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Pre-Listing Activities

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 18 months from MLS and public records databases 
6. Research "Average Days on Market" for this property of this type, price range and location 
7. Download and review property tax roll information 
8. Prepare "Comparable Market Analysis" (CMA) to establish fair market value 
9. Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex lay-out 
10. Research property's ownership & deed type 
11. Research property's public record information for lot size & dimensions 
12. Research and verify legal description 
13. Research property's land use coding and deed restrictions 
14. Research property's current use and zoning 
15. Verify legal names of owner(s) in county's public property records 
16. Prepare listing presentation package with above materials 
17. Perform exterior "Curb Appeal Assessment" of subject property 
18. Compile and assemble formal file on property 
19. Confirm current public schools and explain impact of schools on market value 
20. Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps and actions have been completed

Listing Appointment Presentation 

21. Give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections 
22. Review agents and company's credentials and accomplishments in the market 
23. Present company's profile and position or "niche" in the marketplace 
24. Present CMA Results To Seller, including Comparables, Solds, Current Listings & Expireds 
25. Offer pricing strategy based on professional judgment and interpretation of current market conditions 
26. Discuss goals with seller to market effectively 
27. Explain market power and benefits of Multiple Listing Service 
28. Explain market power of web marketing, IDX and 
29. Explain the work the brokerage and agent do "behind the scenes" and agent's availability on weekends 
30. Explain agent's role in taking calls to screen for qualified buyers and protect seller from curiosity seekers 
31. Present and discuss strategic master marketing plan 
32. Explain different agency relationships and determine seller's preference 
33. Review and explain all clauses in Listing Contract & Addendum and obtain seller(s) signature

Once Property is Under Listing Agreement 

34. Review current title information 
35. Measure overall and heated square footage 
36. Measure interior room sizes 
37. Confirm lot size via owner's copy of certified survey, if available 
38. Note any and all unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements 
39. Obtain house plans, if applicable and available 
40. Review house plans and make copy 
41. Order plat map for retention in property's listing file 
42. Prepare showing instructions for buyers' agents and agree on showing time window with seller 
43. Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information: companies and & loan account numbers 
44. Verify current loan information with lender(s) 
45. Check assumability of loan(s) and any special requirements 
46. Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with seller 
47. Review current appraisal if available 
48. Identify Home Owner Association manager if applicable 
49. Verify Home Owner Association Fees with manager - mandatory or optional and current annual fee 
50. Order a copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable 
51. Research electricity availability and supplier's name and phone number 
52. Calculate average utility usage from last 12 months of bills 
53. Research and verify city sewer/septic tank system 
54. Water System: Calculate average water fees or rates from last 12 months of bills ) 
55. Well Water: Confirm well status, depth and output from Well Report 
56. Natural Gas: Research/verify availability and supplier's name and phone number 
57. Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased 
58. Verify if seller has transferable Termite Bond 
59. Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure 
60. Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact 
61. Prepare detailed list of property's "Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale" 
62. Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items 
63. Send "Vacancy Checklist" to seller if property is vacant 
64. Explain benefits of Home Owner Warranty to seller 
65. Assist sellers with completion and submission of Home Owner Warranty Application 
66. When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale 
67. Have extra key made for lockbox 
68. Verify if property has rental units involved. And if so: 

69. Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file 
70. Verify all rents & deposits 
71. Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled 
72. Arrange for installation of yard sign 
73. Assist seller(s) with completion of Seller's Disclosure form 
74. "New Listing Checklist" Completed 
75. Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and provide suggestions to improve salability 
76. Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market

77. Load listing into transaction management software program

Entering Property in Multiple Listing Service Database 

78. Prepare MLS Profile Sheet -- Agents is responsible for "quality control" and accuracy of listing data 
79. Enter property data from Profile Sheet into MLS Listing Database 
80. Proofread MLS database listing for accuracy - including proper placement in mapping function 
81. Add property to company's Active Listings list 
82. Provide seller(s) with signed copies of Listing Agreement and MLS Profile Sheet Data Form within 48 hours

83. Take additional photos for upload into MLS and use in flyers. Discuss efficacy of panoramic Photography

Marketing The Listing 

84. Create print and Internet ads with seller's input 
85. Coordinate showings with owners, tenants, and other Realtors
®. Return all calls - weekends included 
86. Install electronic lock box if authorized by owner. Program with agreed-upon showing time windows

87. Prepare mailing and contact list 
88. Generate mail-merge letters to contact list 
89. Order “Just Listed” labels & reports 
90. Prepare flyers & feedback faxes 
91. Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability 
92. Prepare property marketing brochure for seller's review 
93. Arrange for printing or copying of supply of marketing brochures or fliers 
94. Place marketing brochures in all company agent mail boxes 
95. Upload listing to company and agent Internet site, if applicable 
96. Mail Out "Just Listed" notice to all neighborhood residents 
97. Advise Network Referral Program of listing 

98. Provide marketing data to buyers coming through international relocation networks 
99. Provide marketing data to buyers coming from referral network

100. Provide "Special Feature" cards for marketing, if applicable
101. Submit ads to company's participating Internet real estate sites
102. Price changes conveyed promptly to all Internet groups
103. Reprint/supply brochures promptly as needed
104. Loan information reviewed and updated in MLS as required
105. Feedback e-mails/faxes sent to buyers' agents after showings
106. Review weekly Market Study
107. Discuss feedback from showing agents with seller to determine if changes will accelerate the sale
108. Place regular weekly update calls to seller to discuss marketing & pricing
109. Promptly enter price changes in MLS listing database

The Offer and Contract 
Receive and review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers' agents.

