From the very start, Stan was there. We were looking at houses online, and asked for someone to get back to us. I was very surprised when he called us 15minutes later! He has and continues to be such a great realtor for us. Extremely personable, down to earth and just a happy go lucky guy in general, he has been very refreshing compared to some of the more aggressive realtors I have dealt with in the past. Extremely knowledgable and responsive to my never ending questions, calls and emails that I have continually sent to him, we feel so much that we had picked the right person, that he is selling our house for us now, as well!!!!
My husband & I were looking for a little summer home in the finger lakes area. Stan was extremely helpful and always available to show us properties. He would, also, e-mail new properties to us as they came on the market. He knew what we wanted and our price range and stayed within it. He was very knowledgable and thorough with all the paperwork involved. Stan helped to make our home buying process very enjoyable. We will definitely use him again in the future. When we decided it was time to sell our summer home, we knew we were going to list it with Stan. He is so easy to work with and always available to answer our questions and show the property to potential buyers. He marketed it beautifully and sold it for us in a timely manner. We feel Stan is an excellent realtor who we would recommend highly to anyone. He even went above and beyond for us in securing a repairman to fix the furnace when we could not be there. He has become a valued friend. Mike & Anne Injaychock
I worked with Stan Olevnik to find a house in Watkins Glen, N.Y. I can honestly say that I have not worked with anyone so professional, courteous and knowledgeable as Stan. He promptly returned calls and emails, he did his homework and mine. Stan was very knowledgeable about the area homes and businesses and although I was unable to complete the transaction, Stan did his utmost to make it happen at a great price and with compatible terms. It was an honor to work with him and I hope to work with him again in the future. I feel as if I have a new friend in the area. You cannot go wrong working with Stan. I wish I could give him a raise, he deserves one!!!! Thanks Stan. Alice Soliman, Jacksonvile florida.
My wife and I met Stan online while we were deployed to Iraq in 2010. Stan was with us every step of the journey to buying our retirement property in the Finger Lakes area. Trustwothy and honest and professional, all you need in a buyers agent. Thanks so much Stan.. and we will be calling again soon. Dewey and Samara
Stan was an absolute pleasure to work with. During this buying experience, it was obvious that he really took the time to get to know the property I was looking at. He had extensive knowledge about the land I wanted to purchase, pointing out wonderful features that I had overlooked and noted areas that needed improvement. I had many questions for Stan. He was organized, returned my calls in a timely manner and explained the process in a way that truly put me at ease. This was by far the most effortless real-estate transaction I have ever made. I have called Stan several times after the sale to ask him questions about local contacts and resources. He was just as friendly and accommodating after the sale as he was before. I very highly recommend Stan Olevnik.
Stan is fantastic to work with. My property purchase had some unique challenges. Stan went over and beyond with his assistance to ensure our dream home became ours. We would turn a corner and uncover another issue attached to the property. He was diligent, responsive and always happy to be so.
He is very knowledgable with lake properties and the finger lakes region. We would certainly recommend him for any purchase or sale. He is a dedicated realtor and seriously works for you and your best interest.
Sincerely Pamela and John
We had contacted several agents in the Hammondsport area and were not impressed with their enthusiasm. When I contact a business man or woman about throwing down thousands of dollars I anticipate some educated conversation or at least an iota of interest in that person’s voice. Not all real estate people can muster even that apparently. Stan’s heart is still in his job and he makes every effort to help you out. His schedule is flexible and getting a hold of him was never a problem. He knows the area & he knows the process and proved an invaluable resource for our deal. He is professional & friendly and will put the necessary work in to make a deal. I would use him again as our agent in a heartbeat.
Stan has been wonderful to work with and helped us out tremendously with our search for a home in the Hammondsport, NY area. He has continued to provide support and has helped with all questions that we have had concerning the purchase. I highly recommend contacting Stan for any of your real estate needs.
After having the property on the market for nearly 3 years with the same realtor, we switched to Stan at Nothnagle. He took a very aggressive approach to marketing, including a number of open houses. He was very helpful in arranging for some needed repairs and within less than three months we had an offer and after 4 months went to closing. He was also helpful in getting the assessed valuation lowered significantly. While the selling price was less than we hoped for, we were glad for the sale after 3 years on the market.
