Testimonials

  • This is full time job for Stephen, so he takes it seriously. He made it as stress free as possible in selling a house that has been in the family for 95 years. Excellent communicator. I really enjoyed working with him.

    This is full time job for Stephen, so he takes it seriously. He made it as stress free as possible in selling a house that has been in the family for 95 years. Excellent communicator. I really enjoyed working with him.

    JPO

  • "When my wife and I were looking to sell our condo in southie I knew we had to go with Stephen. From the initial meeting all the way to the closing he was there. During our first meeting he gave us great tips on how to setup and stage the place for a beautiful showing.


    After we received three offers on the first day we were so happy and Stephen made that possible! We will be forever grateful to him. He went above and beyond during the whole process. He went so far to swap out the smoke detectors himself for us and lined up the inspection with the city.


    If anyone is looking to get the top dollar for their place I would only recommend Stephen."

    "When my wife and I were looking to sell our condo in southie I knew we had to go with Stephen. From the initial meeting all the way to the closing he was there. During our first meeting he gave us great tips on how to setup and stage the place for a beautiful showing.


    After we received three offers on the first day we were so happy and Stephen made that possible! We will be forever grateful to him. He went above and beyond during the whole process. He went so far to swap out the smoke detectors himself for us and lined up the inspection with the city.


    If anyone is looking to get the top dollar for their place I would only recommend Stephen."

    RW

  • "Stephen worked with me to purchase a multi family property. He is an excellent agent. His honesty and knowledge helped us a lot. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for investment property should work with him."

    "Stephen worked with me to purchase a multi family property. He is an excellent agent. His honesty and knowledge helped us a lot. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for investment property should work with him."

    YL

  • My wife and I worked with Stephen to sell our home in South Boston and then again to purchase a home in Medfield. Throughout the sale of South Boston, Stephen proved his expertise many times, whether it was re-booking and supervising the photographer or helping out with the communication with our downstairs neighbors property management group. Having someone who knew the in's and out's of the South Boston market was pivotal to our success. Ultimately resulting in 6 strong offers all over asking price and some very happy sellers. On the buy side, Stephen worked hard to gain familiarity with suburbs he operates in less frequently making us feel like he truly cared about our happiness in the search. He would drive out and video homes/neighborhoods for us while we were at work during the weekdays allowing us to not waste our own time over the weekends during open house season. He was a strong negotiator, ultimately helping us lock down a beautiful home in Medfield, MA for a fantastic price. Even after the sale was final, Stephen forwarded some outstanding mail that was still sent to our old address. Very professional and honest individual.

    My wife and I worked with Stephen to sell our home in South Boston and then again to purchase a home in Medfield. Throughout the sale of South Boston, Stephen proved his expertise many times, whether it was re-booking and supervising the photographer or helping out with the communication with our downstairs neighbors property management group. Having someone who knew the in's and out's of the South Boston market was pivotal to our success. Ultimately resulting in 6 strong offers all over asking price and some very happy sellers. On the buy side, Stephen worked hard to gain familiarity with suburbs he operates in less frequently making us feel like he truly cared about our happiness in the search. He would drive out and video homes/neighborhoods for us while we were at work during the weekdays allowing us to not waste our own time over the weekends during open house season. He was a strong negotiator, ultimately helping us lock down a beautiful home in Medfield, MA for a fantastic price. Even after the sale was final, Stephen forwarded some outstanding mail that was still sent to our old address. Very professional and honest individual.

    J & L

  • Stephen helped my husband and I find the perfect condo in South Boston! We knew we wanted to be in Southie but really had no idea about the area, neighborhood, etc. The first day we met, Stephen took us to various condos around town to get a feel for our taste and must-haves. He essentially gave us a tour of all of South Boston explaining the pros/cons of each area. We never once felt pressured to put an offer on a place. We found the perfect home in no time! Stephen was there for us during the home buying process as well and answered all of our questions and helped coordinate with folks. I am a first time homebuyer so there were LOTS of questions and even more patience on his end. Most importantly, he was genuinely interested in us getting a good deal rather than "up-selling". Stephen was always professional, knowledgeable, sincere and prompt. He was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Looking forward to working with him again in the future once it's time to sell.

