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

2807 E Lee Ave

A large two- story colonial. Just off Route one right across from Beacon Center offering convenience and great potential.A few miles from DC,Old Town,Carlyle,Fort Belvior and just across the bridge from National Harbor.Yet tucked away at the very end of a cul-de-sac. The interior rooms are huge,including an 18 foot square family room next to a eighteen foot kitchen and 5 large bedrooms. [Memorial Heights - $349,900]

2604 Dawn Dr

BRICK 2 level home has huge basement &1/3 acre. Home has 3bd, 2ba w/Gorgeous HW floors on Main lvl. Vintage Bath revived & updated. Living Rm/nice FP w/wood trim & Lg Windows. Big Kit w/Gas range has lots of cabinets & counter space-open to Dining area. Huge Family Rm w/Lg windows opens to BIG lush backyard. Exercise/workout area. Carport. Close to GW Pkwy-nice commute to Alex, DC or Ft.Belvoir. [Groveton Baptist Church - $428,900]

6729 Kenyon Dr

WELCOME HOME! Beautifully Maintained Duplex w/3 Finished Levels**Sunny 2 BR / 1.5 Baths**Updated Kitchen, Upper Bath Renovation, Lovely Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding, Fresh Paint**Attic Pull Down Stairs**Lots of Storage**Awesome Fenced Rear Yard w/Refinished Deck & Large Shed**Perfect for Entertaining, Gardening & Relaxing*Close to Transportation, Shops, Restaurants, Parks, Commuter Routes & More [Beacon Manor - $339,900]

6835 Richmond Hwy

FRESH REMODEL W/NEW KITCHEN AND BATHS, CUSTOM TILE FLOOR IN KITCHEN AND BATHS. GREAT LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA, CLOSE TO THE BELTWAY AND SHOPPING. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RIGHT OUT FRONT OF THE HOUSE. ENCLOSED FINISHED FRONT PORCH. ALL NEW APPLIANCES, FRESH PAINT, AND ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORS. $1,000.00 credit for Fridge. HOME WARRANTY PROVIDED, LARGE SIDE DRIVEWAY FOR MULTIPLE CARS. [Memorial Heights - $350,000]

7121 Harrison Ln

Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA home with open floorplan and lots of windows. Great indoor space for dining and entertaining. Lovely design features and upgrades. Large multi-use room off MBR. Lots of storage throughout. Backyard is perfect for entertaining with porch, patio, in-ground swimming pool, hot tub, fireplace and flagstone walkway. 1 acre yard has two sheds, creek with bridge and privacy fence. [Groveton - $749,000]

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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 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.