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Schenectady Real Estate Agents

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Advanced Property Management
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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John did an excellent job cleaning out our estate property. He was thorough, cleaned up after completing the work and was quite reasonable. I highly recommend John in helping with any type of removal!

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...

    • 16 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Linda M.
    Verified review

    Rising star upon initial meeting. By far, the most enthusiastic agent on earth!

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

      Mike is an amazing real estate professional who worked tirelessly to help our family find the home of our dreams! He is one of a kind. Highly recommend him!

      • 5 years in business
      David R.
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      My spouse and I are first time home buyers and Julie has gone tirelessly above and beyond the typical experience to help us find a home. Our situation is by no means typical; and together we have experienced some absolutely bizarre situations, but she has matched this challenge with equal measure at every step of the journey.

      Tonya V.
      Verified review

      Teryl is extremely good at her job and made the selling/buying process very easy!

      Green River Real Estate
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 15 years in business
      Ana Cristina V.
      Verified review

      I like that he is very knowledgeable and honest. He always does what is right for his clients. He got me an excellent deal on a single family home. It was a foreclosure and needed some work and he helped me with that too. I love my new home. He got for me exactly what I was looking for. I am very happy here!

      About

      We are a residential real estate brokerage, offering expert marketing services for over 28 years. We offer buyer and seller representation and are new construction specialists, serving the Capital region and the Adirondacks. Signature Homes Realty is a boutique-style brokerage, providing superior one-on-one customer service at a higher level, with each associate full-time and professional. Each customer receives ongoing communication and feedback. No one is ever turned over to an assistant; you can rely on sound advice backed by years of experience and a solid understanding of the real estate market. Experience matters, and so do you!

      • 3 years in business
      About

      Staged Nest Real Estate is a full service boutique real estate firm that offers complimentary home staging to all of our seller clients. We also love to work with buyers! Already have a Realtor but need staging to help get you prepared for photos and showings? We provide this service as well! We also offer home staging including furniture and accessories. Please inquire about your specific needs and we can customize a package just for you!

      About

      We offer full-service real estate brokerage. We are also offering property management and investment consultation. We are serving Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery counties.

      About

      If you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate in Saratoga County and the Greater Capital District, I can help!

      About

      McNeary Realty is a full-service real estate agency in Saratoga Springs, NY, with over 50 years of helping people buy, rent and sell their real estate in Saratoga County and beyond. Whether you are looking for a rental or something to buy or sell, our team of agents can offer you personalized service for your real estate needs.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      Newell Real Estate Group is a local full - service real estate company. We offer customized marketing plans and commission packages. Using the newest and best technology and insight to get you to closing.

      About

      No-hassle, well-informed, quick response, plus wide range of mobile/paperless tools and great network of experienced professionals with low fees (e.g. attorneys, mortgage brokers, home inspectors)

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      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.

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      Our agency is a full service company. With over 40+ years of real estate experience call and let us help you with your real estate needs. Tax Grievance, property appraisal for estate settlements, a divorce or sale. Looking to sale, buy or build? We can help. Land development residential or commercial property. Call us to help

      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

      Lisa Alden grew up in and currently resides in Saratoga County. Lisa's love for the Adirondacks and its property shows in her work. Lisa is a mother of two small children-- one of which attends Saratoga Schools. She has been in the real estate industry for 10 years, starting in real estate finance. Lisa has held several top-executive-level positions within the real estate finance field. This vast knowledge of the finance end of real estate is one of attributes that sets Lisa apart from other agents. She has extensive knowledge of the financial aspect, which makes for a very smooth process and closing. Unstable financing is a main cause for a failed closing. Lisa brings to the table a level of service that can't be matched. She goes above and beyond; while other agents just do what she calls the "3 Ps" of real estate: put your listing on MLS, put a sign in front and pray for a buyer. Lisa brings two more "Ps" to the table: prospecting for buyers and price watching. Lisa has been trained by the best program in the country for business prospecting. Lisa's dedication and true love for real estate are what keep her successful.

      About

      We work with clients looking for both investment properties and properties they'd like to live in.

      About

      I look forward to helping buyers and sellers with their homes. I get great satisfaction in providing excellent service to my clients.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      Real Estate: Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga NY

      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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