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Stephanie Temple-Hoite, CompassPhone: (510) 919-9933
Email: [email protected]
Stephanie Temple-Hoite

Stephanie Temple-Hoite

REALTOR®
DRE: 01490070
(510) 919-9933
[email protected]
stephtemplehoite.com

About

Stephanie grew up in the May Valley area of Richmond, California, and later graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Her real estate career began 20+ years ago after purchasing her first investment property in the Bay Area. She acted as a sales representative for U.C. Berkeley Foundation's real estate gift acquisition program and managed all foundation-owned life estate properties. She received an award from UC for her special contribution and service to the campus.

Specializing in residential sales, Stephanie applies her wealth of real estate sales knowledge, negotiation experience and risk mitigation expertise to serve clients' best interests and to maximize their return on investment.

Stephanie is inspired by learning new things. During her free time, she enjoys live music performances, traveling, camping, a good laugh and sharing a great meal with family and friends.

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Property Management

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Charity & Community Associations

COMPASS Cares

R.E.A.C.T. (Richmond Emergency Action Community Team)
C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)

What Clients Are Saying
 
    
We were so lucky to find Steph when starting our home search. As first time homebuyers, we had a million questions and needed a lot of hand holding as we were navigating the process. Steph was not only super informative, friendly, and always available for us, she also made us feel confident in our decision making. And, when the condo that we loved looked like it wouldn't work with our lender, she went the extra mile to help us find an alternate lender and put in an offer all within 48 hours. Three weeks later we were closing (ahead of schedule!!) in huge part, thanks to Steph. I will definitely be recommending her to any of my friends and family looking to purchase a home in the Bay Area
Elizabeth B.
 
    
Stephanie has worked with me for almost 13 years. She has managed a property for me, help me buy two properties, and sell one. The reason I keep coming back is that she is like family. I have always felt she had my best interest at heart and was willing to work tirelessly to make sure I got what I wanted. Second thought, she's better than family. ; )
Tim Wortham HR Business Partner - Seller/Investor/Buyer

★★★★★

IMy husband and I met Stephanie by chance at an open house. Her personality and knowledge of real estate really impressed us at this meeting. When we decided to purchase our first home, we did not hesitate to reach out to Stephanie - we knew she was the right one for us! Whether it was driving around to look at FOUR or FIVE houses a night or sending countless emails at all times of the day, Stephanie was always there for us and always had a smile on her face. Stephanie is kind, caring, knowledgeable and a great person to have in your corner. She really went to bat to help us buy our first home. Thank you, Stephanie. We can never thank you or refer you enough!!

Leesa

★★★★★

I worked with Stephanie on my recent house purchase and I have to say she is one of the best agents that I have worked with. She was very meticulous with her information and very reponsive. At one timeI sent her 10-11 houses for review and she researched all of them for me, prioritized and explained the pros and cons of each of them. She was very thorough with the offers that we submitted and was present until we closed on the house. She is very patient and understanding. I couldn't have done without her help and I would definitely recommend

Bhavani

★★★★★

I don’t think there’ss any need to explain how stressful buying a house in the bay area can be. I just got the key to my new house last week, which is wonderful, but it was also a very difficult and trying transaction. Fortunately for me my agent just happened to be a real estate Ninja! Steph did all of the things right and went above and beyond for much of it. From listening to what I wanted and actively looking for things that fit the description, to going through the acceptance letter point by point, to communicating directly with my attorney and escrow, to playing hardball with the seller, and most importantly, calming my nerves while I was a frazzled mess - she was my champion! Immediately after Steph took me on my second viewing of my dream home I went out of town and she submitted the bid while I was away. We countered back-and-forth three times all via phone/text/email. But Steph had a vacation planned and by the time my offer was accepted she was in Denmark. Did that stop her from calling me to let me know that my offer was accepted? No it did not. But then things got sticky: This was a cash offer with 21 days to close and with 18 days left I ran into a problem with the funds. Oh the stress of it all! Steph not only held my hand, she whacked a trail through the madness and walked me through everything. Every. Single. Thing. From Denmark! I was getting emails from her even though she set me up to work with a colleague of hers while she was out of town, I never even spoke to him because she was on point at all times.  I really, truly believe I would not have been able to get my new home without Steph Temple-Hoite. I can guarantee that if Steph is your agent she will have your front, back, and both sides, and will fight, and claw, and persevere to see her clients dreams come true! Thank you Steph! Thank you, thank you, thank you....

