RE/MAX Centre Realty
1375 Martin Street, State College, PA 16803Email Me
As a long-time resident of State College and a 1995 Alumnus of Penn State, I am grateful and honored to help others enjoy our wonderful community through helping them with their real estate needs. As such, my team and I are dedicated to serving our clients by providing professional, knowledgeable, and thorough representation to buyers and sellers of residential and investment real estate. In turn we aim to earn the referrals of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers by exceeding their expectations. Building lifelong relationships one person at a time begins with each and every client we serve. We understand and appreciate their lifetime value to our business, and the ongoing resources and value we provide to them. Let The Steven Bodner Team treat you to the real estate experience you deserve!
License Type: Associate Broker
Year Licensed: 1998
Year Joined RE/MAX: 2006
Designations: ABR, CRS
Specialties: Residential, Investment Properties, Land/Lots, New Constructions, Relocation
Service Areas: State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Lemont, Huntingdon, Centre Hall
Education: BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University
Awards: RE/MAX Chairman's Club, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, RE/MAX 100% Club, RE/MAX Platinum Club, RE/MAX Hall of Fame
Organizations & Distinctions: Centre County Association of Realtors (2010 President, 2011 Board of Directors), Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (Board of Directors 2009, 2010, 2011), Chamber of Business and Industry Centre County
Other Interests: Kids/family, running, golf, traveling, music (listening and playing guitar), hiking/camping, Penn State sports
Steven and Jennifer are truly first-rate real estate professionals in State College area. During every step of the sale of our home Steven demonstrated professionalism, deep understanding of the real estate market, and accommodated our special conditions that made the entire sale process much less stressful that it would normally be. We were very impressed by his extensive connections that allowed him to directly market our home at a time of the year when the sales of homes are normally slow. As a result, he was able to secure multiple offers in a relatively short period, ultimately selling our home above the asking price. We highly recommend Steven and his team!
Steven Bodner never gave up on my house. He remained incredibly optimistic as I grew increasingly concerned about why my house wasn't selling. He helped me find a housing inspector so I had a better idea of what to fix. We went through the report and he helped me prioritize the things I should tackle to make my home more attractive to buyers. His knowledge was amazing! Soon after those repairs were either done or clearly in process, my house sold! His team was incredibly helpful throughout the entire closing process. They made it comfortable for me to ask questions, which I greatly appreciated. HIGHLY, HIGHLY Recommend!
Steven represented me in selling my home. It sold with a conditional contract the first weekend on the market! Even though we had an active contract, Steven continued to actively market and show my house in case the potential buyers were unable to sell their house. I appreciate how Steven and his team went the "extra mile" for me. Steven kept me continually updated on the sale of the potential buyers' house. I think that Steven's continual attention to the details of my situation ensured a positive outcome. The potential buyers' sold their house and closed on my house. Thanks Steven!
Steven and his team are professional, detailed oriented, caring and forward thinking. If you have a concern, it is addressed with expertise. You always feel supported both in terms of the process and emotionally. He is the best.. they are the best team.
Steven and his team provided exceptional service throughout our home buying and selling process. Every question or concern we had was answered, Steven was extremely knowledgeable about the market and properties that were available and which matched our situation best. In the end, we got asking price from a good buyer for the house we were selling, and negotiated very well on the house we were buying. I have nothing but good things to say about Steven and his team. You're in good hands with them.
It was a wonderful experience to work with Steven. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process of building our first home which was a totally new experience for us and Steven's guidance helped us tremendously! His experience, patience, professionalism and knowledge about the local market was invaluable. It was very easy to communicate with Steve and he was always prompt in his response and was available for questions or suggestions!
It was a pleasure getting to know Steven while I've worked up to buying a home. About four years ago, with my relocation to PA coming up, he had astute advice about rentals. I wasn't ready to buy yet, but I had heard about him from a colleague. I appreciated his generosity with his time and was impressed with his knowledge of the market. It took me a while to get really serious about buying a home, and my preferences changed over time. Steven was a good listener with my sometimes inconsistent and changing stories. When the time finally came to look around with an eye toward buying, I had some very particular goals in mind, but Steven was really good about pointing out advantages or drawbacks that I hadn't considered. He also is very familiar with the best contractors, inspectors, and the like; Steven was able to give me a really good idea of what they would ultimately tell me. It was always very easy for us to coordinate meetings, phone calls, and the like. When it came to making an offer, Steven was very helpful in explaining the many, many alternatives and putting it all in perspective. I have no doubt that Steven could work well with any buyer. I'll definitely contact him if I decide to move or upgrade in a few years!
