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Level of Detail Construction
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Damien E.
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This guy is the real deal. Quoted me less than one fifth of what some other crook quoted me for some plumbing and got the job done at the exact price he quoted and in the time frame he promised. He's honest, very personable and truly a pro. His work is great too. I'll have him back for sure as he will be my new "go to" guy! Thanks Brian!

Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 88 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie R.
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I'm a real estate agent and helped my client hire Tom for a home inspection. He was prompt, very thorough and professional. His rate was very reasonable and my client had her full inspection report immediately.

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Emerson Home Inspection
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula B.
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Emerson is a good home inspector and he also is a real estate broker. I will be using him again in the future!

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany P.
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Really impressed with Don's report and gave a very detailed response for our home. Real pleasure and appreciated his help.

Bresnahan LTD
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
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Great work, real problem solvers. Friendly fast real pro. No need to look elsewhere.

Home Detectives
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Dave did my home inspection for a condominium in Hoffman Estates and did a wonderful job. He is very detailed oriented and his report covered everything from going on the roof, to dating the furnace, to checking for mold and moisture, and even checking every outlet to make sure they work properly. Outstanding Job, you cannot go wrong.

Tritan Plumbing
4.1
from 51 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
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My only issue was that I would be called about 30 minutes before they got to my house so I could leave work to get there. They called from my driveway. They were very professional and got the job done quickly.

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry B.
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Bruce was very courteous and knowledgeable about the entire situation. He was able to point out several items in my inspection in a way I could understand. But the thing I liked most about Bruce, was how responsive he was to both texts and phone calls. He even complete my inspection report the very next day! Thank you for everything, you were a real value.

Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diana M.
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Andrew and his team are extremely responsive and always have your best interest in mind! I have seen the work they do and it is impressive. I highly recommend using them for any of your real estate needs!

Kimberly Neill
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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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
Vic M.
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Exceeded expectations. Very informative on my real estate issues and concerns. Will definately work with Jeff in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Molly did an awesome job staging my most recent Logan Square listing - and it sold in the first week! She was quick to respond, priced well and very easy to work with. Her eye for design is great - NOT your typical generic furniture - Molly has style! :) Photographed well and showed like a dream...highly recommend!

Andel Appraisals
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lou P.
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    Working with Andel Appraisals has been a real pleasure. When I needed a fast real estate appraisal for my home they delivered! They were also very quick to get back to me when I had questions on the appraisal. Ray Anderson was very knowledgable and professional. I have also talked to Ray with real estate questions from time to time and he's always very helpful. I will use Andel Appraisals again for any future appraisals should he need arise.

    • 26 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    La S.
    Verified review

    He was available and on time with appointment and final report. I would work with him again and send referrals.

    Taji Clark Real Estate
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    Tom W.
    Verified review

    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.
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    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.
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      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

      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 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

      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.

      • 48 years in business
      About

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

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a home inspection?

      A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

      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.

      How do you find a good home inspector?

      A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

      If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.