WHEN I LIST YOUR HOUSE MY GOAL IS TO GET YOUR HOUSE SOLD FOR THE
HIGHEST PRICE THE MARKET WILL ALLOW, IN THE SHORTEST TIME THAT MEETS
YOUR NEEDS AND TIMELINES.
- MY COMPREHENSIVE LISTING SERVICES ARE GEARED
TO PROVIDE YOU, THE SELLER, WITH THE PEACE OF MIND THAT THE SALE GOES SMOOTHLY AND
- COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS OF YOUR
HOUSE: Once you have decided to hire me, I will go to work immediately to provide you with recent
sales and current listing data (also known as a real estate broker
Comparative Market Analysis or "CMA") from your direct neighborhood to
assist you at at arriving at a competitive offering price.
- PRE-LISTING APPRAISAL SUGGESTED: You, the seller, are
responsible for setting your offering price. That's why I recommend getting an independent
appraisal up front from a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.
This can help you set a realistic offering price that's reasonably well
- PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS SUGGESTED: Knowing the
condition of your house BEFORE you place it on the market will save you a
lot of potential headaches and problems once it's on the market for sale.
I strongly recommend that you get a Home Inspection and a Pest Inspection at
the very least before placing your house on the market for sale. That
way you'll know beforehand if there are any significant or costly repairs
needed. Because the buyer will typically want to get their own
inspections, this can help you avoid any major surprises. This will
also put you in the drivers seat when it comes to negotiations with
potential buyers. You are required to give the buyer copies of any
reports you receive. The buyer also has the right to get their own
inspections so long as the buyer pays for them (you are also entitled to
copies of any reports the buyer receives).
- CONTRACTS AND DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY
LAW: Real estate contracts, including but not limited to, legally mandated
seller disclosures, home inspection reports, environmental reports,
preliminary title reports, building permits, permits and permit history
disclosure reports, County Assessor's Reports, zoning regulations,
geo-technical inspections and reports, and various other reports and
documents, can be extremely complex, and may be fraught with land-mines that
could result in major problems if a dispute arises. I will provide the
necessary contract and transaction disclosure documents as required by
local, state, and federal regulations. Please take the time to read all
documents very carefully before signing any documents. Because I'm not
an attorney, I'm not qualified to provide any type of legal advice,
including but not limited to, interpreting legally binding contract
provisions. Questions and concerns of a legal nature should be
obtained from consulting with a qualified attorney.
- PURCHASE OFFER AND NEGOTIATIONS: Once a
Purchase Offer is presented I will represent you in contract negotiations
that realistically take into account current market demand, available supply
of alternative homes, and any special circumstances such as a multiple
purchase offer situation.
- MARKETING THROUGH MLS COOPERATION:
Your house is placed on the Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) to give your house maximum exposure, and to allow all other
participating MLS members (agents from other real estate companies) to show
and sell your house for a share of the commission. Because my goal is
to expose your property to as many agents as possible (the vast majority of
all sales take place through a buyer's agent - MLS cooperating broker who
has a buyer) it is very important to offer MLS cooperating brokers the best
possible commission "split" in order to incentivize them to show and sell
- COMMISSIONS: I am committed to providing
you great real estate service at a competitive commission rate. (Note:
The amount or rate of real
estate commissions is not fixed by law. They are set by each broker
individually and may be negotiable between Seller and Broker.)
- BROKERS TOUR: Hold Broker's Tour as
needed. Brokers Tours are usually held within a few weeks of listing
your property and usually take place on a weekday for about 3 hours.
The Brokers Tour provides agents a way to quickly preview your property in
case they have a buyer that might be interested. That's why pricing it
right from the start is critical in order to get agents excited to show your
- FOR SALE SIGN & ELECTRONIC LOCKBOX:
Install a For Sale Sign and Computerized Lock Box for added security of your
home (the electronic lock box records all agents names and office name
entering the property, including the time and date of entry). A
professional For Sale Sign can be one of the best local methods of
advertising your house.
- PRINT MEDIA AND CLICK HERE FOR-->
PLAN: Online advertising of
real estate is the best and fastest method to advertise your house for sale.
One of the best print advertisements is a flyer box attached to the For Sale
sign post. (Note: Print advertising may be helpful in attracting buyers, but
you should be aware that most print advertising is done to: promote your
listing agent, promote the listing office, or to attract
"floor calls" to help agents in the listing office find new business. For
these reasons, in my opinion, rarely does print media advertising actually result
in the sale of your specific house).
- PRE-QUALIFY BUYERS: Pre-qualify, when
possible, all prospective Buyers. Spending time showing your home to
unqualified Buyers wastes everyone's valuable time and resources. I
will make every effort to screen agent showings to find out if their
prospects are really qualified or not.
- SHOWINGS AND AGENT FOLLOW-UP:
Follow-up on all showings by cooperating
Multiple Listing Brokers and Salespersons. I am a strong believer in
talking with agents that have shown your house. I want their feedback
and will pass that on to you as needed.
- REPRESENT YOUR
INTERESTS - FIDUCIARY DUTY: Represent you, the Seller, during the contract
and negotiations. The California Civil Jury Instructions provides this
explanation of what "Fiduciary Duty" means: A fiduciary duty imposes on
a real estate agent/real estate broker, a duty to act with the utmost good
faith in the best interests of his/her/its client. In other
words, a real estate client is owed a duty of good faith, loyalty, honesty,
reasonable care and fair dealing.
- ESCROW SIGNING AND CLOSE OF ESCROW:
Accompany you, the Seller, to the escrow
signing just prior to close of escrow. Arrange transferring your keys,
security codes, garage door openers, and other similar items to the new
owner after the transfer of title is completed.
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Fair Housing: Federal and state fair
housing laws were put into effect to create an even playing field for
homebuyers in all areas of a real estate transaction. These laws
prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability,
familial status, and national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1866
prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 makes fair housing a national policy. It
prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or
making housing otherwise unavailable because of race, color, religion,
sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Title III of the
Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons
with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public
accommodation. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to
discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or
part of an applicant's income comes from any public assistance program.
The home seller, the home seeker, and the real estate professional all
have rights and responsibilities under the law. Under the law, a home
seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions
in the purchase or rental; deny that housing is available or advertise
that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color,
religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Agents
in a real estate transaction may not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
They also may not follow such instructions from a home seller or
landlord. Discrimination complaints about housing may be filed with the
nearest office of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
or by calling HUD's toll-free numbers, 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or TTY
(800) 927-9275 contact HUD on the Internet at