Looking for a number of tips on how to market your very large Colonial much the same as 3716 Rust Rd in Fairfax County? As a Realtor, I like showing staged houses, because they often sell in less time. Here’s a few ideas of what you can do to make your house look as attractive as possible to home buyers?

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When it comes to decor for sellers, less is definitely more.

I can aid with a yard sale or even arrange for a pick-up of unwanted items. Donated items can garner a tax credit.

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 buyer.

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Are your blinds and curtains going to help your property sell?

Take down black-out shades and heavy curtains. Replace them with sheer curtains that cut down on glare but let the light in the home.

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It’s a given that you’re selling your place of residence in Annandale, do you need to paint your home?

If your home was a movie, you’d want it to be a blockbuster. A big part of that movie’s success is the background music in your movie. The paint is the background music that sets the stage for your home to shine.

Vibrant colors, patterns and vibrant colors usually don’t work well for home sellers in Fairfax County. Wallpaper can be very risky as well.

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When you decide to sell, it’s time to return the home to a less personal space.

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

The more your house looks like your home, the less it’s someone else’s home. You want the buyer to be able to see the property as his or her home.

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Consider these ideas:

  • Organize your work areas. For example, a well-organized laundry room can actually add a lot of appeal for very little money.
  • Replace dark furnishings with glass or metal furnishings. Dark antique woods are beautiful but glass is see-through and creates a more open feel.
  • A little potpourri in the bathrooms can help the room’s appeal.
  • Close all your drains, sinks, and tubs. Close all the lids on all the toilets.

My advice? If you’re thinking about selling in Pleasant Ridge, get to know what’s for sold. [Recently sold at Pleasant Ridge] Take a look at the pictures and ask yourself how your house compares to other 6-bedroom houses for sale in Annandale Virginia. Buyers have access to a lot of information about real estate in Fairfax County. And most of the time most of the property hunters will follow the path of least resistance and most reward.

I’m Alan Clerinx and I’m an expert in Fairfax County real estate. I’m ready to work for you if you want to list your real estate. It would be my pleasure to provide you with a detailed report on your real property’s value, and I can point out areas of concern or improvement at your real estate in Fairfax County. I’m a local expert on Northern Virginia real estate.

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Alan is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alan was born and raised in Belgium. He moved to the US to marry his wife, an attorney from Hawaii and he became a U.S citizen. Her career as a staffer and political-appointee kept them in the National Capital Area. Alan became a Realtor after a successful career in finances and investments. (Alan was an agent in Europe long ago as well.) For the past 20 years, Alan and his family have largely made their home in the Springfield area. As a Realtor, Alan is well acquainted with Springfield, Annandale, Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia. Like many people born and raised in Europe, Alan speaks several languages and for this reason, Nesbitt Realty often considers Alan our international connection. Call him at (571) 398 7061