house in Groveton
Groveton is a community in Fairfax County just outside Old Town Alexandria VA

Every seller wants the highest possible price for their home. In Groveton, one way to be sure you can gain a better price for your house is to have a home inspection before you put the home on the market.

This profitable new trend in real estate is helping homeowners uncover any necessary repairs, so they can attend to them. This not only helps homes sell faster-because a buyer will be more likely to commit to a home with no major flaws-but a home that can pass inspection may earn the seller more money. Many buyers in Fairfax County are veterans who are using a VA loan.  One of the advantages of a VA loan is that the veteran doesn’t have to put any money down.  Many VA loan buyers want to buy a home that no only doesn’t require a down-payment, but also doesn’t need any repairs or improvements.

That’s another reason why in Groveton inspecting a home and repairing problems can speed home sales by as much as 30 percent. It’s a small investment that really pays off. Alternatively, an agent from Nesbitt Realty can help you assess your home and look for potential troubles.

Our experience has shown that it’s cheaper to fix the home than to negotiate the price down. Buyers expect that every dollar of identified repairs equals two dollars in price reduction. For example, paying as much as $1500 to repair an old deck is cheaper than having to lower the selling price of your home by $3000.

These are the 10 most common repairs that need fixing:

1. Improper surface grading and drainage. This can be responsible for water in the basement or crawlspace.

2. Improper electrical wiring. This includes insufficient electrical service, inadequate overload protection and amateur (often dangerous) wiring connections.

3. Roof damage. Leaking roofs are a frequent problem.

4. Heating systems. Defective items include broken or malfunctioning controls, blocked chimneys and unsafe exhaust venting.

5. Poor overall maintenance can include cracked, peeling or blistered painted surfaces; crumbling masonry; makeshift wiring or plumbing; and broken fixtures and appliances.

6. Structurally related problems include damage in such components as foundation walls, floor joists, rafters and window and door headers.

7. Plumbing problems can include old or incompatible piping materials, as well as faulty fixtures and waste lines.

8. Exterior problems can include inadequate caulking and/or weather stripping.

9. Poor ventilation can be the result of many homeowners “oversealing” their homes, resulting in excessive interior moisture. This can lead to rotting.

10. Miscellaneous components may require minor cosmetic adjustments.

Contact us today to get an accurate assessment of your home’s needs and to talk about a strategy to sell your home in Groveton.

Recently Sold in Groveton

6519 Brick Hearth Ct

Beautifully maintained 3 level TH near Metro! Gorgeous remodeled kitchen: cherry cabinets, granite & SS appliances. Hardwood floors, lower level rec room w/ full bath & fireplace. Nice laundry room. New Carpet in basement. House painted in neutral grey tone/ white trim & ceilings from top to bottom. Fenced backyard with Patio. Two master suites! Two assigned spaces. Near shopping and Express bus. [South Kings Station - $369,900]

6539 Brick Hearth Ct

Beautiful 2 bed 2 bath town home w/bonus room in basement! Updated kitchen w/42" cabinets, SS appliances and breakfast nook. Gleaming hardwood floors on main level. Living boasts bay window & fireplace. Master bed has sliding glass door to large back area with no back neighbors! Huge basement w/ family room, bonus room (guests!) across from full bath. Minutes to Huntington metro,Kingstowne&parks! [South Kings Station - $369,900]

6909 Radcliffe Dr

MOVE-IN READY! COMPLETELY REMODELED 4 LEVEL DUPLEX HOME ON CORNER LOT: 4 bedrooms / 3 FULL baths! NEW Kitchen: NEW STAINLESS appliances, NEW Cabinets, NEW tile! RECESSED lighting THROUGHOUT! ALL bathrooms completely REMODELED, FRAMELESS glass shower doors! NEW ROOF! NEW front porch! NEW carpet in basement! NEW hardwood floors! Walk-up basement! Back & side FENCED yard. Water Htr & HVAC: 2 yrs old! [Bucknell Manor - $399,000]

6912 Westhampton Dr

Renovated from top to bottom~ New windows, new roof, new siding, refinished hardwood floors, new paint, new kitchen w/breakfast bar, granite counters, ss appliances, new lighting, new bathrooms. 3 fin levels w/fully finished basement w/rec room, laundry room. New Driveway! HUGE backyard & prime location for commuters! [Bucknell Heights - $370,000]

6606 Berkshire Dr

BEAUTIFUL RAMBLER IN SOUGHT AFTER VIRGINIA HILLS FEATURES 3 BEDROOMS 2 FULL BATHS!UPDATED & UPGRADED W/GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS,GORGEOUS KITCHEN W/GRANITE,MAPLE CABINETS,CERAMIC TILE BACKSPLASH&FLOOR,STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES,KITCHEN ISLAND&BREAKFAST BAR!LIVING/DINING COMBO,SPACIOUS FINISHED BASEMENT W/LARGE 4TH BEDROOM(NTC)&FULL BATH,GENERATOR CONVEYS! EXTRA LONG DRIVEWAY&LARGE FENCED BACKYARD! [Virginia Hills - $439,900]

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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.