Five Reasons to Hold an Open House

Not all real estate practitioners are enthusiastic about the effectiveness of open houses, but here are five good reasons to consider holding one:

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  1. The odds are low but sometimes open houses lead to a sale.
  2. Home sellers like them. They like seeing their real estate professional working hard for them.
  3. Visitor feedback is good for sellers.
  4. Other real estate practitioners tour open houses and they sometimes produce sales.
  5. Open houses engage people, including friends and neighbors who might bring in a buyer.

Source: Inman News, Mary Umberger (02/17/2010)

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    Inlet Cove is alongside Route 1 This neighborhood of townhouses is near grocers and eateries Inlet Cove is close to Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, and Potomac Mills shops, in the city of Woodbridge Interior to these properties are multilevel Inlet Cove is serene

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  • Pending Home Sales on an Upswing

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    Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1…

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  • A Good Time to Buy a High-End Home

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    Some of the best housing deals are on high-end homes, many over $1 million. Some of them need TLC or they aren’t in the most-coveted locations. But there are plenty of desirable properties and lots of sellers who are getting impatient. Buyers with cash have the best opportunities. Buyers who need a mortgage should move…

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  • Who is today’s homebuyer and why are they buying?

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    The National Association of Realtors recently did a study about the characteristics of home buyers. Some of the findings might surprise you. Thirteen percent of buyers purchased a home with one or more parents and grandparents together with adult children. There were several reasons given for purchasing a multi-generational home. Cost savings; Children over the…

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New Construction Buying Tip

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If you’re thinking of buying a newly-built condo or new house, you probably already know that every new development will have its own sales staff. These people are often friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the new development. However, these folks work to sell this property only, because the sale staff works for the builder. The on-site staff of a new condominium knows the property as-well-as or better than anyone around and they are there to assist you but they work for the builder. The staff at a new home development probably knows the property very well, but they will tell you want the builder wants you to know.

When in the market for a new construction, it’s a good idea to work with a Realtor who is there to protect your interests. A Nesbitt Realty agent knows the entire area, not just one development. If you have your own Realtor you can trust that you’ll understand the pitfalls and benefits of buying new. Best of all it doesn’t cost you one dime more than if you use the onsite staff. You have a right to representation: exercise that right today!

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Recent Listings

309 W Alexandria Ave

Nestled amongst the trees this is an in town retreat!Fabulous 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath OPEN concept Craftsman with over 4,700 sq ft of living space a serene setting tucked away on a 13,700 sq foot lot.Total renovation and expansion in 2014 boasting open floor plan with abundant windows, wide plank wood floors, exceptional craftsmanship and finishes throughout. Gourmet chefs kitchen with Carerra marble center island. Spacious family room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and floor to ceiling windows.Three bedroom suites the upper level with walk in closets including an incredible owners suite.Lower level recreation room with custom builtin wet bar, cabinets and marble counters,2 bedrooms, bonus/mud room and full bath.Wide wrap around porch, rear deck, irrigation and over 150K added in landscape, hardscape, trees and professional lighting!Maury Elementary school. Convenient to 2 metro stops, shops and restaurants in Old Town and Del Ray! [Rosemont - $1,799,000]

14351 Watery Mountain Ct

Beautifully renovated townhouse in 2013. 3 finished levels. 3 br, 2 1/2 bath. 1 upper & 1 lower deck. hardwoods and tiles flooring through out main and lower level. Carpet in all 3 br. Kitchen w/SS appliances, 36" cabinets, stone back splash, granite counter tops. New Roof and Windows 2018, New fresh paint, Great neighbors, very quiet community to live in! Show & Sell!! [Newgate - $345,000]

7240 Yates Ford Rd

**Perfectly located 3 bedroom and 3 Bath Ranch** **3 Acre Lot offers lots of privacy** **Roof, windows and water softener recently done** **Fresh Paint, new carpets & newer appliances** Wonderful open floor plan that includes a large living/dining combo at the entrance & an adjacent kitchen/family room combo and a see-through fireplace. Finished basement has 4th BR, office and Rec Room. [Metes & Bounds - $449,900]

4426 Pembrook Village Drive #131

GORGEOUS 2 bed/2 bath loft condo! This lovely home features two large bedrooms with full bathrooms each, spacious living room, bright kitchen with breakfast bar, open stairs with skylight, huge cathedral/vaulted ceilings, and wood-burning fireplace. Living room is great place to entertain with lots of natural light coming from the skylight. Fresh, neutral paint, two decks with plenty of outdoor storage. One assigned parking space right in front of your new home and plenty of parking for guests. Close to shopping, dining, schools, major commuter routes, Ft Belvoir, Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, and DC. Beautiful home, don't miss out! [Pembrook Village - $199,000]