    Stephen helped my husband and I find the perfect condo in South Boston! We knew we wanted to be in Southie but really had no idea about the area, neighborhood, etc. The first day we met, Stephen took us to various condos around town to get a feel for our taste and must-haves. He essentially gave us a tour of all of South Boston explaining the pros/cons of each area. We never once felt pressured to put an offer on a place. We found the perfect home in no time! Stephen was there for us during the home buying process as well and answered all of our questions and helped coordinate with folks. I am a first time homebuyer so there were LOTS of questions and even more patience on his end. Most importantly, he was genuinely interested in us getting a good deal rather than "up-selling". Stephen was always professional, knowledgeable, sincere and prompt. He was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Looking forward to working with him again in the future once it's time to sell.

    R & S

  • We were referred to Stephen by a neighbor who spoke very highly of him. Stephen came well prepared to our initial meeting having done research on our condo. He worked with us to price the condo appropriately and hosted multiple open houses. After finding the right buyer, Stephen worked tirelessly with us to find the right condo for us to purchase. He knew the type of properties we were interested in and took us to see a number of units that met our qualifications. Stephen was ALWAYS available by phone and email. He knows the neighborhood really well and is excellent at his job. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him.

    We were referred to Stephen by a neighbor who spoke very highly of him. Stephen came well prepared to our initial meeting having done research on our condo. He worked with us to price the condo appropriately and hosted multiple open houses. After finding the right buyer, Stephen worked tirelessly with us to find the right condo for us to purchase. He knew the type of properties we were interested in and took us to see a number of units that met our qualifications. Stephen was ALWAYS available by phone and email. He knows the neighborhood really well and is excellent at his job. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him.

    L & J

  • Stephen was referred to me by a friend when he was the seller's agent (when my friends were buying). I was glad I took their recommendation because Stephen worked tirelessly with me for over a year as I cautiously entered the Southie real estate market. He was never pushy, always responsive, and very informative as a lifetime resident. I'd highly recommend Stephen to others as he made process as easy as it gets!

    Stephen was referred to me by a friend when he was the seller's agent (when my friends were buying). I was glad I took their recommendation because Stephen worked tirelessly with me for over a year as I cautiously entered the Southie real estate market. He was never pushy, always responsive, and very informative as a lifetime resident. I'd highly recommend Stephen to others as he made process as easy as it gets!

    MK

  • Finding a condo for your daughter in a safe area of South Boston with all the building can be a challenge. Stephen treated my daughter like she was his daughter and found the perfect 2 BR unit for her in a great neighborhood. Trust, honesty, professionalism, intuition are all perfect adjectives to describe this guy.

    Finding a condo for your daughter in a safe area of South Boston with all the building can be a challenge. Stephen treated my daughter like she was his daughter and found the perfect 2 BR unit for her in a great neighborhood. Trust, honesty, professionalism, intuition are all perfect adjectives to describe this guy.

    EM

  • My fiancé and I worked with Stephen to purchase our first condo in South Boston this fall, and we could not recommend him more as a Real Estate agent! He was incredibly professional, honest and knowledgeable about both the market in South Boston and the surrounding areas. We were working with him for over six months before we found our perfect home, and his patience and expertise were immeasurable. After meeting with us multiple times to discuss what we were looking for and what our budget was, he would constantly send us listings he thought might be of interest to us and would give us great insight on properties we were more serious about. As first time homebuyers, we didn't know exactly what to expect from the process of buying a home, and Stephen was the perfect guide for us. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling!!

    My fiancé and I worked with Stephen to purchase our first condo in South Boston this fall, and we could not recommend him more as a Real Estate agent! He was incredibly professional, honest and knowledgeable about both the market in South Boston and the surrounding areas. We were working with him for over six months before we found our perfect home, and his patience and expertise were immeasurable. After meeting with us multiple times to discuss what we were looking for and what our budget was, he would constantly send us listings he thought might be of interest to us and would give us great insight on properties we were more serious about. As first time homebuyers, we didn't know exactly what to expect from the process of buying a home, and Stephen was the perfect guide for us. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling!!

    K & B

  • Stephen worked with me in both the purchase of a multi-family property and the rental of one of the units shortly thereafter. His honesty, communication and depth of knowledge in the markets were exactly what I needed to be successful in this investment endeavor. A true professional.

    Stephen worked with me in both the purchase of a multi-family property and the rental of one of the units shortly thereafter. His honesty, communication and depth of knowledge in the markets were exactly what I needed to be successful in this investment endeavor. A true professional.

    JL

  • I went through a few agents looking for a place in South Boston and eventually got connected with Steve. There's no denying that he knows the market better than anyone. He's accurate with his assessments of house values and is very proactive finding the houses that were recently put on the market. He's also a huge help during closing, he has a wide variety of contacts he can share to help make the process smoother. He ended up lining me up with my bank, and attorney and on the day of closing drove me to and from the attorney's office (twice). I'd give him six stars if I could.

