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When I was a newer agent, I used to chase unique ideas and gadgets. "Maybe THIS will help me get organized," or "Maybe THIS will solve that problem."
Through the years, I have found that we all have our own types of personalities, our own disciplines, our own tasks that we perform during the course of a transaction, and that I don't do business in the same manner as many other agents.
One of the greatest satisfactions that I have learned as I have settled into a comfort zone of what I do and don't do as an Agent is, I don't HAVE to do what everyone else does. I provide what I provide and I provide it well. It is enough, and I don't need to keep adding toys unless it fits in with the way that I do business.
Over the years I have collected hundreds of pages of ideas. I have separated them into categories, and somewhere along the way I take the best ideas and summarize.
A great influence on my real estate life has been Bruce Gardner. Succinct and focused, I have cloned many of his ideas over the years to work into MY business plan. One idea that I have adopted and adapted are Questionnaires for prospective Buyers or Sellers. I have reworded and reworked his ideas to make them my own.
When a prospective Seller calls, I use my Pre-Listing Questionnaire to gather relevant information prior to a Listing Appointment. That way, when it's time to pull a CMA, I should have all of the relevant information needed to hone in on a reasonable value. I am attaching a PDF version. Feel free to copy and use this for your own records.
And a word to the wise: If a prospective Seller tells you that his neighbor's house sold for $XXX.00, then you had better make sure that you pull a printout on the mentioned neighbor's house, ESPECIALLY if said house sold for more than what your CMA shows.
Mimi Foster has been voted one of Colorado Springs' Best Realtors for five years in a row. She sells homes throughout Colorado Springs and surrounding areas, with a passion for Victorian homes in Downtown Colorado Springs. Mother of five daughters, four grandchildren, and cherished wife, Mimi has over two decades of professional experience helping clients buy and sell their personal residence, investment properties, and rehabbing fix and flips in the Colorado Springs area.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.