My name is Steve Ridenour and I am a Realtor with Lyon Real Estate.  I was born and raised in the Sacramento area and attended Starr King Elementary and El Camino High School, where I played football, basketball and baseball all four years.  Playing sports was a very important and fundamental part of my life as it taught me hard work, teamwork, determination, goal setting and time management.  I believe that these are qualities that I have carried with me throughout my life.

I have been married to my wonderful wife, Jane, for over 25 years.  Jane was also raised in the Carmichael/Sacramento area and we have several family members and mutual friends living here.  We are both active individuals in the community, who love sports, the outdoors, travel and spending time with our family and friends. Jane is my perfect mate, and we continue to enjoy sharing the blessings as well as challenges that life brings.

We have three wonderful, adult children, Tiffany, Kyle and Natalie.  Tiffany is married to a terrific young man, Travis Cosgrove, and they are parents to the apple of our eyes, our granddaughters Miss Emilee Rose and Miss Madelyn Rae.  All four young adults live in and around the Sacramento Area and are hard-working, faith filled individuals.  Our family is rounded out by our yellow Labrador, Lola, and our Boston terrier, Lucy.

I spent 30 years working for a Fortune 500 company in the positions of sales and sales/general management with a strong background in negotiating, selling, critical thinking and marketing.  My service, time and knowledge, in addition to my 30 years of sales experience are what I have to offer to my clients.  My goal is to work hard for you in an effort to meet or exceed your expectations.  I value our business relationship, appreciate the trust and confidence you place in me and welcome any referrals. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping my clients purchase or sell their home, using all my skills and expertise to make it a very smooth transaction and enjoyable experience.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my family and me.

Stephen L. Ridenour - Agent with Lyon Real Estate    

  • 1716 Mercury Way
    Pending

    $349,950

    1716 Mercury Way
    Sacramento, CA 95864
    • 3 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • 1,363 SqFt

    MLS 18070494 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

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He was very knowledgeable and put our wants and needs first. He had a great strategy and good references for contractors to get work done and speed up the process of selling the home. I would recommend him and use his services again


—Jason Petersen Carmichael, Ca
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I highly recommend Steve for anyone wanting to sell or purchase a home. He is extremely patient, easy to work with, friendly and very respectful. Steve was awesome throughout the home buying process. His expertise and strong work ethic to get things done was outstanding!


—Jerry Wilkerson Lincoln Ca
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Working with Steve is always a pleasure. He is the best realtor around and knows how to get the job done. He is very professional and understanding during the entire process. We will always trust Steve with our real estate needs and refer him to family and friends.


—Kyle and Cristina R., Rancho Cordova, CA
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We would recommend Stephen L Ridenour to all our friends who want an experience broker. because he is reliable, decent and dedicated to his profession.


—Maria H. Carranza Carmichael, Ca 95608
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Steve was very helpful informative and professional in every way. Highly recommend Steve!


—Lynne OBrien
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I was moving out of the area. Steve helped arrange for a handyman, cleaning lady and so many other things that made selling my house less stressful! He was always providing me with updates on the status of my property after open houses, while also being respectful of my phone availability at my new job. I highly recommend him!


—Carla, Las Vegas
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Steve’s outgoing personality and professionalism made our selling experience seamless. Steve was very open and honest with any questions we had and responded to calls/emails in an extraordinarily timely manner. His knowledge of the market and the surrounding area resulted in a fast sale above asking price.


—David and Maryann
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Steve Ridenour is very task oriented and for that reason, the process of buying our house was a reasonably less stressful experience which was greatly appreciated. Overall the process went well but unfortunately the sellers agent was not always communicative nor responsive which required Steve to do double work in order to keep the scheduled escrow closing to the 30 day period. As a result, the sellers agent lack of communication, resulted in a situation wherein Steve addressed and represented us in a very professional and thoughtful manner. We are grateful to have had Steve as our agent as we will surely recommend him to friends and family who may be looking to buy or sell a house.


—Jim Castro and Curtis Bofto
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We met with a lender back in February that recommended Stephen L Ridenour. We decided to go with Stephen because he was familiar with the type of loan we were using to purchase our home. He did a great job directing us, guiding us, and educating us to get us into our first home. He made the entire process smooth and enjoyable. He was in constant communication with our lender too, which helped a lot. Even after the deal closed, he's still contacting us for deals on home security systems and other services we might be interested in. We will definitely be referring him to our friends and family.


