
As an active buyer , seller and home re-modeler and have had so many purchases and sales through Steve's capable guidance . I have also recommended him to others who have been very happy with the services that he has provided. Steve is a very trustworthy & competent businessman and that says heaps in this world today !
I would gladly share any information about Shaffer Reality and Loan with anyone who wants specifics.
Nancy Viller North County San Diego Investor
There are so many agents in San Diego....Steve is miles apart from that pack. He is very professional which to me is paramount to me choosing an agent. He listed a home for me, He got that sold home "through Escrow", He helped my daughter buy a home, He helped explain to my 82 Mom "maze" of questions on Reverse Mortgages (turned out she already had a Home Equity" loan)..If we hadnt found this out..well it would have been a major Disaster!!
He has helped my friends and I with prompt and current loan info. Okay..this one is very important: There are Loan Sharks out there..so be careful. STEVE knows his loan info inside and out and he will get the best loan for you! It is so important nowadays to be PRE-Qualified before you even go "shopping" for a home. I can't stress this one enough. I have referred many friends to Steve, and they have all be really happy with the result. It is a LOAN Jungle out there.
I work with Shaffer Realty and Mortgage in La Quinta and throughout the Coachella Valley. I can not count how many of my clients Steve has helped through loans, assistance and his friendship. His professionalism is unparalleled in the industry. His highest level of integrity is a goal every Agent and Broker should hope to achieve. Steve is understanding, patient and more than willing to help, assist and listen to every clients needs, goals and even nightmares about selling or purchasing a home. Quite simply...Steve Shaffer is the best in the Real Estate business period. Steve goes the extra mile for everyone he comes in contact with...he is the best!
Steve has worked expertly with our family to buy, sell & refinance our homes for 15 years. He is incredible! He is very intelligent & a master at negotiating. It helps that he has a law degree, too. I would very highly recommend Steve.
Steven was responsive to all our concerns in selling our home, developed a prospective client list to view our home, and found a buyer for us. The buyer turned out to be very difficult in negotiations, but Steven persevered, showed extreme patience in dealing with the buyer, and wound up closing the deal. I give him my highest recommendation.
I have been working with Steven Shaffer as his Sr. Loan Processor for the last 3 years. I have been processing loans since 2001 and have worked with several Brokers over the years. Steven constantly impresses me with the care and personal interest he puts into each one of his clients. He puts the best interests of his clients constantly ahead of his own whether he is helping them with a refinance or finding them their dream home. His clients truly love him and refer their friends and family to him. Past clients constantly return to him for their future needs . It is truly a pleasure working with him!