Del Ray

No matter how much you look forward to moving to a new home, relocating is chore, and selling your current home in Del Ray will only add to the stress of the move. The goal is to quickly a buyer because an unoccupied home is not only a worry, but a financial burden, especially if the selling process drags on for a long period of time. Selling your home in Del Ray before you begin paying for another somewhere else is the best alternative for your bank account.

There are many tips that experts offer to increase your chances of unloading your home quickly. But few compare the pros and cons of different ways to sell your home.

Recently Sold in Del Ray

Finding the right method for selling your home can shape the process from start to finish. Here are some essential tips to help you decide the best way to sell your home.

Full Service Realtor

Del Ray is in Alexandria 22301

Full Service Realtors are still the most common way to find a buyer for your home. Realtors are the ideal solution for the busy homeowner trying to sell their home while accomplishing countless other things. Many house sellers are also uncomfortable dealing with buyers directly.

A good agent can eliminate much of the stress of dealing with potential buyers and much of the paperwork that comes with selling a home. A Realtor will take pictures, hang signs, show the property, advertise the property, coordinate the closing. Realtors are specially trained to handle the intricate details associated with selling your home. There are many aspects of home selling that an average seller might not be aware of or have any idea how to fix.

Problems often arise during the sale of a house that can be very discouraging. Working with a trained professional can help alleviate much of the stress that comes from the uncertainty of not knowing what to do next. But whatever you do, remember, it is always a mistake to hire an agent solely on the basis they gave you the highest valuation for your house.

Limited Service Realtor

A limited service Realtor is sometimes called a discount real estate agent. This is because a limited service Realtor often offers a discount on fees and in exchange they leave some or all of the work to the home owner. For example, you can take your own photos, or put up your own signs.  Nesbitt Realty is somewhat unique in that we offer both a full service option and limited service options so that you can pick and choose some self-service options to save money, or you can have us do all the work to minimize your anxiety.

Self-Service Sale

Many homeowners value having complete control of the process when it comes to selling their own properties. They enjoy having the ability to control every aspect associated with marketing and selling their property, and any other details that affect such a significant investment. This method is very time consuming and thanks to the internet an increasingly popular choice as more people try to find cheaper alternatives to traditional Realtors. For those who do decide to pursue selling their own home, there are many details to consider.

Potential buyers intimidate many private sellers and vice versa. Realtors are specially trained to find out information about a buyer without being direct or offensive. It can be very embarrassing for a seller to have to be so intrusive, but it is important for them to qualify buyers. You can prepare a list of questions in advance. If you’re on good terms with your mortgage broker ask them to help you.

There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas A. Edison

In Conclusion

There is no substitute for hard work.  It’s just a matter of whether you want to do the work or whether you want your Realtor to do the work. Making the right decision about how to sell your home in Del Ray can significantly reduce your stress levels and improve your home selling experience.

Selling a home is difficult. In most cases, it involves you uprooting your life and starting over somewhere else. The stress of a move can be astronomical. It strains your finances and your relationships. Having a definitive plan makes any action easier.

With many possibilities available to the homeowner, it is not difficult to find the best action plan for your needs. In most cases, the right choice can mean the difference between a positive experience and a horrific disaster.

You need to give careful consideration to your timescale, the amount of time you can personally devote to the process and any factors which complicate your sale.

Recently Sold in Del Ray

TOP TO BOTTOM RENOVATION, 1 MILE TO BRADDOCK RD. METRO! 1.3 miles to KING ST. METRO! Stunning open floor plan, with White, 42' Shaker Cabinets, Granite, Stainless Steel. Gleaming hardwood floors. 2 full and 1 half baths. Fully finished lower level with outside entrance, bedroom and full bath. Nice yard. Driveway parking. Walk 2 blocks to Del Ray shops & restaurants. [1706 Cliff St, Alexandria, VA]


6 bedroom/4 bath home in the heart of Del Ray! Beautiful renovation just completed - hardwoods throughout, 4 beds and 2 baths plus laundry on the upper level. Open floor plan on main level, bedroom and bath, gourmet kitchen with shaker-style cabinets and gorgeous finishes, walk out to large yard. Huge basement with rec space, access to outside, legal bedroom, full bath and office! [223 Mason Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

This home just got an offer. If you're interested, there's still time. OFFERS DUE BY THURSDAY, FEB 15, AT 5:PMBright, open layout w/hardwoods & updated kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances, pendant lighting & gas cooking range. Upper level has 2 spacious bedrooms w/walk-in closets, separate laundry room & private balcony off master suite. Attached garage & driveway. Close to DC [2211 Main Line Blvd #101, Alexandria, VA]

Truly exceptional 3 BR, 4.5 BA luxury townhome on quiet street with large front porch; best location in PY! Features 1st floor BR & full BA; gourmet kitchen; 4th floor full BA, 2-sided gas FP, wet bar & private roof deck. $80K+ in upgrades: 5~ hardwood floors, crown molding, custom closets, Ethan Allen shutters, Restoration Hardware lighting/fixtures. 2-car garage & 2-car driveway. Impeccable! [725 Annie Rose Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Spectacular renovations throughout the Expansive 3 level colonial in Braddock Heights! No detailed overlooked in this meticulous renovation making a perfect blend of original 1940 charm w/all of todays modern amenities! Stunning kitchen reno incl. brand new shaker white cabs, w/gray island, Super white silestone cntrs, S/S Appl&Subway bcksplsh. All 4.5 bths completely renov.T/O!*5th bed is den* [2423 Cameron Mills Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Sunny, updated 2 bed 2 bath Del Ray duplex just blocks to Metro. Hardwood floors throughout main and upper levels. Main level with living, separate dining and updated kitchen. Walk out to a large, private yard - great for entertaining. Upper level with 2 bedrooms and one bath - expanded master! Lower level with additional bath and access to yard. Leave your car in the driveway and walk everywhere! [217 Adams Ave, Alexandria, VA]

4 bed/3 bath Beverly Hills colonial on large, magnificent lot! Updated kitchen, main level bed and bath, wood-burning fireplace, hardwoods on main and upper levels. Walk out to the beautiful screened porch overlooking a large yard. Three bedrooms, one bath up, lower level with full bath, office, mud room and full-sized garage. Steps to "The Pit" and zoned for Charles Barrett Elementary! [3505 Halcyon Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous 3 level brick end TH w/off street parking 2 blocks to shops & restaurants. Easy walk to King & Braddock metros. Light filled floor plan, hardwoods, exposed brick, 2 FP's, updated baths, newer windows w/plantation shutters, white kitchen w/ss appliances, granite & tiled backsplash. Screened porch adjoins Fam Rm to private enclosed backyard oasis w/ brick patio & retractable awning. [220 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Renovated Old Town 2BR/1BA End Unit Townhouse! Kit w/ new cabs, granite, ceramic tile, SS applncs! Refinished hardwoods on 2 levels. Freshly painted & move-in ready! Gorgeous dentil molding & tray ceiling. New double-pane windows. Fenced backyard w/ patio & shed. Easy parking. 1 block to Starbucks. 5-6 short blocks to Metro! So convenient to Old Town's shops, restaurants, & entertainment! [426 Henry St N, Alexandria, VA]

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Will Nesbitt

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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 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.