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  • 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 .

  • 2 years in business
Audrey C.
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Marielle was extremely professional in all aspects of the home buying process. She has an extensive knowledge of the real estate market in our area. She has great communication skills and was able to answer all our questions and guide us through our search. I would highly recommend Anna to buy or sell your home.

Real Estate Agent Services
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Peter S.
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Mr. Torres's expertise and market knowledge always exceeds the expectation of his clients, he is straight, frank, courteous and very professional. As his client, I've purchased and sold three properties through his help. I highly recommend him to you, you can trust him.

Yolanda Bradshaw Century 21
from 4 reviews
    Reyna L.
    Verified review

    Yolanda helped us in the process of purchasing our new home, we were young with no experience at all. Yolanda made the entire process smooth and non-streeful, it just flowed beautifully and within moths we were living in our new home. It's already been more than a decade and I still go to Yolanda for real estate questions and I always try to keep in touch with her because she is more than my realtor, she's my friend.

    Pacific Century Realty
    from 3 reviews
    • 27 years in business
    Rose R.
    Verified review

    I must admit that, in general, real estate agents (including Palo Alto Realtors) are not my favorite people. I haven't had the best experiences with them over the years. As a group, I rank them on a par with used car salesmen and the sleazy telemarketers who try to interrupt me at dinner time. So when I needed to sell my house (my mother's house of many years, actually), I grit my teeth and braced myself for battle. I interviewed several local Realtors, including a couple of so-called top agents. They were so much like such a bunch of clones that it was laughable. They would all show up in their luxury cars, wearing fancy clothes, very slick and acting really self-important. Each one came with a flashy laptop slideshow and huge presentation binder that looked as if it called for cutting down a small forest. They all said pretty much the same things, about my house and about themselves. They talked about how they're so great but when I asked them to tell me how specifically they differ from everyone else, they didn't have very good answers. Just the standard B.S. like, "I provide excellent service" and "my record speaks for itself." They were also pretty much the same in terms of the commissions they charge and when I touched on the subject, they got very defensive. (I thought commissions were negotiable but they don't seem to think so.) Then - the part I hate the most - they whip out their listing contracts and try to pressure me into signing. Talking to a friend of mine (who is very particular), I got a referral to Dan at Pacific Century Realty and arranged for him to stop by the house to talk. His clothes are not flashy, he doesn't drive a fancy car and he's only carrying a simple clipboard with a few sheets of paper. He asks questions and he listens more than he talks. He clearly answers all my questions, concisely, with no sales pitch. He seems more like a teacher then a real estate agent. (Later I learned that he used to teach college.) As the discussion comes to an end, I brace myself for the standard confrontation about signing a listing contract on the spot. But, guess what, he just says I'm welcome to contact him with any other questions that occur to me later. He tells me he enjoyed meeting me - and he's out the door. No sales pitch, how refreshing! But the main thing I learn is that, unlike the other Realtors, Dan's company really IS unique. I can list my home with him for just 1% and still get full service! In fact, he offers some really neat high-tech stuff that other companies don't offer, the companies that want to charge me more. The system is explained very clearly on their website but basically the idea is that if I meet certain conditions, like doing routine communication by email instead of by phone, they pass the savings along to me. What a concept. I like it. Now, here's the kicker. If Dan attracts a buyer directly during the pre MLS period, he will also discount the commission on the buyer's end. That's pure gravy, as far as I am concerned. The great thing for me was that it actually happened. So I saved like 4% on the real estate commissions (that's about $50k right there) PLUS the price I got for my house was higher by six figures then the other Realtors told me I could get PLUS the buyers were all cash PLUS it took only two weeks to close the escrow. From start to finish, from the time I first met with Dan to the time I got my money (wire transfer) from the escrow company, the total time was less than a month! During the first week, there were some pretty tough customers (buyers) who were testing the waters and floating offers. What I noticed about Dan was that he may not SEEM like a tough negotiator but he really got the job done. He basically killed everyone with kindness, which I personally thought was pretty cool. Once I asked him if being more of a hard-nosed jerk wouldn't be better for getting what you want in negotiations? He explained to me that emotions run high in real estate and the end result is usually better by keeping things amicable. You don't have to act tough to be tough. At first I was skeptical but in the end Dan proved to me that he was right. Conclusion: If I can keep tens of thousands of dollars in my pocket and also come out on top in the deal, with no downside, why would I not want to do that? I think it would be crazy not to. I learned from experience that a discount Realtor (discount brokerage) can actually offer superior service. So I've named Dan and his company in my estate papers (Living Trust), to automatically handle my other properties in case anything happens to me. That's how highly I regard him. He is highly skilled, extremely thorough and personally delightful, as well as absolutely trustworthy. P.S. I disregarded Dan's suggestion about choice of title company and hugely regretted my decision. Suggest you take all his recommendations seriously because they are based on years of experience.

