What Does A Realtor Do? 290 Common Responsibilities

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Here is Part 1 of a 2 part list of all the activities a real estate agent does for you as a Listing Agent or a Buyer Agent.
Thinking of selling your home? Here is what I do as YOUR Listing Agent.
145 Common Listing Agent Responsibilities:

  • 1. Prepare Listing Presentation for Sellers
  • 2. Research Sellers Property Tax Info
  • 3. Research Properties Zoning Restrictions
  • 4. Research Neighborhood HOA
  • 5. Research Comparable Sold Properties for Sellers
  • 6. Determine Average Days on Market
  • 7. Schedule First Meeting
  • 8. Tour the Property
  • 9. Gather Info From Sellers About Their Home
  • 10. Discuss Sellers Goals
  • 11. Present Listing Presentation
  • 12. Provide Home Seller Prep Checklist
  • 13. Advise on Repairs and/or Upgrades
  • 14. Advise About Landscaping Options
  • 15. Provide Overview of Current Market Conditions
  • 16. Explain Your Personal Value to Sellers
  • 17. Explain Your Companys Value to Sellers
  • 18. Explain the Value of The Neighborhood
  • 19. Create Listing Agreement for Transaction
  • 20. Create Internal File for Transaction
  • 21. Investigate Any Unrecorded Property Easements
  • 22. Discuss Property Inclusions & Exclusions
  • 23. Obtain Current Mortgage Loan Info
  • 24. Explain the Value of Schools on Market
  • 25. Explain Marketing Options
  • 26. Research Property Ownership & Deed
  • 27. Explain Video Marketing Strategies
  • 28. Explain 3D Tour Marketing
  • 29. Confirm Lot Size on Survey
  • 30. Describe the Buyer Pre-Screening Process
  • 31. Explain Buyer & Seller Agency Relationships
  • 32. Order Plat Map from Title Company
  • 33. Discuss Different Types of Buyer Financing
  • 34. Discuss Appraisal Process
  • 35. Verify Home Owners Association Fees
  • 36. Confirm Water Source and Status
  • 37. Verify Natural Gas Availability
  • 38. Calculate Average Utility Usage
  • 39. Gather Transferable Warranties
  • 40. Determine Need for Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
  • 41. Verify Security System Ownership
  • 42. Agree on Repairs to be Made Before Listing
  • 43. Guide Sellers in De-Cluttering
  • 44. Verify Interior Room Sizes
  • 45. Establish Showing Instructions for Buyers
  • 46. Agree on Showing Times with Sellers
  • 47. Attend Continuing Education Classes
  • 48. Obtain Copy of HOA Bylaws
  • 49. Explain In-Door Cameras & Showings
  • 50. Explain Home Warranty Options
  • 51. Obtain Extra Keys for Lockbox
  • 52. Verify any Existing Lease Agreements
  • 53. Work with Tenants for Showings
  • 54. Provide Sellers Disclosure Form to Sellers
  • 55. Refer Landscaper to Clean Up Property
  • 56. Set-Up Staging Consultation
  • 57. Determine Best Staging Strategy
  • 58. Set-Up Showing Services
  • 59. Set-Up House Cleaners
  • 60. Set-Up Photo/Video Shoot
  • 61. Meet Photographer at Property
  • 62. Turn On All Lights for Photographer
  • 63. Open All Window Treatments for Photographer
  • 64. Advise Photographer Of Any Neighborhood Shots
  • 65. Schedule Drone Shoot
  • 66. Schedule 3D Tour Shoot
  • 67. Gather All Finished Marketing Material
  • 68. Write Detailed Property Description
  • 69. Enter Property Info in MLS
  • 70. Create Virtual Tour Page
  • 71. Organize Photos in Best Order
  • 72. Have Listing Proofread
  • 73. Create Property Flyer
  • 74. Create Custom Sign Rider
  • 75. Intall Electronic Lockbox
  • 76. Install For Sale Sign
  • 77. Create YouTube Video Link
  • 78. Create Facebook Ad with Video
  • 79. Create Instagram Post with Video
  • 80. Create Unique URL for Property Page
  • 81. Verify Listing Data on Other Websites
  • 82. Help Owners Coordinate Showings
  • 83. Return ALL Calls ASAP – Weekends Included
  • 84. Create Listing Postcards for Neighborhood
  • 85. Send Out “Just Listed” Email to Database
  • 86. Gather Feedback After Each Showing
  • 87. Keep track of Showing Activity
  • 88. Advertise All Price Changes
  • 89. Update MLS Listing as Needed
  • 90. Review Market Data Weekly
  • 91. Schedule Weekly Update Calls with Seller
  • 92. Review All Offers with Sellers
  • 93. Prepare “Net Sheet” For All Offers
  • 94. Counsel Seller on Offers
  • 95. Obtain Pre-Approval Letter from Buyer’s Agent
  • 96. Examine & Verify Buyer’s Qualifications
  • 97. Examine & Verify Buyer’s Lender
  • 98. Negotiate All Offers on Seller’s Behalf
  • 99. Determine Loan Objection Deadline
  • 100. Determine Closing Date
  • 101. Determine Inspection Objection Deadline
  • 102. Determine Appraisal Deadline
  • 103. Determine Earnest Money Terms
  • 104. Send Contract to Title Company
  • 105. Verify Buyer’s Agent Has Received Copies
  • 106. Verify Earnest Money Deposited in Escrow Account
  • 107. Change Property Status in MLS
  • 108. Deliver Copies of Contact/Addendum to Seller
  • 109. Keep Track of Copies for Office File
  • 110. Coordinate Inspections with Sellers
  • 111. Review Home Inspection
  • 112. Interpret Inspection Objections to Sellers
  • 113. Discuss Seller’s Inspection Resolution
  • 114. Get All Repair Items in Writing
  • 115. Refer Trustworthy Contractors
  • 116. Keep Track of Repair Schedules
  • 117. Schedule Appraisal
  • 118. Meet Appraiser at the Property
  • 119. Provide Sales Data to Appraiser
  • 120. Negotiate Any Unsatisfactory Appraisals
  • 121. Coordinate Closing Times & Location
  • 122. Make Sure All Documents Are Fully Signed
  • 123. Verify That Title Company Has Everything Needed
  • 124. Remind Sellers to Turn Off Utilities
  • 125. Make Sure All Parties Are Notified of Closing Time
  • 126. Make Sure Any P.O.A.’s Are Submitted
  • 127. Solve Any Title Problems Before Closing
  • 128. Receive and Carefully Review Closing Figures
  • 129. Review Closing Figures With Sellers
  • 130. Verify All Agreed Upon Repairs Have Been Made
  • 131. Verify Clear-To-Close
  • 132. Get House Ready for Final Walk-Through of Buyers
  • 133. Resolve Any Last Minute Problems
  • 134. Make Sure Title Commitment Was Received
  • 135. Review Closing Documents
  • 136. Provide Home Warranty Paperwork
  • 137. Provide Buyer With Transferable Warranties
  • 138. Provide All Keys to Buyer
  • 139. Provide Any Garage Door Openers
  • 140. Make Sure Seller Proceeds Are Correct
  • 141. Change Status in MLS to “Sold”
  • 142. Upload All Signed Documents to System
  • 143. Close Out Seller’s File
  • 144. Check In With Sellers After Closing
  • 145. Request Feedback from Sellers