As a Realtor, I like showing staged residences, because they often sell in less time. What do professionals think you should do if your property is already adorable?

It’s no secret that a home that is stuffed with personal chattels is a home that will be harder to sell.

I can benefit 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.

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

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The right window treatments can make all the difference in the world.

If you have heavy hardware and big valances, consider updating to a more modern hardware and removing the valances all together.

 

When you buy a home the first thing you’ll want to do is personalize it. When you sell a home in Fairfax County, the first thing you’ll want to do is de-personalize it.

When you decide to sell, you have to think seriously about removing some of your personal indulgences.

Depersonalizing is a good idea when you decide to sell.

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If you’re looking at selling your property 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.

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.

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Here’s curated more inputs:

  • Switch plates, cabinet handles, and small pieces of housing hardware are an inexpensive and effective update.
  • 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.
  • Rearrange furniture to maximize floor space. When you place furnishings in your residence you maximize your home’s livability. When you place furnishings in a home for sale, you want to maximize the home’s appeal.

My advice? If you’re thinking about selling, get to know what’s for sale in 22307. Take a look at the pictures and ask yourself how your high-rise condo compares to other 1-bedroom high-rise condos for sale in Alexandria Virginia. Don’t forget that the consumer always picks the top value.

 

Will Nesbitt
Will Nesbitt can help you achieve your real estate goals.

I’m Will Nesbitt and I’m an expert in real estate in 22307. 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 residence’s value, and I can point out areas of concern or improvement at your in Alexandria.

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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.