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The 65 Most Valuable Things A REALTOR® Does For You, Explained

Discover the numerous professional services Realtors and real estate sales associates provide when you buy or list and sell your home.

Why do so many people choose to work with a Suncoast real estate professional? Here are 65 good reasons.

Unless your name is Dr. John Goodwrench, chances are you don’t have all the expertise required to fill a cavity, fix a leaky toilet and repair your car. There are experts for all of those kinds of things. And buying or selling a home is no different. While it’s not uncommon to conduct a real estate transaction without professional representation, there are no fewer unique challenges. People are often unsure about the value of buying or listing a home using the services and resources of a REALTOR®. Take a look at these 65 things a seasoned real estate professional does for you. If you have questions about any specific item, drop us a line and let us know.

For Sellers, We...

1. Research comparable properties
2. Update and present listing capabilities presentation
3. Offer pricing strategy assistance
4. Complete listing paperwork
5. Review closing costs
6. Suggest curb appeal enhancements
7. Help stage for showing and photos
8. Hire and coordinate with a photographer
9. Verify property details: lot size, utilities, etc.
10. Verify current loan information
11. Enter the listing into the MLS
12. Input showing instructions into MLS
13. Add property to brokerage/agent website
14. Create single property website
15. Install yard sign and lockbox, as applicable
16. Communicate with HOA manager, as needed
17. Orchestrate online and print marketing
18. Schedule open houses
19. Conduct virtual showings with remote buyers
20. Request feedback from buyer's agents
21. Coordinate price changes
22. Maintain your web presence
23. Answer online inquiries
24. Engage on social media
25. Return missed phone calls
26. Prospect for new buyers
27. Receive and deliver offers
28. Evaluate offers with sellers
29. Confirm buyer's pre-approval
30. Negotiate counteroffers
31. Communicate with buyer's agent/broker
32. Change listing status to pending
33. Attend buyer home inspection
34. Monitor contract contingencies
35. Obtain copies of repair bills as needed
36. Arrange appraisal
37. Keep up with changing laws
38. Meet continued education requirements

For Buyers, We...

1. Coordinate buyer interviews
2. Recommend mortgage specialists
3. Confirm pre-approval
4. Preview communities and new construction
5. Schedule home tours
6. Draft and submit offers
7. Negotiate contract terms
8. Negotiate counter offers
9. Obtain signatures
10. Deliver earnest money to escrow account
11. Get and explain disclosures
12. Order septic, radon, pool, and mold inspections, as desired
13. Meet with the home inspector
14. Review inspection results with buyers
15. Track the loan process
16. Schedule appraisal
17. Relay approval to seller's agent
18. Monitor contract contingencies
19. Follow up on HOA application, if applicable

To Close A Sale, We...

1. Schedule and attend the final walkthrough
2. Compile and review closing documents
3. Verify title insurance
4. Verify home warranty, if applicable
5. Coordinate move of earnest money from escrow account to closing agent
6. Verify transfer of keys
7. Close out the listing on the MLS
8. Take listing off broker/agent website
9. Provide trade and service company recommendations

This list is only the basic, common activities we usually perform in each sale. Because every sale or purchase is unique, there is an endless variety of tasks and services we perform - all on your behalf. Are you ready to buy or sell with the services and support of a REALTOR®? Get in touch. We’re here to help you through the entire process!

Let Us Know How We Can Help.