—Hunt of Elk Grove
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Very professional with an immediate response to our phone call Steve dealt with all aspects of this sale for us as we had already relocated out of state. The house sold for more than the listng We would recommend Stephen to any of our family for the sale of their homes Kaylyn Humphers was responsive to the needed communications The sale of our house went swiftly and smoothly. A pleasant experience. Stephan also dealt with scheduling painters, carpet layers and overseeing lawn and pool maintenance.


—Paul and Pat Sturges from Pascagoula, MS
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This was our first time working with Steve and we were so pleased with him. I felt like I was his only client, I know I wasn't, but he made me feel that way. I would highly recommend Steve as he was so helpful during the whole process.


—Diane and Toby Boel-Gold River
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Working with Steve was an absolute pleasure. The entire process went extremely smooth from start to finish. He did a great job communicating every step of the way. I couldn't be happier with my experience.


—Cristina B. and Kyle R. Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Steve is very very good at handling people who are looking to buy a home or business, He's old school knowledgeable & has that Nack to make you feel good about your choices when purchasing a Home.. ** Linda & myself are very pleased with our new home in Carmichael Ca.. couldn't have done it by ourselves, fortunately we found Steve Ridenour


—Rick & Linda Mitchell, 4747 Courtland Lane, Carmichael Ca 95608
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Stephen was incredibly patient with a difficult sale. He made every step super easy for me. He was kind to everyone involved and made them feel important in decision making. He has a no pressure demeanor. Best I have ever worked with.


—Linda K Carmichael
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Steve was amazing and a true professional from start to finish. So happy that we chose to work with Steve Ridenour. He made the whole experience enjoyable and was so helpful throughout the entire process.


—Sara Augustine Sacramento, CA
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I would use Steve anytime in the future. He kept me updated continually and answered all my questions - even though I was out of the country. He went above all my expectations by coordinating repairs for me - I really appreciate all the work he did on this escrow.


—Linda - Granite Bay
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I did a search for people who had sold homes in the area. Steve Ridenour came up and was impressed by how fast he sold the home and the price they got for it. Upon first meeting with him it was the attentiveness to our needs, strong knowledge and track record in the area, on top of the overall excited/upbeat attitude he exhibited that made us know he was the right choice. This was our first time selling a home, so were very appreciative of Steve's help during the process. He came to the initial meeting more than prepared and shared many insights. Even more important was his ability to listen carefully to our needs and tailor all of his advice/feedback accordingly eventually leading us to make the right decision on how to price our property. Listening to his advice proved to be the right move as our home sold in record time and through his guidance, each and every step went smoothly. Steve was extremely trustworthy and we could not have been more impressed after working with him. It is very rare that you find a realtor with extremely high character traits across the board. Steve was absolutely the right choice for us and throughout the entire process continued to prove that through his ability to guide us through the process and represent us during the sale. Would love to work with him the future and will definitely be recommending him to family and friends.


—Shalina Stillman
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Steve Ridenour was genuine and understood my needs. He was patient and did not push us through the process. I can't express how wonderful it was to work with Steve. I live out of town and he handled everything for me. It was seamless, He arranged for workers to come to the house to fix a few issues, guided me through the sale process and kept me updated on everything. Steve was very accessible and responded to all my emails and texts promptly. He arranged to have all my signings done online and with a mobile notary, so I did not have to fly in from out of town. The whole process went smoothly and without a hitch. I can't thank him enough. I would recommend Steve Ridenour to sell your home. He is professional, knows the business and the community and sells your house fast! I could not have been happier using Steve Ridenour as my realtor.


—Nancy Neudeck Martin. Sacramento/San Diego
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Our situation was unique (at least to us) and Steve's knowledge of how to maximize the sale price of our non-traditional property, and reduce the costs associated with marketing it were spot on. He was very hands on, helping us to understand the market, who our potential buyers might be, and how to target them. He then worked tirelessly to make sure we were in the loop at every step. He helped us understand the various options/responses and counter proposals throughout the sale process helping us to a successful sale. I would highly recommend Steve to prospective sellers or buyers and should the occasion present itself, would use him again without hesitation. Steve is in my view, a highly professional agent who reflects positively on Lyon Real Estate Fair Oaks. I think the above ratings speak for themselves. He sold the property before many of the "not applicable" items were needed. Again, I can't speak highly enough regarding our interactions with Steve.


