Del Ray
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

Rowhouse in 516 Nelson Ave Alexandria VA 22301
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.

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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

Location, Location, Location!! Townhouse located in the beautiful and highly sought after Del Ray section of Alexandria for sale. Two Bedroom town house, with hardwood floors on the main levels. Includes, a fenced in back yard for privacy. Area has nearby grocery stores, restaurants, and bike lanes. Priced below assessed value. Fixer upper, being sold as is. [1706 N Cliff St, Alexandria, VA]

Great Value in the heart of Alexandria. Rare 1 BDRM, 1 BA ground floor unit with open floor plan. Features other units just do not have: walkout kitchen that leads to private patio, walk-in closet, and washer & dryer IN UNIT. Walk to shopping and restaurants in Del Ray. Unit shows great and is nicely updated to include kitchen, bath and windows. [10 Ashby St #A, Alexandria, VA]


You will not find a better value in the City of Alexandria! Auburn Village is a great location and a super dog friendly community with plenty of open green space. Walk to shopping, restaurants and Del Ray. Unit shows great and is nicely updated to include kitchen, bath and windows. Beautiful hardwood floors. Top floor unit. [15 Auburn Ct #B, Alexandria, VA]

Hot Diggity Delray - Renovated stem to stern, double lot, end unit with awesome deck, 2 off street parking spaces, natural light, steps to Metro & the Avenue. Three bedrooms, two designer baths, OMG kitchen, hardwoods. Lower level with bedroom, full bath, laundry, and workshop. 1404 FINISHED SQUARE FEET. Open Saturday & Sunday 2-4. [415 Luray Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Casual perfection, playful serenity, multiple sun-struck social options gift-wrapped up in clean green space, the bow - a covered portico, makes it hard to go indoors where major living legroom and lofty bedroom headroom provide a perfect harmony between business and pleasure in natural light at once seeming to come in from all sides. Wayne is tucked away, but so close to the Del Ray strip. [1505 Wayne St, Alexandria, VA]

TOTALLY RENOVATED! THIS IS THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! NEW Kitchen & Bath. Amazing Patio backs green space! New Windows, French Doors and refinished Wood Floors. Beautiful community nestled in the woods so close to the dining, shopping and entertainment of Shirlington Village! Just minutes to Four Mile Run biking and jogging trails, recreation center, Metrobus and I 395. [3247 Gunston Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Ideally located steps to Del Ray & Old Town and only 3 blocks to Braddock Metro, this home features gleaming hdwd flrs, new roof, & fresh paint throughout. Kitchen/Dining area has french doors to back door brick patio & large private backyard. Master BR with huge closets, 2nd bath with heated floors, a truly gourmet kitchen, SOLAR PANELS, driveway parking for 2 cars. Open Sunday 2-4. [808 Ramsey St, Alexandria, VA]

Classic Del Ray farmhouse w/front porch beckons you to prop your feet up.2-story addition blends with original home offering what today's buyers desire.Spacious kitchen opens to a light-filled FR w/fplc,high ceilings and built-ins.Large MBR offers great storage and fab MBA. Other features incl. refinished wood floors,4 brs upstairs,finished LL with third full bath.Off-street parking is possible. [100 Oxford Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

TRULY STUNNING. Gorgeous white woven carpet, entire TH fully updated. Exquisite master bath spa, $10K jet air tub, huge glass shower, heated towels & vanity mirror. Beautiful 2nd bath, both UL, contemporary cable stair railings throughout. 1/2 baths L2, gas FP, L2, MUST BE SEEN to appreciate the care and detail of this lovely home.. Quality. Exclusive 55" TV room. SPOTLESS Garage, great deck off K [3807a Elbert Ave, Alexandria, VA]

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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.