Reviews from my "Google My Business" page:
***** 2 weeks ago
I recently sold my home in Brandon, FL. with Steve Appel as my agent. He was so helpful in letting me know what I should do (and shouldn't bother doing) to get my house prepped and ready for sale. I took his advice and we not only got an offer just a few hours after listing, ts was considerably over asking price. I had to extend closing a couple of times and through everything, Steve was really great answering all of my questions and making sure that I was a very well informed seller. I highly recommend Steve Appel if you're looking for a realtor in the Tampa Bay area. He knows his stuff when it comes to buying or selling property here.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Nica! You were a pleasure to work with during the entire process and I hope you enjoy your new home!
Andrew Griswold
***** 2 weeks ago
Steve is an outstanding Realtor. He facilitated a cross country purchase for us. Everything was coordinated over the phone, email, and text. With that said, he is an excellent communicator, responds quickly, and is very tech savvy. We told him the requirements for the house we were looking for and he found us multiple houses that fit our criteria perfectly. This is a difficult time to buy houses because of the low supply, and it can be challenging. Steve was positive and supportive the entire time. He does not give up. If you are looking for the A-Team give Steve a call.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
2 weeks ago
Thank you Andrew for your kind review! You and your family are a pleasure to work with and you both were very patient throughout the entire process as well! I strongly believe you and your family will love living here in FL after years on the West Coast. Welcome to FL!
***** 6 weeks ago
Steve recently assisted my husband and I in purchasing our home in Zephyrhills, Florida. We relocated from another state, and working with Steve made the entire process seamless. His professionalism and dedication are apparent in everything he does. From showings all the way to closing, Steve was consistently knowledgeable and it is evident he knows his business, always putting us first. We decided on a new construction home, and Steve's familiarity with local and national builders and communities in Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills was extremely helpful to us. I am grateful we found Steve to guide us through this process and we highly recommend him.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
6 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words Nancy! Both you and your husband Dave were a dream to work with! I'm sorry the process is now over as I enjoyed spending time with you both. Welcome to Florida!
Randy Paul
***** 26 weeks ago
Steve is a tremendous real estate agent that I would recommend to anyone wholeheartedly. As we all know, real estate transactions are highly stressful yet Steve made my wife and I both feel extremely comfortable as he navigated us through the process. He identified those areas that we needed to address prior to listing our house with expertise as well as being mindful of our budget. He answered any and all questions that we had (and we had a lot) and is FANTASTIC with communication. He never kept us waiting for answers. Suffice to say that we had 3 list price offers on the first day! Steve is the best and we would absolutely use him again and recommend him for anyone in need of an agent.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
26 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Randy. You both were a delight to work with and I really appreciated that you both listened to my suggestions enabling your home to sell so quickly. I look forward to working with you both and your family maybe at some point in the future!
Sean Nieto
***** 26 weeks ago
We have used Steve for almost 10 years buying, selling and building new and we couldn't be happier. He has always been completely honest and looks out for our best interests. Even with a new house build he monitors the build to assure all options are being added and checks up on the progress as the builders tend to miss things from time to time. Whether buying or selling, he has been extremely reliable.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
26 weeks ago
Thanks for the wonderful review Sean! I get excited every time you guys reach out to me with a real estate need as I know it gives me another opportunity to work with such great folks as yourselves! I also appreciate the many successful referrals that you have brought my way which have resulted in fine relationships and sales with additional clients as well! Thank you, Thank you!
Maryanne Caruso
***** 33 weeks ago
Steve has great insight and knows all the ins and outs of selling a home. We switched to him when our house wasn’t selling, and he sold it within a couple of days. He is responsive and takes care of all the details. We highly recommend Steve.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
33 weeks ago
Thank you Maryanne for your kind words. I enjoyed working with you both and it was quite a new experience for me selling a farm in addition to your wonderful and unique home!
Andrea Marcellus
***** 40 weeks ago
Steve was great to work with, not only when buying a new home, but also when selling our existing home. He was well-versed with the local Seven Oaks market, and was always available when we had a question for him. We also received very positive feedback on the write-up he did for our listing when selling our house. We would absolutely recommend Steve to others, and would definitely use him again in the future.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
40 weeks ago
Thanks very much Andrea & Bill for your kind review! I always love to work with clients buying and selling in Seven Oaks as you guys did and it was my pleasure working with you both. Enjoy your new home!
Robert Meder
***** 40 weeks ago
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
40 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Robert! You were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process!
Wilson Cinto Lopez
***** 41 weeks ago
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Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
41 weeks ago
Thank you for the 5 star review Wilson! I appreciate it.
Kerchal Joe
***** 44 weeks ago
I was a first time homebuyer with no clue what to do or where to start. Steve was incredibly responsive, patient, and I felt like he had my back the entire time. From getting preapproved all the way to closing on my new place.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
44 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Bernardin! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you again with your future real estate needs. Enjoy your new home!
Jordan Johnson (Jay Jay)
***** 46 weeks ago
As first time home buyers, we have been working with Steve just before the pandemic hit and had to put buying a house on hold for a few months. Steve understood our position and gave us time to get our finances together. At the same time interest rates started falling to all time lows which provided us a better opportunity to purchase during this pandemic. We found something we liked after it listed 1 day on the market and Steve was able to get us a viewing of the property next day, with our offer being sent and accepted a few days later, all while doing most of the paperwork electronically. Even though there were some initial obstacles to our purchase, Steve worked with us to ensure that everything went smoothly throughout the whole process. We were even able to close 4 days earlier than planned which turned out to be a birthday gift that same day. I truly recommend Steve to anyone looking for an honest realtor even as first time home buyers. He will walk you through all the deficiencies a place may have which will open your eyes and thoughts to things you may not have thought about initially when looking.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
