Are you preparing to sell your real estate? If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, you should make sure that you take full advantage of home staging trends. Here’s a few ideas of what you can do if you home has some of the latest features?

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Nearly every buyer shopping in the City of Alexandria wants to live in a clutter-free space. However, for many sellers, the idea of sorting through and removing all that unused stuff can feel like a tiring and intimidating chore. Here are a few tips to make decluttering is easier than it seems, and help you sell your home quickly for the best price.

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.

Box up anything you don’t use on a daily basis. You’ll need to box it to move it anyway and small things take up an inordinate amount of space. This includes collectibles, kitchen gadgets, tools, jewelry, photos, toys and tech.


Are your blinds and curtains going to help your house sell?

Take down black-out shades and heavy curtains. Replace them with sheer curtains that cut down on glare but let the light in the home.

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It’s about time to sell your property. Does that mean it’s time to think about your interior color scheme?

Paint is a pretty easy change to make. And, the wrong color inside or out can turn a buyer off from the entire house. On the other hand, the wrong color is relatively easy to correct.

If you want to sell your house with minimum hassle and at a maximum price, it’s critical that the home presents a good first impression. No decor or design choice is more important than your paint scheme.


Your home is your most personal space in your life. But when it’s on the market, it’s no longer a home. It’s a townhouse for sale and it will soon be someone else’s home.

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

What do stagers mean by depersonalizing to your home to sell it?


Consider these ideas:

  • Paint a picture with outdoor furniture. A deck, porch, balcony or patio can come to really be enticing.
  • Replace your light bulbs with higher wattage bulbs. Brighter light bulbs make a big difference when your selling a home.
  • Do you need design ideas? Visit Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, or Williams-Sonoma. You may already have what you need to look absolutely in style.
  • Furniture can leave an imprint in the carpet. When this happens you can put medium-sized ice cubes in the tracks. When the ice melts, the compacted carpet will expand and erase those imprints.

Get to know the neighborhood and what’s for sale. How does your home stack-up against others for sale in 22314? Competition is fierce in the City of Alexandria real estate, but we know how to make it happen.

If you’re thinking about selling in the City of Alexandria, I’m Will Nesbitt and I’m ready to work for you. I can give you a market analysis on your home’s value, and I can give you an objective opinion about your property’s condition and how it compares to others in Alexandria. If you want to work with a local, you should know that I was born in Fairfax. I raised my family in Fairfax County. I live in Alexandria VA and I love working in Northern VA.

1300c Duke St

Welcome to 1300C Duke Street! This 3-level, all-brick colonial townhome includes: 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, terrace off the owner’s suite, 2 assigned parking spaces, storage unit + more! Situated in a prime Alexandria location, close to: metro stop, restaurants, groceries, Old Town, downtown DC, major routes + more! [Duke Condominium$839,900]

309 Second St

Gorgeous 3BR 2.5BA All Brick End TH in Exclusive Community in Old Town – Ideally Situated a Block from the Potomac River! Open & Bright! Refinished Hrdwds on 3 Lvls! Freshly Painted Thruout! Brand New Gourmet Kit w/Granite C-Tops & S/S Appls! Eat-In Kit w/Bay Window & SGD to Deck! New W/D! Upper Lvl 3rd BR/Loft w/Tons of Storage! Office w/Built-In’s! 2-Car Gar! Mins to Metro, Rt 1, & Natl Airport! [Hearthstone$859,500]

601 Saint Asaph St N

The best home at Portner’s Brewery: Light-filled end-unit in historic structure with soaring 12′ ceilings on main level, original exposed brick, and expansive windows w/ plantation shutters. Three outdoor spaces: patio for grilling off kitchen plus TWO roof decks w/ new composite decking. Owner’s suite with dual sinks & 2 closets. Garage parking included, but you won’t need it with this location! [Portner Brewery$839,900]

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]

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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.