Let's Get Your Home Sold ... Here's How!

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Real Estate Agent with The DiGiorgio Group

Let’s Get Your Home Sold!

Here’s How . . .

Before We Meet, I Will -

  • Create a listing contract
  • Complete other required documents: closing Instructions, square footage disclosure, showing instructions, lead paint disclosure, etc.
  • Create seller notebook and deliver
  • Discuss needed maintenance/repair
  • Discuss preparation for showings

Together, We Will

  • Complete and sign listing documents, discuss showing instructions, and which fixtures stay or go (inclusions/exclusions)
  • Discuss choice of title company
  • Collect HOA documents, or how to access them. Set HOA documents up in electronic form so buyer agents can access them
  • Set aside a key to use in the lockbox
  • Install lockbox


Everything is Set in Motion for Marketing

  • Scan and email all signed documents, or copy and deliver, to seller. Or, if signed electronically, email PDF version to seller
  • Place sign in yard.
  • Create Property Notebook, if seller desires
  • Deliver Lead Paint Booklet to property
  • Create temporary fliers and stock sign box with them
  • Take photographs
  • Download and edit photographs
  • Upload listing to MLS
  • Upload documents to MLS
  • Create enticing text
  • Upload photographs
  • Add enticing text to photographs
  • Add listing to showing/feedback service
  • Create full-color flyers and stock sign box
  • Create mini-flyers and deliver
  • Create property website
  • Order sign rider with QR code, and 'text for into' numbers
  • Create virtual tour
  • Enroll property on List Hub
  • Write blog and post to multiple sites
  • Write neighborhood blog post (if not already completed) and post to same sites
  • Post ad on Craig's List'
  • 'Pin' select photos to Pinterest, with a link back to blog post
  • Update seller on progress of marketing efforts
  • Respond to buyer inquiries
  • Show home to unrepresented buyers
  • Hold weekend open house for neighbors, hand out mini-flyers for them to share at work, etc.
  • Hold weekend open house for the public
  • Respond to agent inquiries
  • Show home to represented buyers at agent's request
  • Update seller on marketing, any 'tweaking', number of hits, etc.
  • Review buyer/agent feedback with seller
  • Perform updated market review
  • Inform seller of any pertinent activity in market (other homes sold, under contract or newly listed in their area)
  • Refresh MLS listing, as needed


We Have an Offer!!

  • Notify seller s soon as offer is received, schedule review appointment
  • Review offer, take note of items to discuss with seller
  • Contact buyers' agent regarding questins, any errors, relationship with lender
  • Discuss pros and cons with seller
  • Review lender letter, contact lender for more information
  • Determine seller response and prepae docs for delivery by deadline
  • Contact agents who have shown recently, let them know they need to hurry if their client has any interest
  • Prepare counter offer if necessary, present to buyer/agent, follow up


Under Contract

  • Once offer is signed by all parties, deliver copy to seller, title/closing company, and buyer's agent
  • Note contingency dates on calendar, set alarms
  • Touch base with title company, as to whether HOA documents have been obtained already or are still necessary
  • Update MLS, showing service, flyers, blog posts, internet that home is under contract
  • Once title commitment arrives, discuss with seller. If any problems are noted, assist with resolutions.
  • Confirm that inspection date and time works for seller, eplain process
  • Assist inspector with access
  • Review inspection objection with seller, if any, and prepare response
  • Negotiate inspection resolution
  • Confirm with buyers' lender that appraisal has been ordered
  • Confirm tha appraisal date and time works for seller, explain process
  • Assist appraiser with access, attend appraisal if needed
  • Determine appraisal value meets contract contingency. If not, begin negotiations
  • Monitor mortgage commitment process
  • Confirm with seller that all inspection items have been completed


Closing

  • Schedule closing time and place with all parties
  • Confirm whether buyer will do a walkthrough, schedule with seller
  • Review settlement statements/HUD-1 when available
  • Review closing procedures with client (utilities, closing funds, who to expect at the table, process)
  • Attend closing
  • Pick up lockbox, sign
  • Update MLS, showing service, flyers, blog posts, and internet sites that home is sold
  • Complete file as required by broker and submit

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Read about life in historic Arvada, Colorado, a small town midway between Denver and Boulder And here’s a little intro to Olde Town Arvada.

Find all the homes available in Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, North Denver, Thornton, Lafayette, Louisville, Wheat Ridge and Golden.

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I write posts on real estate issues and local events in the Denver metro area, especially those communities between Denver and Boulder, as a public service. My hope is to give people an idea of the ‘flavor’ of our community, in case they’re new or moving to the Denver area.

I am a residential real estate agent, happily helping folks buy a house or sell a house in the beautiful and friendly suburbs northwest of Denver.

Copyright © 2012 Joetta Fort, The DiGiorgio Group


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Joetta Fort, Realtor       720-353-8031       joetta.fort@gmail.com


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Great post. I'm gonn have to suggest. Very detailed.

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Thank you, I've actually been working on this for a few months, trying to remember to write down what I do as I do it.

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