Do you want to know what to do when you’re preparing for home shopping in the merciless 22101 real estate market?
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It’s important to understand that in McLean there is no “right” time to buy.
If you find the perfect home now, you don’t want to miss out because you think you can guess a trend in the future of Fairfax County real estate! Factors like market price and interest rate rarely fluctuate enough to make a difference in an individual house’s price. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the actual neighborhood and actual homes in Fairfax County where you’re shopping. Every home is distinctly unique. By the same token, opportunities in real estate are unique. That special home you’ve found in McLean might never be on the market again in your lifetime.

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The only opinion that matters . . . is yours.
Of course, everyone likes a little reassurance, but too many ideas from too many people can paralyze your decision-making. Focus on the wants and needs of the people who will actually be living in this house.

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There is no such thing as a perfect purchase in McLean.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. Maybe the home has 4 bedrooms but no garage parking.The association provides all utilities but the association fee is high. Prioritize your home ownership desires and home ownership requirements, and start with homes that meet your basic requirements.

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You can’t negotiate a super-deal in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed. Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price or refusing to budge may cost you the home you love.

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Remember your home is a part of a community.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a property to the point that you forget about important issues such as:

  • metro accessibility
  • walking/jogging paths
  • proximity to shopping

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Plan for the future.
Don’t put off these tasks. Before you shop you should:

  • figure your budget
  • learn more about home inspections
  • select a Realtor
  • think about title companies

I can help with the purchase process. Even if you just need to talk to learn more about how to go forward, please don’t hesitate to call. Contact me if you’d like to learn more about 6527 Fairlawn Dr.

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6527 Fairlawn Dr, McLean 22101

Beautifully maintained rambler with many wonderful updates. Gorgeous kitchen w/ granite, newer appliances + breakfast bar opening to DR. 3BRs/2BAs on main level incl a MBR w/ updated en-suite BA. Finished walk-out LL w/ sunny rec room, full BA, … [Read more]

Price: $839,000 : 6527 Fairlawn Dr, McLean, VA 22101
|| Beds: 4 || Baths: 3 || Half-Baths: 0 || Living Area: 1,293 || Days On Market: 18 ||
|| El Nido Estates || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $5,197 || MLS: FX10101917

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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.