When you are buying a home, should you worry about loving the seller?

I would like to be treated ethically with integrity. I try to proactively provide the same for everyone I deal with. But how does that apply to a seller in Alexandria when you’re a home buyer scraping together $230,000? It doesn’t mean that you have to be a chump. It doesn’t mean that a buyer in Fairfax County needs to take every representation on faith. But it does mean that:

We never want to argue or yell. If there is no possibility for agreement, it’s time to move on—without hurt feelings. We respect deadlines. We are punctual. We let the seller know when we will and won’t inspect the property.

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Julie is on the rooftop deck at the Waterview in Rosslyn VA. Julie is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative.

Some may call me old fashioned, but I believe in the Golden Rule. If you’re thinking of spending $230,000 and you’re looking at property in Fairfax County, here are a few of my suggestions.

$230,000 : 6621 Wakefield Dr E #717, Alexandria 22307

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2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths

Living area: 959 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 1963

Days on Market: 0

$229,900 : 4600 Duke St #532, Alexandria 22304

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3 beds, 2 full baths

Living area: 1,359 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 1967

Days on Market: 2

$224,999 : 6024 Curtier Dr #A, Alexandria 22310

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2 beds, 1 full baths

Living area: 714 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 1987

Days on Market: 5

$230,000 : 3454 Gunston Rd #3454, Alexandria 22302

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2 beds, 1 full baths

Living area: 900 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 1941

Days on Market: 8

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.