A walk on the waterfront

Fortune Teller at waterfront
Fortune Teller in Old Town

I took a walk on waterfront in Old Town Alexandria VA last night. The temperature was absolutely perfect as was the humidity. There were crowds, but it wasn’t too much. I saw folks rushing to the Nina Dandy and other boats for an evening of cruising. There were several street musicians playing King St. At the pass-thru under the Torpedo Factory, a gentleman was playing the saxophone. And down along the water a street magician was showing his stuff. The balloon men were there creating animals and entertaining the children. A fortune teller was portending the future. A parrot rescue group had a flock of parrots and similar birds which were available for photos.

But then a light misting rain started to fall and the crowds scattered. At first they hid in the Food Court and on the trolley. The musicians were the first to pack, and they packed quickly to ensure their instruments weren’t damaged. The mule drawn carriage pulled off and soon the streets were quiet. We walked around a bit, enjoying the peace and quiet. And then we were gone as well.

Street Magician
Street magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Real Estate Contracts With Contingencies

Real estate contracts sometimes come with contingencies. This is a part of the contract that states certain conditions or timelines are met or the seller or buyer can void the contract. The conditions or timelines can be any that both parties agree on and are put within the contract.

Contingencies usually last for a specified period. Once the contingency ends the contract could end or the contract is valid without the contingencies agreed upon.

Usually the buyer is more eager to have a contingency plan but in today’s economy and market they are more widely accepted by both sellers and buyers. Nesbitt Realty can help you with your contingencies in your contract.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.

Have a Nice Walk in the Park at Mount Eagle

 

Properties in 22303

Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

You’ve been prequalified … what now?

I met with a first-time buyer over the weekend. She was prequalified by her lender. Prequalifying helped frame her choices. It’s a waste of time and energy to look at homes that are outside of the budget, so prequalification is the first step for any home buyer. Here are the steps that we’ll be taking on the road to home ownership.3D Realty Handshake

  1. Tour properties — We took a top level tour of some of the properties that are in her
    budget. This gives the client something concrete and real to think about so that she can decide whether this home ownership thing is for her or not. In addition to the units we saw, I can think of a number of places that would also fall within this client’s budget and still offer a very reasonable commute to Ft. Belvoir. But I wanted to get her impressions of these places before going on a bit deeper.
  2. Revisiting — We’ll revisit those communities that hold the greatest interest and look at everything available in those communities.  (So far we just did a top level search.)
    • A few more choices — If none of these really feel right, we’ll find a few more to consider and continue with the search.
  3. Make an offer — When we’ve found the property that stirs the soul, fits the budget and feels right, I’ll write up an offer. At that time I’ll collect “earnest money”.
    • The earnest money is evidence that the seller is serious about the purchase and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. We’ll submit a preapproval letter, a copy of the earnest money deposit and the signed offer for the seller to consider.
  4. Negotiations — Sometimes there is a difference between the asking price and the selling price. The selling price is determined by negotiation. We’ll pass drafts of the contract back and forth until the buyer and seller have agreed on all terms.
  5. Loan processing — Julie at Condominium Mortgage will then collect documentation from the client. This documentation will serve the purpose of proving the representations made in the loan application process. The buyer will produce pay stubs, bank statements etc. Julie will also order an appraisal as required by all lenders.
  6. Settlement — Settlement is the word used to describe the actual transfer of ownership. We’ll settle on the property in a timely fashion on an agreed upon date. Settlement will occur at a title company’s office and a settlement agent will ensure that funds are present as is marketable title.
  7. Ownership — Here’s where the fun begins … as does the responsibility of home ownership.

