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Since 1974 a proven track record of success, integrity and marketing innovation.


Since 1974 Ed Stephens has successfully represented Buyers and Sellers of residential  properties on the San Francisco Peninsula, with total sales now totaling nearly 1.4 billion dollars. Ed Stephens has the passion, dedication, knowledge and relentless tenacity to best represent and empower his clients, to earn their complete trust, confidence and loyalty.

In 1974, Ed Stephens founded Stephens Real Estate, seeing on The Peninsula a real need for a highly specialized Real Estate company where client success and satisfaction come first. By the late 1970s Stephens Real Estate was one of the leading residential real estate companies in this area. Ed Stephens was the first to use high quality, professionally designed brochures and state of the art video, the first to produce a luxury home magazine, the first to market both locally and internationally.

Ed Stephens was one of the first Realtors to understand the power of the Internet to reach millions of potential customers. Ed Stephens was the first realtor to produce individual websites for his listings, the first to incorporate state of the art technology and photography when marketing his listings to the world. Today, Ed Stephens is still learning new technology in his quest to provide his listings with the greatest possible market exposure. His custom emailing program reaches millions of potential buyers throughout the world. His personal website as well as his listing websites are seen by millions.

Along with Real Estate sales, Ed Stephens has participated in some of the most spectacular real Estate developments on The Peninsula. Farm Lane, Stonebridge at Hillsborough, The Stradbally Court, 512 Primrose are just a few of the world class real estate projects he has helped develop and market. Ed Stephens works with real estate developers from the securing of the land, through the entitlement process, to the ultimate marketing of the project.

With a passion for, and an extensive knowledge of fine architectural and landscape design, Ed Stephens enjoys helping his clients create their ideal living environments. From architects and designers to planners and contractors Ed Stephens can introduce his clients to the best and most talented in their profession.

In 1994, Stephens Real Estate merged with Cashin Company Real Estate, at that time the leading luxury home brokerage on the Mid Peninsula, with state of the art offices in Burlingame, San Mateo, San Carlos, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Cashin Co. Founded by legendary real estate entrepreneur, Skip Cashin, the principle that guided Cashin Co. was the unwavering belief that the most treasured assets a company can possess are their clients loyalty trust, and confidence, that which can only be achieved by providing clients with exceptional service, honesty, and RESULTS. While associated with Cashin Company, Ed Stephens was consistently among the company’s top producers, forming a formidable team that made an historic impact on the San Francisco Peninsula real estate market. In addition to being a top producing agent at Cashin Company, Ed Stephens has consistently been a top agent on the Peninsula, nationally and internationally.

In November of 2010, Cashin Co. was acquired by Coldwell Banker, creating a dynamic real estate powerhouse with the largest real estate market share on The Peninsula. With 33,000 offices, and 97,600 agents worldwide, Coldwell banker provides clients with the most extensive market exposure available anywhere.

Ed Stephens welcomes the opportunity to provide both Sellers and buyers of Peninsula Real estate with a confidential, no obligation market consultation.