- Company: Florida State Realty Group, Inc
- Phone: 954-449-1767
- Cell: 954-325-6771
- Fax: 954-449-0283
- Website: WWW.FLORIDASTATEREALTYGROUP.COM
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Real Estate
Specialty Focus: Florida REALTORS®/Florida BAR (f/k/a FAR/BAR) Purchase Contracts, REALTOR® Code of Ethics, Procuring cause, Residential and Commerical real estate transactions, REALTOR® Standard of Care, REALTORS® negligence, fraud, malpractice claims, MLS (Multiple Listing System) Best Practices and Policies.
Years in Practice: 35
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4
Stephen is one of Florida's very best and methodical real estate experts involving both residential and commercial issues. These issues typically include state and federal litigation, arbitration, mediation, and areas of ethical concerns/challenges. Steve, originally from Massachusetts, began his real estate career in 1984 with a local Century 21 franchise. He has been living in the Fort Lauderdale area since 1989 and consults exclusively throughout the State of Florida. Stephen has earned four of the most prestigious real estate professional designations offered by the National Association of REALTORS®, ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative), CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute). Stephen is a Florida licensed real estate broker, school instructor, and mortgage loan originator. Stephen served as the elected 2012 president of one of the largest REALTOR® associations in the USA. Additionally, Stephen served for 10 years on the Florida REALTORS®Board of Directors and 7 years on the National Association Board of REALTORS®. Stephen has served and been chairman of numerous committees within his local REALTOR® association and at both the state and national levels. Stephen continues to serve his local association as an ombudsman working to resolve disputes and as a hearing panel chair for both arbitration and ethics hearings. Stephen has been regularly engaged for over 10 years as a real estate expert witness involving both residential and commercial sales and leasing transactions. Stephen's typical expertise concentration involves fraud, negligence, and standard of care claims, violations of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, procuring cause, contractual disputes, commission disputes broker to broker, broker to associates, and consumer and broker.