Find a real estate agent in San Jose, CA

Find real estate agents in San Jose, CA

Find real estate agents in San Jose, CA

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Find real estate agents in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 real estate agents in San Jose, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Jose real estate agents are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
GL Services

GL Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
What I like to do is spend me time and perfection into your project from the smallest details to the big finish we will make the effort for the satisfaction of your wantings
Vishal Sharma Realtor

Vishal Sharma Realtor

17+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Ganesh says, "Vishal did a great job in finding our first home. He worked hard on collecting all sorts information about every house that we checked out during our search. He does excellent research about what are the potential offers a house could get and comes up with the best offer that is not too high or too low. He has good acumen when it comes to predicting what will be the total cost of repairs and improvements if you were to select a house. In our case, the prediction was quite accurate. He has been very helpful to us even after the sale was completed in finding contractors, cleaners, gardners etc. Overall, Vishal was very professional and at the same time very friendly and approachable" Read more
Realty ONE Group Today

Realty ONE Group Today

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Proviging an exceptional client experieince Personalized Service ... Professional Results

Your Real Estate Agent Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. Homebuyers and sellers should get a realtor or listing agent to help find and visit properties, make offers, determine a competitive listing price, negotiate, and handle all the paperwork.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, real estate agents do the following:

  • Represent clients looking to buy, sell, and rent properties.
  • Advise clients on local prices, market conditions, mortgages, and related information.
  • Generate and compare currently listed and recently sold properties to determine a competitive listing price or offer.
  • Market properties through open houses, online websites, and advertisements.
  • Show prospective properties to buyers or renters.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers or helps buyers submit an offer.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure all contract terms are met.
  • Prepare and submit documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds.

How much does a real estate agent cost near me?

The standard, fair commission for a real estate agent is 6% of the home's sale price. The commission is negotiable and is typically split between the seller’s agent and buyer’s agent at 3% each. Some real estate firms offer selling or listing services at a flat rate of $3,000 to $6,000.

Additional costs apply for home staging, photography, videography, marketing, inspections, appraisals, and closing costs.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

  • Real estate brokers are licensed to own their firm and help clients buy and sell real estate.
  • Real estate sales agents must work under a licensed broker. Brokers work with sales agents on a contract basis and charge a commission for each property they sell.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

To find the best real estate office, look for and do the following:

  • Contact and compare at least three presentations from top realtor agents.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select realtors with extensive knowledge and experience of the local market.
  • Avoid part-time real estate agents.
  • Avoid agents that don't typically work within your price range.
  • Look for agents that have recent and successful local transactions.
  • Look for agents that communicate with you regularly and keep you up to date.

After asking questions, hire the best real estate agents near you.

What questions should you ask a real estate agent?

When hiring a real estate firm, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business? Are you full-time?
  • How many homes have you represented in this area?
  • What types of homes do you usually represent?
  • What price range do you typically work within?
  • What price would you recommend listing my home at, and why?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this home?
  • How many other homes or buyers are you currently working with?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Does your firm help with photography, walk-through video, or staging?
  • How long are houses taking to sell in the neighborhood?
  • How much do you charge, and how long does your contract last?
  • Is your commission negotiable?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • How do you plan to market my house?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for San Jose real estate agents

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Vishal helped us buying our first house which we can call Home! Vishal is super friendly and unbiased in his advise. He treats every client like his own family and goes above and beyond in making sure the client finds a home that they really love. Vishal is punctual and is available via phone or in person whenever you have any questions. He is pretty knowledgeable about the bay area market and educated us about the various steps involved in the home buying process. I highly recommend Vishal for anyone out there who is looking to buy their next home
Vishal Sharma Realtor
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