Entering his 41st year in real estate, Stephen J. Bremis can honestly say he has seen it all — from 15% interest rates to rent control to working through a global pandemic, and most recently, the controversial condo conversion issues in the city. Yet with unbridled positive enthusiasm, education, ingenuity and technology, he has stayed true to his motto, “perseverance brings prosperity.” With this, he’s built two successful businesses.
Bremis is founder and president of Steve Bremis Realty Group, which has more than 20 certified agents to assist buyers and sellers of all property types, as well as Bremis Collection, a luxury home sales and development consulting firm. The firm’s services include branding, marketing, consulting and development acquisition.
“I’m continuing a 66-year real estate legacy as a rare independent in Somerville real estate,” explains Bremis. “My father started his office in 1955.”
Bremis is also co-founder and chair of the Somerville Property Owners Coalition, which was launched in 2019 to advocate for the rights of small-property owners. Most recently, he’s been lauded for landing the U.S. marketing rights to 70 luxury units in Reykjavik, Iceland, that country’s first international exclusive agreement of its kind and a major turning point for Bremis. “We’re proud to have closed on our first international sale,” he declares. “It’s the first closing in this landmark project.”
A member of the Million Dollar Guild, Bremis is a big proponent of continuing education. He holds a number of certifications, including Certified Residential Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Green Designation, Accredited Staging Professional, Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. The industry and his clients have taken notice of his prowess: Bremis has landed on several Who’s Who lists both citywide and locally, and he’s been recognized for maintaining high customer satisfaction ratings.
In his free time, Bremis enjoys traveling, weight training and spending time with family and friends.