Your best choice might work for a family business (or a Fortune-400 company) and may have less experience. Your best choice in Northern Virginia knows how to work with the budget you establish and wants to find a townhouse that appeals to you (rather than to the Realtor).
Here’s my counsel for finding the dream licensed real estate adviser for you when you’re buying a home like 8930 Waites Way with 2 bedrooms:
- 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.
- Interview several licensed real estate advisers — The licensed real estate adviser should have time to discuss to you. If you pick the most popular real estate professional in Lorton, you might find yourself working with a junior associate affiliated with that agent. The Realtor you choose should be able to clearly understand your needs.
- Your Realtor should be someone you won’t mind spending some time with. — You will probably be working with your Realtor anywhere from 2 to 12 months, so it helps to get along with them. Interpersonal skills are as important as professional skills.
- Ask the real estate professional his/her process for finding homes. — When deciding on a Realtor, ask how they find places. Some Realtors have their own preferred listings that they favor. But you want what’s perfect for you, not what’s best for your real estate professional. So make sure the agent is willing to search high and low to find the right townhouse for you. That includes using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as their own personal network.
- Read the paperwork carefully. — The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all licensed agents to sign a representation agreement before showing properties or having material discussions about a specific 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 legal counselor take a look at your representation agreement, but usually, that’s not necessary. The document is pretty straight forward.
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in 22079, you owe it to yourself to chat with Ronald Ginyard, Sr. I believe you’ll find that Ronald is enthusiastic and personable.