Stan is a helpful, knowledgeable, positive, professional individual whom we came to depend on and he never let us down. We moved here from south eastern PA which meant a four hour drive one way in order to look at persepective properties. Stan always prepared several showings for us in light of our time and travel constraints. He was always very knowledgeable of all the properties we wanted to see including their status, condition and wether or not they fit what we were looking for. Stan worked tirelessly for us, and no request was ever out of his ability to accommodate. He always stayed in touch with us before, during and after the purchase of our new residence. It is accurate to say that we recommend Stan Olevnik without reservation.
Stan was very helpful and understanding of what we as a family were looking for. I took us a while to find that right location with everything we really wanted. When it came to make the deal, it was very involved and took some time to make the sale due to the seller. But he stayed on top of things and got the job done. Hats off to Stan, what a great guy and easy to work with. Thanks again Stan
We don’t believe there are enough adjectives to describe the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure of doing business with! We are in our sixties, so we have purchased homes, commercial property, and now this cottage….and by far, Stan Olevnik, is the most outstanding, attentive, considerate, caring, always there for us, man we have ever known! (no, we are not related!). He either answers his phone in the first few rings, or responds to a voice mail ASAP. If we had any doubts or questions, Stan was right there with advice and answers. Stan is oh, so knowledgeable of the area, and how to enjoy the view from your cottage patio!! Buying real estate is a big deal in life……Stan, makes it a very smooth, and joyful experience. The only regret we have is that you only allow a rating of five stars…Stan deserves fifty!
Selling or purchasing real estate can be a tricky and stressful process, and hiring the right realtor to guide you can make all the difference. Stan Olevnik is an exceptional realtor. He is professional, personable, and hard-working. Mr. Olevnik is tactful and straightforward at all times. He has a passion for the real estate industry and possesses valuable experience about the market. He offered me sound advice throughout the buying process. Mr. Olevnik helped me to navigate the twists and turns of buying a property on one of the Finger Lakes. He was patient, and listened carefully to address my questions and understand my needs. In addition to knowing the state and local real estate laws and requirements, Mr. Olevnik is knowledgeable about other resources in the area including schools, hospitals, recreation areas and home improvement services. Without his steadfast guidance, I probably would not have found such an outstanding property. Mr. Olevnik was always accessible, but never made me feel rushed or pressured. He always reassured me that if I was not interested in a property, then there were plenty more places to visit. Mr. Olevnik had my best interests at heart. He is polite and friendly. He communicates promptly and effectively with clients and sends the message that the client is the focus of his work. Finally, Mr. Olevnik goes the extra mile. Realtors are a dime a dozen, but Mr. Olevnik took care of all the little details. He was well-connected by giving me access to property lawyers and property inspectors. He kept all parties informed of the status of the sale, communicated the process to me, made sure that unexpected issues were negotiated and resolved, and always answered the phone with enthusiasm and a smile in his voice. Realtors who do everything they can to show they appreciate your business deserve to be appreciated. I certainly appreciate Stan Olevnik.
Stan was very helpful. He remained patient through a somewhat complicated home sale. Since we live 4 hours away, it was important that we were able to see the house on weekends. And he was always able to make time in his busy schedule to accommodate us. We would definitely recommend Stan to family and friends, and anyone else looking to buy a house in the Finger Lakes.
We have been very impressed with Stan as an agent. He goes above and beyond to help. His follow through is amazing. If we had any questions or concerns about anything he was willing to help. He even went and checked on our property after a snowfall because we couldn’t get there. We highly recommend him as he was accessible, returned calls promptly, and communicated with the bank and the seller to help us through some mortgage complications. He cares about more than making the deal.
This note is way overdue, Stan was very patient with us, he showed us many pieces of property, as we tweeked our disire’s, but it all paid off as he found us the piece that we ended up purchasing in Middlesex NY, we ‘re extremely happy with it. Stan helped us thru the process thru to the closing, it was a nice gesture too with a nice bottle of Wine to close the deal but it was totally not expected ! We would certainly Recommend Stan in the future!
Stan was a pleasure to work with. He was very accomodating and any time we wanted to see the property he met us or had a co-worker meet us. If there were any issues they were resolved in a timely manner. Stan always kept in communication with us. I would definately recommend Stan Olevnik for buying or selling property, he has the right connections and is very knowledgable in the real estate arena.
My first experience buying a property was made much easier with Stan on board. His responsiveness and communication were both top notch. Besides being patient and reasonable throughout the process, he made sure every detail of the deal was looked into and taken care of promptly. Stan often went above and beyond the call to ensure everything was taken care of. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to sell or purchase a property.
