Offering extensive experience in real estate with designations of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS), Certified Condominium Specialist (CCS) and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Steven has the broad skill set and experience to provide the highest quality of personalized service. You are right to expect strong negotiation skills and a customized marketing plan, but what Steven also delivers to every client is a trustworthy and ethical approach that is second to none. It is common to end a transaction with a new friendship that has been forged along the way.
Steven has an awarded real estate history beginning with Rookie of The Year at his brokerage in his first year, then the ‘President’s Gold Award’ (top 10% nationally) for 3 years running, and then the ‘Directors Platinum Award’ for 3 consecutive years (top 3-5% nationally) among the 14,000 realtors with Royal LePage. He has also been recognized with the ‘Award of Excellence’ from Royal LePage, which is their highest award in recognition of truly exceptional long term sales achievements.
Most recently, Steven has completed the training and met all the stringent performance requirements to receive the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Not only has he met the requirements to become certified, but his knowledge, expertise and sales performance granted him membership into the prestigious Guild, where only the top performers of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing are acknowledged.
Partnering with the global powerhouse of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Steven is very pleased to offer clients the very best of local and international marketing expertise and distinguished brand strength, delivering the very highest quality of real estate representation in the industry. With an unsurpassed, truly global real estate brand, featuring the highest level and scope of market reach, Sotheby's and Steven Hill offer unmatched representation.
Whether the transaction is in the entry-level price range, or in the luxury market, Steven Hill with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada will deliver a complete package of purchasing or sale expertise for your family’s entire real estate portfolio.
14 Rosetree Road NW
Calgary and Foothills, Alberta
8775 34th Avenue SW
Luxurious Urban Living
Gorgeous Executive Home
Rare Bungalow Gem
Calgary and Foothills, Alberta
9803 Oakfield Drive SW
Rare Bungalow Gem
Exceptional Strathcona Value
Tasteful Open Layout
Rare Bungalow Gem
Complete Condo Living
HEAD TO HEAD NEGOTIATIONS GETS RESULTS FOR HAPPY SELLERSWhen I was introduced to Steven Hill, I knew from the minute we met “this was the guy” to represent me. Steven has a very calm, soft approach to his dealing with people, unlike the ego driven who spout their credentials to impress. He listens to understand what the client wants rather than telling them what he wants. He assured me he was confident in his ability to sell my property without over promising and I was skeptical, but boy did he deliver on that promise, and some.
Let’s start with the brochures. Sotheby’s brochures blow everyone else out of the water. A piece of paper, with black and white photos, gets lost in the bottom of a purse, or garbage bin, but a Sotheby’s brochure is a piece of art. Steven’s photographer created fabulous photos that took my breath away when the brochure arrived. My house looked beyond amazing yet true to the property. This alone sets Sotheby’s far above the rest by doing more than photocopying a sheet of paper to leave an impression. Very impressed.
Steven and I corresponded everyday and, after 5 days on the market, we accepted a conditional offer. I was thrilled Steven got the sale price I wanted, so quickly. Unfortunately, we found ourselves in a tense situation when the home inspector found a breach in our sewer line. Immediately I got a quote for the repairs, and was fully prepared to cover the expense, but the buyer’s realtor was insisting on a sizeable holdback. This is where we witnessed Steven’s negotiation skills under pressure. He went head to head with the buyer’s realtor, as the buyers and ourselves stood by and watched. Steven insisted he would not allow his clients to have an open wallet, while the buyer’s realtor pushed harder and harder. Steven never once showed how irritated or upset he was by this realtor’s aggressive nature and, in a calm voice, kept insisting an open wallet was not going to work. This was a little unsettling with three days left to lift the conditions and I wasn’t holding out much hope the deal would close. Things looked grim, but once again Steven’s abilities and strong connections shone through…. he found a back up buyer who presented an offer we could not ignore. Of course, Steven had to bring this to the first buyer’s attention and, to everyone’s surprise, all conditions were lifted and we had a firm sale. Not only did I get my asking price but I no longer had to cover the repair expense. Steven was nothing but brilliant.
