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Bakersfield Real Estate Agents

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Advantage Real Estate
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Daniel H.
    Verified review

    Sally stayed with me for a long time through difficulties that I had with financing through getting a sale pushed through when the selling agent was less than motivated. She helped me find the perfect house and pushed to close as quickly as I needed. I recommend her to everyone I know.

    • 16 years in business
    Michael W.
    Verified review

    We were extremely pleased with Jeff in the sale of our house. When the sale fell out of escrow, Jeff was able to sell it a second time one day later for even more money. Kudos to Jeff Ward.

    About

    We are a real estate broker with over 25 years of experience. We are ranked number in California and number 6 in the US. We are a full team with two licensed buyers, agents and listing coordinators, marketing director and customer service director.

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    I really take the time to know my clients needs. Customer relations is what I strive to be the best at.

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    I provide real estate mentoring services for investors. Bakersfield is ranked 5th in the country in areas that are most desirable for purchasing distressed real estate. I have been investing in the area for more than 15 years, and am uniquely positioned to assist those interested in buying in this market. I will find the deals and manage any repairs and final disposition of property. I will coordinate local funding sources as well.

    About

    Synergy Property Management is a full-service property management and real estate investment team based in Bakersfield, California. More than a typical property management company, the Synergy team works in both commercial and residential real estate providing individualized services to meet the needs of our clients.

    About

    Born and raised in the Midwest and making California her home in 1988, Carol Lee earned her way into the real estate field in 2005. With over 25 years in the credit, accounting and sales finance management world, three years with the post office and five years in real estate, Carol Lee is proud to be a part of the Alpine Village Realty team. Living in Pine Mountain Club for over ten years, Carol Lee believes that her knowledge of the local area, her ongoing dealings with local residents and contractors, strong business skills, work ethic, integrity and determination along with her deep love of the mountain ensures her clients the best service and happiest endings possible. No matter if you are new to Pine Mountain Club or an old timer, be sure, and check the featured listings category frequently for new homes, acreage and lots for sale in the Frazier Mountain area. Carol Lee will be happy to assist you in your next real estate purchase or sale. Call today! Carol Lee Weber is a licensed Realtor (#01712550).

    About

    Our services stand out because we are focused on customer service, and providing our clients with a comprehensive view of: 1) How to price their property correctly to sell it quickly and for top dollar 2) How to purchase a house, and the different benefits you can get from different first time buyer programs 3) How we manage our clients properties to help them earn a strong passive income that continues to earn them top dollar.

    About

    I love to help people in all aspects of my job From pricing they're property ,Staging,Description ,Marketing.To Buying ,finding a loan ,understanding the process of buying or selling .I have strong negotiation skills.I specialize in Bear Valley Springs CA Tehachapi CA Areas.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a real estate agent do?

    Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

    • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
    • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
    • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
    • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
    • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
    • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
    • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
    • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
    • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
    • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

    What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

    Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

    If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

    What should you look for in a real estate agent?

    When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

    Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

    What do real estate agents charge?

    Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

    • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
    • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
    • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
    • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.

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    San Luis Obispo, CA

    • Service type(s)
      Home inspection
    • Property type
      Home/Condo
    • Process
      Buying
    • Details
      Very small studio condo (under 500 sq ft) in SLO
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