Five Reasons to Hold an Open House

Not all real estate practitioners are enthusiastic about the effectiveness of open houses, but here are five good reasons to consider holding one:

Julie Nesbitt
Julie sold another!
  1. The odds are low but sometimes open houses lead to a sale.
  2. Home sellers like them. They like seeing their real estate professional working hard for them.
  3. Visitor feedback is good for sellers.
  4. Other real estate practitioners tour open houses and they sometimes produce sales.
  5. Open houses engage people, including friends and neighbors who might bring in a buyer.

Source: Inman News, Mary Umberger (02/17/2010)

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How to Get a Home Ready for an Open House

Are you a home seller considering an open house? This checklist might be helpful.

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Inside a condo at Prescott in Old Town Alexandria VA
  • Remove heavy curtains that block light.
  • Remove excess furniture to make the rooms seem more spacious.
  • Thoroughly clean carpets, windows, closets, and ovens.
  • Paint the front door and buy a new welcome mat.
  • Assess needed household repairs and make them.
  • Clear debris from sidewalks, decks, and driveways.
  • Get a qualified heating specialist to certify that the furnace is in good condition.
  • Replace dated kitchen and bathroom hardware and fixtures.
  • Repaint rooms that look dull using a neutral color such as cream or tan.
  • Refinish worn hardwood floors.
  • Box up knick-knacks, family mementos, and books to create a neutral environment.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

Let a Real Estate Agent Help You Buy or Sell Your Condo

When buying or selling a condo in Alexandria, VA, the role of a real estate agent plays an important part during the process and the closing of a sale.

As a seller, your real estate agent –

  • Help you in analyzing its fair market value
  • Help prepare the condo for selling quality
  • List your condo to get it out in the market efficiently
  • Negotiate in pricing with potential buyers
  • Complete your sales agreement and finally close the sale smoothly

As a buyer, your real estate agent can –

  • Help you decide what is better for you, renting or owning
  • Assist in preapproval in mortgage
  • Locating, viewing and selecting the right condo
  • Help you in analyzing its fair market value
  • Help prepare the condo for selling quality
  • List your condo to get it out in the market efficiently

Get your dream condo with a real estate agent’s help. Contact Nesbitt Realty
http://nesbittrealty.com
1451 Belle Haven Rd. #222
Alexandria VA 22307
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703 765 0300
888 783 6391 (fax)