Born and raised in rural Indiana, Steven enjoyed lakeside living, bicycling, tennis and playing trombone in his school band. But Steve went from small-town boy to globe-trotter when he enlisted in the United States Army. Stationed all over the world for 12 years, he proudly served his country as an intelligence analyst. Discharged in 1999, Steve opted for the sunny West Coast, where he worked as a civilian contractor for the Navy Marine Corps’ Network Operations Center at North Island Naval Air Station. In 2002 Steve also joined Advanced Aquatics, Inc., which he co-owns and manages still today.
Steve eventually settled in Escondido because of its “pockets” of rural atmosphere. He met Faye Hines and it didn’t take long before the two forged a close bond. Faye inspired Steve to obtain his real estate license, and when the accomplished this in 2014 he joined The Hines Team! He has since become a Certified Relocation Specialist and First Time Buyer Specialist. Steve has a passion for working with active duty military personnel and veterans. He describes himself as “honest, communicative and organized,” and derives great joy form helping people achieve their goal of home ownership.
In his spare time Steve enjoys the beach, sight-seeing and visiting historic landmarks. Steve’s greatest source of pride is his three grown children; a son who served with the US Air Force in Afghanistan, another son who twice deployed to Iraq while serving in the US Marine Corps, and a daughter who is currently studying to ear her Master’s Degree in psychology.
“Steve’s time in the military gave him the gift of travel as well as the opportunity to connect with others in a very tangible way. Solving problems and talking through details with his clients is his strength, and we’re delighted that he has joined us at our new Escondido location,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.
Want to see what Steve’s up to now? You can contact him at 760.815.4060 or by email at [email protected].
About Windermere Real Estate
Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.
Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.