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Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Z.
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Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. Stoll Real Estate exceeded or expectations and worked with our needs to get exactly what we were looking for.

Kimberly Neill
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
Verified review

Kim is a rockstar! Always positive, always on top of things, very responsive, communicates great and negotiates better than most I've seen in my career! I've been around thousands of real estate agents in my life and Kim is top notch I would highly recommend her. She'll not only get the job done but she'll make it fun and enjoyable. I've worked with Kim before and I plan to do it again Kim, THANK YOU!

B-Line Bros. LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy M.
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Jeff Chevalier is a great real estate agent in Chicago. He wasted no time quickly finding properties that met my needs and, budget. He returned calls quickly whenever I called him. I live other state but he arranged on time showing me homes with FaceTime and, didn’t matter outside was sunning or raining. For my own circumstances I have not bought one house yet but I am highly recommended Jeff Chevalier to anyone house shopping in the Chicago area. Sincerely, Brandy Morris

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sue K.
Verified review

Molly did an amazing job. She was professional and talented. She came out promptly for an estimate and staged my condo within 2 days. I was apprehensive on using a staging service but it really made an impact. The furniture, design and decor gave the unit modern, cozy, live in and warm look. I highly recommend Molly Marino home staging service. She is a great choice!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David N.
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Outstanding service very knowledgeable of the real estate field. Very easy to work with, I will be recommending her to all my friends and family.

Taji Clark Real Estate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Tom W.
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Taji is awesome! My wife and I hired him to help us buy our first home and he took excellent care of us through the entire process making sure everything was set so we could have a smooth closing and get into our house. I would highly recommend Taji to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Real Estate Agent
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Annette N.
Verified review

Mr. Waller is a deeply committed young man. He does his job with love. He is efficient, knowledgeable of the real estate busines and eduate his clients without influencing their choice. He makes himself available at your disposal and walks step-by-step through the buying/selling phase. There are not enough adjectives to describe what I observed in him as an agent, as well as a downright "good guy."

Sasco Realty Group
5.0
from 1 review
    Monica R.
    Verified review

    Lizzethe was my real estate agent and she really gave me a positive house hunting experience. She was super helpful and gave me many options to look at fitting my exact specifications. I appreciated her professionalism and she was very well informed. I definitely recommend Sasco Realty Group especially Lizzethe! Thank you for helping me find my dream home!

    About

    We are a full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm. We represent buyers, sellers, and banks and have been doing so for the past 15 years. These days, we specialize in foreclosed bank-owned properties, short sales, as well as regular sales. We also offer commercial and residential rental services to both owners and renters. We also offer property management services. At this time, we are receiving properties that are not listed on the market. Contact us for all of your real estate needs.

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    I'll help you with selling your home in the Wilmette, Winnetka, and Glencoe area. I have local knowledge and local experience.

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    We are the top-selling real estate team for Northwest Indiana, servicing Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper, and Newton counties. We sell more real estate than any other agent in Northwest Indiana. The reason we've continued to be successful in a slow economic and real estate environment is with top-shelf customer service and satisfaction. We put our efforts where are mouths are by offering guarantees. Our two most popular guarantees are "your home sold guaranteed, or we sell it for free!", and yes, you read that right! Also popular for homebuyers is our "love it or leave it" guarantee. The guarantee states that if after buying your home, you decide you don't like it, just give us a call, and we'll sell it for free. We also offer free buyer and seller videos located at NWI Realty Guy. On the site, you will also find a free home search tool that gives our clients access to all of the homes listed for sale in Northwest Indiana. Along with a huge selection of home video tours, which offer our buyer clients a look inside our listings from the comfort of their computer. The videos are very popular with our seller clients as well because it gives them unfair advantage in the marketplace. Call today to also find out about our "insider" information for home buyer grants. These grants offer down payment assistance for people buying homes in Indiana. Ninety-nine percent of licensed agents are unaware these grants exist. If you're thinking of selling your home, our offers and services are even better. Call today to find out all the details!

    About

    I am a dedicated realtor on the Southwest side of Chicago/Southwest Suburbs for over 25 years. I keep my sellers and buyers informed every step of the way of their process and believe that service is the most important in buying or selling a home. I have helped both buyers and sellers attain their goals by addressing the steps that are needed in their financial decisions.

    About

    Newman Realty is a boutique family-run residential brokerage operating out of Downtown Chicago in the Fulton River District neighborhood. We specialize in buyer and seller representation, landlord and tenant representation, short sales, and foreclosures. What sets Newman Realty and its agents apart from the competition is our experience, knowledge, and results. Most importantly, it's our passion. Passion is that intangible quality that makes it impossible for us to accept anything less than 100% client satisfaction and makes it so we refuse to stop until every last option or possibility is exhausted. Simply stated, the word "average" isn't in our vocabulary, and that commitment to excellence will be the first thing you notice the second you sit down with anyone of our award-winning agents.

    • 48 years in business
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    Buy, sell, or invest in real estate throughout the Chicagoland area. We have a team of 120 to assist with all your needs.

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    Business philosophy: Shirin is a Coldwell Banker and residential brokerage agent who recognizes the changing market trends and adapts her business strategies to maximize her client's success, and all of Shirin's professional services are provided with a personal touch. Areas of expertise: Shirin works throughout the Western Chicago region. Her specific areas of expertise include Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Willowbrook, Darein, Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst and Westmont. Communities I serve: Please contact Shirin Akberali for all your real estate needs. Languages: I can communicate using Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi, and English.

    About

    Jean Wright Real Estate remains a tradition on Chicago's North Shore, offering consistency, quality, and the ongoing commitment to excellence that their blue ribbon logo symbolizes.

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    We are providing real estate services for selling, buying, investing and property management. Our group has 10 plus years of experience!

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    Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help. I serve Plainfield (have lived here for 18 years), Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Crest Hill, Shorewood, Naperville, and other areas. I have sold homes from $65,000 to $1.75 million. I am ranked as a top-selling agent and a multi-million dollar producer.

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    I am a real estate professional who specializes in working with investors to help buy and sell real estate. I'm dedicated in helping clients in whatever manner possible to help them succeed in the buying and selling of real estate.

    About

    I'm an experienced real estate broker and Realtor in the western suburbs of Chicago (from Naperville to Riverside, including Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, LaGrange and the surrounding areas). My clients rave about my patience, knowledge and negotiation capabilities, as well as my being Internet savvy.

    About

    I have been in real estate sales since 1992 and real estate appraisals since 2001. You may call me anytime; I'll make your dreams come true.

    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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