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San Jose Residential Real Estate Agents

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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
4.8
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.

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.

    Valero Realty
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Dr. Brian J B.
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      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.)

      Jasmine Lee Real Estate
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Rick U.
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        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

        Deepak A.
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        Mr. Denys is an outstanding agent. He is very responsive and very helpful and knowledgeable in real estate field. I have recommend him to lot of clients and they all are very happy with his service. I had to call him one time to show a house at 9.30 pm and he took time to go and provide access. Would love to keep working with him. He would always leave the decision on you and will never push you if you don't feel comfortable with any purchase or sale. Deepak Aggarwal Real Estate Investor

        Josh F.
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        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

        Valerie Ruma Realtor
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 8 years in business
        C.D. S.
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        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.

        About

        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.

        About

        I started with SC Properties in 2005, and since then, I have been very successful in helping my clients realize their real estate dreams. Whether you're buying or selling, I will provide you with outstanding service, from beginning to end. From regular real estate sales to complex probate and trust sales, each transaction receives supreme skill, knowledge and attention to detail. I am also fluent in Spanish. Let my vast knowledge of the ever-changing California real estate market work for you!

        About

        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.

        About

        I am a full-service Realtor who's servicing the Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont areas. I am buyer oriented, and I have received the BH&G Masters award for 2011. I've gained a unique perspective on Oakland due to my many connections within the community and my love and appreciation of the architecture and historical buildings, which make the East Bay such a beautiful place to live.

        • 19 years in business
        About

        My business is primarily a relationship-focused and referral-based real estate business. What used to be my raving fans using "word of mouth" has now become them using "word of keyboard". I encourage you to Google 'Alex Wang real estate agent' to find out more.

        About

        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.

        About

        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.

        About

        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.

        About

        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.

        About

        I am helping people meet their real estate goals. Look no further, you have found the most honest, hardworking real estate professional in town! I believe in creating lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial and enjoy helping people achieve their goals. So, whether you are looking to find your dream home in our beautiful community or are interested in placing your home on the market, I will be there to assist you every step of the way!

        About

        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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        My background is in quantitative, financial analysis and auditing. I am very good with numbers and am very good at explaining how a situation may work. I am also very good at presenting facts to people so they can make a decision based on facts.

        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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