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What San Carlos Sellers Don’t Know

Posted on 18 November 2009 by vvandervort

One of my biggest issues in the world of real estate is consumer education so I’m doing my best to educate sellers and buyers of real estate in San Carlos and beyond.  Most buyers and sellers don’t know what they don’t know and I’m focused on educating as many consumers as possible.  Today’s focus is on home sellers.

When you put your house on the market, your agent should have it on “Brokers’ Tour”.   There might be some circumstances where you wouldn’t want that, but that would be rare.   This tour occurs on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm.  When we put listings into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), there are MANY fields to fill out.  Some agents actually fill them out, some don’t.  And some fields are more important than others. 

I’m always baffled by the agents who don’t fill out the tour comments.  The image I’m including shows a page from the San Mateo Association of Realtors’ Brokers’ Tour sheet and it shows the San Carlos section of it.  I have blacked out addresses, MLS #s, and Agent details.  You can see where the descriptions/tour comments are and I’ve made a few comments.  I always hate to be disparaging, but come on!  How difficult is it for agents to put something in that will draw in as many agents as possible?   Make sure you are working with an agent who is doing everything they should be doing to maximize your sale.  Stay tuned for more consumer education for you San Carlos sellers and if you can’t wait, just contact me!

SAMCAR tour sheet example

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