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Debra Caprio

Los Angeles, CA
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Debra Carpio works with families and individuals in Los Angeles. She addresses the real estate concerns of people who want to purchase or market various types of residential spaces. She handles multi-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and manufactured homes with garage spaces, pools, fireplaces, and air conditioning and heating systems. The professional also provides home valuation solutions. Carpio uses her 35-year experience as a Southern California local to help clients navigate the complex and competitive local real estate market in the metro.

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

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Amalfi Estates

984 Monument St #105, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Since 1995, Amalfi Estates has been providing services to property buyers and sellers in Los Angeles and the surrounding cities. It offers clients a variety of properties, such as single-family homes, condominiums, duplexes, townhouses, and mobile homes. Its agents help clients with home trade-ins. The independent real estate company gives back to the community by giving a percentage of its commission to charities like Make-A-Wish, Wags and Walks, and the American Cancer Society. 

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5.0 / 5 (91)
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4.5 / 5 (59)
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5.0 / 5 (55)

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Brock & Lori

3020 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Brock & Lori offers real estate solutions to would-be buyers and sellers of property in Los Angeles. The team deals in transactions involving multi-unit residential income assets and mansions. These residences include modern-styled homes and Spanish-inspired houses. The firm is run by Brock and Lori Levine Harris. Brock has been a real estate broker and agent for close to two decades and has closed hundreds of contracts. Lori is a licensed lawyer who is experienced with negotiations.

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5.0 / 5 (97)
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3.9 / 5 (7)

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California Properties

448 S. Hill Street, Suite 815, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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California Properties is a real estate company in Los Angeles with licensed realtors. The sales agents determine property value and help clients decide on payment terms and financing methods. They also help negotiate prices and terms on behalf of either the seller or buyer. The company was started by Bruce Mulhearn in 1967 as a one-man operation in Bellflower, and it later grew into a full-size real estate company with 19 locations across Southern California.

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Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co.

531 Esplanade #307, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co. is an independently owned and operated brokerage firm that represents individuals interested in buying or selling residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles neighbors. As a Leverage Global Partners representative, it has access to international advertising platforms such as Mansion Global, Financial Times, NYTimes, PropGOLuxury, and WSJ. The company was established in 2019 by Dominic Labriola and Max Fitzgerald. Labriola began his real estate practice at 19 years old. His clientele includes medical, television, and technology professionals.

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4.4 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Dana Olmes Jeff Biebuyck Group

23500 Long Valley Rd, Hidden Hills, CA 91302
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Dana Olmes Jeff Biebuyck Group advises and represents buyers, sellers, and investors in the Los Angeles metro and the surrounding areas. Olmes and Biebuyck are Frontgate Real Estate agents who have over 40 years of combined industry experience, helping buyers with scouring the market for fitting properties, conducting property inspections and appraisals, and closing the deal. Likewise, sellers are assisted with home valuation, property marketing, and pricing negotiations. The agency routinely works with buyers and sellers of luxury homes.

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4.9 / 5 (64)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Flat Fee Service

13127 Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91331
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Flat Fee Service is a real estate firm based in Los Angeles. The company's real estate agent, Natalya Shcherbatyuk, creates customized promotional campaigns for residential and commercial properties. She is committed to providing full transparency throughout each transaction. She also offers comparative market analysis, broker's visit and pricing consultation, multiple listing services, as well as marketing and selling plans for each property. Natalya has over 30 years of experience as a real estate broker.

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Hilton & Hyland

257 North Cañon Drive 2nd Floor Reception, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Hilton & Hyland is a privately-held, independent boutique brokerage founded in 1993. Its agents serve sellers, local and international buyers, investors, and developers searching for luxury single-family residences, condominiums, land, and commercial properties in Los Angeles and neighboring cities. The real estate company is affiliated with Forbes Global Properties and Luxury Portfolio International. Hilton & Hyland gives back to the community by volunteering and donating to different organizations, such as Race4Good, Young Musicians Foundation, and Food On Foot.

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4.5 / 5 (57)

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Homes by Price + Hou

2115 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Homes by Price + Hou has been providing real estate services to clients in the Los Angeles area since 2004. Its agents help buyers by looking at the kind of home they need, then helping with getting pre-approval for a loan. They join clients in touring exclusive properties and help negotiate and close a deal. The company also assists sellers by listing their homes online. Founders Janice Hou and Scott Price have more than 15 years of combined experience in real estate.

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5.0 / 5 (232)

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Jagger Kroener

1300 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Jagger Kroener caters to first-time homebuyers, A-list celebrities and sellers in Los Angeles and nearby locations like the South Bay. He offers property search and valuation services to help clients find the right residential spaces suited to their needs: tear-downs, ocean front homes, modern new construction. Jagger Kroener has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine Realtor All-Star Edition and Ranks in the Top 500 Agents in CA per RealTrends. He also works in partnership with Lauren Forbes Group in Manhattan Beach.

