The great Realtor is not necessarily the one with the most years on the job, and isn't necessarily born in Fairfax. Your best choice in 22030 in the City of Fairfax can think creatively to make the deal happen, and understands your needs.
Here's my suggestions for shopping the best real estate pro for you when you're purchasing a residence like 3218 Adams Ct with 0 sqft of living space:
- 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.
- Speak with a few agents — Take a moment to chat to me on the phone. If I can't help you, I can point you toward a real estate professional who is more suited to your needs. The Realtor you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs.
- Don't under estimate the value of chemistry. — You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them. You don't want to have to explain the same thoughts and ideas over and over.
- Ask how they hunt. — When choosing a Realtor, ask how they search for properties. Some real estate professionals have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s great for you, not what’s right for your real estate pro. So make sure the Realtor is willing to search high and low to find the right dwelling for you. That includes using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as their own personal network.
- Learn more about the representation agreement presented to you. — The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all licensed agents to sign a representation agreement before showing properties or having material discussions about a specific place of residence. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. 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. A representation agreement describes the agent's responsibilities and your obligations when a real estate agent shows you a pied-a-terre in the City of Fairfax.
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