Our Commitment to Full Service

Our team takes pride in all that we provide for our clients. Here’s quite a list for your reading pleasure, it pairs well with a good cup of java!

  • Explain representation and agency disclosure
  • Provide prelist packet
  • Prepare a CMA(Comparative Market Analysis)
  • Measure your home
  • Make a list of home features and improvements
  • Walk through inspection with the seller
  • Suggest constructive remarks on marketability
  • Make recommendations for necessary improvements
  • Give suggestions needed for first impressions
  • Explain Coldwell Banker Burnet philosophy and company success
  • Explain nationwide referral plan
  • Set up relocation package, if necessary
  • Set up moving van lines to destination, if applicable
  • Research on-line for tax information, assessment, lot size, plat map, estimated tax, homestead credit and pending special assessments
  • Get mortgage information
  • Locate school district information and locations
  • Locate any wells on the property, if applicable
  • Advise owner of state regulations on abandoned wells
  • Locate septic system on property, if applicable
  • Advise owner of county regulations on septic systems or wells
  • Locate property boundaries
  • Discuss easement, surveys and possible encroachments
  • Inform owner of title issues, if any
  • Provide legal description and property identification numbers
  • Locate and deliver abstract, if applicable, to title company
  • Explain the Estimate of Proceeds—Seller’s net equity
  • Explain and determine state deed tax and miscellaneous fees
  • Assist with the mortgage pre-approval process to purchase a new home
  • Explain FHA, VA, Conventional financing or possible seller paid closing costs for buyer
  • Establish a fair market price for property
  • Educate seller on how pricing is established
  • Educate seller on competitive properties currently on the market
  • Educate seller on recent sales statistics
  • Educate seller on best terms
  • Arrange professional photo and virtual tour shoots of property
  • Explain purchase agreement and negotiation process
  • Identify local schools, police, fire, parks, bus routes, etc.
  • Obtain utility cost budgets for gas and electricity
  • Explain listing forms
  • Fill out listing input information with seller
  • Input information into Multiple Listing Service which then is sent to all broker reciprocity sites
  • Explain AHS Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan
  • Obtain and pass on current interest rates
  • Process listing file to Office Administrator
  • Provide listing papers to sellers
  • Create colored brochures
  • Provide feature sheets for brochure boxes
  • Arrange yard sign installation
  • Hang appropriate riders on yard sign
  • Install directional signs if applicable
  • Install lock box and explain how it works
  • Give seller lock box combination, if applicable
  • Explain how showings are set up
  • Highlight your home during office sales meetings
  • Network with agents to provide extra exposure
  • Schedule Broker Tour for new listing
  • Write colorful, descriptive ads
  • Mail Just Listed postcards to 100 neighboring homes
  • Proof ads for correct information
  • Advertise through Coldwell Banker Burnet’s intranet to Coldwell Banker Burnet offices
  • Advertise through Coldwell Bankers Burnet’s Distinctive Homes Magazine “Artful Living”, if applicable
  • Provide a display book to be left in the home for showings
  • Alert agents to possible price reductions or improvements
  • Provide lender information sheets
  • Return all inquiries by phone in a timely manner
  • Respond to inquiries from other realtors in a timely manner
  • Check MLS data as it appears in the computer
  • Report feedback from broker tour
  • Send out weekly activity report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
  • Set up neighborhood search to keep updated on listing activity
  • Schedule open houses, if the seller desires
  • Write and proof online ad for open house
  • Report open house and private showing feedback to Seller
  • Record showing information instructions from sellers
  • Provide showing agent with instructions and lock box information
  • Record all showings and showing agent’s feedback
  • Advise seller to remove or lock up valuable items
  • Show property to interested buyers we are working with
  • Establish and explain an acceptable earnest money deposit
  • Write all possible offers
  • Notify agents whose buyers have shown interest in the past as to any written offers
  • Present and negotiate all offers in a timely manner
  • Inform and educate seller during negotiation process
  • Explain arbitration procedures
  • Explain process of contingencies
  • Explain lender required work orders
  • Explain all counteroffers
  • Explain earnest money trust account
  • Explain multiple offer situations
  • Review agency disclosures at time of offer
  • Provide buyer with all disclosures and city inspection report, if applicable
  • Review legalities of all purchase agreements
  • Explain process and ramifications of inspections
  • Explain process and ramifications of appraisals
  • Explain loan lock
  • Negotiate personal property inclusions and exclusions
  • Negotiate acceptable closing date
  • Negotiate possible move-in agreement or rent-back agreement
  • Prepare and explain addendums and amendments to purchase agreement
  • Make sure ALL paperwork is included in purchase agreement
  • Provide all signed documents to respective parties
  • Provide buyers with reputable loan officer’s names, if applicable
  • Ensure a pre-approval letter is included in all offers
  • Hang SOLD sign
  • Turn all copies of contract to Office Administrator
  • Send congratulations to seller
  • Coordinate inspection and appraisal and report results
  • Assist appraiser with comparables, if needed
  • Update seller on buyer’s loan process
  • Inform seller of buyer’s approved status
  • Re-negotiate sale, if necessary, due to low appraisal, work orders, seller cost increase, points change, loan lock expiration, interest rate changes or other possible issues
  • Provide buyer or buyers insurance agent with additional home information
  • Create new options, if necessary, to keep contract together
  • Explore all options for financing, if needed
  • Attempt to resolve title issues if they occur
  • Send client closing information letter including utility activation or de-activation
  • Schedule closing time with the buyer, seller, and other agent
  • Schedule a final walk through for the buyer
  • Provide septic certification, if required
  • Provide water test results, if required
  • Help compile and explain the closing
  • Review all costs with the seller prior to closing
  • Prepare all our clients for closing
  • Get a CD (Closing Disclosure) settlement statement prior to closing
  • Make sure the buyer has a paid receipt for home owners insurance
  • Process AHS Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan, if applicable
  • Provide closing gift
  • Process closed file
  • Provide closing statements for clients mid January after closing for tax purposes
  • Place new address in past clients file
  • Help clients resolve any issues after closing
  • Exchange client’s names and numbers if applicable to both parties at closing
  • Contractor referrals available for all your needs
  • Maintain a high quality website for clients to use
  • Send a personal monthly newsletter from Realty Times
  • Always be willing to talk about any issues relating to real estate
  • Always be willing to accept criticism and suggestions to improve our business
  • Always be willing to give references, if desired
  • KEEP YOUR REFERRALS AS HAPPY AS ALL OUR PAST CLIENTS