Do You Need Any Small For Negotiating In 22206 In Arlington County?

Oftentimes, here's the idea: your offer is for real estate accepted as-is, you don’t need to bargain, and and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Where am I going to set up my TV?” and “Should I paint the bathroom ceiling?”

Will Nesbitt
Will Nesbitt

And it can happen. Surely, a number of home sellers accept any offer presented to them, and in 22206 in Arlington because of a variety of reasons.

Obviously, property sellers are also known to reject offers for a host of reasons. Or make counteroffers. A counteroffer is particularly likely if you make a very low offer, or when there are multiple offers.

If you do receive a counteroffer, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to accept the new contract, negotiate the terms, or walk away.

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In cases like these, as your real estate pro, I'll encourage you to email me. I will be your personal expert to real estate negotiations in 22206 in Arlington County like 2807 S Abingdon St #B, if you decide that it's best to wrangle with the seller. By this I mean that I will use my experience and negotiating levels of patience as we craft a series of offers and counter-offers to help get you the right deal on your dream home. It's what I do.

At the same time, it won't be all me though. I’ll help you understand the negotiating tactics we will deploy. Those practices will vary depending upon the place but in 22206 there are some basics we come back to time and time again.

In 22206, let's mull over enticing rules every home buyer should see from the beginning of negotiations:

  1. Increase Your Earnest Money Deposit

    Your earnest money deposit, or EMD, is the amount of money you put down when buying a home. Increasing this amount of money shows the seller that you’re more serious about the sale. Offering 3% to 4% as an EMD instead of the typical 1% to 3% may be what it takes to persuade the seller to side with you.

  2. Ask for Fewer Concessions

    Home buyers have to cover many additional costs at a mortgage settlement, such as closing costs for taxes, lender’s fees, and title company fees. Depending on your location, the closing costs will vary, but you can expect to pay between 3% and 4% of the home’s selling price. The seller pays an additional 1% to 3%. (You can use the closing cost calculator on our site to get an estimate of what your closing costs might be.)

    You have the option to ask the seller for concessions when you make your initial offer. This may come in the form of a cash settlement to help you offset your share of the closing costs, but this may not be feasible if the seller has received multiple offers on the property.

    Requesting concessions will ultimately lower the seller’s net proceeds from the sale. The seller may make a counteroffer that removes the concessions, which ends up putting cash back in the seller’s pocket and can improve your bid.

  3. Buy Your own Home Warranty

    A home warranty is something that sellers may offer. This is a plan that covers the cost of major appliance repair, such as the air conditioner or hot water heater, in the case of a malfunction. A home warranty, which according to Angie’s List can cost between $300 to $600 a year, is effective for a designated period of time after purchase, usually one year.

    If it seems that waiving the home warranty will make negotiations easier, you can tell the seller not to worry about it and then just buy it yourself. Regardless of who pays for the warranty, you will be responsible for paying the service fee, usually between $50 and $100, if something needs to be repaired.

    It is important to remember that a home warranty is different from homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance, unlike a home warranty, is required if you take out a mortgage on your home. It can cost between $300 to $1000 per year, but it covers your home’s structure and possessions in a fire, storm, flood, or other accident.

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3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 922

