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Working with Your Real Estate Agent

Working with your real estate agent

 
Buyers want to know details; having the answers is a powerful sales tool.

You help your sales associate by collecting or providing the following information:

  • The legal description of the property
  • The number of rooms and their sizes
  • A list of things not attached to the house that you’re offering for sale, such as window treatments, carpet, fixtures, swing sets, etc.
  • Past utility bills, property taxes and insurance
  • Information about your mortgage, including the type, terms and assumptions
  • Financing assistance, potentially through your own lender
  • Any liens against the property
  • If you live in a condominium or a townhouse, include a copy of the association’s declaration, bylaws, and financial statement, monthly fees and special assessments
  • Special items or improvements about the house. (Point out things that may not be apparent on a walk-through.)
  • The positive points about your neighborhood, such as demographic information and proximity to services, shopping, schools and other areas
  • Any defects that aren’t apparent. (You should inform your sales associate about defects, so a buyer can be informed.)

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