How to Find the Best Realtor for You

Beyond being the winning bidder, how do you make sure you are working with the best Realtor for you? Here are a few steps to take before choosing the right Real Estate Agent to work with

  • Seeking advice on finding a Realtor? Sixty-eight percent of all Realtor business comes from personal referrals, so ask friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Interview several Realtor to find someone you are comfortable with. “If you interview them for any length of time you’re going to figure out their sincerity and how well prepared they are,”.
  • How many transactions has a Realtor done? “I would certainly want them to have 8-10 transactions in the area that you’re considering. They’ll have the experience necessary.”
  • Ask a Realtor how often they will communicate throughout the home buying process.
  • Do business with a Realtor that understands how to use technology. “Listings come on the market quickly. A good Realtor will have access to see listings that come on first.”

By following some of these easy rules you can find the right Realtor for you!

Outdoor Volleyball is Fun in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria has several parks next to the water. During the summer time pick up volleyball games happen often. Along Union St. there are parks that have a dog park, trails, a basketball court, a playground, and plenty of green grass . These parks are a great resource within walking distance of several neighborhoods.

Condominiums near the volleyball courts include Alexandria House and Port Royal and Old Town Commons. Old Town is a very walkable area. Grocery stores in the area include Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods.The nearest metro to the parks is King Street metro station.

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Affordable Condominiums in Alexandria

Farrington Condominium Community is a small housing group located in Alexandria. The complex is made up of four separate buildings containing a variety of one, two, and three bedroom units. This condominium community is great for first time buyers and is one of the few places that property can be purchased in Northern Virginia for under $200k.  Farrington Condominiums offer all the conveniences of living in Alexandria while avoiding some of those high prices you may find in other developments in Alexandria. This community is located less then a mile away from major high way access and is walking distance to the Huntington Metro. making Farrington Condominiums a commuters dream location.


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Take a Look at the Parade of Lights in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

On the evening of December 1st 2012 Old Town Alexandria hosted the annual boat parade of lights. The event featured several pleasure boats decked out in festive lights making rounds in the Potomac. Just past the Torpedo Factory, Old Town features a strip right on the water similar to a board walk; this area attracts street performers, locals, tourists, amongst others. As seen in the photos below the strip provides a great view of the water, the distant Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and National Harbor.

Old Town Alexandria features a robust night life. Along King Street there are several restaurants which also serve as bars in the later hours. Union Street intersects King Street and serves as a pick up stop for the free trolley. Old Town Alexandria is serviced by the King Street metro station.

 

Check Out the Floor Plans of the Isabella at Monticello Mews

The Isabella at Monticello Mews is located at 6301 Edsall Road Alexandria, VA 22312. The Isabella is near I-395. The Isabella offers convenient access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Amenities at the Isabella include: 25 meter pool, expansive sun deck, resident lounge, cabana, private ball park, private 1/4 mile fitness and walking path, on-site metro shuttle, community fitness room, outdoor sports court, controlled access gated community, front desk attendant with controlled lobby access, secure 2 level underground garage parking, community bike rack, and separate freight elevator.

Authentic Italian at Hollin Hall

Via Veneto is located at 1309 Shenandoah Rd. Alexandria, VA 22308 (Hollin Hall Shopping Center just off Ft. Hunt Rd). The phone number for Via Veneto is 703.765.6661. The restaurant is close to Safeway, the Variety Store, a gas station, a Chinese food restaurant, a 711, and various other shops and businesses. Via Veneto is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner all week.

Via Veneto serves authentic delicious Italian food. This area of Fort Hunt is near Walt Whitman middle school and Carl Sandburg middle school. The nearest library is Sherwood Hall library. Hollin Hall and Hollin Hills offer a very peaceful atmosphere.

 

Live near the parks of Alexandria

Brookvalley Park is located in the city of Alexandria. Within walking distance there is the Foxchase shopping center. Brookvalley Park has plenty of trails and fields. Brookvalley offers great park amenities close to several housing developments.

Brookvalley Park services nearby communities including: the Plaza, Seminary Hill, Van Dorn, Cameron Station, West End Alexandria, and Forty Six Hundred condominiums. Brookvalley Park is located off of Duke St. Duke St. is a high traffic road lined with shopping centers and many businesses. Living near a park is great for dog owners as well as people just looking for some fresh air.

 

Get Out of the House and Go to the Local Water Park

Cameron Run is located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304. The phone number for Cameron Run is 703-960-0767. Cameron run is situated in Eisenhower Valley. There are several neighborhoods and condominium communities near this park.

Cameron Run features a wave pool, water-slides, and kiddy pools. Also there are batting cages and a putt putt golf coarse at Cameron Run. The water park is a great activity for the whole family during the hot summer months. Cameron Run is a fun hangout for the NOVA area.

 

El Pollo Ranchero

El  Pollo Ranchero is located at 6324 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22306. The phone number for El Pollo Ranchero is 703 721 2000. This restaurant serves a variety of Latin American foods. Nearby is Route 1; just across the road is Walmart.

El Pollo Ranchero has a large selection of dishes on their menu. Chicken is their specialty. The dishes here are filling and affordable. There are several housing resources located near Richmond Highway.

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