Added: 12/03/20, Last Updated: 12/07/2020

Property Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAR173364

Subdivision: Fairlington Villages

Properties in Fairlington

3511 S Stafford St

THE LOWEST PRICED BEST VALUED TURN-KEY 1500 SQ FT CLARENDON MODEL IN ALL OF FAIRLINGTON! Rare Regal Curb Appeal w/ Single Door-Not Sharing A Front Porch With A Neighbor- New Gourmet Kitchen Completely Open To The Dining Room w/ White Cabinetry, Designer Series White Granite Counter Tops, Brand New High-End Stainless Steel Appliances, and Even Hardwood Flooring in The Kitchen. Two Mostly Renovated Full Baths Needing Your Personal Small Touches. Downstairs to The Luxury Fully Finished Basement/2nd Living Space w/ Recessed Lighting and Brand New Cozy Plush Carpeting. Lower Level Back Den Used As a 3rd Bedroom w/ En Suite Full Bath and Laundry. Upstairs To The Master Bedroom Oasis w/ Two Large Closets. Second Bedroom Upstairs Perfect For BR-Office Combo. Excellent Storage w/ Multiple Closets Throughout. High-Efficiency HVAC and HWH. Massive Attic Perfect For Large Storage or Many Residents Have Converted Fairlington Attics To Large Living Spaces, Even 3rd Full Bath. Gleaming Just Re-Finished Quality Red Oak Hardwood Flooring on Two Levels. Newly Painted In Modern Move-In Popular Chic Colors. Private Patio Oasis Perfect for Grilling, Entertaining, or Just Relaxing. Patio Opens to Country Club Living w/ Views of Tennis Courts, Picturesque Gardens, Green Spaces, and Steps From The Pool, Tot Lots, Basketball Court and Activity Area. Low Condo Fee. Very Rare Assigned Parking. A Commuters Dream……Just a Few Minutes On Mass Transit To Either The Pentagon or Downtown! Fairlington Is A Majestic Historically Designated Community Offering One Of The Most Unique Living Environments In The Entire DC Metro Area. The Incredible Green Spaces w/ An Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Four Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance That Give Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. Shirlington Village Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, And Signature Theatre. The Community Has A Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Home. [Fairlington$544,900]
SOLD!

3262 S Utah St

INCREDIBLY DESIRABLE TURN-KEY FAIRLINGTON TOWNHOME w/ THE LARGEST MASSIVE ATTIC & DORMER WINDOW READY FOR USE NOW or TO BECOME A FINISHED 4 LEVEL TOWNHOME & 3RD FULL BATH -(There is one on the market currently: Priced $85,000 Higher) The Attic Is Such An Excellent Usable Space NOW The Previous Owners Used The Space Everyday As a Kids Giant Play-Room………. It Could Also Be An Office or Living Space, Exactly As It Is Now……Must See In Person! Brand New Open Gourmet Kitchen Anchored By Custom White Shaker Cabinetry and Stainless Steel Appliances. Just a Few Steps to Your Large Private Patio Oasis Which Opens to Views of Picturesque Mature Trees, Gardens and Green Spaces. Back Inside To The Large Open Living Room w/ New Windows Which Illuminates An Immense Amount of Natural Light Being An End-Unit. Gleaming Red Oak Hardwoods on 2 Levels and Just Freshly Painted In Move-In Chic Modern Paint Colors Throughout. Downstairs To The Cozy Fully Finished Basement/Second Living Space. Travel to The Back Den Perfect For a Partime/Fulltime 3rd Bedroom w/ En Suite Full Bath. This Large Bonus-Multipurpose Basement Level Is An Incredibly Inviting Space To Be Enjoyed By All. Back Upstairs To The Large Master Bedroom w/ Walk-In Closet and The Room Has An Extra Window w/ Tree Top Views. The Second Bedroom Upstairs Also with an Ample Closet Perfect Bonus Room Suited for a BR and Or Office. Completely Refinished Master Bath w/ Regal High-End Materials and Finishes. High-Efficiency HVAC and HWH. Stellar Parking w/Extremely Rare Large Open Parking Lot w/ Ample Spaces. The Fairlington Active Life-Style Community Offers A Pool, Tennis Courts, and Tot Lots for your Enjoyment. A Commuters Dream……Just a Few Minutes On Mass Transit To Either The Pentagon or Downtown! Fairlington Is A Majestic Historically Designated Community Offering One Of The Most Unique Living Environments In The Entire DC Metro Area. The Incredible Green Spaces w/ An Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Four Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance That Give Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. Shirlington Village Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, And Signature Theatre. The Community Has A Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Home. [Fairlington$579,900]
SOLD!

