How To Make Your Contemporary-Style Home More Enticing For Home Shoppers In Fairfax County

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A property that isn’t staged may sell if properly prices. On the other hand, a staged home will sell faster and for more money.

 

It's no secret that a home that is stuffed with personal chattels is a home that will be harder to sell.

You can hide a lot of clutter using organization solutions, but in the end boxes, containers and racks are tools that can guide, but they aren't magic. Some stuff will just have to go into storage.

Does decluttering seem a little overwhelming? That's probably because you need a system. I suggest you try the “category method”. Go into each room with these four categories: trash, give away, keep, or relocate. Each and every item should go into one of these categories. You'll thank yourself on moving day and on the day we ratify your contract to sell.

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

It's time to sell. That means it's time to erase your personal touches.

When someone looks at your detached home, they're trying to decide if this will be their home.

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Are your blinds and curtains going to help your place of residence sell?

The only thing worse than a non-functional blind, is a partially functional blind. Blinds that don't work obscure your views, impede light and frustrate home shoppers.

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What are the best paint colors for selling a property in Alexandria?

Have you ever noticed that builders go with a simple color scheme? Unlike most property owners, builders sell a lot of houses and they have learned, as my experience has taught me, that a simple color scheme is best.

Because we also do a lot of property management, I can recommend several painters in Fairfax County for you to price out a paint job.

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Here's curated more suggestions:

  • A little potpourri in the bathrooms can help the room's appeal.
  • Arrange furniture to maximize floor space but to create conversation zones where a buyer can imagine chatting with friends or family.
  • Flowers can brighten a room. A strategically placed plant can be an outstanding focal point.
  • Dried flowers and candles in complementary colors are an inexpensive way to add interest in a nondescript bathroom.

My advice? If you're thinking about selling, get to know what's for sale in 22307. How does your detached home compare to 1907 Marthas Rd? Can you get $900,000? Or will you have to settle for $800,000? Competition is fierce in Fairfax County real estate, but we know how to make it happen.

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Seller are motivated to get this one SOLD! Wonderfully renovated with spacious Great Room off of the gourmet kitchen with island, grand Living Rm with wood burning fireplace and dining room.

6208 Foxcroft Rd

It has an open floor plan that brings in a ton of natural light. It has a huge private screened porch with slate floors and patio- It features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. The main level has a spacious family room with a wood burning fireplace and a large recreation room off of the family room. Very flexible space with many options to choose from. The gourmet kitchen has quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island and gas stove. It has 2 master bedroom suites, outdoor patio, abundant landscaping. It has about 3,000 finished space with great storage. This is a must see! [Belle Haven$869,900]

Beautifully renovated Mid-Century modern Charles Goodman home in Hollin Hills.

7311 Stafford Rd

Over 2300 square feet of living space on two levels on a large 0.34 acres lot with a great private view overlook parkland. 2300 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Main level family room with wood-burning brick fireplace. Updated and open concept kitchen with stainless appliances and new cabinets. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level. New railings. Master suite and remodeled bathroom. Newer double pane windows in all the bedrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows on both levels bring the outdoors in. This home has amazing storage. Exterior recently painted. Wonderful outside living areas with sunset views. [Hollin Hills$825,000]

Elegant New Orleans style home on a unique lot, originally created from adjoining neighbors making room for their friend! * Custom built using antique bricks, characteristic of the colonial style in Belle Haven.

6021 Woodmont Rd

* As owner is a master gardener, the garden is resplendent with mature boxwoods, yews, roses, camellias and perennials with a majestic magnolia front and center. * Attached brick garden shed has generous custom shelving and storage. * Gleaming hardwood floors, designer window treatments, spectacular lighting and chandeliers, dentil, crown moldings, and New Orleans railings create an enchanting ambiance within. * Inviting Kitchen has eat-in peninsula for cozy gatherings over wine or coffee. * Neutral white cabinets are complemented by brand new stainless steel appliances and Corian counters. * Immense, sun-filled Living Room boasts a custom built wall of shelves to display collections, photos and mementos. * Divine Dining Room with upscale, custom wall covering invites hours of entertaining pleasure. (Chandelier will not convey) * Two large Master Bedrooms, 2 more generous BR’s, currently used as a Dressing Room and Sitting Room, plus a Library with a wall of custom book/display shelves. * Spacious Family Room has gas fireplace with grand hearth and mantel for showcasing works of art. * Massive and versatile Laundry Room/Craft Room/Exercise Room/Mud Room has front load washer/dryer, bountiful storage and its own Powder Room and French door garage entry. * The over-sized side-loading 2 car garage has a mahogany stained wood ceiling, and attic for additional storage. * Private, fenced back yard with a slate terrace to enjoy nature away from the hustle and bustle. * Recent improvements include: New roof (beautiful slate look – architectural shingles), gutters, downspouts, and exterior painting. * Close to shopping and restaurants – minutes to Old Town, Amazon HQ2, the Pentagon, and DC to the north or Fort Belvoir to the south. * Rte. 495 Capital Beltway interchange is one light away! [Belle Haven$859,000]

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