    Valero Realty
    from 2 reviews
      Dr. Brian J B.
      Verified review

      Actually we only have experience with Mr. Valero and his small and personal agency in its capacity highly professional and responsive Property Managers, (not as a Real Estate brokers) but we would strongly recommend the firm if your looking for first-rate knowledge of the West Contra Costa County market -- buying, selling or investing. It's a real 21st century phenomenon when a small, personal agency like this, using the power of the internet and the latest technology can out-perform the big faceless mega-firms AND still give the personal attention of an old-fashioned "mom-and-pop" operation. Best of both worlds: 5½ stars! (if that's allowed.)

      Valerie Ruma Realtor
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      C.D. S.
      Verified review

      Valerie is a true professional: honest, timely, knowledgeable, ethical, warm hearted, aware of the pressures and needs of her clients, and has the best interest of her client in mind at all times. With Valerie’s professional knowledge, guidance and willingness to bear with my eager persistence I was able to find my own piece of paradise. Valerie was fantastic! I found my place while roaming through open houses over many weekends and Valerie understood the perfect fit and helped me close the deal. My move involved selling a property to purchase a new one, providing a direct, daily, comparison between service quality, reliability, professionalism and personal connections between my two agents. Valerie not only provided leadership and support during my purchase process, she was also invaluable in guiding me through the necessary timelines to complete my sale as well. My sale and purchase occurred within a span of eight weeks. Valerie was by my side to help me find and complete all documents, negotiate and process the legalese of all papers ‘real estate’. She personally presented my offer, with my handwritten letter to the sellers wrapped in a fine bottle of red wine! Classy. The true gift that Valerie added goes beyond the art of property sales; Valerie enthusiastically shared her favorite local hot spots, including eateries, boutiques and fun places to explore. It was clear that my happiness was important to her.

      Jo Preston
      from 1 review
        Tonya D.
        Verified review

        Jo helped my husband and I look at properties in California when we were considering moving there for a job. She is one of the most charming and endearing people I've ever met. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her. She's very knowledgeable of the area and very attentive of her clients needs. She is an intuitive real estate agent and even spent time to go with us to on a very, very long drive up the side of a mountain to look at a a castle in the clouds...literally. If we do end up moving to California, Jo will definitely be our agent!!

        Jasmine Lee Real Estate
        from 1 review
          Rick U.
          Verified review

          I am a relatively new real estate agent. I met Jasmine about 5 months ago at an open house. I was very impressed with her knowledge and customer service skills. Since we met I have not hesitated to contact Jasmine for advice and to get her take on specific situations that have happened to me. I consider her a mentor, and a good one at that. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jasmine would service all her clients in an outstanding manner. By the way, I contacted Jasmine at some very odd hours and she was always responsive and happy to help me out. Like · Reply · 1 · May 10 at 11:31

          Josh F.
          Verified review

          I used Clyde to buy my first home an helpfuld he was very helpful and got us a great deal and k everyept us updated every step of the way. He is a true professional


          I enjoy helping people! I have been licensed since 2003. Even with 14 years of experience buying and selling homes, I am excited to meet my next new clients. I really enjoy helping them find and sell property. I treat everyone like my family and stay friends with them forever! I am constantly learning about the real estate business. I take 8-10 classes a year to improve may skills in every aspect of this business.


