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

**ACCEPTING BACKUPS*** End unit townhouse backing to Four Mile Run Park!~ Ready for your updates!~ 3 bed, 1 bath upstairs with additional half bath on main level.~ Large backyard!~ Easy commute to DC, Del Ray, Old Town, and Arlington.~ No HOA! [3731 Mark Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Light-filled end unit (The Washington) w/high ceilings & parquet floors. New windows on 3 sides give feeling of spaciousness.Remodeled kitchen w/granite, stainless appliances & tile floors. Walk out to large slate patio w/woodsy view.Master easily big enough for king bed. Updated bath. Stacked W/D. Fantastic location, easy commuting, 395 access & near Shirlington.Largest model in the neighborhood. [3245 Gunston Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Charming semi-detached home in popular Del Ray neighborhood! Only 2 1/2 half blocks to "The Avenue" for shopping and dining. Freshly remodeled with updated paint, flooring, and fixtures. Modern kitchen with marble countertop and new appliances. Backyard is a tree-covered oasis perfect for entertaining. Full basement with finished family room. New HWH, late model high-efficiency HVAC system. [408 E. Custis Ave, Alexandria, VA]


Picture perfect setting on a quiet cul-de-sac St. Move in ready-expanded NEW KITCHEN, SS appliances, fresh paint, crown molding, refinished HW floor, updated baths, recessed lights, 6 panel doors, double pane windows, amazing backyard setting w/ a brick patio. Bedroom in basement that can work as an in-law suite. Heated floors in basement... convenient to major areas Old town & DC Open Sunday 1-4 [626 Oakley Pl, Alexandria, VA]

POTOMAC YARDS Gorgeous 2 yr. old TH. 2 levels, 3BR, 2.5 BA w/ 2804 sqft of beautiful space. You'll love the bright open floor. High end Kit. w/ center island and adjacent FR w/ balcony and 2 sided Fireplace . Open LR and DR w/ custom woodwork. Private MBR suite w/ luxe bath + 2 generous BR's on upper level. Ideal home office w/ built in's, 1 car garage, lots of storage, close to everything! [1314 Main Line Blvd #102, Alexandria, VA]

Whole house contemporary renovation (2014) on quiet Del Ray street. Granite countertops, built-in buffet & brushed stainless appliances. Cherry hardwoods. Trendy ceramic baths, lighting fixtures & fittings. 24 x 12 ceramic floor tiles. Recessed lighting, refinished closets and Energy Efficient systems. Walk out to designer deck. LL walk out to formal landscaping. Driveway parking for two. [1732 Price St, Alexandria, VA]

Dont live near The Avenue; live ON The Avenue! Stroll down Mt. Vernon to restaurants, shops, farmers market, and all Del Ray. Wonderfully updated for today's living; renovated kit. w newer SS appl., new flooring, granite, lg. pass-through w dining space. Hardwood flrs on main & upper lvls. WW carpet in remod. LL., Metro 1.5 Miles. 2 alley pkng. spots! (non-deeded). Offers by 10/25 at 3:00 [3012 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Fabulous Jefferson Park colonial featuring 4 large BR's/2 BA on upper level! 3-level Addition with large main level Family Rm, upper lvl Master BR & BA, & huge unfin. basement. Freshly painted thruout, gorgeous refin hardwood floors on main/upper levels,updated Kitch. w/new SS appliances & granite, 2 FP, 1 car detach garage. Level lot. Walk to Geo. Mason Elem. Near Old Town/Pentagon/DC/Arl [2425 Cameron Mills Rd, Alexandria, VA]

Quintessential Cape Cod with a welcoming entrance foyer, separate dining room and a gracious living room with a wood burning fireplace. First floor is enhanced by a light-filled study and a newly remodeled eat-in kitchen. Sliding glass doors take you out to a brick patio and fully fenced back yard. Two large bedrooms upstairs, both with charming dormers. Basement is partially finished. [506 Little St, 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.