Tip Tuesday: Preparing Your Home for Sale – Neutralizing

The next topic in our “Tip Tuesday” series of posts on Preparing Your Home for Sale is NEUTRALIZING:

  1. Be cautious about selecting colors when painting or replacing carpeting. Your objective here is to make your home appeal to the largest possible buying segment. Ask yourself, “How many of the available buyers would be able to move into your house and have their furniture fit in and not have to replace the carpeting or repaint the walls?” Position your home on the market to be as livable as possible to as many people as possible, and allow the buyer to mentally picture the home as theirs.
  2. Forget your personal taste…the “market” is always demand driven. The average buyer will have a hard time looking beyond blue carpeting and bold wallpaper. Consider replacing unusual or bold colors with neutral tones. Two coats of white paint may be the best investment you ever made!

Remember, these weekly posts will guide you through the process of preparing your home for sale in order to achieve the highest possible sales price in the least amount of time. We will concentrate on areas like: (1) Repairing, (2) Cleaning, (3) Neutralizing, (4) Space Management, (5) Atmosphere and (6) Staging.

So look for more home selling tips on Tuesdays and if you are thinking of selling your home this year, please reach out to The Belt Team and let our 50+ years of experience in real estate work for you!

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Tip Tuesday: Preparing Your Home for Sale – Cleaning

The next topic in our “Tip Tuesday” series of posts on Preparing Your Home for Sale is CLEANING:

  1. Make sure every area of the home sparkles and shines! Every hour spent will be worth it. Would you rather buy a clean car or a dirty one? Would you hurry to buy a pair of shoes with mud on them?
  2. Clean all windows inside and out. This helps make the house sparkle.
  3. Clean all carpeting and area rugs…along with tile and wooden floors.
  4. Clean and polish all woodwork. Pay particular attention to the kitchen and bath cabinets.
  5. Make sure all light fixtures are clean and shining!

Remember, these weekly posts will guide you through the process of preparing your home for sale in order to achieve the highest possible sales price in the least amount of time. We will concentrate on areas like: (1) Repairing, (2) Cleaning, (3) Neutralizing, (4) Space Management, (5) Atmosphere and (6) Staging.

So look for more home selling tips on Tuesdays and if you are thinking of selling your home this year, please reach out to The Belt Team and let our 50+ years of experience in real estate work for you!

703-242-3975 | Info@TheBeltTeam.com | Contact Us

Be sure to follow our blog, as well as our pages on Facebook & Instagram and our YouTube channel, to get our updates on the real estate market, community happenings and much more!

Tip Tuesday: Preparing Your Home for Sale – Repairs

Thinking of selling your home but aren’t sure how to get it ready? Well…we’re here to help! This is the first in a series of “Tip Tuesday” posts about Preparing Your Home for Sale.

These posts will guide you through the process of preparing your home for sale in order to achieve the highest possible sales price in the least amount of time. We will concentrate on areas like: (1) Repairing, (2) Cleaning, (3) Neutralizing, (4) Space Management, (5) Atmosphere and (6) Staging.

Today’s topic is REPAIRS:

  1. The rule of thumb is, if something is in need of repair, fix it! There are probably many small things in your home that you have simply become used to over time…things that you have been promising yourself that you would attend to. Well, now is the time. The buyer will mentally add up the cost of repairing all those minor flaws and end up with an amount that is generally much higher than what it would cost you to do the repairs. And if there are too many items, even if they are not costly, the buyer may choose to buy another home. Many buyers do not have the time or “know-how” to make simple repairs. And because our marketplace is so competitive, they have come to expect a near-perfect property.
  2. Repaint.  If paint is in good condition, check for peeling.  Remove dated wall paper if not in style.
  3. Large repairs: In today’s climate of open disclosure & professional home inspections, the rule is “Treat a buyer better than you would treat yourself.” Repair any problems with major systems. It is to your benefit to address these kinds of issues up front rather than to have to re-negotiate.

So look for more home selling tip on Tuesdays and if you are thinking of selling your home this year, please reach out to The Belt Team and let our 50+ years of experience in real estate work for you!

703-242-3975 | Info@TheBeltTeam.com | Contact Us

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10200 Martinhoe Dr, Vienna VA 22181 – Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Welcome to 10200 Martinhoe Drive…a lovely split colonial situated on a .46 acre lot in the Lewis Manor neighborhood! With 4BR/2.5BA on 5 finished levels, this home features hardwood floors on the main level, crown molding throughout, built-in bookcases/shelving, a stone wood burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, private office/den, spacious primary bedroom suite, finished lower level and more. Outdoor living & entertaining space includes a back deck overlooking the beautiful in-ground pool and fenced-in yard. 2-car attached garage, unbeatable location for commuters & amenities, and great schools! Don’t miss this opportunity to make this home your own!

See full listing: 10200 Martinhoe Drive, Vienna VA 22181

Call Terry Belt at 703-242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 54 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume!

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OPEN HOUSE SAT APRIL 30TH 1-3PM! 1011 Westwood Dr NE, Vienna VA 22180

Welcome to 1011 Westwood Dr NE!  A beautifully updated colonial in an unbeatable Vienna location…just a stone’s throw from the Town of Vienna AND Tysons Corner!  This 4BR/2.5BA home has over 2,800  square feet of living space on 3 finished levels and is loaded with updates/improvements made by current owner including kitchen remodel, updated baths, flooring, window & roof replacement, back porch addition, HVAC and more! Wonderful living areas inside and out including a family room with fireplace, living room, lower level rec room and fantastic screened-in back porch.  The Westwood Manor neighborhood surrounds Westwood Country Club and is an unbeatable location for commuters & amenities.

