Beautiful country property with 2+2 bedroom house bankbarn/shop, newer 60'x104' shed, all this on 38 acres with 34 workable presently seeded down to hay. The 1500 sq.ft. home features open concept kitchen with cathedral ceiling, opening out onto 10'x15' deck, fourth bedroom/office completely cedar lined and updated bathroom with 6' tub, marble shower surround, expresso 5' vanity and ceramic flooring. Upgrades include double garden doors (2017), shingles (2014), water heater and 200 amp electrical and water softener (2005) as well as heating and air conditioning heat pump with backup propane furnace (2014). Lower level of bank barn has been framed and insulated to use as a workshop. The 60'x104' driveshed was new in 2012, and has a partial concrete floor 40'x 60'.
In our past experiences of working with various real estate agents we have been consistently disappointed with what appeared to be a lack of care and attention to detail that you would expect from somebody handling such a large transaction on your behalf. When buying with others, we felt that we were doing most of the legwork and when selling a property it felt like there was little guidance behind the pricing that was set and no selling strategy whatsoever. As a result, we had never used the same individual more than once as we continued to search for the right partner with each new real estate transaction.
We knew that we had found a different kind of team from the first time the Becketts stepped into the home we were planning on selling. Opening every drawer, looking at every aspect of the house, taking pictures and making notes…it was clear they were prepared to do their homework. After the initial viewing of the home we met for several hours reviewing the incredible amount of data they have available to them to set an appropriate selling price based on historical figures, the inventory currently being offered in the market, and the optimal price range for our target customer. There was no doubt about the reasonable selling range we could expect based on all of the information made available to us. We determined a price that was above our initial estimate and received multiple offers which allowed us to sell above our asking price along with tactical guidance from Team Beckett on how to handle each offer. We have no doubt that based on the initial feedback of other real estate agents we had talked to that we would have left at least $50,000 (12%) on the table had we not proceeded with the Becketts.
Team Beckett also took care to walk us through all potential safety, legal and procedural matters so that we had full confidence that we wouldn’t be met with any surprises. They even returned a small portion of the commission that was not spent on the anticipated marketing costs which resulted in them being one of the most competitive agents we have worked with!
We will no longer use anybody else and will insist that those we care about call Team Beckett before listing or looking for a home in Oxford County.
Mike and Alicia
“My wife and I recommend Joyce and her team without reservations.
Joyce worked closely with us over several months, helping us negotiate the purchase of anew home (presently being built) and the sale of our current home (currently being packed!).
After we decided to work with a builder on our new home, Joyce accompanied us to meetings with the builder and kept very detailed notes that assisted with drawing up the final contract.
After our offer was accepted and we were preparing to put our current home on the market (as well as pack for a family vacation), the builder contacted Joyce to inform her of a problem with building the home we wanted on the lot we selected-it was not going to work. We were faced with the prospect of starting our new home search from scratch, putting the brakes on listing our current home, and a rough start to our vacation. Joyce worked with the builders and a few hours later called back to present a potential solution that we were very happy with! We got the home we wanted in the development we wanted, we got to list our house, and we got to enjoy our vacation.
As an added bonus, Joyce sold our house while we were on vacation.
The number of ways Joyce helped us with the sale of our home are too numerous to discuss in detail, but I will list a few.
First, Joyce showed us a number of homes in our area that had recently sold, as well as homes that were listed but had yet to sell, to assist us with establishing the price we felt reflected the value of our home.
Second, Joyce arranged for a complimentary pre-sale home inspection, allowing ample opportunity for us to fix any noted deficiencies.
Third, a Stager, that is affiliated with Joyce’s team visited our home and sent us a report with specific suggestions for how to organize and decorate our home to optimize the presentation of the property.
Fourth, Joyce contacted a cleaning company for us and provided them access to our home prior to it being available for showing to prospective buyers while we were away on family vacation.
Fifth, Joyce kept in close contact with us via email and phone while we were away on vacation, providing feedback on the open house and other showings (the house was shown about 80 times in a week). She also checked our mail for us while we were away.
Sixth, after the sale of our home (after being on the market for about 2 weeks in total) Joyce and her team have provided a great deal of useful information to assist with the closing and our move.
Overall, we are very happy with the professional service provided by Joyce and her team.”
We appreciate all the help you have given us since we first met with you. We liked that you did not push us to buy any house but patently showed us many [different] houses. When we had questions, you were quick to reply whether or not you had the answer. We also appreciate that you don’t leave us in the blank once we had purchased our house but still communicate occasionally. Overall we are VERY HAPPY with your service!!
Andrew & Leanne
“Joyce’s Team was extremely knowledgeable about homes and neighbourhoods and knew what to look for. They were patient and kept trying to find me just the right property which took 3 years.
The team was available, flexible and had wonderful knowledge of the state of homes and what repairs might be needed. They even provided me with a no cost home inspection to be sure it was the home they thought it was!”
|“The follow up never stops with Joyce Byrne.
Just wanted to say – I thought once the house sold that you would be off. If anything your service keeps getting better.
Wouldn’t dream of using another agent, I would recommend Joyce Byrne without reservation to a friend or family member.
The tips, help and advice (especially to a novice like myself) have turned this experience into a pleasant, exciting time for me.
Thank you Joyce for EVERYTHING you have done to make this happen for me and my family.”
You are the best!