The ideal real estate professional might not be a local, and is not necessarily flamboyant. The perfect real estate pro for you won’t panic when facing an unexpected curve, knows real estate for sale in Fairfax County, and knows how to work with the budget you establish.
Each purchase transaction has unique hurdles to overcome. Some home buyers love the fact that Nesbitt Realty will rebate them $508 when they use me to purchase 4421 Fair Stone Dr #102. (Others couldn’t care less.) Some property seekers are buying a first home. Some buyers love Other-style homes. Others do not. Just as each shopper is an individual, real estate agents have different specialties and aptitudes.
Here’s how I think you should select the licensed real estate adviser for you when your purchasing in 22033:
- Check out real estate 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.
- Take a minute to talk to a couple of real estate pros — You sometimes need to see the house you don’t want to buy to feel comfortable with the home you will buy. It’s the same with real estate professionals. The real estate professional you should should have time to talk to you. If you pick the most popular Realtor in Fairfax, you might find yourself working with a junior associate affiliated with that real estate agent.
- Don’t under estimate the value of likability. — You and your real estate agent might be spending a lot of time together. 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.
- Find out how they hunt. — When deciding on a agent, ask how they search for homes. Some licensed real estate advisers have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s best for you, not what’s best for your real estate professional. So make sure the Realtor 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. Some representation agreements describe hidden administrative fees of $500 to $1000 that you must pay at closing. (Our does not.) A representation agreement describes the agent’s responsibilities and your obligations when a real estate agent shows you a property in Fairfax County.
When you need us call me at (703)765-0300. To learn more about 4421 Fair Stone Dr #102 or any garden-style condo for sale in Fairfax Virginia, contact me. I’m Will Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.