My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you.  See what my clients have said about my real estate services...


Steve Burnes with Keller Williams Realty, assessed, prepared, and managed the sale of my house within all estimates, and expected time frame. I would not hesitate to recommend him and request his services upon future real estate endeavors.

Christopher S.


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Burnes,


     Thank you for your services in helping us to sell our house.  You guided us from start to finish pleasantly, resourcefully, and professionally.  We now appreciate the many skills needed to be a   successful realtor.  Wishing you much continued success,   

                                                                                                                           Daniel and Elana R.


Our realtor, Steve Burnes of Burnes Realty, was always available when needed, either by phone, text or e-mail, or to view homes at our convenience.  We appreciated his patience during home touring, and the prompt replies to our inquiries in between.  The logistics of the actual purchase were handled professionally and smoothly.  We felt supported by Burnes Realty throughout the process of buying our home.

Chana S.


Steve is the best! He always treats you with respect and courtesy. He is always there for MY best interest and I know he is looking out for me. His experience is paramount to none and it really comes through when dealing with other agents and even the attorneys. For all my real estate transactions I cant imagine working with anyone else. Thanks for everything!

Dan S.



   I just want to thank you for your professionalism and expertise.  Selling our parents house was difficult for me and my siblings, you made the process easier.  The house sold in two months because of all the work you did.  I will highly recommend you to all my friends and family!   Thank you again, my family and I will be forever grateful!

Pam. G.


To Future Clients of Burnes Realty,

I used Burnes Realty to sell my house in June of 2011. I interviewed three other realtors before I decided on Steve. The thing that really swayed me was how well he listened to what I had to say about our situation and what we wanted to achieve. He was very patient and respectful, giving us a lot of his time weighing up the options and talking us through the process.

Steve and Leah were both very dependable and always quick to respond when we needed anything. I found them to be very capable and considerate people that really helped us through what was an emotional time selling a house that had been in my family for over forty years. We greatly appreciated their support during that difficult period.

Once we decided on going with Burnes Realty, things moved very quickly. We had a buyer in the first week the house was on the market and Steve did an excellent job of negotiating the price and terms of the sale. We were thoroughly satisfied with the job Burnes Realty did and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who wants a highly professional, trustworthy realtor in the Passaic area.


Charlotte K.


July 2011
I worked with Burnes Realty on the purchase of a home in Bloomfield this month. Steve was very helpful. He was on top of every step of the process and was very effective in negotiating issues that arose. Steve was able to recommend other businesses needed for the process such as a mortgage brokers and inspectors, and everyone he recommended was also reliable and helpful. He is very capable and experienced and a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Burnes Realty to anyone buying or selling a property.
Liz G.

Dear Steve,

You really are the best. I tried selling my home with a discount broker and it was a disaster. You and your wife, Leah, held our hand every step of the way. I'm going to tell all of my friends and family to use you. May you have much continued success.



Rodney N.


Steve- I want to personally thank both you and your wife for your commitment and dedication during the time my father's house was listed with Burnes Realty. While it may have taken longer than any of us anticipated, it had no effect on your efforts. I would happily recommend you to anyone in need of selling or buying a home.Thanks again for making the process  pain-free and ultimately successful.

Yours truly,
Phil K.

"We were lucky to have a Real Estate Agent like Steve Burnes. Steve listened to what we said we were looking for and showed us only houses that were both in our price range and had what other requirements we were looking for. He helped us understand the various neighborhoods we were looking at and what the pro's and con's were of each. We felt he was acting more like a friend than just as an agent. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good real-estate agent."

Eliyahu S.


Dear Steven

I wanted to thank you for your professional and efficient approach.
I got my apartment in Passaic at an excellent price, and you found a great tenant for it. 
I appreciated your honesty, your seriousness and availability. 
I would not hesitate to contact you for any real estate investment opportunities.

With best wishes for a success you deserve.

Bernard Yitzhack D.


My experience with Steve Burnes was great, he treated me like I was family. I got what I wanted at a good price. Steve made sure everything went smoothly at the closing and spent the whole day with me.

I was and am very grateful to Steve Burnes and I will definitely recommend him.

Frank B.


Steve did a great job for us selling our Mom's Passaic home after she died. I live in Florida and Steve made things much easier by handling things I could not because of the distance involved. We had several offers within a few days and Steve did everything he could to make the entire process proceed without undue delay. 

Diane S. 


Dear Steve and Leah, 

            We are delighted with the effort you expended on our behalf to rent our home – effort that proved worthwhile.  The pictures you took of our home and put up on your website were so appealing, that had we been looking for a rental before we bought the house, those pictures would have enticed us to rent it!  It took all of a week for you to find tenants; the first family you brought in to see the house is living there now.

Best of all, the whole process was stress-free.  Your professional yet warm comportment and your easy-going yet confident manner instilled our confidence in you, allowing us to tend to the details of our own move without having to worry about finding renters.  Our move was not easy, but reaping the benefits of your abilities was a snap. We are appreciative and grateful, and would recommend your services to anyone selling, buying, renting out, or renting a home.  

            Thank you many times over.                                                                


                                          Kalman and Andrea E.


Steve Burnes is an exceptional human being. 5 years ago my wife and I considered buying a home in Passaic and somehow we got hooked up with Steve Burnes. He was very patient and sensitive to our needs and never made one critical comment (as other realtors did) about our limited budget. He spent several Sundays with us looking at houses and was very nice when we "chickened out" of the whole thing. When I contacted him 2 months ago with a renewed interest in purchasing a home in Passaic, he gave me just as much attention and respect. And when I told him two weeks later that we just didn't have what it takes he didn't say one word to make me feel bad. You'd think he'd had it with me when I called him again a couple weeks later (because I had had it with the rental market as well and didn't know what to do with myself). On our third group of expeditions with Steve we finally found our dream home and for an amazing price. Steve helped me negotiate with the realtors who were listing the home, and to come up with the winning bid among 4 simultaneous offers. Steve also helped me find the best mortgage broker and attorney and walked me through the entire process from beginning to end. You will not meet another realtor like Steve Burnes. A true mensch.

Gary S.


The sale of the only home I had ever owned, and the one that I had lived in for 42 years, seemed at first to be a daunting and unnerving task.  Fortunately, I was successfully led through the process by the husband/ wife team of Steve and Leah Burnes of Keller Williams Realty.  They performed an accurate market analysis, established the fair market price and guided me through each step to a satisfactory closing of the sale.  I received 8 offers in total and opted for one that was the best overall fit for me.  While not the highest bid, it still calculated to be 101.4% of the asking price.  I enthusiastically recommend Steve Burnes as your agent if you are planning a real estate venture in Northern New Jersey in the near future.


Jerry M.