    I went through a few agents looking for a place in South Boston and eventually got connected with Steve. There's no denying that he knows the market better than anyone. He's accurate with his assessments of house values and is very proactive finding the houses that were recently put on the market. He's also a huge help during closing, he has a wide variety of contacts he can share to help make the process smoother. He ended up lining me up with my bank, and attorney and on the day of closing drove me to and from the attorney's office (twice). I'd give him six stars if I could.

    SP

  • My wife and I worked with Stephen when we were looking to purchase our first condo in South Boston. His knowledge and expertise of the market and the neighborhood was exceptional and really made us comfortable with his advice. He was extremely patient with us throughout the process and his insight and hard work really paid off in the end when he found us a great place. When we were entertaining the thought of selling, he met with us to discuss details about the market and the process. When we ultimately decided to become sellers, we again worked with Stephen to not only list our condo, but to help us find a rental. He went above and beyond in both scenarios and the outcomes were better than we could have hoped for. He even helped us remove some pesky shelves from our condo before we closed! His attention to detail, responsiveness, friendliness and no-pressure approach really helped my wife and I feel comfortable working with him. His honesty was also a welcome quality that built a needed trust. I would absolutely recommend Stephen. In terms of our real estate situation, we would not be anywhere close to where we are today without him.

    My wife and I worked with Stephen when we were looking to purchase our first condo in South Boston. His knowledge and expertise of the market and the neighborhood was exceptional and really made us comfortable with his advice. He was extremely patient with us throughout the process and his insight and hard work really paid off in the end when he found us a great place. When we were entertaining the thought of selling, he met with us to discuss details about the market and the process. When we ultimately decided to become sellers, we again worked with Stephen to not only list our condo, but to help us find a rental. He went above and beyond in both scenarios and the outcomes were better than we could have hoped for. He even helped us remove some pesky shelves from our condo before we closed! His attention to detail, responsiveness, friendliness and no-pressure approach really helped my wife and I feel comfortable working with him. His honesty was also a welcome quality that built a needed trust. I would absolutely recommend Stephen. In terms of our real estate situation, we would not be anywhere close to where we are today without him.

    M & A

  • Stephen has the patience of a saint! My husband and I were moving back to the city from the suburbs and knew we needed to be in Southie or Charlestown and Stephen not only toured many places with us but when we would put an offer in (lost a few places- no reflection of Stephen but really of the current real estate market and our own contingencies) he would take us back to see them time and again while we measured and made sure the place would fit our family. He showed up to open houses or met us at places we had seen already on very short notice and always offered expert insight and again- patience. He is a true real estate professional and we would not have made it through this process without him and his guidance

    Stephen has the patience of a saint! My husband and I were moving back to the city from the suburbs and knew we needed to be in Southie or Charlestown and Stephen not only toured many places with us but when we would put an offer in (lost a few places- no reflection of Stephen but really of the current real estate market and our own contingencies) he would take us back to see them time and again while we measured and made sure the place would fit our family. He showed up to open houses or met us at places we had seen already on very short notice and always offered expert insight and again- patience. He is a true real estate professional and we would not have made it through this process without him and his guidance

    K & R

  • A true professional and an exceptional agent. Prompt, polite, and courteous. Always willing to help above and beyond. With a vast knowledge in the real estate and especially in the South Boston market. I have been using Stevie's services for almost a decade and he never disappoints. Always with great advice. Renting income properties can easily become a frustrating issue nevertheless, Stevie is always there with great advices and finding the best of tenants. Can't imagine trusting my properties to someone else. Always happy with his services!!!

    A true professional and an exceptional agent. Prompt, polite, and courteous. Always willing to help above and beyond. With a vast knowledge in the real estate and especially in the South Boston market. I have been using Stevie's services for almost a decade and he never disappoints. Always with great advice. Renting income properties can easily become a frustrating issue nevertheless, Stevie is always there with great advices and finding the best of tenants. Can't imagine trusting my properties to someone else. Always happy with his services!!!

