10 Steps to Getting Top Dollar for Your Home in Arlington

5500 HOLMES RUN PKWY, Unit 1517, Alexandria VA, 22304
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When you decide to sell your home in Arlington you should immediately begin referring to it as a house. You’ve become emotionally attached to this place and it’s now time to say goodbye. Your home is where the heart is. Your house is a product for sale, so start detaching yourself by making some changes that will help you with the sale of the house.Continue reading

A look at Belmont Bay

Belmont Bay offers convenient commuting and shopping in the Northern Virginia community.

Take the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) located at the community’s entrance to Union Station in Washington DC. Georgetown is also a pleasant sail from the Belmont Bay Harbor. The Omnibus offers a quick community to the Pentagon metro routinely. Interstate 95 is minutes away and arranges for highway commuting between Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Three Do’s and Do Not’s of Listing

3 Do NOT's

Listing your home can be one of the biggest decision someone makes. When getting your home ready for sale you can face some challenging choices. Here a couple of things to avoid when getting ready to put your property on the market. If you can follow these easy steps it will help you as a seller become more market ready.

  • Don’t Delay. When putting on your home on the market timing is everything. Every day you delay is another day you could be missing out on the person looking for your home
  • Don’t Personalize. It is important to make your home your own while you are occupying the property but when it comes time to sell neutrality is the best option.
  • Don’t Self-list. Using a Real Estate Agent can make all the difference when selling your home. Their knowledge and experience can be one of the biggest contributing factor in getting your home sold.

By following these simple steps you will have no problem getting your home sold!



3 Things to Do

1. Take Great Pictures. Nesbitt Realty always uses professional photographers for sales listings.

2. Clean and clean again. After you get done cleaning your home, call in a professional to "detail" the home.

3. Educate yourself. Rely on a trusted Realtor to inform you about current market conditions, not just locally but hyperlocally in your neigbhorhood.

What’s it like at Franklin Farm?

The Franklin Farm area is a very unique place to live. Located just twenty miles outside of the most powerful city in the free world our nations capital, opportunity is located around every corner. Convenience is definitely a factor as well with local shopping centers including gas stations, malls, major highways,restaurants, exercise clubs, movie theatres, historical sites and more are so easily accessible. Adjusting to a new area is hard for most but there is always something to do here and there is something for everyone.

In addition, the Franklin Farm area is community friendly and home to one of the top school systems in the country Fairfax County public schools. Community pools and activities like sports and hobbies for kids and teens of a variety of different age types are available creating passions in youth and friends for all. Relationship building for adults is easy with neighborhood gatherings to discuss ways to better the community. Neighborhood watches are prominent in the area making safety a number one priority. The Franklin Farm area is in high demand and it has every reason to be this way.

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Hollin Hills — a forested retreat

Hollin Hills is well known for it’s unique contemporary styling and the forest setting.  Homes here feature floor to ceiling windows and boxy shapes with unexpected turns. Many of these homes, which were built in the middle of the last century, have fireplaces and unique interior finishes. Hollin Hills is served by Hollin Meadows Elementary School.

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The New Team to Follow in DC Sports

The DC area is known for its sports teams. The city has everything to offer, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and basketball. In recent years the high light of the town has been the Capitols and Nationals, both making runs into the post season. Starting to make a rise in recent years are the Washington Wizards, gaining more attention and brining bigger names to the city. The Washington Wizards will be the team to watch in 2016.

With recent additions to the team and a new mentality on the court the Wizards have been able to begin to make a name for themselves in the Eastern Conference. Returning star point guard, John Wall, has been taking the team in a new direction under the leadership of head coach, Randy Whitman. They have also added stability in the locker room with the presence of veteran players like Drew Gooden and Alan Anderson. The future is also looking bright with three good rookie draft picks including, Bradley Beal, Otto Potter, and most recently Kelly Oubre.

This season will be as competitive and exciting as DC basketball has seen in years. The Wizards have taken the steps needed and should be expected to be seen deep in the post season. The Wizards will soon be the next great team of DC.

Alexandria Condominiums Under 300K

Looking to buy in Alexandria for under 300k? This may seem like an impossible task, until you hear about Potowmack Crossing. Potowmack Crossing Condominium Community located right outside of historic Old Town Alexandria may be a good place to start your search. The community is made up of under 100 units composed of one and two bedroom units. The one bedroom units begin in the low $200’s and the two bedroom units begin in the mid $200’s.

Why Potowmack Crossing? This condominium community has everything to offer. This location is a commuters dream and provides easy access to the George Washington Parkway, I-395, Route 1, and is within a mile of the Braddock Road Metro Station. The community itself features a pool, fitness center, and is located right off of the George Washington Trail. In addition to the community amenities each unit has laundry in unit and additional storage is included.

Live on the Metro at Midtown Alexandria Condominiums

Midtown Alexandria Station is a high-rise condominium community that is located in Alexandria. The building was built in 2007 and houses over 350 residents. Midtown features a number of amenities for its residents and their guest. When you enter the building you are greeted by the 24-hour concierge service and welcome area. Inside the building you will find a fitness club, cyber café, entertainment room, and an outdoor pool. Inside of the individual units you will find hardwood floors, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.

In addition to what the building has to offer, Midtown Station Alexandria is a commuters dream. Midtown has access to major highways such as I-495, I-95 and US-1. Want to commute without a car? With the building being located across the street from Huntington Metro Station it allows for easy access to the train and bus system. Looking for a life of conveniences? Look no further.


What features does Penn Daw Village have?

The spacious historic family homes at Penn Daw Village were built in the early 50’s and the majority are brick. Many have been upgraded with modern features such as hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops. There are a range of schools which serve the area including Mount Eagle Elementary School, Edison High School and Twain Middle School.

Penn Daw Village is located between Telegraph Road and North Kings Highway and the Huntington Metro is minutes away.

For those with families or those seeking more spacious living, single family homes at Penn Daw Village of  offer a great residence.

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Things To Know About Herbert Estates

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Herbert Estates is just south of The American Horticultural Society and North of The Collingowood Library and Museum. Just minutes away from GW Parkway for an easy commute. Collingwood Park is also easily accessible.

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