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Olive Branch Residential Real Estate Agents

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Karen M.
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We used Tammy for the first time in the summer of 2002 when we moved back to the Memphis area. She is FIRST CLASS! Tammy is the best real estate advocate we have ever had and we have lived in 4 different states. She actually "listens" to her client and has an uncanny knack for finding just what the client is looking for. Her ability to price and prepare a home to sell is remarkable- FAST!!! We have used Tammy's expertise 4 times since we have lived here. She helped our oldest son and daughter in law purchase their first home and she also helped our youngest son seamlessly obtain his first home!! We highly recommend Tammy to all of our friends!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul Z.
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Jennifer and her staff are the most professional, most client oriented, and most knowledgeable professionals that I have worked with, and at 67 years old, we've done our share of buying and selling homes. You absolutely cannot find anyone who is better at knowing her marketplace and representing you,either as a buyer or seller. She simply gets you the best deal. You can tell Jennifer has a passion for her profession and it radiates throughout the firm. I She "tells it likes it is" is what I liked the most, and her word is her bond, which is hard to find in the real estate business.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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Ken Presley was fantastic to work with! We asked for 10-12 exterior photos of a strip center that we are attempting to sell, and he graciously took around 50 shots. His work for us was above and beyond what we asked for. We will definitely hire Ken again, if we have any further needs in the Memphis area.

Brenda Medling
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  • 8 years in business
Meredith M.
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Brenda was so personal working with me to sell my house. She found great prospective buyers and agents to have show the house. My house sold quickly too!! Working with Brenda was a joy! Thanks so much!!

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I sale real estate homes and land. I have the GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) and ABR ( Accredited Buyer Representive) designations. I am a member of the Million Dollar Club. I have been in the real estate business since 1996. Call Sam for your real estate needs.

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We are real estate brokers offering the following services: * Sales and Leasing * General Contracting * Property Management * Tenant Representation

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Whether you are a homeowner wanting to sell, an investor looking for the right opportunity or a buyer searching for that perfect home, I offer unsurpassed customer service and a high level of personal and professional commitment. I serve Shelby County and Fayette County.

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I am a licensed realtor who is ready to provide you with all of your real property needs and wants. Whether purchase or sale, I am sure to give you the updated information to ensure that you are able to make the wisest decision.

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Memphis Invest is a real estate investment firm providing turn-key, passive, cash-flow investment properties in Memphis, TN. Investing in cash-flow investment properties in Memphis has never been easier.

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I am a realtor. I locate investment properties, help with rehab if needed, lease the home for the investor and manage the property.

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We offer project planning, development and finance consulting services. We are construction and renovation consultants.

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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