We have had the pleasure of working with Stan Olevnik, who listed and sold a property for us recently. We are extremely impressed with his dedication, integrity, knowledge and work ethic. He made himself always available to us for questions and concerns and consistently answered our calls and emails. His creative, can do attitude makes him an absolute delight to work with. On many occasions Stan went well above and beyond any expectations we would have of a Realtor.
Stan’s genuine character and endless professionalism make him tops in his field. The Finger Lakes real estate industry is very fortunate to have him. We wholeheartedly recommend him for all of your real estate needs and feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him. Kudos, Stan, we hope you have a chance to visit us in CA.
We have been so fully satisfied with Stan as a realtor. I feel like he has become a friend during this process- he has really been there for all questions. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an agent. He also gave us great advice on local resources such as bankers and lawyers . He is an all around honest, helpful guy who is out to assist the client above and beyond any realtor we have delt with before ! Much appreciation!
If you are looking for a relator that listens to your needs, and doesn’t try to push you into something else…than Stan is your man. If you are looking for an Agent that never hurries you…is kind and caring….will go the extra mile for you….and stays by your side and with you through the whole buying/selling process, than Stan Olivnik is your man. Not only would we work with him again, in fact, we will never work with anyone else! We highly recommend Stan Olivnick.
Stan is very knowledgeable and all around nice guy. I am very glad when we decided to buy our own house it was Stan we ended up picking. This was our first home and Stan guided us through what I felt was a very difficult process Stan was the only one to answer every single call or email no matter what time of the day. He did his best to answer every question I had and managed to make me feel better when I felt things were not going well. I would highly recommend if you are looking to buy a house look him up. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you very much Stan we appreciate all your help!!
Stan has helped us with 3 properties. 2 we bought and 1 we sold. He is someone we can rely to get the job done and well. Regularly updated us, gave us the great advise and honest! He is our guy to go for all listings……buy or sell!
My family had camped at Keuka State Park for 25+ years, however we were ill prepared to pick a home where my husband and I would retire. We picked Stan as a realtor because of his positive Zillow.com ratings, and I am now so glad we did!
We were making a decision on a home (good grief, I hesitate to say “retirement home”, but that was our search) where we would relax after all those years of working in NJ. We initially thought we would be in Hammondsport, but after a little research and collaboration with Stan, we found that overlooking Keuka was what we needed in a home.
Stan was very accommodating when our trips were last-minute or planned for weeks in advance. He always made us feel as if our trip was important and worthy of his clearing his schedule even though we were looking for a modest home (which ended up costing $159,000) by all standards. He continues to be of assistance in identifying local contractors or just being our “first friend” in the Penn Yan area.
When we first met Stan, he impressed us with his genuineness. He was not a realtor who put the sale ahead of the needs of his customer. We had proof of this when we found a home with a very significant water treatment system. While we were ecstatic with the property, Stan was very upfront and honest. He corrected his first impression that the water treatment system was a plus after he learned that the house would not pass the water test without that system. Given that my husband’s rheumatoid arthritis would pose him at grave risk should that water treatment system not function perfectly, we backed out of that sale with Stan’s assistance. We are very grateful for Stan’s honesty on what otherwise might have made him a sale on that house.
Stan is a very natural and considerate realtor. He listened to us talk to each other and ultimately that made the difference. We were very disappointed in our Hammondsport property choices that first day, but after extending our search we found that we truly needed a more rural and quiet existence.
We found our dream home overlooking Keuka Lake and Stan was an integral part in making that dream home a reality. I cannot recommend Stan with more enthusiasm! He will be considerate of your unique needs and will not steer you down the wrong path. He will also be there for you when you, because of distance, cannot be on site for every task required in making your real estate decision.
Stan is an honest, respectful and talented real estate professional. I cannot recommend him more highly.
Chris & Bill Wiegand
We would like to thank Nothnagle realtor Stan Olevnik for his perserverance in helping us to sell our Seneca Lake waterfront property at Hansen Harbor town of Torrey, county Yates. During a very sluggish economy Stan devoted his time for many weekend open houses and countless private showings days and weekends until the property was sold. He also personally took charge of details like approval of septic system, property abstract, survey and an attorney who helped a great deal, as well as all required documentation for the sale. We didn’t even have to go to an actual closing. Again many, many thanks to Stan who we got to know as a realtor and became good friend. We would definitely recommend Stan to any future buyers or sellers. Job well done.
