Selling Your Home? What Do Agents Really Do?


What do real estate agents really do?

It’s easy to sit back and say, “Real Estate Agents don’t really do THAT much, so why should I pay them so much money?”

If you are thinking about selling your home, we would like to let you know that Real Estate Agents work hard, very hard for you. Selling a home isn’t easy. From finding the right buyer, working with several different parties, marketing your home, negotiating, getting the right documents, the list goes on.

If you are about to selling your house or you are in the process of hiring a real estate agent to sell your home take a look at the list below. Here’s what a Realtor does for you when selling your home:

  • Coordinate listing presentation
  • Research comparable properties
  • Offer pricing strategy assistance
  • Review closing costs
  • Verify property details: lot size, utilities etc…
  • Verify current loan information
  • Complete seller’s disclosure form
  • Enter the listing into the MLS
  • Add property to brokerage/agent website
  • Create single property website
  • Install yard sign and lockbox
  • Help stage for showing and photos
  • Suggest curb appeal enhancements
  • Hire and coordinate with a photographer
  • Orchestrate online and print marketing
  • Schedule open houses
  • Request feedback from buyer’s agents
  • Coordinate price changes
  • Receive and deliver offers
  • Evaluate offers with sellers
  • Confirm buyer’s pre-approval
  • Negotiate counteroffers
  • Communicate with buyer’s agent/broker
  • Change listing status to pending
  • Obtain copies of repair bills as needed
  • Arrange appraisal

Source: Point2 Agent Blog

Feel free to give us a call at Charles Rutenberg Realty if you have any questions!

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Joe Moshe is the Broker/Owner of Charles Rutenberg Realty Long Island, offering 100% commission to Agents. With over 1000 agents, it's one of the fastest growing, most progressive real estate brokerages on Long Island.
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