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 Why Mark Hastings as your Northern   Virginia Realtor?

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Choosing a REALTOR®…

The single most important person and resource to have on your side is a REALTOR®


Why should you choose S. Mark Hastings?


Smart home buyers only work with a buyer representative, whom they hire specifically to represent them.  A buyer representative represents the buyer in the real estate transaction, not the seller. State law governs the duties real estate licensees owe to consumers.  State laws vary, but usually, a buyer representative owes full fiduciary duties, including loyalty, to the real estate buyer.  The buyer representative works has the client’s best interests in mind through the entire real estate transaction.


The following list will explain what I believe my responsibilities are when working on your behalf:


1)       Educate you through the entire home-buying process.

2)       Help you to understand all the contracts and paperwork.

3)       Handle any problems that might arise during the process.

4)       Properly prepare any forms, contracts and disclosures that are required.

5)       Help you find the right home in the right neighborhood.

6)       Show homes to you in an effective and professional manner.

7)       Guide you with the regard to repairs that should be made.

8)       Provide comparable sales data to help assure that you are paying the proper price for the home.

9)       Guide you in your selection of competent escrow/closing and title professionals.

10)  Advise you on which professional inspections should or must be done on the property.

11)  Determine if sellers are trying to take advantage of you.

12)  Help you understand the use and limitations of good-faith estimates.

13)  Advise you when you should seek the advice of an attorney.

14)  Guarantee that the appraisal process is handled properly.

15)  Educate you on the loan, closing and title process.

16)  Help you to negotiate the best price for all costs and fees related to the transaction.

17)  Negotiate and deal effectively on you behalf with the seller, other agents, escrow/closing, title companies and attorneys.

18)  Advise you on any inspections such as septic, well, soil, home, radon, termite and roof that might be applicable to the specific property in which you are interested.

19)  Properly handle the walk-through process with you prior to closing.

20)  See that any repairs or requirements are met prior to the closing.

21)  Attend closing and oversee the entire closing process.

22)  Insure that every facet of the buying process in handled effectively and professionally.


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