Are you considering the best way for you to sell your home like 3807 Edison St in the City of Alexandria? Research has shown that staged homes sell nearly 40% faster than other homes on the market. What should you do to get your best price as quickly as possible for a Colonial-style townhouse?

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Home buyers make offers on homes where they can imagine living. It’s easiest for a buyer to imagine his belongings in the property when there are fewer of your belongings in the property.

You can hide a lot of clutter using organization solutions, but in the end boxes, containers and racks are tools that can help, but they aren’t magic. Some stuff will just have to go into storage.

I can help with a yard sale or even arrange for a pick-up of unwanted items. Donated items can garner a tax credit.

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Every aspect of your house should be geared toward making your home more appealing. This includes your blinds and curtains.

Window treatments are broadly divided into two groups; soft and hard. Soft treatments, like drapes and curtains are made from fabrics. On the other hand, hard window coverings include blinds, shutters, screens, and specialty glass like frosted or stained glass. No matter which solution you choose, when you’re selling you want to be mindful of maximizing natural light and minimizing stylistic adventurism.

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If you’re considering selling your home is it time to paint?

A room with beige walls, wood floors, a rich brown sofa with accent pillows
is a good choice for staging. This is because a soft blend of neutral colors can be perceived as a larger room.

Have you ever noticed that builders go with a simple color scheme? Unlike most property owners, builders sell a lot of houses and they have learned, as my experience has taught me, that a simple color scheme is best.

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In addition to removing your clutter, it’s almost always a good idea to depersonalize.

If you’ve loved your home, one of the most difficult chores you’ll face is the task of de-personalization.

Depersonalizing is a good idea when you decide to sell.

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Consider these ideas:

  • Replace your light bulbs with higher wattage bulbs. Brighter light bulbs make a big difference when your selling a home.
  • If you have a room that is snug remove superfluous furnishings. For example, remove nightstands in a smaller bedroom. Remove end-tables from a smaller living room.
  • Leave the corners of a room open. We do this because empty corners extend a shopper’s view of a room. This makes the space feel larger.
  • A little potpourri in the bathrooms can help the room’s appeal.

Do you know the local real estate market? I do. How does your townhouse stack-up against other townhouses for sale in 22305? Home buyers in the City of Alexandria are savvy and they have a lot of information at their disposal.

If you’re thinking about selling in the City of Alexandria, I’m Will Nesbitt and I’m ready to work for you. I’m the person to call if you need to know more about your property’s market value today, and I can provide you with personalized ideas for your property. I care about my clients.

125 Reed Ave W

Well-maintained 2 level brick home within blocks of Del Ray’s shops & restaurants on “The Avenue”! Freshly painted & is move-in ready! This home has plaster walls & hardwood floors under the carpeting, too. Located in a friendly neighborhood w/great access to public transportation & a short distance to the elementary school & community park. Brick walkway. Fenced rear yard w/patio. No HOA! [Hume Springs$399,000]

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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.