Options for Home Sellers in Del Ray

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.

Recently Sold in Del Ray

2303-A Burke Ave

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2303-A Burke Ave

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111 E Howell Ave

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111 E Howell Ave

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3303 Valley Dr

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3303 Valley Dr

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300 Commonwealth Ave #1

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300 Commonwealth Ave #1

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504 Richards Ln

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504 Richards Ln

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107-A E Del Ray Ave

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107-A E Del Ray Ave

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501 Russell Rd

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501 Russell Rd

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141 Wesmond Dr

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141 Wesmond Dr

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2906 Commonwealth Ave

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2906 Commonwealth Ave

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2706 Sycamore St

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2706 Sycamore St

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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.

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

This SPECTACULAR top to bottom RENOVATED duplex is the home you've been waiting for! The STUNNING kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white granite countertop, an island/breakfast bar with a farmhouse sink, STYLISH 2 tone cabinets and a glass tile backsplash! The CONTEMPORARY baths are MAGAZINE READY! The FULLY FINISHED lower level offers a family room and den! Hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout! Back patio leads to a HUGE fenced back yard! You can't beat the location! Located in the heart of Del Ray and just minutes to Old Town, Crystal City, DC and a short bike ride to the new Amazon Headquarters! [2303-A Burke Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

OPEN SAT 12:00-3:00! Completely renovated Parkfairfax condo. End unit with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths (have you ever seen a Parkfairfax unit with an additional half bath? There are less than 12 in almost 1,700 units!) Original 1942 hardwood red oak floors freshly refinished throughout. Entire home has new plumbing and electrical, including electrical panel and recessed lights. The new (rare to Parkfairfax homes!) powder room on 1st floor has heated flooring. Kitchen has L-shaped bar with seating for four, as well as recessed and pendant lights, with a full bank of cabinetry and buffet area next to kitchen, and it opens to a living area with a full wall of windows, letting in light and tree views. All new white Shaker cabinets with under cabinet lighting, GE suite of SS appliances, including gas range, microwave, full-sized refrigerator and dishwasher. Recessed and pendant lighting. Double-hung vinyl energy efficient windows. Upstairs hall linen closet includes full-sized stacked washer and dryer. Hall bath has tub with rain head, floor-to-ceiling tiles, and heated flooring. Pull-down attic stairs lead to additional storage. Master bedroom has large walk in closet with double doors, Elfa Shelving system, recessed lighting, and loads of natural light. Parkfairfax location is unparalleled; close to Charles Barrett Elementary School, Shirlington Village, and Bradley Shopping Center. DASH and Metro bus stops are practically at your doorstep. Condo fees include gas, water, daily trash removal, 3 swimming pools, an exercise facility, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a party room, car wash, and woodland trails on an oasis-like 132 acres. The 285 building, 1,684 condo site is listed on both the National Register and Virginia Landmarks Register, and has been home to two U.S. Presidents, among other prominent figures. Listing Agent is Owner. [3303 Valley Dr, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Welcome home to Rosemont Historic District! A mix of modern amenities & historic charm in this 2 bedroom/1 bath condo. Located only 3 blocks to King St. Metro -- 2 metro stops to Reagan airport. Newly renovated bathroom and kitchen including updated counter tops, new bath tiles and stove. Custom built-in wood shutters, plaster wall finish, hardwood floors, and crown molding. A few minutes walk to the exciting shops, restaurants, and bars of Old Town Alexandria. [300 Commonwealth Ave #1, 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!

Semi-detached, three level, all brick townhouse just a block from The Avenue. Best location in Del Ray. Light and bright throughout. This one owner home (yes, purchased in 1962) has three bedrooms and two baths and a lovely yard and deck. Clean as a whistle and so well cared for over the years. Happy memory house ready for new owner. Driveway parking! [107-A E Del Ray Ave, 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!

THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! STUNNING, luxurious, fully remodeled rowhouse in unbeatable Del Ray location near Potomac Yard w/ new systems throughout! Exceptionally livable open layout makes BEST USE OF SPACE you'll see in this model! CUSTOM high-end finishes & sophisticated design throughout, including deep crown molding, wide plank flooring, dimmable recessed lighting, fresh paint, GORGEOUS open kitchen w/ rich maple soft-close cabinets, stainless appliances, updated counters, high end backsplash & integrated marble wall shelving. Upper level features dramatic on-trend foyer light fixture, large master BDR w/ statement wall, tray ceilings, recessed & pendant lighting, & large closet w/ barn door closure. FULL SIZE, gorgeously remodeled bathroom w/ marble double vanity, high end custom shower w/ multi-feature shower head, dramatic tile surround, soaking tub, extensive molding & heated floors. Lower level walkout basement features spacious family room w/ built-ins & recessed lighting, large full bathroom w/ double vanity, travertine surround & jetted tub, & separate full size laundry room. Tankless water heater. Expertly landscaped, fenced backyard & front porch w/ Trex decking - perfect for entertaining, newer roof & RARE private parking spot in back! Zoned A/C means no uneven temp on upper level! NEWER SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT! NEW roof (2019), NEW HVAC (2019), NEW dual zone HVAC (2019), NEWER plumbing (2018), NEWER electric panel & distribution (2018), NEWER tankless water heater (2018) & more!! Control the Nest security cameras and thermostat w/ smart devices & enjoy a fabulous location a quick walk from the future Potomac Yard METRO, three grocery stores, Del Ray shopping & dining, biking trails, and minutes to Pentagon City Mall, Crystal City, Reagan National Airport, D.C., Rt.1, I-395 & GW Pkwy! [141 Wesmond Dr, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Warwick Village Gem smack dab in the Heart of Del Ray! Best of Both worlds! --Gorgeous remodel of sought after Warwick Village home! Large custom Open Chefs Kitchen with white shaker cabs --Built in wine bottle holder too!---smashing white/grey quartz tops, Lrge Stainless Apron sink and appliances!---Pinterest nice!! Glowing warm hardwoods and tons of natural light through the upgraded windows! 3 great BR up with a remodeled bath with custom---EVERYTHING! this home is truly a joy to show!! Full Unfinished lower level with future space galore!--OH--Did I mention the walk up private entrance to the basement? Potential for great future entertaining space ----AirBnb??---Income creating space....what a special place just steps from " The Avenue----Min from Amazon HQ2, New Metro,DC...2 rear parking spaces too off rear alley!! [2906 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

Picture perfect Del Ray bungalow on Mt Ida! Spacious front porch with swing, interior hardwoods, wood burning fireplace, eat in kitchen, 2 beds and 1 bath on main level w/ upper level dedicated to sunny master suite! High ceiling family room exits to flagstone patio and backyard with room to play! Lower level unfinished with separate entry and potential for nanny-suite. Amazing location - walk to shops and restaurants! [2706 Sycamore St, Alexandria, VA] SOLD!

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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 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.