46 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind review Jordan! You and Tiffany were a joy to work with and I look forward to working with you both again in the far future!
Steven M
***** 50 weeks ago
Steve Appel was the best realtor we could have asked for. He helped us buy our first house several years ago and made sure to get us the best house for our budget while also keeping us focused on the long term as we knew it would only be a starter home and made sure to have us thinking about resale value. Fast forward five years, we made sure to enlist Steve as our realtor to help us sell the house he helped us buy. Despite us living in Illinois and being in the middle of a pandemic, Steve took great care of us and ensured our home sold for top dollar. His pricing was right no par and made sure we sold our house at asking price. In fact, we received several offers the same day the house was listed! He kept us apprised of every step in the process and made sure to sure to educate us on anything we were unsure of. Additionally, he was extremely responsive to our emails, texts, and phone calls. The photos he took, no doubt, aided with the successful and speedy sale of our home. From day of listing to closing was just over 30 days. Incredible! All in all, I will be recommending Steve to all my friends and family looking for a realtor in the Tampa Bay area and will be using his services when we move back to Tampa!
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
50 weeks ago
Thank you immensely Steve for your kind review and I look forward to getting another opportunity to work again with yourself and Kaitlyn! It was a pleasure working with you even from afar.
Kevin Long
***** Jun 8, 2020
We are a Navy family that had 4 days to find our perfect home in Tampa for our next set of orders. Just by chance a went to Google to find a realtor and how lucky were we to find Steve. I know it sounds cheesy but he was an absolute blessing for us. We gave him our desires and he systematically set up showings for us over a 72 hour period but to my surprise we found our perfect home on the second showing. Steve set up a very efficient and laser focused searched that found us our diamond in the rough at a price that was exactly where we wanted to be....I can't say enough about how helpful Steve has been. Well, let me also say since COVID 19 hit, our house closed on 17 April but we have not been able to move to Tampa from Seattle until 9 June due to Department of Defense movement restrictions and Steve offered, without us asking to take care of our home until we arrived....first class on every front. If you are looking for a realtor who actually cares about you and your wished Steve is the realtor for you. He is a great guy and a realtor who cares about finding you your future perfect home.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Jun 8, 2020
Thanks for your kind words Kevin & Andrea! It's always a pleasure to take care of our military families as best as we can for all that you do for us! I look forward to our continued friendship Kevin now that you are here in Tampa. Welcome and just give me a shout if there is anything else I can do for you and the Longs!
ansyncom Ochoa
***** Jun 4, 2020
Very professional, responsible and communicative at all times. For those who are first time homebuyers makes it easier to understand the process and paperwork that has to be done. He is always a step ahead and advising what could it be your best approach. Attentive to detail and he will always speak to you with total transparency. I recommend him 100%!!!
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Jun 4, 2020
Thank you immensely Andrea & Wilmer for the kind review! I always considered it a privilege in working with you both and I look forward to seeing your new home when it is all decked out for your house warming party!
Harrison Reagan
***** Mar 18, 2020
Steve was really a pleasure to work with. Especially since this was our first time buying a home, he was really patient and knowledgeable about the whole process and he made it a priority to ensure we were informed. Steve was very responsive and worked hard to help us find our home. We bought a house within about a month of first contacting Steve and we couldn't be happier. I will be recommending him to any friends I have looking to buy a home in Tampa.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Mar 18, 2020
Thank you for your kind words Harrison. I enjoyed working with you and Lauren as well! I hope to be your realtor for life!
Candice Maxim
***** Nov 20, 2019
Steve’s knowledge of the area and real estate expertise make him someone you want to have on your side. From the first email when he introduced himself, he assured us he’d answer any question or concern we had and he meant it. Whether through email or phone calls he always responded thoroughly and in a timely manner. Our situation was unusually complex with many moving parts. We were also buying from out of town. On one occasion he spent an evening on the phone to help us understand something that had nothing to do with him specifically. Additionally, he was our stand in and helped us complete our new construction walkthrough (since we were out of town). He followed up with pictures and detailed notes of his findings. It was impressive how he treated our home as if it were his own. He was a wonderful advocate to have when communicating our concerns to the builder. He has gone above and beyond to assist us every step of the way. I’d highly recommend him to help find a home in the Tampa, Fl area. Thanks again Steve!
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Nov 20, 2019
Thank you Candice & Nathan for your very detailed and kind review and the opportunity to serve you both! You both were an absolute pleasure to work with and were very communicative to me which makes my job SO MUCH EASIER. I look forward to staying in touch with you both in the future as many of my real estate customers turn into my personal friends! Welcome to Wesley Chapel!
Melanie Elder
***** Jun 27, 2019
Steve was an amazing realtor in helping us buy our first home! He was extremely knowledgeable of the Tampa Bay area,... More
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Jun 27, 2019
Thank you Melanie for your kind review. It's always a pleasure working with first time home buyers as you and Josh were, and I'm really excited that we found a home that works perfectly for you and I look forward to being your realtor for life!
Sharon M
***** May 16, 2019
If you are looking for a realtor, Steve Appel is the guy to go to. We knew within minutes of meeting Steve we were going... More
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
May 16, 2019
Thank you very much Sharon & Bruce for your wonderful comments. I always looked forward to anytime I had to visit your home for real estate related duties as it gave me the opportunity to see and talk to you guys as we always seemed to have lots of stuff to talk about. We achieved a good result which was mainly attributable to all of the nice things you did to your home. I'm gonna miss you guys. Peace and Happiness to you both in your new home!!

