As the owners of Castle Real Estate Group, our big “WHY” is to coach and provide expert advice in Selling, Purchasing and/or investing in quality Real Estate Assets.
Our goal is to see our clients create wealth and profit from investing and buying and selling Real Estate, which is one of best ways to create long term sustainable wealth. We focus on educating you! Steve holds the SRES®/Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and also holds the prestigious Certified Financial Planner/CFP® designation, that he applies not only to his financial planning clients, but his real estate clients as well. Our focus is to provide financial insight and knowledge so that our clients make smart, savvy and equitable decisions.
We have observed the challenges families go through with the transition of parents, seniors and those making Retirement decisions. Let us bring you confidence to your family who may be assisting or making these life decisions for themselves or their loved ones.
When you hire us, you get Real Estate and Financial Expertise, with 20+ years in Business as a basis for our mindset. Our approach to representing sellers and positioning their properties to fetch the most amount of money has been proven successful in any market. Our negotiating skills aid our Purchasing clients as well. We will give you market insight and explain in detail the best tactics for the current Real Estate environment. We look forward to working for you!
A Little history of Castle Real Estate Group: Steve entered the Real Estate business in 1997. The name Castle derives from our last name, Shloss, which means “Castle” in German. The Castle Real Estate Team has in depth knowledge of the Southern California Real Estate landscape. Our primary focus is on Orange County. We have collectively listed and sold properties in the majority of cities. Our team seeks to answer the tough questions and communicate proactively to provide 5 star service to our clients. Whether you’re selling or buying your personal residence, rental property or multi-family apartment building, our professional team provides perspective and advice when you need it and listen to your needs to ensure the best possible result for your unique situation.
Steve was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He prides himself with his Midwestern, friendly, can-do attitude and work ethic that he was raised with. Steve has now lived and worked in Orange County for the past 35 years. Steve is a Certified Financial Planner ® and has been advising clients with their real estate, investments and financing for over 24 years. He advises clients on the best strategies to sell properties for maximum profit, area real estate trends, and strategies for each transaction as well as suggesting personally tailored investment plans. Steve has extensive experience in both residential real estate and multi-family apartment transactions. He serves on the financial committee of his church at Terranova in Irvine.
Yvonne joined Steve as an agent in 2016 and provides Staging services for our Sellers to add value and help fetch the most money for the sale of their property.
Steve and Yvonne have two children that are in college and are involved in their church and supporting a local single parent ministry, “One Step Ministries” to help struggling single parents get back on their feet and support the needs of their children. They also enjoy the outdoor activities provided in the Southern California lifestyle; hiking biking, beach and they also enjoy traveling and are into wine tasting and probably would be considered mild “foodies.”
We treat every client as family and strive to provide 5 Star service as well as top notch advice! We do not take anything for granted. We work hard and earn our business every time! We look forward to working for you!
I was referred to Steve by my friend who I very much trust. Steve was professional, friendly, and easy to work with (he was very patient with us). Most of all, he got a great deal on the house we sold and an even better deal on the home we bought. I will definitely be using him for any future real estate needs!
Steve and Yvonne are the ultimate professionals! I’ve worked with them for years through marketing/screening for tenants to rent my property and then its eventual sale. I was so fortunate to have partners that are honest, hard-working and just downright good humans. I trust them implicitly and I know they always have my back. You won’t find many with more integrity than these two. I highly recommend them for any real estate need!
I have done three Real Estate deals with Steve and his team and intend to stick with him. He has great people skills and is honest. He has located properties right for us and talked me out of ideas that would not have been in my best interest. If you are looking for good guidance, advice and someone you can trust, then look no further.
Highest recommendation for anyone in the market for a real estate purchase, especially first time, military, and long distance buyers looking in Orange County/Southern California. Unmatched service, real estate market knowledge, and professionalism from Steve when we needed to buy a house from across the country in the height of the pandemic.