The right real estate agent might not be a local, and is not necessarily flamboyant. The perfect Realtor for you figure outs your needs, figure outs the fact that you have a choice in real estate professional, and won’t panic when facing an unexpected curve.
Every shopper is different. Some shoppers love fixer-uppers.Some home buyers love the fact that Nesbitt Realty will rebate them $971 when they use me to purchase 11405 Windleaf Ct #A. (Others couldn’t care less.) Some property seekers are moving in from out of state. Every home buyer is unique in the same way, personality traitss have different aptitudes and expertise.
Here’s my clues for comparing the Realtor for you when your purchasing in 20194:
- 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.
- Speak with a few licensed real estate advisers — I once saw a statistic that 84% of home buyers in Northern Virginia choose the first real estate professional they contact. This means one of two things. Either most people are choosing wisely the first time, or they’re just rushing into things without considering the choices. Probably a little of both.The real estate agent you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs.
- It’s important that you get along well with your Realtor. — You want a real estate professional that “gets you”. You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them.
- Ask how they hunt. — When selecting a Realtor, ask how they search for homes. Some real estate agents have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s best for you, not what’s best for your real estate pro. So make sure the licensed real estate adviser 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.
- Make sure you understand what you sign. — The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all licensed 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. Some representation agreements describe a rebate paid to the property seeker 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.
We want what’s best for the client.
I’m a local expert on Northern Virginia real estate. To learn more about 11405 Windleaf Ct #A or any garden-style condo advertised for sale in Fairfax County, goal me. I’m Stuart Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.