Northern Lake Living
I specialize in residential, waterfront and recreational home sales in an area known as the “Chain of Lakes” in northwest Michigan. Feel confident you are working with a professional as I am proudly serving in the Top 10% of Realtors®.
Steve Parafin is an outstanding agent. He went out of his way to find a home that fit our family’s needs. Steve walks you through the process from beginning to end, and handles all the details to lessen the stress! Through this process we consider him as a friend & not just a Realtor. He went above & beyond what most Realtors would have done.
We had actively been looking for a place of our own on the lake for the past 10 years. We dealt with different Realtors, but once we met Steve Parafin, we knew we found the right person to help us. He is knowledgeable about the market and the community. Steve understood our needs and gave us good advice along the way. He was patient and helpful. It's not always easy dealing with an extended family that is purchasing a vacation home together. Steve was always available and flexible. We trusted him to do what was right for us. Our family is thrilled! We now have our own place on Elk Lake where sisters, brothers and families can make new memories thanks to Steve.
The Stewart Family
I was very happy with my experience working with Steve Parafin as my realtor. I am a first time home buyer so every step of this process was new to me. Steve was extremely helpful with tips and pointers with everything from what to look for in a home to suggestions for mortgage companies and inspectors. He made this process much less stressful then it would have been. I greatly appreciate all his time and patience he used with me. I will definitely recommend him in the future.
Honesty, integrity, intelligence and solid business acumen are deliverables you can count on from Steve Parafin. Steve helped our family of five deal with the logistics of an 850 mile move and also helped us strategize the sale of our home (in NB) to maximize profit. You will find that he is very responsive to your inquiries and I quickly learned that he is very helpful in enabling you to make a good purchase decision that is right for you – not for him because it is convenient. Let me emphasize “good purchase decision”. He will take the time to listen to your needs (and panic moments) and then help create a well thought out plan to meet your expectations. He is familiar with the area, knows a lot of people in various home related industries (mortgage, construction, legal, etc.) and will represent you well as either a buyer or seller. You will also find that he is very articulate in conversation and can bring clarity to confusing real estate topics. If you want the best, I would highly recommend Steve Parafin, especially for families moving into the area.
The Anderson Family
You hit the ground running with new concepts and attention to detail as well. Seeing our progress on the computer each week was an eye opener. I could see the listing traffic and even read their feedback. There are some agents that write a listing and then wait to get lucky. You clearly demonstrated there is a better way. It was hard word, and it paid dividend when in the end you brought us a buyer instead of waiting for some other guy. As far as I am concerned you rank four stars.
Jon H. Stitle
Just a short note to thank you for the successful SALE of our house on Elk Lake! We are also very happy with the condo you sold us in Elk Rapids. Your understanding of the technical world and internet advertising gave both you and us an edge in getting the job done. We were also impressed that you had such a good working relationship with others in your profession, it made for a successful conclusion, and you were a pleasure to work with.
Bob and Margo Llewellyn
I am very pleased with all of the help I received from Steve during my search for a new home. His care and concern for us during a very difficult time in our lives went way beyond anything we could hope for.
I would like to tell any interested party looking for a real estate agent that you can do no wrong with Steve Parafin. I was in search of a home and with very limited funds was having a hard time finding something that suited me for the right price. Steve had worked with me for 6 months and had shown me more listings than thought imaginable. After 4 or 5 bids I finally got exactly what I was looking for, at exactly the price I could afford. Steve was extremely helpful with advice and even though he wasn't looking at a very large commission he worked as if he were. Not only did I get the house and land I was looking for I feel I made a new friend in Steve. His personal and business character are exceptional and I tell all my friends interested in a home or vacation home to contact Steve.
Steve Parafin is a hard working Realtor. My wife Michelle and I enjoyed his professionalism and expertise as we searched and found the right home for our family. We would highly recommend him to anyone of our friends and family thinking of selling or buying a home.
We can't say enough good things about Steve. We listed our home with him, and it was sold within 3 weeks, even in a down market. We give the credit to his total marketing plan, his positive attitude, and best of all, his extremely appealing internet presentation.
Bill and Harriett Gonzalez
Steve Parafin went above and beyond helping my husband and I find just the right house, at times a very challenging job and Steve was there walking us through every step of the process, this wasn't our first time buying a house but each experience is different and Steve always had our back. Steve thanks for putting up with all the calls and emails! I highly recommend as a buyer to secure a "buyers agent" it's been our experience that a dual agent cannot effectively serve the seller and the buyer, so when we made the decision to move 200 miles from the town we had called home for 25 years I knew we had to have an agent working for us, and that agent was Steve Parafin, Thanks again Steve! We feel honored to call you friend!
Troy and Barbara Estes
My wife and I were very pleased with Steve Parafin and Real Estate One. They listed and sold our log home on Elk Lake last summer. Steve kept us informed throughout the process. He is very professional and we highly recommend him.
Richard and Shirley Martin
We were first-time home "sellers" and had no idea where to start. Steve Parafin was recommended to us by our family and we couldn't be happier! He helped price our home, guided us through the listing process, and within a week on the market we had a full price offer! We believe Steve's knowledge and professionalism was key to our quick sale. He then guided us through the buying process of our current home, and kept us informed every step of the way. It was great working with Steve and we would highly recommend him to others.
Kayla and Josh Springstead