7 Shortcuts to Internet Home Buying in Northern Virginia

Will Nesbitt, Principal Broker

Searching for a home is becoming easier every day with more access to web sites across the country Realtor.com is the king of real estate listings. There are real estate company sites such as nesbittrealty.com where you can access the local affiliates and all their listings in Northern Virginia. Or a little back door play is to go to the state board of realtors where they list all the local realtor boards and the local MLS sites.

1.nesbittrealty.com – The number 1 real estate web site. Has easy access to its real estate listings around the world. The “maps”  “coverage areas” “find your perfect home” “just listed” “featured properties” website allows you to enter in your criteria and will notify you of any updates or new listing you can select to have the emails sent daily or weekly. Nesbitt Realty’s system is state of the art in high tech features when you request information on any of their listings your request goes one stop and then directly to the agent’s phone who listed the home. During normal business hours you should get a return call within minutes with all the up to date information directly from the listing agent. No other real estate company or lead source has anything that approaches this system.Continue reading

Finding A Real Estate Agent in Alexandria

Nesbitt Realty (703) 765 0300

Whenever you buy or sell real estate in Alexandria, you may be like many other people out there, in thinking that you don’t need a real estate agent. Some first-time buyers think that a real estate agent is a waste of money. What they aren’t aware of, is that real estate agents are normally paid by the seller, not by the buyer. As a buyer, you’ll get to work with a professional real estate agent without really having to pay for it yourself. More importantly Nesbitt Realty refunds thousands of dollars to buyers which actually saves you money!Continue reading

What is a Realtor and why do you need one?

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Only real еѕtаtе professionals who аrе mеmbеrѕ оf thе Nаtіоnаl Association оf Rеаltоrѕ саn саll thеmѕеlvеѕ Rеаltоrѕ. Nоn-Mеmbеrѕ are оnlу Rеаl еѕtаtе аgеntѕ оr Sales реорlе. Every agent at Nesbitt Realty is a Realtor. There аrе ѕеvеrаl amazing bеnеfіtѕ оf uѕіng Rеаltоrѕ оvеr a ѕаlеѕ person.

All Rеаltоrѕ (mеmbеrѕ оf the Nаtіоnаl Aѕѕосіаtіоn оf Realtors) аrе bоund to a ѕtrісt соdе оf еthісѕ. Thеіr code is based оn рrоfеѕѕіоnаlіѕm аnd рrоtесtіоn оf thе public. Random real estate agents dо not hаvе to аbіdе bу thеѕе соdеѕ. If you сhооѕе tо uѕе a Realtor уоu саn be ѕurе that thеу аrе honest аnd ethical іn аll аѕресtѕ оf rеаl estate and business. If they аrе not, they wіll not bе a realtor long.
Thе Bіggеѕt benefit of uѕіng a Rеаltоr over an Agent іѕ access to thе MLS, the Multiple Lіѕtіng Service. Thіѕ is a private service thаt only Realtors uѕе tо ѕhаrе lіѕtіng with оthеr Rеаltоrѕ. If уоu uѕе a Realtor they рut your Hоuѕе on thе MLS аnd thоuѕаndѕ оf оthеr Rеаltоrѕ саn easily access thе іnfоrmаtіоn аnd find a buуеr fоr a hоuѕе you аrе ѕеllіng. Or Yоur Rеаltоrѕ саn access оthеr Realtors lіѕtіng to find you the hоuѕе thаt mееtѕ your сrіtеrіа the bеѕt.

Sоmе оf the рrіnсіраlѕ that Rеаltоrѕ muѕt follow include:

Nesbitt Realty is a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors

Protect and promote thеіr сlіеntѕ bеѕt interests. A gооd Rеаltоr knows whаt the client’s wants аnd nееdѕ аrе. Fоr еxаmрlе, a good Rеаltоr wіll knоw whаt a сlіеnt саn аffоrd in a hоmе рауmеnt аnd wіll nоt put anyone іn a home that thеу саnnоt аffоrd оr wіll hаvе trоublе mаkіng their mоrtgаgе payment. Thеу wіll also mаkе sure thаt their сlіеnt hаѕ gоt hоmе іnѕресtіоnѕ dоnе оn thеіr роtеntіаl house tо еnѕurе thеу made a gооd buy.

