Things to Do Before the Appointment

Homework for You

  1. Visit the house and take pictures. Incorporate the photos into your competitive market analysis and marketing plan presentations.
  2. Decide on a suggested price. Know what you consider a fair price so that you can lead the prospects in the right direction.
  3. Practice your presentation. Review your presentation before arriving. Remind yourself what to emphasize, the benefits of choosing you and your company, and your strategy for addressing objections.

Homework for the Seller

Ask the seller to have the following materials ready for your listing appointment:

  • Title policy
  • Survey
  • Mortgage paperwork
  • Latest tax bill
  • Declaration/covenants (if applicable)
  • Average utility bills
  • Information on assessments (if applicable)
  • Two keys to the front door

Excerpted from Terri Murphy’s E-Listing and E-Selling Secrets Secrets: For the Technologically "Clueless", Real Estate Education Company, 1996

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