Your best choice in Fairfax County is not always the one with the most sales under his or her belt, and does not have be the friend of a friend.
The right Realtor for you figure outs how to work with the budget you establish, and helps point out the benefits as well as the flaws of attractive residences.
There are potential pitfalls in every transaction. Some purchasers don’t mind a longer commute to get more than 1,872 sqft of home. Some purchasers need help selling their current home in addition to buying a new end unit townhouse. Some purchasers can can only afford $575,000 while others are willing to pay $675,000 for the same end unit townhouse. Every home buyer is unique in the same way, real estate pros have different specialties and personality traits.
Here’s a few suggestions for digging up the most suitable real estate pro for you when you’re buying in Fairfax County:
- 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.
- Talk to multiple Realtors — I once saw a statistic that 84% of home buyers in Northern Virginia choose the first licensed real estate adviser 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 comparing. Probably a little of both.You don’t have to exhaust yourself interviewing agent after agent, but at least interface with two or three to see who you’re most comfortable with.
- Your licensed real estate adviser should never have an irritating personality. — You and your Realtor might be spending a lot of time together. Interpersonal skills are as important as professional skills.
- Ask the Realtor his/her process for finding end unit townhouses. — When picking a Realtor, ask how they find homes. Some Realtors have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s right for you, not what’s right for your Realtor. So make sure the Realtor is willing to search high and low to find the most compatible 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 end unit townhouse. 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 property in Fairfax County. 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.
If you want to chat about real estate with a real estate professional in 22315, you won’t find a better agent than Julie Nesbitt. I believe you’ll agree that Julie Nesbitt is experienced and results-driven.
I’ll go above and beyond to achieve your real estate dreams. To learn more about 6289 Alforth Ave or any places on the market in Alexandria, Virginia, contact me. I’m Julie Nesbitt and I appreciate the opportunity.