Rеаltоrѕ should be knоwlеdgеаblе аnd соmmіtmеnt іn the fіеld of rеаl еѕtаtе. It’ѕ іmроrtаnt tо fіnd a Realtor who rеаllу ѕtudіеѕ whаt іѕ gоіng оn іn the rеаl еѕtаtе іnduѕtrу. A good Rеаltоr wіll knоw if thе mаrkеt is ѕtаrtіng tо dip, rіѕе or іѕ gоіng tо stay flat. How dо thеу know thіѕ? Wеll Rеаltоrѕ are іn thе MLS, оut looking аt hоuѕеѕ аnd studying thе mаrkеt every dау. If a realtor does nоt ѕоmеhоw keep trасk оf what they are seeing then thеу hаvе fаіlеd as Rеаltоrѕ and as your hіrеd gun.
I knоw mаnу Rеаltоrѕ оut thеrе whо thіnk thеіr оnlу job іѕ tо ѕеll hоuѕеѕ. But the jоb оf a gооd Realtor іѕ to know every аѕресt оf thе real еѕtаtе industry fоrm rеѕіdеntіаl, соmmеrсіаl, аnd rеаl estate іnvеѕtіng.

Realtor

Thеrе hаѕ been great fееdbасk frоm buyers аnd ѕеllеrѕ іn the раѕt fеw уеаrѕ аbоut working wіth Rеаltоrѕ. Sellers аrе rероrtіng thаt an аgеnt’ѕ rерutаtіоn wаѕ the mоѕt important fасtоr іn thеіr ѕеlесtіng thе Realtor they dіd. Iѕ thаt truе wіth уоu? I bеlіеvе that working with the bеѕt Rеаltоr іn уоur аrеа is important. Everyone wаntѕ tо wоrk wіth thе best.

Hоmе buyers аnd sellers bоth rероrt thаt thе bіggеѕt benefit thеу received from uѕіng a Rеаltоr was help undеrѕtаndіng thе hоmе buуіng/ѕеllіng рrосеѕѕ. I can rеаllу ѕее thаt аѕ bеіng a hugе bеnеfіt. If you do not understand the whole process thаt goes into buуіng/ѕеllіng a hоmе it could cost you thоuѕаndѕ and hundrеdѕ оf hоurѕ.

Alexandria and Arlington Real Estate exchanges with Nesbitt Realty

Properties in Arlington

Nesbitt Realty is a top-ranked brokerage serving buyers, sellers, renters, and Landlords throughout National Capital Region in Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.

Properties in Alexandria

4301 Adrienne Dr

Stunning and beautifully maintained home in Alexandria, close to the GW Parkway. Custom high-end kitchen with eat-in area, plus a separate dining room. Beautiful family room with cathedral ceilings and stone fireplace. Updated baths. Hardwood floors. Oversized two-car garage with wall storage. Two attic storage areas. Gorgeous landscaping and back yard has a stone patio and is fully fenced. [Southwood - $625,000]

1335 Chetworth Ct

*OPEN SAT 1/20, 1-3 PM & SUN 1/21, 2-4 PM* Rarely avail, sun-filled End Unit (largest model) in boutique community near Old Town, Del Ray & Nat Airport. SPACIOUS LR w/FPL & big DR, Updated Eat-In KIT, ML Powder Rm. 3BR/3.5 Updated BA's include MBR w/Loads of Closets + 2 big BR's. Fin LL w/Rec Rm, 2nd FPL & Loads of Stor! Reserved PKG, Replaced Wndws, BIG Priv Patio. 2 lights to DC & walk to METRO! [Bashford Lane Cluster - $679,000]

2204 Fordham Dr

Incredible Addition! Floor to Ceiling Windows, Reclaimed Wood used on the Exposed Beams, Ceiling & Breakfast Bar. Heated Floors, Built-in Bookcases Throughout, Glass Barn Doors, Skylights, Southern Exposure Provides Lots of Sunlight, River Stone Floor & Walk-In Shower in Bathroom Addition, Quartz Counters in Open Concept Kitchen, 3 En Suite Baths, Tall Ceilings, Professional Landscape Plan,Pool [Fordham Village - $895,000]

1948 Marthas Rd

Stunning contemporary masterpiece in Hollin Hills completely renovated from top to bottom! Large addition includes family room off kitchen&luxurious master suite w/vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet&huge master bath overlooking courtyard! Expanded kitchen open to dining/family incl. 42" modern cabinets,custom backsplash,silestone counters & S/S Appl. Newly installed H/W floors&Recessed lighting t/o. [Hollin Hills - $834,900]

4331 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Home is located on 1 acre sited on back of the lot away from Mt. Vernon Hwy (see attached plat). Substantial updates and improvements through the home (see attached document of upgrades). Upper level 4h bedroom converted to walk-in closet. Family room addition off kitchen and breakfast room leading to rear deck. Fabulous living room with gas fireplace and custom built-ins. Fully finished LL. [Mt Vernon Park - $749,900]

