Our 196 Steps to Get Your Home Sold 1. Research tax records to verify full and complete legal information is
196 Step System to Get Your Home SOLD
Dated: November 29 2022
Our 196 Steps to
Get Your Home Sold
1. Research tax records to verify full and complete legal information is available to prospective buyers and buyer’s agents on MLS printout.
2. Research property’s ownership and deed type
3. Research property’s public record information for lot size & dimensions
4. Research and verify legal description
5. Research property’s land use coding and deed restrictions
6. Research property’s current use and zoning
7. Verify legal name(s) of owner(s) in county’s public property records
8. Research sales activity for past 6-18 months from MLS and public records databases
9. Research “Average Days on Market” for property of this type, price range, and location
10. Research competitive properties that are currently on the market.
11. Research competitive properties that have been withdrawn.
12. Research competitive properties that are currently under contract.
13. Research expired properties (properties that did not sell during their time on the market).
14. Research competitive properties that have sold in the past six months.
15. Call agents, if needed, to discuss activity on the comparable properties they have listed in the area.
16. Research the previous sales activity (if any) on your home.
17. Download and review property tax roll information
18. Prepare “Comparable Market Analysis” (CMA) to establish fair market value
19. Obtain and verify accurate methods of contacting you.
20. Gather information to help assess your needs.
21. Review current title information.
22. Measure interior room sizes.
23. Review current appraisal, if available.
24. Identify Home Owner Association manager, if applicable
25. Verify Home Owner Association fees, if applicable
26. Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased.
27. Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure
28. Verify if property has rental units involved; if so, make copies of all leases, verify all rent and deposits, inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled.
29. Compile list of repairs and maintenance items.
30. Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing time window with you.
31. Assess your timing.
32. Assess your motivation.
33. Assess your immediate concerns.
34. Ask you questions about the property and yourselves to learn how to better serve and provide helpful information if needed.
35. Discuss your purchase plans and determine how The Morales Team can assist you in your next purchase (local, new home construction, investment, or relocation) or if we can research and find a qualified agent to assist you in your new location.
36. Determine how quickly you need to move.
37. Obtain information that will help The Morales Team to prepare the listing, advertising and marketing materials. Questions will include: What type of improvements have you done to your house in the past five years? What other features of your home make it attractive to buyers? (Type of cabinets, flooring, decks, pool, fireplaces, etc.) What do you think the home is worth? How much do you owe on the property?
38. Prepare you by asking you to gather home information: to have copy of deed, current tax bill, copy of a survey, copy of your title policy available (this could potential save you money if you purchased less than three years ago).
39. Obtain one set of keys which will be inserted in the lockbox.
40. Perform Interior Décor Assessment
41. Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market.
42. Perform exterior “Curb Appeal Assessment” of subject property.
43. Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and provide suggestions to improve salability.
44. Give you an overview of current market conditions and projections.
45. Provide Home Audit to discuss constructive changes to your home to make it more appealing, to show exceptionally well and help it to yield the greatest possible price to an interested buyer.
46. Provide you with home showing guidelines to help have the home prepared for appointments. (i.e. lighting, soft music, etc.)
47. Review and explain all clauses in Listing Agreement (and addendums, if applicable).
48. Enter your name, address, phone number, and email address in order to keep you informed of market changes, mortgage rate fluctuations, sales trends or anything that may affect the value and marketability of your property.
49. Compile and assemble formal file on property
50. Present Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) Results to you, including comparables, solds, current listings and expired listings.
51. Offer pricing strategy based on professional judgment and interpretation of current market conditions.
52. Assist you in strategically pricing home to enable it to show up on more MLS Searches.
53. Discuss goals with you to market effectively.
54. Discuss and present strategic master marketing plan.
55. Explore method of pricing your property below comparable value to bring the most buyers to your property quickly.
56. Present and discuss The Morales Team Program to market your home the most effectively and bring the most buyers to you in the shortest amount of time
57. Explore the option of marketing your home with an incentive of buying down points on the buyers’ loan; potential results are: you retain a higher agreed upon price (which results in more proceeds to you) and the buyer saves on monthly payments and a tax credit.
58. Prepare an equity analysis to show you expenses, closing costs and net proceeds.
59. Explain the use of the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement you will complete, and that will be presented to the buyer of your home. This will help you avoid devastating setbacks and preserve your legal rights.
60. Take full color digital photographs of the inside and outside of your home for marketing flyers, advertisements and the Internet.
61. Set up home Warranty, if you choose, to protect your home during listing period and for 12 months after the sale to reassure buyer of the quality of your home.
62. Install hi-tech lockbox to allow buyers and their agents to view your home conveniently but does not compromise your family’s security.
63. Write remarks within the MLS system specifying how you want the property to be shown.
64. Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing time window with you.
