• Who Is On Your Most Wanted List?

        Who Is On Your Most Wanted List?

        Real estate agents are a dime a dozen, but a great one is hard to come by. When you are looking for someone to help you buy or sell your home, it’s wise to do some research before you sign the dotted line. Below are some questions and suggestions for obtaining the right agent for your needs:

        Is your agent a Realtor? – Huh? Yes, there is a difference. An agent with the Realtor designation has taken an additional oath to be ethical in their practices, including: to be honest with ALL parties in a transaction, to put the client’s interests above their own, to disclose all pertinent facts about a property, and to be truthful in all communications with the public.

        What is the Realtor’s track record? – How many homes has the agent sold in your neighborhood? How many listings do they currently hold? Understanding how active an agent is in the community you are looking to buy or sell in is key to making sure you are being represented with the most knowledgeable professional possible.

        Is the Realtor’s license active and in good standing? – Just as you may check a businesses rating with the Better Business Bureau, it is a smart move to know the background of your agent of choice. In Virginia, real estate licenses are policed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, DPOR for short. Here you can look up any agent and view the status of their license, if they are up-to-date on their continuing education credits, and any violations they may have received.

        These are just a few tips for securing the best person to handle one of your biggest investments– your home!

        Ask Gina & Company has been serving the Loudoun County community for over 15 years. We are proud of our Realtor designations and will happily provide you any information you may need to make us your agent of choice for all of your Loudoun County Real Estate needs!