How To Prepare for the Listing Appointment with Your Bryan College Station Realtor

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How To Prepare for the Listing Appointment with Your Bryan College Station Realtor

What to ExpectAs a Listing Agent, I know that home owners are proud of their property and the place they call home. A home is where memories are made and where owners showcase their tastes and preferences. When I view a home for the first time, I am always impressed by the amount of attention to detail a homeowner puts forward to get their home ready to be placed on the market. Unlike some, I rarely recommend a Seller make major changes to their property before listing it. The main reason for this is because, if you think about it, that Seller and their tastes and preferences are most likely going to be similar to my target buyer. After all, the Seller was a Buyer one too when they purchased the home they are now selling. As a seller, To make your listing appointment as productive as possible, it will be helpful for you to have some information ready for the listing appointent. Below are some things the Realtor will want to know when they arrive for the lisitng appontment:

  • What are Your Reasons for Selling?

  • When are Your Approximate Closing and Moving Dates?
  • Where are You Relocating to?
  • Do You Already Have another Property Under Contract or Have you Already Purchased another Property?
  • What Is Your Hoped for Selling Price?
  • The Listing Agent will also want to know:
  • The amount of Equity in your Home and Your Most-Recent Loan Statement
  • The Features You think Make Your Home Competitive in the Current Market
  • The Features You Like About your Home
  • Your Utility Bills for the Past Year

To make sure the property is listed correctly it is also imortant for you to provide:

  • A List of Personal Property (items like the washer, dryer or refrigerator) that will or will not convey with the house when you sell it.

  • Any documents (like old inspection reports or surveys) that explain the good condition and true squarefootage of your home, its conveyable systems and appliances

Most Listing Agents will only offer one type of marketing program. This program will primarily focus on placing your home in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and have another Real Estate agent sell it. This is not the type of Realtor that is going to effectively market and sell your home. Listing the home for sale in the Bryan College Station MLS is just one marketing tool used to promote listings for sale.

You will want a realtor who uses many seperate advertising and marketing tools to capture buyers and convert them to a sale. Personally, I have over a dozen different marketing tools I use to market and advertise each one of my listings. This way, I am able to capture my own home Buyers and convert them to a sale without relying on another agent to sell my listing.

You also want a Realtor who is going to see the transaction through from point of contract to point of sale and make sure it closes. You want a Realtor who can coordinate numerous service providers, handle federal and city disclosures, title companies, inspectors, lenders and correctly provide all the required documents.

The Realtor who combines comprehensive marketing, good negotiation skills with local expertise in a smart manner is the right Brazos Valley Real Estate Agent for You!

Let me know if you have any questions! Just Call or send me an Email! Good Luck and Happy Selling!

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