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Rockford Real Estate Services

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Level of Detail Construction
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Damien E.
Verified review

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!

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany P.
Verified review

Really impressed with Don's report and gave a very detailed response for our home. Real pleasure and appreciated his help.

Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
Verified review

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!

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Patty knows about relocation! She moved from her native state of California to the Midwest in 1993. Most people wondered why! But she quickly adjusted to the snow and fell in love with the warmth of the people and her new community. She lived for 18 years in DuPage County and was active in her community as well as the Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board for 6 years and as President 2008. Currently she resides in Kane County. Patty's ultimate goal is to provide the best real estate experience to her clients. She works with both buyers and sellers of residential real estate.

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My business revolves around customer service and satisfaction. I enjoy every step of the buying and selling process. Whether your a first-time homebuyer or an investor, my mission is to provide outstanding service while focusing on long-term value. I would like to extend my tools to show you what is hot and new on the market. Third party vendors like Zillow are roughly a week delayed, so let me show you first.

  • 68 years in business
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Chilton Real Estate proudly serves the needs of home buyers looking for Lake Summerset real estate and for buyers and sellers looking for real estate in and around Durand, Illinois. Our office has been successfully helping real estate buyers and sellers since 1952. Specializing in Lake Summerset real estate, we have real estate professionals located between two offices to better assist you with all of your real estate needs. Our office is located in the heart of Durand, in the downtown square. The services we offer include the following: * Real Estate Rental Services * Home Sales * Property Searching Services * Farm Sales * Apartment Locating * Home Sales Assistance * Consultations * Property Sales * Home Loan Assistance * Home Buying Assistance * Seller Consultations * Leasing Services * Property Management and Maintenance Services * Property Tours

  • 10 years in business
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Rock Realty is a brokerage that specializes in bank-owned foreclosures, short sales, BPOs and REO listings in the Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin area. This may involve finding a first-time home buyer the perfect home or negotiating a short sale for a homeowner in need. The WI real estate agents of Rock Realty are here to aid you with your real estate needs, whatever it is you are looking for!

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My understanding of excellent client services stems from my more than 15 years in the sales/service industry. From my experience in inside sales to hospitality profit solutions, I respect the need for a distinctive real estate representation. Today, as a realtor specializing in the McHenry County market, I couldn't ask for a better job, and I'm excited to work in an area with so many great opportunities. Growing up and living in the Crystal Lake, IL, area my entire life, every day I gain a greater appreciation for what the McHenry County area has to offer.

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Corcoran has been buying, selling and managing properties, tenants and expenses for over 15 years. I am proud to be a commercial broker for such a sand out company that focuses on the tenant and client experience.

  • 10 years in business
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Royal Real Estate is a premier, full-service real estate brokerage in St. Charles, Illinois. Our professional realtors utilize proven, state-of-the-art marketing techniques and technology to bring your real estate to the marketplace. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service in the specialties of real estate consultation and education, representing home sellers, representing home buyers, luxury properties, condominiums and townhomes, waterfront homes, golf course homes, active adult communities, first-time home buyers, and move-up buyers and sellers. The Royal Team represents the Fox Valley and beyond including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, South Elgin, North Aurora, Aurora, Maple Park, Sugar Grove, and Campton Hills. The Royal Real Estate Team has an outstanding reputation for excellence in executing each real estate transaction, from initial client consultation to closing. We are dedicated to a high standard of customer service based on the needs of our clients with a long-standing reputation of integrity, honesty, and serving the best interest of the client.

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I have been appraising homes in the Cook, Kane, McHenry, Lake, Dupage and Will counties for 17 years. My experience ranges from normal-type properties to unique, high-end properties.

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Skyline Real Estate & Property Management offers an exceptionally competitive line of services to our clients. We work hard to deliver the highest levels of customer service and make the lives of our clients simpler. We are here to streamline the day to day undertakings, reduce the level of homeowner interaction all while simultaneously keeping them cognizant. As your real estate brokers, we are your fiduciary and make sure we achieve the greatest results for you. Whether you own a single-family home, a townhouse, or a portfolio of rental units for us to manage, we are well prepared and experienced. We are very dedicated and will work to consistently provide meticulous, property specific information and updates.

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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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Real estate is my bag. Whatever your situation, we can sit down and talk about your real estate needs. Are you thinking of making a move? Would you like to know more about short sales? Are you relocating? Are you wondering if you should refinance or make some home improvements? I've been representing sellers and buyers since 1984. I am always on the move for you, so you can move on!

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We offer home purchases and sales in Algonquin, Illinois and surrounding areas. Our firm is an established and respected residential real estate services company, with a team of professionals who have helped shape the Algonquin real estate market and know every corner. You can trust our expertise to tackle even the most complex of residential real estate needs.

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My name is Virginia MacFabe. I am a licensed real esatate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices in Illinois. I graduated from DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois in 2010 with a degree in Public Communications. There I was also a 4 year varsity athlete. Working in corporate sales for about three years after graduation was where I learned my passion for business development and solution sales. Common characteristics of my approach to working with any client is dedicating myself entirely to their needs, doing formal research, and bringing as many resources to the table as necessary to make the most discerning realty choice. I look forward to the opportunity to help evaluate housing, for real estate sales, lease to ownership arrangements and rentals.

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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.

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We are your no-BS real estate firm in McHenry County. We offer world-class customer service for residential, commercial and investment properties.

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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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I know this market very well. I have done hundreds of deals and I m confident I can deliver the result you need. Prior to my 15 years as a real estate broker, I was a real estate appraiser. For my clients looking to sell their property, I am able to help them accurately price their homes and get the money they deserve. More than other brokers, I have a complete understanding of the details necessary to properly analyze these investments.

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.

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 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 should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

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.

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