4 Ways a Polished Listing Presentation Changes the Game

Whether you’re a brand new real estate agent or a seasoned professional, your listing presentation can be the key to successfully converting leads into seller clients. And, we all know that listings are not only an opportunity to sell a home — they’re an opportunity to grow your business. Having a bank of great listings will help you interact with more active home buyers, which can turn into additional business. 

With that said, let’s dive deeper into why you need a polished listing presentation and how it can help you grow your business. 

#1. Showcase Your Skills

Creating a quality listing presentation gives agents the opportunity to showcase their skills. It’s the perfect opportunity to go beyond your designations and certifications to highlight your sales successes, unique marketing skills, and neighborhood prowess. In fact, according to NAR’s 2018 Profile of Buyers and Sellers, marketing homes (20%), pricing homes competitively (20%), selling homes within a specific timeframe (19%), and finding buyers (14%) are among the top tasks that sellers place a high priority on. 

Speak directly to these tasks! Your listing presentation is the perfect way to highlight how your unique skills benefit sellers in these areas. 

#2. Build a Connection 

NAR’s 2018 Profile of Buyers and Sellers also indicates that the reputation of the real estate agent was by far the most important factor when sellers selected an agent to market their home. Knowing that statistic, you can utilize your listing presentation to build trust and establish a connection with potential home sellers. 

To do this, you can include reviews and recommendations, any professional awards or achievements you’ve earned, and any community organizations you’re a part of. If you plan on presenting your listing presentation digitally, a quick video testimonial is a great addition! 

#3. Stand Out from the Crowd

How are you different from other agents? Do you create a custom website for each listing? Do you hire aerial photographers or create 3D tours? Is your list-to-sale statistic in the top 5% of all agents in your market? Maybe you’ve sold more homes in a particular neighborhood than any other agent. 

Your listing presentation is the ideal opportunity to highlight some of your sales statistics, as well as the unique skill set that sets you apart from the crowd. 

#4. Exhibit Your Professionalism 

Another reason to have a polished and professional listing presentation is to exhibit your professionalism. Potential sellers want to have confidence that you’ll represent them (and their home) with the utmost professionalism and care. 

When you show up to a listing appointment with a tailored listing presentation — you’re showing that you took the time and effort to prepare, that you will work to earn their business, and that you’re a real professional. Setting this tone early in the process is vital not only to a successful client-agent relationship — but also to your professional reputation. 

Upgrade Your Listing Presentation Today 

It’s time to take a proactive approach to win over potential clients. Having a strong listing presentation will be an invaluable asset in your agent toolbelt — coming in handy time and time again. 

To learn more on how to create an unparalleled listing presentation, sign up today for our AgentEDU course on How to Give a Great Listing Presentation

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 AgentEDU® is an Agent Publishing brand. For nearly two decades, Agent Publishing has been committed to providing residential real estate professionals with the information and training required to build successful and meaningful careers in their local markets. Agent Publishing’s influence extends to every career stage and reaches agents across print, digital, events and online learning. 

How to Deliver Better Service to Sellers with Children

Being a listing agent requires cooperation and communication, especially when sellers have children. Adding children into the mix can lead to different wants and needs from the seller, which can make your job more difficult.

From wanting a faster sell time to needing help fixing up their current home, sellers with children often demand more from their agents. You as their agent need to be prepared to serve them with a more focused approach.

This post touches on the expectations that sellers with children have for their agents and offers tips on working with them in an efficient way.

Seller-Specific Wants

One of the top things on the must-have list for sellers is that their agents sell their home in a specific timeframe. A report from the National Association of Realtors found that 22 percent of sellers with children wanted to sell their home within a specific timeframe and 26 percent of those sellers said that their need to sell was “very urgent.”

Another top want from sellers with children is for agents to be able to help them get their homes ready for market. 19 Nineteen percent of sellers with children said they wanted their agents to help them find ways to fix up their homes in order to sell them for more.

Agents should plan on having a contact list of renovators, interior designers, contractors, plumbers, electricians and other personnel who can help fix up a home. Moreover, having a strategy for making a listing visible is key, such as social media promotions and quality photographs of the property to catch buyer’s attention.

Nearly 25 percent of sellers with children were selling because their current homes were too small, meaning they were looking to expand and upgrade. Another 18 percent of these sellers with children cited the top reason for listing their homes was a job relocation.

Sellers Without Children

No two sellers are alike. This statement is even more true when you factor children into a sale. Sellers with and without children have different expectations of their agents. Studies found that while nearly 20 percent of sellers with children wanted help of agents to fix up their current houses, only 12 percent of sellers without children felt this way.

Only 13 percent of sellers without children were selling their home because they thought their home was too small, compared to nearly a fourth of those with kids.

Plan Ahead

It seems that having children causes sellers have more specific wants and needs from their agents. Although there are differences when it comes to sellers with and without children, what is not different is the desire to sell the home. You must come to the first meeting with your seller ready to communicate about what is expected from you as well as how you are able to better serve them. If you’re prepared and willing to fulfill their expectations you’ll find the selling process is much smoother.

For more tips on effectively serving your sellers and ways to make the selling process less of a hassle, head on over to our AgentEDU video learning platform. You can start with a seven-day free trial and gain access to the “Representing Sellers” course.

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AgentEDU® is a platform where agents at every level can come to watch 10-minute video courses for the many situations that successful agents must master. From essential to advanced level and everything in between, AgentEDU® courses help agents become top producers with increased earnings and a plan for continued growth. For a 7-day free trial sign up here.

AgentEDU® is an Agent Publishing brand. For nearly two decades, Agent Publishing has been committed to providing residential real estate professionals with the information and training required to build successful and meaningful careers in their local markets. Agent Publishing’s influence extends to every career stage and reaches agents across print, digital, events and online learning.