About Ed Stephens

Premier Real Estate Broker

Over $1.4 Billion in Sales

Over $1.4 Billion
in Sales

From the time he was a child, Ed Stephens has been fascinated with architecture and design. He made model homes out of balsa wood in the style of the 50s, walked through homes under construction, amazed at the skill of the contractors and craftsmen. Inspired by his passion for architecture and construction, Ed Stephens entered the competitive world of real estate sales in 1974. Ed Stephens knew, from the beginning, that for him to be successful he had to set himself apart from the competition, to create his own brand, to be special. He had to offer More service, knowledge, dedication, persistence, and plain hard work. He had to achieve outstanding results for his clients. 

“Thank you so much in helping us find our dream home. Your wisdom and kindness throughout the years has been an invaluable asset to our family throughout the years. We’re so lucky to be able to work with you”

Ambie Valdes and Toby Mao

Over 47 years of success

Over 47 years
of Sucess

Only then could he develop relationships with his clients, form lasting bonds based upon trust, confidence, and respect. Everything had to be about the satisfaction and good will of the client. Only then would clients return, would they refer to Ed Stephens, other clients. At a time when the custom was simple flyers, Ed Stephens created stunning brochures and used extensive direct mail. When the internet came along. Ed Stephens introduced electronic mail campaigns and created websites and video to market his listings. He was one of the first to appreciate the foreign buyers and market internationally, one of the first to understand and use the power of social media.

Ed’s strength as a broker is partially based on his love and knowledge of architecture. His significant understanding of both architecture, architectural history, design, local market dynamics and buyer interest enables him to see what is possible, and what is worth doing to maximize value. He has vision and a highly attuned sense of what works and doesn’t work..............”

Tom Saidy

Member of the exclusive Coldwell Banker International Presidents Elite

Member of the exclusive Coldwell Banker International Presidents Elite

It was in 1976 that Ed Stephens opened Stephens Real Estate in Burlingame California, in a quaint, turn of the century home. In a few years, through hard work and dedication, Stephens Real Estate had achieved a large share of the real estate market in the towns of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and San Mateo. In 1994 Stephens Real Estate was acquired by Cashin Company, which in 2004 was acquired by Coldwell Banker’s parent company, Realogy.

Since becoming a part of Coldwell Banker, Ed Stephens has received many awards and accolades, including being one of Coldwell Banker’s top producers, year after year earning the coveted membership in the International Presidents Circle.

"Thank you for your expertise, thank you for your keen insight into personalities and working it through, thank you for your dedication as we moved through the inspections, sewer stuff, pathways and alarms !! Thank you for your excellent communications....along with Charlene you kept me posted on all matters. Thank you for your many years in this profession which was evident as your guided us on sq footage, earthquake bolting and so many matters..."

Maureen

With 46 years of real estate experience, Ed Stephens has acquired a limitless knowledge of the marketplace, honed his skills as an astute negotiator, and with an unrelenting passion for what he does, continues to be, more than ever, a powerful and dedicated advocate for the goals of his clients.

Ed Stephens'

Achievements

Over $1.4 Billion in Sales

Ed Stephens has closed over $1.4 Billion in real estate transactions.

47 Years of Success

Consistently, a member of the Top 100 out of approximately 3,000 San Francisco and San Francisco Peninsula Coldwell Banker agents.

Top 100

Consistently, a member of the Top 100 out of approximately 3,000 San Francisco and San Francisco Peninsula Coldwell Banker agents.

Presidents Elite

Member of the exclusive Coldwell Banker International Presidents Elite.