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Take time to review the contract when hiring a real estate agent.
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Real User Reviews for Real Estate Agent Companies

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    The Zac Team
    Just completed our purchase and moved into our new home. Every person at the Zac Team was professional, patient and eager. Our agent was Robin Brown, and we can't say enough good things about her. We highly recommend using the Zac Team, as we will again in the future.
    - Evan S.
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    Olsen Ziegler Realty
    Wow!! We were beyond lucky to work with agent Chris Olsen of Olsen Ziegler Realty. The level of expertise that Chris possesses is above and beyond that of any realtor we have ever heard about or worked with. Chris is the agent that you want to have on your side when finding your new home. He is extremely knowledgeable on many levels, from the structure of a home, and materials used, to warning signs, and the list goes on. He has a great grasp on whether or not a property is listed close to its actual value with experience as an appraiser. He went above and beyond what is expected of an agent. His communication with us throughout the entire process, even after we closed on our new home was so excellent, thoughtful and much appreciated! An e-mail, text or phone call was answered within 15 minutes or less, even into late hours of the night. We were moving from out of state and Chris made everything a breeze. Chris acted as our proxy when we could not be present for the home inspection and he FaceTimed us during and after the inspection. It was not an issue that we were 6 hours away, thanks to Chris. Chris is a courteous professional, with an awesome personality. He is easy to talk with and direct when it comes to explaining what is what. We were very impressed and grateful that we were lucky enough to work with him. If we ever need an agent in the greater Cleveland area again, we will definitely contact Chris. We refer Chris Olsen to friends and family all of the time now and we HIGHLY recommend him to anyone reading this review. Thank you again Chris! Best! Steph & Nick
    - Steph V.
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    Edye Riharb, Long Realty
    Edye is a class act. She became my real estate quite by accident and it was a happy one. The agent I was working with had an emergency and Edye stepped in. From the beginning I felt at ease. I know quickly if an agent is into houses or not. My experience (with many agents) is that- ironically- many have limited interest in homes/houses. It's a LOT more fun to hang out with an agent who has a passion for homes! She has an informal, easy-going, yet engaged manner. She made the investment in time, as a buyer's agent must, without knowing if we'd end up buying but never applied pressure nor caused us to feel rushed. Because we were seeking an investment property, and not a place to live, we were browsing and not feeling pressured ourselves to go forward with a deal. Yet, happily, we did end up finding and buying a house. Throughout the process, Edye was there to champion our needs and wants. Familiar with working with out of town buyers, she was 100% on top of communications. A fast and thorough responder is highly important to me, perhaps even most important. And at closing, even her congratulatory note, wine bottle and pair of wine glasses, files on a thumb-drive, placed at the house, were above and beyond the call of duty. I do hope we have the opportunity to work together again.
    - Leticia L.
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    J.T. Kelly at Keller Williams
    As someone who has worked in the industry, JT is far and away the best Agent I have worked with. Not only is he very knowledgeable about areas in Boston, but he truly understands the fundamentals of what makes or breaks a property. Besides his knowledge, JT understands budgetary constraints and will not try to upsell you and force you to go above your budget. I remember calling him earlier than 8 am to an immediate answer. No matter the timing of my calls, JT was always happy to answer any questions and point me in the right direction. JT understands the true value of customer service in real estate and is more than willing to go the extra mile to ensure all parties are happy with the transaction.
    - Peter R.
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    Anjali Gill, Real Estate Professional
    Excellent !!! She was proactive in finding the houses according to our taste. Meticulous in arranging visits, and patient in showing the places. Any issues that came up during house inspection was handled very well and brought to closure Very ethical in her dealings, process driven, approachable and responds to texts and emails very quickly. She even followed up on the house we liked during her vacation even though she was in a different time zone, which ensured no delays in closing. Very Professional. Highly recommend.
    - Abhijeet S.