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

Rowhouse in 516 Nelson Ave Alexandria VA 22301
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.

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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

Greet your neighbors from the wonderful screened in front porch of this charming Cape Cod in the popular Del Ray neighborhood. Featuring three bedrooms and two baths the home retains classic period details while having updates for today~s living. The main level boasts a formal living room with fireplace, separate dining room, updated kitchen, two well-proportioned bedrooms and updated bath. The spacious upper level encompasses a wonderful master suite with updated bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and double sinks. The exterior of the home includes a large, level backyard with stone patio and raised garden beds to grow your own vegetables. The fully fenced yard is ideal for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Off street parking for two cars, half a block to METRO WAY and less than a mile to Braddock Road METRO. Enjoy living close to the heart of Del Ray's award-winning shops and restaurants as well as Old Town, Crystal City, Pentagon and DC. [504 E Windsor Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Enjoy the Del Ray lifestyle in this fabulous 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath custom built home. This Turn Key home is thoughtfully designed with a progressive open concept floor plan and hardwood floors throughout. The Living Room features a stacked stone gas fireplace with a reclaimed rustic mantle. A Chef's Kitchen features granite countertops, Jenn-Air Energy Star stainless steel appliances, and a large island with built-in wine fridge, wine rack and warming drawer. The Kitchen opens to the Fam Room with sliding glass doors opening onto the rear deck. The Master Bedroom Suite features a walk-in closet with built-ins and a luxurious Bathroom with a water closet, jetted tub, dual vanities with granite countertops and a frameless shower. A fourth level with a Cathedral Ceiling features an ensuite bedroom, sitting room, two storage closets and a built-in window seat. A hall closet with dryer vent and adjacent to plumbing offer the option to move the laundry to the bedroom level. The finished lower level features an ensuite bedroom, den, flex room, storage closet and a gym area in the Utility Room. The yard has been professionally landscaped with several large crape myrtles, evergreens, and a sprinkler system. Walk to the restaurants and shops of Del Ray and the planned Potomac Yard Metro. Independently certified Energy Star and Earth Craft home. [515 E Windsor Ave, Alexandria, VA]

Only 3 Units Remain! Don't Miss Out! New 1st Floor Condo in the heart of Del Ray. Unit Ready for Move In! Features the highest in energy efficiency plus new smart home technology. Gourmet Kitchen includes Quartz Counters, Full Height Back Splash and Stainless Steel Appliances. Unit with Balcony! Underground Parking Space. Walking distance to shops, dining and more! [1800 Mount Vernon Ave #102, Alexandria, VA]

FRESH & BRIGHT! What a find, do call to see this exceptional, TOTALLY redone, 3 bedroom, 2 bath Warwick Village wonder. NEW EVERYTHING except the all-brick exterior. Bring your checkbook, I will bring a blank contract and this sparkling home can be YOURS! Great photos show the many improvements; call Ann today. [6 Ancell St, Alexandria, VA]

Charming brick town home completely remodeled in 2018 and 2019! This beautiful home located at the end of a quiet street is surrounded by Four Mile Run park. Beautiful hardwood floors on the main level welcome you as you walk towards the kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances. Upper level features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Enjoy the weather on a warm summer day in the backyard. Upgrades also include new electrical and HVAC. Don't miss this opportunity to own a home in Alexandria just a walk from Del Ray restaurants and Grocery store. [51 Dale St, Alexandria, VA]

