Nesbitt Realty works for landlords in Alexandria, VA. We appreciate the opportunity to serve the property owner’s needs. Nesbitt Realty does not manage the Island Creek association. (We are not the association nor are we association management.) Rather, we manage townhouses that have become rental units.  If you need a renter at Island Creek we can help you find the best possible tenants as quickly as possible.

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Do you really need a property manager?

Broker and Agents in conference room
Broker and Agents in conference room

Although hiring a property management company has many advantages, there is an expense associated with hiring a property manager. In addition to the cost of property management, there are other reasons why property management might not be for you. Consider the following factors to determine if hiring a property management company would be a good decision for your property.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will you live and work near your rental property? Northern Virginia is a very transient area. We have more than our share of military, diplomats, State Department, political appointees and academia.  If you’re getting transferred across the country or around the world, it might be a good idea to let a professional manage your rental. Even simple tasks can get complicated very quickly when you aren’t around to manage the details.
  • Do you want to handle the details of property management? Some landlords look forward to the challenge of finding good tenants. Some landlords find that maintaining a property and managing details is rewarding and enjoy taking late night calls. On the other hand, if you think rental property ownership is a chore and want little or nothing to do with the day-to-day management of your properties, you should probably consider hiring help to manage your property.
  • How busy are you? Even if you find hands-on management rewarding, you may not have much time to devote to your property management business.  If you’ve already got a full-plate, then the last thing you need is more to worry about, thus hiring a management company may be a good way to spend your money.
  • Can you afford the cost? Let’s face it. Hiring a property management company is much more attractive option if you can afford it.  If monthly cash-flow is not an issue, you’ll likely save money by paying a property manager and writing off the expense.  But if at the end of every month cash is tight, you might not want to hire a property manager.
  • Can you afford the risk? Do you understand the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act? Do you know the tenant’s rights? Do you know your responsibilities?  The more you know about property management in today’s litigious culture the more you’ll understand the value of having a professional in your corner.
  • Do you have access to a network of maintenance people? All properties require maintenance. When your tenant calls you in need of repair will you know who to call and what to do in a timely fashion?  If not, yo might want to consider hiring a property manager.

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Feel free to call us at (703)765-0300 for more information. To sell or rent out your property in Alexandria contact Stuart Nesbitt today.

Market Values

Contact us for an accurate assessment of your property values at Island Creek. Currently for rent at Island Creek

Rentals in Island Creek

$2,300 : 7706 Bartley Way, Alexandria 22315

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3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths

Living area: n/a

Lot size: 1,440 sq. ft.

Year built: 1996

Days on Market: 1

Recent Sales at Island Creek

$551,000 : 7704 Martin Allen Ct, Alexandria 22315

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Sold on 2017-06-28

3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths

Living area: 2,267 sq. ft.

Lot size: 1,920 sq. ft.

Year built: 1999

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Allison Nesbitt Johns

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Allison Nesbitt Johns is a native of Northern Virginia and a graduate of James Madison University. She is a full-time elementary school teacher and helps out at Nesbitt Realty during summer months and other times when school is out of session.

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