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

Great home in Beverly Hills with a large, flat backyard! Recent updates include refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, and new flooring in the sunroom addition. Features include three bedrooms upstairs with one bathroom, large living room w/wood burning fireplace, dining room, enclosed sunroom, office and half bathroom. Full basement with bedroom option. Make this your dream home! [713 Overlook Dr S, Alexandria, VA]

Beautifully-maintained 3 bed, 2 bath home in Del Ray! Attached garage and blocks to Metro. Light-filled with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, entertaining is a breeze with large dining room and attached screened porch. Three bedrooms one bath upstairs, large recreation room, den/office and full bath on lower level. Beautifully landscaped yard. Walk to "The Avenue" for shopping and dining. [906 Little St, Alexandria, VA]

Sought-after Beverly Hills and Charles Barrett school! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath cape cod on quietest street in Beverly Hills! Renovated kitchen, sunroom and half bath on main level, large bedrooms, lots of closets for plenty of storage, finished LL with rec room and separate entrance. Deck with gazebo, landscaped fenced yard on a level lot: a true retreat! Off street parking with carport. [3609 Norris Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Large historic home in the heart of Del Ray. Main level with living, dining, eat-in kitchen, family room, main level bedroom/office & light-filled four season room. Four upper level bedrooms & two bathrooms. Unfinished lower level provides lots of additional storage. Family room leads out to the patio, spacious fenced yard, detached garage and driveway. [409 Custis Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Solid brick Del Ray Row House in excellent condition. Very inviting front porch and brick walkway. Updated kitchen has granite and opens to back yard. Full finished lower level with great Rec Room, full bath, storage room and walks out in back. Delightful fully fenced yard with sunny deck and grassy area. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. [511 Bellefonte Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Charming updated home with 9~ ceilings and handsome long windows to let in the sunshine. Wonderful kitchen opens to enclosed porch and dining area. 3 bedrooms and sleeping porch on upper level. Porch overlooks private yard with room to play, cook and lounge. Nice size front porch that you can really enjoy. Less than a block to ~The Avenue~ & about 4 blks to future metro stop. [111a Hume Ave, Alexandria, VA]

This is an estate sale. Current price is AS IS. Much work scheduled to be done. Now is the time to purchase a blank canvas, a solid brick colonial in a fabulous neighborhood and cut de sac street, before scheduled work is done. Estate sale (personal effects)currently set for 3-4 June, much yard work and interior painting, etc planned for last week of May. On a street of million plus homes!! [605 Malcolm Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous, light-filled Rosemont home with charming front porch, bright rooms and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the renovated kitchen, large living room and office on main level, three bedrooms on the second floor and an incredible master retreat with spa-like bath. Large private rear yard with garage. Steps to Maury School, Beach Park, & Grape and Bean. Walk to 2 Metro Stations and Old Town! [309 Masonic View Ave W, Alexandria, VA]

Completely renovated end unit town home in Del Ray! Spacious open floor plan is move in ready and features tons of natural light, hardwoods throughout, granite counters, SS appliances, updated baths, and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Finished basement has been waterproofed w/ sump pump. Large, fenced in, professionally landscaped yard backs to park land. Great location, walk to everything! [32 Ancell St, Alexandria, VA]

Lots of big ticket items done! Sold as-is, two bedroom, two bath townhouse, walkout basement, and fenced yard. Great location and close to commuter routes and shopping. A must see! [211 Guthrie 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 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.