Jan and Steve operate as a team to make sure that you receive complete care as well as different points of view. Two opinions from people who want the same result for you. Satisfaction. (Most of the time we agree)
If you are planning on buying a home in Northern Virginia, we practice real estate consumer advocacy. Having us serve you as a buyer's agent is much like having your own attorney - someone who is looking out for YOUR interests as a buyer, not pushing any particular property but working to get you the best home at the most favorable price and terms. Home sellers have a listing (seller's) agent helping them on the sales side and their fiduciary responsibility is to the seller not you. Get a buyer's agent...there is no fee to you (at least that is our policy). Seller's pay all Realtor's fees unless otherwise negotiated.
Buying is not always the best choice. Renting can be a better option depending on your circumstances. We feel strongly, that given the market conditions here over the last 4 years, you should be able to safely commit to any home you purchase for 4-5 years. The days of rapid appreciation in Northern Virginia are long gone and you need time to build up a sufficient price gain so that you can sell in the future without a net loss after your sales expenses. Steve on informal Real Estate Videos: Informational,not self promotional: www.youtube.com/user/smcbach2
When it's all over, when the papers are all signed for the purchase of your new home or the sale of your old one, we want every client of ours to be able to say "Jan & Steve Bachman did what they said they would do. They had a detailed plan of action. They set a schedule and kept it. They thought of everything. They took care of all the details of the transaction so that I didn't have to." That is a high standard. That is what we work toward. We offer honest, open representation.
Tough Negotiation: We will provide tough negotiation on your behalf. Your interests come first. If a deal is not right for you, we will tell you to walk away. We don't care about making a sale; we care about making a client for life. We negotiate for you as if we were negotiating for ourselves.
Communication: We keep you informed every step of the way.
Attention to Detail: A real estate transaction has a thousand details. We take care of them so you can get on with your life. We have associated ourselves with the best real estate professionals. Our attorney is a second generation Fairfax settlement lawyer. We use four of the areas best lenders; if they can't find a good loan, it doesn't exist. Our real estate company, RE/MAX, has enormous resources world-wide and it stands firmly on your side.
Stress reduction: We are moderately good humored people whose goal is to make every transaction as enjoyable as possible. Buying or selling a home can be a stressful event. We try to make the sale as profitable, smooth and worry free as possible for you.
Jan is a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club 2008 and NVAR Top Producer 2008.