10032 Naughton Ct

This very popular Yardley model in the coveted Braemar community is a solid 10! With it's open floor plan, private yard, legal 5th bedroom in the fully finished basement, you've got it all! You won't see another Yardley like this one. It features a custom-designed basement with rec room, wet bar, office/bonus room, bedroom and full bath. Other features of the home include Corian countertops, double ovens, wood floors, bay window, shadow boxes, upper level laundry, front porch, Trex deck, newer carpet, newer HVAC and water heater, double cul-de-sac street, zoned for Patriot High School, close to VRE, shops and dining and so much more!! [Braemar - $539,000]

1744 Powder Horn Ter

Exceptional Townhome in Rippon Landing. To submit an offer on the property for consideration, offers now going to propoffers in Pyramid. all cash of funds for closing. Fay Servicing is managing the sale of the property in this listing. Fay Servicing requires all prospective buyers seeking financing to prequalify with Fay Mortgage, its lending division, prior to submitting an offer on the property to establish that they will be able to obtain required financing. All non-cash offers should be submitted with a free prequalification letter from sellers preferred lender Fay Mortgage by contacting the loan officer Bruce Stewart who need a business purpose mortgage for bridge financing or to purchase a rental property may contact Constructive Loans LLC, an affiliate of Fay Servicing, Buyers are not required to obtain a loan from Constructive Loans, LLC to buy the property [Rippon Landing - $219,500]

5267 Canard St

INVESTORS DEAL!!!! House is a tear down, value is in the land. [Indian Spring - $585,000]

4270 Wheeled Caisson Sq

Conveniently located and aggressively priced, this beautiful 2-bedroom, 2 ~ bathroom, end-unit townhome in the popular and convenient Cedar Lakes subdivision is walking distance from Whole Foods, Fairfax Town Center, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner. There are 3 sides of windows on each of the 3 floors which allow natural sunlight to stream in and brighten the home. The fenced in back patio and 2nd floor deck, which backs up to the tree-line, offer multiple options to entertain outside. The dining room, half bath, and newly renovated kitchen (with island) are located on the 1st floor. The living room (with fireplace) and 2nd bedroom with its own full bathroom are on the 2nd. Both feature hardwood floors. The 3rd floor contains the huge, master suite which features vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, and luxury bathroom (with whirlpool garden tub). The community features an outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and playground. HOA dues are only $343.50/quarter and cover amenities and both snow and trash removal. Open house on Saturday, April 27th from 11am-2pm. [Cedar Lakes - $429,900]

8824 Carpenters Hall Dr

Well kept 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom single family home with a one car garage walking distance to Lorton Station VRE. Featuring 9ft ceilings and two story family room with a gas fireplace and abundant natural light. Just over 3,000 sq. ft. Large kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walkout to deck. Separate dining room and office on main level. Spacious master bedroom with his/hers walk-in closets. Bright master bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. Fully finished walk-out basement with recreation room, wet bar, full bathroom and additional bedroom. Corner lot provides additional yard space. Close to shopping centers, restaurants, I-95, Fairfax County Parkway. [Lorton Town Center - $575,000]

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
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You’ve been prequalified … what now?

I met with a first-time buyer over the weekend. She was prequalified by her lender. Prequalifying helped frame her choices. It’s a waste of time and energy to look at homes that are outside of the budget, so prequalification is the first step for any home buyer. Here are the steps that we’ll be taking on the road to home ownership.3D Realty Handshake

  1. Tour properties — We took a top level tour of some of the properties that are in her
    budget. This gives the client something concrete and real to think about so that she can decide whether this home ownership thing is for her or not. In addition to the units we saw, I can think of a number of places that would also fall within this client’s budget and still offer a very reasonable commute to Ft. Belvoir. But I wanted to get her impressions of these places before going on a bit deeper.
  2. Revisiting — We’ll revisit those communities that hold the greatest interest and look at everything available in those communities.  (So far we just did a top level search.)
    • A few more choices — If none of these really feel right, we’ll find a few more to consider and continue with the search.
  3. Make an offer — When we’ve found the property that stirs the soul, fits the budget and feels right, I’ll write up an offer. At that time I’ll collect “earnest money”.
    • The earnest money is evidence that the seller is serious about the purchase and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. We’ll submit a preapproval letter, a copy of the earnest money deposit and the signed offer for the seller to consider.
  4. Negotiations — Sometimes there is a difference between the asking price and the selling price. The selling price is determined by negotiation. We’ll pass drafts of the contract back and forth until the buyer and seller have agreed on all terms.
  5. Loan processing — Julie at Condominium Mortgage will then collect documentation from the client. This documentation will serve the purpose of proving the representations made in the loan application process. The buyer will produce pay stubs, bank statements etc. Julie will also order an appraisal as required by all lenders.
  6. Settlement — Settlement is the word used to describe the actual transfer of ownership. We’ll settle on the property in a timely fashion on an agreed upon date. Settlement will occur at a title company’s office and a settlement agent will ensure that funds are present as is marketable title.
  7. Ownership — Here’s where the fun begins … as does the responsibility of home ownership.

