Do you want for you to stage a $839,900 property like 601 Saint Asaph St N in Alexandria? One reason sellers like to stage their home is because staged homes in the City of Alexandria usually sell for more money and they sell faster. What do staging professionals recommend you do to make your property a head-turn?

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Once your home is on the market, it’s not your home. It’s a product. So, you’ll want to let buyers see your product by decluttering.

Does decluttering seem a little overwhelming? That’s probably because you need a system. I suggest you try the “category method”. Go into each room with these four categories: trash, give away, keep, or relocate. Each and every item should go into one of these categories. You’ll thank yourself on moving day and on the day we ratify your contract to sell.

Is it just too good to throw away but not worth selling right now? Give it to a friend. That helps both of you.

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Buyers not only want to see your home, but they want to see what you see from your home. That’s why the right window treatment is critical.

The only thing worse than a non-functional blind, is a partially functional blind. Blinds that don’t work obscure your views, impede light and frustrate home shoppers.

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Should you paint before you list?

Because we also do a lot of property management, I can recommend several painters in the City of Alexandria for you to price out a paint job.

We all know that neutral colors are not exciting, but you should also know that they are best when you’re selling your home.

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How can you make it easier for the buyer to envision your property as his or her home?

When you decide to sell, it’s time to return the home to a less personal space.

When you buy a home the first thing you’ll want to do is personalize it. When you sell a home in the City of Alexandria, the first thing you’ll want to do is de-personalize it.

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Consider these ideas:

  • Consider updating your faucets. They can really change the look of a bathroom or kitchen and are much cheaper than a remodel.
  • How about the home’s scent? You can run few lemon wedges through the garbage disposal for a bright natural scent.
  • A musty odor will definitely hinder the saleability of a property. If you have a musty area in the home, add a dehumidifier.
  • Replace your light bulbs with higher wattage bulbs. Brighter light bulbs make a big difference when your selling a home.

Know your competition. Take a look a close look at 601 Saint Asaph St N. See what’s for sale right now in Portner Brewery. Have you objectively compared your home to a home like 601 Saint Asaph St N? Your buyer is going to pay a premium for the privilege of owning real estate in Alexandria. But that same buyer is going to expect a lot.

If you’re thinking about selling a townhouse in the City of Alexandria, I’m a local expert eager to assist. I can give you an expert opinion and advice if you need to know more about any property’s market value in Alexandria, and I can give you personalized staging tips that work in Alexandria. I enjoy what I do because I’m good at what I do.

305 Skyhill Rd


909 Saint Asaph St

Sun-filled end townhouse in Yates Gardens features dedicated parking, 3 BR’s on upper level, separate dining room with built-in corner cupboard, kitchen with eat-in space and pantry; living room with fireplace. Full basement with full bath, rec. room and lots of storage. Exterior features large fenced-in patio, covered porch with loggia, raised beds. Close to St. Mary’s and Lyles Crouch. [Yates Gardens$865,000]

733 Alfred St N

Home for the Holidays! Beautiful, bright and completely upgraded former EYA model home. HW floors on all four levels, many upgrades in lighting, trim, granite, window treatments and more. Exposed brick living room wall, three bedroom suites, first floor den/study, & top level family room. Beautiful views from the roof deck with custom awning. Must See! Steps to Metro & OT shopping/restaurants. [Old Town Commons$879,000]

914 Pendleton St

Whether you’re a foodie, shopaholic, fitness/sports fanatic, community driven or a history buff- this TH suites all lifestyles! Historic charm fused w/modern flares. Great open concept ML. LR w/WBFP. Gourmet eat-in KIT. French door access to Georgetown inspired patio retreat. >100K of upgrades. MBR w/skylight+2 closets+full bath. Lovely den/office. Coveted off street parking(1). 4blks to metro. [Carriage Works$800,000]

301 Henry St S

Our sunny house, surrounded by windows, sits nestled in the treetops at the corner of Duke & Henry. Just 2 blocks from King St, it delivers the balance of historic charm, modern design & instant access to the energy & fun of city living. The open kitchen/living room are ideal for entertaining. When you are ready to dine, shop or ride Metro…leave the cars in the garage & walk to everything! [Old Town Village$875,000]

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.