About Steve Levine

About Steve Levine

Steve and Jamie Levine honored by the Governor for taking in over 30 foster children in two yearsAbout Steve Levine

Half of the 20,000lbs of supplies collected for Katrina victims

I was born in the wonderful state of New Jersey, and spent most of my life in a town called East Brunswick.  Contrary to what many folks think, New Jersey was an amazing place, with wonderful farms, flea markets, the best pizza and bagels in the northeast, and of course the Jersey Shore - which I can assure you was nothing like the TV show of the same name. In my Jersey shore, you were much more likely to bump into Bruce Springsteen at the Stone Pony than into Snooki heading out of a club.   I've traveled to many amazing beaches over the years, but nothing beats the scenic Jersey shore.

After high school I attended Rutgers University (go Scarlet Knights) where I double majored in Biology and Psychology with an eye towards medical school.  Instead, I stayed on after I received my degrees and attended graduate school where I was a teaching assistant while completing my Masters degree in Immunology.  After graduation I headed up to the Boston area to pursue a career in science, only to find out that it was really business that I wanted.   

In 1986, with the encouragement of my lovely wife Jamie, a pediatric oncology nurse, I studied for my real estate license and entered the crazy world that we call the real estate industry just as the market crashed in the late 80's.   Fortunately I was never one to think about the things people tell me "cant be done," and instead I forged ahead.  Within a few years, I was on of the top agents in the company, and within 8 years I was ranked as one of the top 100 agents in the world, out of a pool of nearly 100,000 amazing people.   I have taught real estate marketing to agents around the country, both at major national conventions, webinars and on satellite broadcasts.   

The last twenty six years have been a fantastic roller coaster ride that I wouldn't trade for anything.  The industry has been great to me, and allowed me to provide my three amazing children with a host of fantastic life experiences.  I've done everything from renting apartments, to building out my own home subdivision which I called "Jamie Lane."  Through it all the greatest joy has been building life-long friendships with clients that I've met along the way.

The Hungry Hero award for the donation of over 20 tons of food over a 15 year period.While still putting in one heck of a work schedule, I co-founded a local charity that serves the needs of underprivileged families, and my wife and I opened up our home and became foster parents to over 30 abused children in a two year period.  I also serve on the real estate ethics committee, and on the board of directors of three non-profit charities.  My goal is to reach out and help as many people as I can, for as long as I can, in as many ways as I can.  

I've won all the trophies, plaques and awards that the industry has to offer but honestly I've thrown away all of them with the exception of the community service awards that mean so very much to me.  In the end,  I know I won't live forever, and when I go I don't want anyone at my funeral talking about how many houses I sold, but about how many people in need I was able to help!