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.

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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

BEAUTIFUL UPDATED COMPLETELY END UNIT ROW HOUSE IN DELRAY W/ A SWEET PORCH!NEW ROOF, NEW HVAC, NEW WINDOWS, NEW WATER HEATER, NEW PATIO, HARDWOOD FLOORS, UPDATED BATHROOMS.FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT W/FULL BATH, AND COULD BE A THIRD BEDROOM IN THE BASEMENT.~PRIVATE DRIVEWAY! BEAUTIFUL LARGE FENCED BACKYARD, FRESHLY PAINTED, WALK TO SHOPS, THE MARKET, YOGA STUDIO, AND RESTAURANTS~ ON MT. VERNON AVE. [3009 Fulton St, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful duplex in the heart of Del Ray! 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, fully finished basement - full of light! Hardwoods on upper and main, updated bathrooms with beautiful tile and finishes; renovated kitchen. Enjoy entertaining with the large deck and private yard. Leave your car and walk to restaurants and shops and Metro! Welcome home! [311 Bellefonte Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY ON 3 LEVEL ALL BRICK DUPLEX IN HIGHLY DESIRABLE DEL RAY*FANTASTIC LOT W/COVERED FRONT ENTRANCE & SPACIOUS PRIVATE REAR BRICK PATIO & SHADE GARDEN*HARDWOOD FLRS MAIN & UPPER LVL*FULL FINISHED BASEMENT W/OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL BA & BED/DEN*PRIVATE DRIVEWAY & AMPLE STREET PARKING*WELL CARED FOR ORIGINAL OWNER HOME IS BEING SOLD AS-IS BUT JUST NEEDS UPDATING*WALK TO DEL RAY CENTRAL* [2722 Hickory St, Alexandria, VA]

Light-filled townhouse in sought-after Del Ray! Open living & dining room, updated kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances. Upper level has two bedrooms & full bath. Finished lower level with additional bath & lots of storage space. Large yard with private parking off alley. Energy conscience home with solar panels & electric car charging station! Steps to "The Avenue!" Walk to Metro. [554 Nelson Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

This MAGICAL FARMHOUSE offers everything you hoped for in DEL RAY and more! REMODELED Top to Bottom with period details throughout! CHARMING front porch, FABULOUS kitchen, breakfast room, screened porch, original HWFs, skylights and spiral staircase to loft! 3rd bedroom or HUGE dressing room! BEAUTIFULLY landscaped and finished detached garage! Walk to metro and min to DC and Old Town! [400 Howell Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Enviable location in sought-after Del Ray community & close to Braddock Rd. Metro+Potomac Yards! Wonderful 3BR/2BA home w/3 finished levels, HW floors, neutral paint colors, granite counter tops & stainless appliances in updated KIT, built-in bookcases/cabinets, a finished lower level rec room space & a great deck for outdoor entertaining w/deep fenced yard. Ideal for commuters -WON'T LAST LONG! [405 Howell Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Beautifully renovated craftsman in the heart of Del Ray! Gorgeous kitchen- quartz counters and herringbone backsplash, eat-in dining space. Main level with separate family room, gas fireplace, bedroom and full bath. Three bedrooms upstairs with two full baths. Lower level with rec room, bedroom and full bath. Detached garage, fenced yard with flagstone patio and fire pit. Walk to "The Avenue!" [201 Luray Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Location! Location! Location! Fantastic opportunity to create your dream home in highly sought-after Del Ray. All brick bungalow in the heart of Del Ray. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with wood burning fireplace in the living room. Driveway and one-car garage accessible from alley. Walk to "The Avenue" and Braddock Road Metro. Home is being sold as-is. [108 Monroe Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Everything you want - great curb appeal on quiet street w/perfect porch, lots of natural light, updated kitchen,crown molding,charming FP & built-ins, comfortable room sizes, fully finished lower level w/2nd full BA, space for guest room & walkout to flat & fully fenced yard w/patio. Walk to "The Ave" & ez access to 2 metros, plus great neighbors & all new windows & doors. [206 Uhler Ter W, Alexandria, VA]

Top floor, private corner unit. 10' ceilings, modern, open floorplan. Natural light in every room. Gourmet kitchen, granite & top-of-the-line stainless appliances. 2 balconies, views of Washington, Alexandria & trees. Across street shopping, movie theaters & dining. Minutes to Crystal City, Four Mile Run Park, Old Town, Pentagon, Downtown DC & Airport. Temperature controlled storage unit. [181 Reed Ave E #407, 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 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.