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Chad Basinger

16783 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
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Business Description

For over a decade, Chad Basinger has been helping home buyers and sellers across San Diego. He has experience managing real estate transactions virtually, using tools like staging apps and electronic signatures in operations. He provides reports on market trends that includes information on housing affordability. Basinger is the recipient of the San Diego Association of REALTOR'S Circle of Excellence Award. He holds multiple designations, including CPA and CFP. Before entering the real estate industry, he worked for over 10 years on Wall Street.

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4.7
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5.0 / 5 (34)
Realtor
5.0 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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AARE

12636 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
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AARE is a real estate agency providing services to San Diego. One of its agents, Gary Giffin, has been working in the industry for 15 years. He specializes in helping individuals find a home that fits their needs. These include second-story, condominiums, single-story, multi-family, and beach houses. He also assists clients who are looking for commercial properties, such as dental laboratories and offices spaces. Additionally, Gary Giffin has worked with Life Rolls On, Wounded Warrior Homes, and Uplift.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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4.0 / 5 (4)
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Alex DeLuna

2365 Northside Dr, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92108
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Alex DeLuna works as a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. He caters to the needs of his clients residing in the San Diego area, including Portuguese-speaking customers. DeLuna offers a comprehensive range of services, such as home financing, home warranty, insurance, property ownership transfer, and relocation solutions. Founded in 1985, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has since grown into nearly 60 offices with almost 3,000 sales associates. Some of its affiliates are The Escrow Firm and California Title Company.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (182)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (57)

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Burnz Fernandez

7676 Hazard Center Dr Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92108
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Burnz Fernandez is a real estate professional who caters to customers in the San Diego metro and the surrounding areas. He assists individuals who are buying new homes by helping them become aware of the current market trends in their area and see what homes are going under contract. He also serves clients who are selling different types of properties. These include condominiums, co-ops, lots and land, manufactured homes, multi-family residences, and townhouses. Fernandez is affiliated with Century 21 Award.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (31)
Realtor
4.9 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

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Buy SD

San Diego, CA
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Buy SD is a real estate firm that serves clients in San Diego. Its agents help buyers find ideal properties and join them in viewings. They also assist in negotiating contracts and closing deals. The company also helps sellers prepare their properties for sale, along with listing and marketing online. In addition, Buy SD has an app that allows clients to save searches, get notifications about listings, and check out high-definition photos of various properties.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (25)

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California Lending & Realty

3940 Hancock Street, Suite 109, San Diego, CA 92110
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California Lending & Realty offers real estate services to clients in the San Diego area. It helps buyers by studying their requirements and getting them pre-approved for a mortgage. It then finds suitable properties to inspect, helps negotiate a deal, and closes the sale. Sellers can ask the company to help with pricing a property and listing it online. Owner Michael Thomas grew up in the San Carlos neighborhood of the metro and has been a broker since 2003.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (19)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)

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Emma Lefkowitz

9474 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92126
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Emma Barron Lefkowitz has over 15 years of experience in the real estate market and is head Realtor of The Barron Team at Compass serving all of San Diego, California. She educates and assists buyers and sellers with all of their housing needs. Ms. Lefkowitz also offers financing and refinancing options for new and current homes. Her team is ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors within San Diego county. She speaks English and Hebrew.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (61)
Google
5.0 / 5 (49)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (30)

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Enriquez Group

2250 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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The Enriquez Group is a real estate agency serving the San Diego metro. Its real estate agents assist clients in the process of property buying. They provide buyer consultation, mortgage pre-approval, property search, negotiation, escrow inspections, and closing. When selling, the team conducts seller consultation, property prepping, advertising, active marketing, and escrow inspections and closing as well. The company maintains a KW App for clients to view property listings on any mobile device. The Enriquez Group supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (26)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (14)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

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Fisher Group

411 Camino del Rio S #300, San Diego, CA 92108
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The Fisher Group is a San Diego-based team of real estate agents affiliated with Tidal Realty. It offers sellers a program that recommends services that increase the value of their property, ranging from cosmetic renovations to staging services. Its agents also guide buyers throughout the transaction process, from initial consultation and pre-approval for mortgages to property inspections and closing. Lead agent Ryan Fisher has over five years of experience, with a focus on real estate transactions involving residential properties.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (14)

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Gabe Mendez Group

7676 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108
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Gabe Mendez Group is a real estate firm serving the San Diego area and the rest of Southern California. Headed by Gabe Mendez, a Realtor at Century 21 Award, the firm offers personalized real estate solutions and assists clients throughout the home selling and buying process. The firm also utilizes social media to market properties online and helps in negotiating needed repairs and renovations. Mendez has received recognitions from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the San Diego Association of Realtors.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (76)
Google
4.9 / 5 (50)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Glen Henderson

2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 314, San Diego, CA 92108
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  • Luxury Agent

Business Description

Glen Henderson is a real estate agent serving clients in the San Diego metro. He works with a wide variety of properties, including duplexes, single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. He also handles vacant lots and mobile homes. Henderson is a Realtor and a broker of the Premier Homes Team. He started his career almost 20 years ago, obtained his broker's license in 2009, and has worked with other firms such as Silvercrest Realty Group and San Diego Short Sales Experts.

