Realtor’s Life on the Oregon Coast

National Association of Realtors

I’ve been hearing a lot of clients and friends say to me, “wow, you sure have to do a lot of things to sell real estate”.   Reflecting back on their comments, it’s true, but I don’t think a lot of people really know exactly what I do as a Realtor do for my clients.  When you meet a realtor you may think they just set up appointments and show houses, or list a house for sale, take pictures and put a sign in the yard. That’s only a sliver of what it really takes to do a good job.  At any one time I have numbers transactions in various stages and also manage all my listings.

Just in case you’d like to know what I do as a real estate broker, I thought I’d share a glimpse into my activities  Names, address and prices will be omitted, but I think you’ll get the general idea.

Here’s a look at my “TO DO” list  October 30th – November 5

 

  • Meet with seller to preview home and complete a CMA (comparative market analysis)
  • Send extension for listing that is about to expire.
  • Prepare a CMA for past client thinking about selling.
  • Post new listing on MLS, and then check the info on Trulia and Zillow.
  • Send repair addendum to DocuSign for property that is pending.
  • Set up property search for prospective client.
  • Send rejection addendum to the seller from buyer who didn’t accept the sellers’ counter offer.
  • Request feed back from 3 brokers that showed my listings.
  • Open escrow for new offer that was accepted.
  • Check availability of Ocean Front homes that are vacation rentals to see if they can be shown this weekend.
  • Call previous client to see if she would consider selling her property that was previously listed.
  • Contact trustee in charge of probate to see when the property will be on the market.
  • Sign and return referral to out of area broker who has a potential buyer for the coast.
  • Preview home in South Beach, for buyer client and summarize condition of the house for the buyer.
  • Request and send CC & R’s for development.
  • Send weekly report on condition of the market.
  • Office meeting 8;30 am
  • Accompany showing at listing.
  • Attend Altrusa meeting.
  • Send new listings to buyer clients.
  • Request additional information for buyer on a property.
  • Contact mortgage broker about prospective buyer.
  • Prepare mailing list for Market Report.
  • Obtain well log and septic report for listing.
  • Set up appointments to show 15 houses over the weekend to out of town buyers.
  • Confirm listing appointment.
  • Accompany showing on my listing for another broker to show.
  • Schedule two showings for 2 listings.
  • Show house in Lincoln City to prospective buyer’s family member for approval.
  • Send feedback to listing brokers for 10 houses shown.
  • Request feedback from brokers who showed listings.
  • Cancel 8 showings that won’t be shown.
  • Contact HOA for clarification on the CC & R’s
  • Write an offer and present to the listing broker.
  • Send buyers list of certified home inspectors.
  • Check flood status for property.
  • Check Tsunami map for same property.
  • Arrange for cleaning company to pick up key so carpets can be cleaned for house that just closed.
  • Schedule a time for seller to drop off keys and garage door openers for new buyer. (same house)
  • Close out 2 transaction files (provide the necessary paperwork and documentation) and order signs down.
  • Order lock box for new listing coming on the market next week.
  • Meeting at Western Title for closing.
  • Floor duty two days (4 hours each day)
  • Show  2 condos, one Wednesday night, one Thursday night.
  • Show 2 houses in Tidewater.
  • Request and provide feedback for showings on my listings.
  • Schedule home inspection.
  • Follow up and finalize price for pending offer and resolve low appraisal issue.
  • Send one day code to for inspection.
  • Follow up for results of inspection and report to seller the results.