Client Stories

Hear from My Happy Clients


Relocating to Portsmouth, NH 

We were so fortunate to find Stephen. It was a pleasure working with him. He is super familiar and knowledgeable about the Portsmouth market. He quickly got a great sense of our needs/desires and read all the players on both sides well (including the sellers and their agents) making it easy to arrive at a win-win deal for all. We are thrilled with our new home and attribute a painless process to Stephen.

-The Melicks 


Time to move on from Dover, NH

I worked with Barbara just two years prior to purchase of this beautiful home. I was surprised when she called to tell me she was selling, but I was very happy to she called me to be the one to sell it. With multiple offers, we were able to turn a nice profit in just two years. It's always a pleasure working with repeat clients, in addition to new ones. 




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Found a 2nd Home in Exeter, NH

Steve was very quick to understand my priorities and was helpful in guiding the process from property decision to close. Following the close he was helpful with further property details. Always professional and clear with communications.


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Relocating to Exeter, NH

The relationship with a real estate agent must be one of trust and understanding. It is essential that the agent fully understands what we were looking for. It is equally critical that you trust the agent fully, that he/she is indeed working for YOU and not simply selling property. One wants to buy a home that fits like a suit from a Taylor and not one simply off the rack. His understanding of and use of technology was a tool and asset to the personal relationship he establishes. Steve Oates was all of that and more for us in our search.



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First Time Home Owner in Newbury, MA

Steve was fantastic to work with. As first time home buyers, it was important to us that we work with someone informed and trustworthy – and Steve was just that and more. He made the entire home buying process incredibly seamless and we could not have been happier throughout our time working together. His genuine, personable and professional demeanor simply cannot be matched. We would highly recommend him to anyone!



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Listed and Sold in Kensington, NH

Steve was very helpful and knowledgeable in all steps of selling my home from from providing help in how to get it ready for sale to listing and advertising it and negotiating a sale. He was always very responsive to all questions and proactive in checking in throughout the process. Steve was great to work with and I would highly recommend him. Source:



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Moved to Rye NH From MA

Would fully recommend Steve as your next realtor! He is very easy to communicate with, has quick response time, open minded to view as many properties as needed. Plus he has great knowledge of the Portsmouth, NH and North Shore, MA areas and utilizes his skills through negotiations all the way through to closing. We’ve ended up with a house that surpassed our expectations thanks to Steve!



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Family Home in Durham, NH

Steve is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and the process of buying a new home. He is very informed on the local real estate market. He made finding and buying our home a breeze. I would recommend him to anyone!



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Summer Home in Rye, NH

Steve Oates is a gem. He guided us through the process of purchasing a great house when we were 1500 miles away. He warned us that we had to plan to visit the house and place a bid on it earlier than we had anticipated, and he informed us about all procedures that were involved. He educated us about electronic signatures, had a splendid rapport with the sellers’ agent, recommended an insurance agent and helped us with our concerns that the agent had not written up a policy that was sufficient, recommended a delightful house inspector, answered all our questions, and guided us through a very smooth and speedy closing. I can’t say enough about our comfort level in dealing with Steve. He not only is very professional; he is also incredibly sympatico.



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Happy Home Seller - Western, MA

Steve was an amazing realtor. He’s honest, trustworthy and extremely professional. Steve makes you feel like you are his only client, and he kept us well informed throughout the entire process. He sold our house in less than 24 hours!.



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Moving On Seller in Portsmouth, NH

Steve is a “people person” which makes it very easy and pleasant to communicate with him. He listens well and is direct, so one knows where one stands. I felt he cared for my particular needs and followed through.

Stephen Oates

068910 / 9518483


Keller Williams Coastal And Lakes & Mountains Realty


750 Lafayette Road Suite 201
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mobile: 603-777-7908

Office: 603-610-8500

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