He was always available when we needed him and very timely in sending documents and messaging back and forth. Great Realtor.
Ben was professional, prompt, and excellent to work with. From start to finish he was so great. He was always our biggest advocate and got us the house we wanted, in a really great neighborhood. 10/1... read more
Ben is the absolute best agent around. Without him, we would not have secured our wonderful property. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Ben was amazing from first showing to our closing. He was always accommodating and willing to hop on a call when any questions arose any time of day. He was knowledgable in all aspects, ultimately g... read more
Ben was very instrumental in achieving the successful purchase of this property. Great experience and we will be working together again on other projects.
Ben is an unbelievably great realtor. His professionalism is surpassed only by his personality. I would recommend Ben to anyone seeking real estate services of any kind.
Raising the Bar in Southwest Michigan Real Estate since 2017
-Benjamin J. Stephen
WHY REAL ESTATE?
Since Starting in real estate in 2017 I have had the priviledge of helping over 100+ clients with their real estate needs. As a high-performing single agent I continue to bring my creativity, passion and market expertise to every client I serve. I pride myself on offering unrivaled marketing and negotiating services for all who choose to work with me.
My journey to real estate was a bit unconventional, but formed me into who I am today. Prior to real estate I spent six years working in the aviation industry as a flight instructor as well as a military contractor flying defense drones overseas. In November of 2016, my wife Jessica and I were blessed with a baby boy named Lucas, while we where living in California. Shortly after Lucas was born, I had to travel to Africa for my first deployment for a government contracting position. I left my new baby boy and my wife in the States and I headed to Africa in support of my country, to make a living for my family, and to seek adventure. While I was deployed for a total of six months, working alongside the US military, I found out a lot about myself and dug deep within to find more meaning in my life. Once I realized the deployment lifestyle wasn’t for me, I focused almost my entire deployment day on self improvement, developing my faith, reading lots of books including the Bible and to my real estate study curriculum to pass the Michigan state test. My journey across the world helped me to realize that my life energy and focus needs to be on my faith, family, my community and the good people that make up Southwest Michigan.
I am now back in my hometown of St. Joseph living with my wife and two boys. As a St. Joseph native, I am thrilled to be able to show so many people the beauty of Southwest Michigan. When I'm not with my family or working, I enjoy spending my time on Lake Michigan kiteboarding at all of the local beaches up and down the coast.
I am bringing my loyalty, integrity and fresh energy to the real estate industry and to the people I serve. My life experiences and Gods grace have changed me and I'm looking at the world with fresh eyes, a new heart, and a clear mind. I am honored to be serving the people of Southwest Michigan with one of the most important transactions of their lives, their home.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me to discuss your real estate needs. I would love to hear from you! Please check out my Facebook page to get to know me and my family as well!
Benjamin J. Stephen
Cressy & Everett's Exclusive Home Marketing System
When you choose Cressy & Everett, you’ll relax knowing your home will reach more potential buyers than ever because, along with traditional marketing methods, we add our exclusive upgrades like these:
Cressy & Everett’s Homes Magazine
You will see your home marketed to 21,000 potential home buyers across the region in Elkhart & St. Joseph counties in Indiana, and Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph & Van Buren Counties in Michigan - every issue until sold.
Cressy & Everett’s TV Shows - Three Times Every Weekend. Every Day on You Tube.
We understand the power of television to market homes. We’ll broadcast your home to over 31,000 households on SBT2 Saturdays at 5:00 p.m., WNDU Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and again on SBT2 Sundays at 1:00 p.m. We’re the only show in the area dedicated to selling homes. In addition, you home's video is on YouTube every day, and featured with your listing on cressyeverett.com.
Cressy & Everett’s Internet Marketing
cressyeverett.com, realtor.com, relohomesearch.com, trulia.com, frontdoor.com, zillow.com, yahoorealestate.com, cyberhomes.com, aol real estate, openhouse.com, and youtube.com/cressyeveretthomes. You’ll increase your chances of selling quickly by reaching the 92% of home buyers who use the Internet to begin their home search. Your property information with photos, a map and directions will be there every day until sold.
Cressy & Everett Mobile - cressyeverett.com
We're the only local real estate company to bring homes for sale to your mobile phone. Buyers can search your home by house number, street name or price and find your home when featured as an open house. They enjoy viewing all photos of your home, and can contact your agent with click to call technology.
Open House Event
You’ll see the results of the TV, yard signs, Internet marketing, and mobile marketing when your home is visited during an open house.
Relocation Services through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™
If you're moving out of the area, we can introduce you to the right real estate company through our global network of real estate brokers all over the country and abroad. We will make the initial contact and have a Realtor in your destination city contact you, and meet with you during your next visit to your destination city. Make your first contact with me, and I'll take care of the rest.
Home Warranty Services
You'll have peace of mind knowing the home you are buying or selling can be protected by a home warranty. A home warranty protects you from costly repairs to your home's major mechanical systems and built-in appliances. That's why we've teamed up with two of the best home warranty companies, American Home Sheild™ and HomeTrust Warranty™
Strong History and Foundation
Cressy & Everett Real Estate has been helping home buyers and sellers in the Michiana (north central Indiana and southwestern Michigan) area since 1946. We are the largest residential real estate company in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties in Indiana, and in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties in Michigan.
Please contact me for more information about how I can help you purchase or sell your home.