Khaia
 
    
Stephanie is amazing! Buying a house in the Bay Area is very stressful, and after being told that on our budget, and with our needs, we would need to move further out from the East Bay than we wanted, a friend recommended her with stellar reviews, and they were right! She helped us get a house in the area we wanted, in the right school district, that was the right size, with a big yard, AND for an amazing price! She helped us navigate the bidding process, home inspections, loan process, and even helped set up flooring people, electricians, sewer lateral, seismic retrofit, and plumber. She set us up with a local lender that helped us close quickly and efficiently. Stephanie is a very clear and effective communicator. I really trust her professionally and personally. I believe that our family's best interest was her motivation, and felt like I was in very good hands with her representing us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the East Bay.
Lane & Erica
    
My wife and I started our house search in December 2019, after being renters in the Bay Area for 9 years. We spent years saving and getting our finances in order when the Bay Area started to get really expensive at the beginning of the tech boom. We knew we had a smaller budget to work with being first time home buyers, but still wanted something special.

We met Stephanie at the first house we visited and from that moment on, we knew she was exceptional! She understood our desire to find our perfect home and gave us the tools and information we needed to make that happen. We looked at all types of houses in all types of neighborhoods around the Bay. With every house we saw together, we learned something new, and refined our criteria and polished our skills for what we were looking for. Stephanie was so supportive and when we would fall in love with a house, to only be out bid, she encouraged us to keep looking- telling us, "Your house is out there, and it will find you."

After going to a dozen open houses, our home finally appeared! It was everything we were looking for in a home and more! Everything fell right into place with the buyer and financing because Stephanie had set us up for success from day one. All of her guidance and business connections made our first time home buying experience seamless and easy. She worked day and night to thoroughly process the paperwork and review every detail to complete our close in a record 14 days!

Now, after living in our new home for 2 months and moving just days before the Covid-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, Stephanie continues to stay in touch. She checks in on us like we're family, making sure we're safe and doing well during this crazy time in the world. We can't imaging going through this huge life changing experience of buying our first home with anyone else! Stephanie is truly amazing, and someone you want on your side.
Melody & Sandra Kozma-Kennedy - First time home buyers

★★★★★

Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and kept us in the loop through the entire process. We never felt pressured to buy something we didn’t like. She was always available when we had questions or needed advice. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience.

Arick

★★★★★

I honestly do not know what I would have done without Stephanie’s guidance, experience, and support during the process of selling my home. I was moving out of state, and had a limited opportunity to find a buyer for my home. To complicate matters, Stephanie was a last-minute agent switch and I had limited time constraints. She jumped right in and took control of selling my home. I often refer to this moment as divine intervention. I was moving halfway across the country and I needed an expert. My first open house was a success and by Monday morning, I had an offer. I was incredibly impressed by her knowledge of selling homes. She identified issues and pointed out positive aspects. I truly felt she was watching out for me the entire time. Although I know I was not her only client, she made me feel as if she was there just for me. During this process, she also helped with finding long distance movers, painters, assisted in packing, staging and kept me informed about every aspect leading to the closing of my home. She also checked on us after moving to another state! It is rare to find a service level like what I was shown. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. The bar is instantly raised when you work with Stephanie. She works tirelessly to ensure that your goal to buy or sell a home is as smooth a process as possible. If I ever need to sell or purchase another home, I would definitely utilize Stephanie again. I have such gratitude for her helping me to realize my dream of living in our new state. I fully realize what a major role she had in making my dream a reality.

Leah - Seller