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As a Realtor one of the main points I get asked about is what exactly does a Realtor do for their clients.  According to the former President of the National Associations of Realtor there is 184 distinct task that a Realtor does when listing a home for sale.  I linked the article below, but let me discuss and sum up the many steps.

The first set up steps is in the pre-listing activities which a Realtor should be doing most of the time to stay up to date on the market they’re in.  The  next steps are in the listing presentation which is not only important to the Realtor, but should demonstrate to the client what the working relationship and communication would be like.  Next steps are after the listing agreement is signed and when entering the property into the MLS which is most important.  This is a two fold process.  There is both preparing marketing for best first impressions in presenting the property and knowing all about the property details in depth to answer prospective buyers’ questions.  Next is after it’s listed which then involves marketing it and being able to convert at least one buyer to write an offer.  The final step are from when it’s sold to closing, loan process, inspections, and appraisal.  This last part encompass, according to steps listed, involves one third the total work a Realtor does, but gets seen the least because only the buyer and seller see what the Realtor is doing.  Overall the most visible steps in marketing a listing, roughly one third the work gets seen the most.  Here is the link to the original article:

184 TASKS AGENTS DO FOR YOU – SO, WHAT EXACTLY DOES A REALTOR DO FOR YOU? – BY Pat Vredevoogd-Combs, past president of the National Association of REALTORS.