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Northbrook Real Estate Agents

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Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jan Z.
Verified review

Impressed with the knowledge and response to any questions asked. I would definitely recommend Stoll Real Estate to anyone looking to either buy or sell real estate. A refreshing find!

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.
Verified review

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
Susan H.
Verified review

Molly, herself, was flexible and accommodating during the processes of setting up and moving out. Her furnishings and materials were quality, her ideas stylish, and her understanding of showing off spaces was good. There was a fun flare to some of the things she did that was quiet enough to not offend and yet positive enough to create good feelings in potential buyers.

  • 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.

Laura W.
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Jeff was great at helping me find my perfect home.

Jeff Matyszka Real estate
5.0
from 1 review
    Alex R.
    Verified review

    Jeff helped us sell our home in a little under 30 days! We really appreciated his honesty and dependability! If you want to sell your home Jeff is you guy!

    Sue N.
    Verified review

    Anne Marie was an absolute pleasure to work with. We sold our house and purchased a house using her. I might add it was a very difficult and unique transaction with a rent back situation. She was always working for us!!! We would absolutely use her again!

    • 11 years in business
    Dimitrios T.
    Verified review

    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.

    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.

    About

    Get Chicago real estate listings from Chicago's #1 real estate brokerage firm. @properties is dedicated to bringing you updated real estate information, so you can turn your dream home into a reality! We can tell you that we became the #1 Chicago real estate brokerage in only eight years, because we did. We can tell you that @properties has invested millions to ensure that we stay on the leading edge of technology and marketing, because we have. We can also tell you that our agents are held to a higher standard of service, professionalism, and performance than any other brokerage in the business, because they are. We can tell you all of that. But what matters most is that you experience it. In short, we make it our goal to provide you with expert, caring, and candid advice throughout one of the most important transactions you will ever make. That is our commitment to you. It is a commitment we deliver on every transaction we make, one that supports our continued success. Your complete satisfaction is our priority, one that we are continually dedicated to. For us, it is simple; we just won't accept anything less.

    About

    We offer real estate appraisal services including residential and small income properties. We are also real estate brokers. We have over 45 years of service in Northwest Indiana including Lake, Porter, Newton and Starke Counties. Our turnaround time is usually 2 days. We also do assessment appeals, estates and expert witness testimony. Appraisers include Bob Falcone and Michael Falcone. We pride ourselves in providing a great service, and we are FHA approved.

    About

    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.

    About

    We are a real estate firm specializing in real estate sales, rentals and leasing in the Greater Chicagoland area.

    About

    After attending the University of Minnesota to obtain a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, I spent nine years progressing through HR leadership roles in several Fortune 500 companies before joining Best Chicago Properties. My ability to connect with people at all levels of the organization, understand their needs, and negotiate creative solutions to meet those needs, allowed me to progress very quickly in the corporate world, and I'm now utilizing those same skills to help clients with their real estate needs. During my corporate years, I relocated five times (twice to Chicago), and grew to understand how critical it was to have someone who knew the city I was moving to and help me navigate the challenges of finding that perfect place to call home. Since moving back to Chicago four years ago, I've really enjoyed re-familiarizing myself with the diverse neighborhoods that Chicago has to offer and have been effectively using that knowledge to help my clients find their next home and sell or lease their properties. If you're a buyer, seller, landlord, or tenant, I will strive to provide exceptional knowledge, integrity, and dedication in meeting your real estate needs. Thanks very much, and I look forward to working with you!

    About

    I am a certified real estate appraiser who has been appraising for over 28 years in the Chicagoland area.

    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

    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.

    About

    Communication with my clients is unparalleled and a major contribution to my clients' success in real estate.

    • 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 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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