Testimonials and Reviews Matter

How do you find a professional real estate agent, the right agent for you?

Real estate is a life-long profession for some and a second or third career for many of us.

When the market is hot, new firms pop up everywhere, and new agent classes are booked solid. Some are new local firms, while others are behemoths determined to take over the industry.

If you are buying or selling a home in the same town where you’ve lived your whole life, you may already have a relationship with an agent. But, if you are relocating to a new city or a state miles away, how can you make a good choice?

There are better options than a general internet search.

Searching the internet for the right agent is just as tricky as finding the right home or neighborhood when you don’t know the area. It’s an excellent place to start, but here are other resources online.

Go to our blog and search the phrase choose agent. We have published articles and videos on this topic for over ten years. Then go to Testimonials and Reviews and read what others have said. Active Adults Realty works almost exclusively with people just like you, and many of the agents we hire have been through the process themselves. The experience of others may be the best way to find the right agent for you.

What does it cost to use a Buyer Agent?

We often get that question and the answer these days is “it depends.” Historically, compensation to the listing agent and the buyer agent comes from the sellers’ side of the transaction at settlement. But today, it’s wise to ask. Some brokerages and agents are adding hidden fees, not Active Adults Realty. At your first in-person meeting, our agents will make sure you understand the process before you go to contract, not at the settlement table.

We’re here to help.

Once you’ve done your research about us, please contact us, and let’s put a plan together.

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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