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Advanced Property Management
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

John is my realtor. He helped me find an investment property and listed it for sale when I was ready. He always stayed in contact, was professional and knowledgeable. John helped me find what I was looking for and did not try to sell me on anything else. He also does property management and clean outs and has helped me on some of my other projects. I highly recommend him too my friends.

  • 10 years in business
Kim C.
Verified review

I have worked with Jean Singleton for years on different homes I have purchased and each time she just amazes me on her ability to help me find the right house but the most important thing is the way she connects with me, knows my feelings and is the most helpful person I have ever worked with in real-estate. She has helped me with finding everything I need including attorneys who are perfect for my needs. She has stood by me in the worse of times and the good and sees a project through to the end. She also tells the truth no matter what and I so appreciated that as well. She has helped me to buy a home and sell a home and her work ethic is the best, if you only work with one realtor in your lifetime it should always be Jean Singleton she is just the best and treats people the way she would want to be treated. I have been blessed to know her, Kim Coor

Madison Park Real Estate
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Paul G.
    Verified review

    Sam was an absolute gem of a find. Many realtors we had reached out to never got back to our messages which we found confusing until we found Sam. Her demeanor and positive professional attitude was such an awesome thing to have as she helped us through the process. The only thing I feel bad about is how often we bugged her because she was always there and never seemed to be bothered by it. I really hope if you're looking for a realtor you contact her as you will not be disappointed...

    PezziCloses, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Roger P.
      Verified review

      Couldn't ask for a better realtor. Top notch professionalism.

      Michelle S.
      Verified review

      Mr. Conway was very considerate and helpful. He worked with me to find my home and wouldn't settle less for my complete stratification. I found a house I fell completely in love with and he made it happen. He even found a mortgage company that would give me my loan. He kept in contact with me every step of the way and I always knew what was going on. I was never left in the dark. I highly suggest if you are looking for a realtor to go through him

      About

      I have owned and operated a certified, private day care out of my home for the past 16 years. I offer a small group, fun, loving, clean, non-smoking environment for your pumpkin(s) along with some fun learning activities, outside play and even rides on the local trolley! Most of my clients are from "word of mouth" and usually my pumpkin(s) stay with me until their 1st day of school. I hope to hear from you someday, and I would be happy to have your child at the Pumpkin Patch. Oh, of course, if you are interested in buying a home or looking to sell, I am the lady for that job too! I am also a real estate salesperson. Thank you. - Miss Lisa, or Sasa to the little ones

      About

      I represent buyers in real estate transactions in New York's Greater Capital Region, helping both buyers and sellers get what they want. I am a sharp negotiator and an effective communicator who you can rely on to keep you informed throughout the process. When you hire me, you're hiring someone who is backed by an outstanding real estate company in Malta and Saratoga Springs, NY, a boutique homegrown success story known as Pinnacle Realty. For buyers and renters, I dedicate myself to finding the best possible match to meet your criteria for your next home. I love my job, and I'm passionate about being the best I can be.

      About

      Enjoy stress-free real estate transactions. Have you purchased or sold real estate before? Are you a first-time home buyer? Are you concerned about the current market and/or the integrity of professionals in the real estate business? Rest assured, I have been helping clients in the Capital District buy and sell homes since 2005, and I have built my business by providing a professional, knowledgeable and courteous service to clients and customers throughout the entire sales process. Having assisted my clients in existing home sales as well as new construction and vacant land, I am well-rounded in a variety of real estate transactions. Being in business for a number of years, I have also built relationships with experts in related fields, such as mortgage professionals, attorneys, inspectors and more; so you can be sure you are in good hands every step of the way. I am sure to treat my clients and all parties involved in the transaction with polite and prompt care. Call me today for a stress-free real estate experience.

      About

      We specialize in the listing and sale of residential and multifamily homes, commercial real estate and land. Our Internet strategy is innovative and effective. Whether you are buying or selling, we are your locally owned Weichert affiliate.

      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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