questionsReal 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

2112 Wittington Blvd

5 bed/3.5 bath Colonial featuring over 3,800 total SF on large corner lot. Fully renovated kitchen w/ Granite Countertops, new cabinetry, new stainless steel appliances, and farmhouse sink. All baths fully updated. Full wetbar in basement w/ pool table perfect for entertaining! HW floors throughout and new carpets w/ HW underneath. Oversized garage, new windows, screened in porch & nearly new HVAC[$720,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

1302 Croton Dr

Sit on your beautiful front porch in sought-after Waynewood subdivision & school district. Hardwoods have been refurbished & new paint throughout. Trex deck & stone patio add to the serene, fully fenced backyard setting.Large walkable attic. New high efficiency Carrier HVAC & furnace. All new Thompson Creek windows. Seller to provide $15,000 allowance. Two 42" plasma flat screen TV's can convey.[$629,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

8915 Captains Row

The perfect home for entertaining and comfortable living. Six generously sized bedrooms, hardwood floors on the main level. Open kitchen with white cabinets, tile backsplash, top of the line appliances, and walk out to elevated deck overlooking level fenced yard. Two fireplaces, oversized garage, plus attic storage. Plenty of room for home office, playroom, and guests. River views from liv room.[$700,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

2335 Creek Dr

Rare, Reasonably Priced Waterfront Property! 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths recently updated. Prime Frontage, 165' Dock and Sweeping Waterviews, 13,000 lb Boat Lift - Supports 35-40 ft Boat, 5 ft draft, Spacious 3 Level Colonial, hardwood floorsReplacement Andersen Thermal Windows and Glass Doors. Expanded Gourmet Kitchen with Island/cherry cabinets.Garage Storage System. Spectacular water views[$1,145,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

8446 Porter Ln

TREED LOT WITH CUSTOM FLAGSTONE WALKWAY ,REMODELED DECK DOWN TO LARGE PATIO--REMODELED BATHROOMS,REMODELED KITCHEN WITH CERAMIC FLOOR, CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS AND SS APPLIANCES--REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS IN LIVING RM AND DINING RM--NEW CARPETS IN BR AND LOWER LEVEL--FRESH PAINT IN AND OUT---OPEN AND BRIGHT HOME WITH CATHEDRAL CEILING IN LIVING ROOM AND MANY LARGE WINDOWS[$599,950 - 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.