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The best agent for you probably isn’t a pushy individual, and is not always the one with the most sales under his or her belt. The best Realtor for you appreciates the fact that you have a choice in agents, won’t panic when facing an unexpected curve, and is equipped to handle unique situations when they arise.

Will Nesbitt Different purchasers are facing different challenges. Some buyers want to be near the Metro. Some buyers have credit issues. Some buyers want storage space. Just as buyers have different needs, agents have different areas of focus and levels of patience.

Here’s a few ideas to help you pick the realtor for you when your purchasing in 22066:

 

  1. Check out realtor referrals. — I like Angie’s List because I know that Angie’s List voice verifies each review. You can also see if the agent or brokerage has any awards for client satisfaction.
  2. Talk to multiple real estate agents — The agent you should should have time to talk to you. If you pick the most popular agent in town, you might find yourself working with a junior associate affiliated with that agent. You don’t have to exhaust yourself interviewing agent after agent, but at least talk with two or three to see who you’re most comfortable with.
  3. Your agent should be someone you won’t mind spending some time with. — You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them. We all have unique personalities, and that’s the way it should be. But when working with someone professionally, if helps if their personality “meshes” well with your own.
  4. Find out how they hunt. — When deciding on a realtor, ask how they search for homes. Some agents have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s best for you, not what’s best for your agent. So make sure the agent is willing to search high and low to find the best home for you. That includes using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as their own personal network.
  5. Learn more about the representation agreement presented to you. — The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all agents to sign a representation agreement before showing properties or having material discussions about a specific property. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. Some representation agreements describe hidden administrative fees of $500 to $1000 that you must pay at closing. (Our does not.) Some representation agreements describe a rebate paid to the buyer at closing. (Nesbitt Realty offers rebates.) You’ll want to read the fine print to make sure that this rebate isn’t pulled away at the last minute.

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America needs small businesses like Nesbitt Realty. To learn more about 904 Constellation Dr or any house for sale in Great Falls Virginia, contact me. I’m Will Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.