Stan is as good an agent as there possibly can be. Our search lasted over two years. We told Stan we were only exploring options while considering locations in several states but that we also might decide against buying. Stan didn’t hesitate to help us explore options and refine our search even knowing we were picky and had no pressure to buy. He was honest, helpful, diligent, and focused on learning about our needs. Eventually we made an offer and Stan helped us thru the unsuccessful negotiations. And then another. And then then when we were ready to stop shopping, he found a special home that met most but not all of our needs and encouraged us to visit because he was so attuned to what we really liked. He was right, we loved it, and then the real fun started. Even when both sides were frustrated, Stan kept his cool and professionally helped us resolve issues and navigated us to a closing some five months after our visit. He is a trustworthy patient, professional and was a pleasure to work with. Stan is a gem.
Stan Olevnik was and has continued to be the most professional real estate person I have worked with. We felt completely “served” from our first meeting and he has continued to be of service after the close. If you are looking for a sincere, conscientious, and caring professional, Stan Olevnik is the person you should call.
Stan is very knowledgeable about property in the Finger Lakes Region and was able to help us to focus our search on the types of properties were interested in. He was always responsive and was able to get us into houses for showings when we could fit it in to our schedule.
I think that Stan was the best person for the job for me. He was there for me when ever I had any questions and therefore he had a answer! When I couldn’t get ahold of someone I called Stan and he made sure that he did even knowing it was not his job. Stan always called asking how things were going and wanting to know if there was any way that he could be a assistance. I have dealt with other realtors in the past and Stan was nothing like them he made me feel at ease and very comfortable around him like a friend! I Plan on buying rental homes in the near future and Stan is #1 in my book and he will be the first one I call and will be the only realtor around that I ever deal with unless he is unavailable! All I have to say is Stan IS THE MAN! Very highly recommended in my book! Thank you Stan!
Stan was fantastic to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent. He was always available by phone, e-mail, or text, and when needed even in person. As a first time homebuyer, Stan offered great suggestions for moving the process along. He did a great job keeping the communication between myself and the sellers, as well as the other parties involved.
Thanks, Stan, for your work!
Met Stan at the Penn Yan State Fair, struck up a conversation about one day moving to the area. We exchanged cards, he put me on his mailing list, and from that moment on he sent me possible home ideas. Once I saw a home that I thought I’d like to buy, Stan said “Then come on up and look at it.” I did that and soon after I purchased the home. During the process of waiting for the paperwork to be completed, Stan was always readily available to answer any questions and made it all understandable, pleasant and constructive. As a result I was able to find a maintenance crew that prepared the new home for my entry without me doing a thing. Even after I moved into the new home, Stan is still there whenever I literally get lost or need a helping hand. I have never, in the 40 years that I have worked, met a more hard-working, considerate, and responsible person to do business with. I highly recommend Stan Olevnik. You could not do better with anyone else.
I would highly recommend Stan for anyone looking/selling real estate! Although we were offered a house through family, Stans dedication to us while shopping for homes was above and beyond! He always stayed in touch and anytime a house came on the market that fit our requests he was sure to let us know! I guarantee you will not be disappointed working with Stan!
It took me a long time to decide on my “dream home.” Stan stuck with me every step of the way, answering questions, helping me through the purchasing process, and providing me with valuable information. After the closing, he is still helping me settle in, find contractors, etc. I trust him and highly recommend him.
I met Stan at my door and the smile on his face and compliments of the home I worked hard on over the years won me over. We walked through the house and he told me what his thoughts were on selling price, which was in line with what my thoughts had been. Stan offered me positive feedback as well as guidance as to what he would like to see before the showing of the house – the Ramada Inn room. He walked me through the process, step-by-step, giving me the good, the bad and the not so ugly. Information any seller/home buyer would want to know. Immediately, my house was up for sale and showings one after another on day one of the listing. And day one, my house sold. This was the most professional, respectful and smooth sale I have experienced, and I was respected through the entire process. I would highly recommend Stan to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
I believe Stan went beyond what I would expect from a realtor. When I was away for an extended period of time he looked after the house and made sure it was presentable and ready to show to potential buyers. He even shoveled snow from the driveway and sidewalk. He kept in contact and let me know what was happening all the way from listing to closing. I was very pleased and would recommend Stan to anyone interested in buying or selling a house.
