Stephen Gabauer
Stephen Gabauer
Stephen Gabauer
REALTOR® | Licensed in DC, MD & VA
Washington, D.C. Office
1000 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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About Me

Extraordinary Service Beyond The Sale

As a professional, Stephen has built hundreds of trusting, productive relationships with clients by actively listening, understanding their needs, and partnering to achieve their goals. As your agent, whether you are buying, selling, renting, or leasing Stephen secures the absolute best price and ensures an exceptional experience through:

  • Excellent communication: Transparent and prompt communication is the key to any successful real estate transaction. Whether it’s emails, phone, video, or in person, Stephen is a dynamic communicator, leads with integrity, and has a charismatic personality.
  • Market knowledge: Born in Silver Spring, Stephen has a deep knowledge of the evolving DMV market. Stephen has lived and worked in Maryland, Virginia, and currently resides in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C. As your agent, Stephen conducts market research, prepares a detailed strategy, and leverages his win-win negotiation skills to land the home of your dreams.
  • Purpose and joy: Reliable, accountable, and upbeat, Stephen brings positive energy to every aspect of his life, and especially for his clients. In his spare time, Stephen performs improv comedy with Washington Improv Theatre, plays guitar, and coaches youth basketball and tennis.

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, or it can be one of the most enjoyable, lucrative investments of your life. If you are ready to buy, sell, rent, or are just looking for advice, please feel free to reach out – Stephen is standing by to help.


  • Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
My Designations


Stephen was very quick and responsive, and always gave thoughtful, sound advice. Everything went very smoothly from sta rt to finish!
Review by
Shawn Logue, Washington, DC
Stephen was incredibly attentive, always accessible and was very flexible with my schedule. Additionally, he did a great job negotiating with the sellers on my behalf. He was helpful and knowledgeable throughout every step of the process. I would certainly work with him again and recommend him to any of my friends looking to purchase or sell a property.
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Samantha Kirsch, Washington DC
Stephen Gabauer was a kind, understanding, and knowledgeable partner to work with. He was understanding of my needs and personal timeline and helped me to find a home that met my needs. Stephen was also always accessible and willing to talk to me about my questions. For these reasons, I have already recommended him to friends in the area.
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Andrew Flurer, Silver Spring
I just want to say thanks Stephen my wife is happy and when she is happy I'm happy
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Willie Waymer 4809 3rd st. NW 3
Stephen said our place would sell in a week and it did!
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Stephen simplified our selling experience. His honest approach prevented us from committing more resources than were act ually necessary for the sale of our condo, and his efficiency put my wife and me at ease; we knew we found the right guy to sell our house. We highly recommend Stephen Gabauer's services, and we look forward to becoming repeat customers. Thank you, Stephen!
Review by
Jorge Gallegos, North Potomac, MD.
Stephen was absolutely amazing, found me my perfect first home for the perfect price and made it an easy and stress free experience. Stephen was accessible, professional, and knew the area and market really well. I will definitely use him again and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
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Ariel Harned, Washington D.C.
Stephen Gabauer was available whenever we had questions. He was able to find and show houses as soon as they went on the market. I would recommend Stephen to anyone that is serious about finding a house that meets their criteria.
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Lynn Coleman, Pittsburgh
Stephen was extremely responsive and professional, and helped navigate a competing bid as well as an extremely tight clo sing timeline. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Sarah Stein
Working with Stephen to purchase my first home was a smooth process from start to finish. Stephen is very responsive and does an excellent job with keeping all parties updated in a timely manner. Stephen was always flexible and on top of every step. Thanks to Stephen my first and only offer was accepted and I am now moved in 30 days later. I loved that Stephen had an awesome team with great service that he works with and is able to recommend to his clients. I would definitely recommend Stephen as a realtor especially for a first time homebuyer. His patience and professionalism is truly appreciated. Looking forward to working with Stephen and his team to purchase my first investment property!
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Jada, Maryland
Stephen Gabauer made purchasing my home seamless and easy. I couldn't ask for a better agent that is in step with my ne eds and works hard to deliver the right home for me. I would recommend Stephen to my closest friends and family because I know he will make sure they get the right home fast!
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Virginia Simmons Silver Spring, MD
Stephen was awesome. He helped us get the home we wanted at the price we wanted. He has great instincts and was thoughtf ul throughout the process. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV.
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Ron Bulla
Stephen is a top-notch realtor. His incredible knowledge of the DC markets landed me exactly the kind of condo I was loo king for, and at a price I am still amazed at. I was a difficult customer as a first time buyer, and Stephen was helpful and consistent with advice, options, and good humor as we started my search. He always checked in and encouraged me to keep looking after faster buyers took the places we were looking at off the market before I could make a decision. Once we found the place that I knew fit my style, he was all over it; Stephen was quick and persistent with the seller in order to get a deal struck, and on great terms! Great guy, absolute professional! Thanks again, Stephen!
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Brian, Columbia Heights
As first-time homebuyers, Stephen Gabauer was extremely helpful in guiding us through every step of the process. His rel axed yet attentive style put us at ease and made us feel extremely well supported. He was accessible and knowledgeable about the many questions we had throughout the process, and helped us successfully secure our dream home in a very competitive market! Stephen truly cares about his clients and we would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!
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Erica Stout & Matt Weidner, Rockville
Stephen was so easy to work with. He was readily available and extremely efficient. He made what can be a stressful time something easy and exciting. He listened to our needs and made sure we were taken care of. He was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in search of a realtor!
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Libby Coleman, DC
Buying a house is supposed to be stressful but Stephen made the process fun and we got the exact results we wanted! Sel ected my broker due to his relationship building, market knowledge, and trust. He sat down with the wife and I and came up with a game plan that allowed us to sell our house and buy a house all in the same day! If you are looking for someone to work with on buying a house, I strongly suggest Stephen. He gets an A+++ rating from the entire Bryant family. The smiles on our faces as we settle into our dream home says it all!
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Marc Bryant, Frederick
We were a bit nervous about selling our home, but Stephen Gabauer had such a great plan for selling our home. And it wor ked since our house sold very quickly! We had offers within a few days of listing. Stephen has a great personality and is an outstanding communicator. He is so easy to work with. He's very professional, trustworthy and cares about his clients. We also tasked Stephen with finding us a new home as we were both selling and buying at the same time. Through his guidance, the timing worked perfectly and we actually accepted offers to buy and sell on the same day!! This is very hard to accomplish in this market. We highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!!! He's absolutely amazing
