38 "things" Realtors do!
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-Arrange photographer to take photos of your home.
-Arrange for yard sign installation.
-Research all comparable listed properties.
-Research sales activity for the past months from the MLS.
-Research average days on market for homes similar to yours.
-Download and review tax information.
-Prepare comparative market analysis to establish current market value.
-Research property’s ownership and deed type.
-Perform exterior “curb appeal assessment” of the your home.
-Confirm current public schools and explain their impact on market value.
-Present professional pricing strategy based on current market conditions.
-Discuss your goals and keep them in mind throughout the transaction.
-Explain marketing power of MLS.
-Review property and appointment questions.
-Send confirmation email or text confirming appointment day/time.
-Review all clauses in listing contract and obtain signatures.
-Check over home for accurate room sizes, property lines, and easements.
-Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing times with seller.
-Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with seller and verify current loan information with a lender.
-Verify Home Owner Association information.
-Review interior decoration and suggest changes to shorten time on market.
-Add listing to Berkshire Hathaway website and syndicated websites.
-Create print and digital ads for your home.
-Arrange for printing of flyers and cards featuring your home.
-Reach out to buyers’ agents for feedback after all showings.
-Obtain pre-qualification letter from all potential buyers.
-Provide weekly report to you about how your home sale process is going.
-Receive and review all offers and counsel all sellers on all offers and explain weaknesses of each.
-Negotiate on all offers on behalf of all sellers.
-Deliver all files and documents to all sellers and buyers’ agents in a timely fashion.
-Advise sellers through the escrow process, and help with any questions.
-Track and confirm the loan process and contact lender weekly to stay on track.
-Organize home inspection and assist seller with negotiation of any repairs if necessary.
-Schedule and follow up on appraisal.
-Solve any title, escrow, tax, HOA, or document issues prior to closing.
-Complete all paperwork and assist sellers in completing paperwork for closing day.
Change MLS listing status to SOLD on closing day.
-Follow up after the sale with any assistance needed with the home.