Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need a realtor you can trust, who knows her way around the area. If you need a Marlton, NJ realtor you will be hard pressed to find another as experienced, knowledgeable about the area, and committed to excellence than Roxanne Ardary of Long and Foster.
Marlton, also known as Evesham, is a very desirable location with a population of 10,133 people, as of the 2010 census. 28.2% of the 4,126 households had children under the age of 18. Marlton school district boasts by 7 elementary schools, 1 central high school, a technical school and several private schools and is serviced by The New Jersey Transit Authority between Berlin and Philly. Choose from dozens of neighborhoods with housing running the gamut of apartments, condos, single family homes, new construction, gated and ungated communities, and many more. Whatever type of home you desire can be found in Marlton.
Marlton has a long and interesting history. Settled in the mid 16th century by Welsh and English Quakers, and called Evesham Township, originally encompassing the towns of Medford, Washington Twp, Hainesport, Lumberton, Shamong, and Mount Laurel Township. Evesham was renamed Marlton in early nineteenth century. Part of Marlton, known as Olde Marlton, is protected to keep the historical portion preserved.
Finding an Agent
Once you have settled on the area you are going to settle in, you need to find the best realtor agent in Marlton, NJ to help with your search. This is a decision you do not want to take lightly. Your house is the probably the biggest purchase you will ever make, and one that will definitely impact your life and the lives of your family every day. Your home is more than just a house, it is the heart and soul of your family, the place where you will raise your children, entertain your friends, and make holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Your home is a major investment, the cost of which must be very carefully controlled. It is wise to consider a wide range of circumstances when planning a purchase of this magnitude. Consider potential loss of income due to layoffs or a health problem. Will the loss of your house be riding on this? When trouble hits, you do not need another thing to worry about.
So you must balance the needs of your family, with regards to the square footage and amenities you wish for, with a payment that you feel comfortable with in the long run. A good agent knows this, and a good agent is an advocate for her clients. A good agent will not put making a sale before her obligation to her client. Just as your medical doctor, by way of his training, knows how to advise you about your health, and is obligated to guide you into the right decision, your realtor knows how to balance everything in the equation of home buying so that the benefits will be mutual.
All Agents are not Created Equal
In every profession, there are those who enjoy their jobs and go above and beyond what is necessary to ensure that everything is done with the utmost diligence for the best result. Then there are those who are not doing what they want to do, but rather what they have to do because it is their job. In real estate, it is much better to find that agent whose calling is real estate, who loves what she does, and looks at each client as someone she can help navigate the home buying experience and to find, not just a place to live, but the home of their dreams.
Look for an agent who is knowledgeable about your target area or neighborhood. Your agent should be well versed in the area she presents to you and know the statistics for the area schools, shopping, public transportation, and recreational areas. This allows her to look at your lifestyle, your family, and career and right away be able to pin point the areas and neighborhoods that will be a perfect fit for you, neighborhoods with people in your age group, and with families like yours. She should be able to place you in a home with neighbors who enhance your life. For example, if you have children and are a stay-at-home mom, are there other women in the neighborhood like you? All of these things add to the enjoyment of your home.
If you were going in for major surgery, you wouldn’t be very confident in a surgeon who had only performed the procedure once or twice; you would want to have the most experienced surgeon you could find. Just because a doctor is less experienced doesn’t mean he is less competent, but you still would want a more experienced doctor. It is the same with realtors. Your agent might be one with only a year or two of experience, or she can be an agent who has lived and worked in the area for 20 years. Which would you choose?
Check it Out
There certainly are things you can do to gauge an agent’s experience and effectiveness. Check to see if your agent is licensed. Check to see if there have been complaints filed against him or her. You can ask for a list of previous clients that you can contact for a references. It is understandable for an agent to want to protect her client’s privacy, but there are ways to put you in touch with some clients and still keep their contact information protected.
Ask how many active clients an agent has. Too many and she will be spread too thin and you may not get the attention you should, too few clients and this might be a red flag.
Your options for an agent are wide open, and it may be a seemingly daunting task to choose wisely. Roxanne Ardary has the experience you need, the knowledge to steer you in the right direction, and the attention to detail that will get you into your new home, out of your old, or both. Her clients will tell you they would choose her again. You are in very good hands.