Steven and his team we're ahead of the game throughout my whole home purchasing process.. he showed up and help me secure a sought after house within hours of my initial friday nite call and by that Sunday my offer was delivered. Two days later, I got the house of my dreams.. and even after closing all his help and care has been greatly appreciated... I would most highly recommend Steven.. He is a very genuine, caring and straightforward realtor who seems to have his client's best interest in mind at all times. He is detailed oriented and seem to be able to anticipate any problems before they arise. Since I invest in real estate he's now my go-to guy for any inquiries..
Very helpful, responsive, accommodating, knowledgeable and very pleasant to be around. Worked with us to see ALOT of houses, guided us through every step of the process and helped us make informed decisions.
I have had the pleasure of working with Steven regarding the sale of two homes and purchase of a building lot over the past 2 years. I have found Steven to be the ultimate professional. He is also extremely knowledgeable and most importantly trustworthy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
We worked with Steven Bodner to purchase and sell property. In our most recent experience, we sold a home in State College. The house sold for more than we anticipated. Steven brought in a “home stager” to provide advice on preparing the home for sale. Based on their recommendations we made some minor improvements and the home sold within few weeks on the market. Throughout the process we were kept well informed. Steven advised us on each of the offers allowing us to get top dollar for the home. We were confident knowing that Steven was negotiating for us. He and his team are professional, courteous and always quick to get back to you.
Steven was always available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns I had; this was the first house I purchased on my own and I am a senior citizen. Since I had to travel 2 hours to look at houses and I was still working, my time to look at houses in State College was relatively limited, but when I saw houses I wanted to take a look at, Steven always found time to fit my son's and my schedule, weekends and after 5 pm. I thing that impressed me, maybe it's routine, but Steven initially took me on a tour of State College and showed me different areas, showing me the different types of houses/developments and giving me a price range of houses in that neighborhood. He kept me informed of what I needed to do and when; I never had to wonder what I needed to do next. I told him I wished he was the realtor selling my house in Laporte in Sullivan County. I do consider him a friend, who is a fantastic realtor.
Steven is a true professional who helped us find the right home. He was not interested in just making a sale. He provided proactive and honest information based upon his experience and knowledge. He was extremely patient during our search and made us feel like we were his only clients. He has a wonderful team behind him who are knowledgeable and professional as well. We used Steven to sell our existing home and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again as well as recommend him to others.
Steven and his team were knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. They were patient and cooperative about arranging for second viewings, setting up inspections and keeping the paperwork moving once we wanted to make an offer. Steven's knowledge of the local market was valuable and we would definitely recommend him.
Steven Bodner and his team are fantastic. Steven never made us feel rushed, he was always willing to work on our schedule. He never tried to push us to spend more, in fact, he reminded us of our budget when we started looking a little higher. One time, there was a house we liked (which, had we bought it, would've ended the search and put money in his pocket) and he told us if we held out a little longer, we'd likely find a better one in a better location. These are the reasons we trust Steven and why we have no reason to even try another realtor. It was so refreshing to work with someone who genuinely cared about our family's needs and budget.
We were initially very impressed at Steven’s willingness to sit down and carefully document our needs and wants (he filled out a full page of notes!). He was then very respectful of our time by carefully choosing potential listings that only fit our list, and was very clear at every step of the way what was expected of us. We found our dream home through his connections to pre-market homes for sale, and would highly recommend him to customers looking for high quality and careful attention to detail.
Steven assisted us with purchasing our first home. He was very knowledgeable with what to look for and how to get everything in place to purchase a home. I would highly recommend Steven as he is kind and will do everything in his power to make sure you find the home that best fits you.
I refer to Steven as "my realtor" just as I would "my doctor" or "my lawyer" as he is my go to person when it comes to all my real estate needs. Steven helped me find the perfect a home 5 years ago, buy land to build our retirement home this past year and I plan to list my house with him when I sell next year. I rely on Steven as he is an expert in his field, he attends to every detail of the transaction, he looks out for my best interests and is a consummate professional.
