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Browse these realtors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gary.

Polina P
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
Verified review

Polina is honest , hardworking , Always looks for the best deals for her customers. Anything I wanted she was able to help me with. I’ve had an excellent experience with her, she treated me like a family member would. Amazing , professional, kind and friendly!

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.

Kimberly Neill
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Adam M.
Verified review

Kimberly is a fantastic realtor! She keeps in contact through the entire process, she's hilarious, yet very knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend to my friends and family!

  • 4 years in business
Robert M.
Verified review

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.

Bobby Roberts
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike E.
Verified review

In my opinion I couldn't have found a better realtor. He handled every aspect of the sale( which sold above asking price ) of my deceased mothers house. This guy is a regular real estate vampire...

Afrim F.
Verified review

My wife and I had an excellent experience with our realtor, Jay. His knowledge, expertise, and most importantly, communication was top notch. He went above and beyond to make the process of selling my home a breeze. When the time came to purchase our next home we had no doubt that Jay will deliver by getting us a good deal with his negotiating skills. He always made himself available. I definitely recommend him and will use him for all my real estate purchases.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul Z.
Verified review

Doug has been a great realtor, and far less pushy than what I've experienced with realtors in the past. A refreshing change. So good in fact, that I gave his name to my son (who previously listed his home two years ago with another realtor, and had no luck selling). Doug worked with my son to list his house, and successfully handled both sale and purchase of new home. I highly recommend Doug for your RE needs.

Emerson Tonon Realtor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Dennis H.
Verified review

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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa C.
Verified review

I needed assistance in purchasing my first home. I came across Mr. Trujillo after a couple of failed attempts with other Realtors. When we met to discuss my housing needs and what I was looking for, I knew I had found the right Realtor for me. Mr. Trujillo answered all of my questions and guided me through the home buying process; which put my mind at ease. I definitely would recommend him to everyone I come across. Even though I wasn't purchasing a million dollar home, Mr. Trujillo gave me the service of someone that was. Thank you very much. Teresa C.

Gershon Draiman, Realtor
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Dimitry M.
    Verified review

    I always believe the client’s needs and concerns are my number one priority. My mandate is to work with their best interest in mind – all the time. I am a dedicated and committed broker who consistently goes above and beyond for my customers. My knowledge of the area and the business make me an ideal choice for helping with all your real estate needs. I will be there from the beginning to the end of the process and will happily help you open the door to your new home. I have been living in Chicago for over 15 years and have been involved with local real estate, full time, for over 10 years. I have successfully worked with out-of-town clients as well as local, traditional sales as well as estate sales and foreclosures, investors and homeowners. We engaged Gershon in September 2016 to rent out our house starting in November. We needed to find tenants quickly because we were relocating out of the country, and we weren’t very confident in our ability to get our preferred rental rate since November is an off-peak period for rentals. Gershon was extremely positive and confident from the beginning. He made the case for actually asking a higher price than we initially wanted. He was very well prepared, showing us comps that rented quickly and backed up his suggestion of a higher price. His suggested marketing strategy reflected familiarity with the market in our neighborhood. His plan was to market both using traditional real estate marketing tools (MLS, etc), as well as targeted marketing for the demographic by posting the listing in all the neighborhood public spaces. While the thought of posting signs did occur to us, Gershon’s involvement made it much easier since he took care of the logistics of these postings himself. Once we engaged Gershon, he was extremely on-point. He was able to set up a photoshoot of the house right away, and did it in such a way that it was minimally disruptive to us. All the aspects of his listing, both hardcopy and digital were produced in a highly professional fashion. In addition to MLS and flyer posting in synagogues which we’ve discussed, he also aggressively marketed our house on social media. As a result of all these, Gershon was able to find us very suitable tenants, who agreed to full rate within 2 weeks of listing the property. Once we decided to move forward with these tenants, Gershon continued to help, explaining the nuances of the process and making sure everything goes smoothly. This was greatly helpful as we are first-time landlords. Throughout the whole process, Gershon was extremely easy to reach and responsive. We were extremely pleased both with his professionalism throughout the process and with the results, and would enthusiastically choose to use him in the future.

    Chevette Birgans
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Jenae W.
      Verified review

      Chevette was really helpful throughout the entire house hunting process. She made sure that we looked at houses that fit my needs and my wants, and she was very patient. She explained the process and made sure that I was comfortable with the next steps. She very hand-on and personable! Loved having her as an agent.

      remax Synergy
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Debbie C.
        Verified review

        Jack is a very experienced/professional realtor and has helped out many family and friends over the past years. His knowledge of the real estate industry is above and beyond helpful in pricing homes for sale or making an offer to purchase. Jack will stay in contact with you during the process and will guide you in making the right decision in today's real estate market. I highly recommend Jack for all of your real estate needs.

        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        David N.
        Verified review

        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.

        Joanna Krzepkowska Realtor
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 19 years in business
        Maciej M.
        Verified review

        Great realtor. Helped me get the perfect apartment. She made the whole process easy and smooth!

        Re/Max Signature Homes
        2.7
        from 3 reviews
        • 4 years in business
        • 5 hires on Thumbtack
        Alicia A.
        Verified review

        Hisham is a dedicated and aggressive professional. He has been very active with getting our home ready and listing it.

        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.

        • 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.

        Anna McCrerey
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Roberto D.
          Verified review

          Anna is the best realtor that I have met. She can understand very well your needs, she is very trustable and available. I couldn't find better realtor. I reccomend her for your real estate needs.

          Steve Meyer - REALTOR

          New To Thumbtack

            About

            Steve has lived in many of Chicago's fabulous neighborhoods for 15 years. He brings his experience in mortgages and construction to the real estate transaction and making sure his clients are not only making a great financial decision but also finding the perfect home.

            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

            I am a skilled professional who always puts clients interests first. I have many years of experience in the industry and have a passion for helping people achieve their real estate goals. Responsiveness, professionalism and integrity are extremely important to me.

            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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