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nicole stinson
Nicole Stinson
Broker Associate
Nicole Stinson
Broker Associate

Nicole Stinson is a seasoned real estate broker with 15 years of experience in the Santa Clarita Valley. A native of the San Fernando Valley, she values community involvement and actively gives back to the area she calls home. Known for her approach, Nicole empathizes with her clients, ensuring a smooth experience for buyers and sellers alike. With extensive knowledge of the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles, she is a valuable asset to her clients. Nicole's reputation as a "Trusted" Realtor is evident through referrals from top attorneys, financial advisors, and CPAs who trust her with sensitive transactions like divorce, probates, and trust sales. Committed to her client's success, Nicole's dedication fosters long-lasting relationships. Beyond real estate, she actively chairs nonprofit events, has run her successful charity event for ten years, and volunteers monthly for various causes. As the Chair of the Southland Regional Council Committee, Board of Directors, and Educational liaison, she demonstrates exemplary leadership and organizational skills, earning the trust and admiration of her peers and clients alike.

steve portaro
Steve Portaro
Agent/ Head of Marketing
Steve Portaro
Agent/ Head of Marketing

Steve Portaro is a seasoned professional with 25 years in California and brings Midwestern values and ethics to our team. With a diverse background in Sales, Technology, Customer Service, Marketing, Design, and Entrepreneurship, Steve's expertise is evident in his successful business ventures. He excels in professional photography, 360 VR tours, graphic design, social media, and website building. Steve's tech-savvy approach keeps him up-to-date with industry trends, allowing him to understand customers' needs when buying or selling properties. With a passion for home design and remodeling, he offers valuable insights for envisioning your dream home. Steve is actively volunteering for various events, co-chaired the SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off with Nicole, and contributed to local charities. Helping people achieve their homeownership dreams is his ultimate passion. Holding various accreditations in Real Estate, Steve embraces the ever-changing nature of the industry and continuously seeks new knowledge and expertise, including running a Property Management company with Nicole.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to redefine the real estate experience for our clients by providing unparalleled service, expertise, and innovation. We are a dedicated team of passionate real estate agents committed to delivering exceptional results and creating lasting relationships.

Our Core Values:

  1. Client-Centric Excellence: We prioritize our clients’ needs and objectives above all else. Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service ensures that each client’s real estate journey is seamless, successful, and stress-free.
  2. Integrity and Trust: We uphold the highest ethical standards in every transaction. Our clients can trust us to provide honest, transparent, and reliable guidance, ensuring their best interests are always protected.
  3. Expertise and Innovation: We continuously educate ourselves and stay at the forefront of industry trends and technologies. By combining our deep knowledge of the real estate market with innovative tools and strategies, we provide a competitive advantage to our clients.
  4. Collaboration and Teamwork: We foster a collaborative team environment where every member brings unique strengths. Collectively, we achieve outstanding results for our clients through open communication and shared knowledge.
  5. Community Engagement: We are committed to giving back to our communities. We actively participate in local initiatives, support charitable causes, and strive to impact the neighborhoods we work in positively.

Our Vision:

To be the leading real estate team known for our exceptional service, unwavering integrity, and innovative approach. We aim to set the industry standard for excellence, continuously improving and evolving to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Join us on our journey to redefine real estate, one satisfied client at a time.


Just a few of our happy clients

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness We knew that our property was unique and might not be an easy sell. We shopped around and interviewed several agents before going with Nichol and Steve. We were glad that we did. It wasn’t an easy sell. Lol. They worked very hard to make sure that that burden didn’t fall on our shoulders. They went above and beyond and worked closely with us to make it happen. Thanx guys.
by Brian Baer
My family has worked with Nicole and Steve for years, and each experience is tailored to our specific needs. Not only do they customize your real estate needs, but they are also genuinely invested in helping you every step of the way, even after closing. Whether it be a late-night text or an early morning email, Nicole and Steve make you feel like you are their only client, and this relationship naturally evolves into a long-lasting friendship. I appreciate their diligence in helping me find a house that I can call HOME. XOXO
by Lucia Minaya
Nicole and Steve helped us with an incredibly complicated and unanticipated house sale. No matter what the challenge (and there were so many of them on our end), they stepped us through the process with the perfect mix of urgency and calmness. No matter what we needed, they had a solution, and it was clear from the first conversation that they were reliable, practical, and effective. Our house sold for more than we expected thanks to them.
by Mark Kennedy
If you are looking for a top notch real estate team, look no further than Nicole and Steve at ERG. They sold our house in 1 day, in the middle of the COVID crisis, with multiple offers above asking price. We were building new construction and went into panic mode about selling our current home when the economy shut down. But Nicole and Steve watched the market and timed our listing perfectly. They are beyond knowledgeable about the real estate market. They are honest and have integrity. This is our 3rd real estate experience with them and I would never work with anyone else!
by Jaclyn M.
I'm sorry for taking so long to write Nicole and Steve's review. In summary, they are a formidable team with extensive knowledge and experience, which is extremely valuable in today's "everyone is a realtor" world. You have two realtors, not just one, working for you when you work with Nicole and Steve because they are the brokerage and broker. They are quite informed about selling techniques and the market for both buyers and sellers. They are also professional, pleasant, communicative, and extremely knowledgeable. But most importantly, and the reason I am so appreciative of them, they are wonderful people who supported me through a difficult situation.
by Debra Nelson
You won't find two more qualified and sincere real estate agents than these two. They will treat you and your belongings as if they were their own. No one else is capable of handling the important life choices of selling and buying a home. They are active members of the neighborhood and constantly give of their time and creativity to foster interpersonal relationships. They are well-connected and active in neighborhood affairs. They have the skills, resources, and generosity to put on a fantastic open house because they are very knowledgeable. No one is more knowledgeable about the market than them; they work everywhere and have more experience than the majority of Realtors in the industry.
by Brenda Douglas
We recently relocated from Calabasas to Valencia, and the process was wonderful—which, in our experience, is RARE! Nicole was recommended to us, and since we have experience buying and selling homes, we interviewed her as well as other realtors. She is honest and straightforward, and she also has a friendly disposition. Once we began working with her, we became aware of her true talent. In order to find her and Steve the ideal home in Valencia, we collaborated closely with them, frequently returning three or four times to the same home. They were always willing to help and supportive right away. I appreciate them!
by Kenneth Holt
I was referred to Nicole by my trust administration attorney and I am so glad I was. From the get-go I found her to be professional and very savvy. I felt like I was in good hands. Nicole brought years of experience in real estate sales to the table and that helped me feel more at ease. The process on this property hit some snags now and then and she was always on top of it and in constant communication with me. She answered all my questions no matter the caliber and guided me through the process. She was a critical part of this transaction and a catalyst to making sure the deal closed while protecting my interests. I would definitely refer people to Nicole and hope to work with her again.
by Riverside, CA
Nicole and Steve were a great team to represent us for this unique property. They went above and beyond to help us. Always available and kept us informed with everything. Highly recommend these two!!
by Taryn Cain

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