If you are a Fredericksburg home buyer getting ready to start your home search, you will need to read this article. 

Most real estate activity starts with the home search. How are you searching Fredericksburg? Are you familiar with the area? Where are the schools? How close is your work commute and are you targeting a home and area that will appreciate, not depreciate in value? If you were unable to answer any of these questions, you need to hire a REALTOR. This Fredericksburg real estate agent should be a person you can rely on to assist you with your search based on your wants and criteria. Let this REALTOR do the work for you. You should enjoy your home buying experience, not stress it.

Watch out for the big name home search sites. They can be a great resource to show listings, though many may already be under contract. 90 percent of real estate buyers begin their Fredericksburg home search online. Over 60 percent use Google to search the area with terms “homes for sale” or “real estate”. No matter what area or city the consumer targets in their search, they will see the same companies at the top of the search page. These companies have spent millions to gain the top positions to capture your business and further to recommend a partner REALTOR to you. Some of these agents agreed to share their commissions or paid to be members on these sites. Are they the “Fredericksburg area realty experts”? I don’t think so. These sites are head quartered in other states. If I’m looking for a home in Fredericksburg, VA, I don’t want someone across the country forcing me to use their services or Realtors just because I looked at some listings on their site. Purchasing your home is a very important experience and you deserve the best representation. Go local with an agent that has the experience and references to back up their information.

Tom Smith is a Fredericksburg, VA Real Estate Broker and area expert. He has earned the President’s Award for the past 4 years. These awards are important to Tom because they are given for customer satisfaction. To be qualified, one must obtain a Pinnacle Quality Service for at least two years and maintain a minimum of Centurion production as well. This is a huge accomplishment for a REALTOR. Tom provides top real estate services for Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas of Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Caroline and Orange Counties. His Fredericksburg realty website, www.fredericksburgagent.com, is totally free to use with no strings attached. Tom believes that if he provides the best services and resources with the best information, the customer will contact him for assistance when they are ready to tour the properties they found. You won’t see tons of links and ads on our site. You will observe fresh, updated listings straight from our local MLS provider, MRIS.