What to Expect When Signing Your Listing Contract

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC

signing the listing contract

As you sign a listing contract with one of our Colorado agents, here are some steps you can take to make the process a bit smoother:

  • If you are signing for the Seller, we will need a copy of the Power of Attorney document.  If you do not have one, we will have the title company draft one and then you will need to have it notarized.  We will need your original Power of Attorney document at closing to be recorded and returned to you.
  • Please provide us with your current loan statement (mortgage company, loan number, approximate balance and phone number), including any lines of credit or second mortgage balances.
  • Have social security numbers available for each Seller.
  • Have your HOA information available and please contact the association to obtain the last 6 months of HOA minutes, by-laws, and financials for the area.  They will normally charge you a fee to obtain these records.  However, you are required to provide the buyer with this information at the time of contract.  We will need the name of your management company, corresponding phone numbers, as well as the name of your HOA.
  • Please give us 2 house keys.  One will be placed in the lock box, and the other we will keep at our brokerage office.
  • Please provide any receipts for furnace cleanings, upgrades, improvements, building permits, etc.
  • Does your home have a security system?  If so, then you will either need to deactivate the system of share the code with us.

This short list aptly applies to a majority of Sellers who plan to list their residential property in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.

Feel free to visit our website, or contact Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101.

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.


By Cherise Selley

Comments (4)

Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You have a great checklist for Colorado home sellers which will enable you to hit the road running and sell their homes quickly.

Jun 19, 2013 09:08 AM
Alan Harris
Keller Williams Realty - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams

Hello Cherise,

Great information especially for first timers. Best of luck to you!

Jun 19, 2013 09:35 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

So many little details are involved when we take a listing. This is a nice list for sellers, I think I may have to  do one for my sellers, thanks

Jun 19, 2013 10:06 AM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

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May 28, 2016 06:59 AM