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Billy OBrien

222 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
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Billy O'Brien is a realtor with Century 21 Award's Anaheim, California office. He and his team offer assistance to current and future residents looking to buy, sell, or rent properties in the counties of Anaheim, Fullerton, and Orange. With over five years of realty experience, Mr. O'Brien understands how complex each of these processes can be and, along with his team, is ready and willing to guide customers through each step to acquiring or selling a home.

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5.0 / 5 (8)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Bryan Cruz

2300 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
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Bryan Cruz is a licensed realtor serving property sellers and buyers in Anaheim. Operating under Realty One Group-West, Bryan deals with single- and multi-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and lots. He assists sellers with property marketing, showings, and home value reporting. His listings include virtual tours, large photos, and Google maps with street views to engage potential buyers. Bryan also connects buyers with loan officers to help them get pre-approved for home loans. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors.

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4.5 / 5 (57)

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Candy Chatchaiyan

2300 E. Katella Ave. Suite 175, Anaheim, CA 92806
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Candy Chatchaiyan is an Anaheim-based agent affiliated with Realty ONE Group West. She guides clients in the process of purchasing residential properties, utilizing her knowledge of various communities such as Corona, Riverside, and Palos Verdes. She also attends to the home buying needs of residents in Covina, Perris, and Anaheim Hills. A home valuation tool on her website allows clients to gain information on their property's value, neighborhood trends, and homes in the area recently sold.

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Cathy Cheng

19765 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
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Cathy Cheng is the owner and CEO of CC Royal Realty, a real estate firm that has served clients in and around the Rowland Heights, California, area since 2000. She assists buyers and sellers of large and small single-family residences, fixer-uppers, mansions, and land. Ms. Cheng extends her experience and professionalism to all who seek her assistance, whether they are clients who know exactly what they are looking for or are just beginning their search.

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Christian Fuentes

618 N. Diamond Bar Blvd Diamond Bar, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
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Christian Fuentes is the co-owner of RE/MAX Top Producers in Diamond Bar, California. He also has RE/MAX offices in Brea and Chino. Mr. Fuentes has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He works with residential buyers and sellers and assists investors looking to add real estate to their portfolios. Mr. Fuentes places a priority on customer service and was ranked in the top 10 RE/MAX teams in California or Hawaii from 2012 to 2017.

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4.0 / 5 (11)
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4.3 / 5 (6)

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Edie Israel

21580 Yorba Linda Blvd Ste 200, Yorba Linda, CA 92887
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Edie Israel and her small team have over a decade of experience facilitating residential real estate transactions in Orange County, California, generally focusing on those wishing to sell. Each client receives a personalized marketing plan incorporating social media (including YouTube and Instagram) and targeted advertisements. Ms. Israel has been named to the Top 100 Prudential Agents in 2009, 2012, and 2013 and is a Certified Residential Specialist and Senior Real Estate Specialist.

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Erin Williamson

8028 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808
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Erin Williamson is a Realtor with over 25 years of experience serving Orange County, Corona, and parts of Los Angeles County, California. She focuses on marketing luxury homes, exhibiting their grandeur through professional photography, drone videography, and custom home websites. Ms. Williamson has significant experience in the local market, leading a team that has closed over 1,000 transactions with over $1 billion in sales. She promotes properties globally through Christies International, Luxury Portfolio, and Juwai.com in China.

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5.0 / 5 (39)
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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Impact Properties

Anaheim, CA
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Impact Properties serves Anaheim and its neighboring communities, assisting and guiding buyers and sellers through their real estate transactions. It provides sellers with property evaluations to determine the pricing strategy for their listing and advertises their property on social media sites like Facebook. Its agents also cater to buyers, offering services ranging from lender recommendations to compiling neighborhood reports detailing factors like local schools and walk scores. The Orange County Register featured Impact Properties in an article about its expansion to different states.

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James Festini

18206 Imperial Hwy # 101, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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James Festini is a Realtor with over 28 years of experience serving Orange County and surrounding areas. James is 100% Client focused and a market specialist offering clients a personalized marketing plan with professional photography, drone videography, custom home websites, incorporating social media(featured on Youtube and Instagram) with targeted advertisements. James promotes properties Internationally through eXp's global reach across 19 countries and territories. James' extensive experience in the field makes him a sought-after professional trainer and motivational speaker, plus he produces a syndicated podcast. He keeps current with industry forecasts by attending seminars and classes.

