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MY REAL ESTATE BLOG

You won’t believe what your Realtor is doing behind your back!


A Realtor with his hands behind his back

But you'll be very happy about it!


Rest assured, I'm not up to anything shady or underhanded – quite the opposite! Here's a glimpse into the proactive steps I'm taking to ensure a smooth and stress-free real estate experience for you.


Let's take a look at a home sale

Santa Claus planning

Planning: Behind the scenes, your Atlanta Realtor (me!) is a master planner. Like Santa Claus making his list and checking it twice, they're meticulously strategizing every step of your home selling process.


Bringing a house to the market isn't just signing a few papers and putting up a 'For Sale' sign. Quite the opposite! Bringing a home to the market involves plenty of paperwork, and a whole lot more.


Behind your back, your Realtor is putting together a marketing plan specifically for your home including suggested updates, timelines, staging suggestions, hiring photographers and videographers. marketing the home to top agents in the area, putting together a beautiful online presence, filling out disclosures and coordinating inspections, scheduling showings, open houses and broker's tours--and that's just the beginning.


Your Realtor understands the unique requirements of your city and county and assures that your home meets the criteria for smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, gas shut-off valves, etc.


And behind your back, your Realtor is glued to their computer--answering questions from buyer's agents, soliciting feedback and providing follow-up to all parties--including you!


Scrutinizing Buyer's Offers

A realtor and a client reviewing offers

When offers hit the inbox, your Realtor isn't just glancing over them – they're dissecting them with a fine-tooth comb. They're analyzing the buyer's financing ability by verifying funds and talking to lenders to ensure you're dealing with serious contenders, not just tire-kickers. Trust me, you'll thank them later for weeding out any potential loan approval hiccups down the road.


Your Realtor considers the contingencies on offers and how they might affect the outcome of the sale, they are negotiating on your behalf and coordinating inspections and potentially repairs with trusted tradespeople.


Ensuring Contract Accuracy

When it comes to contracts, your Realtor is a stickler for detail. They're poring over every clause and figure to ensure accuracy and avoid costly mistakes. They work with transaction coordinators and title companies to ensure that every I is dotted and every T is crossed!


Looking Out for You

Your Realtor isn't just in it for themselves – they've got your back every step of the way. Whether it's negotiating on your behalf or advising you on potential solutions, they're always putting your interests first. Even in the simplest transaction, something always "comes up" that needs clarification or action. Your Realtor is taking care of it all--behind your back!


Staying on Top of Deadlines

Missed deadlines can spell disaster in real estate, but not on your Realtor's watch. They're keeping a close eye on inspection timelines and financing commitments to ensure everything stays on track for a smooth closing.


Keeping Stress at Bay

a person looking stressed out

Let's face it – selling a home can be stressful. But with a top-notch Realtor by your side, you can relax a bit. From handling negotiations to coordinating with lenders and inspectors, they're taking care of the heavy lifting so you can enjoy a stress-free experience.


The Takeaway

In the end, having a Realtor who's got your back is worth its weight in gold. So next time you're wondering what they're up to behind the scenes, just remember – it's all for you!


If you are looking for an Atlanta Realtor, give me a call. I'm here to help you with your real estate goals.

 

 

 

 

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Content by Al Maxwell Marietta Realtor®

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