Steven Bodner and his team made selling our house easy. This was our first experience selling a home and we are very pleased with the experience. At our first meeting, Steven gave us an excellent introduction to the local real estate market, including the value of homes in the area, how our home compared with others, and what to expect with regard to the length of time our home would be on the market. He answered all of our questions and concerns with patience and mastery of the local market. Steven and his team not only provide valuable real estate information, but addressed the more practical aspects of selling a home. He hired a stager to help us arrange our home in the most favorable light. He also hired a professional photographer so that the photos for the online sites would be of the most high quality. Throughout the process, Steven and his team's guidance demonstrated mastery and expertise, kindness, respect and professionalism. We highly recommend the Steven Bodner Team!
Steven is an absolutely phenomenal realtor, and we recommend him to everyone we know! His level of professionalism, customer service, genuine kindness, skill and local knowledge set him apart in the field of real estate. Steven was recommended to my husband when he purchased his first home back in 2010, and my husband could not wait to use Steven again to list the same property in 2016. With Steven by our side, we had thirteen showings and three extremely competitive offers on our home in just three days. We couldn't believe how fast our house sold! We also asked Steven to show us various properties between 2011 and 2016, and though we ultimately relocated out of the area, we were so impressed by Steven's dedication to us as clients. He understands the housing market inside and out, and he will do his utmost to ensure you have a wonderful experience either buying or selling a home. Not many realtors can guarantee that for you these days! To boot, he is an exceptionally warm, kind, and caring individual that will never make you feel like just another customer. I could go on and on raving about how great Steven Bodner and his Re/Max team are, but the bottom line is that you will never regret choosing Bodner as your realtor. I wished we could have used him when we purchased our new home out of state!
Steven was a remarkable Real estate agent. I was moving to the state college area to work at Penn state. It was a very exiting but also stressful transition for me and my family. He was able to manage the situation and negations all while we were out of state! He found the perfect set of houses for us, and ultimately found our dream home. He handled our bidding war with competing buyers and we came out on top. I'm just happy it all worked out. Steven was a fun person to be around, helpful, quick to respond and very reliable. We are happy that he found and helped us to get the house we always wanted but even more important, we made a new friend/family member. Thanks Steven!!! You're awesome!!
Steven and his staff were top notch. Their professionalism is second to none. (Believe me..., we have used other realtors previously) Their use of a professional photographer and stager really got the ball rolling, which resulted in 10 showings in the first week, and ultimately an offer within that first week. His team was able to get us 99.4% of asking price, which is well above the market average. Many thanks to Steven and his team for making this a very smooth transaction. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home. If my family is ever looking to move back to the area, I would certainly make Steven my first, and only phone call. Great Job everyone!!!
Steven Bodner and his team are, simply stated, the best. Throughout this process several people around town tried to recommend their special real-estate agent to us. It was remarkable how many times their agent ended up being Steven Bodner. That alone made us feel like we got lucky and found the right person to help us. But his attention to our needs, patience and help keeping us focused, and his help closing the deal on the home of our dreams is why I recommend him to everyone I meet. We began working with Steven in April 2015 when we made our first house hunting trip from California. We had very particular needs that didn't match most of the houses on the market. Steven looked at photos of our California home and listened to what our aspirations were and helped us find a home we could love, almost immediately. However, because our California home had not yet sold we couldn't buy in the end. It was nearly a year before another house suitable for us came on the market. Steven kept us from wasting our time and money by keeping us focused on what we really wanted and not just any house. He steered us clear of properties that had wide open spaces but that he knew were soon to have major development. He helped us be patient by always being willing to show us what was on the market even when it wasn't quite right. He always seemed truly to be glad to see us and spend the day with us looking at houses. We moved in to our new home this weekend (April 2016) one year after we began looking for a house. From the first step into our new place as owners, we felt absolutely and utterly at home. I attribute our finding the right home to Steven. Now we are indebted for his list of trusted service providers!
Steven was my realtor when I purchased my home in January 2016. In addition to providing me with all the information I needed, he was courteous, prompt, and extremely willing to "go the extra mile". This included following up on details which didn't surface until several months after the sale was final. I can see why he comes so highly recommended!