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Tia & Marc Bryant
Stephen was working with a number of other people in my office and they were all very happy with their experience. I go t along well with him personally, so it was a no-brainer to go to him once we were ready to begin our home search. Stephen has been wonderful: very communicative and knowledgeable about the process, which was important to us as first-time homebuyers. He handled every issue that came up and guided us through the process smoothly and easily. It was so easy working with Stephen- he really understood what we were looking for and made a daunting process seem achievable. He had such a good instinct that our very first offer was accepted on our dream home. In this market, we were so excited to have his expertise guiding us!
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Keara DeKay, Baltimore
I am so glad that Stephen proactively reached out to me. He was incredibly attentive and prompt in his communication and consistently anticipated my needs and concerns. As a first-time home buyer, Stephen put my mind at ease while embarking on a daunting process. He was the first to really listen to me, find out exactly what I wanted and went above and beyond to make sure all of my criteria were met. His professional attitude instilled a sense trust and I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was in good hands. Stephen provided in-depth knowledge about the area, communities and properties. He went above and beyond to help me negotiate my offer and provided knowledge and expertise about seller's credit. Stephen researched offer prices to ensure that I got the best deal possible. He helped connect me with a fantastic lender who provided me with a spreadsheet comparing various mortgage loans and their interest rates in order for me to make the best, most informed choice. In addition to Stephen connecting me to an exceptional lender and ensuring that I got the best bang for my buck on my first home, he was a wealth of knowledge in terms of resources such as the MoveEasy concierge service, detailed communication updates, and access to additional supportive staff members that continued to go above and beyond my expectations.
Review by
T. McCoy, Washington DC
Stephen did an A+ job and I loved working with him. The entire process was a breeze from start to finish and I was very thankful to have worked with someone as great as he was. I hope Century 21 knows how much of an asset he is to their team. Thanks again Stephen for helping me make this big step in life and also making this experience enjoyable.
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Patrice, MD
I felt like the stars aligned when Stephen called as a result of various searches we were viewing on realty websites. After a somewhat short conversation on the phone, he seemed to know exactly the vibe we were looking for in DC. He was knowledgeable, professional, and personable. We worked with Stephen remotely for a few weeks, and when we finally scheduled viewings, we found our ideal, made to order home on the first day! Stephen answered our calls and texts if not immediately, within minutes at his first opportunity. Buying a home is stressful, but it is so nice to feel like someone has your back and is doing everything possible to help you realize your dream. As importantly, our experience during and after the closing process has been very supportive. Just because you have signed the papers doesn't make Stephen disappears. He offers support unconditionally before and after the sale. I would highly recommend Stephen for anyone looking for a home to buy.
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Sue and Chuck Henningsgaard, Washington DC
Steven did a great job getting us into an awesome house
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Chuck Henningsgaard Melbourne Beach Florida
Stephen was a dream to work with. As a first-time homebuyer, the process can be daunting. Stephen helped make it easier and the whole process was smooth. He was always available if we had questions. We were able to quickly find a condo we loved and make a move on it.  I would gladly work with him again and would recommend him to friends or anyone else who needs a realtor.
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Owen Takoma Park
As a first time buyer with a lot of moving pieces, the idea of starting the home buying process felt both daunting and s tressful. It is hard to overstate how fortunate I feel that I found Stephen to help! He is not only smart, professional, and knowledgeable, but also thoughtful and very likable. Once we got into the swing of things, I came to appreciate the value of working with an agent whose advice I immensely trusted. I’m sure that I asked a million questions and required a lot of training in the process, but Stephen was always available with honest and insightful answers. Looking back on the experience, it’s hard to believe that finding my dream condo in Logan Circle was this seamless and fun! I credit this to Stephen’s unwavering dedication to his clients. He has immense patience, understands the complexity of the decisions that have to be made, and prioritizes his clients’ interests all the way through. Are there other good agents out there? Sure. But to combine all of Stephen’s experience with the level of personal support he offers is truly unique in the DC real estate business! I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you, Stephen!
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Diala A., D.C.
Happy with experience and excited to a homeowner! Stephen is very professional, helpful, and enthusiastic. A great perso n to work with.
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Tori, Silver spring
Stephen was wonderful, and truly became a trusted resource to me through the buying process. I was looking at several di fferent locations for my next move, but speaking to Stephen helped me narrow down my search to metropolitan DC. Stephen was encouraging and motivating, and had a strong understanding and knowledge of lifestyle and market. With that said, we were able to identify a condo and have an offer accepted within just a couple of weeks. Great experience.
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Joanna, Dupont Circle
simply excellent Stephen Gabauer is an exceptionally talented and very polite person while handling his customers. Step hen is a wonderful person and an incredibly skillful realtor. He is responsive, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable. In our case, he helped us land the house of our dream, in a competition among 16 offers. He was our trusted advisor throughout the entire process, from negotiating our offer to closing. We are so happy in our new home and now consider Stephen to be a real friend as well as our realtor. Appreciate so much the collective professional support of the team and Century 21. Generally I was very much satisfied with the overall performance of the team handling the purchase of our dream house.
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Woubeshet Belachew Zelleke

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