What’s a Listing Agreement?

November 29, 2017
Selling your Home

What’s a Listing Agreement? The listing agreement is a contract between you and a real estate agent to sell your home.


Your real estate agent will explain your state’s laws on agency relationships, and how he or she can represent you in the transaction. In some cases, they can also assist the buyer.


Such an agreement must include beginning and ending dates for the term of the listing, typically what’s customary for your area and the company’s policy and what’s reasonable for your area’s market conditions.


Among the terms that you’ll agree to is the price (usually a percentage of the eventual sale price) you'll pay for services rendered in the sale of your home.


Each real estate brokerage company determines its fee structure based on the degree of services provided. Make sure you understand what services your listing agreement covers.


Don’t choose a listing agent by how much commission the broker charges or how high your home will be priced. Choose a real estate agent because he or she has the best reputation in the market, and the best marketing plan for your home.


Staci Davis

Staci was raised on a farm in Toppenish, WA where she learned a strong work ethic from an early age. She worked on the farm, was involved in 4-H, attended school, and worked a job to pay her way through college. Staci attended and graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, WA with a major in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. She worked as a client account manager at a number of advertising agencies that specialized in marketing, branding, media planning, and lead generation. After dedicating 7 years, she decided to pursue a career where she could excel at a rate that matched her level of work and commitment.


Staci became a licensed real estate professional in 2009 and has had great success, year after year, at a job she is proud to say she loves!  Today, she continues to utilize her college education and business experience to help each of her clients obtain their real estate goals. She specializes in marketing homes and getting them SOLD with a truly integrated marketing strategy, and also really enjoys helping buyers with one of the largest purchases of their life…a home! She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington & Oregon, and is “Your Key To Real Estate Success”!

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