We were first time home buyers. From the initial meeting with Steven, we felt informed, respected, and supported. Steven is very thorough, organized, and patient. Most of the time he was able to meet with us for all showings, but if by some chance he was not available, his team stepped in to meet us at a potential property- it was a seamless, enjoyable process. Steven knows the local area and many of the sellers, and he has a complete knowledge of national trends as well. This combination allowed us to defer to him without reservation for decisions about prices, property values, and other financial transactions. To that end, Steven is very knowledgeable about VA mortgages (and many other types of loans). In particular, his knowledge about VA mortgages was one of the initial reasons we met with him. Steven is very tuned in to what property is on the market within a client's specified price range. Several times we saw properties just before they went on the market. In fact, the house we ended up buying was shown to us right before it went on the market, and Steven called us minutes after we had parted ways from seeing another potential property with the news of its availability. When we agreed to see the property, he called to make arrangements, we saw it that evening, and the next day we wrote up an offer! Buying a house is a huge financial investment that moves very quickly. Steven was always patient with us as we completed the paperwork. He answered our questions and engaged in thoughtful conversation, offering advice when we asked for it, and remaining respectfully silent when my husband and I talked amongst ourselves. During the home inspection and final negotiations, Steven remained our go-to, pillar of knowledge, handling each decision with the same expert approach he had used at our initial meeting. At the closing, as we sat around the table, one could see the respect that all parties had for each other. Steven creates a warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and collaborative culture for buying a home. Importantly, even when Steven was not meeting with us face-to-face on a consistent basis, he was keeping in touch with us via email and newsletters. There were several opportunities for buyer "perks" around the holidays (e.g., a free holiday pie) and at other times (e.g., a happy hour). These gestures were genuine and felt as if they were "more than business." We found our home in a reasonable timeframe. It is perfect for us and our family, which I should mention, Steven was phenomenal with our baby who attended most showings and meetings. I would highly recommend Steven Bodner and his team if you are buying a house. If we ever sell our current home, then I know we'll be calling him to help us with that process as well!
Steven helped me when I bought and sold my house. He and his team were incredible throughout the process. I really appreciated that they took the time to make sure that they have explained every step of the process to me and that all of my questions were always addressed quickly and in detail. I would highly recommend Steven to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the area.
We found Steven to be very knowledgeable of the real estate sale process. He was always available, quick to answer questions, gave advice when needed, went out of his way to be helpful and got us a sale quickly and efficiently. We really enjoyed working with him.
Steven Bodner and his team are the most excellent realtors to work with. He assisted us in buying our home in 2009 and kept in touch over the years. After recommending him to our family and friends when they were in need of a realtor when we needed to sell we didn't even think twice about who to go to! Steven walked us through all the information and step leading up to getting the house on the market. We were on the market for less than a week before offers started coming in! He helped us navigate through the offers we received and then carefully guided us through the steps and paperwork leading up to closing. His communication is informative and helpful. He explains terms and procedures in layman's terms so you never feel confused or silly for asking a clarifying question. He is encouraging and most helpful!
I would highly recommend Steven. It was very easy to work with me. We were not from the area, but he's very knowledgeable of the market and that facilitated our decision. He will help you find the right home for you.
While I knew Steven was an amazing realtor, I didn't fully understand his expertise and level of service until I moved to another state and worked with another realtor. Steven and his team are exceptional and you will not be in better hands. His attention to detail, his excellent communication skills kept us informed of the progress and action items we needed address, worked with all necessary people (inspector, loan agent, etc.) to ensure a smooth closing. I wish I could clone him and his team so that regardless of where I lived, I could work with someone like him. He helped us purchase and sell two homes, and each one sold within a week and we had no problems! Give Steven and his team a call, you won't regret it!
Steven was amazing to work with. He was recommended to me, and I had been in touch with him periodically for about a year before we were ready to buy. He was always happy to help in any way even when we were working through preliminary information. When the time came for us to start looking at houses, Steven was amazing. He broke down all of the paperwork and helped us understand the process. He has a tremendous amount of local knowledge and experience. We went to see houses and he showed us some neighborhoods that were in our price range and what we were looking for. When we offered on a house, Steven was right there with all of the papers we needed and kept us up to date with negotiations. Everything went so smoothly from offer to closing. Steven and his associates took care of everything. It was the lease stressful home-buying experience I've had! Highly recommend.
