Are you planning to list your residence? A home that isn’t staged may sell if properly prices. On the other hand, a staged place of residence will sell faster and for more money. What steps can you take now to sell your split foyers-style house in a Split Foyer-style community?

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Assuming that you’re advertised for sale your home in Alexandria, should you need to paint your home?

Sometimes, painting means just the front door. Your front door really is your home’s first impression. For whatever reason, gray and navy front doors seem to fetch more money!

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

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Your home doesn’t need to be picture-perfect but it should be an “artist-ready” piece of canvass.

I can aid 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.

Box up anything you don’t use on a daily basis. You’ll need to box it to move it anyway and small things take up an inordinate amount of space. This includes collectibles, kitchen gadgets, tools, jewelry, photos, toys and tech.

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In addition to removing your clutter, it’s almost always a good idea to depersonalize.

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.

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

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Here’s a few more inputs:

  1. 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.
  2. Whenever possible raise the bar of your shower curtain or window treatments to make a space seem more airy.
  3. Candles can be a nice touch, but avoid anything that is so strong it become incense.

Get to know the neighborhood and what’s for sale in 22308. How does your home compare to 8423 Wendell Dr? Don’t forget that the consumer always picks the best value.

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Sun-drenched home, sited on Large Level Lot, in an amazing location! Updated Open Kit, Soapstone Counters, SS Appl, New W/D, remodeled Bath w/ Custom Quartz Sink, Gleaming Hardwoods on 3 levels, Custom Wood Shutters DR and LR & Window Treatments in BRs, HUGE Screened In Porch w/ Skylights & Ceiling fans. Garage PLUS carport. New Furnace. Steps to Fort Hunt Park & scenic trails along Potomac River. [Potomac Valley$599,000]

8829 Camfield Ct

Beautiful Split Level on a cul de sac. Open floor plan, refinished HW w a dark stain, living rm w vaulted ceiling & wood burning fireplace. Tons of natural light, open to the dining room w a sliding glass door to a covered patio. Kitchen w center island. Lower level family rm & 2 bedrooms w a full bath. Master suite w walk-in shower & guest bedrms w hall bath. Large fully fenced flat backyard [Potomac Valley$609,000]

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Exquisite detail throughout every inch of this renovated 3 bed 2.5 ba home in the heart of Waynewood! Gourmet kitchen w/ 42~ white shaker cabinets, granite counters and SS appliances. Luxurious master suite with private bath.~Gleaming hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout. Spacious and flat backyard. Excellent location close to GW Pkwy. Walking distance to the elementary school & pool!! [Waynewood$619,900]

922 Croton Dr

Waynewood!!! 3 Bedroom Dover Model. Updated Bathrooms & Kitchen with gorgeous granite, ceramic tile & SS appliances. Gas Log Fireplace. Large Rec-Room with new carpet. Lower level Den/Office. 1-1/2 car expanded Garage & generous Driveway. Lovely, fully fenced Backyard & Storage Shed. Updated electric panels. In great condition. Lots of updates. Motivated Seller! Great House. Come & See!!! [Waynewood$614,900]

8900 Camden St

6 Bedroom/3 Bath home with stately columned front portico! Expansive bright open floor plan enhanced with family room/sunroom addition with cathedral light oak ceiling. Deck off sunroom addition overlooks expansive back yard. Paved driveway leads to oversize two car garage with work area. Great value! [Stratford Landing$629,000]

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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.