Selling Your Home

Deciding To Sell

“I think it’s time to move.”  Easier said than done.  There is a lot to do before putting your home on the market and choosing the right listing agent is only one of them.  Garry Real Estate has created our Seller’s Guide to help you get ready.  Use our tools and tips to beautifully showcase your house to attract the right buyer at the right price.


Why Are You Selling?

There are many reasons to sell your home.  A new job in another state, better schools, more space or maybe just to escape the neighbor’s constantly barking dog.  Chances are you have many reason.  It is always a good idea to write those reasons down.  Writing your reasons down will help clarify them in your own mind and will help us work together to determine the best option for your lifestyle, finances and real estate goals.


How Does The Market Look?

When you work with us, you will have our knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills on hand for you to find the best market prices and terms. We will constantly update you on what is happening in the marketplace at all times. You will know precisely how to price and when it would be best to sell your property.


How Do I Best Optimize My Finances?

When you decide to sell your property, it requires serious consideration of your current financial situation and your future goals. With our expert agents, you will be able to effectively assess the cumulative impact of any renovations or repairs, estimate all potential costs and proceeds, plan effective tax savings, and estate planning methods. We will develop a plan specific to your financial situation that will provide the optimum return on investment.


Why choose Dave & Candy Goddard

When you call Dave & Candy, you are in expert hands. We spend the extra time necessary to fully understand your needs and situation. We both have different strengths, so you will have two experts working for you, not just one. Please review the testimonials section of our web page. It will provide some insight into what our past clients have experienced. We stand by our reputation. It has been our bread and butter for years.


What Is The Value of Your Property?

Without an agent on hand, many private property sellers overestimate the value of their own property. You can avoid this easily by consulting with one of our experienced real estate listing agents.

To get the current value of your home contact Garry us today!


Getting Ready To Sell

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1. The Curb Appeal

Maintaining your landscape to a pristine state, and adding small creative touches to your yard, like colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on any passers by and potential buyers.

2. Repairing The Property

Simple improvements to your property like landscaping, sealcoating your driveway, and a fresh coat of paint outside will instantly brighten up the property. When painting inside special care should be taken to choose colors that will appeal to most people.

3. Cleanliness And Staging

Keep your property neat, smelling sweet and well lit on all floors. Be particular about details: put away the kitty litter, gather the pet toys, place some fresh flowers near the entry, bake a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, clean your carpets. Your agent will look over the property before it is listed to be sold to find any ways with which you can improve on the staging of your property.

4. Disclosures And Inspections

We are thoroughly familiar with all the legal processes involved in disclosures and are ready to help you create a detailed disclosure statement that will benefit both you and the buyer. We will also suggest any home improvement measures before placing your property on the market to maximize potential profit.

5. Time To Show

Potential purchasers and their agents will request showings through on our online scheduling system. You as the seller will be notified of the showing request through email and text message once a showing is confirmed a Garry Real Estate representative will call back to confirm the appointment with the buyers agent and walk them through all of your homes special features.


Accepting The Offer

Not Every Price Is Right

The well known adage “The higher the price, the better the offer,” is misleading. Price is not always the main determining factor when accepting an offer for several very important reasons: as a rule, the initial offer is usually not final, and there are a number of terms and conditions that may determine the final outcome of a price. You can trust our agents to help you thoroughly evaluate and peruse every proposal without compromising your position as a seller.

Negotiating The Correct Way

It is our ethical responsibility to fairly negotiate contractual terms, and we take that responsibility very seriously. It is our job to find the win-win agreement that is beneficial to all parties involved. You may have to deal with several different offers before deciding on the offer that is the best for you. As your agents, we always guarantee a thorough and objective assessment of each offer to help you make the correct choice.


Inspections, Appraisals and Approvals

Initial Inspections and Appraisal
Most buyers will have to have the property inspected by a licensed professional property inspector within the time frame that was agreed upon in the purchasing contract. Some buyers may also choose to have the property inspected by different inspectors, for instance a professional roofer, HVAC technician, Plumbing inspector, Electrician, Radon Contractor or pest inspector. If the agreement is conditional upon financing the property will be also be appraised by a licensed appraiser to determine your properties value for the buyers lending institution.
Loan Approval and Appraisal
We only accept buyers who have a lender’s pre-approval, proof of funds, or written loan commitment, which is the best guarantee of loan approval when compared to a pre-qualification or no documentation from a lending institution. You should expect an appraiser from the lender’s company to review your property and verify that the price of the sale is within the lenders guidelines.
Final Walk Through Inspection
The final inspection usually takes place a day before, or the actual day of closing. The buyer will visit the property one final time to verify that everything is in working order and in the same condition it was the last time they viewed the property.

Be Ready For Any Surprises

We are there to help you should the unforeseen issue pop up. In case something at the property breaks or some other minor detail rises up there is no need to worry. These things happen. We know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress free manner.

The closing agent will furnish all parties involved with what is called a settlement statement. The settlement statement summarizes and details all the financial transactions enacted in the process. You and the buyer, or buyers will sign the statement together with the closing agent, certifying its accuracy. If you are unable to attend the scheduled closing, arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances and the notice you give us. If you are receiving the funds to the transaction, you can choose to either have the funds wired electronically into the aforementioned escrow account, or receive a certified bank check to the closing in the amount specified on the settlement statement. The seller will usually arrange to have all property keys and any other important information and items for you at the closing so that you may receive them at this time.


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