The right real estate professional for you might work for a family business (or a Fortune-400 company), and is not necessarily the one with the most years on the job. The best choice of Realtor for you helps point out the benefits as well as the flaws of compelling real estate, and wants to work hard to find you the dwelling of your dreams.
Each property hunter is unique. Some buyers are military. Some buyers love the fact that Nesbitt Realty will rebate them $1,034 when they use me to purchase 9020 Lorton Station Blvd #1-114. (Others couldn't care less.) Some home hunters want to be near the Metro. Just as buyers have different needs, real estate agents have different experiences and faculties.
Here's some best practices for finding the perfect real estate pro for you when you’re buying in Fairfax County:
- 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.
- Interview several real estate pros — I once saw a statistic that 84% of buyer clients in Northern Virginia choose the first agent 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 shopping around. Probably a little of both.
The licensed real estate adviser you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs.
- There should be a certain chemistry between you and your real estate agent. — You don't want to have to explain the same thoughts and ideas over and over. Professional expertise is an important criterion when choosing a real estate professional in Fairfax County.
- Ask the licensed real estate adviser his/her process for finding townhouses in Lorton. — When picking a agent, ask how they find real estate. Some Realtors have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s great for you, not what’s best for your Realtor. So make sure the Realtor is willing to search high and low to find the best choice of dwelling 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 licensed agents to sign a representation agreement before showing properties or having material discussions about a specific residence. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. A representation agreement describes the agent's responsibilities and your obligations when a real estate agent shows you a home in Fairfax County. This advice is heavily used for a reason.
I’m a local expert on Northern Virginia real estate. To learn more about 9020 Lorton Station Blvd #1-114 or any townhouses asking in Fairfax County, talk to me. I’m Stuart Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.