Stan is personable, understanding, and knowledgeable. If my fiance and I had any questions he answered them efficiently and informatively. He helped us find a home that was well in our budget and got us in touch with a great loan provider. It was amazing! We never knew that Nothnaegle even had it’s own home securities department. Yet, there you go. Stan is a great agent, I’m going to recommend him to all our friends. We never went through this process before and Stan did really well teaching us things we didn’t understand. So, if you’re reading this you’ve looked up the right guy. Go for it, give Stan a call and he’ll do everything he can to make your homeowner dreams come true!
Stan was great to work with, always available for questions and made sure I would be able to see the vacant home as many times as needed. He is trustworthy and very knowledgeable of the area. Would work with him again.
Stan’s favorite phrase is, “I’ll make it happen.” We’ve heard it before in many different renditions and by many in both our personal and business lives. We’re finally living the reality of not only a “man of his word,” but one who “makes it happen” with grace, charm, knowledge and the well-needed sense of humor one needs as a realtor.
My husband and I had two challenges when moving from the NY City area to the Finger Lakes region of New York State — an area of which we were, virtually, unfamiliar. Stan Olevnick not only rose to the occasion when he proved to be the only realtor in the area to find us an exceptionally comfortable rental while he searched (and found) our new home. Neither sleet, nor snow, nor a sunny day he would rather being doing something else stopped Stan from pursuing a challenging search for us. We knew he was our “go-to” guy from day one and he remains so. If anyone’s looking for a realtor who has your back whether you are a buyer or seller, look to Stan Olevnick of Nothnagle Realtors. It will be one of the best decisions you will make. As new homeowners in this area we are delighted with both Stan and Nothnagle’s personal attention, professionalism and integrity. I have the think you will be equally impressed.
Selling the house we had loved and nurtured for fifty years was extremely hard for my husband and me. Certainly the right thing to do, but stressful indeed. Stan appeared at our door and was just what we needed to accomplish the project in a logical and timely way. Our questions were always answered quickly and problems were overcome with diplomacy and tact. After a relatively speedy sale we were on to the purchase of a new home. Stan understood perfectly what we wanted and needed and expertly negotiated that purchase.
It is amazing to us how complicated real estate transactions are these days. Stan has a very comprehensive knowledge of the process and is able to almost effortlessly fit all those puzzle pieces together. Stan Olevnik is someone we would recommend without hesitation.
Stan’s the man! He is certainly by far the most responsive, up-beat and professional realtor we have ever used. Although he’s responsible for many listings at a variety of price points, we always got the feeling that our search was the only one he had on his plate. Stan acted as our agent for over a period of many months, so that’s saying a lot. Once we finally found a home, he worked efficiently and diligently to make sure that the deal was completed. He’s an honest, reliable, and experienced pro who has a great deal of useful knowledge of the area and is also great fun to be around.
Stan was great to work with! He was very professional and answered any questions we had. He kept the process moving quickly and always made sure we were informed on what was going on.
Stan was on the ball, responsive and extremely helpful and informative thoughout the entire process. I can’t recommend him highly enough. From arranging a visit on short notice and meeting us on a Saturday to recommending wonderful local people and businesses for service, Stan was a valuable resource en route to finding and achieving our weekend retreat.
My family was planning to relocate from CT to the Finger Lakes area in NY. Our time frame for the move was 2yrs. We reached out to Stan to help us start familiarizing ourselves with the real estate opportunities a couple of years ago. Stan was extremely knowledgeable of the area and very willing to work with us even though we were planning our moves years down the road. We looked at many houses throughout this time frame searching in all areas of the finger lakes region. We definitely racked up some miles up and down the lakes. When it came time to make a selection Stan was instrumental in scheduling house showings that would fit in our schedule since we were coming from CT. Once we selected a house, Stan went into motion and made sure everything went as smooth as possible. Stan is not just our Realtor going forward, but he is also our local historian when we need some guidance in the area. We highly recommend Stan, he will not disappoint.
Being new to the area we needed to look around the area in order to decide what type of home and where exactly we wanted to purchase. Stan was very understanding and flexible when it came to showing us homes in various locations and answering our many questions. His knowledge of the area and real estate expertise was invaluable in helping us find a home that met our needs and was within our budget. I highly recommend Stan if you are searching for real estate in the Keuka Lake area. We are very satisfied with the purchase we made and our thanks go out to him for helping us make it happen.
Couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Stan is very knowledgeable on the local area and was ready to help in any way possible. He always went above and beyond on any tasks that I asked of him.
Stan sold our cottage at Log Cabin Road, Dresden.
Before selecting Stan as our Sales Agent we interviewed and researched many sales agents and were very happy with our selection.
We found him very knowledgeable about sales in the area and also cheerful, positive and helpful with our sales problems.
We would highly recommend Stan and his Real Estate business to anyone selling property in the area.
Valerie & Patrick Donnelly/Roseingrave 1730 Log Cabin Road.
Highly motivated,helpful and honest individual. Mr.Olevnik listed our home and sold in 2013 Sold two houses to us in 2014 and 2015 We are still in business contact with him. Dr.Ivan Szathmary
We are pleased with the job Stan did for us. He was polite and courteous. He brought a buyer soon after we posted with him and the deal went to sale. In the process he kept us informed of what was happening.
Stan was an exceptional partner in our real estate endeavor – he hung in there with us for 3 years showing us properties until we found the right opportunity, never once pressuring us. We trust Stan implicitly with his knowledge of the area, his experience with both commercial and residential real estate, and his assessment of the situation at hand. Stan not only helped us through every step in the buying process, but he’s shown up to our property after closing with a tool bag and turned a few wrenches….he’s wonderful! I’d recommend Stan to anyone looking at real estate in the Finger Lakes region, especially in an around Keuka and Senca Lakes.
Stan is such a go-getter,very professional, knowledgable in real estate, personable and gets the job done!!! We would HIGHLY recommend him! Excellent job!
Stan is a true professional and attempts to always be politically correct in his approach. He is not only professionally helpful but also goes above and beyond the routine sales person by providing contacts, networks, and sometimes even gets the ladder out to fix something simple for the buyer. Would recommend Stan as a realtor you can depend upon and who will in turn become your friend.
Stan was great to work with and understood exactly what I was looking for in a property. Excellent communicator, very responsive and made the process fun.
Stan is the most kind and patient realtor in the Finger Lakes and not only do we use him for all of our real estate transactions, we also recommend him to anyone looking to buy and/or sell. His old fashioned business ethics are what keep us coming back…again an again. Roe and Grace, Penn Yan, NY
We loved working with Stan. He was the ultimate in patience, knowledge and dedication. He listened to what we wanted and followed our lead, as well as making good suggestions. Stan followed through on every call & email in the most timely manner. He went above & beyond in managing every situation, right through to closing. He knows the area, and had tons of suggestions and information that became invaluable to us. He’s also really fun to work with. Stan is the best- I wish I could buy another house from him!
Professionalism & reliability…That’s Stan. Our home purchase was somewhat of a unique challenge right from the start. Stan was extremely resourceful, his advice was right on and his understanding of the Finger Lakes market was remarkable. Our purchase required patience and understanding over the period of several months; Stan’s interest, concern and attention NEVER flagged. He brought confidence to the process!
Stan made our house finding a buying experience a dream. He followed up with everything we asked. He invited us to local events to become familiar with the area, and also included us with his family at a wonderful 4th of July event at Barnstormer Winery. It is wonderful to know we have a new friend when we move up to Keuka Lake full-time! We will definitely request Stan’s services when we start searching for some vacant land, and highly recommend him to any home buyers or sellers.
We just completed our second purchase with Stan as our agent. This man makes everything possible! He has all the right answers to complicated real estate questions. Truly, we would never need, or want a better man for the job. He answers his phone promptly, or returns your call in a timely manner. When your not sure how to proceed with banks, etc., he has great ideas! Stan will always be #1….with us!
Five stars in each category (local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills) really sums up our experience with Stan. My wife and I live out of state and were looking for a house on one of the finger lakes, and with Stan we found a tremendous ally in our search. He helped us in every phase, from identifying potential properties, to formulating an offer, to negotiating with the sellers, to tracking down necessary details our bank needed in order to approve the financing, to our final walk-through on the day we closed. Some of these phases were quite stressful, yet Stan reassured us, keeping us sane through a process that can seem at times insane. He has also been super-responsive to our many texts and emails. In the end, we are ecstatic about the house we’ve purchased. Bottom line, we would strongly recommend Stan to anyone searching in the Finger Lakes region.
