Here are the steps you need to follow before beginning with your real estate listing:
1. PROPERTY DETAILS
Your initial phase in setting up your home for listing is gathering property details. As a listing agent, you need the online listing and other promoting materials to be as finished as could be expected under the circumstances. You should get some information about building materials, updates, fixes, and details of appliances. Furthermore, request any special insights regarding the property holder’s affiliation, neighborhood, and community. You should also prescribe any repairs to improve the home buyer’s initial referral.
2. SITUATION OF ASSETS
Your next step in setting up a listing home is completing the seller’s revelations. The seller is required to fill in some seller exposures such as the Seller’s Property Questionnaire, Transfer Statement, and Carbon Monoxide Notification. Agents must disclose any physical reality they know, for example, leaks, broken equipment, and some other property issues.
3. CLEANING AND STAGING
The third step in setting up your home for listing is the cleaning and staging. You ought to prescribe the seller to do a professional cleaning, including inside and outside window washing. When the property has been properly cleaned, it is fit to be staged. Professionally arranged homes will in general sell quicker, and for more cash.
If you choose to pay for full professional staging, you have to offer your clients a Home Staging Consultation, which gives them point by point room-by-room proposals to improve the presentation of their home. Recommendations may incorporate modifying or changing out furnishings, including accessories, and cleaning up.
But if you don’t want to make things difficult and time-consuming, you can choose virtual staging. In this case, you can provide photos of empty rooms for photo editors. They will place furniture and virtual objects to make your empty room look more vivid. This gives buyers a glimpse of what their future home will look like. Virtual staging is done faster and can be easily achieved instead of physical staging that takes more time and it is difficult to make changes in the arrangement. But in virtual staging, you can change the staging arrangement at any time.
4. PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Next, you have to set up the home for listing. Because, as a rule, online photos of your home give buyers a first impression.
Here are a few tips to set up your home for the photography arrangement:
- Cut and tidy up grass in the front yard and also trim hedges.
- Keeping water restrictions at the top of the priority list
- Sweep your front gateway, paint your front entryway.
- Inside, clean up the boards and ledges, remove dust and spider webs. Your home should be like an inn, with spotless, clear surfaces, and minimal adornments.
- Remove all pets and pet-related things, for example, food bowls, chains, and toys.
- Open all curtains and blinds to allow as much natural light as expected.
5. SCHEDULED OPEN HOUSES AND PUT THE SIGN
Your fifth step in setting up homes to list is to schedule open houses. Ideally, you can organize homes that are open on both Saturdays and Sundays to attract as many interested buyers as possible.
After that, you should install a For Sale sign in your front yard or window. You can also drop brochures and business cards for potential buyers and their agents. This usually happens two or three days before the house is listed in MLS.
In summary, as a realtor, you can be responsible for your business performance. So, set up a presentation package and package to bring all your services to potential customers in the best light. If you show up and they see you are ready, professional, and capable person, you have a big advantage over your opponent. This will lead your listing to be more reviewed and thus sell more.