Steven Sitrin

About Steven Sitrin

Sales Associate - Newport Office
268 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Email: | Cell: 401.222.9717 | Office: 401.846.3800

Agent Credentials


An educated consumer is our best customer. Sy Syms ran a chain of off-price clothing stores in and around New York and became a bit famous for his commercials with his famous tag line. Today, Sy would be an internet sensation and the subject of memes; in the 1980s, he was just another semi-celebrity pitchman seen on local TV during ballgames and game shows, a worthy competitor to Crazy Eddie whose prices are insane. Why tell you about Sy & Eddie? What does it have to do with buying real estate in 2021? Sy said it best 40 years ago when he declared, ?An educated consumer is our best customer.? Being informed about suit quality and pricing in the 1980s was important to a specific set of consumers; being an educated and informed consumer is critical to anyone considering being a buyer or seller of real estate in 2021. I spent most of my life working in university and non-profit settings, helping people learn about things I believed in and hoped they would find important as well. When I decided it was time to do something different, I wanted to build on my experience in education. In starting a real estate practice, I decided that my approach would be to help consumers learn what they need about the real estate market so they could, with my support, make good decisions when buying and/or selling. Being a good teacher involves communication, planning, awareness of and receptivity to feedback among many things. Among the most important things is a commitment to being a life long learner. When I became a Realtor, I knew a lot about real estate but knew I needed to learn a lot more. I made a commitment to myself and my clients that educating myself would be a high priority and that each year I would learn new skills and develop additional tools so that I could best serve my clients? interests. Realtors, like every industry, have a language all their own, including tons of acronyms which you?ll often see in people?s signatures. I don?t include them in mine because few clients know what they mean; but here are some of the subjects I?ve studied and the certifications I?ve received: Accredited Buyer?s Representative Pricing Strategy Advisor Historic Homes Resort & Second Home Specialist Senior Real Estate Specialist Real Estate Investing 1031 Investing Bank Owned Real Estate & Short Sales Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certified No single customer will need all of the things I?ve studied, nor am I an expert in every strategy; I am, however, able to find the information my clients need and connect them to specialists if their needs are outside my skill set. There is lots to learn about buying and selling homes. Some clients want all the information while others want it summarized into digestible and prioritized pieces. As we work together, I?ll get a better sense of how you like to consume information and refine what I send you meet your needs without overwhelming you. To start off, I?d recommend your reviewing the Buyer?s & Seller?s Guides which are available as PDFs. You can review them on line or print them if you like. Whether this is your first real estate transaction, your first in a while, or you?re a regular buyer and seller, these overviews of the process will give you a good sense of what you need to do the be ready to start and what steps you should expect to work through from beginning to end. Once you?ve identified what area you?re interested in learning about, I?ll share listing updates, market reports and general information about the real estate market. Whether you?re buying or selling, it?s good to see what?s happening in the market. I can increase or decrease the volume - just let me know what you?d like. I hope this gives you a better sense of who I am and what I have to offer should you select me as your Realtor. I?m always available via voice or text at 401-222-9717 or via email at I look forward to working with you. Steven

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Areas Covered

  • Greater Providence
  • Aquidneck Island
  • Jamestown
  • Narragansett

Community Involvement

Giving back to the community I live and work in enriches my life. Over time, my volunteering has evolved in scope and activity but it has always been a central part of who I am. Serving as Co-Speaker of the Student Assembly as an undergraduate at Cornell, working in the DC Central Kitchen helping homeless men and women learn culinary skills they could use to get a job, mentoring new professionals, and serving on the boards of diverse groups including schools, synagogues, family service programs, campus groups, environmental organizations, historic preservation groups and presenters of live music are just some of the ways I've worked to give back to the places I have been blessed to be a part of.