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Tallahassee Real Estate Agents

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Real estate agents, real estate brokerage, real estate consultants

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Are you looking for real estate in Tallahassee, FL? Have you discovered Joe Manausa Real Estate yet? It's a great real estate company that has the most up-to-date list of all homes for sale in Tallahassee as well as the highest rated real estate agents by customer feedback.

  • 25 years in business
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We provide for South-West Georgia's real estate appraisal needs. No job is too small. We take photos and do inspections and appraisals.

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In 2004, Frog Realty was founded on the belief that a lot of people with real estate needs are seeking for a more relaxed, personal level of professional service, which cannot be found in most large firms' cookie cutter environment. Frog Realty also services a vast range of real estate needs from commercial to residential in the Tallahassee area and surrounding counties.

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We offer ethcial, professional services to all potential sellers and buyers. We provide a computerized market analysis which is free for the asking. All of our listings are posted on a local mutliple listing system and it is linked to our website.

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We are your Florida real estate headquarters. You've heard "location" is what counts in real estate, but I believe that "information" is equally as important and what customers really want is to be informed. Some customers are new to buying or selling property, and others are very experienced and need little guidance during the process. Understanding the needs of each customer isn't just about finding or listing a home; it's about the entire process, from offer to closing and beyond. Customer satisfaction is my highest concern. My goal is to be the real estate professional you automatically choose when it is time to buy or sell property. I understand that the only way to achieve this goal is by listening first to my customers and then by providing the best possible real estate services I possibly can. Whether it is devising a marketing plan to boost buyer interest when you're selling a home or by providing a clear road map for you as a first-time home buyer, my objective is to make the experience as smooth and beneficial for you as I possibly can, and I will work diligently to be the preferred Realtor for sellers, buyers and investors in Wakulla, Leon and Franklin counties. I am specializing in North Florida homes, land, condos, townhouses and manufactured homes including inland, coastal, gulf front, gulf view, river, lake, pond, small acreage, first-time home buyers, moving up or downsizing, new construction, vacation or second homes, as well as long-term and vacation rentals. From vacant land to luxury home sales, I am covering Crawfordville, Tallahassee, Carrabelle, Carrabelle Beach, St. George Island, St. Teresa, Lanark, Medart, Sopchoppy, Ochlockonee Bay, Alligator Point, St. James Bay, Shell Point, Live Oak Island, Oyster Bay, Eastpoint, Apalachicola, Woodville, and all points in between. Check out customer reviews on Zillow.

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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'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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