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Steve was born in Oceanside, CA and later moved to Winter Haven, FL as a teenager. Now, having lived in St. Augustine for 20+ years, he has intimate knowledge of both the downtown and beach side lifestyle. Driven and motivated, he has decided that St. Augustine is where he wants to live, work and raise his family. Steve has two beautiful daughters in the great St. Johns County School District. The son of a Marine and Filipino immigrant, Steve came from modest beginnings, giving him a sense of humility and an intense drive for success. His upbringing has embedded him with a diligent work ethic and deep core values of respect, honesty, integrity, responsibility and family.
Working in the automotive industry for 10+ years in Northeast Florida, he went from washing cars to managing dealerships. Named "Top 40 Under 40" in Automotive News, he spent a decade committing his professional life to mastering his sales skills and later increasing gross profit and sales volume at various dealerships. With a clear passion for people, leadership and sales, Steve is focused on providing customers with professional and exceptional customer service with strong communication and negotiation skills.
As a servant leader he thrives on growing, developing, mentoring, teaching and positively impacting all those around him. His exposure to many of Northeast Florida's diverse neighborhoods enables him to empower customers to make wise decisions, enhancing not only their real estate experience, but also their daily lives. Steve is able to effectively communicate with his customers and really listen to their needs.
As a local real estate professional, he strives everyday to diligently work for each of his customers, providing the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and thorough knowledge of the real estate market, all while maintaining the utmost levels of honesty, integrity, confidentiality, and respect.
As a leader of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties, Steve is connected to one of the largest global real estate networks. Powered with industry leading software, cutting edge digital marketing, maximum exposure, collaborative social media and a talent filled innovative marketing team. As part of the Schmidt Family of Companies, Coldwell Banker Premier Properties is a now a member of the #1 Coldwell Banker franchise in the network.
In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, fishing, surfing, playing golf and soccer. He loves the ocean and doing anything on the water. He loves living in St. Augustine because it provides the perfect environment to raise his family while enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Northeast Florida. He's actively involved in the local community coaching, volunteering, as well as serving the local and state Realtor® communities. Currently he's serving as Past-President for the St. Augustine/ St Johns County Board of Realtors® and is the Chair of the St Johns County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.