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Los Altos Real Estate Agents

Browse these real estate agents with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Los Altos.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Farid ( David ) M.
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Great service, very helpful , great listener, help me with every step of the transaction. I do recommend Rob, if looking got a great and true professional real estate agent who likes to complete the job done efficiently .

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten L.
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I rented a property from Rick at Core One Real Estate & Management this year (2018). Rick is attentative, responsive, and professional. I enjoyed working with him. I was impressed with his attention to detail, interest in helping others, and amicable manner. I highly recommend working with Rick.

  • 15 years in business
Stan K.
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I have to say that it was a pleasure to have a deal with Thomas. He is an excellent professional as well as very nice person. He answered all our questions and everything was done on time. I would definitely recommend to buy or sell real estate with Thomas.

Tinus Masbrata Realtor
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Vincentius K.
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Tinus is very responsive and reliable in helping us find the right home. He is highly knowledgable at what he does. He guided us throughout the entire process (even after) with patience and enthusiasm. We are happy to recommend Tinus to everyone who is looking for a property in bay area and we wouldnt hesitate to work with him again.

Realty ONE Group Infinity
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Peter B.
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    Mayra is a unique agent, she understands the local market environment and also has a good business sense for what it takes to make a deal happen. In addition to her bilingual skills, she has a bright personality and a can do attitude.

    The Kinoshita Group
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 29 years in business
    Hunter S.
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    Robert was amazing!!! He helped me locate the unit of my dreams in an off market situation. His communication was great and he is still following up weeks after we closed to make sure all is perfect. I would absolutely recommend him.

    • 16 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Shahine S.
    Verified review

    Bob has managed my property in West Palm Beach Fl for the past 3 years. He is excellent in dealing with the tenants and always takes care of any problem that the property might have. He is prompt , diligent and knows how to deal with people and the property at hand.He is an experienced property manager and I highly recommend him.

    • 2 years in business
    Dmitriy K.
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    Christina is very knowledgeable about the city's neighborhood and pricing trends. Highly recommend her for anyone who would like to know more about this city and decide on the place to live here.

    • 10 years in business
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    Simple. We are smarter, better negotiators, we know how to present an offer that will be taken and we can list your house for much less with full service!

    About

    I have been a practicing real estate appraiser since 1988. I have literally photographed thousands of houses and their interior features as well as being an amateur photographer since age 5. More and more, I have been receiving requests from clients to use photographs from appraisals to use in brochures, advertising, and MLS listings. There is a real need for real estate photography.

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    With over 18 years of experience in Real Estate, we've represented clients in a variety of transactions. We work with a range of Buyers including investors, move-up, and first time home buyers. We work with Sellers who have equity in their home and also those who owe more than their home is worth. We are Certified in Short Sales and have an experienced team to negotiate a successful short sale on your behalf. We are also Listing Agents for REO/Bank Owned Properties and have a thorough understanding of the process when purchasing REO properties. We put our experience to work for YOU so you can achieve your goals in any type of market!

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    Why not have an expert team working for you? We offer expert real estate counsel and representation. We handle all aspects of buying and selling, property management, second homes, and income property. We have over 50 years of combined experience. Our clients know they can trust us to navigate any type of sale or purchase because we have done it all. We not only love what we do; we truly care about our clients. This is a lifetime business, and our clients return to us each time with all of their related needs. We make this process smooth, and you will enjoy our way of doing business. We have an excellent reputation with our clients as well as our fellow Realtors.

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    We've been helping the great people of San Francisco for over 25 years with what's most important. If you're looking to buy or sell a home, rent a condo, or get quality help with managing your asset, contact us today. Our boutique brokerage is everything you need in a real estate company — old school experience with a new school attitude.

    • 13 years in business
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    I provide counseling with my clients and educate them about the process. Honesty and integrity is a given as I will make sure every disclosure about property is well understood before my client's sign their paperwork. My clients are always pleased with my services.

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    We can provide all your real estate needs. We provide numerous options for our clients, from home purchases to selling their own property and refinancing. Your satisfaction is our number #1 priority.

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    I have a strong belief that integrity, trust and ethics are not just words, but principles that are a vital part of my approach to all facts of life, but particularly in business. As a real estate investor myself, I understand the need for thorough inspections, the fine art of preparation of a home for sale, and the impact of carefully chosen staging. Having built and remodeled several homes, I have accumulated an extensive list of resources for both my buyers and sellers. If you need a handyman, a painter, or a color consultant, ask me. I thrive on design and decor.

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    I have been giving honest, straight-talking advice on getting the best price for your home for thirty five years. I have worked exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area for all of my real estate career. In addition to being a real estate broker, I am also a tax consultant. I can determine the tax consequences for the sale of your home or rental property. I can help remove tax liens from your property or structure a tax-free exchange to your advantage. Give me a call, and let me help you solve your problems and achieve your goals. List today with Bay Today. North Bay Office Location 21 Tamal Vista Blvd., Ste. 204 Corte Madera, CA 94925 South Bay Office

    About

    Seth Munter blends his formal business background with his passion for people to make your real estate purchase or sale a pleasure. With over 10 years of experience as a Realtor and 20+ years as a San Francisco property owner and landlord, Seth can assist you based on real life experience and expertise. I also provide Broker Price Opinions for Trusts and Estates, as well as advice for investors, landlords, out of town property owners and homeowners planning for the future.

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    I represent by buyers and/or sellers to the best of my ability to achieve their ultimate goal. I am available 24/7 to assist and answer any questions.

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    I am thorough,detail-oriented and assist my customers in forming a more informed decision.

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    I have 12 years' experience helping clients achieve their real estate goals, whether it be buying, selling or investing. I work all over the Bay Area. My success rate and proven marketing program ensure that my clients get the highest and best price for their homes. Working with buyers as well, my negotiating tactics save thousands!

    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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