—Brad Ruddell, West Sacramento California
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We couldn’t be happier about having Steve Ridenour as the realtor that sold our house! It was evident from the start that Steve was a seasoned professional, but he was still careful to explain things to us without skipping over steps that might be considered mundane to someone at this point in his career. Being a Sacramento native, he knew the market very well and helped us with the timing and details of selling our house to optimize the sale. Steve was wonderful to work with, and helped us through every step of the process with the utmost professionalism and care. He is a genuinely nice and honest person, which is a breath of fresh air when dealing with one of the biggest purchases or sales of your life! Steve was always available to answer questions or concerns, and would send the occasional email to check in and calm our nerves during waiting periods. We would recommend Steve as a realtor to anyone who wants their home buying or selling process to be a good one!


—Erin and Steve Crandall
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Again thank you Steven L. Ridenour for such a great job selling our house. You are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. We greatly enjoyed working with you! I would highly recommend Steven L Ridenour to anyone selling or buying a home.


—Sandra Ellis...Sacramento Garden of the Gods
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Steven was really great through the entire transaction. He was professional and went above and beyond many times throughout. I would definitely refer him and I'm so very happy I chose him. I chose well! Thank you Stephen! Rebecca Larez


—Rebecca Larez
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Steve has very good knowledge and always found great balance of pro / con to various tactics during the sale. A very good communicator and always did exactly as he stated. Never had to follow up with him as he just executed. We executed a quick , seamless sale at an excellent price. I will definitely use him in our next real estate transaction.


—D Jones, Sacramento
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Steve went well beyond the norm for us in finding a house we appreciated and especially after we did find a home. He is so honest and trustworthy, we felt vey satisfied that we did the right thing....


—Mark and Judith Minasian
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Steve was amazing. This was my first home and he really made it smooth. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for an honest hard working realtor who will have your back every step of the way.


—John Brabo
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Steve was amazing. This was my first home and he really made it smooth. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for an honest hard working realtor who will have your back every step of the way.


—John brabo roseville
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Steve had a great personality! My wife was sold on him after she had met him for the first 5 minutes. That is an intangible that you cannot train. Steve had to deal with a very difficult agent on our buyers side, he handled the situation with tact and professionalism! I was very impressed, I wouldn't have been able to hold my composure where Steve was calm, cool and collected! My wife and I consider ourselves hard to please Steve met and exceeded our expectations on every level. I would use Steve over again 1000 times if I could! The only way Steve could improve is by coming over to help me move, with that being said, I'm sure that he would if I asked him.


—Dave, Sacramento
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Steve did an excellent job for us and I would recommend him in the future.


—Linda and Ted Carlson - Granite Bay,CA
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I've worked with Steve Ridenour for the past 3 years, he's an exceptional sales agent in every way. He's professional and courteous and always maintains a positive attitude even when unexpected events occur. It's been a pleasure having Steve and Lyon Real Estate represent us as both Sellers and Buyers.


—Patty Gacutan, Sacramento CA
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Steve was the consummate professional. He was accessible, knowledgeable, and worked tirelessly finding the perfect home for our family. We found a nice house in a great neighborhood, but it was already in contract. Wasting no time, Steve found an even better house at a lower price in the same neighborhood. We know that, were it not for Steve's diligence, we might not have known about the house. However, Steve found it and helped us get into contract quickly. The entire escrow process moved swiftly and he let us know what was happening each step of the process. I would highly recommend Steve to people looking for a fantastic realtor!


—Zachary Varanini, Gold River
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Steve was great. We were able to stage, list and get multiple offers the initial weekend and closed within 30 days!


—Chris & Leslie, Roseville, CA
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Couldn't imagine anyone else helping us with the purchase of are home. Steve is the best. Very easy to talk to.


—Jon Rogers carmichael
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Steve worked well with the other agent, which helped in negotiations. We would feel very comfortable recommending him. He is personable and honest. Steve's communication with all party's involved was perfect. He seemed to be ahead of the game.


—Jim and Donna Kelley, Placerville
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Additional Testimonials

Again thank you Steve Ridenour for such a great job selling our house. You are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. We greatly enjoyed working with you! I would highly recommend Steven L Ridenour to anyone selling or buying a home. Sandra Ellis...Sacramento Garden of the Gods


—Sandra Ellis
  /  May 2017

Steve was really great through the entire transaction. He was professional and went above and beyond many times throughout. I would definitely refer him and I'm so very happy I chose him. I chose well! Thank you Stephen!


—Rebecca Larez
  /  May 2017

Steve has very good knowledge and always found great balance of pro / con to various tactics during the sale. A very good communicator and always did exactly as he stated. Never had to follow up with him as he just executed! We executed a quick, seamless sale at an excellent price. I will definitely use him in our next real estate transaction.