65. Prepare detailed list of property amenities to have readily available at your home, to include in Marketing Booklet, and assess market impact
66. Prepare MLS property Profile Sheet
67. Proofread MLS database listing for accuracy – including proper placement in mapping function
68. Enter property data from Profile Sheet into MLS Listing Database
69. Electronically submit your home listing information to The Multiple Listing Service for exposure to all active real estate agents in the area.
70. Create Movie of your home and market on YouTube and Facebook as well as other social networks
71. Immediately submit digital photos of the interior and exterior of your home to the MLS at the same time listing is input allowing buyers and agents to view pictures when narrowing down homes they will actually tour.
72. Add property to The Morales Team Active Listings list
73. Provide you with signed copies of Listing Agreement and MLS Profile Data Sheet
74. Explain marketing benefits of Home Owner Warranty with you.
75. Assist you with completion of Home Owner Warranty application.
76. Submit Home Warranty application for conveyance at time of sale.
77. Provide you with a Personal Customized Services sheet to explain specific marketing available for your property.
78. Discuss high lights and upgrades of your home. This will be used in the Marketing of your home
79. Review The Morales Team Full Service Marketing System and the benefits provided, resulting in the rapid sale of your property.
80. Offer a Realtor® and Broker tour, if applicable, to provide you with professional feedback and additional ways to best promote your home
81. Follow Up with all Realtors and Brokers for feedback on your home
82. Keep you updated on marketing that has been done to promote your home.
83. Prepare mailing and contact lists
84. Create, order, and mail Just Listed Postcards to promote the value of your home over others on the market.
85. Create and distribute an email marketing campaign to database of buyers and agents to stimulate calls on your home.
86. Advise Network Referral Program of listing
87. Market your home to Network of Agents in the Bay Area
88. Create a Reverse Prospect search to capture all agents that are searching for homes which match your home.
89. Provide marketing data to buyers coming from referral network
90. Create a marketing property flyer of features and lifestyle benefits of your home for use by buyer agents showing your home. This will be prominently displayed in your kitchen or dining room.
91. Prepare copies of Seller’s Disclosures and Home Owner’s Disclosures to be placed in your home to be available for buyers; these are to be included in a contract.
92. Deliver “Home Marketing Book” to your property and display in prominent location for buyers’ easy access.
93. Respond within 15 minutes of immediate page over the internet through our exclusive Lead Router program, which is a highly effective way to communicate with buyers who are interested in your property. Over 84% of all inquiries come from the Internet.
94. Convey all price changes promptly to Internet real estate sites
95. Capture feedback from Realtors® after all showings
96. Place regular weekly update calls or emails to you to discuss all showings, marketing, and pricing.
97. Research weekly current laws, interest rates, and insurance conditions as it relates to the housing industry, and specifically how it impacts the sale of your property. Notify you of any conditions promptly.
98. Notify you immediately of any offers, potential offers, or needs.
99. Discuss feedback from showing agents with you to determine if changes will accelerate the sale.
100. Search the MLS System for Realtors most likely working with interested and capable buyers matching your home, then fax or email copies of your home listing information for them to review immediately..
101. Install The Morales Team sign in front yard when allowed by Home Owners Association.
102. Install our 1-800 Marketing Rider to capture all potential BUYERS
103. Pre-qualify potential BUYERS from 1-800 Marketing system
104. Submit a crisp, clean digital montage of photos complete with personally written remarks detailing your home and upload on all websites.
105. Schedule Open House as needed by the Morales Team or an Associate in our Keller Williams Office.
106. Discuss safety concerns during showings and scheduled Open House
107. Announce Open House to our Database and Realtors in the area
108. Follow Up with all Agents and Buyers who have gone through each Open House
109. Deliver flyers to your home for flyer box
110. Place info box available under “For Sale” sign making feature sheets available to those passing by.
111. Use other marketing techniques; such as offering free reports to multiply chances of buyers calling in, discussing, pre-qualifing for and touring your home.
112. Help you to prepare the Homeowner’s Information Sheet which includes information on utilities and services the buyer will need to know when transferring after closing.
113. Advertise home to my VIP Buyers as well as all qualified buyers in my database.
114. Distribute flyer to all 130 agents in my Keller Williams office. Promote your home by distributing flyers local lenders and potential buyers who are relocating to our area.
115. Promote the benefits of your property to all 130 agents in my office, and update them on any changes so they may convey enticing information to their buyers.
116. Promote your home to Realtors in other areas
117. Log in all home showings to keep record of marketing activity and potential purchasers.
118. Follow up with all the agents who have shown your home via fax or personal phone call to answer questions they may have.
119. Send a personalized letter or postcard to residents in your immediate neighborhood promoting the features and lifestyle benefits of your home. Often neighbors know of friends or family members who are thinking of moving into the neighborhood.