110. Evaluate offer(s) and prepare a "net sheet" on each for the owner for comparison purposes
111. Counsel seller on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer
112. Contact buyers' agents to review buyer's qualifications and discuss offer
113. Fax/deliver Seller's Disclosure to buyer's agent or buyer upon request and prior to offer if possible
114. Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling Loan Officer
115. Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from Loan Officer
116. Negotiate all offers on seller's behalf, setting time limit for loan approval and closing date
117. Prepare and convey any counteroffers, acceptance or amendments to buyer's agent
118. Fax copies of contract and all addendums to closing attorney or title company
119. When Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by seller, deliver to buyers agent
120. Record and promptly deposit buyer's earnest money in escrow account.
121. Disseminate "Under-Contract Showing Restrictions" as seller requests
122. Deliver copies of fully signed Offer to Purchase contract to seller
123. Fax/deliver copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Selling Agent
124. Fax copies of Offer to Purchase contract to lender
125. Provide copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract for office file
126. Advise seller in handling additional offers to purchase submitted between contract and closing
127. Change status in MLS to "Sale Pending"
128. Update transaction management program to show "Sale Pending"
129. Review buyer's credit report results -- Advise seller of worst and best case scenarios
130. Provide credit report information to seller if property will be seller-financed
131. Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow-up as necessary
132. Coordinate with lender on Discount Points being locked in with dates
133. Deliver unrecorded property information to buyer
134. Order septic system inspection, if applicable
135. Receive and review septic system report and assess any possible impact on sale
136. Deliver copy of septic system inspection report lender & buyer
137. Deliver Well Flow Test Report copies to lender & buyer and property listing file
138. Verify termite inspection ordered
139. Verify mold inspection ordered, if required

Tracking the Loan Process 

140. Confirm Verifications of Deposit & Buyer's Employment Have Been Returned
141. Follow loan processing through to the underwriter
142. Add lender and other vendors to transaction management program so agents, buyer and seller can track progress of sale
143. Contact lender weekly to ensure processing is on track
144. Relay final approval of buyer's loan application to seller

Home Inspection 

145. Coordinate buyer's professional home inspection with seller
146. Review home inspector's report
147. Enter completion into transaction management tracking software program
148. Explain seller's responsibilities with respect to loan limits and interpret any clauses in the contract
149. Ensure seller's compliance with Home Inspection Clause requirements
150. Recommend or assist seller with identifying and negotiating with trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs
151. Negotiate payment and oversee completion of all required repairs on seller's behalf, if needed

The Appraisal 

152. Schedule Appraisal
153. Provide comparable sales used in market pricing to Appraiser
154. Follow-Up On Appraisal
155. Enter completion into transaction management program
156. Assist seller in questioning appraisal report if it seems too low

Closing Preparations and Duties 

157. Contract Is Signed By All Parties
158. Coordinate closing process with buyer's agent and lender
159. Update closing forms & files
160. Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale
161. Select location where closing will be held
162. Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties
163. Assist in solving any title problems (boundary disputes, easements, etc) or in obtaining Death Certificates
164. Work with buyer's agent in scheduling and conducting buyer's Final Walk-Thru prior to closing
165. Research all tax, HOA, utility and other applicable prorations
166. Request final closing figures from closing agent (attorney or title company)
167. Receive & carefully review closing figures to ensure accuracy of preparation
168. Forward verified closing figures to buyer's agent
169. Request copy of closing documents from closing agent
170. Confirm buyer and buyer's agent have received title insurance commitment
171. Provide "Home Owners Warranty" for availability at closing
172. Review all closing documents carefully for errors
173. Forward closing documents to absentee seller as requested
174. Review documents with closing agent (attorney)
175. Provide earnest money deposit check from escrow account to closing agent
176. Coordinate this closing with seller's next purchase and resolve any timing problems
177. Have a "no surprises" closing so that seller receives a net proceeds check at closing
178. Refer sellers to one of the best agents at their destination, if applicable
179. Change MLS status to Sold. Enter sale date, price, selling broker and agent's ID numbers, etc.
180. Close out listing in transaction management program

Follow Up After Closing 

181. Answer questions about filing claims with Home Owner Warranty Company if requested
182. Attempt to clarify and resolve any conflicts about repairs if buyer is not satisfied
183. Respond to any follow-on calls and provide any additional information required from office files.



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