nicole Martin
***** Jan 26, 2019
I wish there were more stars to click for Steve Appel. Mr. Appel helped my wife and I find our dream home in the Tampa area and unfortunately helped us sell our dream home due to an unforeseen family illnesses back in Massachusetts. I have owned 5 homes and have dealt with my fair share of Realtors. Steve is by far one of the best Realtors in the Market. I think this stems from his previous career as a CPA. It's more than a commission for Steve. Steve was extremely patient with us during the entire process, whether we wanted to see another home or if we needed to call him AGAIN from across the country for professional advice or help. When my wife and I read Steve's Bio on his Realtor page, we knew he was the perfect match for our needs. A knowledgable professional that understands the market and deeply cares about what he does. Look no further and let Steve treat you like family, because that's how we were treated.
Steve Appel - Wesley Chapel Realtor - Coldwell Banker Realty (owner)
Jan 27, 2019
Thank you very much Scott & Nicole for your kind words above! You both were a dream to work with on both the buy and sell side of your home which usually doesn't happen as quickly as it did for you both. I hope you and your family can pick back up where you left off in MA before moving and maybe one day, you'll move back down to FL in your retirement and we can work together again!

Jennifer Adams   07/15/2018

Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process! He was highly recommended by a wonderful friend of mine and we were more than pleased. He was always upbeat and honest from start to finish. He did his research on homes we were interested in viewing and found crucial details that we would say yes or no to take the time to view. He showed us homes various times of the day and during the week since we had to act quickly in the current market if we liked a home. We highly recommend Steve and know you will not be disappointed if you choose him as your realtor. Dave and I appreciate you Steve! We look forward to moving into our new home. Especially, our dog Barney! He will have a yard!


