Your best choice might not look like the typical real estate professional, and probably isn’t a pushy individual. The right Realtor in Dumfries has the expertise and tools to address your unique situation and won’t panic when facing an unexpected curve.
Each property hunter has unique needs. Some property seekers need garage parking. Some purchasers want a big lawn. Some home hunters are moving in from out of state. In the same way that each buyer client is unique, agents have different attention to detail and personality traits.
Here are some ideas to help you decide on the right licensed real estate adviser for you when you’re buying in Dumfries:
- Check out real estate 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.
- Speak with a few Realtors — The real estate pro should have time to discuss to you. If you pick the most popular agent in 22025, you might find yourself working with a junior associate affiliated with that Realtor. I once saw a statistic that 84% of purchasers in Northern Virginia choose the first real estate pro 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.
- Don’t underestimate the value of chemistry. — 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. Professional expertise is an important criterion when choosing a Realtor in Prince William County.
- Ask them how they search for detacheds. — When selecting a real estate professional, ask how they identify detacheds. Some agents have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s right for you, not what’s best for your real estate agent. So make sure the agent is willing to search high and low to find the most suitable detached 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 home. Be very wary of any agent that is not concerned about getting a representation agreement signed. It doesn’t hurt to have a legal counselor take a look at your representation agreement, but usually, that’s not necessary. The document is pretty straight forward. This advice is heavily used for a reason.
If you want a local expert in Dumfries, I highly recommend Benjamin Schulze. I think you’ll agree that Benjamin Schulze is patient and thorough.
Benjamin Schulze says, “Contact me right now to start your search for the perfect property. To learn more about 15001 Huntgate Ln or any detacheds asking in Prince William County, email me. I’m Benjamin Schulze and I appreciate the opportunity.”
Our real estate agents are dedicated to excellence and are required to continue their education after licensing.