—Doug Jones
  /  April 2017

Steve went well beyond the norm for us in finding a house we appreciated and especially after we did find a home. He is so honest and trustworthy, we felt very satisfied that we did the right thing....


—Mark and Judith Minasian
  /  March 2017

We were so fortunate to have found Steve Ridenour to help us search for our dream home. As our Realtor, he helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. As a friend, he was patient when we were extremely selective. He always showed enthusiasm despite the fact that we looked at tons of homes over several months. After losing out on a couple of potential homes; he kept us positive, he kept us focused, and worked even harder to ensure that we we still found the perfect home for us. After we closed the deal on a perfect fit, we fell that we are not only a client of his, but a member of his family. In short, he was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Steve was that he was always focused on answering our questions, giving us good advise, and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to anyone.


—The Allisons
  /  August 2016

I've worked with Steve Ridenour for the past 3 years, he's an exceptional sales agent in every way. He's professional and courteous and always maintains a positive attitude even when unexpected events occur. It's been a pleasure having Steve and Lyon Real Estate represent us as both Sellers and Buyers.


—Patty Gacutan
  /  June 2016

"Steve was the consummate professional. He was accessible, knowledgeable, and worked tirelessly finding the perfect home for our family. We found a nice house in a great neighborhood, but it was already in contract. Wasting no time, Steve found an even better house at a lower price in the same neighborhood. We know that, were it not for Steve's diligence, we might not have known about the house. However, Steve found it and helped us get into contract quickly. The entire escrow process moved swiftly and he let us know what was happening each step of the process. I would highly recommend Steve to people looking for a fantastic realtor!"


—Zachary Varanini, Gold River
  /  April 2016

Steve was great. We were able to stage, list and get multiple offers the initial weekend and closed within 30 days!


—Chris & Leslie, Roseville, CA
  /  April 2016

Steve is a very friendly, smart and easy Realtor to work with. He took the stress out of selling our home. We will definitely be using him in the future and will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.


—Vince Cudia
  /  July 2015

We worked with Steve Ridenour because of his reputation for taking excellent care of his clients. This home belonged to my 98 year old father and deferred maintenance was a significant challenge. Due to the poor condition of the house, comps were difficult to find but because of his experience, he came up with a fair market estimate and it sold for almost exactly what his original estimate was. The really heavy lifting though was navigating us through a very difficult escrow as a number of issues cropped up. Steve is a super communicator, excellent negotiator always with a smile and we would highly recommend him to sell your house.


—Lincoln & Cathy Spencer
  /  June 2015

Steve helped me purchase my first home, and he was so helpful throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions and explained each step along the way. He was very professional and honest. I would highly recommend him!


—Molly Roman
  /  April 2015

I recently bought my first home and it was such an easy, stress free, and wonderfully enjoyable experience. Steve was committed to helping me find the perfect home and always kept me informed every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better agent and will recommend him to all my family and friends. He is the best agent in Sacramento and his professionalism is second to none.


—Kyle Ridenour
  /  April 2015

We had a great experience working with Steve. Not only was he very professional, knowledgeable, and caring, but he was always available. Our house search did not take long as the house we ended up buying was actually one that Steve recommended we look at. If we hadn't listened to Steve, we would not be the happy home owners that we are today. I highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!


—Travis & Tiffany Cosgrove
  /  October 2014

"Steve Ridenour has established himself as a consummate professional and trusted advisor in the real estate industry. I had the good fortune of working with Steve as his Sales Manager in the Fair Oaks branch of Lyon Real Estate. I watched him seamlessly transition from one successful career to another bringing a strong skill set in customer service,a strong work ethic and attention to detail. He continues to exceed expectations while managing real estate transactions smoothly and successfully! Steve is a Realtor who sets the standard for his clients and our industry."


—Kyle Thompson
  /  October 2014

Steve is a true professional when it comes to selling homes, his cooperative nature and enthusiastic personality put the client at ease from the start. He's prompt in his responses to questions and sincere in his efforts to maintaining a positive attitude throughout each transaction. I would highly recommend Steve!


—Patty Gacutan
  /  July 2014

We can't say enough about Steve, he was awesome. His knowledge and his professional manner about real estate was just what we were looking for. Any questions we needed him to answer for us, he was always available or would get right back with us. This is the Realtor you would want to help you find your home.


—Joyce Spivey
  /  June 2014

Steve was diligent, enthusiastic, and optimistic. He was easy to reach and kept us well informed. He was helpful with ideas and suggestions. He understood our situation and was available to assist us when needed. Definitely recommend


—Bob Etter
  /  June 2014

Steve Ridenour is a hard working professional who puts his clients needs first. Honest and ethical, he will do a great job for you.


