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Dean Bisconti-Re/Max
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian V.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
Robert M.
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Kathy is one of the nicest realtor I've met. Very friendly and kind she knows her job and does it very well . .She always responded to my texts and questions promptly , Being disabled and needing help getting into houses we looked at she was right there offering a hand helping. I highly recommend her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erik F.
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Chicagoland Realty Group has been managing our investment property for years. They are true experts in their field, and a pleasure to do business with.

  • 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

David Cochran Realtor
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Vida M.
    Verified review

    David is very professional and knowledgeable regarding the market area. He provides sound, quality guidance to assist you through the process. I would not hesitate to refer him to friends, colleagues and family. David's experience and personable nature proved to be an invaluable resource to me in dealing with my real estate needs.

    • 17 years in business
    Tammie B.
    Verified review

    Eddie had me looking at 5 to 6 houses at a time until I found the right house for me. He worked day and night for me and was determined to find that "one" for me. He listened to me on what i was looking for and stuck with it. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor, he did an exceptional job! I have been living in my house for 2 years now and love every minute of it. Thank you Eddie!

    john greene Realtor
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 42 years in business
    Joe A.
    Verified review

    April was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She helped me to sell my home and purchase a new home. Her experience shined to make it an enjoyable experience. I have been recommending April to all my friends and family.

    Margila K.
    Verified review

    Karolina is by far the best realtor we have dealt with. She is professional informative and we trusted her. We had meeting with several other realtors but chose her because she cares and knows what a big investment a home is and helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Thanks again for every day and all phone calls I will be spready the word.

    About

    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".

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Real Estate. Simplified. My clients come first!

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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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    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.

    • 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.

    About

    I provide the following services: ~ Residential Realtor ~ Certified Relocation Consultant ~ Certified Fine Homes Consultant ~ Managing Broker I've been a Realtor since 1999, coming from the advertising and marketing industry where I helped market builders and real estate database advertising systems. Today, I love helping people move on to a new life, whether that means selling their current home or finding the right one.

    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

    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.

    About

    Since 1996, Patty Shupp has been a full-time Realtor serving Kane, DuPage and Will Counties for all residential real estate needs. Whether a first time buyer, a move up, or downsizing buyer and seller, she has a proven tract record. You can expect a true professional with the experience and results to help you achieve the real estate goals you deserve. Call today, and let her experience go to work for you!

    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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