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

8745 Plymouth Rd

Beautifully expanded Cape Cod with stunning views of nature throughout. Special features include a private master suite, home office overlooking the side garden, a cozy library, and an oversized family room with wood burning fireplace, granite floors and French doors leading to the private .5 acre lot. Marvin windows, dual zone HVAC and special touches throughout. Open Sunday, 2-4:00pm.[$749,900 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

9033 Greylock St

Handsome solid brick colonial with Gorgeous Potomac River Views. Steps to Park,Trail and the River. Main-level bedroom and bath. Recent updates include roof, gutters (2 years), Marvin windows , AC (2011), Boiler (2013), sliding french doors, new electrical panel and generator. Hardwood floors on main and upper levels plus 3 wood-burning fireplaces.Wine Cellar, Lush lawn w/ mature landscaping.[$798,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

2611 Childs Ln

Center Hall Colonial for family and lavish entertaining! Breathtaking floor plan move in ready condition meticulously renovated and decorated by Renown Interior Designer/owner. 30x13 Lavish Master bedroom suite with spa bath and water views! also a first floor master suite!. 3.5 renovated brand new baths, second floor laundry, stunning gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, top of the line![$984,900 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

1100 Gladstone Pl

Arts & Crafts style home built in 2009, 4 bedrooms,4.5 bathrooms,3200 square feet,freshly painted, hardwoods throughout,high ceilings,open concept kitchen/family room w/ a gas burning fireplace,Waynewood School District, built-ins,lovely front screened in porch,fully finished lower level & professionally landscaped yard.Walk to GW bike/walking path,playgrounds, tennis courts,bus line & shopping[$899,000 - Alexandria, VA 22308]

7615 Southdown Rd

Magnificent Nantucket shingle style home on the Potomac River. Escape from DC to your vacation paradise-just 20 minutes away. Set sail from your 300 ft dock (w/ lifts) to Old Town, Nats games, Wharf and National Harbor. Custom built with reclaimed floors, two screened porches,pool, elevator and 5 bedrooms with sweeping panoramic views. Watch the eagles soar and the sun rise. Truly incomparable.[$5,750,000 - 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.