We had been looking on our own for months for a home to purchase in a neighborhood we wanted to live in. Finally our mortgage officer gave us 3 names of real estate people and Steven was the first one on the list so we scheduled a meeting and decided after that meeting we wanted to work with Steven to find our home. From the beginning Steven was very professional, kind, caring and most importantly sincere and understood our needs and wants for our home. Steven and his team, Jen and Joe, sent out mailings to clients in that neighborhood asking for any bites on homes coming on the market - they did this not once but twice and because of the second mailing our home was coming on the market and we were able to be the first people to view it and offer on it. Steven knew time was critical and a few hours after our viewing we had an offer put together which he presented to the other realtor and homeowners in person that day. Steven has been on top of everything guiding us through the process and making sure everything was done smoothly. Steven, Jen and Joe have been in constant contact with me making sure I understood the process and always asking if there was anything they could do for me which I truly appreciated because I am a person who likes to know exactly whats going on and likes to make sure everything is done that needs to be done. Our home purchase went off without a hitch from start to closing and I am so happy that Steven was the first name on our list!!! I would highly recommend Steven and his team for any real estate transactions - they are highly professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and truly caring people. I feel fortunate to have met Steven and the whole group over at RE/MAX Centre Realty.
We were looking for a condominium and began in fall 2015 with an observational tour of types of condo's. We looked with Steven twice in the fall knowing we were not ready until the spring of 2016. Steven was aware of our plans and there was never any pressure. We made offers on two different condo's before being able to buy the third. Through this Steven guided us with clear explanations. He had a very good sense of pricing and what offer was appropriate. The entire process was very smooth. Our daughter and son-in law worked with Steven buying two houses and selling one. They recommended him highly.
We couldn't be happier with Steven Bodner and his team. They helped us navigate the purchase of our home in a professional and highly personable manner. I truly felt that we had a knowledgeable advocate available at all times. I highly recommend him.
Steven's team was an absolute pleasure to work with. They are smart, attentive, and organized. They are adept at anticipating issues and have an active marketing network. We made the mistake of initially going with a realtor we felt we "owed" a chance to sell our home. That didn't work out at all, and Steven's team swooped in to save the day. We really wish we had contacted them from the outset. Had we seen their great pitch, there's no question we would have gone with them from the start. For us it's live and learn, but others can make sure they go to Steven first!
We contacted Steven approximately a year ago when we were evaluating whether we wanted to purchase a house or build one. Steven was very helpful in providing data on the local market and showing us both lots and homes that met our criteria. Steven was happy to work with our timeline and we did not feel pressure to make a decision before we were ready, even though this took us many months. Once we identified a lot that we wanted to purchase, Steven worked expeditiously on our behalf and followed up frequently to ensure our questions were answered. He and his team are professional, knowledgeable and courteous. We can (and do!) whole-heartedly recommend his services to others.
Steven and his team are the best realtors we've ever worked with! We have bought and sold 2 separate houses through Steven, and each experience has been outstanding. Whether it's playing hardball in negotiations, or offering advice on staging/marketing, Steven and team really know what they are doing. I highly recommend Steven for any real estate transaction!
Steven Bodner has been invaluable in implementing and coordinating the purchase of our new, and selling of our old home. He is extremely knowledgeable, readily available, always professional and helpful in every aspect of the process. He listened to our requirements for a new, smaller home and located the perfect property. To sell our existing home he gave us a thorough market analysis that was spot on. We will recommend Steven to all of our friends.
Steve made sure all my real estate transactions were executed smoothly and in a timely manner. I was selling a home and he was my agent. His expertise and knowledge of the area are second to none which is why I am using him to help me find my next home. I will be using Steve for all my real estate needs in the future.
Steven Bodner and his team are Amazing!!! He makes home shopping and buying as easy as possible & simplifies the process. He understands what I was looking for in a home while others never got what I was looking for in my new home. I found my DREAM HOME for my family!! I truly recommend him as a realtor:) He helped us sell my old home very fast. Wow, if it wasn't for him and his Team, we would've never made the move to the new home! Made home buying so very easy... God has Blessed us with Steven & his Amazing Team!
My wife and I are relatively new to the State College, PA area. One of my friends recommended Steven Bodner to help us "home shop." I called my wife, and she said that her colleague also recommended Steven. We are extremely happy that we listened to them!
Steven knows the market extremely well and is a really good guy, to boot. The market was extremely tight when we were looking, and he was willing to drop everything to show a house that he knew would sell fast. He advised us on the home we purchased and he was exactly right about where we ended up on price. I would recommend Steven to anybody. And I would trust him with my mother.
My wife and I were referred to him back in 2009 by a friend. He helped us purchase our home, so when we were ready to sell we gave him a call. He goes above and beyond and I recommend to anyone I know who is interested in buying or selling a home. When it is time to buy again we will be calling him!