Groveton is a community in Fairfax County just outside Old Town Alexandria VA

Every seller wants the highest possible price for their home. In Groveton, one way to be sure you can gain a better price for your house is to have a home inspection before you put the home on the market.

This profitable new trend in real estate is helping homeowners uncover any necessary repairs, so they can attend to them. This not only helps homes sell faster-because a buyer will be more likely to commit to a home with no major flaws-but a home that can pass inspection may earn the seller more money. Many buyers in Fairfax County are veterans who are using a VA loan.  One of the advantages of a VA loan is that the veteran doesn’t have to put any money down.  Many VA loan buyers want to buy a home that no only doesn’t require a down-payment, but also doesn’t need any repairs or improvements.

That’s another reason why in Groveton inspecting a home and repairing problems can speed home sales by as much as 30 percent. It’s a small investment that really pays off. Alternatively, an agent from Nesbitt Realty can help you assess your home and look for potential troubles.

Our experience has shown that it’s cheaper to fix the home than to negotiate the price down. Buyers expect that every dollar of identified repairs equals two dollars in price reduction. For example, paying as much as $1500 to repair an old deck is cheaper than having to lower the selling price of your home by $3000.

These are the 10 most common repairs that need fixing:

1. Improper surface grading and drainage. This can be responsible for water in the basement or crawlspace.

2. Improper electrical wiring. This includes insufficient electrical service, inadequate overload protection and amateur (often dangerous) wiring connections.

3. Roof damage. Leaking roofs are a frequent problem.

4. Heating systems. Defective items include broken or malfunctioning controls, blocked chimneys and unsafe exhaust venting.

5. Poor overall maintenance can include cracked, peeling or blistered painted surfaces; crumbling masonry; makeshift wiring or plumbing; and broken fixtures and appliances.

6. Structurally related problems include damage in such components as foundation walls, floor joists, rafters and window and door headers.

7. Plumbing problems can include old or incompatible piping materials, as well as faulty fixtures and waste lines.

8. Exterior problems can include inadequate caulking and/or weather stripping.

9. Poor ventilation can be the result of many homeowners “oversealing” their homes, resulting in excessive interior moisture. This can lead to rotting.

10. Miscellaneous components may require minor cosmetic adjustments.

Contact us today to get an accurate assessment of your home’s needs and to talk about a strategy to sell your home in Groveton.

Recently Sold in Groveton

2616 Maple St E

Updated Sears bungalow with period details! Charming front porch. Wood floors. LARGE NEW KITCHEN with new cabinets,recessed lights, appliances, granite. NEWLY UPDATED BATHROOM. Large storage room under porch accessed through outside and basement. HW heater 2015. Deck off kitchen. Large yard. Double wide driveway for parking. Convenient location! [Memorial Heights - $399,900]

6613 Beddoo St

A charming and updated rambler in the now hot Beddoo Heights neighborhood. This well-maintained, three bedroom, two and a half bath home has hardwood floors and a spacious, open main living space. The finished, walk-out basement includes a large recreation area, fourth bedroom and opens up to a large, fenced backyard, complete with a POOL. Ideal location and great for commuters. [Beddoo Heights - $515,000]

2501 Phillips Dr

You must see this move in ready home in the Belle View Elem school district, many updates in the kitchen, bathrooms & through-out. Hardwoods on the first floor, LL family room, bonus room, bathroom, laundry room, work shop and storage. Nice patio off the kitchen with a fenced in yard for entertaining & kids play. Easy commute to Ft Belvoir, Pentagon and DC. Close to schools & shopping* *NO HOA* [Gregory Heights - $449,900]

7072 Huntley Run Pl #98b

Conveniently located. Easy commute. Move-In Ready. Affordable. Built in 2007. Really nice, well-maintained townhouse w/ garage. Super close to Belvoir, Old Town, National Harbor, DC, Springfield, metro. Perfect amount of space. Open living, kitchen, dining--great for entertaining. Half bath on main level. UL has 3 spacious beds; total privacy for master w/ large bath & WIC. Great Rental Investment [Groveton Woods - $385,000]

6811 Duke Dr

Expanded, beautifully updated, & freshly painted. Model features larger master w/ built-in storage. Remodeled bath w/ custom frameless glass shower, new tile & vanity. Updated kitchen w/ newer SSA & granite counters. Bonus family room w/ larger laundry area. Fully fenced yard w/ patio& shed. Other updates: waterheater, HVAC, some newer windows, 3 attic storage areas. Check out 3D tour. Owner/Agent [Bucknell Manor - $525,000]

Check here if you’re interested in buying a home in Groveton.

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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.