128 Willow Ave

Somerville, MA 02144

617-513-1967

[email protected]

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Sellers Listing Preparation

When you list your home with Thalia Tringo & Associates, we will:

  • Create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine appropriate listing price.
  • Consult with Seller during the de-cluttering and organization process, if desired.
  • Provide a professional 1 hour consultation referral to assist with the decluttering/preparation process, at no cost to the Seller.
  • Provide professional referrals, at the Seller’s request, for:
    • Handymen
    • Attorneys
    • Cleaners
    • Stagers
    • Contractors
    • Remediation professionals
  • Provide condo financials worksheets and guidelines (when appropriate).
  • Retrieve public documents, such as:
    • Declaration of Trust
    • Master Deed
    • Site plans
  • Research historic home information.
  • Research lead paint reports, if available.
  • Offer free, seasonal classes about preparing your home for sale and about buying and selling at the same time.

Marketing for Sellers

  • Launch listing on Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Hire a professional photographer to photograph the property.
  • Hire a professional to create floor plans and 3D virtual tour.
  • Design professional brochures and signage, including:
    • Property overview and narrative
    • Description of the neighborhood/area
    • Photographs
    • Property URL & QR code, when appropriate
  • Order and post signage, including property URL and brochure box.
    • Advertise in area publications & online.
    • Ensure that all MLS information is fed into Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and other similar websites.
    • Advertise in various historic home publications (when appropriate).
  • Advertise on TTRE website and social media.
  • Host broker open houses, with food from a locally owned, neighborhood restaurant, to highlight the area (when appropriate).
  • Host and advertise public open houses.
  • Accompany all individual showings.

Logistics, Consultation & Negotiation for Sellers

  • Schedule and accompany private showings through online appointment scheduling system (no lockbox)
  • Follow public health guidelines and integrate Seller’s needs as requested (e.g. provide masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, limit number of people in the property at one time, etc.).
  • Receive and present all offers to the Seller; create spreadsheet in multiple bid situations for easy review.
  • Communicate and negotiate between Seller and Buyer’s Agent.
  • Offer electronic document signing.
  • Keep track of deadlines, ensuring they are met by all parties.
  • Communicate with other parties, such as lawyers and mortgage lenders, as needed.
  • Work closely with the Seller’s attorney to help facilitate Purchase & Sale Agreement (P&S) and obtain all appropriate documents by the closing date.
  • Schedule and attend the smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) inspection with the fire department to get a passing certificate for the closing
    • Schedule a handyman (or electrician) to check the smoke/CO detectors in the property before the official inspection with the fire dept.
    • Obtain sprinkler and fire alarm panel inspection reports, if applicable, required by the fire dept.
  • Help create inspection punch lists.
  • Follow up with inspection results and any punch lists.
  • Obtain closing documents, such as:
    • P&S agreement
    • Smoke/CO certificate
    • 6(d) certificate, if applicable
    • Final water bill, if applicable
    • Final oil reading, if applicable
  • Meet with repair and inspection professionals, as needed.
  • Provide notary services.
  • Donate to a local charity of the Seller’s choice in their honor for each transaction closing.
  • Provide consultation throughout the entire listing process.