Options for Home Sellers in Del Ray

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No matter how much you look forward to moving to a new home, relocating is chore, and selling your current home in Del Ray will only add to the stress of the move. The goal is to quickly a buyer because an unoccupied home is not only a worry, but a financial burden, especially if the selling process drags on for a long period of time. Selling your home in Del Ray before you begin paying for another somewhere else is the best alternative for your bank account.

There are many tips that experts offer to increase your chances of unloading your home quickly. But few compare the pros and cons of different ways to sell your home.

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3400 Holly St

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501 Russell Rd

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501 Russell Rd

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721 Diamond Ave

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504 Richards Ln

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504 Richards Ln

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2107 Main Line Blvd #101

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406 E Luray Ave

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43 W Del Ray Ave

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Finding the right method for selling your home can shape the process from start to finish. Here are some essential tips to help you decide the best way to sell your home.

Full Service Realtor

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Del Ray is in Alexandria 22301

Full Service Realtors are still the most common way to find a buyer for your home. Realtors are the ideal solution for the busy homeowner trying to sell their home while accomplishing countless other things. Many house sellers are also uncomfortable dealing with buyers directly.

A good agent can eliminate much of the stress of dealing with potential buyers and much of the paperwork that comes with selling a home. A Realtor will take pictures, hang signs, show the property, advertise the property, coordinate the closing. Realtors are specially trained to handle the intricate details associated with selling your home. There are many aspects of home selling that an average seller might not be aware of or have any idea how to fix.

Problems often arise during the sale of a house that can be very discouraging. Working with a trained professional can help alleviate much of the stress that comes from the uncertainty of not knowing what to do next. But whatever you do, remember, it is always a mistake to hire an agent solely on the basis they gave you the highest valuation for your house.

Limited Service Realtor

A limited service Realtor is sometimes called a discount real estate agent. This is because a limited service Realtor often offers a discount on fees and in exchange they leave some or all of the work to the home owner. For example, you can take your own photos, or put up your own signs.  Nesbitt Realty is somewhat unique in that we offer both a full service option and limited service options so that you can pick and choose some self-service options to save money, or you can have us do all the work to minimize your anxiety.

Self-Service Sale

Many homeowners value having complete control of the process when it comes to selling their own properties. They enjoy having the ability to control every aspect associated with marketing and selling their property, and any other details that affect such a significant investment. This method is very time consuming and thanks to the internet an increasingly popular choice as more people try to find cheaper alternatives to traditional Realtors. For those who do decide to pursue selling their own home, there are many details to consider.

Potential buyers intimidate many private sellers and vice versa. Realtors are specially trained to find out information about a buyer without being direct or offensive. It can be very embarrassing for a seller to have to be so intrusive, but it is important for them to qualify buyers. You can prepare a list of questions in advance. If you’re on good terms with your mortgage broker ask them to help you.

Nesbitt Inspirational
There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas A. Edison

In Conclusion

There is no substitute for hard work.  It’s just a matter of whether you want to do the work or whether you want your Realtor to do the work. Making the right decision about how to sell your home in Del Ray can significantly reduce your stress levels and improve your home selling experience.

Selling a home is difficult. In most cases, it involves you uprooting your life and starting over somewhere else. The stress of a move can be astronomical. It strains your finances and your relationships. Having a definitive plan makes any action easier.

With many possibilities available to the homeowner, it is not difficult to find the best action plan for your needs. In most cases, the right choice can mean the difference between a positive experience and a horrific disaster.

You need to give careful consideration to your timescale, the amount of time you can personally devote to the process and any factors which complicate your sale.

