Highly Experienced Indianapolis-Area Real Estate Professional
Keller Williams Indy Metro North
The Zulu Group, P.C.
11550 N. Meridian St.,
Carmel, IN 46074
Keller Williams Indy Metro North
The Zulu Group, P.C.
11550 N. Meridian Street,
Carmel, IN 46032
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Markets Served: Carmel, IN;Zionsville, Indiana;Noblesville, Indiana;Fishers, Indiana;Westfield, Indiana;
What do Clients Say?
Steve and his team are the gold standard in real estate. From
the first moment I mentioned looking at homes to my closing
celebration, they were attentive to my needs and in constant
communication with me. Steve consistently makes his clients
feel heard and appreciated, and I know he is always a call, text
or email away. I'm sure there are many fine realtors in the Indy
area, but Steve remains far and away my top choice.Ian Hauer
Steve exceeded our expectations with his performance and professionalism. This was our first time selling a home and we felt like we could trust him and his experience. He did not let us down.Brandon & Kyria Quarles
In our home, Steve's full name is Steve Rupp, World's Greatest Realtor. Even the kids call him by that fully. He was recommended to us when we were considering accepting a job in IN that required a move from FL. When we were here checking out the area, Steve spent 5 and 1/2 hours with us touring the entire area (Noblesville, Westfield, Fishers, Carmel). We looked at a few houses but mostly he allowed us to see the suburbs and provided us with extensive information about the similarities and differences of each town. He provided us with information about the town histories, mayors, city government, schools, soccer clubs and entertainment. At that time we didn't even know if we would be relocating and Steve did not stand to earn any money. But, he is such a wonderful concierge for the area that he took great care and time with us helping us to fully appreciate these communities. When we ultimately decided to make the move Steve was instrumental in helping us get the home we wanted. Houses were selling so quickly during this time that you had to bid almost immediately when a home was put on the market to get it. When we found the one we wanted Steve stayed up on the phone with us from FL until after 11pm to ensure our bid was submitted that same day. As it turned out, our bid went in late that night and a second bid went in on the home first thing the next morning. So, due to Steve's dedication and late night we got the house we wanted. Since we were buying from long distance he also did a Facetime walk through with us that was so thorough we felt like we had actually toured the home ourselves. I completely and fully recommend Steve and his office (his assistant Kylie is wonderful too!) and if the need ever arises for us again we will use him again as well.Chris & Jamie Odle
Steve Rupp provided an unbelievable experience for us during our recent home sale. If you need things to happen and not worry about the details (and there are always going to be details you don't expect) then I strongly recommend working with Steve Rupp. From the preparation before you list through the closing he is there and always has solutions to your issues.Ruel & Cynthia Williamson
From the time of the first presentation of your services to the final closing, we received accurate, timely information. The [market analysis] by you and pricing recommendation was better than the appraiser and resulted in an increase in the price we realized. Steve, you are truly professionals and we recommend you to anyone in need of your services.Bob & Eileen Moorman
Steve is the Team Lead of The Zulu Group, P.C. and started working with his father in January 2000 after earning his Real Estate License in 1999. He has a diverse background, which aids The Zulu Group in providing exceptional service to their clients. Steve graduated from Xavier University in 1995 with a BSBA majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies. He earned his broker’s license in December 2000
Steve has earned his Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation, which has helped him better serve buyer clients through exclusive buyer representation as well as his e-PRO & e-PRO 2.0 certifications, which have given him some of the most advanced technology tools and training available in real estate today to better serve both buyer and seller clients. He is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), which allows him to deliver specialized services to the unique needs of clients aged 50 & better. Steve is proud to be a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which is the most coveted in all of real estate. Rigid requirements must be met and a mastery of client service and skills must be attained.
Steve also has earned his Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation, which is an intense program designed to provide skills and knowledge of new home construction & sales for both production and custom builders and how to work with the unique needs of clients looking to build a new home.
In the Fall of 2008, Steve completed his At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification, which teaches students how to work with people of all ethnic backgrounds to assist them in buying, selling, & building a new home. In response to the housing crisis, Steve earned his Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation in the Fall of 2009 giving him specialized knowledge of how to best help clients looking to purchase distressed property or sell their home before going to foreclosure.
Steve has completed a 3-year Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) training program covering advanced study is all areas of real estate. Steve also finished his Accredited Sellers’ Representative (ASR) course in 2008, which will help him to better serve seller clients with advanced training and cutting edge strategies.
He has his Residential Finance Specialist (RFS) designation, which better enables him to assist buyers and sellers with financing questions and issues. Finally, Steve earned his Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation, which will allows him to advise his clients how to best prepare their homes for sale.
Steve is the only agent of all real estate agents worldwide to hold these designations and certifications and is touted as ‘the most formally educated real estate agent in the world’. He is a Fellow of R.E.A.L (Real Estate Academy of Leadership), which he completed in the summer of 2007. R.E.A.L. is a year-long course focusing on leadership training and education within MIBOR and introduces students to the inner workings of MIBOR and local government.
Steve was selected by his peers to serve a 3-year term on the board of directors of the Indiana Association of Realtors (IAR) from 2008-2010 and has served since 2018 on MIBOR’s Grievance Committee which hears complaints from the public and peers on REALTOR behavior and ethics.
Steve worked for First of America Bank, first in the Management Training Program, then in Commercial Cash Management Sales, and finally into Retail Branch Management. Steve worked briefly with Genesis Marketing Group, which is an independent manufacturer’s representative for commercial grade kitchen equipment and contract furniture. Steve also was a project manager for Ideas At Work, Inc., where he developed many large accounts while selling promotional marketing products.
Steve has been honored for several years by his clients who have placed him in the top 10% in customer service nationally by earning the coveted Quality Service Award. Additionally, Steve was recently honored again by his clients in being selected by Indianapolis Monthly as one of their 5-Star Real Estate Agents, which is only awarded to the top 3% of all real estate agents in Greater Indianapolis. Steve has been recognized as an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner every year since 2015, which places him in the top 5% of all real estate agents in the city as rated by his clients. As a result of this unparalleled commitment to customer service, The Zulu Group is consistently one of the top performing teams in the company and throughout the city.
Steve is married to his wife Brigid and they have two very active daughters Anastasia and Natalia who attend Guerin High School and Westfield Schools.
Steve is very active in the community. Residing in Westfield, IN, he is active in OneZone (Carmel & Fishers) & Westfield Chambers of Commerce. He has served the latter on the Board of Directors since 2017. He attends St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and is a past Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 441 where he earned his Eagle Scout rank. He is a past president of the Info. Connection II Networking Group in Fishers and is a past President & Chairman of The Board of the Indianapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce and Junior Chamber Foundation. Steve is also a past member of the Venture Club of Indiana & St. Pius X Catholic Church.
He loves to spend time with his family, likes to travel (especially to Europe), workout, camp and play most sports.