The McIlvaine Home Team
The mission of the McIlvaine Home Team is to create client success stories that result in building client advocates that continue to refer their friends and family to us. We believe in giving back to the community we serve.
Our Vision is to Transform Lives and Communities through the use of Real Estate.
Our values are God, Family, then Business.
A conversation with a co-worker years ago put Steve on the the path to a career in Real Estate. It was a career he hadn’t really considered prior, but after that conversation he realized that it might just be the perfect fit for him. With a background in banking & project management, and a never ceasing entrepreneurial drive, Steve was ready to take the plunge. Sarah begged him to wait until they adjusted from the birth of their second daughter, as they’d be going from a regular paycheck to relying on commission checks! Being a wise and caring husband, he heeded his wife’s plea.
In January 2014 our family took the plunge into full time Real Estate and we haven’t looked back. For the first 4 years, the pressure was all on Steve. The good news is, Steve thrives under pressure (and this translates well for his clients as well)! Business grew exponentially as Steve worked hard to provide clients with service that goes above and beyond many people’s experiences. Within 2 years he was named in the top 3% of Keller Williams agents worldwide! And the fun part for us? It has proved to be a perfect career fit for Steve. You’ve heard the phrase “happy wife, happy life”, well a happy husband makes family life better as well.
How We Achieve Results for Our Clients
McIlvaine Home Team focuses on personal touches, win-win deals, and positive results. We take the time to get to know our clients on a personal level. We understand that buying and selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in one’s life. We are patient, knowledgeable, honest, resourceful, tenacious, and passionate. The team’s goal is to chart out a game plan and take care of all of the details so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
The knowledge we’ve gained through years of working in the local market empowers us to provide our home buyers and sellers with the advice they need to make informed decisions. Whether it’s selling a home, searching for a home, or negotiating a contract, we apply our expert skills to each step of the process to help each client achieve an outstanding result.
Awards and Honors
Steve has a solid reputation as a Northern Virginia & DC Realtor. He is ranked as a Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) Top Producer, Top Agent in Northern Virginia Magazine and Real Producer Magazine, and NextDoor Favorite. He has 5 Star Reviews on Zillow. In just three years, Steve ranked in the top 3% of all Keller Williams agents worldwide. Steve has won the respect of his clients and colleagues alike. He serves as a mentor to many in his office and serves on the Agent Leadership Council (ALC).
Steve co-facilitates a life workshop for high school students and young adults (Quantum Leap). McIlvaine Home Team gives a portion of every real estate transaction back to this worthwhile cause to equipping and empowering the youth of today to thrive tomorrow. Steev serves the Annandale & Falls Church area through participation in Annandale Christian Community Action (ACCA), and serves on the Board of his Civic Association as well as Treasurer of his neighborhood pool, Camelot Community Club.
Steve McIlvaine is the Owner and founder of McIlvaine Home Team with Keller Williams Realty and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Villanova University. His professional background includes operations management, project management, and financial management. He loves to travel, root hard for his Philly teams, and considers himself a WWII and Civil War buff.
Sarah is from the Detroit, Michigan area, and went to the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and holds a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sarah worked in the mental health field until their first child, Eliza, was born. For the last eight years, she has managed the McIlvaine household and provided valuable marketing support to the business. In February 2020, Sarah got her Virginia Real Estate license and is excited to help buyers find their first or next home. She loves to garden, travel, and have a glass of wine with her friends.
Steve and Sarah have called Northern Virginia their home since 2001 and live in Annandale. They have two little girls, Eliza and Emma.