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5.0
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (14)
Google
4.8 / 5 (12)
Realtor
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Kimberly Schmidt & Associates

655 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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Business Description

Kimberly Schmidt & Associates is a real estate agency under Compass that caters to clients in San Diego and nearby communities. It specializes in home buying and helps clients purchase different types of properties. These include condominiums, lands, multi-family residences, and townhouses. It also works with sellers and offers services such as national advertising and social media marketing. Kimberly Schmidt, the firm's owner, has been working in the real estate industry since 2006.

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5.0
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (57)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

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Kyle Whissel

3180 University Ave Ste 600, San Diego, CA 92104
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Business Description

Kyle Whissel is the owner and broker of Whissel Realty Group, a subsidiary of eXp Realty in San Diego, California. As a buyer's agent, he focuses on the property needs of the client and assists with every step of the process from financing options to closing. When selling a home, Kyle utilizes the latest technology for accurate property assessment and marketing through a focused social media presence.

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5.0
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (95)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (69)

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Melissa Tucci

1820 Monroe Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
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Melissa Tucci is a Coldwell Banker Realtor and an Official Agent of the San Diego Padres in San Diego, California. For over 20 years, she has been serving residential and luxury home buyers and sellers in San Diego County. Ms. Tucci also works with condominium conversions, investment properties, and short sales. She has extensive experience with FHA and VA loans and guides clients through the financing process to find the right options. Ms. Tucci was ranked #1 Coldwell Banker in California.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (42)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (30)
Google
5.0 / 5 (16)

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4.0
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Michelle Silverman

888 Prospect St Ste 100, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Business Description

Michelle Silverman is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego, California. She has served all types of home buyers and sellers for over 20 years in the San Diego area, including La Jolla. As a native of San Diego, Ms. Silverman utilizes her knowledge of the area and local market trends to meet the needs of homebuyers. For home sellers, she uses a team of experts such as social media coordinators, stagers, and contractors to market homes and expedite sales.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
Realtor
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Mike and Jessica Wolf Real Estate Team

410 Kalmia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Business Description

Mike and Jessica Wolf Real Estate Team is an agency under Coldwell Banker West that serves clients in San Diego and nearby areas. It specializes in helping individuals and families look for and purchase their new homes. It also represents sellers who are selling different types of properties, including condominiums, homes, and investments. Co-founder Michael Wolf has been working in the real estate industry for over 10 years. He is a member of the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (158)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (95)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (59)

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MRKT Real Estate

2250 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Business Description

MRKT Real Estate is a practice owned and run by Patrick O’Connor, a real estate broker working exclusively in San Diego sales and investment property management for over 10 years. Pat helps sellers assess their home value and home equity. He also assists with refinancing and mortgage reduction. In one of the reviews about Pat, a client mentioned his great personality and his ability to understand what is needed to improve one's property and help maximize profits.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (27)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (27)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Neuman & Neuman

516 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Business Description

Neuman & Neuman is a real estate agency in San Diego established in 1992. It focuses on selling and buying condo homes in the area, negotiating the sales of more than 6,450 properties since its inception. The firm has developed a specialized marketing plan to achieve a strong local presence and online exposure for its clients' properties, including advertisements in local publications, window displays in high-traffic areas, online ads, and listings showcased on over 400 websites.

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5.0
Google
4.9 / 5 (97)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (92)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (14)

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New Reality Real Estate

1041 Market St #205, San Diego, CA 92101
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New Reality Real Estate has been serving clients in San Diego and the surrounding communities since 2011. Its principal agent, Daniel Aguilar, works with home sellers, assisting them from the property preparation phase to the negotiations and closing. Before selling the property, Aguilar recommends home improvement solutions, such as updating the kitchen and bathroom. He combines various marketing methods to feature the property to potential buyers. He also works with home buyers. Aguilar serves as a member of the National Association of Realtors.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (43)
Google
5.0 / 5 (35)

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Reali - Buy Before You Sell

San Diego, CA
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Reali is a real estate company that caters to clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Its agents assist buyers in finding their ideal properties and negotiating prices and terms. They also help sellers maximize their old homes' worth by analyzing comparable properties on the market and planning marketing strategies. Available houses for sale are promoted on various platforms, including MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Google, YouTube, and Instagram. Reali has been in the industry since 2016.

