How To Interest Shoppers Looking At Investing In A 4-BR Colonial In Northern Virginia

Are you getting ready to list a 4-bedroom property similar to 6006 Franconia Forest Ln at Franconia Forest in Alexandria, Virginia? A staged house attracts more buyers and more real estate agents, because staging makes it easy for visitors to visualize the dream of feeling at home. What do professionals think you should do to sell your Colonial-style house in a Colonial-style community?

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An over-stuffed home might be the reason you’re moving. So you don’t want that to be the reason for a purchaser to pass on your property. Is it just too good to throw away but not worth selling right now? Give it to a friend. That benefits both of you. Remove anything that requires an opinion. What does that mean? Anything that people either love or hate, probably should be crated and prepared for moving day.

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Sometimes people don’t think about their windows and how they can help sell their house. Windows open up space in small rooms and they let light into large rooms.

Window treatments are broadly divided into two groups; soft and hard. Soft treatments, like drapes and curtains are made from fabrics. On the other hand, hard window coverings include blinds, shutters, screens, and specialty glass like frosted or stained glass. No matter which solution you choose, when you’re selling you want to be mindful of maximizing natural light and minimizing stylistic adventurism.

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As long as you’re staging you’re house, should you consider painting it?

Some may say that painting every single room the same color is an artistic cop-out. But when you’re selling your home, especially in a smaller property, a simple color scheme can help the buyer focus on the property rather than your design choices. When my client asks for my input, I in turn rely on painting and staging professionals. They often tell me that an accent color repeated throughout the home can make the typical neutral colors more visually interesting.

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What do stagers mean by depersonalizing to your home to sell it? How can you make it easier for the buyer to envision your property as his or her home?

Your home is your most personal space in your life. But when it’s on the market, it’s no longer a home. It’s a house for sale and it will soon be someone else’s home.

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Mull over these ideas:

  • Candles can be a nice touch, but avoid anything that is so strong it become incense.
  • If your kitchen is a little drab you can add a lot of color by placing some candy in clear canisters. Jelly beans, coated candies, foil wrapped candies can all add interest to photo and a room.
  • A little potpourri in the bathrooms can help the room’s appeal.
  • Whenever possible raise the bar of your shower curtain or window treatments to make a space seem more airy.

In addition to staging your property, you’re going to want to gather some basic information. How does your place of residence compare to 6006 Franconia Forest Ln? Can you get $587,895? Or will you have to settle for $531,905? Remember the consumer always picks the greatest value.

Contact me to learn get personalized tips to move your real estate. I can give you an local ace opinion and advice if you need to know more about any real estate’s market value in Fairfax County, and I can give you personalized staging tips that work in Alexandria. I appreciate your business and look forward to serving you.

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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.