How Does a Bristow, VA Buyer Get a Jump on Their Competition?

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

How Does a Bristow, VA Buyer Get a Jump on Their Competition?

Bristow buyers are knocking themselves over going to the sparse amount of homes listed as we see winter draw to a close.  Sellers may be waiting for the trees to bud, grass to green up and flowers to bloom, but buyers are ready NOW.  So what's a buyer to do when the competition is fierce and there are few homes on the market?

10204 Broadsword Drive in Bristow was Under Contract before it ever hit the MLS.Hopefully, if you are a Bristow buyer, you have hired a well respected, and well connected Bristow real estate agent.  Our jobs as real estate agents are not accomplished in a bubble.  We network with other Bristow real estate agents in our offices and every time we call to show a home or give an agent feedback.  Having that connected and respected agent can really help you.

Back in January, I was taking Buyers from house to house in Bristow.  We were thrashing, trying to find the exact right fit among too few homes.  Then, my Buyers found a coming soon sign.  I called the number on it.  Low and behold, it's an agent I have been networking with for years.  I BEG him to give my buyers a sneak peak of the home.  It appears to be exactly what they are looking for.  With the permission of his sellers, we are permitted a four day early sneak peak.  The next day, we present that Listing Agent with an offer for those kind Sellers.  It was well worth it for them to let us in early.

And last weekend, an agent in my office heard of one of my upcoming listings in Braemar.  She asked when it was coming on the market.  March 1st was the answer.  She did what I did for my own Buyers.  She begged me, as the Listing Agent for a sneak peak.  Sellers granted it and today, two days before they were to hit the market, they are under contract.

It does matter who you hire to represent you.  It isn't just what we know, it is also who we know and have good working relationships with that can benefit our clients.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Chris Ann. Does it matter who you hire to represent you? Absolutely it does. Well done.

Feb 27, 2014 05:27 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Chris Ann....any buyer who does not contact a buyers' agent is very shortsighted....and the only buyer's agent to hire is Chris Ann Cleland....

Feb 27, 2014 06:40 PM #2
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Hi Chris Ann - finding the right agent to represent you is critical. In a seller's market, it is even more important. Writing a strong er offer is what wins and Chris Ann obviously writes strong offers.

Feb 28, 2014 01:27 AM #3
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Sheila:  It is one of the reasons I have strived to elevate my Realtor Reputation, as I call it.  I don't want an agent groaning when I call.  I want them to be happy they may have a chance to work with me.

Barbara:  I love to represent buyers in Bristow, Gainesville and Haymarket.

Jeff:  Sometimes, it's getting the sneak peak because of a strong network of other agents in the market.

Feb 28, 2014 01:36 AM #4
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Getting the insider scoop in a market with limited inventory is paramount to hiring a good Bristol real estate agent like you, Chris Ann. We can't market homes in Sacramento even on the sly before they go into MLS but we can put them into our own private database system 3 days prior, and that's how some go under contract.

Mar 02, 2014 01:15 AM #5
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Elizabeth:  I'm Britow, not Bristol, though we get confused all the time. Bristol is located near the Tennessee border.  I'm up north.

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