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4.7 / 5 (11)

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Jennifer Almeida-Gelles

1038 West Bastanchury Rd. #127, Fullerton, CA 92835
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Jennifer Almeida-Gelles is a real estate broker associated with the JAG Realty Group who has over 15 years of experience providing residential real estate services to clients across Southern California. She specializes in real estate investors, including home flippers. She also has experience working with the court system to sell property put into probate, including providing cleaning, renovation, and eviction services. Ms. Almeida-Gelles strives to make the buying and selling process as straightforward as possible for her clients.

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Leo & Sandra

2300 East Katella Avenue #175, Anaheim, CA 92806
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Leo & Sandra is an Anaheim-based firm that guides individuals and families during home buying, selling, or rental procedures. Its real estate team provides a list of residential, commercial, and rental properties on its website that clients can browse through before making important decisions. It also answers various client inquiries regarding real estate matters, such as credit, income, and affordability issues. One of the firm's principal team members, Leo Garcia, has a background in mortgage and property flipping.

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5.0 / 5 (8)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Mahesh Mike Patel

8028 S Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
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Mahesh Mike Patel is a full-service real estate agent with over two decades of experience as a Realtor in Anaheim and Anaheim Hills. Through First Team Real Estate and Christie's International Real Estate, Mr. Patel uses his experience to guide customers through the process of buying and selling luxury homes in the North Orange County area. Mr. Patel excels at communication and negotiation, using these skills to ensure that customers receive the best deal.

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4.8 / 5 (49)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Meghan Shigo

222 S Harbor Blvd Ste 530, Anaheim, CA 92805
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Meghan Shigo is a Realtor associated with Century 21 Award, serving residential clients in Anaheim, California, and the surrounding neighborhoods. She has experience developing extensive marketing and sales plans to help homes sell for their maximum values. Additionally, she has experience dealing with historic homes and handling property in the Anaheim Historic Districts. Ms. Shigo is a member of the Anaheim Historic Society and National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an Accredited Buyer Representative.

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4.9 / 5 (67)
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5.0 / 5 (48)

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Meridox Real Estate and Mortgage - Orange County

8175 East Kaiser Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92808
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Meridox Real Estate & Mortgage - Orange County is a family-owned brokerage firm servicing the Anaheim community since 2007. It handles a wide range of real estate, mortgage, and direct lender needs for residential and commercial properties. Its website features a variety of property listings across the communities it services. The firm's team of real estate agents also provides home staging services for sellers who want to make their homes more appealing for buyers. Different furniture pieces and accessories are organized to highlight the unique features of the property.

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5.0 / 5 (42)
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Raj Qsar

3385 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92823
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Raj Qsar is the CEO and owner of The Boutique, a real estate firm catering to clients in Orange County, and Los Angeles, California. He focuses his efforts on marketing luxury residential properties by utilizing expert cinematography, professional staging, and social media to get the best price possible for every home sold. Mr. Qsar was awarded the Real Estate Influencer of the Year award by Inman News in 2017, among other rewards recognizing his firm's innovative sales techniques.

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RE/MAX NEW DIMENSION

1820 E 1st St Ste 240, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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The Adame Group is a real estate agency that serves clients in Anaheim and the surrounding areas. It guides sellers, buyers, and investors through the real estate process. Its agents identify upgrades that may help increase the value of residential properties, including the replacement of outdated light fixtures. Edgar Adame, who serves as the team leader of RE/MAX New Dimension, has been buying and selling homes for more than 25 years. His team, which includes Spanish-speaking and Vietnamese-speaking agents, sold more than 2,125 homes.

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4.9 / 5 (79)
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5.0 / 5 (68)

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Rise Mortgage & Real Estate

1475 S. State College Blvd Ste 100, Anaheim, CA 92806
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Rise Mortgage & Real Estate caters to clients in Anaheim and the surrounding localities. The company supports individuals, families, and investors who are looking to purchase homes or properties throughout the buying process. Its real estate agents assist buyers with property search, mortgage application, home inspection and appraisal, and contract closing. The team also supports homeowners who are planning to sell their properties. The company is a certified Equal Housing Opportunity provider. It also operates an office in San Diego.

