After Listing Agreement / Entering Property in MLS Database / Marketing the Listing / The Offer and Contract / Tracking the Loan Process / Home Inspections and Appraisals / Closing Preparations and Duties / Follow Up After Closing

Once Property is Under Listing Agreement

Interior StagingMeasure room sizes and confirm square footage with seller

Confirm lot size from county records

Obtain copy of survey if available. Note any agreements and/or easements pertaining to the property.

Obtain house plans if available from seller

Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing time window with seller

Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information

Review current appraisal if available

Order copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable

Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure

Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact

Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items

Explain benefits of Home Owner Warranty to seller

Assist sellers with completion and submission of Home Owner Warranty Application

When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale

Have sellers make an extra key for lockbox if needed

Arrange for installation of yard sign

“New Listing Checklist” Completed

Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and provide suggestions to improve saleability

Review benefits of interior home staging and suggest changes to shorten time on market

Load listing into transaction management software program

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The CRS designation, awarded by the Council of Residential Specialists, is the highest professional designation awarded to Realtors  in the residential sales field.