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Buyers Handy Checklist

Buyers Handy Checklist

When purchasing a home, you have to think about the long-haul as well as your first impression. It’s all too easy to fall in love with a property at first glance and forget about all the potential challenges you will face as the new owner. Here’s a quick real estate buyers checklist of 10 items that you should check off for every new property you look at in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley & surrounding area.  If you consult  this checklist every time, you’ll have a much better chance of ending up with a home that keeps you happy for years to come. Permits Research to find out whether or not the property has had any work done on it and whether or not it … Read more

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Land Owners

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Land Owners

Ready to Build Your Dream Home? Finding qualified contractors who specialize in a specific style such as Green off the Grid Building, Log Homes, Santa Fe or Modern Contemporary homes can be challenging. Living, working, & selling in the Prescott Area for over 25 years has given us the knowledge to create lasting relationships with the finest building contractors in the area. Our building partners provide a wide variety of home designs to meet each individual’s personal lifestyle and budget. From obtaining construction loans, finding contractors, hiring home inspectors, and working with interior designers, landscapers, and movers…we are there for you from start to finish. Wanting to Sell Your Land? If you are a land owner wanting to sell, our Advantage Program for Land Owners … Read more

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Sellers

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Sellers

“Flexible” Commission Schedule Many realtors have a very rigid commission schedule that is not in touch with today’s fast paced market. The Garden Brook Advantage Program offers flexibility. The commission varies depending on when the house is sold, who sells the house and whether or not we are selling your next home. Sell the Property Yourself, While it is Listed, and Pay No Commissions How you benefit: Having the ability to contribute and get compensated for your efforts. You can run ads and hold open houses if you wish. This, of course, does not apply to a buyer exposed to the property by my office or another agent. “Cancel” the Listing at Any Time If for some reason we do not provide 100% satisfactory service, … Read more

The 90 Things You Can’t Afford to Neglect When Selling Your Home

The 90 Things You Can’t Afford to Neglect When Selling Your Home

The best way to sell your house is to sell it fast. When your house isn’t in the best condition, it sits on the market for far too long and becomes stale. That’s when people begin to wonder what’s wrong with it… You only have one defense against one stagnant showing after the next. You need to be absolutely certain your house is in the best condition possible. Marketing has everything to do with presentation. When you present a poor and flawed product, its negative aspects stand out and affect the entire experience. When you put your home on the market, it needs to be immaculate. It needs to have all of the positive aspects that attract buyers. The market is full of people who … Read more

Sellers Guide

Sellers Guide

Make Your Home a Showplace First impressions are key, and you need to make them count. When Buyers walk into a home that is uncluttered and sparkling clean, they can better appreciate the appeal and will take more time to look at all your home has to offer. Plus, they clearly see a pride of ownership, inspiring trust that the home has been well cared for and a confidence in the integrity of the property. We encourage our Sellers to make their homes shine and show off their property to its best advantage. This helps immensely to shorten the sale cycle and strengthen the value of the home. Other real estate agents can rely on a Garden Brook listing to show well, which means they … Read more

Five Tips for Moving Your Pet

Five Tips for Moving Your Pet

Written by Sylvan Lane, Moveboxer.com You’ve purchased more boxes and moving supplies than you can imagine, found a reputable mover and have taken all the necessary steps to make sure you, your family and your belongings make a smooth move to your new home. But how will you make sure your pet’s transition is as successful as possible? Here are five ways to ease the process of moving your pet. 1. Learn the Laws of the Land Before you move, it’s important to learn about all of the necessary and relevant laws regarding domesticated animals in your new town and state. For dogs and cats, you shouldn’t run into too much trouble outside of leash laws and limits on how many animals can be kept … Read more

Selling and Buying a Home

Selling and Buying a Home

Purchase and Sale Agreement Once a Buyer decides on a property to purchase, we’ll help fill out and negotiate the Purchase and Sale Agreement. This is the legally binding contract in which Buyer and Seller outline the terms and condition of the sale, including the following: Earnest Money Receipt Purchase Price Real Property Description Personal Property to be Included or Excluded Terms of Financing Title & Escrow Company Date for Close of Escrow Property Conditions Disclosure & Warranties Contingencies (including Loan Approval and Home & Termite Inspections) Other Terms and Conditions Lead-based paint disclosure for properties built before 1978 Personalized Service – Every Step of the Way We follow up meticulously to make sure that all Contract requirements and deadlines are met in a timely … Read more

Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide

A home is probably the most important purchase you make in your life. It’s not just about buying a house; it’s about making a lifestyle choice. Finding a Home to Fit Your Lifestyle In your search for the perfect home, you need to look at the whole picture. Of course, there’s the type of architecture, layout, size and amenities you want in a home, as well as the price range you can afford. But you should also think about which city would best suit your lifestyle, the type of neighborhood you feel comfortable in, the quality of schools, activities available in the community and surrounding area, proximity to work, shopping and medical facilities – these are important considerations when deciding to buy a home. Finding … Read more