Get ready to list in MLS

Get ready to list in MLS

  • Review current title information.
  • Measure overall and heated/air conditioned square footage.
  • Measure interior room sizes.
  • Confirm lot size via owner’s copy of certified survey, if available.
  • Note any and all unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements.
  • Obtain house plans, if applicable and available.
  • Review house plans and make copy.
  • Order plat map for retention in property’s listing file.
  • Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents.
  • Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information:
    • companies and loan account numbers.
  • Verify current loan information with lender(s).
  • Check assumability of loan(s) and any special requirements.
  • Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options.
  • Review current appraisal if available.
  • Identify Home Owner Association manager if applicable.
  • Verify Home Owner Association Fees with manager
    • – mandatory or optional and current annual fee.
  • Order copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable.
  • Research electricity availability and supplier’s name and telephone number.
  • Calculate average utility usage from last 12 months of bills.
  • Research and verify city sewer/septic tank system.
  • Water System: Calculate average water fees or rates from last 12 months of bills.
  • Well water: Confirm well status, depth and output from Well Report.
  • Natural gas: Research/verify availability and supplier’s name and telephone number.
  • Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased.
  • Verify if transferable Termite Bond.
  • Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure.
  • Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact.
  • Prepare detailed list of property’s “Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale.”
  • Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items.
  • Prepare Vacancy Checklist” if property is vacant.
  • Discuss benefits of Home Owner Warranty to buyer.
  • Complete and submit of Home Owner Warranty Application.
  • When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale.
  • Have extra key made for lockbox.
  • If property has rental units involved. If so:
    • Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file.
    • Verify all rents and deposits.
    • Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled.
  • Order yard sign(s).
  • Complete Seller’s Disclosure form.
  • Complete “New Listing Checklist.”
  • Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment and discuss ways to improve sellability.
  • Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market.
  • Keep track of all documents.