The Role of the Listing Agent
When you are ready to sell your home, the REALTOR will act in the role of the listing agent. The listing agreement is the contract that provides the seller representation with a particular real estate company and the listing agent. The listing presentation is the meeting where Seller and agent meet at the property. The components of the meeting are: your desired timetable, a description of property, a pricing strategy and a marketing plan.
Initially the agent goes through the property with the homeowner – notating special features e.g. custom cabinets, fireplaces, etc. The basics of the home are also enumerated at this time e.g. number of rooms, bedrooms, baths etc. Additionally, the agent goes to town hall to determine that information is accurate, as well as assessment and tax figures. Your agent will have you spell out what furniture, fixtures or appliances will be included in the sale. In the meantime you will be given a document to fill out called a "Sellers Description of Property" or "Seller Disclosure" and this provides important information to potential buyers.