Selling – How it Works 2019-06-13T03:17:47+00:00

SELLING YOUR HOME

How It Works

WHAT WE DO

We handle the paperwork that transfers the property title to the buyer, we receive the payment of the purchase price from the buyer’s lawyer, and we disburse the sale proceeds as required.  For example, we pay out your existing mortgage, the real estate commissions, and the net sale proceeds to you.  This is called the Conveyancing of the Property.  For a detailed explanation of what is included in our service, please click here.  Read about why you need a Real Estate Lawyer here.

STEP 1 – LET’S GET STARTED

We would be happy to help you with your home sale.   If you would like us to help you,  please call or email us to confirm.   We will ask you to complete the Seller Intake Form or you can provide us the information over the phone.  Once we receive this information, we will open your file and get started on the paperwork that transfers your new home to you.

STEP 2 – GIVE OUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO YOUR REALTOR

Your Realtor will provide us with the “Conveyancing Instructions”.  These include a copy of the Purchase & Sale Contract. If you do not have a Realtor, you will also need to provide me with the following information or documents at least 2 weeks prior to the possession date:

  • Copy of the Purchase & Sale Agreement.
  • Name of Buyer’s Real Estate Lawyer.
  • Proof of any Deposit paid directly to you.

STEP 3 – MEET US

About 2 weeks before your possession date, we will meet in person to sign the property transfer  documents.  We will contact you to schedule the meeting.  Please let us know if you will be out of town.

At this meeting, you will need to bring the following, for example:

  • 2 valid pieces of identification. I am required by the Alberta Law Society as well as by your mortgage lender to verify your identity by viewing and copying 2 pieces of original and valid identification including one government issued photo identification.
  • Void Cheque (if applicable).
  • The Real Property Report with compliance (if applicable).

We will provide you with details when we contact you to set up a meeting

STEP 4 – THE CLOSING

On the Possession Day (also referred to as the Closing Day and Completion Day), we will receive the purchase price from the seller’s lawyer. We will then contact the realtor to authorise the keys to be released to the buyer. Key release generally happens after NOON on the possession date. We will pay what is required from the sale such as your mortgage and real estate commissions and you will usually receive the balance within 1 business day of  closing.

COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF THE STEPS INVOLVED

SELLER INTAKE FORM

I have received the house keys from my realtor and we’re really grateful for the job done by Rosellina and her Office in a very quick and smooth manner. I’m really satisfied in doing business with you guys and I will definitely recommend my family members and friends. Thank you.

(home buyer – May, 2014)

When my husband and I purchased our home we were looking for a lawyer to handle all of the legal aspects. We were referred to her by our realtor and we were so pleased at how professional Rosellina Giardino was. She made us feel comfortable and was always accommodating and reliable. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable lawyer who understands her clients trust Miss Giardino. Thank you for getting us into our new home.

(couple buying first home together – As posted on Yelp, April 2, 2013)

…We would like to thank you for arranging the legal documents for the purchase of our first investment property.  We really appreciated you having taken the time to answer all of our questions.  We were also very pleased with the clear instructions you provided to our notary.  This attention to detail really helped facilitate the signing process …

(out of province buyers of Alberta property – April 2013)

Hi Rosellina. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us with the purchase f our first home.  You made the experience a very positive one by helping us understand the process and always keeping us informed throughout construction, even though at times it was hectic.  …  We will not hesitate to refer any of our friends or family to you in the future for any home sales or purchases.  You are very good at what you do and run your business in a very professional manner.  You are also extremely kind and so easy to talk to and approach, we could imagine having anyone else represent us ….

(first time home buyers of a new house from a builder – April 5, 2013)