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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 90 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Antoine L.
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Mr. Wolf was outstanding to work with. He takes pride on his work and doesn't take shortcuts. I'm a real estate investor and I'm going to use him for all my projects.

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Emerson Home Inspection
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carter J.
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As a real estate agent, I'm always impressed with Mr. Emerson's professionalism and up to date gadget, his full inspection report came in within 24 hours, I will be highly recommend him in the future

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 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.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney Alexander H.
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Hello, I was recommended to a few home inspectors, but I wanted to take a look at what Thumbtack would offer me. I am so glad I decided to Hire through ThumbTack. The inspection provide by Mr Swanson was honest and accurate. I did a preliminary walk through and noted concerns that I had with the home and he addressed them without me having to bring it up. That is a pretty good indication that he knows his stuff. He did a THOROUGH job inspecting the home inside and outside. Good conversation during the process, explained things well, and provided a detailed inspection report the SAME DAY! His rate was well worth it! I would HIGHLY recommend his services for your real estate inspection needs!

Bresnahan LTD
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
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Great work, real problem solvers. Friendly fast real pro. No need to look elsewhere.

Tritan Plumbing
4.1
from 54 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 69 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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  • 45 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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Z.
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Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. Stoll Real Estate exceeded or expectations and worked with our needs to get exactly what we were looking for.

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug F.
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Joanne is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and caring full-time real estate agent. She has strong communication skills, negotation skills, understands the industry, and listens well. Joanne advocates for her clients and knows how to get the job done. I highly recommend her to buyers and sellers.

  • 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!

AmeriSafe Inspections
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jason was professional from start to finish. He responded quickly to my request, , he showed up on time, was thorough, knowledgeable, and navigated beautifully through some personality issues "on site." Lots of patience and pleasant personality in addition to doing his job so well. Also sent the report right away. Would definitely recommend!

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

About

I have a real estate inspection (unlicensed) construction and real estate background in both residential and commercial properties.

About

We are providing real estate services for selling, buying, investing and property management. Our group has 10 plus years of experience!

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

Newman Realty is a boutique family-run residential brokerage operating out of Downtown Chicago in the Fulton River District neighborhood. We specialize in buyer and seller representation, landlord and tenant representation, short sales, and foreclosures. What sets Newman Realty and its agents apart from the competition is our experience, knowledge, and results. Most importantly, it's our passion. Passion is that intangible quality that makes it impossible for us to accept anything less than 100% client satisfaction and makes it so we refuse to stop until every last option or possibility is exhausted. Simply stated, the word "average" isn't in our vocabulary, and that commitment to excellence will be the first thing you notice the second you sit down with anyone of our award-winning agents.

About

I provide real estate services -- buy, sell, rent, investment and commercial properties and manage.

About

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.

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 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'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.

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