    S & T

  • I have worked with Stephen for a few years now. After working with a number of real estate professionals- I quickly realized that Stephen is one of the best. I was new to the Boston market a few years back- Stephen's decade+ of experience/ knowledge of the area was extremely helpful. Stephen understands price points/value, local builders/contractors, new developments, as well as listed/unlisted properties. I highly recommend Stephen if you are seeking to work with someone familiar with the area and reliable

    I have worked with Stephen for a few years now. After working with a number of real estate professionals- I quickly realized that Stephen is one of the best. I was new to the Boston market a few years back- Stephen's decade+ of experience/ knowledge of the area was extremely helpful. Stephen understands price points/value, local builders/contractors, new developments, as well as listed/unlisted properties. I highly recommend Stephen if you are seeking to work with someone familiar with the area and reliable

    MF


  • I was referred to Stephen through a friend and could not have had a better experience. Stephen is a knowledgeable, high-integrity, thoughtful and responsive agent who advised me extremely well through the process of selling my home. His insight and advice was spot-on and played out exactly as I would have hoped. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone considering buying our selling a home.



    I was referred to Stephen through a friend and could not have had a better experience. Stephen is a knowledgeable, high-integrity, thoughtful and responsive agent who advised me extremely well through the process of selling my home. His insight and advice was spot-on and played out exactly as I would have hoped. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone considering buying our selling a home.


    KB


  • Stephen McCarthy was a pleasure to work with. My condo was under agreement in just over three weeks because of his market knowledge and aggressive approach to get interested buyers to see the property. Steve handled all the small tasks ( getting unit "dressed" for show (ie touch up paint, cleaning halls, etc) to doing all the final steps with buyer to make sure the deal closed on time. Wish I had more property to sell....... I would go back to him in a heartbeat......



    Stephen McCarthy was a pleasure to work with. My condo was under agreement in just over three weeks because of his market knowledge and aggressive approach to get interested buyers to see the property. Steve handled all the small tasks ( getting unit "dressed" for show (ie touch up paint, cleaning halls, etc) to doing all the final steps with buyer to make sure the deal closed on time. Wish I had more property to sell....... I would go back to him in a heartbeat......


    SA


  • Stephen has been our real estate agent for 5+ years - in that time, he's found us a fantastic condo in Cambridge, and, now, a great home in Belmont. He's been an invaluable sounding board for us in our two home searches, a true advocate for us when we've negotiated with sellers on the purchases, and just a tremendous resource in helping us find the right home for us. With our new home in Belmont, we knew we were looking for a bigger space than what we have with our condo, but were unsure exactly where we wanted to end up. We'd narrowed our search to Belmont, Newton and Brookline, and decided on our price point, and Stephen went to work. He gassed up his car and toured each neighborhood - checking out open houses on his own, figuring out what transportation options we'd have to get into the city to work, and compiling a sizable portfolio of options for us to consider. He found old places, new places, places with big yards, places with new appliances - in short, he gave us lots of options to choose between. He also looked outside Belmont, Newton and Brookline to let us know what kind of home we might be able to get in other suburbs at our price. This gave us, as buyers, huge peace of mind - we knew when we saw the home Stephen found for us in Belmont that this really was the best place out there for us. We are so excited to move in and so appreciative to Stephen for everything he did to make it happen. We would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell a house anywhere in or around Boston to work with Stephen. He's a top-notch agent, a patient and attentive listener, and really, just about the best person you could find to drive around and look at open houses with.



    Stephen has been our real estate agent for 5+ years - in that time, he's found us a fantastic condo in Cambridge, and, now, a great home in Belmont. He's been an invaluable sounding board for us in our two home searches, a true advocate for us when we've negotiated with sellers on the purchases, and just a tremendous resource in helping us find the right home for us. With our new home in Belmont, we knew we were looking for a bigger space than what we have with our condo, but were unsure exactly where we wanted to end up. We'd narrowed our search to Belmont, Newton and Brookline, and decided on our price point, and Stephen went to work. He gassed up his car and toured each neighborhood - checking out open houses on his own, figuring out what transportation options we'd have to get into the city to work, and compiling a sizable portfolio of options for us to consider. He found old places, new places, places with big yards, places with new appliances - in short, he gave us lots of options to choose between. He also looked outside Belmont, Newton and Brookline to let us know what kind of home we might be able to get in other suburbs at our price. This gave us, as buyers, huge peace of mind - we knew when we saw the home Stephen found for us in Belmont that this really was the best place out there for us. We are so excited to move in and so appreciative to Stephen for everything he did to make it happen. We would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell a house anywhere in or around Boston to work with Stephen. He's a top-notch agent, a patient and attentive listener, and really, just about the best person you could find to drive around and look at open houses with.


    P & T









126 Newbury Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
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