5913 Mayflower Ct #101

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED!!!! This spacious 2 bedroom and one bath is convenient to the Beltway, retail and local parks. Large balcony with great views of the skyline. Large living area with plenty of room for furniture and also a separate dining area great for entertaining guests and family meals. 2 unassigned parking spots [Mayflower Square - $189,900]

3920 Usher Ave

Fabulous townhome with large stone patio, side kitchen entrance and off-street parking. Spacious interior with beautifully refinished floors, freshly painted throughout, finished basement with new carpet, three upper level bedrooms. [Cameron - $399,900]

6300 Gentele Ct

CHARMING UPDATED 3/1 RAMBLER..UPGRADED INSIDE AND OUT. NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AND GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN. NEW FLOORING AND PAINT THROUGH OUT THE HOME. UPDATED TILE, FLOORING AND GRANITE TOP VANITY IN BATHROOM. NEW SIDING, ROOF AND NEW HVAC SYSTEM TO TOP OFF ALL THE UPGRADES ON THIS HOME. [Virginia Hills - $347,000]

1115 Cameron St #210

Live the Old Town lifestyle. Convenient to yoga or Orange-theory. Shopping at Whole Foods.Restaurants and shops. All that a charmed life entails is here. Great views from the rooftop deck set up for socializing and grilling. Gated parking, two spots, and extra storage right near the elevator with custom shelving. Come be charmed. [The Prescott - $610,000]

2004 Cool Spring Dr

WONDERFUL Home in SUPER Location * UPGRADES from Top to Bottom * OPEN CUSTOM Design is Great for Entertaining * REMODELED Kitchen has Granite, Stainless & HUGE Island * RENOVATED Baths w/Stone Tile * Gas FPL, Built-ins, Hardwoods & MORE * UPDATED Roof, Windows & Siding * Plenty of Attic Storage * FABULOUS Rear Oasis boasts In-Ground Pool, Hot Tub, Slate Patio & Custom Shed w/Covered Grilling Area [Collingwood Springs - $574,900]

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Properties in Belle Haven

6034 Grove Dr

NEW PRICE!!! Auction Dates 01/13/18 to 01/15/18 via XOME!!! 4 finished levels, Open Floor Plan design, 4 bedrooms (2 lage master) 5.5 baths,4 Wood Burning Fireplaces in living, dining, family room and basement. Long deck across back of property, built-ins, hardwood floors, crown moldings, located on a cul-de-sac. Minutes to Metro, GW Parkway, Belle Haven Country Club, Old Town Alexandria.[$1,175,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6401 Olmi Landrith Dr

Charming Stone Cottage nestled in 1.9 acre woodland oasis. Think privacy, peace and tranquility w/ backyard wooded views, trailing terraces&rolling hills. 3500 sq ft cottage. Main level offers easy one level living w/ Kitchen, LR, DR, Study, Master suite, two more bdrms and baths. Last updates 1980's. Sold as-is. House is in the woods, down a driveway, behind another house. Unique private setting.[$995,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

2200 Foresthill Rd

Situated on one of the Belle Haven's most sought after streets, you will find this beautiful and stylishly renovated center hall colonial. The owners have lovingly utilized every inch to afford the next family, luxury living with old world charm! Just completed, a "state of the art" gourmet kitchen with handcrafted custom cabinetry, a six burner Wolf gas range/convection dual oven, Subzero fridge![$1,450,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6209 Arkendale Rd

Very spacious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath luxury home in sought-after Belle Haven. Over 4600 square feet. Beautiful, large, usable lot. Upper two levels are new construction as of 2007, and the lower two levels are renovated with high end features. Crown molding throughout. Stainless steel / granite kitchen. Lower level rec room, exercise room and storage/workshop.Huge loft on fourth level. Close to DC![$1,035,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6100 Vernon Ter

TOP OF THE HILL IN BELLE HAVEN**A 1927 ALL BRICK HOME WITH HUGE FLAT LOT IS ON THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS**NEW ROOF AND NEW FURNACE**HARD WOOD FLOORS**CURB CUT FOR OFF STREET PARKING**GRACIOUS FLOOR PLAN**SCREEN PORCH**[$825,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

 

 

Nesbitt Realty Agent spotlight Andrew Goodman Patton Licensed Realtor

Nesbitt Realty and Andrew Patton can assist in your Real Estate goal, 703-765-0300 extension 1001, [email protected]

Andrew Patton, Licensed Realtor has a technical proficiency working with brokerage Nesbitt Realty through Multiple Listing Services and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems usage, click to see GIF

Properties in New Alexandria

Julie Nesbitt, Manager and Andrew Patton, Real Estate Agent and office pet, at start of the month, click to see GIF

