11 Easy Ways To Keep Sellers Happy!

Real Estate Agent with Remax Realty Group 316581

When we list a house everyone is so excited, the seller and the agent. It is a new relationship and both sides think it is going to be great...and it will be if you communicate. Here are 11 easy ways to keep the seller happy (if the seller is happy we are happy) and keep in touch so that your relationship will grow! 


  1. The day after the listing call the seller and thank them for the listing. Always say thank you and tell them how you know they could have picked someone else but you re thankful they picked you, and remind them to call/email or text you when they need something.
  2. After every showing call the Buyer's Agent that showed the property and ask for feedback. After you get the feedback call the seller and let them know how the showing went. 
  3. Find out what the seller's preferred way of communicating.  If they are a texter make sure that you know that...You don't want to text someone that has never texted a day in their life. If you find out how they like to communicate that is a big part of communicating.
  4. Send a virtual flier by e-mail to the seller's and ask them to distribute it to their friends and family. The flier will highlight how beautiful their home is.
  5. Walk the neighborhood before an Open House and invite the neighbors! Well, maybe not! LOL!
  6. Have a Broker's Open and invite, invite, invite EVERYONE.
  7. Advertise their home on the internet.
  8. Make a Facebook page for their home.
  9. Communicate with them every few days. Even if you don't have anything to report, just check in to say HI and let them know you are working for them.
  10. If they are an out of town seller check the house on a daily, and don't forget to send them pictures of their home so that they know their house is safe and secure.
  11. Be proactive - remember you are the sellers eyes and ears on the market. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great advice for listing agents. Clients appreciate a level of service that goes beyond the normal expectations.

Nov 18, 2014 10:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I scheduled this post for a December re-blog.

Nov 18, 2014 10:55 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Ann Marie~ Good  and continual communication makes all the difference when working with sellers, particularly when activity slows down.

Nov 20, 2014 07:44 AM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Ann Marie, this is sure to get a feature, great tips for an agent who just listed a home.

Nov 21, 2014 10:02 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The chasing buyers can make it easy to forget to touch bases with the seller. They need to know how it is going, that you talked to a CT buyer that had seen the video, asked lots of questions. One of many prospects, etc. Share with them because no news makes the seller think nothing is happening. It is behind the scenes, but they don't know or see that unless you show them with a reach out and link to a popular site with their place showcased front and center. The seller just needs to know you are doing everything humanly possible to sell the place, that you have put all out effort into the marketing, etc.

Nov 21, 2014 10:13 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Ann Marie Clements ~ awesome post; I love your tips! Agents that follow your 11 steps are bound to make sellers jump for joy

Nov 22, 2014 01:31 AM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Thank you Jon Kolsky !I hope so!!

Andrew Mooers you are so right! The seller has  to know what we are doing to market their home.

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 Thank you!!!

Nov 22, 2014 04:03 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Important tips for Realtors. Sometimes these little suggestions are forgotten and they should be part of the process...

Nov 22, 2014 08:49 PM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) Yes that is's sometimes the little things that become the big things! Have a Happy Sunday!

Nov 22, 2014 09:19 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! 

Nov 27, 2014 10:12 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Ann Marie

Ann Marie sounds like a success plan to sell the listing and create new business opportunities.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 02, 2014 11:20 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Ann Marie Clements agreed that communicating what is going on is a good idea. Great tips.

Dec 04, 2014 12:12 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Top rate service you are providing Ann Marie, I am sure your clients are delighted!


Dec 08, 2014 02:06 PM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Thank you Bob Crane I hope your day is absolutely wonderful!!!

Dec 08, 2014 09:15 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I'm still watching for your daily blogs. We want to read about your holiday activities.

Dec 08, 2014 11:52 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ann Marie- I hear wonderful things from David Wagner about you and his time in Bold  with you - Can't wait to see you again! Hugs- and this is a great post! 

Dec 10, 2014 08:12 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

#4 and #5 are key, I find so many agents forget these, Happy Holidays.

Dec 10, 2014 08:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please come out today from 10-3pm to support CJ Fogle's Eagle Scout project. CJ and Troop 291 will be collecting donations of pet supplies requested by The Montgomery County Humane Society. Donate in front of Pet Smart in Kentlands.

Jun 11, 2017 05:55 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Earning clients loyalty is very important during transaction and for years after that. 

Dec 04, 2017 10:50 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I know this is an older post... but it's a good reminder !  Thanks!  Kathy

Sep 27, 2020 07:47 PM