How To Make Your Interesting Townhouse In Fairfax County More Attractive To Purchasers

Is it time to stage your $439,000 home comparable to 5932 Seabright Rd in 22152? If a real estate agent loves your dwelling, the agent will want to show it to clients. So, when you stage your home, chances are that real estate agents will send you more buyer clients. What do staging professionals recommend you do if your property is “too” modern?

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Nearly every home buyer shopping in Springfield, Virginia wants to live in a clutter-free space. However, for many real estate sellers, the idea of sorting through and removing all that unused stuff can feel like a tiring and intimidating chore. Here are a number of suggestions to make decluttering is easier than it seems, and help you sell your townhouse quickly for the best price.

I can assist you to throw a reverse housewarming party! We’ll get rid of unwanted items before your first open house by letting friends, family, neighbors and interested parties help you put the home in order.

The space in your closet above your clothes rack is usually wasted. You can put this space to work with easy-to-install pull-down rods. Install the rod anywhere near the ceiling and substantially increase the usable room in your closet.


Have you thought about your window treatments?

Textures, floral prints and wild patterns almost never help you sell your home. Box those window treatments now!

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It’s about time to sell your property. Does that mean it’s time to look at selling your interior color scheme?

Have you ever noticed that builders go with a simple color scheme? Unlike most property owners, builders sell a lot of houses and they have learned, as my experience has taught me, that a simple color scheme is best. Vibrant colors, patterns and vibrant colors usually don’t work well for home sellers in Fairfax County. Wallpaper can be very risky as well.


When you decide to sell, you have to think seriously about removing some of your personal indulgences. 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 townhouse for sale and it will soon be someone else’s home. Your home is a personal statement about who you are. But when you put your home on the market, it’s no longer your home. It’s a product for sale.

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Look at these ideas:

  • If you choose to add pleasant smelling items to a home, don’t stray from basic universally appealing scents such as vanilla, apple, cinnamon, pine and lemon.
  • An empty home is not as appealing as a sparsely decorated home.
  • Arrange furniture to maximize floor space but to create conversation zones where a buyer can imagine chatting with friends or family.
  • I often think that cinnamon and vanilla are the best smells when trying to sell a home. You can let these toast in the oven on the day of an open house.

Do you have a 3-bedroom townhouse like 5932 Seabright Rd? It’s time to look closely at townhouses in 22152 to see what’s sold and what’s selling. (I can help.) How does your townhouse stack-up against other townhouses for sale in Fairfax County? 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 Fairfax County real estate. I’m ready to work for you if you want to list your property. I’m the person to call if you need to know more about your townhouse’s market value today, and I can give you personalized staging tips that work in Springfield.

I have more than a dozen years of experience in this business and want to put that experience to work for you.
8733 Sheridan Farms Ct

Beautiful town home in Springfield, split level living room to dining room. Spacious rooms throughout the home and large fenced in back yard. [Hillside Ridge$443,900]

5921 Queenston St

***ALL BRICK BEAUTY*** Wonderful listing in excellent condition located in sought after “Charlestown”. Preferred End-unit with fireplace. This lovely home features Curved Staircase, Hardwood floors, Updated Kitchen w/ Custom Cabinets & much more. Home has a Georgetown style courtyard feel to it, you wont be disappointed. Top schools in the area! This is a must see. Also For Rent. [Charlestown$429,900]

7104 Galgate Dr

Great investment opportunity. Come see this 3 story split level home in sought after Rolling Valley. Some TLC and elbow grease will bring this property to its true potential. Hardwood floors on the 1st and second floors. Dining room opens to a sunroom. Big back yard. Add’l bedroom possible upstairs. [Rolling Valley$425,000]

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.