Commitment to our Sellers and Buyers on all properties:

womeninrealestateThrough the entire real estate transaction whether you are buying or selling your home, the Realtor ®s personal and professional commitment is to ensure that the Seller and the buyer are brought together in an agreement that provides each with a “win – win” situation that is fair and equitable.

We are a full-service brokerage for the Seller and we receive no compensation unless and until the sale closes unless you have decided to use our “limited services” such as flat fee listings.  We are also a full-service brokerage for a Buyer as a Buyer Broker Representation.

**Many of our agents have personally invested in real estate and know how to buy and sell property.  This additional expertise provided to the Seller and the Buyer is a rare gift.  The average Realtor has no knowledge about the property or the liens on the property which can make or break your deal.


Why Use Sell Fast Realty?

010_36Not every real estate agent or broker is a Realtor®.  That term and the familiar Block “R” logo are trademarked by the National Association of Realtors® and can only be used by those who are Realtors ® members through their local association of Realtors®.

While all Realtors® are state-issued licensees as agents or brokers, the major difference between a “real estate licensee” and a Realtor® is that Realtors® have taken an oath to subscribe to a stringent, enforceable Code of Ethics with Standards of Practice that promote the fair, ethical and honest treatment of all parties in a transaction.  Non-member licensees have taken no such oath and are not morally bound to the ethical practices and principles set forth in the Realtor® Code.


Sell Fast Realty’s Critical Role

Below are nearly 165 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction for Sellers and Buyers that our office provides as a FULL SERVICE real estate brokerage in return for our sales commission.  Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours or even days to complete, while some may not be needed.  Since our company helps many Sellers through a Short Sale process, we understand what is needed receive an approval from the short sale lender allowing the sale to move quicker than normal.   When representing the Buyer on a transaction, we are aware of what questions to ask the listing agent about the Seller and their situation in order to make sure our Buyer’s offer is handled efficiently making sure that the Buyer’s offer will be submitted and the sale closed quicker than normal.

Our Realtors® reflect the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today’s real estate transaction with a team that specializes in each area of expertise.


Below is the list of what Sell Fast Realty offers to Sellers and Buyers:


realestatechecklist1. Make an appointment with Seller for Listing Presentation

2. Send Seller a written or email confirmation of listing appointment and call to confirm

3. Review pre-appointment questions

4. Research all comparables currently listed properties

5. Research sales activity for past 6 months form MLS and public records databases

6. Research “Average Days on Market” for this property of this type, price range and location

7. Download and review property tax roll information

8. Prepare “Comparable Market Analysis” (CMA) to establish fair market value

9. Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex lay-out

10. Research property’s ownership & deed type

11. Research property’s public record information for lot size and dimensions

12. Research and verify legal description

13. Research property’s land use coding and deed restrictions

14. Research property’s current use and zoning

15. Verify legal names of owners in county’s public property records

16. Prepare listing agreement presentation package with above materials

17. Perform exterior “Curb Appeal Assessment” of subject property

18. Compile and assemble formal file for the property

19. Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps and actions have been completed



credibility20. Give Seller an overview of current market conditions and projections

21. Review agent’s and company’s credentials and accomplishments in the market

22. Present company’s profile and specialty “short sales” in the market place

23. Present CMA results to Seller, including comparables, solds, current and expired listings

24. Offer pricing strategy based on professional judgment and interpretation of current market conditions

25. Discuss goals with Sellers to market effectively

26. Input all the information into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) allowing access from all Realtors®

27. Sell Fast Realty has an increase their marketing power and web presence not only by using several other websites however specially enhancing their listings with which has over 1.6 Million searches a day

28. Sell Fast Realty’s office is opened Monday through Friday with telephones being answered from 9 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday

29. Sell Fast Realty’s Agent can be reached 24/7 to discuss the needs of any Buyer and/or Seller

30. Prior to allowing any buyers to look at the property, the Buyer is a pre-qualified to make sure that they are qualified to purchase the property not just look at the property for curiosity

31. Present and discuss strategic master marketing plans

32. Review of the listing contract and any addendums to allow the Seller a full understanding of the forms which they are signing.


 Once Property is Under Listing Agreement

realestateagreement33. Review current title information

34. Measure overall and heated square footage

35. Measure interior room sizes

36. Confirm lot size via owner’s copy of certified survey, if available

37. Note any and all unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements

38. Obtain houses plans, if application and available

39. Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agent and agree on showing time window with Seller

40. Obtain current mortgage loans information:  companies and loan account numbers

41. Verify current loan information with lenders

42. Check assumability of loans and any special requirements

43. Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with Seller

44. Review current appraisal, if appraisal

45. Identify Home Owners Association manager if applicable

46. Verify Home Owners Association fees with manager – mandatory or optional and current annual fee

47. Order copy of Homeowners Association bylaws, if applicable

48. Research electricity availability and supplier’s name and phone number

49. Research and verify city sewer/septic tank system

50. Natural Gas:  research/verify available and supplier’s name and phone number

51. Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased

52. Verify if seller has transferable Termite Bond

53. Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure

54. Prepare detailed list of property amenities

55. Prepare detailed list of property’s “inclusions and conveyances with sale”

56. Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items

57. Explain benefits of Home Owner Warranty to Seller

58. Assist Sellers with completion and submission of Home Owner Warranty Application

59. When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale

60. Have extra key made for lockbox

61. Verify property has rental units involved, and if so:

62. Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file

63. Verify all rents and deposits

64. Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled

65. Arrange for Installation of yard sign

66. Assist Seller with completion of Seller’s Disclosure form

67. Complete New Listing Checklist

68. Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with Seller and provide suggestions to improve salability

69. Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market

70. Load listing into transaction management software program


71. Assist Seller to prepare MLS Profile Sheet

72. Enter property data from Profile Sheet into MLS Listing Database

73. Provide Seller with signed copies of listing Agreement and MLS Profile Sheet Data Form within 48 hours

74. Take additional photos for upload into MLS and use in flyers.

75. Record a virtual tour of the property


newlisting76. Create print and place internet ads with Seller input

77. Coordinate showings with owners, tenants, and other Realtors®.  Return all calls – weekends included

78. Install lock box

79. Prepare mailing and contact list

80. Generate mail-merge letters to contact list

81. Prepared flyers and feedback faxes

82. Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability

83. Prepare property marketing brochure

84. Arrange for printing or copying of supply of marketing brochures or flyers

85. Place marketing brochures in all company agent mail boxes

86. Upload listing to company and agent internet site

87. Advice Network Referral Program of listing

88. Provide marketing data to buyers come through international networks

89. Provide marketing data to buyers coming from referral networks

90. Submit ads to company’s participating internet real estate sites

91. Price changes conveyed promptly to all internet groups

92. Reprint/supply brochures promptly as needed

93. Loan information reviewed and updated in MLS as required

94. Feedback emails/faxes set to buyers’ agent after showings

95. Review weekly Market Study

96. Discuss feedback from showings agents with Seller to determine if changes will accelerate the sale

97. Place regular bi-weekly update calls to Seller to discuss marketing and pricing

98. Promptly enter price changes in MLS listing database


purchasecontract99. Receive and review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers’ agents

100. Evaluate offers and prepare a “net sheet” on each for the owner for comparison purposes

101. Counsel Seller on offers.  Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer

102. Contact buyers’ agents to review buyer’s qualifications and discuss offer

103. Fax/deliver Seller’s Disclosure to buyer’s agent or buyer upon request an prior to offer if possible

104. Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling Loan Officer

105. Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from Loan Officer

106. Negotiate all offers on Seller’s behalf, setting time limit for loan approval and closing date

107. Prepare and convey and counter offers, acceptance or amendments to buyer’s agent

108. Fax copies of contract and all addendums to closing attorney or title company

109. When Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by Seller, deliver to buyer’s agent

110. Record and promptly deposit buyer’s earnest money in escrow account

111. Disseminate “Under Contract Showing Restrictions” as Seller request

112. Fax/deliver copies of Offer to purchase contract to Selling Agent

113. Fax copies of Offer to Purchase contract to lender

114. Provide copies of signed Offer to purchase contract for office file

115. Advise Seller in handling additional offers to purchase submitted between contract and closing.

116. Change status in MLS to “Sale Pending”

117. Update transaction management program to show “Sale Pending”

118. Review buyer’s credit report results – Advise Seller of worst and best case scenarios

119. Provide credit report information to Seller if property will be seller financed

120. Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow up as necessary

121. Order septic system inspection, if applicable

122. Deliver copy of septic system inspection report lender and buyer

123. Deliver Well Flow Rest Reports copies to lender and buyer and property listing file

124. Verify termite inspection ordered

125. Verify mold inspection ordered, if required


126. Confirm verification of earnest money deposit

127. Follow loan processing through to the underwriter

128. Confirm that the mortgage company has ordered title work

129. Review the stipulation on mortgage commitment for Buyer

130. Contact lender weekly to ensure processing is on track

131. Relay final approval of Buyer’s loan application to Seller


homeinspection132. Coordinate buyer’s professional home inspection with Seller

133. Review home inspector’s report

134. Explain Seller’s responsibilities to any repairs on the property pursuant to clauses in the contract

135. Ensure Seller’s complication with Home Inspection clause requirements

136. Recommend or assist Seller with identifying and negotiating trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs

137. Negotiate payment and oversee completion of all required repairs on Seller’s behalf, if any


138. Schedule Appraisal

139. Provide comparables sales used in market pricing to appraiser

140. Follow up on appraisal

141. Assist Seller in questioning appraisal report if it seems to low


142. Contract is signed by all parties

143. Coordinate closing process with buyer’s agent and lender

144. Update closing forms and files

145. Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale

146. Selection location where closing will be held

147. Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties

148. Assist in solving any title problems (boundary disputes, easements, etc) or in obtaining death certificates

149. Work with buyer’s agent in scheduling and conducting buyer’s final walk thru prior to closing

150. Research all tax, Homeowners Association Fees, utility and other application prorations

151. Receive and carefully review closing figures to ensure accuracy of preparation

152. Forward verified closing figures to buyer’s agent

153. Request copy of closing documents from closing agent

154. Confirm buyer and buyer’s agent have received title insurance commitment

155. Provide Homeowners Warranty for available at closing

156. Review all closing documents carefully for errors

157. Forward closing documents to absentee Seller as requested

158. Review documents with closing agent (attorney)

159. Coordinate the closing with seller’s net purchase and resolve any timing problems

160. Have a “no surprises” closing so that Seller receives a net proceeds check at closing

161. Change MLS status to Sold.  Enter sale date, price, selling broker and agent’s ID numbers etc.


162. Remove lockbox and sign from the property

163. Answer questions about filing claims with Home Owner Warranty company, if requested

164. Attempt to clarify and resolve any conflicts about repairs if buyer is not satisfied

165. Respond to any follow up calls and provide any additional required from office files


We believe that after you review all the benefits we provide to our clients, you will know that Sell Fast Realty is the number one full-service brokerage for YOU.