The people who have the easiest time buying or selling a home are those who do not assume that the buyer or seller is the enemy. A real estate transaction does not have to be an adversarial situation. Both parties can leave the closing table satisfied with the outcome, and in most cases it does work that way. Buyers and sellers make it harder for us all when they start seeing the other party or their agent as the enemy.
Charlottesville is a special place with the University of Virginia driving much of the local economy. They have around $1 billion of construction in process (planning, design, permitting and construction) at any point in time.
Expansion of Rivanna Station for the federal government and the relocation of Martha Jefferson Hospital will also add a significant amount of work to the construction economy. This amount of work will provide plenty of work for local contractors and will bring in contractors from outside our area.
15 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Real Estate Agent – Sure, it’s from Redfin, 🙂 but it’s still a good list.
10. Will you show me all the properties for sale?
Good agents show all properties, even for-sale-by-owner properties that don’t pay a commission.
#10 is why I negotiate my fee with my buyers up front – so that this isn’t an issue.
I would have made Price #1 instead of #2.