Is it time for you to sell a Montebello condo like 5904 Mount Eagle Dr #406 in Fairfax County? Here’s a few ideas of what you can do to make your property a head-turn?

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When it comes to decor for sellers, less is definitely more.

Box up anything you don’t use on a daily basis. You’ll need to box it to move it anyway and small things take up an inordinate amount of space. This includes collectibles, kitchen gadgets, tools, jewelry, photos, toys and tech.

Every day before listing fill a box with stuff. Not only will this make your condo more presentable, but it will also make moving day less stressful and easier to manage.

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Are your blinds and curtains going to help your house sell? If you have heavy curtains or black-out shades, take them down. Replace them with sheer curtains that cut down on glare but let the light in the home.

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If you’re selling your condo in Alexandria, do you need to paint your home? Probably.

You can save a lot of money by painting yourself. On the other hand, if you can’t do a professional job, you’re much better off paying a painter to make your property look great.

Soft whites, plaster gray, and very subtle colors can make the walls recede from the eye and make your home a blank canvass for the next owner. “Greige,” a pale gray with a beige undertone, is one of the most versatile colors for staging. This pale taupe is a cool, sophisticated hue that can elegantly complement most furnishings.

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In addition to removing your clutter, it’s almost always a good idea to depersonalize. When you buy a home the first thing you’ll want to do is personalize it. When you sell a home in Fairfax County, the first thing you’ll want to do is de-personalize it. So, when you decide to sell, you have to think seriously about removing some of your personal indulgences.

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Consider these ideas:

  • Unless you have an unlimited budget of money and time (and none of us do) focus your energy on key areas. Bathrooms and kitchens usually return the best bang for the buck.
  • Close all your drains, sinks, and tubs. Close all the lids on all the toilets.
  • Dried flowers and candles in complementary colors are an inexpensive way to add interest in a nondescript bathroom.
  • Use mirrors to create more space. Full-length mirrors, framed mirrors, mounted mirrors can help make a room look brighter and feel bigger.

Do you know what’s happen to real estate in Alexandria? I do. If you’re a homeowner it’s difficult to objectively compare your home to a property like 5904 Mount Eagle Dr #406? Competition is fierce in Fairfax County real estate, but we know how to make it happen.

I’m Will Nesbitt and I’m an expert in real estate in 22303. I’m ready to work for you if you want to sell your home. As a local expert, I can provide you with information about the value of any property in Fairfax County, and I can point out areas of concern or improvement at your in Alexandria. I’d like to make the world a better place, one day at at time.

5902 Mount Eagle Dr #805

Recently renovated with a gourmet kitchen: tasteful white cabinetry with Corian counters and built in “table for two”. It boasts of two double wall ovens, microwave, icemaker, separate under counter freezer and tiled flooring. Gleaming hardwood throughout except bedrooms. Deep soaking tub in renovated master bath. Glass enclosed terrace with floor to ceiling windows. A delight to show. [Montebello$339,500]

2451 Midtown Ave #809

Don’t want to drive? Metro it! Secure 24 hr concierge bldg is next to Huntington Metro. Relax on 8th floor BALCONY. Assigned GARAGE spot. Open living space and Den. Bedroom has TWO walk-in closets. Plenty of cabinets, SS, & granite in kitchen. Newer HVAC & H2O Heater. Resort living amenities – deck pool, gym, community grilling area, party rooms, amazing views. [Midtown Alexandria Station – $335,000]

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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.