What is the first thing I need to do as a first time home lister?

Asked by Wes Black, Louisville, KY Thu Jan 27, 2011

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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Thu Jan 27, 2011
Hello Wes,
Congratulations on your first listing! Assuming that you know how to fill out all the proper paperwork with your sellers and have a marketing plan in place, I would definitely have a discussion with them about the presentation of their home so that it has it's greatest appeal to attract buyers. Talk to them about packing away personal photographs and items of value. Make the home as clutter free as possible. Clean the windows and open the blinds/drapes to allow the most light in. Make sure that walkways and the front door are clean. In essence, help them in making the home more marketable.
I hope this is helpful.
Best of luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Thu Jan 27, 2011
Hi Wes

Go around your neighborhood within one mile of your home.
Check out what homes are listed and what are showing. sale Pending.

Go to http://www.realtor.com. Plug in your comparable square footage, beds, baths,
Lot size and get an idea what the homes are worth.

Now check, what are the upgrades done, and what is the curb appeal of the homes that are selling
And not selling as well as conditions in and out.

Be realistic and check out the locations of these homes to yours.
Then call three local full time agents interview them, get a solid marketing plan from them
And ask for a weekly update on the neighborhood market.

This tells you whether the market is stable, declining, going upward or just not moving.

Go to my blog

Web Reference:  http://www.ruthandperry.com
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