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RE/MAX Trend
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene D.
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I have had the pleasure of working with James for the past 12 years. He is an outstanding professional and an expert in local real estate with extraordinary knowledge of the area. If you are looking for a personalized approach to your real estate needs, call James!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Peter is GREAT! He responds quickly and gives excellent advice. I have bought a handful of properties with his help, which he also now manages. He is very knowledgeable about the Tampa Bay area and rental rates. I am able to live a stress free life knowing my properties are in good hands. I definitely recommend using Peter for all your portfolio needs!!!

  • 19 years in business
Charles D.
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We had the extreme pleasure of dealing with Julie when we purchased our Florida property 1 year ago. We couldn't be any happier with all of Julie's work. She dealt with such class and professionalism. Her dedication and relentless efforts really make this unique lady the quintessential realtor. She will always be the #1 realtor to our family. Thank you again Julie for all that you do. Charles & Family

Sabella Realty, Inc.
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh Anne T.
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I found Lisa Sells Cape Coral to be efficient, knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend her if you are in the real estate market.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joan F.
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Lilo is simply the best! If you are looking for a hard working knowledgeable realtor who exhibits great ethics and reliability..she,s the one! I have never worked with such a competent realtor who always has your best interest!

Ron R.
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We have used Mario Francini to manage our rental properties for a number of years now. He knows what is required and does it well. Mario communicates clearly and in a timely fashion, both with us and with the tenants. We have tried other people to manage our properties and we always come back to Mario. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

RE/MAX Realty Team
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
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Janine has handled several real estate transactions for me and my family over the last several years. She truly goes the extra mile for her clients. Janine is very versed and knows her job. What you get having Janine Fine as your real estate agent, She is a true Professional who is Personable and Honest. We definitely will use Janine Fine for our future real estate transactions.

Jamason Group
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Scott S.
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Liane was highly attentive and professional.  Additionally, I found Liane was informing during the entire process, which I must admit, would have seemed like a labyrinth without her.  I couldn't have wished for a better real estate professional and recommend her wholly.

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

Stephen L.
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Marilyn Preiss was the realtor we were fortunate enough to be dealing with when recently purchased a property in Sarasota. She was extremely efficient, knowledgeable and supported our needs thru the entire process. We will be moving to Sarasota full time and will definitely be using her services again!!!!! Steve n Kathleen Luc

Lorraine W.
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Elsie Salazar is an outstanding real estate professional. She is hard working, and demonstrates an incredible interest in what you are looking to buy or sell. Elsie not only has vast experience in the Florida real estate market but is sincere and dedicated to providing the outstanding service you expect. Elsie represented me in the purchase of my new home ..... Don't know what I would have done without her expertise, knowledge and patience. Truly a pleasure to work with. Lorraine Witzak


We do real estate investment and development, real estate services and consultation, property management, and home buying.


We do listing and selling of real estate in the Pinellas County. We have a background in mortgage banking and home inspections.


I'll help you get your home ready to sell and give you tips on what to do to get the most money for your home without spending a lot of money getting it ready. I'll let you know what similar homes in your neighborhood have sold for and how long it took for those homes to sell. I'll help you decide how much to ask for your home when you put it up for sale.


PROGRAM Realty would like to welcome you to our new state of the art Florida real estate website. We can assist you with all your Southwest Florida real estate needs from Sarasota to Venice, Englewood to Port Charlotte, North Port to Punta Gorda and all points in between. Whether you want to buy or sell, PROGRAM Realty can help with one of the most powerful real estate listing search engines to date. Unlike some of our competitors, we show you ALL the listings from every agent regardless of what real estate company they work for. Our Florida MLS search has access to over 100,000 listings!


I am a Realtor serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and the surrounding areas of Bradenton and Sarasota. We offer our clients sales, with after sales support in property management and vacation rentals. My specialty is helping sellers prepare and market their properties to achieve top dollar in the shortest amount of time. For buyers, I help them envision how properties with promise can become the home of their dreams! Whether its buying or selling, the Duncan team and I can make your real estate transaction go more smoothly!

  • 12 years in business

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. I love working with people and helping them find their "Dream Home". The excitement that the Buyers have when they look at homes and find one to consider is satisfying. I like giving them advise on what they could do to make the home perfect.


I am a real estate professional, experienced in foreclosures and short sales. Please contact me for any help you need in finding a property. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I specialize in waterfront properties.

  • 4 years in business

I work and live in the southeastern part of Hillsborough County. I'm a Realtor and property manager. I help my clients sell there homes to move into larger ones or smaller ones. I help find the best place to live that fits my clients wish list. I'm the person my clients like to refer to their friends.

  • 2 years in business

9 years in the real estate industry with extensive local knowledge. Buyer, seller and investor representation. I have had the pleasure working in the Central Florida area for many years and take pride in excellent customer service, efficient transaction and complete transparency. I am dedicated to the industry and the work that I do. Real Estate is my passion.


The in depth services we provide and my personal commitment in caring for your investment as if it were my own. The personal interactions with my clients and the professional relationship that I have developed as a result of our partnering together. It truly becomes a friendship.

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 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.

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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