4831 28th St S #A

Location, Location, Location! End-Unit Stunning Home Backing To Lush Trees and Green Spaces In Rare Fairlington Cul-De-Sac. The Open Concept Floor-Plan Shows Its Lovely Main Level Living and Dining Rooms w/ Pristine Hardwoods On Two Levels. Just A Few Steps To A Frech Door Leading To Your Large Outdoor Space. Fabulous Outdoor Space For Entertaining or Just Relaxing. Back Inside You’ll Find A Completely Renovated Kitchen Anchored By White Custom Cabinetry, Modern Appliances, and Recessed Lighting. Down-Stairs To The Fully Finished Basement/Second Living Space. This Large Bonus-Multipurpose Room Is An Incredibly Inviting Space To Be Enjoyed By All. The Back Den Is Used As a 3rd Bedroom w/ Fully Renovated En-Suite Full Bath. Upstairs To A Wonderful Large Master Bedroom Oasis w/ Ample Walk-In Closet. 2nd Bedroom Upstairs Is Also A Multi-Purpose Room Perfect For An Office and Or BR. Fully Renovated Master Bath w/ Thoughtfully Chosen Materials and Finishes. The Entire Home Is Just Painted In Chic Modern Move-In Neutral Paint Colors. Energy-Efficient Windows. Highly Rated HVAC and HWH. Low Condo-Fee. 6 Pools, 12 Tennis Courts and Tot Lots For Your Pleasure. A Commuters Dream Minutes to The Pentagon or Downtown DC. The Incredible Green Spaces and Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Five Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance Giving Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. The New Alexandria Gateway Featuring a Harris Teeter Grocery Is Now A 5 Minute Walk, Just On The Other Side Of King St! Also, Walk To Shirlington Village Which Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, and Signature Theatre. The Community Has a Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Place to Live. [Fairlington$499,900]
SOLD!

4903 30th St S #A1

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A STUNNING TURN-KEY PROPERTY IN POPULAR SHIRLINGTON-FAIRLINGTON – Highly Desirable Large Open Floor-Plan. New Gourmet Kitchen w/ Island Completely Open To The Living and Dining Rooms. Designer Series Appliances, Custom White Shaker Cabinetry, Granite Counter Tops, Subway Tile Backsplash, and Hardwood Flooring. 2 Tastefully Renovated Full Baths w/ Quality Materials and Regal Finishes. Recessed Light Fixtures Throughout Creating Beautiful Illumination. Gleaming Re-Finished Quality Red Oak Hardwoods. Freshly Painted In Modern Chic Colors Accented w/ Crown Molding. Downstairs to The Luxury Finished Basement Anchored By a Fabulous Exposed Brick Wall w/ Custom Created Entertainment Center. All Drywall Walls and Ceiling w/ Recessed Lighting and High-End Made For Basement Flooring. Excellent Storage w/ Multiple Container Store- Elfa Closets Throughout and Large Laundry-Utility Room. High-Efficiency Windows and HVAC. Enormous Private Patio Oasis Perfect for Grilling, Entertaining, or Just Relaxing. Patio Opens to Views of Picturesque Gardens, Green Spaces, and Steps From The Pool. The Fairlington Active Life-Style Community Offers 6 Pools, 12 Tennis Courts, and Tot Lots for your Enjoyment. A Commuters Dream….Just a Few Minutes On Mass Transit To The Pentagon or Downtown! Fairlington Is A Majestic Historically Designated Community Offering One Of The Most Unique Living Environments In The Entire DC Metro Area. The Incredible Green Spaces w/ An Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Four Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance That Give Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. Shirlington Village Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, And Signature Theatre. The Community Has A Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Home. [Fairlington$524,900]
SOLD!

4603 36th St S

A lovely and quiet townhome in the heart of Fairlington. This two-bedroom and two bathrooms, three-level one of a kind Clarendon model boasts 1500 square feet. It has plenty of natural light with a rear exit off the kitchen to a fenced private back yard and a cozy patio. The lower level highlights a finished basement with extra space for a recreation room or a private work area and storage. Fairlington is a hidden gem within Arlington County, it is a premier neighborhood featuring access to an outdoor pool, picnic areas, tennis courts, library, walking trails, and a community center. The lowest condo fees in the area include water service, trash collection, recycling, exterior property maintenance, impeccable lawn care, and landscaping. Only 5 miles away from DC, close to metro, great dining, and local shops. Just off I-395, it is a quick 12-minute drive to downtown DC, Old Town Alexandria, and Reagan National Airport. Across the street from Bradlee Shopping Center, and just steps to Downtown Shirlington with shops, restaurants, and supermarkets. Don’t miss this amazing property and the experience of this neighborhood for yourself. [Fairlington$535,000]
SOLD!

