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So What Exactly does a Realtor do for You!

Real Estate Agent with Russell Real Estate Services

Part 1

This will be presented in a series of blogs so that you can have time to give this some consideration.

The list was developed by the Orlando Area Association of REALTORS.

Pre-Listing Activities

1. Make appointment with seller for listing presentation.

2. Send a written or e-mail confirmation of appointment and call to confirm.

3. Review appointment questions.

4. Research all comparable currently listed properties.

5. Research sales activity for the past 18 months from MLS and public databases.

6. Research average "days on market" for properties similar in type, price and location.

7. Download and review property tax roll information.

8. Prepare "comparable market analysis" (CMA) to establish market value.

9. Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex layout.

10. Research property's ownership and deed type.

11. Research property's current use and zoning.

12. Verify legal description.

13. Research property's land use coding and deed restrictions.

14. Research property's current use and zoning.

15. Verify legal names of owner(s) in counties public property records.

16. Prepare listing presentation package with above materials.

17. Perform exterior "curb appeal assessment" of subject property.

18. Compile and assemble formal file on property.

19. Review listing appointment checklist to ensure completion of all tasks.

Well that should be enough to get your wheels turning.  Hopefully this helps you understand our commitment to you.  This list will be added to periodically.  Others topics will appear also.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  Be at home with us!





Posted by

Denise and Stan Zarycki

The Zingales Team

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

35840 Chester Road Square

Avon, OH 44011






Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

You have done an excellent job of detailing the Realtor's part on home selling a lot of individuals don't realize just how hard we work.

Jan 05, 2015 04:51 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Great list of what Realtors do. Bottom line we make sure the homeowner gets the best value for their home or the the best value or the buyer. Many don't consider all that goes into making that happen and this list is a good start.

Jan 05, 2015 06:41 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Congrats on your first post! Welcome to ActiveRain and best of luck to you!

Jan 05, 2015 07:50 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Denise & Stan, that's quite a list, for starters.  It takes far more time and care to do the due diligence, than most folks know.

Jan 05, 2015 09:09 AM
Kathy Goldman
REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert - Waukesha, WI
Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate

Denise an Stan, Congrats on your first post! Wow! As Michael said, that's quite a list and it's only part one!

This is a great piece of info for people who think they want to sell their homes by themselves! 

Good luck! 

Jan 06, 2015 04:30 AM
Denise and Stan Zarycki
Russell Real Estate Services - Westlake, OH

Thank you all very much for your comments.  It is great to get the opinions of qualified experts.  We all need as much help as we can handle.  Enjoy the Sunshine.

Jan 10, 2015 02:37 AM