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Top 10 Real Estate Agents near Springfield, MO

2. Paramount Realty
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  • Serves Springfield, MO
"Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Notary Make Yourself At Home Business Philosophy – I will get your home sold faster and more efficiently with less hassle than any other Realtor. Period. I will not only help you find that perfect place to call home but will help you navigate through the buying process making sure you are comfortable and educated along the way. I want to be your realtor for life, not just one transaction. I strive for 100% satisfaction and to be that one resource that any buyer or seller would not hesitate recommending. Education and Training – -- Licensed Realtor in the State of Missouri, Graduate of Lifetime Learning Real Estate School -- BA in Journalism and Communications (Roosevelt University Chicago) -- Licensed Notary Public Areas of Expertise – Having been on both sides of the buyer and selling process both for personal, investment and as a professional, I am dedicated to serving each client as if they were my only client. I approach every "deal" with the same enthusiasm, and professionalism as if it was my first. I can assist you with any buying or selling needs in: -- Pre-existing homes -- Luxury Market -- Relocation -- New Home Construction -- First-time Home Buyers -- Investment -- Empty-nesters -- Lot/Land Community Involvement – One of my deeply rooted beliefs is "You get what you give!" I have always been active in my community no matter where I lived: Illinois, Alaska, Colorado or Missouri. Spoken Languages: English and Russian"
4. The Kody Sold My home team
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  • 5 years in business
  • Serves Springfield, MO
"When it comes to a real estate transaction the right agent can make or break the sale. When you choose to work with me you receive the expertise of a life long resident with nearly four years of market experience. There is no communicating between different team members whether you're looking to buy or sell I will be your Agent 100% of the time, every step of the way. Services I offer Find Your Next Home I know the Springfield market like the back of my hand. When you're ready to make a move we will start with an in person consultation to really discover all of your wants, needs and desires. As a buyer's agent I offer a highly involved service that includes Automated searches (see the right home the instant it hits the market) previewed properties (no wasted time driving all the way to disqualifying properties). During the entire process I offer the option to go paperless or handle all of the paperwork in person. Selling a Home When it comes to selling a home getting top dollar requires getting everything right the first time! We will start with a pre-listing consultation where we will find the right price, maximize your properties showing potential and develop a custom marketing plan that will get the home sold on time and for the right price. Ask about my 150 point marketing strategy. For Sale By Owner Services Selling the home on your own ? No problem, many individuals choose to go FSBO. When selling yourself it's important to know the values in your neighborhood, increase curb appeal and have a succession plan. I offer these services all at no cost to you. Have all of your questions about the market and process answered with no high pressure sales gimmick."

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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 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.

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.

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