Step by Step Process of Buying A Home

Buying a home can seem like a very long and scary process, especially if you’ve never done it before. So the first thing I recommend doing is to follow our my guide below. And, to make things even easier on yourself, follow my step by step questionnaire.

Why buy or sell a home with Steve?

Worldwide Marketing

With a presence in more than 85 countries, RE/MAX is the most visible real estate network in the world. With properties selling to local and foreign buyers all over the world.

Largest Market Share

RE/MAX leads the industry in brand awareness and has the largest share of voice in national TV advertising, 52.5 million website visits, and a sales force that out-sells any direct competitors.

Top Selling Agents

Steven Diadoo has aligned himself with two of the top Agents in the Twin Cities – Scott Hutchinson and Sean Sovis (Top 5 Agents at Edina Realty, currently licensed with RE/MAX Advantage Plus). When you hire Steven Diadoo, you gain the assistance of an entire high-performance team.

Prize-Winning Marketer

List and present with prize-winning creativity featured on DIY TV Bathtastic. Steven Diadoo’s custom marketing pieces and advanced online-marketing strategies, will give you an edge in the buying and selling process.

RE/MAX vs. the industry 2013

RE/MAX is #1 in U.S. market share. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

  • RE/MAX 39.54%
  • Coldwell Banker 31.67%
  • Century 21 18.62%
  • ERA 18.62%
  • Sotheby’s 5.14%
  • Better Homes and Gardens 1.94%

Professional Memberships

Proud member of the largest association in the world – National Association of Realtors. As well as the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors and the St. Paul Association of Realtors.


A well-dressed, sparkling house can garner lots of attention, and potentially sell very quickly. This is true regardless of whether the market is cold or hot. In my former life, I was a prize-winning creative painter with concepts seen on DIY TV, CreateTV, NCPBS. Today, I use my creative skills in marketing – which can now help you sell your home faster – for a higher asking price. Looking to buy? Touring homes can require patience and a little vision. I can help you to envision turning that empty house into a home.


Over a decade of experience working one-on-one with Interior Designers. Staged homes sell faster and for a higher asking price.


17 years of experience, training and refinement of Artistic skills works to your advantage when choosing the perfect listing photos.


Flyers, web pages, sales messages, open house collateral, brochures and other marketing pieces, designed by a prize-winning Artist.


Market analysis of comparative Actives, Solds, Pendings and Canceled listings give you firm ground to stand on.

Sellers – 96% of buyers search online before buying a home. Good design helps you make that all-important positive first impression.  It gets you noticed and helps you communicate effectively with your potential clients.  Steven Diadoo offers every feature you’ll ever need to successfully market your listing, for the highest price, as fast as possible.

The Hutchinson/Sovis Team – Top 1% Agents in USA.

Four powerful advantages to working with a member of the Hutchinson/Sovis Team

Top 5 Agents at Edina Realty

Now licensed with RE/MAX Advantage Plus, Sean Sovis and Scott Hutchinson were ranked the top 5 agents at Edina Realty for several years. With Steve’s partnership with Sean and Scott, you are awarded a close working relationship with a hard working team – with years of experience and tremendous selling success.

100+ Transactions Per Year

Hutchinson/Sovis is a small team with huge results. The average independent real estate agent might average 10-20 transactions per year. Our small team, as a group effort, consistently sells 100+ properties per year. Over $30,000,000 of real estate in 2013. While some teams are certainly larger, few teams, with this sort of success, actually work together in helping each client.

Highest Volume Award

Former members of Edina Realty’s Chairman’s Circle, the highest designation you can obtain at Edina Realty.

Professional Staff

  • Full-time administrative staff and marketing coordinator
  • Employed Stager/Designer
  • Employed Professional Photographer (wide-angle photos)
  • Networking – RE/MAX has the largest network, Hutchinson/Sovis has one of the largest networks within RE/MAX.

Find homes on the go

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Steve’s Other Resources

Twin Cities Homes for Sale

The freshest and most accurate source of properties for sale. Get an edge on buyers and sellers that are relying on popular real estate websites. Search freshly updated data by City, Zip, Address, or MLS#.

Mortgage Resources

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Compare loans, calculate what you can afford, get pre-approved for a mortgage by our preferred lender, and more! With “How much can I afford” calculators, interest rate widgets, helpful links to downpayment assistance.

Get Inspired

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Browse ideas for your new construction or remodeling plans. Get inspired, discover products chosen by amazing architects and designers. Connect with preferred local builder Summit Series Homes.

Steve Diadoo is a very knowledgeable, reliable and efficient realtor. He had very little time to help me find a townhouse and lined up appointments and found us just what we needed in two days. He was a great communicator as well. He also made the closing process easy to accomplish while we were out of town. I would highly recommend Steve.    J & L Caswell

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