Properties in Fort Hunt

8911 Fort Hunt Rd

Luxury living on a huge 1/2 acre lot in Alexandria~s premier 22308 zip code! Pre-Construction Opportunity ~ Nov/Dec 2019 Delivery. Visit our decorated Chapman model in Fairfax. Craftsman inspired, open concept kitchen to huge great room with coffered ceiling and fireplace. 3 way staircase is a unique custom design. The Gourmet Kitchen features stainless appliances and granite countertops. Formal Living, Dining, Study and large Mud Rm on Main level. Incredible Owner~s Suite with spacious Owner~s Bath. In Law Suite available on main level and 5th Bedroom w/ bathroom available for upper level. Personalize this Chapman model to fit your desired flow and lifestyle with a contract by May 31st. Waynewood Elementary! [Plymouth Haven - $1,424,900]

7710 Ridgecrest Dr

This elegant home is truly an entertainer's paradise. Cul-de-sac location, features a gorgeous in-ground pool on almost .6 acres of pristine, landscaped and fenced privacy.Almost 7,000 square feet of fine finishes welcome you to this warm and upscale residence. Marvel at dramatic entry way with walls of windows and full home-length flagstone front porch. As you enter the residence, note the dramatic two-story foyer highlighted with beautiful lighting. Three beautifully finished levels, with an elevator, features a first-class wine cellar and three grand fireplaces. Enjoy (7) bedrooms and 7.5 beautifully renovated baths highlighted by an open concept eat-in chef~s kitchen boasting high-end appliances and gorgeous custom cabinetry.The main level has a main level bedroom which is fully wired to work as an in-home office, a formal living room, formal dining room, a great room that open to the eat-in chef~s kitchen and a sunroom, two gorgeous stone fireplaces, a butler~s pantry, and screened-in-porch. The bedroom level features an owner~s suite with gorgeous built-ins, walk-in closet with a custom system and a luxurious en-suite master bath. Enjoy access to the upper level deck and the separate guest suite over the garage. You will find a total of four bedrooms and 3 full baths on the bedroom level, joined together by an attractive open walkway. The private guest-suite over the garage also has a separate entrance from the ground level. The suite features a family room, efficiency kitchen, bedroom and 2 full baths.The lower level features a family room, a wine cellar, another guest suite, a laundry room, storage room, a full bathroom and a stone fireplace. The lush grounds stun with striking landscaping, a full-length pool with a hot tub and multiple decks. There is a two-car garage and tons of parking space.Enjoy Waynewood Elementary School district and all that the Fort Hunt Community has to offer. Steps to the George Washington Bike Path with great commuting options. [Wellington - $1,550,000]

1802 Jamestown Rd

RED ALERT! Hollin Hall home in need of your customization. Expanded model to include sunroom addition off the kitchen and large master including double closets and bump out to backyard views. Flat backyard on a quiet street just around the corner from Mount Vernon Park. Livable but in need of TLC. [Hollin Hall Village - $399,900]

8218 Riverside Rd

Beautiful center hall Colonial with almost 3,500 sf of living space. Au pair/in law suite with kitchen, rec room and sauna on lower level. Renovated kitchen opens to family room with fireplace. Master bedroom with large walk in closet and newer master bath. New second bath on upper level, new carpeting and freshly painted. Private fenced in back yard with deck off family room. Walk to schools, close to shopping, bike path and parks. [Riverside - $759,495]