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5.0 / 5 (22)
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4.7 / 5 (13)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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The Adame Group

1820 E 1st street, Suite 240, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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The Adame Group is a real estate brokerage firm serving residents in Anaheim. Its Realtors help investors and first-time homebuyers find the right residential property for their needs. They assist sellers in listing and marketing their homes to attract prospective clients and handle the necessary paperwork. The firm utilizes map search technologies and mobile apps to help them find specific properties with ease. Founder Edgar Adame carries over 25 years of experience in handling real estate purchase and sale transactions.

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The Franco Team

11461 Rosecrans Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650
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The Franco Team is a realty group that serves clients of Centerpointe Real Estate within Anaheim. Its team, which has two decades of combined industry experience, offers and evaluates property listings for sale or lease from platforms like Trulia and Redfin for prospective homebuyers. It also advertises homes and properties for sale through email and open house marketing, and advertisements on multiple listing services. In addition, it provides consultations for clients who seek lenders for VHA and FA loans, as well as adjustable-rate mortgages.

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The Geronsins Real Estate Group

5500 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Suite 150, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
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The Geronsins Real Estate Group is a family team that runs a boutique-style agency and caters to clients in Anaheim. Its team utilizes its knowledge of the marketplace and real estate law when assisting first-time and veteran buyers find properties. The agents use an integrated team system, which allows them to provide personalized service. They have been navigating diverse real estate markets for over 45 years. A member of the team, Carole Geronsin, is a luxury collection specialist with over four decades of experience.

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The Piana Team

160 N Riverview Dr, Anaheim, CA 92808
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The Piana Team consists of real estate agents serving clients in Anaheim. Its primary agent, Alex Piana, has been in the industry for over 15 years, addressing the needs of home sellers and buyers. He has closed hundreds of deals using his negotiation expertise and local knowledge. Piana works closely with buyers to determine their needs and requirements and find a home that fits their preferences. He represents sellers by marketing their homes using online platforms and printed materials.

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The Rosas Group

1100 E Orangethorpe Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
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The Rosas Group is a real estate company that serves Anaheim and the surrounding areas. Its team members provide sellers with market analysis and home valuation assistance. Among the properties they handle include single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, manufactured homes, and vacant land. They also advise clients on the best time to purchase, suggest upgrades for homes before they go on the market, and help identify prospective investment opportunities. Over 150 properties have been sold by the team.

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The Smith Team

1775 E Lincoln Ave #101, Anaheim, CA 92805
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The Smith Team is a group of real estate agents affiliated with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty. They help clients purchase and sell homes across Orange County, covering Anaheim and the surrounding locations. They also offer assistance for home buyers and sellers in the counties of San Bernardino and Western Riverside. Maricela Smith, one of the company's brokers, has been working in the real estate industry for over two decades. She is joined by Lucas Smith, who has over a decade of experience.

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Vicki Sommers

18431 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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Realtor Vicki Sommers, located in Anaheim, California, has over a decade-long history of handling residential real estate for buyers and sellers in Southern California. She has experience meeting the needs of first-time home buyers, families who are relocating, and experienced real estate investors, and she helps sellers get the best value out of their properties. Ms. Sommers, who is a certified relocation specialist, was named the #1 ERA Selling Agent for Southern California and has received the ERA Leader's Circle Award.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Real estate agents help property owners and clients who want to buy real property realize their goals. They offer services, guidance, oversight, and expertise regarding the legalities of real estate transactions.

Some common real estate agent tasks and services include listing homes, showing properties to prospective buyers, holding open houses, and negotiating property sales prices. Agents also find homes available for sale that meet their clients’ needs and desires. They explain the sales conditions and draw up transactional contracts.

Agents work with mortgage lenders, property appraisers, home inspectors, and other professionals in the field. Real estate agents can act as a liaison for their clients, explaining complicated legal processes while acting in their best interests; it may be getting the best price for a homeowner who’s selling or negotiating a lower sales price for a buyer. 

Are all real estate agents Realtors?

No. All real estate agents are not Realtors. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors. This membership allows these professionals to use this trademarked designation. But membership is not required to provide real estate services. Therefore, real estate agents who haven’t joined a NAR trade association are not Realtors.

How do real estate agents get paid?

Real estate agents are paid when they make a sale. Sales pay on a commission basis. Brokers and the agents who buy and sell properties receive a percentage of the total sales price. The brokers collect the commissions from the sales funds, then pay their agents a set percentage established by contract agreements.

