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

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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

Grt location/commute near Del Ray+Potomac Yards; Metro planned! Just redone end TH. Sparkles! Beaut. wood flrs on 2 levels. Main level: enclosed front porch, lrg. liv, din rm, sm. office area, + tiled kit. w/ granite & SS appls. Below: lrg. fam. room, new 3rd bdrm & full bath + separate laundry. Almost double lot (!), lrg trees, fenced side & back yd (privacy!) + off-st parking. [300 Wesmond Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Roll up your sleeves and get to work on this mid-century rambler.High ceilings, wood floors.All bedrooms on main level, master has ensuite bath.Lower level has huge storage, family room,half bath and large utility rm.Fully fenced rear yard.Walk to George Mason Elementary School.Walk to Del Ray or Shirlington - 1.2 miles either way! Minutes to OT, DC, Airport.Sold As Is [908 Allison St, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful top level corner condo in popular Del Ray renovated with upscale finishes to wow and rare in-unit W/D to envy in this lovely community of garden style buildings among expansive green space and oak tree canopies. Spacious layout with wood flooring, built-ins, wine cellar, ss appliances & designer fixtures. Quick access to metro and easy stroll to groceries, services, shops, restaurants. [6 Ashby St #C, Alexandria, VA]

Beautifully renovated Del Ray home, steps to the Ave, .5 mi to Metro. Stunning custom kitchen open to DR white wd cabs, granite counters, SS appliances,very well-designed! Renov bathrooms are perfect. Wd flrs, replacement windows. Back yard w/southern exp.,patio, lawn and shed. Alley access means new owner could add parking. So many great things in this home! [417 Luray Ave, Alexandria, VA]

This lovingly updated colonial home is spacious and full of charm. Bright, open family room features vaulted ceilings and opens to a serene courtyard with brick patio. Courtyard leads to generous flat backyard. The sunny, sizable kitchen has updated appliances, island w/bar and breakfast nook. Upstairs has all 3 bedrooms and sitting room/office space. Gorgeous hardwoods. Ample storage throughout! [2509 Davis Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Bright and sunny Del Ray townhouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Completely updated kitchen includes stainless appliances and a gorgeous backsplash. Beautiful hardwood floors, spacious bedrooms and lots of light! Completely finished lower level with a full bath and an outdoor patio for privacy. Convenient courtyard location and reserved parking. Walk to "The Avenue" and Braddock Road Metro. [1739 Cliff St N, Alexandria, VA]

This classic Warwick Village townhouse boasts many updates throughout. The upgraded kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Charming touches include wainscoting trim and chair rail in living/dining room, gorgeous hardwoods and large picture window. The spacious patio and deck is an entertainer's dream. Includes 2 pull in parking spaces. This lot can't be beat! [253 Tennessee Ave, Alexandria, VA]

This light, bright, all brick, end unit row home is located on a quiet street next to W&OD Trail. Backs to parkland. Perfect 1st home or Investment property. Updated windows on all 3 sides. Large master & spacious 2nd bedroom. Updated Bath. Hardwoods throughout. Room to add full / half bath on main lev. Walk to Del Ray & Potomac Yards shops, restaurants. No HOA. CANCELED Open Sat 3-5 and Sun 2-4. [145 Dale St, Alexandria, VA]

This recently renovated, light-filled house has 4 upper bdrms, 2 full baths, open-concept ktchn/fam room w. custom built-ins & screened in porch. Formal living rm & dining room. Front porch welcomes you into the slate floor foyer w half bath. Flagstone patio & tiered bckyard for playing & gardening. And a garage. Walk to grocery, restaurants, coffee shops, Near 395 & Rt 1. [522 Tennessee Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Gardener's Paradise on private lot amidst gardens & secluded spaces. Surrounded by perennials/trees, blends old-world charm w/modern distinction. Warm HW flring, gasFP, paint colors & designer wall coverings create a warm atmosphere. Cozy flr plan boasts unique additions-screened porch/solarium/private back stairs. Updates-Granite/SS applis/cust. treatments & moldings. Beautiful back yard w/ patio [1704 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA]

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.

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