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Wilkes Barre Real Estate Agents

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Jodi U.
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Craig is a super nice person .. super helpful and patient !

Nicole B.
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Melanie has impressed me with her professionalism and the level of courtesy and respect she showed me. She is always willing to spend the time to answer my questions and she responds quickly. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I highly recommend Melanie for her property management and real estate services.

Rita E.
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Excellent service! I would definitely use and refer again. Even though I have not met Deborah in person, she went over and beyond to help me rent my property. Excellent communication and follow-up; did not need to look for her and when I left a message, she was very prompt in returning calls or texting me. Thankyou again, Deborah! Appreciated so much.

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I buy, renovate, rent to own, and sell existing real estate. I offer repair and maintenance services, if needed.

  • 4 years in business
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I am a seasoned real estate agent with over 14 years of experience in selling and renting apartments in Manhattan and Boston. I do property management, and I'm also a certified event planner. I can help plan the small dinner parties or an elaborate event.

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We are a full-service real estate company. We are ranked top team in the Tri-state and number 15 out of all teams in the country by the Wall Street Journal. We are available around the clock to make sure that your home sale and purchase go flawlessly.

  • 24 years in business
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I've been a full time Realtor since 1994 and love working with buyers and sellers to help them achieve their real estate goals!

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As a real estate brokerage in the greater Pocono Mountains, we dedicate ourselves to providing the finest service available. Our top-notch team of agents and full-time support staff have the experience and the expertise you can rely on to make your real estate experience one you'll remember... for all the right reasons. It's the RE/MAX way! Outstanding agents, outstanding results, and experience are our edge. At RE/MAX of the Poconos, we pride ourselves on being experts in bringing home buyers and home sellers together throughout the greater Pocono area, and with a seasoned team of agents and support personnel, no one can serve our area better than us. We are located in the heart of Stroudsburg and fully staffed 7 days a week. Call us today for honest and professional advice on renting, buying or selling a home. Our full-time local agents are ready to serve all your real estate needs. RE/MAX of the Poconos is proud to be locally owned and operated.

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We have been a real estate office for over 50 years. We work with both sellers and buyers as well as short sales and foreclosures. Our territory includes Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Monroe and Carbon Counties. We also have a staff of certified residential appraisers. We have a team to handle foreclosures from BPO to closing, including, repairs, maintenance, etc. We currently work on both the Equator and Res Net platforms doing REO and short sales for Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Bank of New York, VA and various others.

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We offer Pennsylvania real estate services for home buyers and home sellers with free listings of homes for sale in Wayne County PA and Pike County PA, including Honesdale real estate, Hawley real estate and Lake Wallenpaupack homes for sale.

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I take pride in representing my clients in the highest and best way possible for them. i take the time that most don't to sit down and find out the individual needs of each of my clients and search the market for options that would best suite all of their needs.

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Professional and friendly service, with accounting and tax background, to help guide you through the mortgage and buying process, while locating the home of your desire. Pride myself in the matching of homes, purchasing or renting, with the client's wants and needs, while not exceeding their budget.

  • 5 years in business
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I serve my clients with the utmost respect. Their goals are my goals. I am relentless, experienced and always looking to make the most money for my clients. I look forward to working with you.

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I am a Realtor. I help clients buy and sell their homes throughout the Lehigh Valley. I work with first-time home buyers, military, estates, foreclosures, short sales and relocation.

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No nonsense real estate media for buyers and sellers.

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Donald James Ide is the son of James and Ida Ide of Exeter, He was born and raised in Luzerne County. After Graduating from Wyoming Area High School, Donnie then attended classes both local and in New York and New Jersey for Floral Design and then opened Ramblin' Rose Floral and Gift located in West Wyoming in 1994, after closing in 2004 Donald attended Wilkes-Barre Area Vo-Tech School and earned his LPN Degree, he worked at Wesley Village in Laflin for many years as both a Certified Nurses Aide and an GPN, until he decided to change directions in his life and went to work in the Administration Department of Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre. Donald then attended PA Real Estate Academy in Kingston where he became a PA Licensed Real Estate Professional and joined with Keller Williams Real Estate. Donald is a BOLD Graduate, 2015, 2016, CAPPING AGENT 2017 and "Multi Million Dollar Producer". This experience and extensive knowledge of the real estate market allow him to provide his clients with exceptional service.

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I specialize in representing my clients in the purchases and sales of single-family residences and income property within the areas of Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, Mount Pocono, Tannersville, Bushkill, Saylorsburg, Marshalls Creek, Bangor and more. I keep current of all transactions in these areas, and I'm also very knowledgeable with the local schools.

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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