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Stephen was such a tremendous help throughout the entire process! His knowledge of the market and advice was invaluable in helping me make a decision about my purchase. Always responsive and attentive, Stephen and his team kept me on track to make sure I met my 30 day closing. I'm so appreciative of Stephen's support in making my purchase a reality, and I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a new home.

- Michael C

Stephen Hansen Brown helped through the whole process. While viewing the property, Stephen asked additional questions about the property that I never would have thought to ask at the time. The answers of those questions truly helped solidify the bid on the property. The next step was placing an offer and negotiating a purchase price of the property. He gave his professional opinion when asked and pursued negotiations in the best interests of his client. Stephen also helped with the process with the inspection reports and making sure everything was corrected before the closing, in terms of the seller fixing/replacing anything or applying a credit on the purchase price. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of other items that Stephen did during this process, but these were the most important take aways from this experience. Nevertheless, I fully recommend using Stephen, especially for his complete dedication to his clients and his speedy response time to any questions or concerns. I will be using him in the future.

- Kyle B

Stephen is a consummate pro. Buying a home in LA isn't easy but Stephen's experience and fast communication throughout the process gave us peace of mind. It started with the initial walkthrough, answering all of our questions, through the exhaustive inspection phase (Stephen and his team handling all of the scheduling and making it a breeze) then negotiation and finally to closing. Constantly in touch at all hours (seriously, all hours). Now that we've moved in, the contractors/inspectors Stephen first provided–people that were thorough, transparent, and provided competitive prices–are now making this house a home. Stephen remains in touch, easily accessible, and is just a great dude. You'd do well to seek out his services. Thanks again for all the help, Stephen.

- Tian Jun

As this was our first home, we really did need guidance on a lot of things. Stephen Hansen Brown was patient and explained everything we asked. We never felt rushed, he was very educational, and in such a stressful time, felt like a rock solid quarterback through it all. Having Stephen manage our renovations freed me up to focus on other things I needed to. Stephen was thorough, had fantastic recommendations of painters, plumbers, electricians, flooring – he helped when I wanted second opinions or quotes and brought in trades that he knew were in our price range. Stephen customized his recommendations and was spot on throughout. Stephen is very trustworthy always keeping our best interest in mind. Our floor guy "finished" the floors, but when Stephen came by to check, he was the first to say they weren't right, called the guy, and got him back to have them done right. He was calm through the process, direct with our guy, and very focused on getting it done the way it should be. I'd recommend Place LA for any buyer who needs someone to oversee everything from loan to post-closing remodel. I did a lot of things myself, but couldn't have done it all alone. Stephen had expertise beyond any of mine, a keen eye for design, colors, and hires, and was an invaluable resource.

- Bradley C

Stephen Hansen Brown is a top notch realtor. His knowledge of the market has been invaluable to us and his patience with myself and my family's search has been so wonderful. I highly recommend using Stephen for your next home search or resale. He is a true professional!

- Edward D

Stephen Hansen Brown is an excellent Broker!! He is very knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. He sold my Condo at the very first showing!!! Highly recommend SHB!!!

- Reggie G

My husband and I decided to buy a house in August of last year. As first time buyers we expected the process to be smooth but it's surprising how much there is to do before getting an offer accepted and finally closing. Stephen was amazing at preparing us for the process and guiding us through each step. I appreciated how open he was when we just met to showing us as many houses as we wanted to see (even though we had yet to be pre-approved and know how much we could afford) - he genuinely wanted to learn of our must haves/deal breakers and encouraged us to see what was on the market in all the areas we liked. When it came time to making offers, I respected how honest he is - he ultimately does what his clients want/decide but he recommended not putting more than one offer out at a time so as not to mess with the sellers/listing agents. Something that we noticed, when heading to open houses by ourselves, is how highly listing agents who knew Stephen spoke of him. This is something invaluable when it comes time for the listing agent to advise their clients what offer to accept. Stephen is business minded but also extremely creative with a background in architecture. His personality and brains were the perfect match for us, as my husband is a numbers man and I was much more interested in picking his brain about remodel ideas. We can't say enough about Stephen's availability (no matter the time of day), his professionalism or his problem-solving attitude. Ultimately, for most people, the house-searching period is a rather long one. If you can find someone genuine, who is knowledgeable in real estate yet not pushy, and whose company you can enjoy, you have hit the jackpot.