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4.5
Google
3.3 / 5 (58)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Renovation Realty

4830 Viewridge Ave., Suite D, San Diego, CA 92123
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Business Description

Renovation Realty is a real estate firm that offers construction services to achieve maximum property valuation for home sellers. Serving the San Diego community, it helps clients transform and sell different types of properties, including residential homes, townhouses, condos, and multi-family units. In addition, the agency provides marketing services to create exposure for the clients' homes, from photography and staging to open houses and broker caravans. It also utilizes TV, radio, and social media platforms for advertisements.

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4.0
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (55)
Google
4.6 / 5 (11)

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San Diego Coast Realty

3451 Borreson Street, San Diego, CA 92117
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San Diego Coast Realty is a full-service real estate and property management company that serves the metro. It helps buyers find properties in various neighborhoods and lifestyles, ranging from country club adjacent homes to properties along the coastline. It also offers home valuation services to help sellers price their properties for the local real estate market. Owner Mike Nicksic holds the Graduate Realtor Institute and the Certified Residential Specialist designations from the National Association of Realtors.

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4.4
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (4)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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SoNo Homes

3825 32nd St, San Diego, CA 92104
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SoNo Homes is a real estate firm that caters to individuals and families in San Diego and the surrounding communities. Its primary agent, Alli Urguby, started her career in the industry in 2014. She works with clients looking to purchase or sell a property, providing an initial consultation to address their questions and concerns. Urguby utilizes her industry experience to equip home sellers and buyers with market knowledge. Her former clients attested how she provided communication from start to finish.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (40)

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Steve Cairncross

1299 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Business Description

Steve Cairncross is an associate broker leading Team Cairncross with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in San Diego, California, and he has over 35 years of real estate experience. He handles new construction and resale transactions for buyers and sellers in San Diego County, using his local knowledge as a native San Diego resident to assist clients. Mr. Cairncross' listings focus on coastal markets. His team consistently earns Five Star Real Estate Agent status from San Diego Magazine.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (30)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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The GreenHouse Group

3594 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
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Business Description

The GreenHouse Group caters to customers in the San Diego metro and the surrounding areas. It guides individuals who are selling their properties and offers representation services. Its process includes a quick walkthrough and price suggestion, initial consultation and room-by-room review, marketing and promotion, and closing. The firm also serves clients looking to purchase new homes. Jesse Ibanez, a co-founder, has been working in the real estate industry since 2006. He holds the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (361)
Google
4.9 / 5 (59)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (32)

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The John Reeves Team at Reef Point Real Estate

3914 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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Business Description

John Reeves Team is a group of real estate professionals serving home buyers and sellers in and around San Diego. From the initial consultation to closing, the firm's agents guide buyers through the entire home buying process. As part of their services, they also assist sellers in negotiations, home valuations, and digital marketing strategy executions to help them optimize their profits. John Reeves, the CEO and founder, specializes in helping veterans and service members purchase and sell homes.

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4.8
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (57)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

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The Ortega Team

864 Amena Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Business Description

The Ortega Team has been providing property assistance to communities in San Diego for over 20 years. The family-owned business has helped more than 350 clients in securing and selling real estate. Its agents follow a company method called Home Selling System, where clients' properties undergo preparation, pricing strategy, and promotion. They also represent property owners in negotiating and closing deals with buyers. Owners Alex and Anabel Ortega are both seasoned agents who began their real estate journey with the end goal of helping clients achieve their dream houses.

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8889 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92108
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The Selby Team caters to the real estate needs of home buyers looking to move into the neighborhoods of San Diego. It provides clients with a variety of home options that match their needs and supplies relevant information on these properties that are not publicly available, such as sales history, disclosures, and prices of recently sold houses nearby. Operating under Compass, the firm also provides prospective sellers with concierge services that can increase property value, including staging, cosmetic renovations, carpet cleaning, and decluttering.

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9810 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92131
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Twenty Four Seven Realty assists home buyers and sellers in the San Diego area. Its realty specialists leverage their local real estate market knowledge as they strive to deliver beneficial results to their seller clients, aiming to make offers that are competitive in reference to prevailing market values and trends. The company also has extensive knowledge in walking buyer clients through the whole process, which covers negotiations, real estate property comparisons, contract overseeing, and issues resolutions.

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2445 Truxtun Rd Ste 108, San Diego, CA 92106
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The Yarbrough Group is a team of real estate agents serving San Diego. It has completed over 400 successful sales transactions in Point Loma owing to its marketing campaigns which blend traditional, digital, and out-of-the-box techniques. Its strategies include home staging, professional photography and videography, drone photos and tours, and 3D property walkthroughs. The agency also conducts MEGA open houses, manages weekly social media campaigns, and posts first-page listings on real estate websites, whether domestic or overseas.

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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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