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DeKalb Realtors

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Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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Best experience my wife and I have had with any realtor. He sold our Chicago home in 3 days and over asking. He found our forever home near our families Last as a present for our new home he hires a private chef to provide us a 3 course meal cooked/served in our new home I don't know many realtors that do better! If your looking for a dedicated realtor this is your guys. He don't care where ur selling/buying he gonna make time for you!

Dean Bisconti-Re/Max
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian V.
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Perfect realtor! Fast at responding and very helpful throughout the entire process. Knows a lot of people in the industry in the area, so Dean has been able to help out with many aspects of the home buying process. Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants someone who is quick and helpful! Brian V.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
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Joanne used her knowledge, talent & expert advice to help us get top dollar for our house. After trying last year & being completely disappointed with the appraisal results, Joanne was so patient with us when we decided to wait another year. She worked with us over that time - when other realtors would've forgotten about us - and with her expertise, helped us complete some needed updates on our home. She explained where we should use our money and what would give us the best results. Our appraisal came in today....$48,000 HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR! Joanne, we can't thank you enough!

Emerson Tonon Realtor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Dennis H.
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From the very first time we contacted Emerson to buy a home he was there to help us every step of the way. He took us to homes that were under our budget and homes that were over our budget just to get an idea of what we wanted on our wish list. He never rushed us and always got answers to our questions. We can't say enough good things about Emerson and will definately use him again should we need to sell and buy another home

  • 3 years in business
Guadalupe R.
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I was trying to sell my house for months and when I thought about foreclosure. Chris sold it in 2 days.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
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I would definitely recommend Borys! This was not my first selling of a home but was the first time I really felt the agent knew his business. He came to initial meeting with very helpful information and explained his process in a way that definitely showed his expertise in real estate. Super responsive as if you are his only client! Friendly and professional. Thanks for helping me sell my house!

  • 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.

Anthony A.
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Robbin goes above and beyond what the average realtor does. She cares about her clients and it shows in her work. Her passion to make a house someone's home is such a gift, and to consider anyone else for their home hinting needs seems a waste. I would recommend Robbin to anyone.

  • 11 years in business
Dimitrios T.
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Worked together with Bill Dafnis to create his Real Estate Website. Bill was very easy to work with. He very knowledgeable in his industry and made our experience working together very smooth. I definitely recommend Bill as a Realtor.

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Superior service with a consultave approach to making informed decisions.

  • 4 years in business
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Real Estate. Simplified. My clients come first!

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I'm a residential and commercial real estate specialist in Chicagoland with over 37 years of sales, marketing, and contract negotiation experience. I'm a licensed real estate broker in Illinois; I was first licensed in 1973 and joined RE/MAX in 1987. I currently hold the title of broker. Membership/Affiliation: - NAR - Member of National Association Of Realtors - IAR - Illinois Association Of Realtors - MORE - Member of Mainstreet Organization Of Realtors - RE/MAX Action Buying or selling? Talk "TOoMEy".

  • 2 years in business
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Realtor with Great Western Properties serving Fox Valley and surrounding areas. Assisting in purchasing and selling property.

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I am an experienced Realtor focusing on customer service and market knowledge. I assist first-time homeowners all the way to vacation homes. I specialize in the Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine counties.

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I do real estate buying or selling and residential and commercial property management. I help out with all of their real estate needs; I have over 24 years of experience.

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The best realtor in Hinsdale. The best choice for expert designed home renovations that will maximize your profits.

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I am a skilled professional who always puts clients interests first. I have many years of experience in the industry and have a passion for helping people achieve their real estate goals. Responsiveness, professionalism and integrity are extremely important to me.

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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.

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Our team will surpass the expectations of our clients by providing superior, unparalleled customer service and delivering maximized real estate asset value. We will uphold that ideal and gain the long-term respect and trust of our clients, suppliers and partner vendors by fulfilling these promises every day. Our goal as a full-time staff of highly trained real estate professionals is to grow our business into the most successful residential real estate team in Northern Illinois. A dynamic work environment, ongoing training, performance-based recognition and individual opportunity for advancement ensure that our employees and ultimately, our business, will continue to grow and succeed.

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I am delighted to give an explanation of what I do. Perhaps, the best way to describe it is with a quick story. Jeff and Karen, after a long agonizing journey of time and events had finally got their late mother's home ready to find a new owner. Bill and Anne, a young married couple who were living with family members were looking for the perfect home in the perfect location to start their family. The buyers came to me with high anticipation that I can help them after being referred to me by someone we knew. We determined exactly what their specific criteria was and then set out to find it. It was my pleasure to help both the buyer and the seller through the overwhelming process of overseeing the team of 43 professionals involved to complete their respective job to get to closing. And that's what I do - I make dreams come true. I'm a real estate consultant. I serve Kendall County, Illinois.

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Stevens Realtor Group has been helping the residents of Chicagoland to find homes for over a decade. We specialize in finding homes in Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Deer Park, Long Grove, Kildeer and all surrounding communities.

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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