The Breakers,the famed hotel of West Lakeland. One of the managers likened the coordination of the services at a hotel to that of an orchestra director. The conductor is key to the coming together of many unique instruments playing sounds at just the right time and place in order for beautiful music to occur. Until the property receives an offer, many of these aspects of the marketing chorus are repeated, in addition to contacting all the agents who have shown and/or previewed the home to obtain feedback and keeping the seller apprised of market conditions. In a hotel with the rich heritage of The Breakers, it means team members making certain everything is in place at the right time. Earlier this year my husband and I were staying at
The Realtor works together with the agent on the other side to provide the best possible outcome for the client. That master conductor is often the Realtor. In the marketing and selling of a home, the following are just a few of the details that the Realtor orchestrates: photography of the property, preparing a marketing brochure, consulting with the client on improvements and/or staging, obtaining a plat from the county or homeowner, entering the property into MRIS and distributing to numerous internet websites, configuring a virtual tour, hosting a Broker’s Open with refreshments for other agents to view the home, installing a sign and lock box (if appropriate) or showing the home by appointment, having Sunday open houses if desired by the seller, advertising in newspaper and other media outlets, sending out “Just Listed” postcards to potential purchasers. And in a Real Estate Brokers In Lakeland transaction, it means the coordination of a myriad of details in the process of selling and buying a home, which also requires a master conductor.
Once an offer is received, then the negotiations begin, a new verse in the orchestration analogy. Contract negotiations require an entirely other level of expertise. These are but some of the many steps that can occur: home and radon inspections performed and agreement reached between parties; home or condo association documents obtained, delivered and acknowledged; meet the appraiser at the property to provide comparables and improvements; application made for property insurance; application and completion of all underwriting requirements for lender A master Realtor contacts all other parties who have seen and expressed an interest in the property to see if additional offers can be generated, and or the current offer be bettered.
After the contract has been ratified, which is when all parties have agreed to all the terms in writing and the offer has been delivered, the next verse begins.; wood-destroying pest inspection completed; delivery of copies of the contract to and complete necessary paperwork for settlement company; determine if a re-issue rate is available on title policy and obtain documentation if necessary; be certain the survey and title have been ordered and all is acceptable to parties; coordinate septic and well inspections if applicable and repairs/replacement as necessary; coordinate the performance of any work required under the contract and agreed to by parties and provide receipts to parties; complete home warranty paperwork if applicable; obtain a HUD-1 from the settlement company for review by all parties; coordinate the walk through inspection; and attend settlement with the client.