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 Good Tuesday morning Debbie. That would sound like the prudent thing to do. They may change their mind and jump ship on you.

Jul 27, 2015 06:39 PM
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Bob Crane
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why wait, get started with this paperwork and then on to coaching her on any last minute items to prepare for a sale.

 

Jul 27, 2015 04:53 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Yes, I would. It's not unusual for sellers needing to finish up a few things before the listing can go "live" and by doing the paperwork, I feel they are motivated to get them done. 

Jul 27, 2015 12:18 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Debbie. I would think, getting everything signed up would make the most sense.

Jul 27, 2015 06:46 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Yup. Ya' neve know who will get to her if you don't!

Jul 27, 2015 12:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I trust her but you never know and a buyer may come knocking on her door and want to buy it.

Jul 27, 2015 11:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Absolutely. Get everything signed so you can plan your marketing.

Jul 27, 2015 09:19 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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if the decision is for you to list the property, yes....date it for the agreed upon marketing date, and then wait prepare for that date...

Jul 27, 2015 08:13 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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It sounds nice, but I would wait.  In Indiana we only have 2 days to put it on the MLS after it is signed.

Jul 27, 2015 01:04 PM
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Bob Haywood
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I agree with David.  Yes.  

Jul 27, 2015 11:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Mentally ready. I have one got as far as commission rates.  They left for Europe.  They asked if I would be interested since every contract and personal doc I have reviewed them for awhile.

I mentioned I can have the listing contract ready in 1 hour through an eMail..  That does not mean snags or have someone else list it...

Sam Shueh

 

Jul 28, 2015 02:09 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Absolutely. Our listing contracts allows us to delay entry into the MLS set forth by the seller. The old "Bird in the Hand" Concept.

Jul 27, 2015 11:58 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Debbie Reynolds I would go ahead and take the listing and document that the seller wishes to place the property on the market on such and such a date. Don't leave the date open. By following the seller's wishes you shouldn't have a problem with the MLS, etc.

Jul 27, 2015 11:45 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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I think that depends on your local regulations regarding how far in advance you can have paperwork signed. But, either way, keep in close contact.

Jul 27, 2015 11:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I would. Fortunately, our listing agreements have a start date to the listing and a separate start date for marketing, so the bases are covered and I can get it into MLS in the required period of time vis-a-vis the marketing date.

Jul 27, 2015 11:09 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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YES i would have them sign the listing contract now and out that showings shall start on xxx date.  

Jul 27, 2015 10:22 PM
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Have the paperwork signed now.

Jul 27, 2015 10:08 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Our listing agreement has a paragraph which allows a seller to enter into a listing agreement and still delay when it actaully hits mls.  I would have them sign it now.

Jul 27, 2015 10:07 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I would prepare the listing agreement but wait until she is ready , I hate seeing listings in MLS that say property can not be seen until a certain future date and I also don't like seeing temp off market . Both indicate seller is not ready or house is not ready . Nobody likes a pushy sales person but you can be prepared and offer advise on getting it ready to list 

Jul 27, 2015 09:19 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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That's a no-brainer Debbie

Jul 27, 2015 08:36 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Yes, do it now. A notation in your MLS can read ready to show on a certain date. 

Jul 27, 2015 08:12 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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YES!!!

Jul 27, 2015 07:16 PM
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William Feela
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I would make that an option for the seller...it may be incentive to get the work done!

Jul 27, 2015 01:49 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
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Good morning Debbie,

If you feel comfortable asking to sign now, go for it.

Jul 31, 2015 10:32 PM
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
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yes, always sign sooner rather than later

Jul 29, 2015 01:31 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Yes and in our multiple listing service there is a form that is signed by the seller and filed that the listing is being withheld from the MLS until the property is ready to be marketed.  

Jul 29, 2015 12:02 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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You might try an exclusive to cement the relationship for the brief period of readiness, prior to listing on the MLS.

Jul 28, 2015 10:39 PM
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Christopher Fulvio
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lancaster, PA

Yes! Once you are under contract, you are much more valuable to them. Right!?

Jul 28, 2015 01:02 PM
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I don't even make recommendations until they sign.  They can sign today and put on the market at any time in the future, but you get my expertise when you HIRE me.

Jul 28, 2015 12:28 PM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Old school says get it signed before somebody else nabs her or she sells to her own buyer. New school says wait until you are ready to actually go on the market. New school says she if she's gonna screw you, she will do it whether you have a listing signed. Then you'll just have to cancel it and will have done all of that work for nothing. I vote for new school.

Jul 28, 2015 08:18 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
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I would get it under contract right away.  Depending on the MLS, you may need to note the date when it would be active in the market.  I wouldn't allow another agent to get this listing signed.

Jul 28, 2015 04:02 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
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Yes, but please don't put a "coming soon" sign out 3 weeks before it's ready.  That just happened in our neighborhood.  My buyer was so discouraged, they chose to not go look at the house when it did come on the market.  They bought something else.

Jul 28, 2015 03:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Some MLS and association rules dictate a 48 hour time period from contract to offical listing so it dpends on local rules.

Jul 28, 2015 01:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Debbie,

Yes, I would.

Jul 28, 2015 01:47 AM
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Kevin J. May
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Get it signed and in the MLS when SHE is ready!

Jul 28, 2015 12:32 AM