1224 Morningside Ln

Great home located in the Waynewood School District, south of Old Town, east of the Potomac River and the Mount Vernon Trail. Just a short commute to DC, Pentagon, and Ft Belvior. Exterior features a huge spacious front lawn with a long driveway leading up to the house where you can comfortably park 3 cars. Spacious fenced in backyard, new vinyl fence, and brick patio. Main level is light-filled and spacious. It features large open living/dining area, kitchen has been updated with granite countertop and stainless steel appliances, three generously sized bedroom, and updated bathroom. Step down to the middle level which features a large open family room with exit to the front driveway, back patio, or garge. This is a multi-purpose room that can be used for many things. Let your imagination run wild! Lower level has the laundry area, a full bath, and a recreation room with charming original hardwood floors. Other features include gas fireplace, built-in bookcases, recessed lighting, tiered backyard, and more. Come and check it out today! [Wellington Heights - $650,000]

8801 Camden St

Fantastic one level contemporary with open floor plan on large corner lot. Newer kitchen opens to dining room and den/play room. Hardwood floors throughout. Rear deck to large fenced yard is great for entertaining. Carport attached to home. Close proximity to GW bike trails and newly renovated community pool across the street. Pool membership can be purchased with home. [Stratford Landing - $625,000]

2208 Basset St

Bring your kayak and canoe! Truly special property overlooking and backing to tidal creek on quiet cul-de-sac in premiere Stratford location. This solid brick 6 bedroom, 3 bath home with bright open floor plan and gorgeous refinished hardwood floors has been freshly painted inside and out and is in turn key condition. Features include: Large room sizes, updated kitchen and baths, two story entry foyer, finished lower level with direct outside entrance and garage parking. Spacious patio off lower level plus elevated deck provides sweeping views of fabulous fenced back yard and creek. Uniquely attractive property! [Stratford Landing - $725,000]

8203 Mack St

This stately brick front Colonial has been thoughtfully maintained and features many attractive renovations. Recent updates were carefully completed with premium materials by experienced professionals. A cedar-edged brick walkway leads to the columned front porch with new portico and railings. Both formal and casual spaces for entertaining are found on the main level where an open concept kitchen, family room and adjacent sunroom are the heart of this home - each space contributing a particular ambiance. The completely renovated kitchen is complemented by a breakfast room beaming with light from the bay window. Highlights of the refreshed kitchen include granite counters, Travertine backsplash, pendant and chandelier lighting fixtures, premium porcelain floors, and a granite bar with glass-front cabinets. The kitchen steps down into the cozy family room with a wood-burning fireplace and leads to the adjacent sunroom. Vaulted ceilings and a Palladian window create an airy, serene space that overlooks the landscaped backyard with a perfect view of the sunset from the large deck. On the upper level, double doors lead to a spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings where light pours in from double skylights. A charming sitting area, two large walk-in closets, double vanities with new lighting fixtures, a jacuzzi tub, and an expanded tile shower complete this suite. There is no shortage of storage space at 8203 Mack St. The home offers many large closets, a finished basement with two large rooms for stowing items, and a sizable two car garage. [Collingwood Manor - $1,150,000]

2412 Childs Ln

Move-in ready home in great neighborhood with vast potential! Functional floor plan with large living & dining rooms featuring beautiful hardwoods & large, newer, energy efficient windows. The eat-in kitchen has been updated w/new cabinets & granite. Lovely master w/walk-in closet & en-suite bath. Finished LL w/rec room, built-ins, bar & wood burning fireplace. Beautiful backyard landscaping, deck, screened porch, and two large sheds. Roof is only 2.5 years old, and house comes with a piped-in natural gas generator capable of carrying the house. Garage. [Stratford On the Potomac - $624,000]

8702 Camden St

Open, natural-light filled floor plan highlighted by wonderful kitchen with desirable central island including wine cabby & cooler for entertaining & gathering; striking quartz counter-tops; brand new appliances; enviable pantry with pull out drawers; adjoining deck for grilling; elegant lighting throughout; lovely red oak wood floors on main; tasteful ship-lap accents in kitchen and recreation room; the three full bathrooms include Carrera marble vanity tops (double in master); stylish tiling, frameless glass shower doors; Master BR has walk-in closet (shoe lover~s dream); lower recreation room opens to bonus sun-room overlooking massive flat backyard; tons of storage inside & out; 2 car garage; 4 car carport. [Riverside Park - $774,900]

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

 

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First impressions are huge! Staging Tips

Maximize your condo’s appeal by putting your home in order. Your property should be ready for the market before you begin showing it. If necessary and possible, put some of your items in storage.