See full listing: 1011 Westwood Dr NE, Vienna VA 22180

Call Terry Belt at 703-242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 54 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume!

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1011 Westwood Dr NE, Vienna VA 22180 – Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Welcome to 1011 Westwood Dr NE!  A beautifully updated colonial in an unbeatable Vienna location…just a stone’s throw from the Town of Vienna AND Tysons Corner!  This 4BR/2.5BA home has over 2,800  square feet of living space on 3 finished levels and is loaded with updates/improvements made by current owner including kitchen remodel, updated baths, flooring, window & roof replacement, back porch addition, HVAC and more! Wonderful living areas inside and out including a family room with fireplace, living room, lower level rec room and fantastic screened-in back porch.  The Westwood Manor neighborhood surrounds Westwood Country Club and is an unbeatable location for commuters & amenities.

See full listing: 1011 Westwood Dr NE, Vienna VA 22180

Call Terry Belt at 703-242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 54 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume!

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131 Kingsley Rd SW, Vienna VA 22180 – Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Price, features and LOTS more details: 131 Kingsley Rd SW, Vienna VA 22180

Welcome to 131 Kingsley Rd SW…a stunning custom build by Wetherburne Homes with over $300,0000 of additional  improvements and updates by current owners on a gorgeous landscaped 1/2 acre lot in the Town of Vienna.  Almost 8,000 finished  square feet of quality with 8 bedrooms/7 full baths on 4 levels including a main level bedroom/bath/library.  Ideal for work from home with multiple office options.  Exceptional feature include super floor plan, custom mill work, finished in place hardwood & marble floors, huge gourmet kitchen, lower & loft levels with bedrooms/baths, numerous outdoor living spaces and oversized garage with storage.  Excellent schools and unbeatable location!

Call Terry Belt at 703-242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 54 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume!

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2229 Benedictine Ct, Vienna VA 22182 – Just Listed by The Belt Team & OPEN SUN 2/6 1-3:30PM!

Price, features and LOTS more details: 2229 Benedictine Ct, Vienna VA 22182

Welcome to 2229 Benedictine Ct…an updated split colonial situated on a lovely .38 acre corner lot in the Wincanton neighborhood of Vienna.  2,495 square feet of living space with 4BR/2.5BA on 4 finished levels. Updates/improvements include hardwood floors, carpet, roof & gutters, windows throughout, kitchen, interior painting, hot water heater, clothes dryer and rear fence.  Outdoor living & entertaining space features a deck overlooking the yard and trees.  2-car attached garage, unbeatable location for commuters & amenities, great schools and so much more!

Call Terry Belt at 703-242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 54 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume!

9944-A Corsica St, Vienna VA 22181 – Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Price and Features: 9944-A Corsica St, Vienna VA 22181

Welcome to 9944-A Corsica St, Vienna VA 22181…a gorgeous, updated and well maintained brick front colonial in a fabulous Vienna location. Sited on a 1/2 area lot with lush landscaping, this 5BR/4.5BA home has an open floor plan and special architectural details including lovely hardwood floors throughout the main level, extra wide crown molding, box molding, bay windows, window transoms and more. The main level features an eat-in kitchen with island/breakfast bar, gas cooking & double ovens, a family room off of the kitchen with gas fireplace & access to the second staircase to the upper level, a formal dining room & living room and private den/study with built-in shelves & cabinetry below. The spacious primary owners suite features a large walk-in closet, vaulted ceiling and a spa-like attached bath with double sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower and beautiful custom tile. The walkout lower level provides a great versatile living space with rec room, the 5th bedroom/exercise room (with custom climbing wall), office/work area, custom climate-controlled wine cellar and a bonus room ideal as a craft room/workshop/storage room! Enjoy the natural surroundings on the back deck or flagstone patio with benches. This home also has a 3-car attached garage. So much to offer in an unbeatable location…convenient to several commuter options, close to many amenities and in the Madison High School pyramid!  

Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 50 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume! (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average!

8424 Blevins Way Ct, Vienna VA 22182 – Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Price, features and LOTS more photos: 8424 Blevins Way Ct, Vienna VA 22182

Welcome to 8424 Blevins Way Ct…a beautifully updated and well maintained colonial in a quiet and private location in Vienna. This 4BR/3.5BA home with three levels of finished living space is situated on a 1/3 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in a neighborhood great for commuters and convenient to many amenities…Town of Vienna, Tysons Corner & the Boro, and the Mosaic District! Updates include kitchen (new floor, refrigerator, range & microwave as of 2021), 3 baths, carpet & painting (2021), windows, new garage door (2019), HVAC (2016), Roof (2014) and much more. Other standout features include hardwood floors throughout the main level, kitchen with large island open to family room with wood-burning fireplace, separate dining room, living room, primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet, finished walk-out lower level with rec room, wood-burning fireplace and bonus/game room, fabulous screened-in porch leading to the back deck, wonderful fenced-in back yard with mature trees, laundry conveniently located on the upper level, and attached 2-car garage. Don’t miss this opportunity to live in an amazing Vienna location…great schools, great for commuters, close to everything and NO HOA!

Call Beth Dadisman at (703) 577-1144 for more details or to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you are thinking of buying or selling. The Belt Team has been in business for over 50 years and has sold over $1 Billion in transaction volume! (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average!