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Sarasota Residential Real Estate Agents

Browse these residential real estate agents with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sarasota.

Realty Concepts, Inc.
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Jim M.
    Verified review

    Dave Jarvis is very good, forthright, and thorough real estate agent. He focused upon finding the property I wanted (at a price below what I was willing to spend), while informing me about the areas in which I was interested and other matters of which I should be aware. I started working with Dave while living in Germany. Through constant email communication including properties identified by Dave, we were able to focus on properties which would interest me. Through this process as well as review of potential properties upon arrival in Florida, I was able to identify and purchase my retirement house shortly after starting a house hunting trip. I spent the rest of the time on the beach. Dave helped through the buying process while identifying various businesses to take care of the property after my return to Germany. I am very happy with Dave as a real estate agent and highly recommend him

    Ilene P.
    Verified review

    We have dealt with many real estate brokers in the past and found Katy to be one of the most professional, hard working and just plain likable agents we have ever met. Katy helped us to find the area we wanted to live in and the house that was perfect for us. Her persistence and hard work got us our house. If we had another agent I'm not sure things would have worked out.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephen C.
    Verified review

    Sideara was the best realtor I have ever dealt with. Sideara is punctual, genuine, and went way out of her way several times to accommodate us in our home buying experience. She knew the area, building construction, and neighborhood comps. We backed out of a house and Sideara had our back and wanted us to be in the home of our dreams. The selling agent was extremely rude and Sideara handled her with professionalism and class. Sideara will forever be our agent for the Tampa Bay Area. THANKS SID!

    • 17 years in business
    Lienna M.
    Verified review

    Looking for a Sarasota or Bradenton realtor? We highly recommend Blue Sky Real Estate, John & Nancy Werner as your next real estate agents. They are our family's realtors for buying and selling real estate. We appreciate their knowledge and expertise, from evaluating properties to negotiating the best price. They are honest, professional and so helpful. Need a mortgage lender or home inspector? They have several. Not sure which area? They know neighborhoods to match what you are looking for. Thinking of buying a house for your boat? They know the boating waters well. Efficient and stress-free, they make buying and selling property easy. We definitely feel John & Nancy are the best realtors in town!

    Marie Warfield - Realtor
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Jim J.
    Verified review

    We purchase real estate for investment and re-sell. Marie helped us quickly visit eight properties of interest and offer on four. Her prompt attention to detail allowed us to be ahead of our competition.

    Bayshore Real Estate, Inc
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Rajesh G.
      Verified review

      Linda Thomas was very patient and professional right from the beginning when we were looking for a home to buy. She showed us several properties that were to our liking. The whole process was very smooth and easy for us because of her coordination efforts with the closing company and the bank. Currently she is also the property manager for us, and found us a great tenant. She manages all property matters such as upgrades, rent collection, and minor repair issues for us efficiently. This has truly made home buying and leasing very easy for us. I would recommend her as one of the best real estate agents in Tampa, FL

      Tony A.
      Verified review

      Mrs. Walters was very detailed oriented an deven when I wasn't sure what I wasnted she made sure to keep assisting me no matter how difficult I was! She stayed on top of the market and made sure I got the most up to dat information, she was very patient and undertood that this was an important decision for me and I wanted to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. I would reccomend her to anyone looking for a great real estate agent that will work hard for you!

      Premier Plus Realty
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 14 years in business
      Donna B.
      Verified review

      I joined Premier Plus in 2014. It was a very hard decision to make because I love Real Estate office, but I was ready to kick it up a notch and took the plunge, and have never looked back. The training I have received has literally tripled my business. I love all of the agents, we are all such a great team and help one another with open houses. Dawn and John are a great support system and always there to help if needed. They truly care about the welfare of their agents and our customers. I have found my forever home in this company. We had 1 office when I joined, and now we have 4!!! Dawn is passionate about her agents having the tools and knowledge necessary to be successful. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this is THE BEST REAL ESTATE company on the Gulf Coast. Donna Bennington, Realtor

      • 38 years in business
      Jerry & Anne D.
      Verified review

      Wendy took care of every minute detail through out the sale of our home, and found us exactly what we were looking for in our new villa! We can't say enough words to thank her for everything she did for us. We've already recommended her to friends who will be selling their properties in the near future.

      Jo W.
      Verified review

      The Best real estate agent I have ever worked with!

      Cheryl Murphy - Realtor
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 14 years in business
      Dana S.
      Verified review

      Cheryl is the consummate professional. She worked very hard to find me the perfect home. She listened when I told her what I was looking for and diligently searched until we found the perfect one. I also had Cheryl sell my old house at the same time as looking for a new one and, despite some issues beyond her control (with the buyers), everything was handled in an extremely professional, timely manner. She went over and above what most real estate agents would do and made my transition to my new home so easy. It was my absolute pleasure working with Cheryl and I could not recommend her more highly.

      Bogert Sales Team
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Bruce P.
        Verified review

        My wife and I didn't just get "a' real estate agent. We got a "team". It was as if they knew us personally for years and knew what we were looking for. Would definitely highly recommend. Thank you Caitlin and Eric!

        • 58 years in business
        Richard V.
        Verified review

        Tess was wonderful! Attentive and on top of every detail. There were some issues with the selling agent and she was on them every second until it was resolved. I would be happy to work with her again.

        • 6 years in business
        Ronna G.
        Verified review

        5-star ***** real estate team!!! I was introduced to Kevin and Lisa at the end of August and by October 1st had an offer made on my home. During this short period of time, Kevin and Lisa had distinguished themselves as conscientious professionals with strong work ethics. They kept me well informed of the activity on the property. With their guidance throughout the process I closed on the property within a narrow time frame. I have enormous respect for Kevin and Lisa and would highly recommend them as your real estate agents and trusted advisers.

        About

        I am a realtor helping buyers and sellers in St. Petersburg and the beach communities. I am available 24/7. Real estate is my passion. It is who I am and what I do. I look forward to meeting you and being of service to you. No one will work harder to earn your business and referrals.

        About

        I am an experienced, knowledgeable, and most importantly, caring Realtor who's here to serve your residential real estate needs. When buying or selling in Sarasota, you want to work with someone who knows the business, stays on top of the process, communicates every step and aligns you with the perfect community that fits your needs, desires, interests, hobbies, and lifestyle. Let me help you find and then negotiate the best terms for your perfect home.

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        I am Pamela Guertin, a Bay area residential realtor who is providing quality real estate services to both buyers and sellers in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties in FL. I specialize in the following: * first time buyers * relocations * re-sales * new constructions * waterfront homes * luxury properties Welcome to making Tampa Bay your new home!

        About

        I work for Trend Realty. I work with investors and home owners trying to buy and sell their homes. please give me the opportunity to sit and talk to you about your needs. Thank you.

        • 12 years in business
        About

        I have 18 years of experience in the Residential Real Estate Market and I am very organized which makes it easy for me to do my job more efficiently.

        About

        I assist homeowners in selling their homes. I help buyers find their dream home. I have experience in short sales, foreclosures, auctions and bank-owned properties.

        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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