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John Grimes Realtor EXIT 98 George Realty Jackson, NJ 08527 732-272-5844
“By all accounts,” “the general public is not aware of all the services that OUR agents provide to sellers and buyers during the course of the transaction, probably because most of the important services are performed behind the scenes.”
Make appointment with seller for listing presentation.
Send a written or e-mail confirmation of appointment and call to confirm.
Review appointment questions.
Research all comparable currently listed properties.
Research sales activity for past 18 months from MLS and public databases.
Research “average days on market” for properties similar in type, price and location.
Download and review property tax roll information.
Prepare “comparable market analysis” (CMA) to establish market value.
Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex layout.
Research property’s ownership and deed type.
Research property’s public record information for lot size and dimensions.
Verify legal description.
Research property’s land use coding and deed restrictions.
Research property’s current use and zoning.
Verify legal names of owner(s) in county’s public property records.
Prepare listing presentation package with above materials.
Perform exterior “curb appeal assessment” of subject property.
Compile and assemble formal file on property.
Confirm current public schools and explain their impact on market value.
Review listing appointment checklist to ensure completion of all tasks.
Listing appointment presentation
Give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections.
Review agent and company credentials and accomplishments.
Present company’s profile and position or “niche” in the marketplace.
Present CMA results, including comparables, solds, current listings and expireds.
Offer professional pricing strategy based and interpretation of current market conditions.
Discuss goals to market effectively.
Explain market power and benefits of multiple listing service.
Explain market power of Web marketing, IDX, and REALTOR.com.
Explain the work the broker and agent do “behind the scenes” and agent’s availability on weekends.
Explain agent’s role in screening qualified buyers to protect against curiosity seekers.
Present and discuss strategic master marketing plan.
Explain different agency relationships and determine seller’s preference.
Review all clauses in listing contract and obtain seller’s signature.
After listing agreement is signed
Review current title information.
Measure overall and heated square footage.
Measure interior room sizes.
Confirm lot size via owner’s copy of certified survey, if available.
Note any and all unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements.
Obtain house plans, if applicable and available.
Review house plans, make copy.
Order plat map for retention in property’s listing file.
Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing time with seller.
Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information: companies and account numbers.
Verify current loan information with lender(s).
Check assumable loan(s) and any special requirements.
Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with seller.
Review current appraisal if available.
Identify Homeowner Association manager is applicable.
Verify Homeowner Association fees with manager–mandatory or optional and current annual fee.
Order copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable.
Research electricity availability and supplier’s name and phone number.
Calculate average utility usage from last 12 months of bills.
Research and verify city sewer/septic tank system.
Calculate average water system fees or rates from last 12 months of bills.
Or confirm well status, depth and output from Well Report.
Research/verify natural gas availability, supplier’s name and phone number.
Verify security system, term of service and whether owned or leased.
Verify if seller has transferable Termite Bond.
Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure.
Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact.
Prepare detailed list of property’s “Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale.”
Complete list of completed repairs and maintenance items.
Send “Vacancy Checklist” to seller if property is vacant.
Explain benefits of Homeowner Warranty to seller.
Assist sellers with completion and submission of Homeowner Warranty application.
When received, place Homeowner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale.
Have extra key made for lockbox.
Verify if property has rental units involved. And if so:
Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file.
Verify all rents and deposits.
Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled.
Arrange for yard sign installation.
Assist seller with completion of Seller’s Disclosure form.
Complete “new listing checklist.”
Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and suggest improvements for salability.
Review results of Interior Decor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market.
Load listing time into transaction management software.
Entering property in MLS database
Prepare MLS Profile Sheet–agent is responsible for “quality control” and accuracy of listing data.
Enter property data from Profile Sheet into MLS listing database.
Proofread MLS database listing for accuracy, including property placement in mapping function.
Add property to company’s Active Listings.
Provide seller with signed copies of Listing Agreement and MLS Profile Data Form within 48 hours.
Take more photos for upload into MLS and use in flyers. Discuss efficacy of panoramic photography.
Marketing the listing
Create print and Internet ads with seller’s input.
Coordinate showings with owners, tenants and other agents. Return all calls–weekends included.
Install electronic lockbox. Program with agreed-upon showing time windows.
Prepare mailing and contact list.
Generate mail-merge letters to contact list.
Order “Just Listed” labels and reports.
Prepare flyers and feedback forms.
Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability.
Prepare property marketing brochure for seller’s review.
Arrange for printing or copying of supply of marketing brochures or flyers.
Place marketing brochures in all company agent mailboxes.
Upload listing to company and agent Internet sites, if applicable.
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John Grimes Realtor / Exit Realty in Jackson NJ 08527,