Do you need to know what to do to begin to house hunt in the merciless Springfield real estate market?
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Understand that there is no “right” time to buy.
If you find the right house today, you don’t want to miss out because you’re trying to guess where the housing market in Fairfax County is going. Factors like market price and interest rate rarely change enough to make a difference in an individual house’s price. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the property itself. Every single property in Springfield is distinct. By the same token, opportunities in real estate are unique. That special home you’ve found in Springfield might never be on the market again in your lifetime.

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The important opinion is your opinion.
It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too much input can actually confuse you rather than enlighten you. Concentrate on your desires, and not the needs and wants of people who won’t be living in the home.

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Every home in 22153 requires some sort of compromise.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. The association provides all utilities but the association fee is high.The living room may be perfect, but the bathroom needs an update. I can help you sort out your priorities—and perhaps identify a few that you hadn’t considered—, so that we can concentrate on the factors that are really important.

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Real estate in Springfield is a commodity.
Just because a home has been sitting for a long time, doesn’t mean that the seller is willing to negotiate. Sometimes it means just the opposite. If you contract to pay too much, relax. I’ll put an appraisal contingency in that will allow you to kick-out of the deal at no penalty if the home sales price is too high.

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When you’re buying a house like 7810 Braemar Way in Springfield, you’re also buying a neighborhood like Saratoga.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a property to the point that you forget about important issues such as:

  • community activities
  • commute and traffic
  • schools

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Prepare now.
Before you shop there are some tasks to take care of. Don’t wait until you’ve found a home to:

  • learn more about home inspections
  • list your priorities
  • select a Realtor
  • think about title companies

I can help with the purchase process. Even if you just need to talk to learn more about how to go forward, please don’t hesitate to call. Contact me if you’d like to learn more about 7810 Braemar Way.


7810 Braemar Way, Springfield 22153

This lovely house features an updated kitchen overlooking family room w fireplace, large living & dining rooms, & a main level room to be used as a bedroom/office. A master suite and 3 good size bedrooms on 2nd lvl & a finished lower level. Has … [Read more]

Price: $525,000 : 7810 Braemar Way, Springfield, VA 22153
|| Beds: 5 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 1 || Living Area: 0 || Days On Market: 0 ||
|| Saratoga || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $2,696 || MLS: FX10109761

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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.