How To Make Your Mid-Market 3-Bedroom Place More Enticing For Home Shoppers In Fairfax County

What do professionals think you should do to show your colonials-style townhouse in a Colonial-style neighborhood like Fair Lakes Court? Photo of 12493 Lucas Dr New windows are expensive. Window treatments by comparison are relatively affordable. Textures, floral prints and wild patterns almost never help you sell your home. Box those window treatments now! Photo of 12493 Lucas Dr It's time to sell. That means it's time to erase your personal touches. In addition to removing your clutter, it's almost always a good idea to depersonalize. 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. Photo of 12493 Lucas Dr Take a look at these image from 12493 Lucas Dr and think critically about your own abode. The consumer will always pick the best value for the price . . . especially if the price tag is around $614,000. Get rid of the floor lamps and table lamps. Unless a lamp is critical for showing the home, it should be prepped for moving day and hidden in your storage. Is it just too good to throw away but not worth selling right now? Give it to a friend. That aids both of you. Photo of 12493 Lucas Dr What should you do about your paint colors if you're mulling over the idea of selling in Fairfax Virginia? You can save a lot of money by painting yourself. On the other hand, if you can't do a professional job, you're much better off paying a painter to make your property look great. Vibrant colors, patterns and vibrant colors usually don't work well for home sellers in Fairfax County. Wallpaper can be very risky as well. Photo of 12493 Lucas Dr Look At these ideas:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrange things to display the rooms purpose. This can help utility areas like a mud room or a tool room or craft area.
My advice? If you're thinking about selling, get to know what's for sale in Fairfax near your home. How does your home stack-up against other propertys? Don't forget that the consumer always picks the highest value.

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New Paint,New lights, New door knobs.Brick TH over Size 2Car .BR,3.5 BA.Main Lvl, Stairs (Hardwood).Breakfast rm in Kit.FP/Deck Off Family RM.Backs to woods MBR W/Vaulted Ceiling. Walk-In Closet.Laundry RM in BR Level Rec RM F.Bath Walkout Basement. Storage Space /Garage. Excellent location, Lake sidewalk trail..Close to Rt286,50, I66, Fair Oaks/Fairlakes shopping, Inova hospital, Harris Teeter [Leonard Property$599,900]
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WELCOME HOME to your Greenbriar Oasis. Top Selling Essex Model with a 466 sq ft addition for a total of 2697 sq ft, Featuring an in-ground Swimming Pool, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Fresh Paint, New Carpet, Updated Bathrooms, Like New Roof, NO HOA, GBW school boundary, Location ,Location ,Location [Greenbriar$599,999]
3997 Troon Ct
Upscale, sunshine filled home with 3 level bump out extension. Enjoy entertaining w/gourmet kitchen, main level family room and sunroom opening to deck backing to trees. Master suite includes walk in closet, bright master bath and high ceilings. Upper level laundry & spacious bedrooms. Full w/o basement with fireplace leads to brick patio. Great storage & 2 car garage. Open Sunday 1-4pm [Highland Oaks$599,950]
3830 Charles Stewart Dr
Priced to Sell! Rare & private colonial 3BR/3.5BA w/ bonus room and full bath in basement~located in sought after Fair Oaks Estates neighborhood. Coveted Navy ES, Franklin MS, & Oakton HS pyramid. Newer stainless steel appliances, new paint & ROOF, w/ a beautiful freshly stained deck, looks out on a huge fenced in backyard. Commuters dream~Reston, Dulles, Tysons, I66, FFX PKWY, Fair Oaks Hospital. [Fair Oaks Estates$624,900]
12578 Fair Village Way
Gorgeous LARGE home! Close to major Routes 50 & 66 and the Fairfax Cnty Prkw & Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax Corner, Fair Lakes, & Fairfax Town cntr. Main lvl has Hardwood floors. Crown molding and recessed lighting; luxury master bth; Double sided fireplace. Bump-out main lvl & finished LLw/ full bath & office/den.Rear deck with spiral staircase to the rear fenced yard Stunning stone patio. MUST SEE! [Leonard Property$620,000]

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Alan Clerinx 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