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  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Bert P.
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Steven recently completed a home inspection for us. He spent 4 1/2 hours combing through every aspect of the home. He pointed out the good things as well as the areas needing work. It was great that he let me follow him around during the inspection so that I could ask questions. A few hours after the inspection, we received a comprehensive report in our email. Our real estate agent was floored that he gave us such a detailed report so quickly. The best part is the peace of mind. I'm confident that we have an accurate assessment of the home's condition and I don't have to worry about major issues cropping up after the closing. Thanks Steven!

EntraFinancial
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline M.
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I needed a appraisal for an estate. Showing the property was very difficult for me. He was very professional and accommodating. I received the appraisal on time as promised.

David S.
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Karen is the hardest working real estate professional I have ever met.She will not stop until the job is done.

Brian Wilkeson
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Safiyyah S.
Verified review

Brian came out next day and had the report ready in a day! Much faster than many quotes and faster than what he quoted us. My landlord (whom we are buying the house from) was formerly in real estate and said that the report was fair and accurate. Highly recommend Brian's services!

Jill C.
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My husband and I were lucky enough to meet Dave at a random open house. We were not currently working with an agent and felt an instant connection with Dave, there was a genuineness about him that made us feel very comfortable. At our first meeting, we knew we made the right decision. Dave really showed an interest in getting to know us as people, not just clients. We felt that we had gained not only a real estate agent, but also a friend. Over the next several months, Dave was very patient in showing us houses (even some houses several times). Dave was very honest with us, and as a result, we felt we could be honest and upfront with him. Dave worked very hard for us before, during and after we purchased our home. We couldn't have been more pleased with Dave and our experience. We still have an excellent relationship with Dave and would strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent. My husband and I often talk about how thankful we are we decided to go to that open house. Buying a house can often be a stressful thing, but Dave made it enjoyable and we looked forward to all of our house hunting trips!

Vanessa H.
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I cannot say enough great things about Valerie. Professional, market savvy, and a awesome negotiator. Valerie comes with my highest recommendation.

Paul Palermo Real Estate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David J.
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This gentleman is very knowledgeable in his field. Going into this with no knowledge we have learned so much from him, not only is he professional but is all about you and your wants and needs. He drives to make sure your satisfied first. We are so glad to have met him and have him represent us. He is an A+++ realty agent

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My services entail giving my clients, whether buyers or sellers, my full attention since I have been a full-time associate broker for 34 years. My special skills include listening to my clients, communication with them, getting the buyers and sellers to the closing table and follow up after the sale. The one thing customers love about my work is that I can be reached any time. If they do leave a message, I call them back immediately. Get a townhome within your means.

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As a real estate professional, I offer buyer and seller services to my clients. What I do are as follows: * I help all types of buyers (first time, move up/down, and investors) to find their ideal property and guide them through the entire process, from start to finish. * I help home sellers to price their homes correctly in the market, while netting them the most profit and effectively marketing their property to prospective buyers.

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I am an independent real estate agent, working for Prudential Preferred Realty. My background is customer service, and I pride myself in giving the best service possible. I take listings and help clients find the home of their dreams. I love my job and take every transaction as if it were my own.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a real estate broker. I specialize in the sale and listing of residential homes in Western PA. This includes luxury homes, new construction, existing homes, investments and foreclosures. If you want an expert, then you need to consider me to represent you in your real estate transaction. I work hard to get results for my clients.

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I have 35 years of experience in real estate marketing and new home design and construction. I specialized in single family and condominium developments.

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We provide residential and commercial real estate sales and rental services, representing property owners, as well as buyers.

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We provide real estate appraisals for commercial and residential clients. We perform appraisals for tax assessment, divorce and bankruptcy.

  • 8 years in business
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Simplicity Settlements, LLC is in a class of its own. We take pride in work and have outstanding customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable employees are always ready to help with questions or problems. We have flexible hours, a convenient location and competitive rates.

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I am a property management REO and property preservation specialist. I am also a real estate broker and manager in Western Pa.

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I have an Internet retail, real estate and odd jobs businesses. I provide individuals all over the country with any needs and wants for everyday life. I am also waiting on funding approval for my real estate division and also provide any services to local consumers for part-time odd jobs that they may have.

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I'm a Professional Realtor in a Full Service \Agency

  • 23 years in business
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I am a real estate agent who specializes in working with buyers. I love to help both investors and families looking for the perfect home or investment.

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In Amore managed communities, each unit has a unique style. You can choose your unit size, from studio, townhouse, or spacious one, two or three bedrooms.

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I listen to my customers and work with them to provide options that are best for their situation.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

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.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

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.

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