Del Ray
Del Ray

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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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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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.

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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

NO MORE SHOWINGS:!! SELLER WILL REVIEW THE CONTRACTS TOMORROW AT NOON. This house has good bones. There is so much potential in this house and the best feature is the location. It is in the heart of Del Ray. The house needs work. A true fixer upper. Lots of TLC is badly needed here. Laundry on Main Floor. [217 Oxford Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Please submit offers by 5pm Monday April 23rd. Deceptively spacious 4 level split in Del Ray. All brick w/deep garage + lots of street parking. Room to roam on the large fenced corner lot. 2 upper level bathrooms updated 2014. Walkout lower level. 4th BR potential on L1. Sold as-is, yet clean move-in shape ready for updates. Please name Key Title both sides-preliminary title and estate work there [2800 Hickory St, Alexandria, VA]

2 bed/3.5 bath Del Ray duplex! Front porch welcomes you to this spacious home. Main level with large living, half bath, separate dining and updated kitchen. Patio with great yard ideal for entertaining. Upper level with two full baths. Lower level with large recreation room, office, full bath, laundry and storage. Leave your car in the driveway and walk to Del Ray or Potomac Yard. Welcome home! [322 Hume Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful 4 bed/3.5 bath duplex in the heart of Del Ray! Very large and full of light, this updated beauty is just steps to "The Avenue." 3 beds/2 baths on the upper level. Huge family, dining, kitchen and half bath on main opening to beautiful patio and fully fenced yard. Lower level with high ceilings, recreation room and additional bedroom and full bath. Storage galore in basement. [22a Howell Ave E, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous completely renovated from top to bottom colonial in Braddock Heights. Open concept dining room and kitchen with breakfast bar, SS appliances, quartz counters and white shaker cabinets. 3 bedrooms on upper level including spacious master with walk in closet. Excellent outdoor entertaining with side porch and back trex deck with a second screened in porch with vaulted ceiling. Must See!! [2410 Davis Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Del Ray gem close to proposed metro! All brick duplex, freshly painted w/refinished HW floors. Remodeled kitchen has bump out, adding storage & counters. Formal DR exits to large deck to relax & entertain. Private back yard has lush grass & landscaping. New roof & metal-clad soffits & gutters & replaced windows! Updated BA~s! Stroll to The Avenue amid mature trees and foliage all year around! [406 Howell Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Great 3 bed/3.5 bath end unit town home in Del Ray! Main level entry with bedroom and full bath and garage. Upper levels feature large, open dining room and living rooms with douoble sided fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast nook and sliding doors to deck. Master bedroom with large ensuite bath and additional bedroom with full bath. Park in driveway or garage and walk to "The Avenue!"Welcome home! [3306 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Superb Del Ray location at the lowest price point! Fresh paint & well maintained studio with new heat & cool unit & new ss gas stove. Private separate entrance with charming brick patio right next to assigned parking spot! The unit features a large walk-in closet and also has another beautifully sized storage unit located in the bldg. Laundry facility in building. Easy walk to King St. metro! [306 Commonwealth Ave #5, Alexandria, VA]

Contemporary corner unit offers open floor plan, hardwood floors, gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, marble backsplash and white cabinets. Fabulous master suite with large walk-in closet, balcony and luxurious bath. Two large guest rooms and upper laundry. One car garage and storage throughout. Commuter's dream - short stroll to parks, trails and metro. [1214 Main Line Blvd #101, Alexandria, VA]

Entire property is being sold as is.Please use "As Is" Clause. Currently configured as 4 bedrooms but legally is 3 bedrooms.Great opportunity to make it your own! Steps to the highly sought after Beverly Hills Playground called "the Pitt". Garage, unfinished basement, den, fireplace, sunroom/3 season room off back, main level powder room.Minutes to DC, Pentagon & Airport.Charles Barrett Elementary [809 Overlook Dr N, Alexandria, VA]

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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.