Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes I have very detail check list for residential and commercial transaction.

Dec 25, 2015 11:30 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Your plan would be a great blog post.  

Dec 25, 2015 11:29 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, it is a document that I present that I call the "process" and I review it with them in depth.

Dec 25, 2015 11:28 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do have it documented but do not require an signed acknowledgment from the seller.

Dec 26, 2015 05:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes documenting the steps is part of our process too.


Dec 26, 2015 02:42 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Yes, we have writen down every little step so we could easily teach it to team members. Check lists help a lot in this business!

Dec 26, 2015 02:35 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the team members have a list of what they will provide and what the seller needs to do prior to listing.... it's all part of the pre-listing presentation....

Dec 26, 2015 01:21 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers The MLS requires all properties to go active within 48 hours unless otherwise directed by the seller in the listing agreement.

Dec 26, 2015 01:14 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's set out clearly both in our boiler-plate listing agreements and in my written marketing plan, which I incorporate by reference into the listing agreement.

Dec 26, 2015 01:13 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Your checklists have things the seller has to do too?  Cool.  

Mine just shows the things I'm going to do, so the sellers don't think I'm making money for nothing.

Dec 26, 2015 12:35 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes. Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers ond day I'll be able to delegate but now I don't have anyone that gets it done.

Dec 25, 2015 11:47 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We show our Checklist to highlite the steps .

Dec 25, 2015 11:46 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, and yes. Otherwise they aren't our sellers.

Dec 25, 2015 11:42 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have them initial and date my plan of action!

Dec 25, 2015 11:33 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes, please, and those action steps are INCLUDED IN the Listing Agreement, seller signs agreement to those steps, and marketing actively is SUBJECT TO the seller's compliance to those items. I had a listing last year, FOR A YEAR, and the seller did not do what we agreed he would. He had one excuse after the other every time I checked with him on progress. (What needed to be done was WAYYY too extensive for me to want to handle myself) Fine, then let's change price and sell it as a fixer. Wouldn't do that either. I suggested that he contact 3 agents to replace me. NONE of the 3 would take him on. It's still sitting like a zombie from another post this AM. PS. My listing agreements have a kickout clause, so he was free to fire me and move on at any time - I was not holding him hostage. But no tickie, no laundry! Our marketing is extensive, labor intensive and expensive.

Dec 25, 2015 11:28 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Many selling models are presented and based on what they indicate is important to them, EXPECIALY if they choose from the bottom of the list, their obligations must be spelled out clearly.

Dec 25, 2015 11:28 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have to have a signed listing agreement stating the seller is good with placing the listing in MLS.

Dec 25, 2015 11:26 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

We not only have a pre-marketing plan we send out but also our "Marketing Campaign" which is signed by the Sellers. I've had slam-dunk listings where the seller sign and said let's go! I failed to go OVER the entire marketing plan with them. Next thing I know they are asking for things I never indicated in my plan or items I no longer use for reason also stipulated in my plan. Our plan though is trackable in our CRM and when one thing is done it is checked off the list and the money spent is noted for our weekly reports. Best way for a price reduction is to have a documented list of those items performed and results logged.

Dec 29, 2015 09:18 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers yes, I do have all the steps documented! However, sometimes, I have to skip a step or two and do not follow the order strictly.

(Top Producer has 'activity' chart for this, too.)

Dec 26, 2015 03:18 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't have this type of written agreement . Sounds like a great idea.

Dec 26, 2015 10:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No, I have not done this.



Dec 26, 2015 07:26 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There aren't that many steps in my process, so no need to document it.  Certainly no need to have anyone sign off on it.  I take the photos then and put the sign and keysafe on.  Goes into the MLS that day or the next, depending on when the ad copy is ready.  Sellers just need to keep the house clean and put away valuables.  We go over that with them.  If they need additional time, we can delay the MLS if needed.

Dec 26, 2015 06:42 AM