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Cari Hendricks

2014 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811
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Cari Hendricks is a Realtor, a broker associate, and a team leader for the Cari Hendricks Real Estate Group. She serves clients in the community of Elk Grove, providing professional guidance to first-time buyers and property investors. She offers real estate services to buyers and sellers of residential properties offering innovative insights and deploying marketing strategies. Cari Hendricks is committed to handling clients with a personalized approach, providing assistance and an array of options.

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Doug Stephan

8153 Elk Grove Blvd #20, Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Doug Stephan is a real estate representative for Crown Real Estate & Mortgage who handles residential sales transactions. He helps homebuyers in Elk Grove make informed decisions and save time and money by providing real estate information and resources and guiding them throughout the home buying process. In addition, Doug assists clients in selling their homes effectively by showcasing them and using strategic marketing. He is a Graduate Realtor Institute designee and an e-PRO certified by the NAR.

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5.0 / 5 (30)
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4.5 / 5 (4)

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Grounded

3409 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
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Grounded is a company that serves the Elk Grove metro with real estate services. One of the company's agents, Kimberly Peterson, specializes in residential real estate marketing. She helps individuals who need assistance in selling or purchasing a home and provides a property listing for prospective clients. She also guides clients throughout the inspection and escrow process. Peterson sees real estate transactions as an opportunity for every client to achieve their dream lifestyle. She has received recognition for offering the Most Thoughtful Client Care in 2019.

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5.0 / 5 (26)
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5.0 / 5 (20)

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Hanson’s Realty

9594 2nd Avenue #110, Elk Grove, CA 95624
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Hanson’s Realty is a family-owned business focusing on residential sales. Its agents help clients find, buy, or sell properties in Elk Grove and the surrounding areas. They assess their current needs and specific goals to formulate individualized home buying or selling plans. The team also helps owners prepare their property for sale to maximize their market value. Assistance for new manufactured house sales and mobile home resales are also available. Hanson’s Realty has been serving customers since the mid-1980s.

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4.7 / 5 (26)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Heidi Phong Real Estate Team

9105 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Heidi Phong leads a team of Elk Grove real estate experts specializing in speedy buying and selling services. They offer their market valuation, home staging, marketing, and negotiation expertise to sellers, neighborhood guidance or virtual tours, and representation to buyers. Heidi Phong's agency is well-connected to loan program officers who offer low down payments at very competitive rates. They also specialize in real estate investment, short sales, and REOs. Their office is open seven days a week.

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James Tan

9245 Laguna Springs Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95758
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James Tan, MBA is a Broker/Realtor at Bethany Real Estate and Investments, offering his expertise to the community of Elk Grove and surrounding areas. James has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate business as well as in venture and investments. He provides excellent service and guidance to buyers and investors. He offers a comprehensive turn key listing package for home sellers. His core principles are honesty and integrity and he always puts his clients' interest first.

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5.0 / 5 (10)

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M&M Real Estate

9008 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624
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M&M Real Estate is a family-owned and locally operated company that serves home buyers, investors, and sellers in Elk Grove and the surrounding areas. Its team of professionals provides services for residential real estate, commercial and bank-owned properties, short sales, and foreclosures. Other services it offers include property management. The company also extends its services to the neighborhoods of Rancho Murieta, Folsom, and Galt. M&M Real Estate has been in operation for more than two decades.

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4.6 / 5 (15)
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3.5 / 5 (8)

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Michelle Wong

9250 Laguna Springs Dr. Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Michelle Wong is a Keller Williams Realty agent serving home sellers and buyers in Elk Grove and the surrounding areas. She helps clients through the process of acquiring residential real estate and negotiating offers on their behalf. The broker also promotes properties for sale by listing them on websites such as Trulia and Zillow and tapping her network comprised of more than 170,000 associates nationwide. Michelle specializes in assisting clients who are relocating to the area from China.

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3.0 / 5 (2)

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Nathan Sherman

4215 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95822
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Nathan Sherman is a real estate agent helping clients with their home-seeking and home-selling needs in Elk Grove. He accidentally started his journey in the industry in 1994 when he turned his home into a rental. This had been his key to becoming familiar with the process when the number of his rentals grew. He then turned this passion into a career and became an agent. With a wider knowledge of the market, he is able to guide his clients through a great home hunting experience.

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5.0 / 5 (16)

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SkyWest

9381 E Stockton Blvd Ste 204, Elk Grove, CA 95624
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SkyWest Investment Group Inc. in Elk Grove offers property management, mortgage, and real estate services to clients in the area. It is an expert in acquisitions and dispositions of residential properties through its 19 licensed agents. Its other services include property location, listing, closing, home valuation, and loan application assistance. It also owns and manages apartments, office buildings, retail buildings, and new constructions for rent, lease, or investment. SkyWest has been in business since 1995.

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4.2 / 5 (22)
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4.0 / 5 (10)

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Steve Lederman

Sacramento, CA
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Steve Lederman is a real estate broker and owner of Your Advantage Realty focused on sellers in the Elk Grove metro and surrounding areas. He helps clients promote their properties and their salient features by arranging for full-service listings on high-traffic websites. His company understands the importance of marketing in the industry and accordingly provides exceptional professional photography to attract potential buyers. Other tools like colored flyers, yard signs, and detailed brochures are also on offer.

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Suneet Agarwal

550 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Suneet Agarwal is a real estate agent with Best Sac Homes Group, which services Sacramento County, including the city of Elk Grove. In addition to his 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, he is able to use his degree in business and information systems to assist his clients in the home buying or selling process. Prior to being an agent, Suneet worked as a mortgage sales manager and served as a coach for a real estate coaching company.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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TJ Thiara

9250 Laguna Springs Drive Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758
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TJ Thiara is a local area Realtor for a franchise of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., an independently owned and operated company. She provides services to both buyers and sellers in Elk Grove and the surrounding areas. The agent assists clients in avoiding foreclosures and finding properties that meet their requirements. She aims to help the local veterans community. TJ holds the designation of Certified Distressed Property Expert. She is a member of the Master's Club for the Sacramento region.

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Tom Gonsalves

5600 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
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Tom Gonsalves is a real estate professional and the current owner of the Gonsalves Real Estate Properties, a boutique local brokerage serving Elk Grove, Sacramento County, and the surrounding communities. The brokerage has been a family business run and managed by two generations, establishing itself as a local household name in the area. Tom Gonsalves is a real estate broker who has been working in the real estate industry since 2004, specializes in handling luxury properties in urban and rural areas all around Sacramento County.

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5.0 / 5 (58)
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4.5 / 5 (22)

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Zack Alber

1618 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
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Zack Alber is a real estate agent servicing the Elk Grove metro, providing assistance in buying or selling properties in the area. He has over 18 years of experience working in the industry and the locality. Back in 2016, he was ranked one of the Top 3 real estate agents in Sacramento. Armed with an aggressive marketing plan and good negotiation skills, Zack makes sure that his listings attract and get considered by potential buyers that would eventually lead to a sale.

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3.7 / 5 (3)

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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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