We know that every MLS is a little bit different....and the "rules" are not universal for every market. One of the things that our MLS has which we are guessing is fairly universal is the ability to add documents accessible to other agents.
Typically, the attachments include the real estate condition report and Lead base paint adddendum if necessary. Are there other things that CAN be included and are not that make a listing more complete ?
Absolutely.....our rule of marketing thumb is that there is NO such thing as too much information and the more that you can give a Buyer/Agent the better they "know" the property" and the more accurate your target of buyers will be who attend showings. While it is not an absolute "Lookey Loo" eliminator...it does assist the listing agent...the Selling Agent AND the Buyer in determining if this is the House that they will want to call their new home. Exactly what those additional inclusions are depend on the individual home...there are no one size fits all rules for any home we are honored to list.
Put yourself in the Buyer/Selling agent's shoes and think about what some of those helpful things might be...here is a list that may help:
- Floor Plans
- Home Owners Association documents
- Landscape Plans
- Features/Upgrades list
- Home Warranty
- Tax bill
- Well,water, septic tests
- Flood plain information
- Appraisal (if recent)
- Deed restrictions
- Code compliance
- Green Features
- Leases if applicable
- Inclusions/Exclusions When it comes to making a decision on one of the larger investments someone will make...we don't believe there is any such thing as TOOOO much information. We also leave an attractive binder as well as more custom brochures at each home so that the Buyer/agent is thoughtfully reminded of our listing.
Our recent listing, Tuscan Amore in Wales Wisconsin with 22 rooms in an exclusive sub division with golf course, water park, club house and many amenities demanded more explanation than the character limits and picture quotas would allow on MLS. The house begs more explanation.This listing has 13 (we are hoping that's lucky!) attachments.
Today we have a showing...the Buyers had reviewed ALL 13 attachments in detail and had additional questions. YES this is the result of our niche in Divorce real estate. There is no such thing as too much information on a property...and taking the extra steps to give it to the people who need it most may just mean taking that listing from "For Sale to Sold."
If you or anyone you know is looking to sell a home in southeastern Wisconsn....the Hansons would be honored to be interviewed for the position of listing agent...with all the information required to bring the best buyer as quickly as possible.