Godby Residential is dedicated to the single family home market, acting as both listing agent and buyer representative of homes throughout New Jersey. The Godby team uses a “concierge approach”, handling every detail of the process, which takes the stress out of buying or selling your home. Godby Residential works with corporate transferees and many sellers relocating out of state.
One of the most important financial decisions you will make Is buying or selling your home, whether you are providing for a growing family or Moving into your next stage of life.
There is a lot of emotion tied to those transactions, so smart guidance and expert market understanding are really important. Godby is here to help you navigate the emotional curves and technical details.
At Godby Residential we thoroughly prepare you by examining your whole financial picture and goals, both short term and long term. Have you always wanted to renovate an old Victorian?
Maybe that should be step two or three down the road. Perhaps a condo fits the first chapter better while working hard to build your nest egg. Should you buy that good deal way out in the country or consider something closer to work? How do the real estate taxes affect how much you can spend? Are you likely to have a job transfer?
By the time we are looking at listings, you will be more comfortable with what you want to spend, and how and where you want to spend it. The Godby agents know the market values and market dynamics. We constantly give you input about values, cost of renovating, what’s a smart move, what not to buy, when upgrades will deliver the best return on your money.
With decades of experience, Godby takes you through the offer process, the negotiation, applying for a mortgage, and guides you through the inspection process. We help you hire the best professionals for inspection, legal and financial services. We’re with you right through the closing.
After you close, you can continue to use us as your knowledgeable source for updates on the market, reliable contractors and other services. Just ask!
The Godby team approaches the sale of your home with lots of preparation.
First, we do a thorough Market Analysis which not only includes local comparables, but also analyzes the general market in your price range, the demographics trends and the mortgage market. We also look at the absorption rate in your price range in your market area, because just like the economy, the real estate market is always changing.
We believe that pricing the home properly is the first step to a successful sale. The best way to support our goal price is Prep, Prep, and more Prep!
Our support team will dispose of unwanted furniture and clutter for you (might as well do it now). We will stage the home, transforming it from “lived in” to “dressed up” for optimal viewing by potential buyers. This might include removing some rugs, rearranging furniture and providing seasonal flowers and other touches. We’ll also help getting contractors for needed repairs. An important part of selling the home is realizing that marketing a dwelling is not the same as living in it. Godby helps you put your best foot forward.
Once we’re prepared, we do professional photos showing the home in it’s best light. We will hold Open Houses to optimize exposure as well as place your home not only in our GSMLS system and the Godby website, but will have it on national sites and social media.
Godby will assist in determining how to evaluate the best offer and once under contract, our team will monitor the process until closing. Ready to pack? Godby will provide a set of moving materials to help you start packing. We’ll dispose of unwanted items for you.
Our goal is to act as your concierge to make the process as smooth as possible.