A Wife & Husband Team -- The Only Exclusive Buyer's Agents serving St Augustine, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, and St Johns.
100% Buyer Representation - No Conflict Of Interest - No Buyer Fees or Transaction Fees.
Don't settle for no representation....have someone that is on Your Side!
Sharon Stevens is a Lic. Real Estate Broker whose vast knowledge of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, and St Johns will help you find the perfect neighborhood and home for your needs and budget. With her many years of experience, she will negotiate the best terms and price as well as help you find the best options for your financing and insurance.
-- Member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer's Agents
-- Accredited Buyer's Agent
-- Official Nocatee Certified Realtor
-- Member of Council of Residential Specialists
-- 2015, 2014, 2013 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award Winner (as featured in Jacksonville Magazine)
Dwight Cole is a Real Estate Sales Associate whose special experience and training is construction methods and processes and overseeing the contract-to-close timelines. From arranging inspections, appraisals, surveys, and repairs, he will work closely with you to ensure a smooth journey into your new home. For clients building a new home, he will monitor the whole construction and email you weekly video updates on the building of your new home.
-- Residential Construction Certified
-- Certified New Home Specialist
-- Official Nocatee Certified Realtor
Exclusive Buyer Agents work solely for buyers, avoiding the conflicts of interest inherent in the traditional seller-oriented purchase transactions. This unique relationship of committed trust and care assures real estate buyers the best possible home buying experience.
Be Sure To Work ONLY with an Exclusive Buyer's Agent in your next Home Purchase in St Augustine, Nocatee and Ponte Vedra, and Saint Johns!
Don't settle for no representation....have someone that is on Your Side!
This award is given to the top 7% of Realtors who
have the highest customer satisfaction rating!
Reviews Of FOR BUYERS ONLY REALTY
Serving St Augustine, Nocatee and Ponte Vedra, and Saint Johns FLorida.
"If you are interested in purchasing a home in St Augustine, FL, you need only remember two words - SHARON STEVENS. She is the only true buyer's agent, meaning that she is not representing the home seller.
We arrived from out of town and were staying in a local hotel. Sharon realized that time was important and worked all day every day until our eyes were glazed over. She was extremely patient and non-judgmental as we "evolved" to different styles of houses, neighborhoods, etc. She was always prepared, obviously doing much work behind the scene to make our time with her more efficient. Sharon was extremely cautious about notifying us of potential negatives such as a home close to railroad tracks or proximity to the rear of a large store.
Once we decided on a home, Sharon Stevens was an aggressive negotiator. Apparently, she wore down the seller and got us the house for less than I thought. She was there for every picky detail and was always on top of it. Prior to closing, she guided us into arranging utilities, etc.
Negatives? Ummm, absolutely none. She has our highest recommendation for a buyers agent in St Augustine."
Jeff and Sherry B., South Florida
"After deciding to move to St. Augustine last fall from Ohio, we came across Sharon Stevens and For Buyer's Only Realty, and feel so blessed to have found her as our Buyer's Agent. She was there to answer our questions and show us homes even on a last minute notice. She had all the information of the home and gave us info on the neighborhood that we probably wouldn't have thought of. She went "over and above" her duties in helping us. Always professional and knowledgeable. We found the home of our dreams and are now living in St. Augustine...much due to Sharon and her help. I have recommended her to our friends looking for a home here and will continue to recommend her as a buyer's agent in the future. Thank you, Sharon!"
Louie and Karen A., Ohio
"We feel very fortunate to have found Sharon Stevens as an Exclusive Buyer's Agent......just that designation alone gave us confidence that Sharon was working in our best interest and not concerned about the seller's side of the equation. We started looking for a house about two years ago when we decided to move to Florida from Minnesota. Even when we were back to Minnesota for the summers months, Sharon Stevens kept in touch with us and sent us possible properties. Sharon really honed in on what we were interested in and didn't waste our time showing us properties that didn't fit our criteria. Sharon was always so prompt in getting back to us on any questions and she is very familiar with all the different neighborhoods around the area. Sharon Stevens continues to be a valuable resource to find trustworthy tradespeople to work with when we need a referral as well now that we found our new home here in St. Augustine Beach. We would wholeheartedly recommend Sharon to friends and family interested in a move to this area."
Marvyl and Mike G., Minnesota
"I would have been completely lost without Sharon Stevens's assistance as a buyer's agent. Her expertise and experience are evident in everything she does. Not only did she help me find the perfect home for me, she adeptly assisted in the negotiation process...and probably the most important of all...she kept me organized and on-track throughout the purchase.