Properties in Carlyle District

320 West St #303

2 br/2 bath+library, 1491 SF, Elevator, luxury condo.Tastefully appointed! 2 car garages and 2 storages. Beautiful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/ bar, SS app. Open floor plan. , light & bright. Walk-in closets. Just a few blocks to King St. metro, nr Whole Foods, I- 495, mins to DC. OT shops & restaurants. [Duke Condominium - $699,000]

309 Holland Ln #226

Convenience AND Location! Ride the elevator to Whole Foods for dinner! One staircase to the work-out room. One block to King St. Metro & restaurants! Free trolley to the River & lower Old Town. Fabulous corner unit wrapped in windows. Beautiful HW floors. Attractive, open kitchen. w pantry. Two generous master suites. WIC's! Den w French doors & built ins. Garage Pkg. Storage. Low utilities. [Royalton - $635,000]

309 Holland Ln #232

Welcome home! Luxury and convenience at your fingertips. Bright, spacious 2 BR 2 BA unit located above Whole Foods. Highlights: Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen w/ss appliances,granite,full size w/d, 2 master bedrooms. Living room opens to a balcony with view of courtyard. garage parking, extra storage, fitness center, party room. Steps to to King St metro, shops, restaurants,movies, waterfront.. [Royalton At Kings St Metro - $499,000]

2121 Jamieson Ave #1903

Spacious 3bed/3bath high floor condo (1,975 sq.ft. not including 2 enclosed balconies) at amenity rich Carlyle Towers (pool, exercise room, concierge, etc.). Warm wood floors, custom built-ins, ample closet space. Quick walk to King Street Metro, shops & restaurants in Old Town. Minutes to the Pentagon, Reagan National & DC. 2 car garage parking + additional storage included. [Carlyle Towers - $895,000]

520 John Carlyle St #104

GORGEOUS! A must see unique and sophisticated two level urban condo with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows (approximately 20 feet). This open floor plan features concrete ceilings, exposed duct work, granite & stainless steel appliances in kitchen and a cozy loft. Garage parking space included. Moments to Metro, Whole Foods & Old Town. Pool/gym membership available. [Condos At Carlyle Square - $574,900]

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Andrew Patton, Realtor, with puppy offspring

Properties in Shirlington

Pending Home Sales on an Upswing

Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Gambrel roof in Waynwood

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1 percent above March 2009 when it was 85.0; this follows an 8.3 percent increase in February. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which usually occur with a lag time of one or two months.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said favorable affordability conditions have been working with the tax credit. “Clearly the home buyer tax credit has helped stabilize the market. In the months immediately following the expiration of the tax credit, we expect measurably lower sales,” he said. “Later in the second half of the year, and into 2011, home sales will likely become self-sustaining if the economy can add jobs at a respectable pace, and from a return of buyer demand as they see home values stabilizing.”

Regional Numbers

* The PHSI in the Northeast declined 3.3 percent to 75.1 in March, but remains 27.2 percent higher than March 2009.
* In the Midwest the index increased 1.2 percent to 98.9 and is 18.5 percent above a year ago.
* Pending home sales in the South jumped 12.7 percent to an index of 121.2, which is 28.3 percent higher than March 2009.
* In the West the index rose 1.9 percent to 99.9 and is 8.8 percent above a year ago.

“Another encouraging sign is the improvement in the availability for jumbo and second-home mortgages,” Yun said. “As bank balance sheets strengthen, it is just a matter of time before lending of non-government-backed mortgages steadily opens up.”

Source: NAR

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What do real estate agents do?

Julie is a Realtor serving Northern Virginia

Real estate agents act as go-betweens for buyers and sellers of real estate property. With certain exceptions, anyone who assists with the sale of real estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required to be licensed by the state.  Each and every real estate agents must be affiliated with a real estate broker. A broker is a real estate profession who has higher educational requirements and who has a minimum of three years of full-time experience as a real estate agent. A realtor is a real estate agent or broker who is a member of the National Association of Realtors. As a realtor, agents and brokers agree to ascribe to a high standard of ethics and participate in continuing education programs.

In most cases, a real estate agent works for one party, either the buyer or seller, renter or landlord. The agent uses his or her specialized training to best represent the clients’ best interests. In some cases, the agent will work in a dual capacity representing both sides of the transaction.  In all cases, the agent’s first duty is to truth and honesty. But when you choose a real estate agent, don’t be afraid to ask about what obligations state law imposes.

Some agencies have up-front fees or retainers.  It’s okay to shop around and to interview several agents and agencies to find the one that you feel most
comfortable working with, but it’s only fair to the agent and to yourself to settle on one agent to sell or buy a home. Although it is your right and duty as a consumer to shop around, it is unethical and unfair to work with more than one agent at a time. An experienced agent will always ask if you already have representation. This way the agent won’t waste his time or accidentally interfere with the relationship you already have.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

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