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A tastefully staged bedroom

It’s important to be flexible about showings. Home selling is often disruptive to daily life and it’s no different with a condominium. Of course, it’s a lot of work to have your house ready to show on the spur of the moment. But prospects that can’t see your house won’t buy your house. The more often your home is shown the greater your chances of selling the property.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

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Selling Your Condo: Helpful Tips

Realtor LogoWhen you begin thinking about selling your condo, it is a good idea to begin by enlisting the help of a licensed Realtor. Unless you are otherwise experienced in the business of buying and selling condominiums, hiring the help of a qualified professional will enable you to reach a large market of potential buyers, and a good agent will work overtime to help you sell your home. In addition, hiring a Realtor will help ensure that all of the paperwork pertinent to the transaction is executed properly. Once you decide to sell your condo, begin by following the helpful tips listed below to prepare you for the process of selling your condo and enable your Realtor to do their job most effectively.

  • Begin by making a list that summarizes all of the information regarding your specific condo unit as well as the building and area it is located in. This list should emphasize all of the features that your condo has to offer. What makes your condo unique compared to others in the nearby area? What elements of the condo have you found to be most convenient and important to you? What are the amenities that your condominium building offers to residents who live there? For example, location is a major selling factor. If the unit is located near mass transit or other commuter-friendly areas, you should use that as a selling feature. This list should include everything that the specific condo unit and the condominium building feature. Finally, be sure to include any other information that you believe is relevant or applicable to the property. Once your list is completed, give it to your Realtor. This list will aid both you and your Realtor in advertising, marketing, and ultimately selling the property.

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  • Next, head out and go to see the competition firsthand or, at the very least, do some internet research to locate other condos for sale in your neighborhood. It is important to know the general price point that other people are asking. In today’s market, it is critical that you price your condo competitively if you want it to sell. Becoming knowledgeable about the market you are selling in is crucial. Ask your Realtor what they know about the area surrounding you condo and be sure to keep the lines of communication open if you discover any new or interesting information.
  • Let your neighbors know you want to sell your condo. Many times, your neighbors may have friends, family or co-workers who could be potential buyers. You can then post flyers or create postcards to place in the lobby of your building to let neighbors and others in your community know that your condo is for sale. Never underestimate that word of mouth is often an incredibly effective marketing tool particularly because people often like to live in a building where they know someone.

Finally, remember that selling your condo is more than selling a piece of real estate. Selling your condo is about selling a place to live that supports a particular lifestyle. Therefore, you want to target those that would be most interested in owning property. Through the process of maintaining effective lists that highlight the features of the property, understanding the nearby and local market, and informing neighbors of your desire to sell, you and our Realtor can both knowledgeably and efficiently sell your condo even in a buyer friendly market.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

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Selling Your Home or Condo in Northern Virgina using the Internet

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Stuart Nesbitt with Spring attire

According to National Association of Realtors’ 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, now over 80% of people use the Internet as a primary tool in their search for a new home. Sites like NesbittRealty.com are used by more and more people every day. Some claim that, “Internet condo buyers devote more time to research before working with a real estate agent. But after that, they move quickly, spending just two weeks looking for a new condo, new home, pre-construction condo, townhome, or loft with an agent.”

Although some of our clients know exactly what they want and view only a few homes or condos, many of our clients relentlessly research and analyze neighborhoods and homes before taking time to tour properties listed for sale. We find that our site and our Guide have complemented–not diminished–the role played by our real estate agents and realtors. Most Internet condo, townhome, loft, or single family home buyers use an agent in the home buying process.

Our site provides a convenient method to do research about Northern Virginia home listings. NesbittRealty.com provides resources for home buyers and investors looking for new real estate opportunities. If you’re reading this now then you have a clue just how big our Internet presence is.  Contact us to sell your home on Condos and Homes today!

Nesbitt Realty Sells Real Estate Quickly

Selling a property quickly and at the best price can seem daunting in Northern Virginia. In order to ensure a fast sale, Nesbitt Realty prices our homes competitively. If you overprice, you run the risk of losing out on potential buyers. Your Realtor can help you to make sure that your home is clean, inviting, and in great shape. Our agent can point out where you should spend money and where you can save your money. Of course, a seller wants the home to show in the best possible light, so we recommend deep-cleaning, decluttering, and we’ll suggest that you make any necessary repairs. It’s best to stage the home with attractive furnishings and décor that complement the space.

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3 Reasons to Sell Now

Selling a property in this tough market can seem like a challenge. Here are rhee factors that actually make this a good time to post a For-Sale sign.

