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Lake Forest Realtors

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RCP Tax Services, Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna R.
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Working wit Richard has been a pleasure! My husband and I were behind on our taxes, and were extremely nervous about the process and making sure we found the right person to help. Not not only did Richard put us at ease and back on track with uncle same, he also gave us some very helpful and valuable information on how my husband should proceed with his business going forward. He is extremely knowledgeable and would highly recommend him to anyone!! The drive for us is a bit far, but well worth it! P.S don't let the appearance of the office fool you, his expertise truly makes up for it, and not to mention the great humor he posses which makes your experience worth while! -Joanna Recinos Realtor

RedTree Realty, Inc.
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angie S.
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Nina has an excellent customer service. I never met her, I just spoke with her over the phone a couple of times and we emailed each other several times afterwards, She always respond so promptly and was very helpful and informative to all the questions that we needed to know about buying a house. Unfortunately, we decided not to move in Ontario, so we couldn't do business with her. However, my husband and I were very impressed and wished that all the realtors has an honest and professional courtesy like her.

  • 49 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Craig M.
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Robin and his management business managed our 16-unit apartment for several years, then we chose him as the realtor to sell the apartments. We live in another state. Robin was personable and professional at the same time. It would take pages to tell you how many good things he did for us, but the bottom line is that Robin and his managmement company is the best!

OC Real Estate 411
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sinisa P.
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We were searching on the internet for a Realtor that was also an interior designer, and we found Robyn Webb. We had a condo in Mission Viejo that had been rented for years and we were ready to sell it. Robyn’s “Design to Sell” program was perfect for us. Robyn created a comprehensive remodel plan for us, based on what real estate buyers care about the most, and referred us to the right contractors to handle the remodel. She was the intrinsic designer for the whole process, and when it was complete she fully staged the condo. From the day the remodel started to the day we had the house in escrow was only 1 month! We received 6 offers ‪in 3 days‬ and we sold the home $20K over the highest comp in the neighborhood. We were so impressed with Robyn’s confidence and professionalism. Don’t hesitate to choose Robyn for any of your real estate needs – you will be so glad you did!

Three Lagoons Realty
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wally Z.
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This Wonderful LADY is top notch and has been wonderful in our pursuit of a Manufactured home. I have dealt with many realtors over the years and have to say without doubt she is the BEST !!!!!

Elite Premier Properties
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Jason F.
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Jacqui handled ever part of the sale of my home like a true professional. She kept me up-to-date with all action items, and information flowed smoothly between all parties throughout the entire transaction, from initial consultation to funding and through to close of escrow.

DeJuan "DJ" Swanson
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea G.
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One of the best agents I have ever worked with!!! DJ helped me get in touch with the perfect lender to assist my mom with refinancing her home. My mother seen a major increase in her mortgage payment and screamed for help. DJ provided us with some of the best Direct Lenders in the real estates business and we were able to get my mothers mortgage payment down from $2,300 to $1,400!!! In addition to that, my brother moved from the state of Florida to California and wanted to buy a condo! He found my brother a condo I a matter of 6 days. And then....AND THEN..we closed in 15 days! I cant thank him enough for all he has done for me and my family! DJ and his Vantage Realty Team went above and beyond and will always be my realtor...PERIOD!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zac C.
Verified review

The Moeller Team are the best real estate agents in Orange County. I have worked with them on multiple occasions and they have done nothing but exceed my expectations. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate I highly suggest you contact the Moeller Team immediately!

Michelle Theisen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Dustin F.
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Michelle took the time to understand our needs, our wants, and the type of things we like to do. All of these go into helping to find the perfect home. She is very personable, organized, willing to look at tons of homes (and boy did we!). She was very helpful through the entire purchasing process. I highly recommend her as your next realtor. She is awesome!

