Now, there are several steps listed below that need to be taken in order to get you from “Just Listed” to “Sold” in a matter of days.
- Prepping the property for both video & photography.
- Taking the maximum amount of photos for Trulia, Zillow, and the MLS (Multiple Listing Services) which is associated with Realtor.com.
- Take a walkthrough video (not virtual tour) throughout the entire outside and inside of the estate.
- Place a yard sign in the front yard.
- Run a Competitive Market Analysis to come up with a reasonable selling point
- If you’d like, set up an appointment to view other homes in the neighborhood of which will be competition.
- Add listing to the MLS
- Add listing to brokerage webpage
- Add the listing to my personal website.
- Placing a lock box/E-Key in a location an agent will have access to for showings. (With your permission of course.)
- Have multiple copies of the “Residential Property Disclosure Form” and “The Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form” (if your home was built prior to 1978).
- Red tag or remove non-negotiable items in thus property: To prevent any confusion down the road, it would be best to either remove anything in the property you do not want to be sold or “red tag” the item. The red tag will indicate before they enter the property that the item red tagged is not for sale and it will not be up for debate or discussion later in the contract. Also for legal purposes, we will make sure that is stated in the contract or my custom made for items included/excluded.
- Perform an open house. (WARNING: An open house may bring in a lot of people but take precaution, not everyone will be interested in purchasing. Also, the agent cannot be in multiple places at one time watching everyone; place all important valuables away in a safe place away from reach of anyone.)
- Make sure buyers who submit offers are pre-approved, or have proof of funds/bank statement and even the earnest money deposit on hand to prevent any wasting of time.
- Present all offers immediately and assist you in making a decision rather that be accepting, declining, or submitting a counter offer.
- Get as much feedback as possible from showings that have taken place.
- And a lot more…