How To Make Your Place In Northern Virginia More Attractive To Home Buyers

Do you need collected suggestions about how to market your townhouse like 9626 Franklin Woods Pl in 22079 in Fairfax County? One reason sellers like to stage their home is because staged properties usually sell for more money. What can you do if your pied-a-terre isn’t adorable?

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If you’re pondering advertised for sale your townhouse is it time to paint?

We all know that neutral colors are not exciting, but you should also know that they are best when you’re selling your home.

Paint is a pretty easy change to make. And, the wrong color inside or out can turn a buyer off from the entire house. On the other hand, the wrong color is relatively easy to correct.

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New windows are expensive. Window treatments by comparison are relatively affordable.

If your windows are hiding behind cumbersome drapes and other coverings, now’s the time to take them down. Leave your windows bare, or hang sheer linen curtains.

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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.

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.

How can you make it easier for the buyer to envision your property as his or her home?

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Here’s several more ideas:

  1. A sparsely decorated home sells better than a fully decorated, even well decorated home.
  2. A musty odor will definitely hinder the saleability of a property. If you have a musty area in the home, add a dehumidifier.
  3. Staging scents work best in small doses. Scent, even pleasant scents, are counter-productive if applied in heavy doses.

Get to know the neighborhood and what’s for sale. Take a look at the pictures and ask yourself how your townhouse compares to other 4-bedroom townhouses for sale in Fairfax County. Buyers have access to a lot of information about real estate in Fairfax County. And most of the time most of the home shoppers will buy the best home for the money.

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8208 Stationhouse Ct

This large cozy 3 BR,2.5 Bath that’s close to F/Fax p/way, I-95, Rte 1 & Fort Belvoir…Pentagon, Quantico, within reasonable commuting distance. Must see property, New Range, Exhaust Hood, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, granite countertops. Newly installed triple and double pane windows. Eat in Kitchen, Sep DR, Step down LR, Fully Fin w/out BSMT, Newly installed SGD onto new deck and fence. [Pinewood Station$400,000]

9082 Marie Ct

Motivated Seller, please bring all offers. Brand new paint, top quality hardwood floors on the main level, carpet on the upper level and in the basement, ceramic tiles in kitchen and all bathrooms, appliances, granite counter-tops in the kitchen, deck platform & back splash. Your client will not be disappointed; FFX connector stop at the doorstep, very close to Ft Belvoir, Rt 1, FFX Co Pkwy & I95 [South Pointe$395,000]

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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 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.