Team Leader / Principal Broker (18 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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Your home looks absolutely grand from the outside...but what about photos of the inside? Have you sought out any advice from a professional? At Select Realty we have low commissions with FULL SERVICE. Please visit our website and see how we can assist you in your home sale. http://www.SelectForSeller.com Please read our testamonials and find out how we can save you THOUSANDS!

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Good Evening,Your home looks absolutely grand from the outside...but what about photos of the inside? Have you sought out any advice from a professional? At Select Realty we have low commissions with FULL SERVICE. Please visit our website and see how we can assist you in your home sale. http://www.SelectForSeller.com Please read our testamonials and find out how we can save you THOUSANDS!

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Personal Agent Sites.

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Here is our website.http://www.SelectRealtyVA.com although we also use SelectForBuyers.comSelectForSellers.com and SelectNewHomes.comThe provider is phenonmenal with an incredible back end. The video overlay is separate and if you would like info and discounts on how to get that let us know. Have a great night!

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Buyer Rebates

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We're spinning all over the place here.I agree that many agents do not have their clients best interest in mind and are only working for their 3%. And that is a downright shame, and a stigma for our entire industry. But this can easily be seen by simply INTERVIEWING them. Ask key questions... and ask for PROOF. How many houses have you sold in the last year? Show me examples of how much you saved them.. etc. etc.However... a competent agent, that is truly working in their clients best interest, (by ethics, morals, and LAW) DOES get them the best deal. And then when they get cash rebate.. that is just a huge plus!You cannot correlate good agents=no rebates to bad agents=rebates. It is simply assumptions with no substantial facts.Now, I will concede... in Northern Virginia, the avg sales price is above 400,000... so, selling a home and getting 2.5% of $500,000 is better than 3% of $200,000.. yes? And when that client refers 2 more clients because "I got $3000 from Greg at settlement and saved over $40,000 off the house!".... that is even BETTER! Now I have 3 deals by giving away a couple thousand dollars on a $12,000 commission. It is, quite simply, a win-win for agents and clients. The KEY is getting the right agent.It depends on your market, what the competition offers, and how to put your "business" in the forefront. After all, this IS a business. I will take 2.5% of $300,000 over 100% of "0" anytime.Have a great day all!

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Buyer Rebates

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Hello all. There seems to be an inaccurate assumption that agents that give rebates do not work hard for their client. In some cases, this is true. However, in most cases, the FULL SERVICE Buyer's agent fights hard for their client. Our company does just that. We negotiate agressively for our buyers, save them an average of 5-6% off List Price, PLUS get the seller to pay closing costs. AFTER all that is said and done, they receive 10-20% of our commission after settlement. So, we have plenty of satisfied clients and get tons of referrals. We do our job as professionals when working for our buyer clients.Again, I cannot speak of ALL agents, just the 10 on my team. I also agree that places like redfin that send out buyers by themselves is an insane way to buy a house. Those are the ones that are not getting real representation, imo.

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