A few years ago, when we decided we wanted to retire in the Finger Lakes, we started to research realtors in the area. Stan had lots of positive recommendations on Zillow, so we connected with him via email and phone. We let him know that we weren’t looking for a quick sale, and arranged to meet with him at his office (March 2014), where he gave us an overview of the real estate market in the area and asked questions we hadn’t previously considered (i.e. preference for morning sun or evening sun). We talked about 3 lakes (Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka), and came up with some desired parameters. For the next 6 months, he sent us listings that met those parameters. We provided feedback on things we did or didn’t like about the listings, and refined our search to Keuka Lake. Because Stan is a full-time realtor, we could always count on a quick response. We then made arrangements to look at several houses (September 2014) and again, he took in our feedback on what we liked/didn’t like about each. Based on our feedback, he continued to refine his search, and we continued the feedback process as we considered other houses. In July 2015, he sent us a listing with a note that “this might be the one”. He had distilled all of our feedback to the point where he knew exactly what would work for us. We closed on that property in October. It was a true pleasure working with Stan. He helped us understand the area, highlighting things that are important to us. We trust his judgment, as he coached us through every step of the negotiation process. He was always an advocate for us through the entire transaction. We recommend him without reservation, and will certainly use him for all of our future real estate needs.
Stan was my 4th agent. The market was a challenge, but Stan kept things positive. No matter how many questions or worries I had, Stan was there for me with answers and prompt action to address every concern. He paid close attention to my priorities and took care of as many preliminaries as possible before involving me in the back and forth of negotiations. He took a good deal of the grunt work off my hands, which made the whole process much less stressful for me.
We are from Pennsylvania and were interested in finding a vacation house on either Seneca, Lamoka, or Waneta Lake in New York (which is approx. 2 hours from our home). In March of 2015, after looking online, we found several houses that we were interested in looking at. Not knowing any agents in the New York area, we contacted Stan Olevnik, after reviewing the Nothnagle Realtors web-site. Stan quickly contacted us and set up a five house showings on a cold Saturday in March, when we were visiting the area. In meeting Stan for the very fist time, he was very friendly and professional. After our first showing in March, we continued to look on-line at houses for sale. Stan kept in touch with us via e-mail, notifying us when a property came up for sale that matched our interests. In early June, we set up another showing with Stan to see several other properties. This time we wanted to bring our 7 and 11 year old boys with us. Stan was very happy to have our kids come along. Stan was very knowledgeable about each of the properties and did not rush us. He allowed us to spend time at each property. This time we had one property that was of interest to us. Stan was always either just a phone call or e-mail away. He answered both means of communication promptly. By the end of the summer we re-visted at the property of interest and also looked at a few new ones. By October 2015 Stan sent us an e-mail that there was a price change in the property we had looked at several times. With this news, we decided to put an offer on the property. During the negotiation with the seller, Stan assisted us in quickly coming to an agreeable price for the property with the necessary inspections. During the completion of the purchase this property, Stan looked out for us, his clients. He recommended an excellent attorney to handle the closing and kept in touch with us throughout each step in purchasing this property. Even after we closed on the house, Stan was still available to respond to our questions. Stan is a very professional agent who always puts his clients first. He helped turn our dream of owning a lake house into a reality and made the process as easy as possible. We would 100% recommend Stan Olevnik if you are looking for a real estate agent in the area.
An amazing person. The home buying experience should be an enjoyable and exciting time. Not our experience for the six months before we me Stan O. Once we started working with Stan, it was a great experience, not a single downside. The perfect combination of personal touch and professional guidance. He modeled our agenda based on what we needed and wanted, and as we were from out of town at that point, he could not have been more accommodating. Once we found our home, Stan navigated us nicely through the negotiations and was a big help up to closing. And after we closed, we had a weather related problem, and my wife and I couldn’t believe how involved Stan was in controlling the situation and making sure all was taken care of in our absence. A Great Realtor, a Great Partner in the home buying process, and now trusting a Good Friend!
Stan did a great job and selling our house. He facilitated each step along the way and worked proactively with the buyer’s agent and our lawyer to get to a close.
Stan was a pleasure to work with. He was easy to get in touch with and got back to us almost immediately even off hours. He gave good practical advice during the process and helped us with things that were a bit outside of the purchase itself. All of his advice was good! We would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Explain everything in great detail and made sure the deal got done as quickly painless as possible. 99.9 % of time a phone call with a question got answered right then. Not voice-mail with call back few days later. If message left called right back within a few moments. Very professional salesperson with great personality a great asset to have in our community of Yates county. Sincerely with great thanks for our new property we love it. Mr and Mrs John and Carol Ovenshire.
