One of the traditional listing agent duties involves writing an eye catching description of your home. Your listing agent may acquire inspiration from listing descriptions of other apartments in your building. If you are a talented writer, your listing agent would be more than happy to work from what you have written about your home.
It’s important to keep it short, sweet and informational. The first short paragraph should be about the home itself. Make sure to highlight important features like a recently renovated kitchen, high ceiling, split bedroom layouts or bright southern exposures. The second paragraph can be about the building and neighborhood.
One of the most prized listing agent duties is negotiating offers and counter-offers on your behalf. Real estate is one of the world’s most illiquid assets and the sale process is as opaque as trading in publicly listed stocks is transparent. There are no hard and fast rules in the offer submission and acceptance process. Nothing is binding for the buyer until they sign the purchase contract and deliver a good faith deposit to your attorney. In turn, nothing is final for the seller until the seller counter-signs the contract and returns it to the buyer’s attorney. Either party could walk away and do a deal with someone else before they sign the contract as all offers in real estate, both verbal and written, are non-binding.
Because of this, real estate sales is known as the “Wild West” among industry professionals. You’ll need an experienced salesperson who will be able to get the last dollar of value out of buyers. Fortunately, all Hauseit affiliates are highly rated, extremely experienced and well regarded by the broker community. They come from sophisticated backgrounds such as investment banking, management consulting, corporate law, institutional bond trading, commercial real estate or they simply have a boatload of industry experience. With Hauseit’s 1% Full Service listing option, you truly have access to a superior level of service for a fraction of the price!