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Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula S.
Verified review

Andrew Grunewald was very professional, yet personable and pleasant to do business with. His honest work ethic was very appreciated. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone needing a real estate appraisor or agent.

  • 42 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Fred Scripps Ranch O.
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Using Dennis is my first long-term experience with a property manager. Why did I wait so long? I have found that Dennis not only pays attention to detail but is also very aware of the needs of the tenants as well as the owner. He is very responsive to e-mails and phone calls; Dennis is an excellent representative for Noble Real Estate Services.

Realty Management Group
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Darryl D.
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As someone in the real estate industry, I know how hard it can be to find a quality property manager. I was referred to RMG from a fellow Realtor. RMG will return your calls promptly and will make you feel valued. Most companies these days treat you like a number but RMG makes you feel like a priority.

David D.
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Mark is a great real estate agent. He helped me sort through and find exactly what I was looking for, which was very helpful since I was not familiar with the San Diego market. He was great with the bidding and contract process and I am very happy with the condo I purchased. Mark is friendly, professional, and always responsive.

  • 9 years in business
Denise W.
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I am so impressed with the property management connection, especially The president Justin Schaller. He manages my ocean front condo and has placed the best tenant and handles everything for me so I can focus on my life and not worry about my property! He is very thorough and professional, he goes above and beyond to do the job right. He covers everything from A to Z and I will be entrusting my property to his care for years to come. And when I’m ready to sell, I will definitely use Justin as my real estate agent. He makes everything efficient and stress free. He is also very kind and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for all real estate needs! Thank you Justin!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sara J.
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I was not looking forward to buying new house since our first experience was horrible and we ended up buying a condo that needed a lot more work then we anticipated. When I found out I was pregnant with twins we quickly realized our 2 bedroom condo was not going to work anymore. We interviewed over 7 realtors before we decided on Michelle and the biggest reason we picked her was because she seemed to be methodological in her approach. Most agents wanted to sell our condo for more than Michelle suggested we sell for and when we asked why she wanted to list it so low she explained her process and the market in a way that just sounded perfect. Sure enough our condo sold for more than we thought we would get all because of the way she priced it. I feel like most agents just shoot in the dark and hope they hit something but Michelle has a method to her madness that I really really liked. She deserves 10 stars for her work with us.

  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hussain B.
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I have been going to college for a couple of years now, and I finally felt like it was time to get my own apartment. To be honest, I was really scared and nervous because getting my first apartment especially alone was a big step in my life. I had no idea what to do, or where to start looking, so I began to contact some realty companies, a lot of them were sketchy and rude and after a lot of looking I found EZ realty. They changed my whole perspective on the apartment finding process, by guiding me through each step and helping me find the best apartment, with in my price range and liking. I now have my first apartment through EZ realty and I will make sure when I get my first house it will also be through them. They treated me like they actually cared about my comfort, and not just about the money and that is a very rare trait amongst real estate company.

Grand Avenue Realty
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Yen M.
Verified review

When purchasing my home, David negotiated an amazing deal even though there were several other bids and my offer wasn't the highest. I felt confident in his skills, knowledge & market expertise. David secured the property for me seamlessly. When it came time to hire a manager for another property, I didn't hesitate to call David. He quickly found the right tenant & skillfully handled the rental agreement. He's very knowledgable about property legalities & even secured a higher rental rate. David is professional & very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.

Dave Gubler Broker
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Kriss G.
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Dave is so knowledgeable, friendly and hardworking. He made the whole process of buying a home so easy for my husband and me. As first-time buyers, we didn't know much of anything about real estate, so his expertise and attention to detail was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Dave!!

Team Wightman
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karissa H.
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My husband and I hired Mark to work as our property manager. We had limited time to get things in order. Mark came in with a positive attitude and put things in motion almost instantly. He has kept us in the loop with everything he's doing. He is a straight shooter. My family appreciates that!

Lacey Khiev Real Estate
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Blanca S.
Verified review

Lacey is awesome, very knowledgeable! she dedicates her time to you like you are her only client, she listens, never rushes you, and she is always there for you for the entire process of your purchase/sell and even after. You would love working with her!

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.

    About

    We offer an experienced real estate broker available to assist buyers and sellers to purchase their ideal home or investment property. A professional and ethical real estate broker will work for you to make your purchase trouble-free while saving you time and money.

    About

    I was born and raised in San Diego, so my local knowledge of every neighborhood, from Chula Vista to Escondido, is very unique. Let my local expertise, and 14 years experience in selling homes in San Diego, go to work for you! I have a very calm, patient, personable demeanor & personality, so working with 1st Time Home Buyers is one of my specialties. Buying a home should be an exciting, enjoyable experience, so I try to encourage that by slowing things down, so my clients truly understand everything, in detail.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I offer residential real estate sales primarily in San Diego county. I often work outside of San Diego county, as well.

    About

    I chose to work in the real estate industry so that I could assist families and individuals in reaching their American dream of homeownership. However, after entering the industry, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a career in real estate. There are not many jobs available where one can earn a livelihood while enjoying every moment of his/her work activity. Additionally, I enjoy working with and assisting people. I always aspire to be the very best at what I do. I will have no limits as I continue to set and reach my goals and objectives while maintaining a balance between work and personal activities.

    About

    I help people with buying and selling both residential and commercial real estate. I'm a good listener and I make things happen for my customers. I have happy clients.

    About

    Our Realty National buyers have a tremendous advantage since we give them access to all our pre-MLS listings before they are ready to hit the market. The properties range from fixer-uppers to totally renovated homes. We are highly recommended by sellers because our negotiation and marketing techniques get top dollar every time! We are the exclusive broker for all CT Homes properties from the hit TV show "Flip This House."

    About

    My personalized service, combined with professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm, is what differentiates me from the rest! As a licensed broker, I have sold over $30 million in gross sales last year alone, including involvement of over 142 transactions in 2005, 151 in 2006 and that was doubled in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and 2010! Credentials include the following: * Top 1% of Century 21 * Member of Preferred Agent Club of Century 21 Corporate * Top Producing Agent/Broker at Century 21 (All Service including #1 for Top Listing Agent, #1 for Top Sales Agent and #1 for Top Closed Transactions month after month!) * 2006 named #3 agent of all of Century 21 in Southern California and Hawaii * 2007 named #1 in Southern California and #36 in the world! * 2008 and 2009 named #1 in Southern California for all Century 21 Agents * 2010/2010 named 2 years in a row as 5-star Real Estate Agent in San Diego Magazine * Double Centurion and Century 21 Honor Society member With this excellent track record, put #1 to work for you and let me run that extra mile for you! I am proficient in short sales, BPOs (broker price opinions), REO bank properties and FHA and VA programs for buyers as well as conventional loans.

    About

    P.S. Platinum is dedicated to providing the local community with entrepreneurial ideas combined with fresh, innovative marketing and sales concepts geared toward results. The greatest asset P.S. Platinum brings to it's professional relationships is experience. And, our experience means one thing: results.

    About

    A native in Southern California, Maria Segura received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in philosophy. She started her real estate career in Carlsbad and eventually moved her practice to Rancho Santa Fe to be part of Team Manion, one of the most successful groups of agents in the area.

    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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