Properties in Fort Hunt

8714 Bluedale St

Spacious and classic, this 4 bdrm colonial with carport has been updated inside and out. The gourmet kitchen with awesome stove and range hood opens to the family room and deck for easy entertaining. The laundry is conveniently located in the master bedroom, along with 2 closets, large bath and a cozy sitting room. Storage galore with a full basement & large closets with elfa shelving and pantry. [Stratford Landing - $675,000]

1506 Hollindale Dr

All brick charmer with a beautiful new kitchen, gorgeous wood floors on a sprawling lot. Living room with wood burning fireplace, stately mantel and built-in bookcases. Elegant French doors lead to the sunroom where walls of windows overlook the gorgeous greenery, a raised deck and fully fenced back yard. Convenient to shopping and dining and minutes to historic Old Town Alexandria/DC. [Hollindale - $614,900]

8206 Collingwood Ct

Love where you live & don't spend the entire weekend maintaining it! Located in the heart of Fort Hunt you are steps from 4 pools, ball fields and historic destinations. Rare cul de sac location gives way to stunning home. Chefs kitchen, renovated bathrooms and large formal/informal entertaining spaces define this home. Private backyard oasis awaits but only minutes to GW Parkway, Old Town and DC [Collingwood Springs Khor - $939,900]

8062 Fairfax Rd

10+! Expanded Hollin Hall Rambler boasts rarely available open floorplan due to basement utilities. Great flow provides both private spaces to relax and entertain. Huge master bedroom has walk-in closet, separate lux bath and adjacent laundry. Large, flat, level yard provides privacy and space to entertain on flagstone patio. Steps from GW Parkway and Mt. Vernon Park Pool. Waynewood School too! [Hollin Hall Village - $599,900]

8411 Morey Ln

Beautifully updated two level detached home in the great Collingwood Neighborhood, fantastic location. Recently painted and updated, lovely flat private yard with built in seating area, a delight for your summer cookouts [Collingwood On Potomac - $649,000]

1111 Cameron Rd

Charming split level in sought after Wellington just off the GW Pkwy south of Old Town. Updated kitchen w granite, recessed lighting, room for table. Gas cooktop & wall oven. Gas heat & elec. CAC. Hdwd floors. Longtime owners have updated over the years. 1st floor fam rm.Thermal replacement windows. Original siding replaced w vinyl. Gutter guards. Waynewood Elem. 2 blks to trail. Open Sun 2-4. [Wellington Estates - $685,000]

8500 Boulevard Dr

4-Level split w/ 4 BR & 2.5 BA. Main level LR w/ bay window, separate DR & kitchen w/table space. Upper level 1-- 2 BR & 1 BA. Upper level 2-- 2 BR & 1 BA & a large walk-in closet with a window. Lower level family room w/FP & laundry storage area. Carport. Large corner lot. Recent renovation. Hardwood floors. Great location-convenient to Old Town and Ft. Belvoir. Bike/running path! Beautiful! [Collingwood On Potomac - $686,000]

8105 Yorktown Dr

5,000 sq ft -almost new in Waynewood Elem. Open floor plan w/ eat-in chef's kitchen ft lg island, 2 ovens & gas range. Main-lvl office & upper-lvl loft. Master suite w/ 2 walk-in closets, luxurious BA w/ soaking tub & sep shower. Finished walk-out basement w/ BR, game rm, full BA,&expansive rec rm w/ heated floors. Professionally landscaped backyard w/ deck & patio. 1 block to community pool [Hollin Hall Village - $989,000]

2214 Creek Dr

Stratford on the Potomac. Property is located on a secluded cul-de-sac lot over 1/3 acre on George Washington's River Farm and adjacent to a wooded park. Customized Wellington Colonial (fully remodeled fall 2006); 4,043 sq. ft. overall (1,012 sq. ft. completely finished basement). Red-oak flooring. Newer windows throughout. Large sun/media/dinning multi-purpose room. In-law suite. Wet bar. [Stratford Landing - $895,000]

8813 Fort Hunt Rd

Spacious five bedroom, 2.5 bath split level on over 1/2 acre in neighborhood of many $1-$2 million homes. Just off the GW Parkway, near Fort Hunt Park, in the popular Waynewood school district. Bonus -- large two car detached garage. Fenced yard, deck, rec room with FP, updated kitchen w/ stainless appliances & granite. Refinished hardwood floors on main level. OPEN Sunday 4/30, 1:30-3:30 pm [Plymouth Haven - $669,000]

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

 

Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.

What are the steps of buying a home?

