Do you know what a Real Estate Listing Agent or REALTORÂ® does, exactly? Surveys show that many homeowners and home buyers have only a vague ideaÂ of the actionsÂ their real estate agent takes during their transaction and the true valueÂ they provide during the course of a real estate transaction.
Many of the most important services and steps are performed behind the scenes by either theÂ real estate agentÂ or their support staff and traditionally have been viewed simply as part of their professional responsibilities to the client. But, without them, the transaction could be placed in jeopardy.
Listed below are nearly 200 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full service real estate brokerages in return for their sales commission. Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some may not be needed.
(This list is by no means an attempt to set forth a complete list of services as these may vary within each brokerage and each market.)
1 Make appointment with seller for listing presentation
2 Send seller a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment and call to confirm
3 Review pre-appointment questions
4 Research all comparable currently listed properties
5 Research sales activity for past 12 months from MLS and public records databases
6 Research â€œAverage Days on Marketâ€ for this property of this type, price range and location
7 Download and review property tax roll information
8 Prepare â€œComparable Market Analysisâ€ (CMA) to establish fair market value
9 Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex lay-out
10 Research propertyâ€™s ownership & deed type
11 Research propertyâ€™s public record information for lot size & dimensions
12 Research and verify legal description
13 Research propertyâ€™s land use coding and deed restrictions
14 Research propertyâ€™s current use and zoning
15 Verify legal names of owner(s) in countyâ€™s public property records
16 Prepare listing presentation package with above materials
17 Perform exterior â€œCurb Appeal Assessmentâ€ of subject property
18 Compile and assemble formal file on property
19 Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps and actions have been completed
Listing Appointment Presentation
20 Give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections
21 Review agentâ€™s and companyâ€™s credentials and accomplishments in the market
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