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Lyon Property Management
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
James E.
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Lyon has proven to be a vital resource to help scale my Real Estate investments. I've been able to fully transition all the day to day operations to them which has freed me up to search for more investment property. I can not praise them enough for the high level of service they have provided.

Coco Property Management
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
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Pietro was very persistent, and worked very hard to get our house sold. He communicated with us throughout the entire process and kept us Informed with all the information. I highly recommend Pietro for any real estate services!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andy L.
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Kyle has been managing properties for my family for approximately 9 years. He has done an excellent job for us. Urgent repairs and maintenance are taken care of immediately. He also responds immediately to any questions or requests that we may have. Kyle has great judgement on what needs to be done and when/if he needs our input. He has great knowledge of real estate market environment and does due diligence by requesting for multiple quotes for repair/maintenance work. I highly recommend him as a property manager.

  • 6 years in business
Phi P.
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Lou and I started working together back in March and not until November we had our closing. Lou has the highest level of patience and professionalism. It is very easy to lose patience in this type of market but Lou was always there to keep me on track. We are first time home buyer and Lou was being very helpful with everything and was able to recommend other services (mortgage lender, closing attorney), all of which I used and was also happy with. Lou was very detail with his work and always seems to have time for me with questions and willing to work late at night to make sure an offer would be submitted timely. Through many months of searching and bidding and with Lou's guidance we are now living in our dream home. I strongly recommend Lou as a buyer agent. I'm sure I'll be reaching to him as well if there's a day I need a seller agent.

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robin F.
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Kathie Palm has all the qualities we were looking for in a real estate agent. She is professional, honest, easy to work with and above all, calm!

Bonnie M.
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As a first-time home buyer, I needed a realtor who could hold my hand through the entire process. Gretchen could not have been a better choice! She was responsive, patient, and knowledgeable...truly giving me the support I needed. As a result, I had a very positive experience (and purchased a home in under 2 months!) While you can't guarantee that kind of fast result all the time, having a realtor you feel you can trust and depend on makes all the difference in the process.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
W m B.
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Mary shepherded my entire house purchasing process, from price negotiations, getting permits, financing and all closing actions. I was impressed with her attention to detail to insure my best interests were first and foremost in this process. I was throughly satisfied with the entire transaction. l will use her again for all my future real estate business.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald K.
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KRG Staff are very attentive helped me straighten out the problems i had managing my properties in a very short time.

Real Estate Agent
5.0
from 1 review
    Charlie J.
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    I wanted someone who was knowledgeable and resilient. She'll help you buy or sell your house at the right price.?

    Majestic Real Estate
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Sidney D.
    Verified review

    Manny and his staff at Majestic Realty are very professional and where always available at any time of the day to answer any questions I had. They made my real estate experience very special. I would recommend them to anybody. Thank you Manny for all your help......Sidney

    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Luis D.
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    Great, I'll recommend them to anyone that I know......

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are an estate liquidation company. We handle every sale with the upmost care and respect

    About

    Is there anything more difficult than moving? It could be finding the right person to guide you through the process. Being a full-time licensed realtor, it is my full commitment to serve my clients professionally and promptly. I work on your preferred schedule and take heed to your wishes, wants, and needs. While working hard to find you your home and/or sell your existing home, I will deal with you respectfully, honestly, and with the maximum professionalism without ever feeling pressured.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    The Keynotes Realty Group takes a different approach to luxury real estate -- one that is built on personal touches and positive results. As part of one of the nation's largest real estate companies, we specialize in helping buyers and sellers navigate the real estate transaction process from start to finish. We offer a unique professional service for all your real estate needs, from getting your home sold to helping you find the perfect one in less time and with less hassle. The vast majority of our business comes from client referrals. Therefore, we firmly believe that our success as real estate brokers is based on our clients' satisfaction, before, during and after the transaction. We pride ourselves in having the most comprehensive and up-to-date real estate data and market research available, and we are happy to share that knowledge with you, so you can make informed decisions. When it comes to closing a deal, we have the negotiating skills and experience to get you the best possible results.

    About

    Are you interested in selling your property? Answer the free market assessment and learn what your home is worth. Are you at the early stages of selling or buying a new home? Then, review our extremely useful selling and buying tips. Don't know what you can afford? Check out today's rates and compute your monthly payments with our mortgage calculator.

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    I can represent you as a buyer or as a seller of residential properties. I can refer you to similar real estate agents in any part of the country. We have programs for military personnel and senior citizens, and are very good with both first time and experienced buyers and sellers.

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    COVELLE & COHEN Greater Boston Real Estate believes in thinking differently by challenging the status quo through creative and enticing strategies allowing sellers to make money and buyers to save money. The COVELLE & COHEN Greater Boston Real Estate Team, founded by Erica Covelle, CEO/Realtor, & Mike Cohen, COO/Broker, of RE/MAX Leading Edge distinguish themselves by providing personalized, responsive and dedicated service of the highest caliber. With tenure and experience coupled with talent and originality, they are a team of TOP AGENTS offering an exclusive WHITE GLOVE SERVICE. With over 25 years of combined experience, The COVELLE & COHEN Greater Boston Real Estate Team has been responsible for over $230 million dollars worth of SOLD properties. COVELLE & COHEN is nationally supported by RE/MAX Leading Edge, a leader in the industry. They offer extensive resources that include global counterparts in over 100+ countries, providing the perfect platform to support any real estate endeavors. In an image-driven society, COVELLE & COHEN creates the image that drives the sale, selling 800% more than your average agent.

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    We are a local real estate team powered by the world's largest real estate company. What does that mean to you? You will not only receive professional, individualized service but will also get the power of Coldwell Banker, marketing and supporting your real estate transaction.

    About

    We serve southeastern Massachusetts and deal with all real estate transactions including residential sales/rentals (single family, multi-family, condos) commercial sales/leases, and land sales. Our focus is on educating our clients, regardless if they are a buyer or seller. This is to make them become knowledgeable and at ease in the process involved.

    About

    I am an award winning Real Estate Pro. I work with buyers/sellers to achieve their Real Estate goals. My specialty area are first time home buyers, move up buyers/sellers, and last time home sellers. My previous accounting background allows me to help clients navigate tough financial situations especially selling short sales.

    About

    We Provide a One Stop Solution for all Property needs... We work closly with our customers and provide written proposals for all work. We are insured, experienced Professionals. Call and schedule your FREE Estimate Today.

    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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