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The Listing Agent – Marketing Your Home to Other Agents

1. The Multiple Listing Service
Even before the sign is up and the brochures are ready, your agent should list your property with the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service). The MLS is a database of all the homes listed by local real estate agents who are members of the service, which is practically all of the […]

The Listing Agent – Preliminary Marketing of Your Home

The “Real” Role of a Listing Agent
When you bought your home, you probably used the services of a real estate agent. You found that agent through a referral from a friend or family member, or through some sort of advertising or marketing. The agent helped you in many ways and eventually you found the house […]

Listing Commissions and Related Issues

1. Are Commissions Negotiable?
In some areas of the country there is a certain percentage that real estate agents expect to earn as a commission.This commission amount is a certain percent of the sales price.Or, some companies will charge a set fee for their services.However, just like anything else in real estate, this amount is negotiable.When […]

Details of a Listing Contract

Obviously the name of the seller and the property address will be included in the listing contract. There are many other things that are included, too, and you should be aware of them.
1. Price and Terms of Sale
When setting the terms of sale, the main thing you are concerned with is the price. You should […]

Types of Listing Contracts

There are several different types of listing contracts, but very few of them are used. The “Exclusive Right to Sell” is the most common, but there is the “open listing,” the “exclusive agency listing,” and the “one-time show.”
1. Open Listing
The “open listing” is mostly used by people trying to sell their home by owner who […]

How To Choose The Best Real Estate Agent

1. Meeting With Real Estate Professionals
So you’ve decided to sell your home and have a fairly good idea of what you think it is worth. Being a sensible home seller, you schedule appointments with three local listing agents who’ve been hanging stuff on your front doorknob for years. Each Real Estate Professional comes prepared with […]