Your best choice in Alexandria is not necessarily flamboyant, and may have less experience. The perfect agent in Northern Virginia for you helps point out the benefits as well as the flaws of fascinating high-rise condos, and wants to find a property that appeals to you (rather than to the agent).
Here's my bits of advice for picking the right Realtor for you when you're purchasing a dwelling like 2451 Midtown Ave #1222 with 0 sqft of living space in Fairfax County:
- 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.
- Interview several real estate professionals — You sometimes need to see the high-rise condo you don't want to buy to feel comfortable with the home you will buy. It's the same with real estate pros. Take a moment to chat to me on the phone. If I can't help you, I can point you toward a Realtor who is more suited to your needs.
- Your Realtor should never have an irritating personality. — You will probably be working with your real estate pro anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them. Professional expertise is an important criterion when choosing a Realtor in Fairfax County.
- Find out how they find. — When choosing a real estate agent, ask how they shop properties. Some licensed real estate advisers have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s right for you, not what’s dream for your real estate professional. So make sure the real estate pro is willing to search high and low to find the great home 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 home buyer 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. This advice is heavily used for a reason.