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Janesville Real Estate Agents

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  • 8 years in business
Corey O.
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Laura helped us buy our first home, and I couldn't be happier w/ the result! The thing that I appreciated most while working w/ Laura is that I truly believe she cared about us (her clients) and that we find the perfect home. If you want a realtor that is also friendly, hard-working, thorough, and responsive, then Laura is the one for you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dean S.
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Incredible experience. Will refer to anybody with an interest in real estate.


I am an experienced Realtor focusing on customer service and market knowledge. I assist first-time homeowners all the way to vacation homes. I specialize in the Kenosha, Walworth, and Racine counties.


Southeastern Wisconsin's number one, Flat Fee is an MLS and full-service real estate company with over $750 million in total sales.


I'm a top-selling agent in Illinois and Wisconsin. I do real estate sales in Winnebago, Boone County, IL. I also do sales in Rock County, Wisconsin. I'm a member of RAAR, MRAD, Rock-Green and Freeport MLS. I have over 45 years as an agent in Illinois and Wisconsin. I'm GRI, CRS, and SFA certified and has a degree in appraisal.

  • 10 years in business

Rock Realty is a brokerage that specializes in bank-owned foreclosures, short sales, BPOs and REO listings in the Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin area. This may involve finding a first-time home buyer the perfect home or negotiating a short sale for a homeowner in need. The WI real estate agents of Rock Realty are here to aid you with your real estate needs, whatever it is you are looking for!


We are an elite real estate agency servicing Illinois and Wisconsin. We strive on being the best and believe in treating our clients the way we want to be treated. No project is too small or too large. We understand that we are only successful if our clients' needs are fulfilled. We provide a true service and are using new methods with classic methodology. Call us today!


My understanding of excellent client services stems from my more than 15 years in the sales/service industry. From my experience in inside sales to hospitality profit solutions, I respect the need for a distinctive real estate representation. Today, as a realtor specializing in the McHenry County market, I couldn't ask for a better job, and I'm excited to work in an area with so many great opportunities. Growing up and living in the Crystal Lake, IL, area my entire life, every day I gain a greater appreciation for what the McHenry County area has to offer.


Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate provides expert commercial real estate agent matchmaking services. If you need retail, office, industrial or other types of commercial space, we can match you with the perfect commercial real estate broker. Need to sell or lease your commercial real estate property? We have commercial real estate agents for that too.

  • 68 years in business

Chilton Real Estate proudly serves the needs of home buyers looking for Lake Summerset real estate and for buyers and sellers looking for real estate in and around Durand, Illinois. Our office has been successfully helping real estate buyers and sellers since 1952. Specializing in Lake Summerset real estate, we have real estate professionals located between two offices to better assist you with all of your real estate needs. Our office is located in the heart of Durand, in the downtown square. The services we offer include the following: * Real Estate Rental Services * Home Sales * Property Searching Services * Farm Sales * Apartment Locating * Home Sales Assistance * Consultations * Property Sales * Home Loan Assistance * Home Buying Assistance * Seller Consultations * Leasing Services * Property Management and Maintenance Services * Property Tours


There are three necessities in life that we need to survive. Food, water, and shelter. Real Estate has become a passion for me and client satisfaction is critical in every transaction. Listening to the clients' needs is number one. Integrity and trust are key components of customer relationships.


My work stands out from other Realtors, because I am dedicated to my clients. I have outstanding customer service, and I believe in Follow Up. I keep my clients informed at all times about any property they are listing with me, or a property that come up on the market for sale. I also offer special discounts for Military, Police, Fire, and Teacher employees.


Model R Real Estate Services offers great customer service, a flat fee placement rate, and fast, quality maintenance.


I have been in the real estate business for 26 years and have personally done rehabs, built homes, condos, duplexes and of course, listed and sold residential, commercial, lots, condos and duplexes in a 10-county area. Obviously, I have dealt mostly in Waukesha (where I live) and Milwaukee Counties. My vast experience helps my customers and clients when buying and selling.


We offer full-service, independent real estate brokerage, servicing Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities. If you're looking for a Madison Realtor, talk to Jolenta Averill, broker/owner of Lake & City Homes Realty.


Buying, selling or building, give me a call! We are licensed in the State of Wisconsin since 2000 selling in Dane County. We are also the top producer in residential real estate sales since 2002, specializing in residential, new construction, vacation and condo homes and vacant land. If you are thinking of making a move, give me a call. I would love to help move into your next home.


Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, you are in the capable hands of Wisconsin's finest agents. As highly motivated professionals, we are organized and dedicated to fulfilling the needs of our clients. Our approach to relationships is based on integrity and service. We listen carefully to our client's needs and counsel them on real estate matters by providing market knowledge, thoroughness in handling details, and close communication. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their dream by providing a personal touch to every aspect of the transaction from your first meeting until after close. You can expect from us expert attention to detail in addressing your real estate needs. We strongly believe that we can offer all our clients an outstanding level of service insuring you a pleasant and smooth transaction. As full time real estate professionals we are committed to excellence. We put our experience, and knowledge to work for out clients and we get results. . Choosing the right agent can make all the difference.


We are your no-BS real estate firm in McHenry County. We offer world-class customer service for residential, commercial and investment properties.


I have been in real estate sales since 1992 and real estate appraisals since 2001. You may call me anytime; I'll make your dreams come true.


We offer home purchases and sales in Algonquin, Illinois and surrounding areas. Our firm is an established and respected residential real estate services company, with a team of professionals who have helped shape the Algonquin real estate market and know every corner. You can trust our expertise to tackle even the most complex of residential real estate needs.


We are an elite real estate agency servicing Illinois and Wisconsin. We strive on being the best and believe in treating our clients the way we want to be treated. No project is too small or too large. We understand that we are only successful if our clients' needs are fulfilled. We provide a true service and are using new methods with classic methodology. Call us today!

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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