- Valeria F

We can not say enough about Stephen! He was incredible through out the entire process. He really made it a point to talk us through each step and update us with everything as it came in! We are so excited about our new home and owe Stephen so much gratitude for helping us! We highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking for a new home ESPECIALLY first time home buyers!!!

- Kathy K

Stephen sold my place in less than a month and found my current place which I love! The presentation he put on with pictures and video to sell my place was top-notch. Couldn’t have done it without him.

- Sean D

Stephen cares. Not just about the nitty gritty of getting you the best deal, but he cares that you are happy, that you find the right home, and that the process is smooth and doesn’t interrupt your life. At least five times, he went above and beyond for me on both purchasing a new house and selling my old one. He doesn’t keep slim work hours. He’s easy to reach, always on the case (even on a trip to Barcelona with family and friends, he made the effort to answer my texts). Good man, and a great real estate agent.

- Julia A

Stephen is very professional and attentive to your needs in a search for a home, he gives you excellent advise especially when is your first time buying a home. FIRST TIME BUYERS!!!! Stephen's your guy for ALL THINGS "Real Estate."

- Ronald C

Stephen encouraged us to look at another house in addition to the one we thought we wanted to buy. The house was perfect, in a better location and a much better renovation. Stephen is friendly, professional, organized, flexible and just all around super to work with. The entire team at Compass and Lotus escrow were a pleasure. I have bought several homes and this was by far the easiest to work through thanks to Stephen and his team. I highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in LA.

- Christine D

Stephen and his team did a great job selling our property. From pricing to photography, open houses to individual showings they were able to guide us through the entire process. We couldn't be happier with the service provided.

- Peter L

Stephen's team were nothing short of fantastic to work with. They helped me to sell my house in a matter of days, my house had two offers and it sold for over asking. They guided me through the process and it was seamless. They are incredibly professional and always available.

- David L

Stephen was a dream to work with. Very professional, responded immediately and very attentive. He was always on time. Paperwork was hassle free. I would highly recommend him."

- Drew H.

I have never worked with a real estate agent like Stephen before. He listened to what our needs were, came up with a list of homes to see all of which were on the mark, helped us with the best offer, and arranged all the inspections. The actual house hunting was finished in one week, the offer, inspections, mortgage, closing, etc was completed in a month, all of which including finding contractors, for the work to be done were all organized and facilitated by Stephen. This was the easiest house buying experience I had thanks to Stephen. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone who wants things done well and fast.

- Tom B.

We loved working with Stephen! He helped us finding perfect house! Stephen is really nice and professional! He always listened all our concerns, which is so important! He is the best agent in LA! Definitely recommend him! Five start agent !

- Pierre G

Stephen Hansen Brown is the energizer bunny and always pays attention to smallest details that everyone needs when purchasing a home. Brown is the perfect match for any emotional buyer. His creativity, sense of style, vision and compassion are extraordinary. I have watched his career soar and it couldn’t happen to a more fabulous man.

- Carolyn M

As first-time homebuyers, we were a bit new to the process of buying a house. Stephen’s responsiveness, knowledge, and patience helped guide us through the process of ultimately purchasing our home. He was always willing to answer or check on any question we had. During the escrow process, Stephen provided us invaluable advice and was able to negotiate our requests in a persuasive manner. He always clarified next steps with us and kept to the schedule; we were even able to close a bit early. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home!

- Jennifer S.

Stephen is very nice, gentle and always on our side of the negotiation. He was very quick in answering our messages, and showing new places closer and closer to our expectations.

- Thales B.

Words can't describe the phenomenal expertise, professionalism, and diligent work ethic Stephen embodies. The home buying process was long, due to our first loan officer, yet Stephen managed to proactively guide us on all fronts while maintaining negotiations with the sellers so we'd close with a lucrative deal. He's sharp, has his client's best interest in mind, and managed the whole process. Stephen's attention to detail and a robust amount of real estate knowledge eased all my home buying jitters -- I refer Stephen to everyone I know and will continue to do so due to my pleasant experience throughout.

- Garrett T.

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Dedicated to customer service and ensuring his clientele receive unparalleled service in the real estate sphere, Stephen Hansen Brown, Compass, is one-of-a-kind in its commitment to some of the most exclusive Los Angeles communities. Focusing on both residential and commercial real estate in the luxury space, Compass Real Estate has a complete grasp of knowledge of Southern California real estate, and is a true expert in its field. Unwavering customer satisfaction truly elevates this unique firm into a league of its own. It has set the standard in Beverly Hills real estate when it comes to dedication, tenacity and teamwork.