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Home on the hill at Belle Haven
  • Sell low and buy low. Because all property values are down, the loss on the property a home owner sells is really only a paper loss because the next property he buys also will be a bargain. If he buys smartly, when prices come back up in a few years, he’ll be in better shape.
  • Good help is available. Really talented real estate practitioners, contractors, and designers are available and eager for business.
  • The best time to sell is when you need to sell. The worst time to sell is when you’re trying to guess a market.

Planning on Selling?

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Julie sold another!

If you’re planning to sell your home, Nesbitt Realty can help. Our Realtors are familiar with the real estate market in Northern Virginia. A Realtor can determine the best listing price for your property. We know how to market your home to get the best price as quickly as possibly. Nesbitt Realty knows how the home selling process works, so we are ready to assist you every step of the way. Nesbitt Realty has access to the MRIS (our local multiple listing service). MRIS is the MLS database that agents use to find homes for sale in the area. Our agent will add your property to it. Working with a Realtor will make the home selling process run smoothly and much simpler than if you attempt to do it on your own.

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What is a real estate agent?

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Julie Nesbitt

One of the most complex and significant financial events in peoples’ lives is the purchase or sale of real estate, be it a house, condo, townhouse or some other investment property. Because of this complexity and significance, people typically seek the help of real estate brokers and sales agents when buying or selling real estate.

Nesbitt Realty brokers and sales agents have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market in Northern Virginia communities. Our brokers and agents know which neighborhoods will best fit our clients’ needs and budgets. Nesbitt Realty real estate agents are familiar with local zoning and tax laws and know where to obtain financing. Agents and brokers also act as intermediaries in price negotiations between buyers and sellers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Real estate brokers and sales agents often work evenings and weekends and usually are on call to suit the needs of clients.
  • A license to practice real estate is required in every State and the District of Columbia.
  • Although gaining a job may be relatively easy, beginning workers face competition from well-established, more experienced agents and brokers.
  • Employment is sensitive to swings in the economy, especially interest rates; during periods of declining economic activity and rising interest rates, the volume of sales and the resulting demand for sales workers fall.

You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who understand real estate. Paraphrasing Henry Ford, when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. A real estate broker or agent acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate (or real property as it is known elsewhere) and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy real estate.

When buying real estate, you may have several choices as to how you want a real estate firm and its agents to work with you. For example, you may want them to represent only you (as a buyer’s agent). You may be willing for them to represent both you and the seller at the same time (as a dual agent). Or you may agree to let them represent only the seller (seller’s agent or subagent). Some agents will offer you a choice of these services. Others may not. Realtor Logo

If you are selling real estate, you may want to “list” your property for sale with a real estate firm. If so, you will sign a “listing agreement” authorizing the firm and its agents to represent you in your dealings with buyers as your seller’s agent. You may also be asked to allow agents from other firms to help find a buyer for your property.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
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To Condo or Not to Condo?

Why choose to buy a condominium?

Condo life is a simplified way of living for those with active and busy lifestyles.

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Elegant and Luxurious

There are a lot of reasons that people prefer to live in condos than in houses. Some condos do cost less than a traditional single family house, while offering many of the amenities/facilities that a person may not be able to afford on his own. And there are single family houses that cost the same as a condo, but of course do not have the amenities that the same costing condo can offer.

A simple condo would offer its residents a pool, a gym and a party room, but a similar priced house would not have these benefits. Condo owners share the cost of maintenance. Exterior maintenance and even lawn care is handled by the condo association, while the expenses to provide that care is already a part every condo unit owner’s monthly fee. There are certain condos that include the utilities included in the condo fee and other condos that share the cost of water but pay their own utilities. Basically, a condo owner can just step out of his room and enjoy a dip in the pool or a good workout at the gym, while the latter would be on the roof cleaning out gutters or frowning down on his bills and writing checks for pay all his utilities.

Therefore the question still remains to be “To Condo or Not to Condo?”

Condominiums are found in all shapes, sizes, prices and types. Are you looking for a high-rise condo, a mid-rise or a garden-style condo? Maybe you'd prefer a townhouse?

The term "garden-style" condo usually refers to a condominium residence in a building that has less than three stories. Most garden-style condos have balconies or patios for each residence. Many garden-style condos have a main entrance that opens to a common-area hallway. Additional common areas include the green space and "gardens" surrounding the structures. If you're interested in garden-style condos you'll have a lot of options in Northern Virginia.

From the suburban feel of Kingstowne to the central location of Bolling Brook from the vintage charm of Belle View to the chic feel of Carlyle Square, are just some of the many Northern Virginia condominium communities we feature.


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