Best Practices For Selecting A Competant Realtor When Shopping Cottage-Style Residences Similar To 3019 Rosemary Ln

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The best agent in Northern Virginia for you may have less experience, and is not necessarily the one with the most years on the job. The great licensed real estate adviser in Northern Virginia is equipped to handle unique situations when they arise,  and is not afraid to tell you the truth (even when you don’t want to hear it).

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Here’s my counsel for spotting the most suitable Realtor for you when you’re purchasing a home like 3019 Rosemary Ln with 975 sqft of living space in 22042:

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    1. 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.
    2. Speak with a few real estate pros — You don’t have to exhaust yourself interviewing agent after agent, but at least discuss with two or three to see who you’re most comfortable with. I once saw a statistic that 84% of shoppers in Northern Virginia choose the first 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 measuring all options. Probably a little of both.
    3. There should be a certain chemistry between you and your Realtor. — Professional expertise is an important criterion when choosing a real estate agent in Fairfax County. You don’t want to have to explain the same thoughts and ideas over and over.
    4. Ask them how they search for detacheds. — When picking a licensed real estate adviser, ask how they shop detacheds. Some agents have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s ideal for you, not what’s most compatible for your Realtor. So make sure the real estate agent is willing to search high and low to find the dream property for you. That includes using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as their own personal network.
    5. 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 home. 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 hunter 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. It’s critical that you examine all documents during the home buying process, and that includes your agent’s representation agreement.

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If you need a local expert in Fairfax County, it’s difficult to find a better agent than Stuart Nesbitt. I know you’ll see that Stuart Nesbitt is supportive and professional.

Realtor Stuart Nesbitt
Realtor Stuart Nesbitt


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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.