Real estate agents are licensed real estate professionals. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that licenses be posted in a prominent place in the office of the real estate broker. If you don’t see that license, ask if the agent is licensed and ask if the license is current. Agents also carry a license on their person.

Agents are required to train and take courses, so ask about your agent about their training, and about what resources they use to locate either properties for sale or prospective buyers. If you are buying or selling a home, make sure the real estate agent has access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). The MLS charges agents a pretty hefty monthly fee and believe it or not some agents let their access to the MLS lapse. Make sure your agent has full access to the MLS.

If you are selling property, ask your realtor to provide you with prices of comparable properties sold in your area so you can be sure you are listing your property for a fair and reasonable price. This is called a Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. A CMA can help you and your agent determine how long it takes the agent on average to sell property. This can also help point to the best marketing plan for selling your property.

Buyers should ask about the type of properties the agent specializes in, condos, commercial, townhouses, luxury, area, etc. Also as a buyer you should provide the agent any additional information about things like local schools and community information.

Buying and selling property can be simple with the help of a good real estate agency. Spend the time to find the right real estate agency for your needs.

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Properties in Fort Hunt

7800 Lee Ave

Many have admired this home which has never been on the market. Current owners have lovingly expanded and updated. Pictures don't do justice. Open feel as dining room opens to sunroom/family room to screen porch & deck. 1st floor BR, bath & den. 4/5 BR. 2-car garage connected by covered stone walk. 6/10 acre corner lot a block from Parkway & bike trail. 5 miles from Old Town. Waynewood Elem.[$1,195,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

2008 Shenandoah Rd

Custom Built Home w over 3000 sf ABOVE GRADE. All the bells and whistles - 9 ft ceilings, recessed lighting, engineered hardwoods, quartzite counters, ALL NEW energy efficient windows, NEW lifetime architectural roof, custom built-ins, gorgeous designer bathrooms, generous closets, state of the art technology package, attached carport with entrance to mudroom. Front porch![$899,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

8707 Parry Ln

OPEN SUNDAY 1:00p-4:00p! You'll love the open floor plan and inviting kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless appliances, granite countertops and tall oak cabinetry. Upper level has three generous bedrooms and two baths. Step out onto the large screened in porch with fan to enjoy year round without bugs. Lower level boasts gas fireplace, laundry room and full daylight fourth bedroom and family room.[$599,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

1913 Westfield St

Stunning like new home just steps to GW Parkway! Large open floorplan boasts chefs kitchen, hardwood flooring and main level office. 4 upstairs bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Lux master has his/her walk-in closets and sitting room and deck! Lux master bathroom has tub and shower. Low level has full bath and plenty of room for recreation room/5th bedroom. 2 car garage and minutes to Old Town and DC![$949,900 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

8712 Waterford Rd

Beautiful open floorplan has tremendous light through Andersen 2 pane windows. Large master suite has walk-in closet, lux bath with soaking tub double vanities and stunning shower. Renovated kitchen and baths, new appliances, new AC, new roof, newer heating and tankless HWH. Just move in and enjoy! Steps from the Creek and short distance to GW Parkway and commuting. Carport too.[$639,900 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

 

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.