Dedicated REALTOR, providing services for buyers and sellers on The NH Seacoast & Greater Newburyport Area. Contact Steve today to discuss your next move.
Get to know Stephen Oates
Steve began his real estate career in 2007 and hit the ground running obtaining the New Comber Award his first year and he hasn’t slowed down since.
After spending 12+ years as a General Manger in the hospitality field, Steve took many of the skills and principles learned to follow his long time passion into a career in real estate. Steve continuously focuses on his craft and has been recognized each year in business with a sales and service award as a multi-million dollar producer.
Steve obtained his Massachusetts Brokers license in 2011, his New Hampshires Brokers License in 2013, and designations such his GRI, e-PRO, REALTOR, and a Home staging Certificate.
Being drawn to the coast at an early age while living in Western Massachusetts, Steve always knew he would end up on the Seacoast. Fortunate enough to have lived in and around Portsmouth and Newburyport, Steve couldn’t be happier to call the Seacoast his home. Steve prides himself on connecting with his clients , building a trust based relationship, and providing his clients the attention and dedication they deserve.
Steve loves to volunteer and support local and National causes such as Big Brothers / Big Sisters, The Rotary Club, and others. Most recently Steve completed two 10+ mile obstacle courses, The Bone Frog Challenge in 2014 and The Tough Mudder in 2013 to support Wounded Warriors.
Steve is an active member of the Seacoast Board of Realtors®, New Hampshire Association of Realtors®, Greater Newburyport Board of REALTORS, Massachusetts Board of REALTORS, and National Association of Realtors®.
I work with buyers, sellers and investors in Franklin and Hampshire County.
* 2016 SRS Designatioon - Seller Representitive Specialist
* 2014 - Home Staging Expert - Designation
* 2013 - Licensed Broker - New Hampshire
* 2013 - GRI Designation (Graduate REALTOR Institute)
* 2012 e-pro designation
* 2012 RAPV Presidents Award for Sales - Gold Level
* 2011 Licensed Broker - Commonwealth of MA
* 2008/09/10/11,14 - RAPV Presidents Award for Sales - Silver Level
* 2010 - Coldwell Banker International - Sterling Society Award
* 2008/09/10 - Coldwell Banker Presidents Award for Sales/Multi-Million Dollar Producer
* 2009/10,12,14 - Top 10 REALTORS in Franklin County / Real Estate Association of the Pioneer Valley
* 2009/10 - Top 10 Coldwell Banker REALTORS in the State for Selling Units
* 2008 - New Comber Award - Coldwell Banker
* 2007 - Licensed Real Estate Broker - Commonwealth of MA
* 2007 - LMC - Certification - Loss Mitigation
Seller Representation, Home Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Negotiating, Problem Solving, Communication, Home Staging.
Testimonials for Stephen Oates
Derek and kirsten06/30/2016
We were beyond lucky to have been referred to Steve for our home buying experience. We were purchasing our first home which can be very stressful, but Steve helped make it smooth and an enjoyable process. Not only is he extremely knowledgable but he will work hard to make sure you are getting a fair deal and will always go to bat for you. We learned so much through the process and found our dream home, after a lot of patience on his end, looking at MANY houses. Steve is a great person, very genuine, and truly wants to look out for your best interests. He is great about keeping you in the loop and makes himself very flexible to work around your schedule. I will recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy a home, you won't be disappointed.
Beth and David04/16/2016
We had a terrific experience with Stephen Oates. If you are looking for a realtor who knows the area, knows the property, has connections with a variety of vendors (lenders, insurance agents, etc.), Stephen is the person you want to work with. He thought of things related to the sale of the residence that we had not. He is professional, timely, thorough and thoughtful. Hands down the best home purchase experience we have had (on our third residence).
Peter & Ken10/21/2015
We came into the process late and the previous buyers recommended we work with their buyers' agent. We were glad we did - it took the stress out of negotiations, provided us with vary good information throughout the process, expedited paperwork with the mortgage lender and resulted in our working with an excellent lawyer who streamlined the closing process and addressed all of our requirements for a successful purchase. We were very pleased with Stephen Oates' work on our behalf and would recommend him both to residential buyers and sellers and those involved in purchasing commercial properties as well. We valued his prompt and accurate responses to our requirements as well as his patience and knowledge. Our purchase was a large farm and farmhouse in the country - Stephen has moved on to now work by the sea, and we know that his love of the coast coupled with his skill will very well serve the folks who live and want to live by the ocean, just as he helped those of us who are happy by a woodland pond! We heartily recommend Stephen!
John and Pam07/18/2015
Stephen worked very diligently for me. He was always available to answer any questions for me during working hours and weekends!!! He is very eager to sell your home/condo and knowledgeable of all available places for sale. I highly recommend him.
Pamela & Liz12/30/2014
Working with Steve was a great experience. He worked very hard to find a match for us. The more houses he showed us, the better his understanding of what we were looking for became apparent to him. In the end, he found the perfect house for us. I felt that he went above and beyond to help us, giving us guidance through the process and was a great "go between" for us in regards to the seller and lawyer. He worked hard to keep the process moving forward. I highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to purchase a home. He is a solid, honest and patient man.
Steve recently helped my husband and I to sell a house and assisted me in buying a house, all on the same day!
This is not an easy feat, and I wouldn't recommend doing it this way!
Steve was able to provide resources for attorneys in the area, and inspectors, to help in the selling and buying tasks. He provided excellent counsel when it came to setting the price and negotiating with potential buyers and their agents.
We couldn't have done it without Steve. He was steady, professional, and honest with us throughout the entire process. He was positive and helpful and always responded quickly to our questions or needs. I would highly recommend working with Steve for any real estate needs.
Steve recently helped me and my brother in selling our parents house. He is knowledgeable, efficient and professional. Steve guided us through the process every step of the way.
"I would recommend Steve in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a realtor. He was/is resourceful, honest, proactive, professional, patient, and easy to work with."
Tom & Cindy01/16/2013
Steve was our realtor when we sold our house. In four days we had an offer! At all times during this process he was professional, hard working, and knowledgeableI. If we ever had a question or concern he would repond very fast. I was impressed with his knowledge and use of technology when selling a home. He took great pictures of our home and we were able to see them online.A few months later, Steve helped us buy a condo. We once again found him wonderful to work with. My wife and I would highly recommend him if you want to sell or buy a home.
Steve is a great agent, offered suggestion but also listened to our needs for selling our home.