It’s a waste of time and energy to look at homes that are outside of the budget, so prequalification is the first step for any home buyer. If you choose to work with Nesbitt Realty here are many of the steps that we’ll be taking on the road to home ownership.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt is an Accredited Buyer’s Agent and Top Producing agent.  Put her experience to work for you.
  1. Tour properties — We’ll take a top level tour of some of the properties that are in your budget. This gives the client something concrete and real to think about so that you can decide whether this home ownership thing is for you or not. It also gives us a chance to see which properties most interest you so that we can rely upon our experience to identify communities and properties you may have overlooked.
  2. Revisiting — We’ll revisit those communities that hold the greatest interest and look at everything available in those communities.
    • A few more choices — If none of these really feel right, we’ll find a few more to consider and continue with the search.
  3. Make an offer — When we’ve found the property that stirs the soul, fits the budget and feels right, your agent will prepare an offer. At that time we’ll collect earnest money.
    • The earnest money is evidence that the seller is serious about the purchase and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. We’ll submit a preapproval letter, a copy of the earnest money deposit and the signed offer for the seller to consider.
  4. Negotiations — Sometimes there is a difference between the asking price and the selling price. The selling price is determined by negotiation. We’ll pass drafts of the contract back and forth until the buyer and seller have agreed on all terms.
  5. Loan processing — Your loan officer will then collect additional documentation from the you and from your agent. This documentation will serve the purpose of proving the representations made in the loan application process. The buyer will produce pay stubs, bank statements etc. The loan office and agent will also order an appraisal as required by all lenders.
  6. Settlement — Settlement is the word used to describe the actual transfer of ownership. We’ll settle on the property in a timely fashion on an agreed upon date. Settlement will occur at a title company’s office and a settlement agent will ensure that funds are present as is marketable title.
  7. Ownership — Here’s where the fun begins … as does the responsibility of home ownership.

Real Estate for:

Choose Wisely

Realtor Ron Ginyard
Ronald R Ginyard Sr. is a Realtor and a retired US Marine.

For most people in Northern Virginia, the most important investment you will ever make is probably the purchase of a home. Knowing the basics about home-buying will give you a head start and save you time and money in your search.  Additionally Nesbitt Realty can rebate THOUSANDS of dollars to clients who want to use our Realtor services.

[Read more about buying a home]

Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Landlords trust our family-business to manage their real estate investments.

Whether this is your first rental or your tenth, Nesbitt Realty can help. We manage rental homes, townhouses and condos in Northern Virginia. Count on us for responsive, professional property management services by a family business. Our property management resource page will answer common questions like:

  • What will it cost me to list my property?

    Julie and Will
    Julie and Will Nesbitt pause from property management to take a quick picture.
  • How rent can my property fetch?
  • What markets do you serve?
  • What does a property manager do?
  • What do I need to know about Fair Housing?
  • What types of property does Nesbitt Realty manage?
  • Where does Nesbitt Realty do property managment?

Read answers, property management tips & more

Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Nobody works harder than Nesbitt Realty.

Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Rental Hunting

Andrew Patton
Andrew Patton

Rental hunting can be very daunting for some potential renters. Often the variety of options available to these renters is a source of overwhelming frustration for the renters. With so many appealing options it can be difficult to choose just one. However, there are some tips which can help to ease the process of apartment hunting. The process of finding the perfect apartment can be broken down into three simple steps.

  • The first step is to set a budget.
  • Talk to an agent who will research all available options.
  • Your agent can help you comparison shop to determine which option is the best.

Did you know that a rental agent costs the renter nothing?  Learn more about rental agents.

Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

703 765 0300

 

Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.

The Heart and History Of Groveton Alexandria

Groveton address’s are Alexandria although it is located in Fairfax County. Groveton encompasses many neighborhoods such as Bucknell Manor, Jefferson Manor, Virginia Hills and Stoneybrooke.

Huntley Meadows the county’s largest park is located south. Mount Vernon Recreation Center borders the eastern edge and Lee District Recreation Center is located on the west. Five other parks surround Groveton providing outdoor activities in a non rural community.

Cape-cod style single family homes and duplex town homes in Bucknell manor date back to the late 40’s and early 50’s. Jefferson manor homes also date back to the late 40’s also and are primarily brick. Virginia Hills are also primarily brick constructed but were built in the late 60’s and 70’s. Hardwood floors, additions and finished basements are common in Virginia Hills.

