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John Martin

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Agent

Managing Broker (14 years experience)

23 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Advice

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  • 0 Best Answers,
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any Richmond friends ever work with Sarah Bice Associates Real Estate

Response

Don't know the above mentioned firm, but It's amazing that stories like these exist in this market. Since I have been in the business over the last 10 years, this example has always pained me... Hearing stories of agents pushing clients to make a decision?  Sure we all need to make a living, but not taking the time to understand the market is a bad business decision. Plus, the goal is for your buyer to call you back in the future to sell and or refer your name to friends. At this point, most of the agents in this market are experienced and have made it through this rough patch. I truly believe those of us that have done well in the hard times are being paid back for being good agents in the good times. Shop around and meet a few agents. You can usually tell within a few minutes if the Realtor is solid and cares about your needs. Check out their personal sites, call or email them...Good Luck.

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Unfair market value

Response

When did you post the upgrades? It took my house awhile to catch up to the updates we made on Zillow... I wouldn't give too much credit to a Zestimate. As agents, we don't use them for our market evaluations. Each neighborhood is different, talk to a local real estate professional or get an appraisal. Remember, any short sales or Foreclosures in the area will most likely bring your Zestimate down. Those are comps that Zillow will capture. John Martin, Realtor William E. Wood & Associates Realtors®5208 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, Va. 23185[content removed by moderator] Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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Who has sold the most houses in the Aragona Village neighborhood of Virginia Beach, VA (zip 23462)?

Answer

At a glance, it appears to be random across the board for local brokers. Very active neighborhood over the last year. William E. Wood & Associates had 14 listings sold or under contract in the last year. I know I am partial, but we have a pretty solid advertising set-up, website, relocation team, agent base, and an outstanding overall reputation. Good Luck.. John Martin, RealtorWilliam E. Wood & Associates Realtors757-870-2893www.TidewaterHome.com

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