Are you planning for you to sell your home much the same as 485 Armistead St #202 in 22312? Research has shown that staged homes sell nearly 40% faster than other garden-style condos on the market. What do staging professionals recommend you do if your residence is trendy and updated?

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Nearly every shopper shopping in the City of Alexandria wants to live in a clutter-free space. However, for many owners, the idea of sorting through and removing all that unused stuff can feel like a tiring and intimidating chore. Here are several suggestions to make decluttering is easier than it seems, and help you sell your garden-style condo quickly for the best price.

Countertops, console tables, open-shelving , tabletops, bed side tables—because any flat surface—looks best with as little as possible on display. These items are personal in nature and might not be of any interest to a shopper.

Do you need more storage place to declutter? In closets or in small homes, you can use the back of a door. There are a variety of over-the-door storage products. Some of them are designed specifically for scarves, hats, purses, jewelry, shoes and accessories.

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What do you do with windows and doors?

If you ask me, I’ll always say that it’s better to have bare windows rather than the wrong window treatments. You may have forgotten that some windows and views in your home are so beautiful that they are diminished by most any embellishment.

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What paint colors will help move your property quickly and which colors will fetch the maximum price?

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.

Vibrant colors, patterns and vibrant colors usually don’t work well for home sellers in the City of Alexandria. Wallpaper can be very risky as well.

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When someone looks at your garden-style condo, they’re trying to decide if this will be their home.

What do stagers mean by depersonalizing to your home to sell it?

If you’ve loved your home, one of the most difficult chores you’ll face is the task of de-personalization.

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Consider these recommendations:

  • A musty odor will definitely hinder the saleability of a property. If you have a musty area in the home, add a dehumidifier.
  • Replace your light bulbs with higher wattage bulbs. Brighter light bulbs make a big difference when your selling a home.
  • Need some design ideas? Browse the suggestions below to see what you should and shouldn’t do.
  • How about the home’s scent? You can run few lemon wedges through the garbage disposal for a bright natural scent.

Do you have a 1-bedroom garden-style condo in Alexandria? It’s time to look closely at garden-style condos in 22312 to see what’s sold and what’s selling. (I can help.) Have you critically compared your home to a abode like 485 Armistead St #202? Your property seeker is going to pay a premium for the privilege of owning real estate in Alexandria. But that same buyer is going to expect a lot.

If you’re thinking about selling in the City of Alexandria, I’m Stuart Nesbitt and I’m ready to work for you. I’m the person to call if you need to know more about your residence’s value, and I can provide you with personalized ideas for your real estate. I’m a local expert on Northern Virginia real estate.

485 Armistead St #302

Be in the heart of it all in your updated condo at Saxony Square. Minutes from I-395, this quiet light filled unit features a spacious 1 BR 1 BA floor plan, hdwd floors, fresh paint, and new carpet. Prepare meals in a spacious kitchen and enjoy the storage and large walk-in closet this turn-key unit offers. Unit features a balcony overlooking a wooded area. Ask about PenFed’s 1.5% CC promotion. [Saxony Square$147,500]

5831 Quantrell Ave #504

New lower price! All utilities included in condo fee! Spacious, sunny, pleasant corner unit (views from two sides) w/rare fireplace. Minutes from 395, shopping, Mark Center, Van Dorn Metro, Landmark. Bus stops at community. Owner has loved living here and now wants to move to be closer to family. Good for owner-occupant or investor–very rentable. [The Seasons$149,900]

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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.