          Joanne Norris is a broker associate and holder of BRE 00851745. She is offering homes for sale in San Mateo. As a top-producing real estate agent since 1982, Joanne Norris provides seasoned experience to homeowners in Hillsborough, San Mateo, Burlingame, and the surrounding communities. Joanne's boundless energy, patience and commitment to client objectives are all trademarks of her outstanding service-oriented approach. Prior to entering the real estate field, Joanne enjoyed a professional career as a business owner, sales trainer and professional speech therapist. Adding to her wealth of qualities are outstanding interpersonal skills and a genuine care for each and every one of her clients. Whether representing buyers or sellers, Joanne ensures a successful and trouble-free real estate transaction from start to finish. Her knowledge of architecture and interior design, as well as an intimate knowledge of the local area as a long-time resident, are valuable elements to her real estate perspective. Joanne brings to all real estate transactions not only tremendous negotiating skills but also the utmost in integrity and work ethic. Her outstanding leadership has won many awards including Gold Circle of Excellence (Top 1%) from the San Mateo and Burlingame Board of Realtors, Life Member Silver Circle of Excellence, Top Sales Person of the Year, and Lifetime Senior Marketing Consultant. "Luck is not chance. It is created through knowledge, hard work and determination. Let me help you create your own good luck!" - Joanne Norris Joanne Norris of Alain Pinel Realtors is located in 1440 Chapin Avenue, #200, Burlingame, CA 94010.


          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. The satisfaction of finding the right home for my buyers as well as achieving a wonderful sale for my sellers.


          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. I enjoy helping my clients find the perfect home for them and their family.


          Diana Cohen is a top producing real estate agent, specializing in the purchase or sale of fine residential properties in Piedmont, Oakland and Berkeley. She is also an active member of the community for over thirty years.


          A Petaluma real estate agent, NorCal Real Estate Associates specializes in helping people buy a home and/or sell a home in Sonoma County. We have real estate agents in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol Windsor, and Healdsburg. If you are looking to purchase a home, give us a call today. We are also experts in helping you list your property on the market. We're real estate agents.


          Real estate can be very confusing. However, whether you intend to buy a new home or to sell your condo, Debbie Marino can definitely take care of all your problems with your best interests in mind.


          Your dream is my passion! Tailored service to your individual and unique Real Estate needs. Service driven, client focused services designed to enhance your Selling or Buying experience. I love all things Real Estate! Especially you, my client! It is such an amazing job to help my community realize their dreams. My favorite thing about my job is the moment I put the keys in your hand. At every closing I take photos to capture this milestone and for you to cherish for years into the future. For sellers, I love the moment you see your name written on the check from your equity profits. These moments and the smiles on your face drive me every day. It's not about the house, it's not about me, it's all about you! And I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to share these times in your life. My goal is to gain a lifelong clients and referrals of your friends and family. I can only accomplish that if I deliver excellence. Excellence in Real Estate is exactly what you'll receive.


          We offer new home and resale home sales and leasing. We are representing sellers, buyers, and landlords throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano and San Joaquin counties.

          • 112 years in business

          Selling your home -- and getting the maximum value for it -- requires more than simply putting an ad in the paper, placing a sign in the front yard, and sitting back, waiting for the phone to ring. There are several very important things to do and follow through to make sure that you get top dollar for your home. I take pride in making sure that I cover all the areas that will lead to finding the right buyer for your home, from the initial planning and the strategic direction we decide upon to following through on all levels, making sure that we attract the right group of interested buyers to reduce the time your home is on the market. To create yet another success story and ensure your complete satisfaction with my services, I follow a proven plan of action, listed as follows: * I deliver first-rate service and pay close attention to every detail. * I conduct every aspect of my work with a professional demeanor. * I always develop a marketing plan that guarantees the highest value for your home. * I always follow up on all the key areas to make sure that nothing is left to chance. * I am known for being a tough negotiator.


          We are opening the doors to your future. My name is Wendy, and I am the office manager at Davey and Associates Real Estate, Inc. Our office is a family owned brokerage and has been in business for over 20 years. We have watched and grown alongside the many distinguished communities of Silicon Valley. Our office has a very knowledgeable and experienced team of real estate agents. We are one of the top-selling real estate listing offices in the Silver Creek Valley. Our office might be smaller than the rest, but we have a strong team and network that puts us above the rest.

          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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