120. Personally call your immediate neighborhood and surrounding neighborhood to promote the benefits of your home.
121. Maintain communication on any new Active Homes, Sales or Pending sales in your neighborhood
122. Pre-qualify all buyers whom our agents will bring to your home before showings to avoid wasting your time with unqualified showings and buyers.
123. Discuss qualifications of prospective buyers to help determine buyer motivation, ability to purchase and probability of closing on the sale.
124. Handle paperwork if price adjustment needed.
125. Take all calls to screen for qualified buyers and protect you from curiosity seekers.
126. Receive and review all Offers to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers’ Agents to determine best negotiation position.
127. Contact buyers’ agents to review buyer’s qualifications and discuss offer
128. Evaluate offer(s) and prepare a “net sheet” on each for you for comparison purposes, if requested
129. Counsel you on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer
130. Fax or deliver Seller’s Disclosure form to buyer’s agent or buyer (upon request and prior to offer being made if possible)
131. Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling Loan Officer
132. Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from Loan Officer
133. Negotiate highest price and best terms for you and your situation.
134. Prepare and convey any counteroffers, acceptance or amendments to buyer’s agent
135. Fax or hand deliver copies of contract and all addendums to closing title company
136. When an Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by you, deliver signed offer to buyer’s agent
137. Record and promptly deposit buyer’s earnest money in escrow account.
138. Deliver copies of fully signed Offer to Purchase contract to you
139. Fax/deliver copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Selling Agent
140. Fax copies of Offer to Purchase contract to lender
141. Provide copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract for office file
142. Provide copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract to Title Agency
143. Advise you in handling any additional offers to purchase that may be submitted between contract and closing
144. Change status in MLS to “Sale Pending”
145. Review buyer’s credit report results—Advise seller of worst and best case scenarios
146. Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow-up as necessary
147. Coordinate with lender on Discount Points being locked in with dates
148. Deliver unrecorded property information to buyer
149. Order septic system inspection, if applicable
150. Receive and review septic system report and assess any possible impact on sale
151. Deliver copy of septic system inspection report lender & buyer, if applicable
152. Coordinate termite inspection ordered
153. Coordinate mold inspection ordered, if required
154. Coordinate home inspection ordered and handle contingencies, if any
155. Confirm Verifications Of Deposit & Buyer’s Employment Have Been Returned
156. Follow Loan Processing Through To The Underwriter
157. Contact lender weekly to ensure processing is on track
158. Relay final approval of buyer’s loan application to you
159. Coordinate buyer’s professional home inspection with you
160. Review home inspector’s report
161. Assist seller with identifying and negotiating with trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs
162. Schedule Appraisal
163. Provide comparable sales used in market pricing to Appraiser
164. Follow-Up On Appraisal
165. Assist seller in questioning appraisal report if it seems too low
166. Coordinate closing process with buyer’s agent and lender
167. Confirm all disclosures and documents have been received
168. Update closing forms & files
169. Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale
170. Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties
171. Assist in solving any title problems (boundary disputes, easements, etc)
172. Work with buyer’s agent in scheduling and conducting buyer’s Final Walk-Thru prior to closing
173. Research all tax, HOA, utility and other applicable pro-rations
174. Request final closing figures from closing agent
175. Receive & carefully review closing figures on HUD statement to ensure accuracy of preparation
176. Review final figures on HUD statement with you before closing
177. Forward verified closing figures to buyer’s agent
178. Request copy of closing documents from closing agent
179. Confirm buyer and buyer’s agent have received title insurance commitment
180. Provide “Home Owners Warranty” for availability at closing
181. Review all closing documents carefully for errors
182. Forward closing documents to absentee seller as requested
183. Review documents with closing agent
184. Provide earnest money deposit check from escrow account to closing agent
185. Coordinate financing, final inspections, closing and possession activities on your behalf to help ensure a smooth closing.
186. Assist in scheduling the closing date for you and all parties.
187. Set up final walk- through of your home for buyers and their agent.
188. Coordinate closing with your next purchase and resolve any timing problems
189. Arrange possession and transfer of home (keys, warranties, garage door openers, community pool keys, mail box keys, educate new owners of garbage days/recycling, mail procedures etc.).
190. Coordinate with Escrow Officer for delivery of net proceeds check at closing, if applicable
191. Change MLS listing status to Sold. Enter sale date and price, selling broker and agent’s ID numbers, etc.
192. Answer questions about filing claims with Home Owner Warranty company if requested
193. Attempt to clarify and resolve any conflicts about repairs if buyer is not satisfied
194. Respond to any follow-on calls and provide any additional information required from office files.
195. Help you relocate locally, or out of area with highly experienced Keller Williams agents across the globe - you are sure to have the highest quality agent to help you on both sides of your move to make it worry and stress free.
196. Rene Morales is a devoted, full time REALTORÒ - not a part time real estate agent. Your benefits include my expertise, and a wide range of market areas to promote your home.
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