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Old 03-29-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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What are some general questions and criteria I should ask/seek when seeking a buyer's agent in the NoVA real estate market? I am looking for a home in the 800k to 1mil range and looking at Clifton, Leesburg, Aldie and Ashburn.

I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, Ashburn, VA
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Hi-If you don't have any friends/family who can refer someone to you, I would go with an agent who works with a reputable company. You are free to "interview" as many as you'd like and see who you have good chemistry with. Moderator cut: No soliciting on the forum Best of luck!

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Here were some of our considerations:
- Whether the agent is familiar with the target area
- how long they have been in business
- are the full time, part time (the 2nd and the 3rd speak to some trouble we experienced with unreliable agents blowing off appointments/ not coming through)
- will they work for a reduced commission (we found an agent who worked for half the usual because she was building her practice. We did this by making the same offer to 3 different agents), given that in these days of homesdatabase and redfin a lot of the footwork is simplified/eliminated
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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Here were some of our considerations:
- Whether the agent is familiar with the target area
- how long they have been in business
- are the full time, part time (the 2nd and the 3rd speak to some trouble we experienced with unreliable agents blowing off appointments/ not coming through)
- will they work for a reduced commission (we found an agent who worked for half the usual because she was building her practice. We did this by making the same offer to 3 different agents), given that in these days of homesdatabase and redfin a lot of the footwork is simplified/eliminated
Thank you for the advice.
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