Properties in Groveton

Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.

Belle Haven Marina

Belle Haven Marina has access to the Potomac River. The Belle Haven Marina is located off the George Washington Parkway.

Properties in New Alexandria

6625 Cavalier Dr

Location! Location! Location! Fantastic opportunity to own an expanded Cape Cod in Bucknell Manor w/ attached garage! 3BR/1.5BA w/ family room addition on the rear of the house! Hardwood floors throughout main level. New carpet upstairs! Gas fireplace on main floor! Private backyard w/ concrete patio perfect for outdoor entertaining! Don't miss this chance to make this house your home! [Bucknell Manor - $467,000]

6608 Boulevard Vw #A2

Desirable 1st fl porch unit has 3 sides of windows & loads of sunshine. Move right in & enjoy your private porch, lovely hardwoods, open kitchen w/breakfast bar & convenient laundry rm access in your hallway. Just steps to pools,shopping ctr & restaurants, marina & Bike Trail. Great Metro, bus & bike commuter location, min to Old Town & Ft Belvoir. Parking, gas, water & trash incl condo fee. [Belle View - $250,000]

6604 Boulevard Vw #B2

Bright, top floor condo in Belle View community! This rare 1BR/1BA unit features an open living/dining space, renovated bathroom, HW parquet floors, & large closets. Conveniently located near GW Parkway, 495/95, Old Town, Mt Vernon trail, public transit, & Huntington metro. Laundry & extra storage unit in same building. Community offers tennis & basketball courts, pool, tot lot, and ample parking. [Belle View - $186,000]

6840 Radcliffe Dr

Just south of Old Town and Huntington Metro * 3BR/2.5A home with hardwood floors on the main and upper floors * Kitchen/dinning combo (lots of room for remodeling) * Sunny living room, with large picture window * Lower level rec room with half bath (could be converted to full bath?) Low-maintenance backyard (great for pets) * Off street parking for 2 cars * No HOA Fees or rules * [Bucknell Manor - $350,000]

6619 10th St #C2

Beautiful top-level-2 BR, 1 BA/lots of natural light/new paint throughout/updated kitchen/All window treatments + blinds in DR, LR, MB convey(window treatments do not convey in second bedroom but blinds do/common laundry room in building/2 free p/great bus, bike & Metro commuter location/min to Old Town shopping & restaurants/min to Reagan Airport/Ft. Belvoir/On Mkt 4/26/OH Sunday, 4/30, 2-4 p.m. [Belle View - $249,900]

6631 Wakefield Dr #308

Beautifully fully renovated two bedroom one and a half bath condo located in Alexandria. Luxurious upgrade throughout featuring granite counter tops, custom wood cabinets, built in Thermador refrigerator and freezer. Custom built ins and crown molding throughout. Close to Old Town Alexandria, GW Parkway, and major highways. A MUST SEE!! [River Towers - $234,999]

6405 14th St

THE best kept secret just outside Old Town. Behind the gate? A completely renovated dream home. Craftsmanship, hardwood throughout. Gourmet kitchen w/ Viking range, Sub-Zero fridge, custom cabinets, granite. Master with custom built-ins + $40k bath reno, double vanity, luxurious tub. Separate storage building. Private stone courtyard surrounds home. Meadow view from porch. Don't let it get away! [New Alexandria - $725,000]

6209 Arkendale Rd

OPEN SAT & SUN 1-3PM! Huge 4,900 SF, 5 BR 5.5 BA brick home in the heart of Belle Haven! Beautiful kit w/ granite & SS, Open, light filled floor plan. Expansive MBR Suite w/ Spa Bath & steam shower. Premium landscaped lot on quiet street, fenced backyard w/ multiple patios. 2 FPL, Sunroom. Huge upper lvl loft rec rm. Lrg workshop. Tons of storage! Conv to Old Town, DC & 495 [Belle Haven - $1,180,000]

