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RCP Tax Services, Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna R.
Verified review

Working wit Richard has been a pleasure! My husband and I were behind on our taxes, and were extremely nervous about the process and making sure we found the right person to help. Not not only did Richard put us at ease and back on track with uncle same, he also gave us some very helpful and valuable information on how my husband should proceed with his business going forward. He is extremely knowledgeable and would highly recommend him to anyone!! The drive for us is a bit far, but well worth it! P.S don't let the appearance of the office fool you, his expertise truly makes up for it, and not to mention the great humor he posses which makes your experience worth while! -Joanna Recinos Realtor

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R.R. Gable, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bart T.
Verified review

Working with Kyle has been an outstanding experience of the highest level! I recommend him as both, an excellent property manager and and an exceptional realtor. He is always there when we need him. 100% dependable. Kyle got our house leased very quickly to very credit worthy tenants, and then when I decided to sell, he found a great buyer just two days after it was put on MLS. Amazing job. I Highly recommend Kyle. It doesn't get better than this.

Lisa Ann - Realtor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Patty M.
Verified review

My husband and I were looking for a home for quite a while and didn't like the realtors we were working with as we didn't find them to be involved to help us like we wanted. Lisa was referred by a friend who was also looking for a home also. She gave us her thoughts and insights on the property, the pros and cons and helped us make a reasonable offer. We were ready to offer almost $30,000 over, but Lisa said it's too high and not necessary and we can offer a lower amount. And she was right :) We saved a lot of money because of Lisa. She is honest, knowledgeable and reliable. We highly recommend Lisa.

Thomas G.
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Maria was my realtor during my home buying process. As a first time home buyer the process was stressful at times but Maria always did everything she could to eliminate the stress. She is very knowledgeable and was so helpful with any questions I had. She always had great input and never pressured me into buying a home after looking. Maria was very patient and I would go back to her if I ever decide to sell and buy a different property!

ReMax NOC-Jorge Martinez
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Monica D.
Verified review

Jorge was a lifesaver. My husband and I started with another realtor, we felt that she was just not listening to what we wanted and decided to let her go. We luckily found Jorge, he was an old friend of my Father-in-Law. He was very patient and really listened to what we wanted in a house. Jorge was able to find us a house within our budget and in the area we wanted. We have officially moved into our house and are excited that Jorge was able to help us in our investment.

  • 25 years in business
Shirelle G.
Verified review

Aaron was an awesome realtor/broker... he was very professional and provided great service. He always had patience when I asked tons of questions. He made me feel at ease during the entire process. I have purchased 5 homes and Aaron made this purchase the best experience of them all.

Charla Wells Smith, Realtor
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Guy A.
Verified review

Found Charla's contact info on some rental listing so I just sort of lucked out I guess. She immediately responded with several nice options to choose from and we narrowed it down to just a few. Her timely responses and 'no nonsense' attitude helped me secure a great apartment that was getting heavy interest in addition to myself. If you want someone to get it handled for you and you're not a big fan of wasting time, don't bother calling anybody else. :)

  • 15 years in business
Diane Y.
Verified review

Team Tackney devoted a lot of their time with us during our purchase and sale of our home. They are truly "The Experts" as realtors in our area. They are highly involved with our community and are extremely knowledgeable with their work. They have an awesome team that is readily available. Everything was electronic, which made the transactions much easier & convenient. They were there for us 24/7...hands down...Jen & Geoff are the BEST of the West Grove area. We highly recommend Team Tackney!!!

L.A. Realty Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sal V.
Verified review

Arturo is by far the best Agent in the business he was Patient is very knowledgable and experienced in what he does. He got me and my wife exactly what we wanted and found us the best deal. I will definitely use him again on my next home purchase or sale and Highly recommend him.

Lisa M.
Verified review

I am beyond thankful for Michael Weber. I live out of state and had the responsibility of handling my mother's estate after she passed away. This process could have been very difficult and complicated, however, Mike made the sale of my mom's house easy and simple. My mom's house was listed and sold in 3 days for over asking price. Mike's experience and knowledge made the entire transaction flawless. Mike was very professional, well organized and efficient. He was always available to answer questions and went above and beyond what most realtors would do. I am so thankful I had Mike as my agent as he helped make a difficult situation a pleasant one. He did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

James H.
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Christie has found us our last 2 homes and also sold our previous home ! Experienced , knowledgeable , and tenacious in her work . What a pleasure to have such a quality individual who truly cares about you! She made a difficult time perfect!!

About

When I am hired to sell a home or find a home, the client always gets me. I do not pass my clients on to assistants at some point in the process. I give every client individualized service. My client's always feel their interests are a priority to me. Although I have a team to assist me, they are behind the scenes. I am committed to being the sole point of contact with my clients as well as with other agents, brokers & attorneys.

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http://www.trulia.com/profile/andrew-steinfeld-agent-93065-14979239/overview I am well aware of the identity that many Real Estate agents have. Quite frankly, they have earned it with their self serving and greedy nature. What sets me apart, YOU FIRST! My focus is taking care of my client and their families, FIRST! If I have done my job and completed it well, at that point I will be compensated. YOU are the STAR...not me.

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We're not just realtors; we're your neighbors. My wife and I are realtors servicing Pasadena, Altadena, Eagle Rock, Highland Park and surrounding areas! I would be happy to provide you with letters of recommendation from my former clients. Best, Pat Cochran

  • 1 year in business
About

I can help you get your home sold! I offer 4% TOTAL COMMISSION with Full Service, saving you thousands of dollars in closing costs. If you are a buyer, I can help you find the home of your dreams.

About

Coming from a corporate background, I understand the in's and out's of a real estate transaction, from initial contact to closing. I'm hands-on and will make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase or sale of property. I'm #1 in Monrovia for a reason! I hope you'll give the chance to show you why!

  • 4 years in business
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I am passionate about finding solutions and providing an individualized approach to help you buy or sell your home. I look forward to working with you soon.

About

With today's technology it is very easy for Realtors to lose that personal touch that is so crucial in a Real Estate transaction. One of the biggest reasons we became Realtors and why we stay in this business is because of the great relationships we've cultivated. When you SELL or BUY your house with our team, you'll experience the perfect combination of that personal touch complemented by the convenience of today's technology. You'll still be dealing with REAL PEOPLE that you can reach easily by phone, text, or web.

About

My passion is helping others with buying/selling/residential leases within Palos Verdes and San Pedro areas. This is a beautiful coast community with top-rated schools. Let me show you the area and help you find the home of your dreams.

About

I'm a Realtor, and we offer the following services: * Real Estate Sales * Real Estate Investments * Real Estate Exchanges Fast Cash Sales for fixer homes: As Is All Cash Investors

About

I'm a Southern California real estate agent. I specialize in central Orange County and speak both English and Vietnamese fluently.

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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