I believe somewhere along the way Steven and I became friends. I look forward to a “Hi Jane” text from him that always makes me smile. I thoroughly enjoy his kind, caring, easy going nature and his wicked sense of humor. I like his Porsche too 😊 (That’s just for you Steven.)
I would absolutely recommend Steven Hill to anyone looking for an honest, down to earth, hard working realtor. Sotheby’s International Realty represents class in all they do and Steven represents the best of Sotheby’s.Jane K/Calgary/June 22, 2017
LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION - ALWAYSSteven was a wonderful realtor to work with! My boyfriend and I started looking open houses a year prior to when we were going to buy to get a better idea of what we were looking for. We met Steven as he was hosting an open house for a client. We took his card and made sure a year later to contact him as he left a lasting impression with his professionalism and knowledge of real estate. Steven took a deep interest in what we were looking for and asked us questions about what we needed in a house that we didn't even think about. His attention to detail, strong communication and commitment to find us exactly what we needed was amazing. We found our dream home thanks to him and could not be more happy with the final outcome!-Kayle & Jennifer/Walden
SOLD WELL OVER LIST PRICEWe first used Steven when we were looking for our first home, after having an uninspiring showing with a different realtor. During our first meeting, we knew right away that Steven was a man who had our best interest at heart. Right or wrong, this wasn’t something I was expecting from a realtor. After going through several different homes, we found one that was perfect in every way, except for the price. I still don’t know how he did it, but he got the seller’s down to a price that we were comfortable with and we’ve spent almost 7 great years in this house.
Fast forward to today, with a bigger family now, we’re looking at something that can comfortably accommodate all of us. There was never any question who we would use as our realtor. Steven came in and made the whole process so easy. And just like the first time with this house, we’re still not sure how, but he had it sold within three days at 11k over list price, dealing with three competing offers.
As we now take the next step and search for what we’re calling our ‘forever home’, Steven continues to impress with his professionalism and knowledge. There’s nobody we’d rather have in our corner, making one of the biggest purchases we’ll ever make, than Steven.
We’re very fortunate to not only be able to call Steven our realtor, but also our friend!-Josh & Britt/Prestwick/McKenzie Towne
IMPORTANT ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR A SALEIt has been a pleasure having Steven Hill on our "team" during the process of selling two different homes over the last 4 years. The first home we sold, a condo, was not an easy sell. Steven really helped to keep us calm and helped us navigate the uncertainty of the sale. His positive attitude and no quit work ethic ensured that our condo eventually sold and that we walked away happy customers.
Since Steven joined Sotheby's International Realty Canada, his arsenal of selling tactics has increased. The photographer made our home look immaculate in the brochures, the measuring team made us feel comfortable that we were listing our house correctly, and the sign on our front lawn with the QR code for quick information was an added feature.
When it came to selling our second home, a town home, we knew from the start we wanted to work with Steven again. We had a fairly unique request for Steven, in that we needed him to sell our home over 100 days from possession and while we were out of the city. Steven jumped at the challenge and not only met our expectations but exceeded them when our house conditionally sold in 8 days and closed shortly after that. Steven was equipped with the technology to allow us to virtually sign all the documents so we didn't need to worry while on holidays. Steven used his market expertise and hard negotiating skills to secure a quick sale at 97% of list price and a favourable possession date.
Thank you for your support and for making this life transition such an easy one!-Kim P./Quarry Park, SE
RECENT SALE OVER LIST PRICEWe initially chose Steven as our Realtor based on his Certifications and long term sales achievements. During our meetings Steven provided us with professionalism, knowledge, availability, patience, and honesty. His media presentation was both professional and impressive. Steven was considerate of our needs and provided dedication and guidance in every aspect of the residential home selling process. Our house was listed on the market on a Thursday morning mid December. Steven joked he would have it sold by the weekend and scheduled an open house. He sold our house on the same day, $2000.00 over our list price. In such a difficult market that is remarkable!
We are pleased to recommend Steven without any hesitation and would like to work with him in the future regarding our real estate needs.-Jason and Clare/South Calgary
STANDING OUT ABOVE THE RESTWith so many realtors in Calgary, the task of choosing one to represent us was daunting. When we looked through hundreds of realtor pages, Steven's credentials, achievements, and accolades stood out above the rest.