Jesse Morris   03/18/2018
Steve helped my wife and I through the entire home buying process. We hit some bumps with our lender, with some sellers, and with finding a property that was workable for our growing family. Steve handled all those issues calmly and professionally, keeping us informed at all stages of the process. He was fantastic to work with, and I would highly recommend him.


Liza Beary  09/01/2017


My husband John Busch and I decided to put our house on the market. Without properly vetting our Realtor, our house ended up being on the market for 6 months without any contracts (or even a for sale sign.) A friend suggested we contact Steve, who met us immediately at the house, and got straight to work. Within two weeks we had a contract on the house and the house was sold. His pictures of the house were amazing, his flyers pervasive and he had a sign out immediately (which is not always easy in deed restricted communities.) He was extremely knowledgeable about pricing and marketing as well as the communities and the models within. He maintained professional and prompt communication throughout the entire process and the sale went extremely smoothly. I highly recommend him and would absolutely use him in the future.

Frances Marciano-Dingwall  11/10/2017


Steve was our realtor on our recent home purchase. Steve is thoroughy knowledgeable in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel real estate market and local trends. We were impressed that he knew about every community and when viewing homes he pointed out every little detail. He was always available to us while we were searching for a home. He took his time and answered any questions we had. Steve was always available by phone, text and email. Not pushy and very friendly.

Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential

Steve was a great help to us 12 yrs ago when we chose to move to Florida from N.Y he found us the perfect house. Once again Steve helped us when we chose to move back to N.Y by finding us a buyer for the house he found for us. He is professional and is always looking out for your best interest. Thanks Steve, if we chose to be crazy and come back to Florida or know anyone intrested in move there we will definitely be in touch!


-Joe & Kim Mitchell     12/06/2017

Realtor - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group

I wanted to take a moment to tell you all why I highly recommend Steve Appel as a realtor. My husband and I met Steve over 3 years ago when we were searching for a house to call our home. We were renting at the time and I was about 4 months pregnant with our first child, our daughter. We immediately liked Steve for his great personality and his willingness to work around our schedules. He made himself more available than any other realtor we communicated with. Steve listened to our needs. We were rather picky, so we looked at several homes and actually made offers on two but were outbid. We were discouraged but thanks to Steve’s consulting, advice, and overall empathy (remember, I was pregnant), we remained optimistic and finally found the right house. It was not an easy process but Steve made it so smooth and helped us to remain positive. He quickly became more than just our realtor, he became our friend. After we closed, Steve came by to check-in on us and essentially welcome us to the neighborhood, since we bought close to where he lives. We’ve continued to stay informed about the housing market, since we are a part of Steve’s monthly newsletter. He constantly brings value and well-informed insight to his clients. If you get the opportunity to work with Steve Appel, please consider yourself to be in the best hands. He’s a great realtor and an even better FRIEND!


-Trish and Brian Leto  04/28/2017


On 3/10/2017, Steven Appel was reviewed by Ozwaleen Castle

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Rating: 10


"Steve Appel is an amazing awesome agent. He gives you options so it makes your decision whatever it maybe easier if your selling or buying a home.
I always recommend Steven to family or friends moving into the Tampa area because he's knowledgeable, sincere and great guy."



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On 3/10/2017, Steven Appel was reviewed by Javier Rojas. 

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Rating: 10


"Steve knows the Wesley Chapel market well and was very helpful in giving us tips on how to prepare the house for sale. He also priced it right and it sold within 24 hours on a all cash deal. Closed in 10 days!!!"


On 2/28/2017, Steven Appel was reviewed by Rachel Gault.