What is a fair commission for a real estate agent?

The typical rate for residential sales is 5% to 6%. For example, a 6% commission on a house that sells for $400,000 is $24,000. Commercial property sales may pay up to 10% on commission. However, the agents split the total commission with the listing broker and the purchasing broker.

How do you pick a real estate agent?

Homeowners who want to sell their homes with the help of a real estate professional choose selling agents, also called listing agents. Aspiring home purchasers use the services of a buyer’s real estate agent. Some real estate agents work for both buyers and sellers, but they usually only represent one or the other at a time. The exception occurs in states that allow dual agency. This arrangement is not recommended.

Get referrals for a buyer’s or listing agent from friends, family, and coworkers, and do some online research. Then, interview agents at different real estate agencies before deciding. Ask about their experience, workload, specialties, commission rate, and marketing approach.

Do buyers pay commission to the real estate agent?

The commission that compensates real estate agents for their services is paid out of the final sales price. It’s the seller who delivers the funds in the end. Since those funds come from the money that the purchaser provides to acquire the home, it could be argued that ultimately, it’s the buyer that pays.

Can a felon become a real estate agent?

The laws and regulations that govern the real estate profession vary from state to state. So, while a felony may prevent someone from obtaining a real estate license in Arizona, an aspiring agent in Florida with a felony on their record is far more likely to get one. Many states allow real estate licensing for people with felonies on a case-by-case basis if the circumstances meet specific guidelines.

Can a real estate agent work without a broker?

Real estate agents may not work independently with homeowners and buyers to list, sell, or purchase homes. A real estate broker must provide oversight. But agents may become brokers after completing special training and/or academic courses and meeting state-specific broker licensing requirements. Though agents may need to work under a broker’s firm for a set period first.

Is it required to hire a real estate agent to sell a property?

In all 50 states and the District of Colombia, property owners may sell their real property without contracting with a real estate agent. These are “For Sale by Owner” arrangements. But many FSBOs eventually turn to an agent to sell their home or commercial property due to the legal complexities of real estate transactions.

How much do real estate agents make?

In May 2021, the average annual income for a U.S. real estate agent had reached $90,687. Agents working in markets with houses that sell for prices far higher than the national average may earn more. On the other hand, lower markets may generate smaller incomes. Sales frequency and commission rates and splits also impact earnings.

How do you become a real estate agent?

Real estate licensing requirements are state specific. But aspiring agents must attend classes to meet their state’s educational requirements. After completing their courses, they must pass an exam that tests both state and federal knowledge of real estate laws and regulations. They also need to find a broker to work under and pay various fees to gain a state license to practice real estate. 

How long does it take to become a real estate agent?

It’s possible to complete self-paced online real estate courses, take the exam, and receive a real estate license in as little as two to three months. But four to six months is a more realistic time frame. At a slower pace, the process typically takes no longer than a year.

How much do real estate agents make per sale?

That depends on many factors, including the commission rate, the agent's split with their broker, and the home's sales price. For example, the average sales price of a new house in the U.S. hit $408,800 in 2021. With a 6% sales commission, that equals $24,528. After splitting that with the listing agency and the sales agent’s broker, the agent may earn about $6,000 to $7,000 on that single sale. Pricier homes earn greater commissions.

How much money do the top earning real estate agents in the world make?

In the U.S., top earners make an average of about $80,000 to $112,000 annually in real estate markets in Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. For international agents in the U.S., the average annual real estate agent income is $77,264. Higher earners make nearly $140,000 each year. Some rare “star” agents earn half a million or more annually.

How many hours does the average real estate agent work per week?

Successful real estate agents put in full work weeks. A 40-hour commitment is typically necessary. Those hours are likely to include evenings and weekends. Most agents continue working those hours throughout their careers. They split their work hours between office hours, travel time, and time spent advertising and marketing, generating leads, and showing properties.

What are the best tools and technology for real estate agents to use?

Technology and tech tools are a huge part of a real estate agent’s profession. Customer relationship management tools are essential for quality customer service that attracts repeat and referral businesses. Other helpful tech tools include marketing apps, virtual 3D tours, and technology that assists with lead generation, transaction management, bookkeeping, and accounting. Even graphic design technology can be helpful, allowing clients to visualize their new homes.

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