Friendly, professional, knowledgable and helpful… what else can we say: Stan IS the man! He made our buying experience positive and memorable. Couldn’t ask for more… like having an old friend in the business!
It was a pleasure working with Stan. He was very friendly and explained everything that needed to be done to sell our house also he kept in touch and was available when we needed him.
We had the pleasure of working with Stan Olevnik when we were looking for our dream home! Stan went above and beyond to help us through the home buying experience; i.e. making phone calls, contacting others involved in the transaction, explaining the entire process every step of the way, helping up keep our sanity at certain points. There really aren’t enough kind words, and thankfulness. I have, and will continue to , recommend Stan to everybody!
Stan was my agent for the purchase of my cottage and he was really helpful and supportive during a difficult process. He even offered to be of service if I ran into problems down the road. No doubt he can steer me toward the contractors I might need. I would highly recommend Stan and will use him again (although I plan to stay where I am for a long time!).
We’ve been vacationing in the Finger Lakes for a few years and decided it was time to buy. We were looking for something that could be a summer destination for our families, but also during the off-season too. Based on our experiences as renters, we had developed a set of requirements for what we wanted, figured out about what we could afford, and decided it was time to find a buyer-agent. We reviewed the agents in the Finger Lakes area on Zillow, and along with some referrals, sent an inquiry letter to about 15 agents. Besides the normal list of requirements and desires for what we wanted, we had two unique needs. First, we are three people! A husband and wife, along with a cousin, going in together to buy a property. And second, two of us live in Maryland and one in New York City. So having a buyer agent that could work effectively with a trio and, at times, remotely, was essential. Not only was Stan the first to respond to our inquiry, his response was by far the most comprehensive and attentive to our requirements. We scheduled a conference call with Stan to go over what we were looking for and to get his suggestions and ideas. After the call the three of us felt confident we had made the right choice. A few weeks later we drove back to the Finger Lakes for a weekend of house hunting. Stan was great. Like many agents, of course, he knows the area well. We hopscotched the area from Canandaigua to Owasco before settling on a house on Seneca, our preferred lake. Stan was attentive the whole time. He did the research we needed, pointing out things we might have overlooked and, ultimately, giving us the confidence that we were making the best choice for the house we chose and the offer we finally made. Stan was also key to connecting us with a local lender whom we could work with. Buying real estate can be stressful. It’s easy to second-guess the choices we make, the offer price, the negotiations, and so on. With Stan we experienced none of that stress. We closed this past Monday and it was a joyful experience all the way. During our house-hunting journey with Stan he shared with us his philosophy that long after the sale, he’ll consider his clients his friends. For him it’s not about that specific sale but rather about building a relationship. We feel confident that is the case with us. We can’t say enough about Stan Olevnik as a buyer-agent.
Buying a new home never turns out to be as smooth and enjoyable a process as one thinks it will, but luckily we had Stan to help us along the way. From our first meeting to our closing, he was helpful, responsive to our questions and very knowledgeable. He has a strong knowledge of the area and was a great communicator. He was available whenever we needed him and was always friendly, professional and honest. We would highly recommend working with Stan to any potential home buyers.
This is the first of two houses I am purchasing with Stan. Being from out of town has posed its own challenges. Stan was able to confirm and get us in to see all of the homes we wanted to see when we visited. He has taken the lead as the person on the ground since we are out of towners and has been invaluable through this process. A++++
Stan demonstrated full commitment to represent our best interests in both searching for a vacation home as well as negotiating the purchase. We were very pleased with Stan’s personable and knowledgeable approach, and fully recommend Stan as a qualified expert in the Keuka Lake market.
Stan has made this experience painless and so very easy. I wish that everyone made things go as smooth as Stan did!!! Stan was always on top of the situation, always called you back in a timely matter, was very thorough in explaining any questions I had. What a pleasure to work with Stan the Man!!!
Stan did not know us from Adam. We could have been a couple of yahoos from Texas, just browsing in NY. Stan met us on site on a Saturday morning. His local knowledge and contacts are endless. He connected us to a lawyer to close the deal. We even had wine waiting for us at a local winery. We could not have asked for a better experience or a better realtor.
I was a first time home buyer and did not know what to expect. Stan walked me right through the process. He was always available when I had a question. I can’t say enough about the customer service I received. It was top notch. I would recommend Stan to anyone buying a house.