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Rating: 10


"As a first-time homebuyer, there were a ton of things I never would've thought about during the entire process of finding a house to closing. Steve was incredibly helpful in proactively bringing things to my attention, answering questions, and providing guidance from day one, without ever being pushy. I can't recommend Steve enough!"



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On 4/21/2016, Steven Appel was reviewed by Eric Gatch.

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Rating: 10


"Great Realtor!! We felt that he had our back the whole time, and we ended up in a house that we love!"


On 12/26/2015, Steven Appel was reviewed by Milton Brown.

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Rating: 10


"Steve was instrumental in helping me to find a house. Never pushy and always gave great advice on what to look out for."


Reviews from my Facebook Business page:
July 28

Steve is an outstanding real estate partner. He helped us make good decisions for the outcome we wanted, took care of our property while we were away and over all, he is one of the best real estate agents we have ever worked with. We highly recommend working with Steve.

Recommendations from my Linked-In page

Andre R Zimmermann, Instructor Pilot at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Mr. Appel is not only a very competent realtor, but also did a marvelous job pinpointing the perfect rental property for us. Beyond his professionalism, Steve continuously followed up with our progress during the rental application and ensured that everything goes by plan. He is very easy to talk to and Steve truly cared about our satisfaction. 

November 4, 2015, Andre R was Steve's client


Kwamie Dunbar, Associate Dean Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University

I am writing to recommend Steve Appel’s work as a realtor in the general Tampa area. Earlier in 2015 I was referred to Steve as a local realtor in the Tampa area while I was doing my search for a home. I had a number of constraints such as, not being from the area, having limited knowledge of the area and the various developments. Steve was beyond excellent in his knowledge of Tampa and its environs, patience and help in me getting to better understand both the lending process and the various developers. He never once rush us through any point of the process and was always on top of every aspect of the process. My wife and I would without reservation recommend Steve to anyone out there seeking to buy in Florida and is seeking a knowledgeable and passionate Realtor. 
December 8, 2015, Kwamie was Steve's client


Melanie Bridges, CSP, CAPSNew Home Sales Consultant at David Weekley Homes

Steve is an excellent Realtor who understands and listens to what his clients are looking for in their home. It has been a pleasure to work with Steve and I always look forward to him walking through my model doors! I highly recommend Steve for your Real Estate needs.

February 18, 2013, Melanie was with another company when working with Steve at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group


Doug HummelAlliance Sales Manager, U.S. East Region at HP

Steve worked with my wife and me to locate a home when we first moved to Florida in 2008. From the start he focused on what was important to us, and advised us on best options without pushing his personal preferences or agenda. He worked hard, had great follow up, and stayed very involved during and after our buying process. He since referred my son to a realtor in another...more

May 4, 2012, Doug was Steve's client


We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience working with Steve. He helped us find a rental on very short notice and his assistance in helping us with... all of the details was invaluable. I look forward to working with him in the future when we are ready to purchase a home. He is a dedicated and very competent realtor and I highly recommend him. See More

Steve changed my mind about realtors. He helped my wife and I on the purchase of our new home recently. Steve is very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend he and his firm if you are looking for a new home.

Brad ThomasFinance Manager, Research Operations at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

I have known Steve for over 10 years, and have been truly impressed with his intelligence, drive and ability to succeed at anything he puts his mind to. He seeks challenges and excels at all endeavors in a truly professional manner. Steve has others interests in mind and is very adaptive to the needs of others while offering solutions in a systematic fashion.

February 26, 2012, Brad managed Steve at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group

Mark SivilichSAP PP Consultant at Moen Incorporated
Steve helped us in searching for potential homes in the Tampa area during our move to Florida in 2008. He corresponded with us frequently and efficiently during the house-hunting process... even though we were located in Delaware and he in Florida. He was very thorough in guiding us to the right properties based on our budget and preferences. He continues to keep up...more

January 27, 2012, Mark was Steve's client

Maria DonizettiSr. Mortgage Loan Originator, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
I would highly recommend Steve as a Realtor to help out any of my clients. He is great to work with, knowledgeable, personable, and every transaction has gone smoothly.

September 11, 2011, Maria was with another company when working with Steve at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group