Dedicated, knowledgeable, and highly-motivated, Steven Jordan prides himself on serving as the trusted advisor who helps his clients successfully navigate “the real estate chapter of their lives.”
“I love positioning my clients for success and delivering excellence in real estate,” he says.
Meet Steven Jordan, real estate expert, certified project manager, and outdoor enthusiast. With a track record of planning and managing large-scale, multi-phase programs that generated substantial cost savings, performance improvements and incremental revenue streams for Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, Steven is known for his ability to get things done.
“I have very high threshold for managing stress and making things feel calm and easy in a real estate transaction,” he says. “My business background and financial knowledge help me put the right strategies in place.”
Steven pursued architectural studies at a technological university and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Michigan University. His Six Sigma certification proves he possesses the skills to identify errors or defects in a business process and eliminate them.
Taking his passion for project management and coupling it with his love for architecture led Steven to obtain his real estate license. But it wasn’t until he found Maxavenue that he realized his two passions could be combined.
“Before Maxavenue, I’d never seen the principles of project management applied to real estate,” he says. “Joining the team was a natural choice.”
Maxavenue’s proven systems with a track record of success appealed to Steven’s business acumen. In particular, The Maximum Choice Home Buying System®, the real estate industry’s only consumer-centric value proposition for homebuyers, makes finding the perfect home at the right price simple and straightforward. Thanks to the rigorous Maximum Due Diligence™ process clients have peace of mind knowing that the price they’re paying is commensurate with the value they are receiving.
“Maxavenue is all about delivering excellence,” says Steven. “Maxavenue’s business team consists of people who are experts at what they do. They’re accountable for completing certain tasks and details so I can focus on my clients. The level of service I can deliver to my clients is so much greater than I have experienced previously, and it allows me to grow both personally and professionally.”
When Steven moved to Austin from Michigan two decades ago, he fell in love with the vibrant city he’s thrilled to call home. That enthusiasm has never waned, and he’s delighted to share the highlights with clients who are new to the area.
“One of the things I love about Austin, even after being here a long time, is that you can travel up a certain path and there’s a best keep secret right around the corner,” he says. “I know the ins and out and I can say, ‘Go down this road, turn around, crest the hill, and you’ll have a great view of the skyline. Or, there’s this fun and funky coffee shop, and the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar filled with things made by artists.”
While the real estate expert specializes in Downtown Austin, Clarksville, and Central Austin, finding the right solution for his clients is Steven’s ultimate goal. Whether it’s downtown condos or Mid-century modern or historic homes, Steven loves exploring Austin’s unique properties to locate the right fit for each client.
When he isn’t immersed in negotiating on behalf of his clients, Steven spends time outdoors kayaking, canoeing, and biking. He also enjoys taking advantage of Austin’s burgeoning restaurant scene by dining out with friends. Sharing his broad knowledge base, Steven has tutored elementary school students.
Steven’s abiding philosophy, which has won his loyal customers for life, is “Real Estate with strategy, intelligence, and compassion.”
“I really enjoy and appreciate the relationships I’ve formed with my clients,” he says. “I love the friendships that have come out of this business.”
A Broker has completed a state-defined education that includes 900 classroom hours, way beyond the 210 hours required for agents. Additionally, Brokers must pass a more comprehensive broker's license exam. Brokers may work alone or they may hire agents to work for them.
A Realtor¨ is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors¨, the largest trade group in the country. Not all agents are Realtors¨ - but choosing a designated Realtor¨ means you've selected an agent that must adhere to the National Association of Realtors¨ stringent code of ethics.
Accredited Buyers Representative:
Real estate agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation have been trained to deliver enhanced customer service, extensive due diligence and expert negotiation skills. Agents without this designation may not have the training or experience required to provide top-quality real estate buyer representation.
Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who have earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation are trained in a wide spectrum of negotiating strategies and techniques, along with tools to expertly negotiate from a position of strength. While all real estate agents have some experience in negotiations, working with a CNE designated agent gives buyers and sellers a strategic advantage in the negotiating process.
Graduate REALTOR, Institute:
Agents who earn the GRI designation have received advanced training in emerging technology, laws, and procedures as well as the increasingly complex real estate market itself. All agents work to provide a smooth home buying and selling experience, but GRI designated agents have taken the extra step to become a consummate professional and expert in their local market.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation have been trained to expertly guide and implement effective strategies for mature clients when making important decisions about selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Internet Marketing Certified:
e-PRO curriculum ensures your real estate agent has attained mastery of the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and can create a compelling online presence vital to helping sellers reaching today's hyper-connected consumers. With the rapidly evolving world of Internet and social media technologies, it pays to have an expert on your team.
Certified Residential Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation have been trained to understand the complexities of the housing market, how to best position their client’s interests, and how to effectively community with all parties to a transaction. In short, the CRS designation means your agent has more advanced, specialized training in all aspects of the residential market than agents who haven't earned this designation.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:
Agents who have earned the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are elite professionals with the knowledge, experience and skills required to expertly represent buyers and sellers in the Luxury Home market. In addition, a CLHMS designated agent is a local market leader with documented performance in the top 10% of their markets.
Short Sales and Forclosure Certified:<
Counselor of Real Estate:
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager:
Seller Representative Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation have demonstrated elevated professional standards, enhanced individual performance, and the ability to recognize emerging market trends and professional practices to real estate professionals. All of this specialized knowledge gives an SRS designated agent the tools to make the home selling experience as smooth as possible.
Green Real Estate Marketing Specialist:
Agents who hold the NAR Green designation have been trained to understand and expertly serve consumers seeking green “eco-friendly” homes. NAR Green agents not only receive education about the quickly developing green technologies and practices, but engage in ongoing specialized training to stay abreast of green real estate issues and trends.
Bachelor of Business Administration:
Master Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who earn the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation have mastered a wide spectrum of negotiation skills - including all the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) qualifications, plus email negotiations, advanced negotiation techniques for both buying and selling, as well as mastering negotiating techniques among different generations and cultures. An agent with these extra, in-depth skills give their clients a significant advantage in negotiating from strength.
Certified Senior Housing Specialist:
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) offer specialized service specifically focused on the needs and special circumstances of senior buyers and sellers. Having completed extensive coursework and the in-depth training, CSHPs have the specialized knowledge to help seniors achieve their goals. As such, they are more equipped than general real estate agents to serve as the Consumer Champion throughout the entire consultative process of a late-in-life move.
Residential Construction Certified:
Agents who have earned the Residential Construction Certified (RCC) designation have been trained to gain a deep understanding of residential construction materials and methods. With comprehensive construction knowledge, RCC designated agents deliver superior consumer value when representing their clients to appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers, and construction professionals.
Certified New Home Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation are trained professionals and experts in the details of buying a newly constructed home. From negotiating favorable contract terms to expert due diligence during the construction process, a CNHS designated agent has extensive knowledge and experience as a buyer’s agent and the unique factors involved in working with builders and developers.
ECO-Broker is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals. Certified ECO-Brokers serve residential and commercial property owners, sellers and investors. ECO-Brokers build communities, and champion eco-friendly alternatives with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up.
A broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.