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showings and contracts 

This is a step-by-step walk through on what to do when showing homes, and submitting an offer for your clients. The following walkthrough includes information and videos on:

  • Creating a loop for a new client
  • "Steps to buying a home" Handout
  • MLS listing breakdown
  • How to create a CMA
  • How to write an offer
 
 
 

1: Create a loop

1. Create a new Loop in Dotloop

2. Send the document "Steps to Purchasing a Home" to your buyer to know what to expect during the transaction, found in each purchase template (also seen below).

3. Once your buyer(s) would like to submit an offer on a listing, time to do some digging with a CMA and researching the MLS

 


 

2. Research Potential Listings

- Upload the pre-approval to Dotloop once the offer has been accepted

- Submit an offer including the 1.close date 2. title company 3. buyer(s) information 4. Address 5. Legal Description 6. Financing information 7. Inspection Deadline 8. initials, signature

* A note on buying/selling your own home: You will not be charged to sell your homesteaded property. However, any other home will be charged the $450 transaction fee for each closing.

 

3. Create a CMA

Submitting an offer requires advising on the right offer price to submit. Creating a CMA will allow your buyers to understand the if the home was properly priced, and give them the information to make an offer on the home.

Watch the video seen here for a step-by-step on how to create a CMA in the MLS. This applies to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa MLS.


4. Submit an offer for purchase

- Upload the pre-approval to Dotloop once the offer has been accepted

- Submit an offer including the 1.close date 2. title company 3. buyer(s) information 4. Address 5. Legal Description 6. Financing information 7. Inspection Deadline 8. initials, signature

* A note on buying/selling your own home: You will not be charged to sell your homesteaded property. However, any other home will be charged the $450 transaction fee for each closing.


Additional resources

 
 

One of the most important factors in submitting an offer to purchase a home is understanding what type of leverage your clients have. Knowing the market trends mixed with the purchase power of the buyers will determine the methods you will use to get the home sold. Listen to the following podcast for tips on how to negotiate in a seller's market, as well as a buyer's market.

 
 

 

The Follow Me Show:

 Negotiating the Sale in a Seller's Market


 

The Follow Me Show:

 Negotiating the Sale in a Buyers Market


 

Steps to Buying a Home (Download PDF)

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