Recently Sold in Del Ray

Luxurious Full Brick 2 Level Condo, 1/2 mile from Braddock Metro Station, 1/4 mile from the soon to be built Potomac Metro Station. Near grocery store, shops in Del Ray, movie theater, Rustico Restaurant, and across the street from Potomac Yard Park which has tennis courts, biking trails, dog parks, basketball court, baseball field, and a play ground. 1 mile from Old Town and 2 miles to Crystal City. 3 Large BR, 2.5 luxury BA. loft, Walk in closets. Ceramic tile flooring in the bathrooms, kitchen, and family room. Open floor plan. 1 Car Garage with 220 volt outlet. Additional parking on the driveway. 2 Private outdoor balconies. Custom bottom up/top down premium shades [1912 Potomac Ave #102, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Best of all worlds! Elegant classic colonial styling with all the modern amenities situated in a dramatically unique setting. Home features: 4 Bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, 3 finished levels with 2 levels of exterior entertaining space overlooking lush private grounds. Impressively appointed kitchen open to family room, expansive master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, 2 large walk in closets, and luxurious marble bath. This home is enhanced by custom trim work throughout, hardwoods throughout main level & master bedroom, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 car garage with storage, and the list goes on. Rare opportunity to own such an impressive property so close to DC. [3400 Holly St, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Unique opportunity to own before or after renovations. Live in and enjoy now or after new Kitchen featuring Quartz counter tops and Thermador Appliances. Beautiful Rosemont Location with fenced level yard and garage. Short stroll to Metro, School and Old Town! If you are seeking something larger you will find The Kulinski Group Architects Concept Design in the photos. Seller will contribute $2500.00 toward closing cost when utilizing Greg Everett of First National Bank for financing. See Listing Agent for details. [501 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Live in Luxury near National Landing! This end unit townhouse condo is nestled comfortably within the Potomac Yards development, set back away from Route 1 and only seconds away from Amazon HQ2 and VaTech campus. The Potomac Yards metro stop is being built right across the street, which is sure to add huge upside potential. The rear garage is outfitted with custom cabinets and immaculate rubber flooring. All the modern updates are featured in this spacious and comfortable unit. A gourmet kitchen, open main level, custom walk-in closets, high end washer and dryer, bedroom level laundry room, driftwood wide planked flooring, custom blinds, and close access to basketball/tennis courts & playground, Potomac Yard shopping and movies, Del Ray, Old Town and Crystal City. [1912 Potomac Ave #101, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

POTOMAC YARDS - RARE END-UNIT TOWNHOUSE WITH SPACIOUS PATIO! Expansive 5BR/4.5BA townhouse offers over 2,700sf of luxurious living space and a fabulous sought-after patio! Built 2014 -- looks and feels like new! Three exceptionally finished levels feature architectural details, pristine hardwood floors, high ceilings, and loads of natural light throughout! Kitchen boasts ample quartz counters with bar seating and stainless steel appliances! Open main level floorplan offers great flow from living and dining rooms to fully-fenced and landscaped back patio ~ one of the largest in the development and perfect for dining out or relaxing with a good book! Four bedrooms on upper levels include bright master suite with spa-like bath and over-sized walk-in closet. You will love relaxing in the spacious upper-level family room with wet bar and wine fridge! Treat your guests to a private retreat in the 5th bedroom ~ complete with kitchenette, wine fridge, and full bath ~ located above the 2-car detached garage! This end-unit home is sited on the quietest street in the community with ample guest parking! Just minutes to coffee shops, restaurants and shopping! Convenient to Del Ray, Old Town, Crystal City/National Landing, Reagan National Airport, and DC. Easy access to commuter routes! This is where you want to live! [721 Diamond Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Awesome opportunity to completely redesign and rebuild your own custom floor plan of this classic 3-level all brick end unit townhouse in Del Ray with great yard space and detached garage. The interior has been partially gutted down to the studs due to a water leak from a burst pipe while the owner was traveling in the winter. The water damage also resulted in extensive mold. A professional mold remediation company has removed all mold and certified that the home is now mold free and ready to be rebuilt. There is ample lot size to design an addition as well per city zoning codes... Calling all investors, contractors, flippers, DIYers, and anyone looking for a project! This sunny end unit, 2BR, 2BA townhouse is just 1/2 mile to the new Amazon HQ2, 1/2 mile to Braddock Metro station, 3/4 mile to National Airport, 1.5 miles to Pentagon, 1 mile to Crystal City and Pentagon Mall, 1.5 miles to central Old Town Alexandria and is conveniently just around the corner from Aldi, and all the trendy restaurants and shops Del Ray has to offer. **Deadline for offers: Friday, August 9th at 6pm. Seller will not respond to any offers until after the deadline. [572 E Nelson Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