4723 29th St S

Are You Looking For A Turn-Key, Move-In Ready Home w/ Incredible Attention To Detail? The Open Floor-Plan Shows Its Lovely Living and Dining Rooms w/ Recessed Lighting, Crown, and Chairail Molding. Bright and Airy Replacement Energy Efficient Windows and Refinished Gleaming Red Oak Hardwood Flooring Accentuates The Main Level. The Kitchen Boast Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, Modern Backsplash, Recessed Lighting, and Ceramic Tile Floor. Steps From The Kitchen Is The Large Private Patio Oasis Perfect for Grilling, Entertaining, or Just Relaxing. The Patio Opens to Views of Picturesque Green Spaces, and Just Steps From The Pool. Upstairs To The Large Master Bedroom Oasis w/ Large Closet, Ceiling Fan, and Very Chic 2 Hard Wired Wall Sconces Adding Elegant Sophistication. Second Bedroom Upstairs Also with an Ample Closet Perfect Bonus Room Suited for a BR and Or Office. Completely Refinished Master Bath w/ Regal High-End Materials and Finishes. Downstairs To The Fully Finished Basement/Second Living Space w/ Fantastic Built-In Shelving w/ Dedicated Work Station. Travel to The Back Room Perfect For a Partime/Fulltime 3rd Bedroom w/ 2nd En Suite Full Bath. This Large Bonus-Multipurpose Room Is An Incredibly Inviting Space To Be Enjoyed By All. The Entire Home Is Painted In Modern Move-In Paint Colors. Highly Rated HVAC and HWH. Pull Down Stairs to a Large Floored Attic w/ Ample Storage. Easy-Close Parking. Low Condo-Fee. 6 Pools, 12 Tennis Courts, and Multiple Tot Lots For Your Pleasure. A Commuters Dream Just Minutes to King St Metro, The Pentagon, or Downtown DC. The Incredible Green Spaces And Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Four Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance That Gives Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. Shirlington Village Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, And Signature Theatre. The Community Has A Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Place To Live [Fairlington$529,900]
SOLD!

3415 S Stafford St #B

INCREDIBLY DESIRABLE FAIRLINGTON TOWNHOME w/ THE LARGEST ATTIC & DORMER WINDOW READY TO BECOME A FINISHED 4 LEVEL TOWNHOME! Popular Open Gourmet Kitchen Clarendon Model Floor-Plan. Professionally Designed Stunning Large Private Blue Stone Patio Opens to Views of Picturesque Gardens and Green Spaces. Gleaming Red Oak Hardwoods. Low Condo Fee. Rare Assigned Parking. The Fairlington Active Life-Style Community Offers A Pool, Tennis Courts, and Tot Lots for your Enjoyment. A Commuters Dream……Just a Few Minutes On Mass Transit To Either The Pentagon or Downtown! Fairlington Is A Majestic Historically Designated Community Offering One Of The Most Unique Living Environments In The Entire DC Metro Area. The Incredible Green Spaces w/ An Abundance Of Park Like Settings Are One Of The Reasons So Many People Are Drawn To This Incredible Community. There Are Four Major Shopping Areas All Within Walking Distance That Give Residents The Ability To Walk Everywhere. Shirlington Village Offers Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Library, Movie Theatre, And Signature Theatre. The Community Has A Plethora Of Walking Trails, Dog Parks, And An Unmatched Friendliness That Is Refreshing. We Hope To See You Soon Visiting This Wonderful Home. [Fairlington$584,900]
SOLD!

Will Nesbitt
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 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.