What We Do For You
My duties as your agent from listing to sale
- Review title information through assessor. Verify accuracy with you.
- Have plans available (if possible) for prospective buyers to review for furniture placement, etc.
- Order plat map for retention in listing file.
- Obtain current mortgage information, to check on possible assumption by buyer.
- Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and incentives.
- Verify Homeowner Association fees.
- Verify security system, codes, etc.
- Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact.
- Prepare detailed list of inventory if property is being offered furnished.
- Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items.
- Take photos of property.
- Enter listing in MLS, checking for accuracy, input from sellers.
- Submit to website, make sure property is included in realtor.com.
- Create brochure.
- Create print and internet ads with seller's input.
- Coordinate showings with owners.
- Prepare mailing and contact list.
- Send out marketing cards via mail or email.
- Discuss feedback obtained from other agents and prospective buyers.
Once property is in escrow:
- Receive and review all offers to purchase submitted by buyers and/or their agents.
- Evaluate offers and provide synopsis to sellers.
- Discuss merits and weaknesses of each offer.
- Contact buyer's agent to review buyer's qualifications and to discuss their offer.
- Confirm that buyer is pre-qualified (if obtaining a loan) by contacting Loan Officer.
- Negotiate all offers on seller's behalf, setting time limit for loan approval and closing.
- Prepare and convey any counters/offers, acceptance or amendments to buyer's agent.
- Make sure purchase agreement is signed properly and deliver to buyer's agent.
- Once contract is fully executed, open escrow and confirm receipt of deposit check.
- Deliver executed contract to seller.
- Change status in MLS to Contingent and then Pending.
- Provide credit report information to seller if property will be seller financed.
- Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow up as necessary.
- Coordinate with lender to ensure they are in compliance with contingency removal dates and close dates.
- Order termite inspection, if requested in contract. Arrange for any repairs if requested (Section 1).
- Contact lender weekly (if obtaining loan) to ensure processing is on track.
- Relay final approval of buyer's loan application to seller.
- Coordinate with buyer's agent their home inspection. Provide access and check on progress.
- Review home inspector's report with seller along with the request for repair.
- Prepare a response to the request for repair after discussion.
- Provide access to appraiser if buyer's are obtaining a loan. Provide comparable sales to appraiser when providing access. Follow up, and review with seller if necessary.
- Have attorney review preliminary title report and have title co. remove items if needed.
- Ensure that buyer's agent has ordered the home warranty and natural hazard disclosure.
Closing preparations and duties
- Assist seller in completing escrow documents if requested.
- Ensure that all documents needed from seller have been submitted to escrow, including loan payoff information.
- Review preliminary settlement statement to ensure its accuracy.
- Change MLS to sold.