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Your best choice in 22304 is not always the one with the most sales under his or her belt, and probably isn’t a pushy individual.

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The ideal Realtor for you is not afraid to tell you the truth (even when you don’t want to hear it),  and won’t panic when facing an unexpected curve.

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You are a unique individual with unique needs. Some purchasers have a large down-payment.Some purchasers will only be happy with a move-in ready residence. Some shoppers need garage parking. Just like shoppers, real estate pros have different skills and areas of focus.

Here’s what you should pay attention to when identifying the dream Realtor for you when you’re buying in Cameron Station:

    1. Check out real estate pro 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.
    2. Speak with a few Realtors — I once saw a statistic that 84% of property hunters in Northern Virginia choose the first real estate 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 real estate professional you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs.
    3. Your real estate pro should never have an irritating personality. — You and your Realtor might be spending a lot of time together. We all have unique personalities, and that’s the way it should be. But when working with someone professionally, if helps if their personality “meshes” well with your own.
    4. Find out how they find. — When choosing a real estate pro, ask how they identify residences. Some real estate agents have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s dream for you, not what’s right for your Realtor. So make sure the real estate professional is willing to search high and low to find the ideal residence for you. That includes using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as their own personal network.
    5. 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 row/townhouse. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. This advice is heavily used for a reason. It doesn’t hurt to have a attorney take a look at your representation agreement, but usually that’s not necessary. The document is pretty straight forward.

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.