We had to find a place within 2 months and knew that finding the right realtor would be crucial in expediting the process. Having his Condominium Specialist certificate was extremely helpful since this was our first time purchasing a high rise condo. Steven was very knowledgeable and detail oriented. He answered our questions and addressed our concerns with patience in a very timely manner. He helped us find the right condo in 3 weeks!
Steven is also a very great negotiator in addition to everything else. The closing price we paid for the condo was unbelievable! It definitely exceeded our expectations!
Purchasing a property can be a stressful process, but having Steven there in every step of the way really made the experience painless and enjoyable. We are very happy with the excellent service he provided! Again, many thanks to you Steven!
Your complete professionalism, expertise, customer focus and negotiation skills are very much appreciated and highly recommended!
Kindest regards.Chen's family/Downtown Condo
REMARKABLE STORYWe were referred to Steven Hill through my mother-in-law who had nothing but positives to say about her experience with Steven and without hesitation i would wholeheartedly agree. My wife and I feel extremely lucky that we had Steven Hill's expertise and knowledge to apply to what ended up being a very intricate process that was buying a home before selling our house. The fact that everything worked out so perfectly is seriously nothing short of amazing on Steven's behalf. It's currently a pretty tough market for anyone to sell their home but especially with the type of restrictions we placed onto Steven in terms of openly admitting to a backyard structural issue, seriously if not for the very smart advice and strategy Steven came up with, i honestly don't believe any other realtor could have sold our house in the short amount of time Steven was able to do so. We always appreciated how organized and professional Steven was while consistently being extremely attentive by always making time for us, replying to our calls, emails and texts and making us feel we were his only clients. It was awe inspiring how quickly Steven would follow up with feedback from prospective buyers and turn it into a positive as we never felt discouraged or weren’t sure of the next step he was going to take. Steven was always happy to explain and provide encouragement while it was clearly obvious how well he understood the Calgary market, and we benefited from that knowledge in all aspect of our sale and purchase.
When it came time to buy a house we had very specific parameters which did not make it easy but with the help of Sotheby's daily market watch emails in which Steven set up plus his dedication to finding us a new home, we never felt it wasn't possible. The fact that Steven was able to purchase our home under a sale-of-buyers-home-condition, with the seller agreeing to well under their asking price and with a 72 hour closing window was completely brilliant and we will feel forever indebted to him. We both felt throughout this process that Steven always wanted the best for us and was there to represent our interests, we trusted him implicitly, and that was more than earned.
I can’t say enough about the expertise, attentiveness, warmth and professionalism Steven Hill brought to this process. Thanks to him, we were able to sell our home within an astounding 20 days especially when considering the market has an oversupply of inventory and an under supply of buyers. After our first deal fell through, thanks to Steven we successfully received a new offer the very next day and again for 99% of list price which made us so exceedingly grateful. During the time of our second buyers conditions, our first buyers came back after being able to secure their previously unsuccessful financing and was going to wait to see if our now current offer would fall through but Steven actually managed to convince them to write an unconditional backup offer, which turned out to be a massive benefit to us in closing our then current deal. Through having to juggle possession dates, amending contracts to ensure full security with certain specific details, Steven Hill managed to bring it all together with ease. Thanks to Steven we sold our house and now have our “forever home” in an up-and-coming neighborhood, we can’t wait to move in and start the next chapter of our lives. We are very glad we got to work with Steven and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!
Thank you for everything,- Steve & Amanda/South Calgary
A DISCERNING INVESTORIt is not often that individuals stand out from the crowd.
