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

Stunning updates, like new; A charming & contemporary home walking distance to "The Avenue", Potomac Yards stores, future Potomac Yards Metro & Oakville Triangle shops. New--kitchen, SS appliances, granite, baths, LED lights, electrical, plumbing, refinished hw floors, paint, carpet, W&D + lots more... wide alley in back w/ parking & walkout access to the W&OD trail. Near parks & bike routes. [3047 Manning St, Alexandria, VA]

Classic Sears bungalow with charming front porch in the heart of Del Ray. Original pine floors, high ceilings with beautiful moldings and large bedrooms with built-ins in closets. Updated bathroom with double vanity and a whirlpool tub. Eat-in kitchen w/granite and Viking range; large porch and yard. Large basement for projects and lots of storage. Park in your driveway and walk to everything! [7 Wyatt Ave W, Alexandria, VA]

Beautifully renovated home in rarely available Warwick Village**Walk to all that Del Ray has to offer**Masterfully renovated Kitchen and two full bathrooms**Fully finished walk out level basement**Huge back yard is perfect place to relax or entertain friends/family**New Central HV/AC system**Updated flooring throughout the home**Open Sunday 12pm to 3pm**offers reviewed Monday 2-20-17**owner agent [219 Guthrie Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Charming, updated two bedroom, two bath townhouse in Del Ray with off-street parking. Open kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. French doors to the deck and fenced backyard. Parking in rear. Finished lower level with radiant flooring, bath with shower and laundry. Roof and windows new in 2013, front window in 2016. Wood floors on main and upper level. Furnace new 2017! [506a Howell Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Move in ready! Fabulous oversized end unit town home in Del Ray! 3 BR/ 3.5 BA, open floor plan, liv rm & family room on main level, updated kitchen & hardwoods & tons of light. Finished lower level with spacious family room, full bath and den/storage room. Enjoy the plush yard, rear patio and the ease of a driveway for off-street parking. Easy access to metro & steps to "The Avenue". [1300 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Any offers due 2/22 9 pm. Price reflects as-is value & great potential, w/ 7050 SF flat lot on quiet street, w/ alley access, driveway in front, southern exposure & just a half block fr/ Mt Vernon Avenue, minutes to Metro, shops and restaurants. Perfect for expanding in the back with one to three levels, or for a detached garage. Offers approx 1400 SF w/ full, walk-out basement (which needs TLC). [223 Mason Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Sunny, updated bungalow in the heart of Del Ray. Renovated 3BR/2BA gem includes office/den, fully finished basement and a huge porch that leads you to the spacious backyard - perfect for entertaining! Hardwood floors throughout. Fresh, designer paint make this move-in ready. Easy walk to Braddock Road Metro and close to all Del Ray has to offer. [311 Oxford Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Meticulously maintained home in charming Beverley Hills. Stunning tree top views & super cul-de-sac location. Great updates incl: fresh neutral paint, tankless hot water, granite counters, marble backsplash, roof (2009) HVAC (2012), all windows brand new (2016). Hardwoods on main/upper lvls. 2 decks & 1 patio - great for entertaining. Close to Pentagon, Old Town Alexandria, DC & "The Pit" park. [3313 Carolina Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Just steps from "The Avenue" in Del Ray. Freshly painted with new carpet. Main level boasts huge great room w/3-sided fireplace, eat-in kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & sliding door to deck. Spacious upper level boasts master suite with large, walk-in closet and en-suite bath with double vanity, separate bath and shower. Walk in from your garage to the entry-level bedroom & full bath. [31 Herbert St, Alexandria, VA]

Classic Warwick Village townhouse with gorgeous wood floors and private outdoor patio & yard space. Kitchen has comfortable cork floors, updated stainless steel appliances and an opening to the sunny living/dining room, making entertaining a breeze. Finished basement with durable vinyl floors is a great tv lounge/play room. Extra storage in basement. Minutes from Del Ray, Birchmere and shops. [204 Burgess Ave, 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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