Signing the listing agreement, photos, measurements and notes about the house are generally scheduled on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Preferably on a nice sunny day.
You may want to fill out a property disclosure statement (PDS) at this point. This form is a document that asks the owner 18 questions about the house from water in the basement to if the appliances are in working order. It is a voluntary form but most buyers request it at the time of an offer if it already hasn’t been filled out. Best to do it before hand. I’ll help you.
A lock box is placed on the house somewhere usually on the front rail. We need a spare key for this. The lock box is a secure item that only Realtors have access to and it records who comes into the home each time. All Realtors must request a showing and get approval from you and I before entering a home. I normally send you a text for each request.
A for sale sign is ordered from a sign company on this weekend and should arrive mid week.
The listing will be created by me around Monday or Tuesday. We generally open the door to showings on Thursday with an open house on Sunday afternoon 12-2, 1-3 or 2-4pm.
If you choose to put an offer date in the listing we would take offers on a Monday or Tuesday evening usually around 7pm. Putting in an offer date pros and cons will be discussed with you beforehand.
Once the listing is created I email you a copy to double check that we have everything correct and that you are happy with your listing. It’s kind of a big deal after all.
Your first 3 days of showings will be the busiest and the most amount of showings that you will get during the sale of your home.
When you get an offer we will have less than 24 hours to deal with it. You always have 3 choices when receiving an offer. Accept it, counter offer it or decline it.
Some of the more important items in an offer to negotiate are: price, possession date, deposit amount, inclusions and conditions. I am here to guide you with these and work on a strategy to get us through to a smooth (as possible) sale of your home.