This rare 6,000sf Georgian Beauty with its quiet elevator is located on a private lane across from a lush park. The exquisite landscaping surrounding the heated pool and patio creates a Garden-of-Eden-like magnificence to the property. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors across the back bring the splendor inside where its elegant foyer, five fireplaces, and huge rooms make this home wonderfully warm and inviting. With the HOA owning both the lane and the park, a quiet existence away from developers and traffic completes the package. The master enjoys a balcony, fireplace, and two baths, one beautifully renovated with Carrara marble, the other with its own sauna. Other special features: two new retractable awnings & pool changing room with full bath; walk-in cedar closet with a safe; a separate, elegant entrance to the lower foyer which opens to a beautiful guest room/office with fireplace, both with slate floors; and an extensive irrigation system. The brick pathway is freshly repointed; carpets are new; washer & dryer are new; the generator covers half the house. The location: easy access to Shirlington Exit of 395; two miles on side streets to Amazon HQ2; walk to St Stephens & St Agnes lower school and to George Mason Elementary. [504 Richards Ln, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

WELCOME HOME!! This incredible townhome has all the upgrades you could ask for, and is practically brand new! Built in 2013, this elegant town home is nestled in the heart of Potomac Yard, boasting 1,767 sq ft of sheer modern living!! One of the largest #101 units as well!! With plantation shutters throughout, custom built in shelving in both walk in closets in the master, 1 car gar w/driveway that fits 2nd vehicle, you couldn't ask for more!! This one won't last long, so get in quick and take a look at your new home!! [2107 Main Line Blvd #101, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Welcome home to this delightful 1930's Del Ray bungalow seamlessly combining the charm of yesteryear with today's modern amenities. Sun filled southern facing location and spacious open living and dining floor plan allow for large scale holiday entertaining or intimate family dinners. A true chef's gourmet kitchen has been totally updated featuring top of the line Aga gas stove, stainless appliances, honed granite counters plus an abundance of soft white cabinetry including a built in hutch for displaying your favorite collectables, wine and pot racks, extra pantry storage and breakfast counter bar. The upper level boasts three spacious bedrooms including master with 2 extra large closets and a double vanity full bath. Lower level is perfect for au pair, overnight guests or cool teen hang-out with an updated full bath, closet storage, possible wine closet and handy laundry room. You'll enjoy dining alfresco on the two tiered deck overlooking professionally landscaped yard plus an off street driveway which easily accommodates 3 cars and a garage for storage items all conveniently located just steps from the "Avenue's" shops, cafes, Farmer's market, wellness studios and metro. Amazon HQ2, VA Tech, Old Town and DC within minutes. Recent upgrades include new LG Fridge 2017, new Bosch dishwasher 2018, new Samsung washer dryer 2017, new main and lower level A/C condensor 2016 and new upper level heat pump and condensor 2019. [406 E Luray Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Huge End-Unit TH w. Garage off Russell Road. PRICED BELOW ASSESSMENT to reflect needed updates. Mews setting. Hardwood floors throughout, 4 generous bedrooms (one on entry level), 3.5 baths, Separate DR, Family Room opens to elevated brick Patio. Freshly painted - just needs a few updates! OPPORTUNITY!!! Own a LARGE TH in a prime location. Blank canvas - add YOUR taste and upgrade at your own pace!!! [43 W Del Ray Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Will Nesbitt

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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.