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  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff E.
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When I needed to sell my house I really didn’t know where or how to get started. I got some referrals for several agents. All 3 came out to my home and gave me quotes for what they would list my house. Matt happened to appraise my house the highest but was the only one that seemed to really be thorough, ask questions and care. I ended up asking Matt to put the house on the market. Honestly I was a little nervous because his appraisal was much higher than the other two realtors. But he was right! It had almost a full price offer in less than 24 hours! I was shocked. On top of that he helped us through the entire process and was wonderful. Also, every time I called he was availabile which was really nice.

  • 5 years in business
Bonnie P.
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Melissa is an excellent realtor! She sold our house in only 9 days! She came over and gave us feedback on making our house more presentable for buyers. She did an open house and helped us through the process of accepting an offer. Her communication skills are also excellent! She was always available by phone, text or email to answer any questions or concerns we had night or day. She helped us find our dream home and walked us through the process of buying it.

The Local Agents @ United
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Anna R.
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First time buying my own house and I was so unsure of what to do, when to do it, and how to understand the local real estate market that has inventory flying off the market constantly. Paul was responsive, responsible, realistic, grounded, aware of the local scene. I can’t say enough good things about Paul and I will never use another realtor! Plus, he was kind enough to help us plant the two trees in this picture because they were WAY heavier than we anticipated...

Brittany S.
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Stephanie Kelemen was a great realtor. She was most helpful during this entire process as it was my first time buying a house. She was trusting and I always felt she had my best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her to others and I would most definitely work with her in the future.

Red Edge Realty
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    Crystal N.
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    She is very thoughtful and takes the customers concerns to heart. I've worked with Realtors in the past who want to show you homes outside the budget range but Kandy is just the opposite making sure you do not stretch yourself to thin.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Top Rated Realtor in Lexington. Excellent Service, Prompt Communication A relator that is willing to sweat and get wet on your behalf!

    Lizette Realty

    New To Thumbtack

    • 9 years in business
    About

    Lizette Realty is real estate social media marketing. Light years ahead of just the MLS or a website. Our referral networks: Facebook, Activerain, Localism, Twitter, Linkedin, Kentuckyology and, Blog N Kentucky.

    About

    I assist clients in buying and/or selling a home. I specialize in residential, multi-family properties and farms. I offer "Designed to Sell", Complimentary Home Staging! Call me today for details! Sell a Home When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Consult on Home Selling Tactics With my professional experience in Interior Design I can offer complimentary staging and selling tactics for my clients! Often times buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast. Buy a Home Trusted resource for answers about the process Expertise about neighborhood features Ability to target home searches Strong negotiation skills Support through the closing and beyond

    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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