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Top 10 Real Estate Agents near Stamford, CT

5. Katherine Friedman
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  • Serves Stamford, CT
"Real Estate Agent | Highline Residential Relationships with my clients are the most important part of my business. I learned this essential aspect of business working in the hospitality industry for seven years. I bring a new style to the Real Estate industry by emphasizing the importance of customer service. The Home Sales & Buying process should be a full experience and an exciting part of life. Buying or selling a home marks a new adventure which I want to be a part of. Whatever journey you are on, I know with my assistance my clients are closer to where they want to be in achieving their goals. This understanding puts people first and the real estate process follows. To learn a little more about myself, I was in operations with Entertainment Cruises as a Restaurant and Event Manager. I was responsible for 15-20 staff members (servers, bartenders etc.) along with being the client’s main point of contact. This led me to begin working for Marriott International where I have been for the past seven years. I have been in several management level roles which were property sales development during major hotel renovations. During these experiences I re-positioned two hotels in major markets (Boston and New York) which consisted of developing business plans, managing ownership relationships, identifying new business opportunities, building strategic account relationships, leading regional level meetings and leading social media activation's. In my current role, I earned a promotion as Senior Account Executive within Marriott’s US Account Sales Organization. I attained the highest-level sales role in my region, and the second highest sales role in the corporation with this new assignment. In my current role, I lead eleven global corporate accounts (Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Disney, to name a few) for all Marriott Brands in the US Northeast, which now includes the Starwood’s properties since the merger. I handle business travel negotiations for over 100 hotels that sit in the US Northeast. When General Managers, Directors of Sales/Marketing and Sales Managers need guidance on an account or want to grow business I am the go-to person in leading this effort. Outside of this core responsibility, I represent the company globally for my corporate clients. Outside of this experience, I hold a masters degree in management and was recently accepted into Columbia University's Executive Business Program specializing in "Leading Teams". I am here as a support system to make sure your teams are running efficiently while knowing exactly what the goal is. I look forward to working with you!"
8. Renato The Realtor
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  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Stamford, CT
"Hello! If you are looking to buy a home either being your first time or not, always make sure your agent/realtor is well-informed in all aspects of the business. You want to make sure he/her understands the Real Estate Market and all of its ups and downs, You want an agent that is up to date with all of the Real Estate laws so you don’t get into a house with legal, or zoning issues. Your agent MUST have a vast knowledge of most, if not All of the neighborhoods and its conditions to best place their client(YOU). You have worked hard for your money and you want to purchase a home that fits your needs and also can appreciate with time, so you can see your investment grow. Taxes are very important to know, and you want to make sure your agent is keeping you up to date with all of the property taxes. Most and foremost you want an agent that can negotiate a good deal for you, so you're never paying too much for your investment. All of these things are very important when considering purchasing a home, and by simply working with me as your Buyer's Agent, you will be provided with the best support any agent can give. My duties as your agent will be to help you go through the whole process of getting pre-qualified, and pre-approved by well-referred lenders which work hard to give the best rates for my clients. I will then sit with you to gather information about your desired towns, house styles, and price range. I then do my researches with over 20 different sources, public and private to find you the best match. After finding the desired home, I will then do more research about the home or a home-background-check, so you know exactly what you are purchasing, sometimes a house that is made to "look" good isn’t always a "good" house, and you want your agent to be able to identify these things. We will then go into contract and I will deal with the lender, and attorneys to make sure your mortgage goes as smooth as possible. I will be with you for any questions relating real estate until closing date, and thereafter for future assistance. By choosing me, Renato The Realtor you will NOT be disappointed! I take pride in doing the best for my clients and i plan on taking any challenge!"

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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 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.

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.

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