Kevin B., Florida
"We had a wonderful experience working with Sharon Stevens and For Buyers Only Realty. She helped us every step of the way in our relocation process to St Augustine. Knowing she is working for the buyer only reassured us that she was always looking out for our best interest. The website is great with the breakdown of all the neighborhoods as well as all the other informative features. She sends daily updates of new houses on the market as well as videos that she would make each week and also on request if you had a particular house you wanted to see. We can't say enough great things about how easily and smoothly our home buying process went, we bought our house within a week of moving thanks to all of her great referrals and resources. She is very knowledgeable, honest, and thorough. We wholeheartedly recommend using For Buyers Only Realty as your buyer's agent for your stress-free move to beautiful St Augustine!"
Donna and Frank T., South Florida
"After visiting St Augustine for the first time in January, 2011, we were struck but its beauty, the climate, and the friendliness of the folks we met. Upon returning home to the Washington, DC suburbs, we located For Buyers Only Realty and Sharon Stevens online and made contact with Sharon. After determining our desires for housing, Sharon immediately began to send us information from which we started to narrow down areas of St Augustine we thought would suit our budget and needs. In April 2011 we again traveled to St Augustine where Sharon met us and took us to those neighborhoods where we had an interest. When we narrowed our search to a specific builder in a specific neighborhood, Sharon helped us negotiate a fair price and navigate through the myriad of issues associated with finishing the inside of a ‘spec’ home. And although we purchased our house that April, we were unable to move in until January, 2012 and Sharon took on the responsibility of being there for walk-through meetings and helping negotiate the final details. And she provided us with videos of each stage of the process along with suggestions and comments to help us manage the purchase via long distance. We could not have asked for any more support! We love our home and the city of St Augustine and we cannot say enough about the insight, help and encouragement we received from Sharon!!"
Neill and Kelly R.
"My husband and I have purchased and sold four homes in the last 35 years so we speak from experience when we say that Sharon Stevens is an extraordinary Buyers Agent. We first contacted Sharon three years ago when we began our search for a retirement home in St. Augustine. Sharon’s website was so informative about the area and about the challenges of purchasing various types of real estate in 2009 that we knew she was the right agent to contact. Even though we didn’t expect to retire for several years, we wanted to begin our search early and Sharon was the perfect choice to represent us! We signed up for her weekly listings, videos and blogs and contacted Sharon whenever something caught our eye. The video tours she did of any properties we inquired about were immensely helpful, especially since we lived in the Midwest and couldn’t easily see the homes ourselves. Throughout that part of the process we never felt any pressure and were increasingly impressed by Sharon’s friendly, informative responses to our inquiries and honest assessments of a house’s condition.
When we ultimately found the house of our dreams through Sharon’s weekly listings, we were prepared to bid immediately based on her video walk-through. As my husband said “We trust Sharon’s opinion of the house. Put in a bid!” Sharon guided us, still long distance, through the bid, contract, inspection and closing. I had the pleasure of finally meeting her at the inspection, and it felt like meeting an old friend. The house was even better than we expected and since the closing Sharon has kept an eye on our property until we complete our move from the Midwest. All of her recommendations for local businesses have been excellent and she has made the entire process remarkably easy. We’re thrilled to be retiring to our home in St. Augustine and feel so lucky that we’ve been able to work with someone as professionally and personally extraordinary as Sharon. This has been our best purchase and relocation experience!"
"I am sitting out on my lanii this evening enjoying this beautiful weather on Anastatia Island in St. Augustine Florida. It is hard to believe that 6 months ago I was living in Vermont! I had already sold my home there and needed to find a realtor here that would be working for me,the buyer. After some web searching I found For Buyers Only Realtor,Sharon Stevens Team. After many e-mails I was able to co-ordinate with Sharon a 10 day visit to purchase my new island home.Sharon was so professional and easy to work with. Sharon understood exactly what we were looking for and helped us make a good offer on our home which was immediately accepted. Sharon worked tirelessly on our inspection and closing. We bought our home while in Vermont and after our Vermont closing we drove to our new home,all ready to move in! I would reccomend Sharon to anyone who wants results! Her advice and guidance made this long distant move a smooth transition and I am grateful that I found Sharon."
"It was a pleasure to have Sharon Stevens with For Buyers Only Realty serve as our Buyer's Agent. She was always professional, amiable, prompt and thorough and she provided useful information that helped us purchase a beautiful house in the area that we desired. We had little knowledge of the Florida real estate scene, so Sharon's sage advice was essential to our quest. We were also thankful that she went far beyond the parameters of a broker as Sharon suggested a plumber, electrician, roofer, handyman, locksmith, etc. who eased the transition into our new house. At a time of high tension (at least for us), Sharon was perpetually a calm and focused guide and we couldn't have gone through such a demanding process without her."
Arthur and Judith K.
"Larry and I want to thank you for your ongoing "johnny on the spot" work in finding our new home in St Augustine. You are always friendly, patient, and cordial despite addressing any of our anxieties throughout the home buying process. We will gladly refer you to our future friends here for their home buying needs. Thanks again Sharon for your professionalism, patience, kindness, and expertise. "
Pam and Larry F
"I cannot say enough good things about my buying experience with Sharon. She was professional, easy to contact, quick to respond, and helped me find the perfect home! I would recommend her to any and all of my friends!! Thank you so much Sharon!!"