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5.0 / 5 (33)

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Jennie Martin

439 N. Canon Drive Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Jennie Martin is a luxury real estate partner at Keller Williams Beverly Hills, serving the needs of home buyers and sellers in the Los Angeles area. She has been in the industry for over 16 years, carrying extensive transaction experience. Martin aims to represent the clients in their best interest by incorporating her resources and industry skills. She also directs home sellers to her website that contains a home evaluation tool to determine the value of their properties in the current market.

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Keri White

11777 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Keri White is a licensed real estate agent for The Agency, serving home buyers and sellers in Los Angeles. Keri deals with single detached homes and condominium units. She assists sellers by listing their properties in the local MLS, hosting open houses, and negotiating and closing deals. She guides home buyers on each step of the sale, including financing and property inspection. Keri has 15 years of experience. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and by the California Association of Realtors.

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5.0 / 5 (46)
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4.7 / 5 (41)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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L34 Group

5622 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
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L34 Group offers real estate services to vendors and purchasers of houses built in Los Angeles. The team represents sellers through the entire sales process, using skills in negotiations and marketing plus knowledge of market conditions to close contracts. It delivers inspection services to determine if there are any repairs needed. The group is led by Deirdre Salomone & Terry Saltzman, who focus on educating their clients on the procedures governing property transactions and how to market their assets.

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5.0 / 5 (51)
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4.7 / 5 (13)
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Laura Anderson

118 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Laura Anderson is a Realtor and the team leader of the Laura Anderson Group with Keller Williams Realty, assisting clients in the Los Angeles, California, metro area. Most of her deals involve single-family homes. She is a seniors real estate specialist, regularly assisting clients over 55 with real estate concerns, including relocation to independent or assisted living facilities, renovation, and listing their homes for sale, while focusing on their unique needs.

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4.8 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Pardee Properties

1524 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
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Founder and CEO of Pardee Properties, Tami Pardee has established dramatic new standards of success in real estate. She is the creator of a cutting-edge concierge brokerage model, using specialized teams to create life-changing client experiences in buying and selling homes. Call on us. Count on us. All signs lead to Pardee.

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4.5 / 5 (168)
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4.7 / 5 (75)
Google
4.4 / 5 (34)

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Parlar Realty Company

1800 Century Park East Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Parlar Realty Company provides real estate and mortgage services for home buyers and sellers throughout the Los Angeles area. This agency helps clients looking to sell their properties in getting their homes ready for listing. It helps them in pricing, marketing, and negotiating property sales, handling the complete process from contract drafting to closing. For home buyers, the agency offers home search assistance, automated search reports, and financing assistance. Broker/Realtor Wolf Vedat Parlar closes property sales within an average of 35 days.

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

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Phyllis Harb

2315 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA 91011
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Phyllis Harb is a Realtor and Team Leader of Harb & Co. for Coldwell Banker Hallmark Realtor who represents clients in the Los Angeles, California, metro area. She offers 30+ years of combined mortgage banking and real estate sales experience. Ms. Harb has numerous real estate designations and focuses primarily on the sale of residential properties, relocation services, probate and trust sales. She's also one of the top 5% of Realtors nationwide.

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5.0 / 5 (9)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Reali - Buy Before You Sell

Los Angeles, CA
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Reali advises and represents property buyers, sellers, and investors in the Los Angeles metro and the surrounding areas. The agency veers away from traditional real estate through its Buy Before You Sell concept, which assists customers who are buying and selling at the same time in finding and landing new houses quicker. Likewise, its Cash Offer program also helps clients acquire their dream homes without having to resort to double mortgages. The agency has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

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Sherri Noel

2701 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 140, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Sherri Noel is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty serving the Los Angeles, California, metro area since 2000. Most of her listings are residential properties and rentals in the multimillion-dollar range. Her primary areas served include Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Mar Vista, West Los Angeles, Venice, and Culver City, California. The Wall Street Journal previously recognized Ms. Noel's team as a top 250 real estate team in the United States.

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True Line Real Estate By Sierus Erdelyi

2999 Overland Ave., Suite 116, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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True Line Real Estate by Sierus Erdelyi is a group of more than 130 agents who assist home buyers and sellers in Los Angeles. They help clients find residential properties in the metro's neighborhoods, including Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Glendale, and Marina Del Ray. The real estate professionals also assist home sellers in the listing process, from the home valuation stage to property marketing. True Line Real Estate was established in 2012 by Sierus Erdelyi, a real estate attorney.

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4.8 / 5 (61)
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4.9 / 5 (30)

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Trust & Estate Realty

155 W. Washington, Ste Meze, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Trust & Estate Realty handles the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Los Angeles. It gives assistance to homebuyers, from helping them narrow down their search for properties in the area to educating them about home loans. This firm's real estate agents are also updated with the current market condition. They help sellers make informed decisions on how to maximize their home's value. Other services that Trust & Estate Realty offers include property preservation.

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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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