- 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 Realtors — The real estate agent you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs. The Realtor should have time to interface to you. If you pick the most popular real estate professional in Prince William County, you might find yourself working with a junior associate affiliated with that Realtor.
- Don't under estimate the value of likability. — You want a good listener and a real estate pro this isn't eager to the point of desperation. You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them.
- Ask the real estate pro his/her process for finding townhouses. — When choosing a licensed real estate adviser, ask how they shop places. Some real estate professionals 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 licensed real estate adviser is willing to search high and low to find the most compatible place 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 residence. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. This advice is heavily used for a reason. Some representation agreements describe a rebate paid to the purchaser 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.
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