Rarely available in Potomac Yard! 4 level town house with a walk-out basement and a fenced back yard. Estimated 3700SF including basement. Entry into home on main level creates for a less vertical living. Open floor plan. Main level has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, plantation shutters. Large brick accent wall in living/dining room. Kitchen with quartz counters, breakfast bar, SS appliances, back splash is open to a separate breakfast room. Breakfast room has a wall length pantry and opens onto a trex deck with view of Masonic Temple. The upper level boasts of a master suite and a second bedroom with en-suite bath. Separate laundry room on this level has shelving and a retractable clothes line. The spacious top level features a family room and office area with view of Masonic Temple, in addition to a third bedroom with walk-in closet and a third bath plus utility closet. Upper two levels have updated luxury vinyl plank flooring. Lower level is a large walk-out basement waiting for your finishing touches... It is dry-walled and has rough-in for a bath. In addition it also has a large utility / storage room with windows and storage under the stairs. Great use as storage or finish off as as you please ..a possible media/game room, in-law/au-pair suite? Basement opens onto a brick patio and a fenced-in back yard. This townhouse is within walking distance to Braddock metro. Amenities galore: playground, dog park, sports courts, playing fields, walking path. Near Del Ray main avenue w/ eateries and restaurants. Just south of Crystal City, future Amazon HQ2, near Old Town Alexandria, National Reagan airport, Pentagon. Mins to DC , National Harbor, Ft. Belvoir... [1322 van Valkenburgh Ln, Alexandria, VA]

Owners have beautifully renovated this home with Lobkovich Kitchen, commercial appliances added 5 large BRs on UL and custom moldings throughtout . Coffered ceilings, Hand crafted library and closet built ins, Cherry hardwood floors and bannistier were also recent updates. Sunny breakfast room, large stone covered porch in back, fabulous mud room designed for your every imaginable need. A play area and plenty of room for entertaining outside or inside. [228 W Windsor Ave, Alexandria, VA]

MULTIPLE OFFERS RECEIVED. Amazing Opportunity to purchase fully renovated, 3 bed / 1.5 bath, brick row home near DEL RAY and new AMAZON HQ2 NATIONAL LANDING. The main level features an open concept with gleaming hardwoods, chef's kitchen w/ gas range, stainless steel appliances & granite counters. Upper level includes 3 bedrooms and renovated bath with skylight. Freshly painted ('18) throughout, fenced in front and backyard, private off-street parking, storage shed. Walk to Four Mile Run Park, W&OD Bike Trail, Mom's Organic Market, Hops N Shine Beer Garden, Birchmere, new tot lot, new community garden and the proposed/approved Potomac Yard Metro Station. Minutes to 395 and Washington DC. OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4 pm. [3717 Mark Dr, Alexandria, VA]

OFFERS ARE DUE TUESDAY AT NOON. Don't miss this charming, renovated and expanded classic Del Ray Duplex! This turn key home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a completely renovated main level and basement, a stunning sun room/dining or family room in the back and a cozy screened porch. The open concept renovation of this home is stunning- in 2015 walls were taken down and a gorgeous kitchen with 42" solid wood cabinets, soft close drawers, new Kitchen Aid SS appliances, updated electrical, pantry, recessed lighting, quartz counter tops, new Restoration Hardware light fixtures and cabinet hardware was added. At the same time, all hardwoods were refinished and the dining room had new flooring, heat and a gorgeous chandelier installed. The basement was also completely renovated to include a brand new second bathroom, sump pump, built ins, carpet and more. The upper level has also been completely renovated to include a fully refinished bath. The exterior includes driveway with ample room for 3 cars, a fully fenced large back yard with gorgeous landscaping, a 3 year old shed freshly painted exterior. This home is just two blocks from Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and close to Potomac Yard and Old Town Alexandria. Just 1 mile to the Braddock Rd metro station. Welcome home! [318 E Bellefonte Ave, Alexandria, VA]

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! For the buyer looking for a fabulous Alexandria City unit, this is it! Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, this 1 BD/1 BA 1st floor condo offers walkable living and easy commuting to DC, Arlington and Old Town. Built in 2009 on foundation from 1920, this home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, KIT with granite counter tops & stainless-steel appliances, and W/D in the unit. Fenced in backyard, offering quiet urban living in one of Alexandria's most sought-after neighborhoods. 1 parking space conveys + additional storage. Just a short walk to the heart of DelRay & Rt. 1 stores, movie theater and restaurants, plus easy access to Reagan Airport. [407 E Raymond Ave #2, Alexandria, VA]

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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 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.