—Carol Kellogg
  /  June 2014

May 8, 2014 Asking Steve to help sell our home was a blessing come true. When we began he told us the order in which he liked to schedule and present events that he had found successful previously. It worked to perfection, and we had a sale the first week. Also, his knowledge and availability were really important during the escrow process, pest and appraisal work. Any questions were always answered right away. I highly recommend Steve. Gary Cowden


—Gary Cowden
  /  May 2014

Stephen's, professional knowledge and skills helped me to find the kind of home I was looking for. After I shared the type of home I was looking for Steve was able to narrow our search to the type of home I was looking for. his knowledge of the market and neighborhood were extremely instrumental in finding the right home for me. I would highly recommend Steve to my family and friends looking to buy or sell a home.


—Andy Roman
  /  March 2014

Steve did a great job w/ selling our home. His advise & suggestions on preparing & showing the house were right on. His people skills were great working w/ other agents to represent his clients. I would recommend him in a heart beat!


—Tom Scott
  /  December 2013

Steve was professional and dedicated.His knowledge and skills were a pleasure to work with,as he communicated with me through some challenging times. Through Steve's support and strong work ethic, the house was sold in less than one month...I am recommending Steve Ridenour to my friends and colleagues. Thank you for guiding me through this process!


—Carol Metz
  /  December 2013

Steve Ridenour sold my mother and father's house, of which they lived in for 54 years. We found him to be very knowledgeable, professional, and very easy to talk to. He was on time with all paperwork and meetings scheduled, immediately returned our calls, answered all our questions, and basically "held our hand" through this whole process. The fact that he is somewhat new to this business was a bonus for us. He worked that much harder to make sure everything was taken care of. He made the whole process relatively painless and much less stressful at a difficult time for my family. I will definitely use Steve in the future, if need be, and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you, Steve, for doing a wonderful job!


—Patty Cusack
  /  December 2013

I recently hired Steve Ridenour to act as my realtor in the sale of a property in Elk Grove, CA. Over the course of the last two years, I have bought and sold five properties, in three states with various realtors, from various agencies. This was my first time using Steve. Steve was the best of the group, and the best realtor I have ever used over the last 30 years. I appreciate the fact that Steve did not waste my time, nor my money. I was impressed with his attention to detail, research, overall communication and negotiation skills. I am a very busy person, and I have very high expectations. I like the fact that Steve handled my affairs with the same prudence, that I trust he would handle his own. He kept me in the loop when I needed to be, and handled what I expected him to without hesitation. Steve exceeded my expectations of what I thought a realtor should be. I trust Steve. If you are looking for a trustworthy, hard-working, and loyal agent, I would highly recommend Steve Ridenour. You can bet that I will use him in the future and refer him to all my family and friends.


—Tom Christner
  /  July 2013

My name is Steve Ridenour and I am a Realtor with Lyon Real Estate.  I was born and raised in the Sacramento area and attended Starr King Elementary and El Camino High School, where I played football, basketball and baseball all four years.  Playing sports was a very important and fundamental part of my life as it taught me hard work, teamwork, determination, goal setting and time management.  I believe that these are qualities that I have carried with me throughout my life.

I have been married to my wonderful wife, Jane, for over 25 years.  Jane was also raised in the Carmichael/Sacramento area and we have several family members and mutual friends living here.  We are both active individuals in the community, who love sports, the outdoors, travel and spending time with our family and friends. Jane is my perfect mate, and we continue to enjoy sharing the blessings as well as challenges that life brings.

We have three wonderful, adult children, Tiffany, Kyle and Natalie.  Tiffany is married to a terrific young man, Travis Cosgrove, and they are parents to the apple of our eyes, our granddaughters Miss Emilee Rose and Miss Madelyn Rae.  All four young adults live in and around the Sacramento Area and are hard-working, faith filled individuals.  Our family is rounded out by our yellow Labrador, Lola, and our Boston terrier, Lucy.

I spent 30 years working for a Fortune 500 company in the positions of sales and sales/general management with a strong background in negotiating, selling, critical thinking and marketing.  My service, time and knowledge, in addition to my 30 years of sales experience are what I have to offer to my clients.  My goal is to work hard for you in an effort to meet or exceed your expectations.  I value our business relationship, appreciate the trust and confidence you place in me and welcome any referrals. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping my clients purchase or sell their home, using all my skills and expertise to make it a very smooth transaction and enjoyable experience.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my family and me.

Stephen L. Ridenour - Agent with Lyon Real Estate