My name is Steve Nunes. As a Tulare native and a small business owner, I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me, and I strive every day to exceed their expectations. I'm sure a lot of young people from the valley felt like me when growing up, they couldn't wait to leave the valley but as they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I definitely dont regret my time in southern California it taught me independence and responsibility.
Leaving the valley allowed me the opportunity to meet my future wife and mother of my two children. Fortunately she agreed that it made a lot of sense to move back to my hometown and start a life together. Now 13 years later she has ingrained herself in our community as an educator at Oak Valley School. I couldn't be prouder of the mother, wife and strong women she has become. An exceptional example for our 8 year old diva. Leah is a ray of sunshine, she finds every minute an opportune moment for a solo performance. Too smart for her own good. She's always prepared with a glamorous outfit yet at the same time cant pass up a soccer game. Then there's Parker, my ten year old son and clone. He never forgets any conversation we have shared especially if there's a promise involved. He is extremely gifted in problem solving. He just took up golf and is showing a lot of passion which is exciting.
My path into real estate is probably very unique to most agents. In a way it started with a washing machine. My father, an immigrant from Azores started a appliance repair business in 1981, Nunes Appliance. A company that is still running today by my brother Mark in Tulare, CA. By 1988 the business had evolved to primarily commercial laundry. My first day of full employment was the day I graduated Tulare Western high school. Fast forward 2 decades and I was hired by the North American leader of commercial laundry under their brokerage department. After that company was bought out they decided to shut down the brokerage division and move me to equipment sales with the freedom to be an agent with a local broker.
My real estate background is in business sales and I'm excited to join the Shawn team to hone my skills and expand to commercial and residential real estate. I pride myself in my honestly and the drive to do my best. My main goal is to make every client happy with their real estate decision and the decision to have me help them through their journey.
A culture that recognizes everything we do must sprout from the desire to love others as one would love themselves. I longed to see so more of this attitude in the real estate industry and was the driving factor in founding The Shawn Team.
Outside of real estate and leading The Shawn Team I enjoy serving my community through our latest project called “The Downtown Dream”. It is a movement to restore Downtown Tulare and cultivate a higher sense of community among its residents and the city additionally, I love worshipping Jesus at Radiant Church, eating wonderful food with my wife Mia, and spending time with my angels, Mykah & Asher.There’s a lot more to this story than the pretty stuff above but I’ll wait to share that as I get to know you more. May God bless you for reading a little about my family and what we’re up to in the local community, I look forward to having a cup of coffee soon!