Sellers Resources

RESOURCES FOR SELLING YOUR HOME - Santa Cruz County, California and surrounding areas


Thinking of selling? In today’s complex market, selling residential real estate requires knowledge, creativity, experience, enthusiasm and the financial ability to advertise and promote your property throughout the marketing process. Here’s a look at what you can expect from me when you list.



  • Thoroughly inspect your home and outline all the important features and upgrades

  • Determine the Fair Market Value of your property by doing a detailed written market analysis

  • Execute a listing agreement authorizing me to market your property


  • Provide you with helpful information to make your property as marketable as possible

  • Recommend repairs and improvements to sell your property for the highest price

  • Schedule and supervise the home enhancement program, with your approval

  • Suggest additional enhancement and repairs based on buyer feedback


  • Send you a printed copy and a link to the MLS presentation

  • E-mail you direct feedback from other agents on all showings

  • Call or meet with you weekly or bi-weekly to report on the activity and review market conditions

  • Constantly review our marketing strategy and adjust as needed to get your home sold


  • Carefully review and present all offers for your consideration 

  • Use unique and specialized sales approach in negotiations to optimize the overall outcome of your sale

  • Qualify the prospective buyers to be sure they are able to purchase your property 

  • Qualify prospective buyers (if they are working with our office or team) prior to any written offer

  • Prepare a strong response or acceptance to create a solid transaction that will close on time with no surprises


  • Manage all the details of your real estate transaction

  • Open escrow and review the escrow instructions

  • Arrange for the property, termite and other inspections

  • Supervise any agreed-upon home repairs

  • Assist with all disclosures, including the seller’s TDS, supplemental disclosures, smoke detector, hot water heater and environmental hazard disclosures

  • Oversee the loan approval process to be sure your transaction closes on time

  • Coordinate and supervise the appraisal process to ensure the proper value

  • Order the preliminary title report and review the condition of title

  • Order the HOA documents including the CC&Rs, budgets, by-laws and minutes of board meetings

  • Provide updated preliminary closing statements for your review

  • Stay on top of all other matters to be sure your real estate transaction closes on time and is hassle-free


  • Arrange for your net proceeds to be wired into your bank account, (if you prefer)

  • Review the final closing statement for accuracy


Click here to contact me about Selling Your House today!

Shirlyn Skarra-Gallagher

Realtor® BRE# 01951421


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