Are you getting ready for you to stage a $629,888 4-bedroom Split Level-style home at Country Club View comparable to 5221 Concordia St in Fairfax? A house that isn’t staged may sell if properly prices. On the other hand, a staged house will sell faster and for more money. What do staging professionals recommend you do when you don’t even know how to begin?

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

Do you need more storage place to declutter? In closets or in small homes, you can use the back of a door. There are a variety of over-the-door storage products. Some of them are designed specifically for scarves, hats, purses, jewelry, shoes and accessories.

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.

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Do you need some advice on your window treatments? I can help.

If your windows are hiding behind cumbersome drapes and other coverings, now’s the time to take them down. Leave your windows bare, or hang sheer linen curtains.

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As long as you’re staging you’re house, should you consider painting it?

Vibrant colors, patterns and vibrant colors usually don’t work well for home sellers in Fairfax County. Wallpaper can be very risky as well.

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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Depersonalizing is a good idea when you decide to sell.

The more your house looks like your home, the less it’s someone else’s home. You want the buyer to be able to see the property as his or her home.

When someone looks at your house, they’re trying to decide if this will be their home.

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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.
  • 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.
  • If your kitchen is a little drab you can add a lot of color by placing some candy in clear canisters. Jelly beans, coated candies, foil wrapped candies can all add interest to photo and a room.
  • Replace dark furnishings with glass or metal furnishings. Dark antique woods are beautiful but glass is see-through and creates a more open feel.

My advice? If you’re thinking about selling in Country Club View, get to know what’s for sold. [Recently sold at Country Club View] How does your house compare to other houses for sale in 22032? Fairfax County real estate offers some of the priciest properties in the country. So, a home buyer here is going to expect a lot from your house.

If you’re thinking about selling in the area, I’m Alan Clerinx and I’m ready to work for you. I can give you an local expert opinion and advice if you need to know more about any real property’s market value in Fairfax County, and I can give you an objective opinion about your real estate’s condition and how it compares to others in 22032.

I can solve your real estate problems.
4922 Gadsen Dr

Beautiful Updated Home Backing to Park Land. New/Newer Siding, Windows, HVAC, Carpet, Paint, Roof & Kitchen. W/O Bas w/ Bath, Rec Rm/In-Law Suite. Separate Washer & Dryer in Bas & Master Suite. Oversize Garage w/attached storage rm. LOCATION LOCATION!! WALK to Grocery, Restaurants, Cinema & Schools Kindergarten thru College @ George Mason *ASK ME HOW YOU CAN RECEIVE UP TO $10,000 IN CLOSING COSTS! [Country Club View$645,000]

10931 Adare Dr

BEAUTIFUL, LOVELY RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM, 3 FULL BATH, PLUS DEN HOME. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AS SOON AS YOU ENTER THIS OUTSTANDING FENCED HOME WITH CUSTOM DECK, STONE PATIO AND WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL. MAIN LEVEL FEATURES A LARGE LIVING ROOM , DINING ROOM, GOURMET KITCHEN, GRANITE, STAINLESS STEEL, DEN WITH SHELVES, 2 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS. LOWER LEVEL WITH FAMILY ROOM, 3RD BEDROOM & FULL BATH, [Fairfax Club Estates$629,900]

4277 Country Squire Ln

Location, location, location! Well maintained Colonial located at the end of a cul de sac in desirable Hickory Farms. Woodson school pyramid. All bathrooms upgraded. Freshly repainted throughout. Large level backyard, overlooking wooded area. Oversized 2-car garage. Walkout basement has rough-in for bath, and space for 5th bedroom and den. Don’t miss this one – it is a great family home. [Hickory Farms$599,999]

10906 Spurlock Ct

Close to shopping and schools. Spacious single family home in a beautiful Fairfax neighborhood. Large basement and deck. [Middleridge$599,900]

10329 Commonwealth Blvd

Wonderful Center-hall Colonial tastefully renovated top to bottom. Kitchen boasts double oven & large pantry; high-end wood floors & more open floorplan come too! Renovated baths w/ thoughtful touches. Generous BR sizes & closets. Fresh paint & carpet, brick/vinyl siding & new back deck that’s perfect for entertaining. Close proximity to top-rank schools, Metrobus stop to Pentagon & VRE nearby. [Kings Park West$650,000]

Alan Clerinx

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Alan is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alan was born and raised in Belgium. He moved to the US to marry his wife, an attorney from Hawaii and he became a U.S citizen. Her career as a staffer and political-appointee kept them in the National Capital Area. Alan became a Realtor after a successful career in finances and investments. (Alan was an agent in Europe long ago as well.)

For the past 20 years, Alan and his family have largely made their home in the Springfield area. As a Realtor, Alan is well acquainted with Springfield, Annandale, Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia.

Like many people born and raised in Europe, Alan speaks several languages and for this reason, Nesbitt Realty often considers Alan our international connection.
Call him at (571) 398 7061