1250 Washington St S #418

Luxury condo for a great price! Located in lavish Porto Vecchio community.Feat: gourmet granite kitchen w/SS appl & stunning cabinets. Lots of storage, built-in china cabinets &bookshelves,&a stunning master bathroom. Condo offers plenty of amenities. Right off Potomac River. Close to Nat. Harbor &Dwntn Alexandria for shopping &fine dining. Right off I-495 &George Washington Prkwy for commuting. [Porto Vecchio - $389,900]

6506 10th St

Spacious town-home condo located in sought after Belle View. Just two blocks to the Mount Vernon Trail and a short drive to Old Town Alexandria. This 2 BR 1 BA home has beautiful hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite countertops and a lower level finished basement with access to extra storage and laundry area. [Belle View - $329,900]

Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

How I met my wife.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt 2010

One of my friends when I was a Defense Language Institute in Monterey California was a fellow soldier named Jay Cook.  Jay Cook always reminded me of Clark Kent. He had broad shoulders and brown hair. Jay was a big strong guy and was the type of guy that I thought should have no problem with the ladies.  But for the glasses and perhaps the self-confidence Jay was Superman.

One Saturday afternoon in Monterey, Jay and I were walking down Alvarado Street and Jay was asking me, “How do you do it? How do you meet all these girls?”

I’ve always had a great affection for Jay, mainly because Jay always seemed to assume that I was Superman, even though I thought he was the real Superman.  Jay has a way of complimenting a guy’s ego that is so sincere, one can’t help but drink it in. I mean seriously—coming to me for advice about women is like coming to Willie Nelson for tax advice or fashion advice from Dennis Rodman.  Willie Nelson can tell you how to avoid paying taxes, but not how to do it without going to jail. Dennis Rodman can tell you how to dress, but can’t really tell you how to look good.

At any rate, far be it from me to tell Jay that I’m not expert on women. Instead, I just replied with confidence, “You just have to talk to the women, Jay. ” As we entered into Baskin-Robbins to get an ice cream cone, I told Jay, “Just be yourself. Watch this …”

Normally I wouldn’t have had the confidence to talk to a stranger, but Jay had pumped me up and I wasn’t going to disappoint. There was a gorgeous oriental girl (back then nobody said “Asian” but that’s another story) behind the counter.  I started joking around with her about flavors as we picked our selections.  When she looked away, I winked at Jay and said, “Watch and learn, young Jedi.”

I asked the girl who would one day be my bride, “Will you go out with me?”

Julie replied, “Maybe.”

We exchanged phone numbers … which is to say. I took her phone number. I lived in a barracks and didn’t have a phone in my room. Mobile phones were only for the rich so I didn’t have a number to give her.  I came to memorize that number more than 25 years later I still remember those 10 digits. As I left Baskin-Robbins, I told Jay, “That’s how you do it.”

It was probably the first time I’d ever done such a thing. And it was probably the last time. I definitely owe Jay Cook a debt of gratitude, because my wife and kids are the best things in my life.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.
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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Lee District Park

Lee District Park serves Fairfax County Virginia.

 

 

Properties in Lee District


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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

What does a rental agent do?

Stuart Nesbitt
Stuart Nesbitt is a real estate agent serving Northern Virginia.

A rental agent’s job is to listen to your needs and then help you identify rentals that meet your needs. Rental agents typically have in-depth knowledge of the community, and they are often aware of market rates. It’s not uncommon for a “connected” rental agent to know of rental opportunities that are quietly listed and generally unknown to the public.

A rental agent’s fees are paid by the landlord, so there is no expense to the renter. It really is in the renter’s best interests to employ the services of a trustworthy rental agent.

Benefits of Renting

Andrew Patton
Andrew Patton

While there are some obvious benefits to buying over renting, there are also many benefits to be gained from renting a property as opposed to purchasing a property.

Some of the benefits of renting include the ability to save money while renting for the purpose of purchasing a home, and the inclusion of amenities which the renter would not likely be able to afford if they were to purchase a home instead of renting. Renters are also free from most maintenance concerns. This is especially true in a condominium. The renter may be responsible for small items such as changing light bulbs but more extensive repairs are typically covered by the landlord.

If you’re looking for a rental unit, contact us to learn more about how a rental agent can help you find the best deal possible.

Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.