Realtor / Appraiser
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Neil J.
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James was very helpful. He explained all questions and did a more through just job then any other appraiser would highly recomend

  • 15 years in business
Diane Y.
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Team Tackney devoted a lot of their time with us during our purchase and sale of our home. They are truly "The Experts" as realtors in our area. They are highly involved with our community and are extremely knowledgeable with their work. They have an awesome team that is readily available. Everything was electronic, which made the transactions much easier & convenient. They were there for us 24/7...hands down...Jen & Geoff are the BEST of the West Grove area. We highly recommend Team Tackney!!!

Intero Real Estate Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
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# brian edwards reviews If you need a realtor in the Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Inland Empire or anywhere else in Southern California - Brian Edwards should be your first choice. My wife and I moved our family (us and two young kids under three) from Chicago to California a month ago. I flew into Ontario, CA on a weekend in the beginning of March and had only two days to find the perfect house for an April 1st move in. Not an easy task, but thanks to Brian I signed a lease by the time I was on a plane back to Chicago. Brian is a true professional. While in Chicago before my house hunting trip, he worked with me over the phone and understood what my family needed. During our house visits, he made sure I found the right house, and sent me new listings right up to the last minute - making sure I was happy with our new home. He’s an incredible resource, with a wealth of knowledge - but he didn’t stop there… After we signed the lease, Brian followed up multiple times since we’ve moved in - helping us make sure everything is just right. We’re renting right now, but in the next few years we’ll be looking to buy a house. And when that time comes, it’s good to know I’ve got my realtor - Brian Edwards.

Homes By Debbie Demars
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Pat H.
Verified review

Debbie is the best Realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is always pleasant and professional. She took care of all the problems and then told me what happened and how she resolved it. I never had to worry about anything. Highly recommended

Lisa O.
Verified review

Engla was very professional and knowledgeable throughout my buying process. I was really nervous about everything because I never bought a house before but she was super patient and found exactly what I was looking for. I'd refer her to anyone and on top of everything else she is a really good person.

Solutions Real Estate
5.0
from 1 review
    Michael M.
    Verified review

    Randy's background in appraisals, loans and real estate makes he an ideal realtor for buyers and/or sellers. That makes him a True Triple Threat. Not only did he put up with ever changing criteria, but he did so with professionalism and sensibility. I appreciate his no pressure style, and especially his insight on first-time home buyer programs. Randy had my back throughout the experience and was easy to reach.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Full Real Estate Services, including full property management, tenant locater services, buying and selling, throughout the Inland Empire with two offices, one in Upland and one in Murrieta.

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    Local North County Keller Williams Realtor. I have over 13 years in residential real estate and over 10 years home remodeling experience. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate.

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    When I work with a client they get my expertise and years of knowledge. I am at every inspection, appraisal, meeting and will guide them through the process.

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    We are full-service realtors who pride ourselves in providing exceptional real estate services to our sellers and buyers. Whether you are buying or selling, we are here to serve your needs. We are doing business with honesty and integrity!

    • 6 years in business
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    Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Property Management, Purchase Loan, Refinancing My Bio: I am a full-time Real Estate Professional in Orange County, California. After purchasing my first property in 2012 I became passionate about the opportunities available for people buying and selling real estate. I specialize first-time home buyers, move-up buyers, and investors. I have had great success helping many of my clients achieve their real estate goals by purchasing distressed properties (short sales and foreclosures). Another area of focus for me has been helping distressed homeowners get out from underneath upside-down properties by utilizing the short sale process. While I share my specialties and credentials with you, I feel that my greatest asset is my commitment to my clients, their goals, and their needs as well as my commitment to the communities that I service. I look forward to putting my knowledge, background, and marketing experience to work for you in buying or selling to achieve your real estate goals. My Specialties Short-Sales, Foreclosure/Short-Sale/REO Buyer's Specialist, First Time Buyer's, Residential Income Property

    About

    My name is Jason Roque, and I am a Realtor here at Roque Realty, a company that has been family owned and operated for over 27 years! Whether you're interested in buying or selling a property, we can help make the transaction profitable and pleasant.

    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 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'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 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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