I will prepare a written Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) of
comparable properties to help set the correct price of your home.
This market analysis will consist of homes that have recently sold
in your town and also will include homes that are currently on the
I will schedule and conduct Broker Open House (also called “the
caravan”) so that all agents in the town and surrounding areas can
preview the home for their buyers.
will schedule and conduct a Public Open House. Most Public Open
Houses are scheduled for Sunday’s but we are not limited to that
day. I would also want to try out a Saturday Open House in
addition to Sunday and may also try weeknight open houses (during
Spring and Summer).
I will place an attractive For Sale sign on the property.
I will install a lockbox on one of the doors. You would give me a
key to the house and that key would reside in this secure lockbox.
Please note that this is totally optional. The benefit of using a
lockbox is that if an agent wants to show the home to a buyer and
I am busy working on another task for you, it allows the other
agent to show your home. It is very secure in that only agents
will be given the combination.
If you decide against using the lockbox, I will personally show
the home to every buyer and agent who asks to see the home. The
procedure would be that I get a call from a buyer and/or agent who
will ask to see the home. They will give me a time that is
convenient to them. I would then call you up to see if that time
is good for you. If it were a good time for you, I’d call the
buyer and/or agent back and meet them at the house. I’d then show
them your home. If the time was not convenient for you, I’d ask
what time was good for you and then I’d call the buyer and/or
agent back to give them the new time. I’d then meet them at the
house and show them your home. You will never have to speak with
another agent or a buyer. I will talk to them directly.
I will contact all of the qualified buyers on my books. I
currently have over 500 buyers in my website that are looking for
homes. I will contact every one of them that has an interest in
your type of property and tell them about your home.
I will make an announcement in local offices that I have a great
new listing. Every agent who works in those offices will know
about your home being for sale.
I will take photographs of the inside and outside of your home and
place those photos in MLS, my website –
www.Realtor.com. Please note that once a listing goes into
MLS, hundreds if not thousands of websites will capture that
I will prepare Listing “beauty” Sheets to be placed in your home
and given to buyers. These “beauty” sheets will have a picture of
your home as well as other pertinent information about your home.
I will list your property in the Greater Boston Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) thus making the home available to the thousands of
agent who subscribe to MLS.
I will keep you informed of the market conditions that may affect
the sale of your home.
I will assist you with filling out the Property Transfer
Notification Certification form (also know as the Lead Paint
disclosure). I will also provide you with the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
I will suggest highlights to make your property more saleable. If
any of these suggestions involve work that can be done by a
tradesperson, I will suggest a tradesperson to use.
I will provide pre-approval mortgage services through cooperating
mortgage lenders to perspective buyers.
I will take offers from buyers and other agents and present those
offers to you. I will explain these offer documents to you. These
documents include the "Offer to Purchase", "Agency Disclosure",
"Pre-approval" and any "Contingency documents".
I will negotiate all offers on your behalf. I have a fiduciary
responsibility to you and will work as hard as possible to get you
the best price with the best terms.
I will optionally create the first draft version of the Purchase
and Sale (P&S) and send that document to your attorney as well as
the buyer's attorney. Please note however, that most attorneys’
want to create the first draft of the P&S.
I will meet the home inspector and buyers at your home when the
home is inspected.
will meet the lender’s appraiser at your home and prepare a
Competitive Market Analysis for them so the lender will know the
home has been priced fairly.
I will provide you with a list of recommended attorney’s (or you
can use your own attorney).
I will provide consulting services to you throughout the entire
home selling process from the time your home is listed to the time
of the closing.
I will work with the local Fire Department to obtain the smoke
detector/carbon monoxide certificate that is required for every
closing in Massachusetts.
I will work with your condo association to obtain the 6D
certificate that is required for every condo closing in
Massachusetts. (6D states your condo fee is paid up to date.)
I will work with the local Water Department to obtain the final
water bill that is required at the closing.
I will be in constant contact with you and if applicable, the
other agent to make sure that the transaction is conducted in as
smooth a manner as possible.
I will be in contact with your attorney, the buyer’s attorney and
the closing attorney to finalize the closing.
In general, I will be your advocate throughout the entire process
and make sure that everything is taken care of for you.
I will not forget about you after the closing. You can call and/or
email me at any time and don’t be surprised if I stop in on you on