house in Groveton
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

3608 Ransom Pl

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED By Long Time Owner**Updates Galore to Incl: New Roof, Windows Replaced, Lovely Hardwood Flooring, Fresh Paint Throughout, Renovated Master Bath, Kit w/Granite Counters, Stainless Appls, Center Island, Sitting Area & Extra Table Space**Spacious RM Sizes & Lots of Storage**Large Deck**LL Family Rm w/Gas FPL - Leads out onto Patio & Gorgeous Fenced Landscaped Yard**A MUST SEE! [Huntley Meadows - $440,000]

6831 Radcliffe Dr

Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex near Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon Parkway, parks, trails & schools. Bright living area & spacious BRs w/ gleaming H/W floors, fresh paint & modern light fixtures. Lovely updated BA. Newly finished LL rec room w/ plush carpeting. Spacious lot w/ back deck for entertaining. Extended drive way offers ample parking. Convenient to I-495 & Rte. 1, shops & dining. [Beacon Manor - $340,000]

6310 Chimney Wood Ct

MUST CALL B4 SHOWING - PETS. POTTERY BARN PERFECT! GORGEOUS 2BD/2.5BA END TOWNHOME. RENOVATED KITCHEN & BATHS. SS APPLIANCES, CUSTOM CABINETS, BRAND NEW WOOD FLOORS ON MAIN. WOOD FLOORS ON LL. NEW CARPET ON UL. CUSTOM LIGHTING, DESIGNER NEUTRAL COLORS THROUGHOUT. ALL NEW WINDOWS & MUCH MORE! BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED - GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING. MINS TO OLD TOWN/METRO/95/495/SHOPS/DINING. A MUST SEE! [South Kings Station - $379,900]

3363 Beechcliff Dr

Rarely available 4BR/ 2.5.5BA 4 LVL TH in Holly Acres w/over 2,650+sf. Formal LR, DR+open kitchen w bfast nook & family rm w fp. Upstairs master suite w vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet+ luxurious bath. Down the hall, 2 BRs share hall BA. LL1 rec room+ 1/2 ba opens to 2 car garage! BR 4+ sitting rm opens to fenced back yard. Moments to Huntington Metro, 495+Huntley Meadows Park! OPEN SUN 1-4 [Holly Acres - $490,000]

6840 Radcliffe Dr

Huntington Metro * 3BR/2.5A home with hardwood floors on the main and upper floors * Kitchen/dinning combo (lots of room for remodeling) * Sunny living room, with large picture window * Lower level rec room with half bath (could be converted to full bath?) Low-maintenance backyard (great for pets) * Off street parking for 2 cars * No HOA Fees or rules * [Bucknell Manor - $350,000]

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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.