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REMAX Platinum
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Mike N.
    Verified review

    Mary truly is marvelous! She has gone above and beyond assisting me to sell my condo by helping me to properly stage the unit and she is always available for questions no matter how simple they may seem. I interviewed a couple different realtors before selecting Mary, and thus far, I am confident I have made the right decision!

    Livingston Lifestyles
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Eddie M.
    Verified review

    Rachele never missed an appointment, or was late regardless of the weather and we had some tough weather days. Even when the main office was closed due to snow Rachele still conducted the showings we scheduled. A real trooper who knows the business and understnad customer service! The best

    Real Estate Agent
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Sean M.
    Verified review

    Fast, hardworking Realtor. Closed on our house in almost a month. Bright future ahead of him. Keep up the hard work. Highly recommend.

    • 13 years in business
    Keith B.
    Verified review

    It's as if Alicia Banks could have read my mind. I expressed what I were looking for in a home and she found exactly that. She is very professional, knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout my process of buying my first home. I look forward to working with Alicia on the next home buying experience and so. Job well done!

    The Dolinski Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Peter F.
    Verified review

    As first-time home buyers, my wife and I were very unsure of the process and hesitant to get into something we knew very little about, but with Alex at the wheel he has helped us understand the process on a global scale but also the intricacies that come along with each individual component of buying a home. Additionally, he has made the process fun and informative. He always asked the right questions to help determine what we expect from a home without putting us in a binary position of yes/no to any specific feature as a need/want. Furthermore, Alex's passion as a realtor is unquestionably at his core. He knows the process, the strategies, the approaches, the techniques, the ins and outs, and he is thrilled by it at every stage. During several outings, Alex always took the time to make sure we understood the finer points of the process and made sure to explain the things that might be confusing. One time, after informing him that we didn't know much about the process, Alex brought us to several homes just so we could learn about what types of features we like. At another home, my wife and I quickly became enamored with the house as a space without considering the potential issues, but Alex was there to point out some of the potential concerns that we had overlooked. Alex's concern is for his clients and it has alleviated any and all fears my wife and I had about buying a home.

    Ian M.
    Verified review

    Kristi and her husband helped my girlfriend and I find a home this past July. As a member if the Michigan Army National Guard I was looking for a realtor well versed in VA loans, Kristi definitely knew her stuff. She made the entire process easy and explained things to me along the way. I would highly recommend her to ANYONE looking for a home.

    About

    I pride myself in being an advocate for client and listening to their needs. Real estate is my passion and I love helping people accomplish their goals.

    About

    Personal service with no pressure. Consistent communication is my specialty. I love to help people get to where they want to be by offering professional assistance in buying or selling their home.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    Having a passion in real estate, I value each of my clients. Listing, Purchasing, or Leasing. I work continuously with each individual involved in the process to make the real estate transaction sail smoothly for my client. I enjoy working with all types of properties. Each home is different and requires a personal step by step process to give each client there best value. I also enjoy to guide clients to feel less stressed during each process so they can have a pleasant transaction.

    About

    Dedicated, detailed and professional services are provided! We work with clients towards the sale or purchase of homes, condos, and vacant land.

    About

    I mainly sell REO/Bank foreclosures, short sales, and standard real estate (arm's length transaction). I have been selling for the past 6 years, and love what I do! What I like most about my job is that everyday is different, I get to meet new people, and I love seeing new and old homes.

    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 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'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 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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