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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.

Intero Real Estate Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim P.
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Working with Donna was a Great!!! She is a go getter and is on top of helping you sell your house. Thank you Donna 😁

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.

    • 38 years in business
    Bridget L.
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    June goes above and beyond the call of duty. She was incredibly honesty, attentive, and understanding. As a first time home buyer I felt incredibly comfortable and have a great deal of trust in her.

    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

    Sergii G.
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    Anna was extremely instrumental in our quest for the new family home. We've been first-time buyers and Anna helped us understand the market, define the goal for our dream home and she then run the execution all the way to contract signature and purchase transaction. Anna is definitely recommended both for purchasing and selling transactions - she knows Bay Area real estate in and out! Olga and Sergii Gorpynich, Bay Area home owners.

    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

      About

      If you're buying, expect a lot of questions from me! Why are you moving? Do you have children? What's important to you in a house and neighborhood? The more questions I ask, the better chance we have of finding you just the right home. Once I feel I have a handle on your needs as a buyer, we'll explore the various neighborhoods and available homes together. When a house "clicks", I'll offer you my expertise in helping you evaluate its condition and how this home fits your criteria. Before making an offer, we'll take a look at comparable homes on the market. After negotiating our price and conditions, I'll coordinate a professional team of reliable local lenders, escrow officers, inspectors, and various services who will see to every last detail throughout the escrow period. Even after the sale is complete, I like to assist my clients in any way I can. The way I see it, a successful sale is just the beginning of a long relationship. Sellers have different needs. Some need to sell their home quickly. Others have a little more time to deliberate. All sellers are looking for the best possible return on their investment. In each situation, I like to tailor my services to meet my clients' specific needs. That means evaluating a property's potential, suggesting various pricing and listing strategies, preparing the home, and the seller, for marketing. We'll ensure maximum exposure of your home through the internet, multiple listing service, broker previews, print advertising, open houses, and custom brochures. I believe that my attention to detail, my negotiating skills, my clear communication, honesty and enthusiastic nature are why so many of my clients are pleased with their transactions. But real estate requires a true team effort. And I think many of my clients learn a great deal, not just about real estate, but about themselves, through our process together.

      • 17 years in business
      About

      I give all and every one of my clients my personal attention and am very thorough with my work. I make sure its done right. Customer service and satisfaction are my first priorities. I also take the stress off my clients and make the process as easy as possible. My staff is always available to help and make sure all I's are dotted and T's crossed. We are a one stop shop.

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      The realtors at Team Fordyce are here to help you in your real estate needs in Santa Clara County. The leader of Team Fordyce is Larry Fordyce; he is an active real estate broker in Santa Clara County, California for over 49 years. During his career, he has personally managed over $622 million in real estate sales. We espouse to service beyond your expectations by incorporating hard work, honesty, effective, and responsive communication and a clear understanding of the real estate market of today. Have Team Fordyce work for you. Larry Fordyce is a good man to talk to; call him today. Team Fordyce - Your Real Estate Team

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      She has continually educated herself and grown into a community leader in real estate, earning countless certifications and awards, most recently Top 100 Overall Agents for Monterey County (2014) and Top 10 Agents in Salinas (2014).

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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.

      • 10 years in business
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      Aloha! We are available from San Francisco, to the Peninsula, to San Jose. We offer sellers a 30 day Multiple Offer Guarantee and will LIST for a FLAT 4% Broker/Listing fee. This means more of your money in your pocket. Buyers get out undivided attention, personalized service, and market expertise. We are a full service independent brokerage with 12 years experience in the real estate industry. Bringing the Aloha spirit to every deal! We work with BUYERS and SELLERS. We help you to achieve your real estate and financial goals.

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      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.

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      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!

      • 10 years in business
      About

      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!

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      We represent buyers and sellers of residential properties in the Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Seaside, and Marina areas. We provide exceptional service and deliver outstanding results! Our strength is in market knowledge and marketing expertise. Contact us for the very best in personalized service.

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      We provide local real estate services for buyers and sellers. We also offer advice to buyers and sellers. Check out the website to read interesting articles that will surely help you in your next real estate transaction. We serve Cupertino, Palo Alto, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and more.

      About

      We are a real estate brokerage and property management firm, and we have offices in San Jose, Aptos, and Pleasanton. We have been in business for over 43 years in selling listing residential real estate, income property, commercial and industrial sales and leasing, shopping center sales and management, office buildings sales and management, business opportunities, raw land and subdivision lands, and mobile home sales.Approved REO Broker for One West Bank, Certified Distress Property Expert,for short sales and foreclose properties. Sister company, Matusich and Raich Property Management, handles residential homes, duplexes, fourplexes, apartment complexes, and medical buildings.Over 30 years in managing properties in Santa Clara County

      About

      I am a real estate broker with over 16 years of experience in the Silicon Valley. I work by referral and have extensive experience in the building trade as my husband is a general contractor, and I have been involved in his business for more than 30 years. I have a master's degree and am a notary public and a certified signing agent. My clients love that I am intelligent, organized and efficient. I know the market and all the variables that affect it. I will carefully listen to what you need and want and then help you through the process in an easy, stress-free manner. Please give me the opportunity to meet with you and provide you with a comparative market analysis or a consultation as you prepare to buy your new home. Thank you!

      • 18 years in business
      About

      Check out my LinkedIn account. Look up Julie Black. I'm a real estate broker specializing in listings in the Santa Clara County area. I've had over 13 years of real estate and loan experience. Call me!

      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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