Kathryn C. (St Augustine)
"My comments about how you handled the transaction are that my brothers and I owe you a debt of gratitude. You did far more than you needed to do to help us and more than earned your fee. Keeping me in the loop was appreciated as was the coordination of showings, repair people, and others. Watering the lawn during the drought was something that no realtor up here would even dream of doing. You’re diligent, professional, and smart, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Feel free to use me as a reference."
Thomas L. (New York)
"Most of all we have to thank you for giving us some "tough love" on an appropriate pricing strategy, as well as the prescient market insight that we had only a few weeks of a window in which to make a move. It turned out that advice was dead on target.
We got an invaluable jump on the market by under cutting the competition. If we had gotten that kind of advice a year ago from the other Realtor... well... let's just say that we are extremely grateful for your tenacity and savvy market instincts. If not for a solid push toward aggressive pricing, we'd probably still own the house. So you can add that feather to put on your hat.
If it were an election, I'd stuff the ballot box! You're the best."
"Thank you for all of your guidance and help in purchasing our home on Anastasia Island. As our closing date neared, it seemed that every day some complication arose. However, you always stepped up with a practical and timely solution helping to ensure that the deal went through. Additionally, you have assisted us after the purchase with our move into the area. Let me just say, that your services far exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend you to other purchasers."
Kathleen M., Saint Augustine(formerly upstate New York)
"Our experience working with you has been most pleasurable. You were
able to take the hard task of finding and buying a home, off of our
shoulders and made it so easy. We appreciate all of your hard work,
in not only getting us the home of our choice, but also helping us
with the whole mortgage and settlement process. Thank you so much!"
Tom and Sherry Y. (St. Augustine)
"Thank you for absolutely everything you have done for us. You made this process so easy for us. Thank you for your attention to detail, your generosity, flexibility, your time and support. Buying a home can be a bit crazy and you made it to be such a smooth transition from being able to see the house so many times through the closing process. We appreciate your honesty and your guidance through this process! Please have people contact us if they need a verbal or written reference! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!"
Landon and Erin J.
"We came down on a weekend. Sharon had read our emails carefully beforehand, did her homework, and was able to show us exactly the kind of neighborhood and the type of house we were interested in. When it came to the purchasing process, Sharon's experience in reviewing the property, making an offer, and closing saved me time, money, and future headaches. "
Len and Amy D.
“Sharon guided us through a very complicated purchase of our vacation home on Anastasia Island. She is not only expert on the trials and tribulations of the property buying obstacle course, but she is very honest and helpful.”
Holley and Ian P. (Outer Hebrides, Scotland)
"I enjoyed working with you and appreciate all your efforts in finding me my house. Thank you again."
Lois S. (St. Augustine)
"There is one word that describes Sharon's expertise in the market and the buying process--excellent!"
Mikki and Sherman A.
"I hate shopping, any shopping, and buying a house was for me especially challenging but thanks to Sharon, buying my new home turned out to be a piece of cake, not the ordeal I was expecting. Thanks a million times Sharon! "
And here are some testimonials from fellow Realtors and Colleagues that I have worked with-------
“Its not often I have a chance to whole-heartedly recommend a fellow Realtor, but I whole-heartedly recommend Sharon Stevens as a Buyers Agent. She cares about her customers and gives the best of herself personally and professionally. Sharon holds herself to a very high ethical standard in all of her transactions and is prepared, educated and empathetic. She is an excellent Realtor, a Realtor you can trust to hold your best interest at heart.”
Diane V. (Realtor with RE/MAX 100)
"Sharon is like the Rock of Gibralter when it comes to persistence and thoroughness. Also, I don't think there is anything in real estate that Sharon doesn't know. I have had the pleasure of experiencing her work ethic when one of her clients purchased a home in my Maronda Homes community, Osprey Landing. Sharon Stevens, as a Buyers Agent, was relentless in detail and support of her client all the while, exuding a calm and professionally confident decorum. I wish I could have all my transactions with Sharon. She is THE consumnate real estate PRO!""
Jim Euliss (Sales Manager For Maronda Homes at Osprey Landing)
“Sharon Stevens acted as a buyers agent on a home I had listed in Ponte Vedra Beach. It was enjoyable working with Sharon because she was one hundred percent professional. She was available when needed and prepared throughout the transaction.”
Mary M. (Realtor with Prudential Network Realty)
“I love closing Sharon's real estate deals. She stays on top of all aspects, from contract to closing. Her customers are always happy and she is always available to answer any questions. She knows her job very well and it shows. She is easy to work with and truly loves her job. Sharon is the best of the best buyer's agents.”
Della M. (Closing Agent with Sheppard & Sheppard,