As you may be aware, I have had the previous dealings with Calgary Realtors both on the Personal Properties I own as well as Corporate Leasing. During my quest for a higher end property in Calgary's Inner City area, I was initially struggling with making any headway and had discussions with numerous Realtors, all which led me to dead ends in my pursuit. It was by coincidence that our Corporate Leasing Agent happened to mention a studious, energetic, and talented Realtor in the personal purchasing market named Steven Hill. Our initial meetings put any misgivings I had about your Industry aside as you instantly showed your abilities and have never let me down. I realize our most recent acquisition was a very complicated and large deal (in excess of a $1,000,000) for all parties involved. Your involvement throughout the process made this deal work for both parties and has led to a successful outcome. I wanted to take this time to comment on your commitment to making this work. I feel your attitude and skills put all parties at ease (even when tough and complicated issues arose) and ultimately made this particular deal work. I honestly believe that another realtor would not have been able to bring this particular purchase to a successful conclusion. Steven, you stand out from the crowd! You were there when I needed you and I heavily relied on your knowledge and skill. It is sometimes hard to thank someone for doing their job, but you made it more than what I expected. It was a pleasure and a comfort to have you there on this deal.
As you are aware, I am looking to consolidate my holdings and will be listing my other properties. You are my chosen Realtor and it will be a pleasure to work with you again through the process. I have and will continue to mention and recommend you to my friends and colleagues as well because nobody should settle for second best when they can hire Steven Hill.
Thanks again for your above and beyond service.Christopher B
MY CONDO SALEWhen I decided to sell my condo I went through the exercise of interviewing several realtors. Steven you came out on top. You impressed me with your integrity, pure real estate market knowledge and excellent credentials. Especially the fact that you are a Certified Condominium Specialist, which is hard to find in a good realtor and this has proven to be a great asset in my sale.
Throughout my listing and sale process you exceeded my expectations in every respect. Your keen sense of market timing for my listing brought in 4 separate offers and your excellence in negotiating skills realized a final sale all within a short listing period.
Steven, I will highly recommend you to all my colleagues, friends and family. Even though I am relocating to another province I will certainly seek your advice and referral on all my future real estate needs.
Thank you again for taking the stress out of the selling process. You are the VERY BEST!Dianne B
HAPPY SELLERSWe would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciation for all your hard work in the marketing of our home. To have 7 or more showings and multiple offers within 96 hours can only be described as amazing. Obviously your marketing knowledge and strategies work. There is no doubt that your diligent efforts and professionalism were responsible for obtaining our full asking price, along with an extension of possession, which we desperately required. We have consistently found you to be most pleasant, sincere and honest in all of our dealings. It is because of these fine qualities, that I am confident that we may work together again in the future.-Don & Kari/Airdrie
BUYING AND SELLING - A SUCCESSFUL STORYI would like to start off by saying that until last summer I had never met a more professional, honest, and personable Realtor. Steven Hill is one of a very rare breed, someone you can trust to have your best interest at heart. He actually made us feel like we where his only clients. Always having time for anything we needed.
My husband and I are not really new to the selling or purchasing of homes. Over the past 30 years we have purchased 5 homes and sold 2 of these homes with one still on the market in northern Alberta.
We have dealt with a few Realtor's including one who is a family member. We have now found our realtor for life. We will never use anyone else but Steven Hill.
It was by chance that we met Steven. We were just driving around looking at open houses when we came upon one that was being held by Steven. When I asked him questions about the house and area he seemed to have the answers I was looking for. He was very personable and professional all at the same time. I asked him for his card and from that time on he was more then happy to work on our behalf. After a few months and looking at many houses, answering hundreds of questions, we decided to sign a contract with Steven to sell our home and purchase a new one. Up until the time we decided to make the big move for sure Steven never once made us feel like we had to sign on with him, he seemed more then happy to just help in any way he could. (Even our own family member who is a realtor wanted us to sign on up front before doing any foot work for us.)
With Steven's great marketing skills, he priced our home accordingly. The market was so slow that we where afraid that our house would never sell. Steven not only sold our house once but he sold it twice. Our first buyer fell through and we where just going to take it off the market for awhile when Steven asked that we leave it for another week or so and see what happens, so we did. He sold it the second time and got us a better offer then the first.
He also was diligent in way he helped us to find the new home that was just right for us. This was no easy task for my husband really did not want to move and would only move if we found the house that had all of the things on his wish list (which changed several times).
Steven negotiated strongly and with confidence in both the sale and purchase of these homes. His attention to detail was beyond expectation.
I have and will continue to recommend Steven to anyone I meet who is buying or selling a home.-Karen S/McKenzie Lake