The ideal agent in the City of Alexandria is not always the one with the most sales under his or her belt, and is not necessarily flamboyant. Your best choice has the tools and skills to address your unique situation, wants to work hard to find you the property of your dreams, and knows real estate for sale in the City of Alexandria.
We get paid to do this job because each situation is different. Some buyers have a large down-payment.Some buyers are buying a first home. Some buyers love the fact that Nesbitt Realty will rebate them $3,058 when they use me to purchase 800 Pryor St N. (Others couldn’t care less.) Every buyer is unique in the same way, real estate professionals have different levels of patience and experiences.
Here’s my advice for choosing the agent for you when your purchasing in 22304:
- Check out agent 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.
- Interview several agents — The agent you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs. 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.
- Your agent should never have an irritating personality. — You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them. Interpersonal skills are as important as professional skills.
- Ask the agent his/her process for finding houses. — When choosing a agent, 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.
- Find out more about your representation agreement. — 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 no concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. It’s critical that you examine all documents during the home buying process, and that includes your agent’s representation agreement. It doesn’t hurt to have a lawyer take a look at your representation agreement, but usually that’s not necessary. The document is pretty straight forward.
For all things real estate, call Julie at (703)765-0300. To learn more about 800 Pryor St N or any house for sale in Alexandria Virginia, contact me. I’m Julie Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.