Your Best Listing Presentation

Your Best Listing Presentation

Learn the conversation, process, and props to have your best listing presentation ever.

Picture it. Your potential seller's dining room. 7:32 pm.

You have reviewed their home and provided them with information on pricing. You have shown all your materials. Do you ask for the business? Ask if they are interviewing other agents? Do you whip out a listing agreement?

This is the make-it or break-it moment for all your hard work up until this point. If you are already having your best listing presentation, you already know exactly what to do or say. Sometimes, especially when the potential seller is a different personality type than you, making the right decision is much harder.

However, there are a few fail-safe techniques that I employed in my real estate listing presentations that almost always ensured that every presentation was my best listing presentation!

Your Best Listing Presentation - Agent Making a Lasting Impression with Clients

Your Best Listing Presentation Means Asking the Tough Questions

If you aren't sure where the seller is in their thought process, ask! But there is a big difference between asking, "Do you have any questions?" and "What questions do you have?". The first question can be answered with a "no" or "not really" but the second question assumes they have questions and you want to hear them. Asking them encourages further engagement and provides you with additional time to focus on the obstacles you may be able to overcome.

Your Best Listing Presentation Means Addressing Concerns with Visual Proof

Once you see if there are general questions, go a bit deeper and focus on their particular property. Ask a question such as, "What concerns do you have in terms of your home?" They may have a concern about what to do with their dog at an open house, how to declutter the garage, or even how you are going to market the home with the abandoned chicken coop in the backyard.

If you have an Experience Book this is a great time to put it to work. An Experience Book is like a resume for some of your more-challenging listings. It includes photos, a summary of the challenges, how you overcame those challenges, and the results.

Your Best Listing Presentation Tools - Experience Book

Let's say the seller indicated she was concerned about the abandoned chicken coop situation. If you had indeed recommended a landscaper to another seller who had, say, an abandoned kennel in their yard and the landscaper had done an amazing job of staging it – pulled all the weeds, put down new bedding, and added a water bowl and some toys, you could point to that example in your Experience Book and show how you helped another seller through a similar situation.

The Experience Book is also a subtle way to establish your point of difference. Thumb through it to get to the example property you are looking for and the seller will be naturally curious about some of the other properties you have represented and challenges you have overcome. It provides proof of results!

Your Best Listing Presentation Tools - Track Record of Success

Make Room for Even More Proof!

Another way to leave a lasting impression and truly have your best listing presentation is by sharing your own track record of success and experience. This is especially important when you don't know if other agents will be interviewed.

Ask the question, "What questions do you have about my experience or track record?"

If you have your Visual Bio and Track Record or Stats sheet within reach, you can easily point to specifics as you answer their questions about how long you have been in the business, how many transactions you have done or average, your average sales to list price ratio or days on market, or that you do, in fact, donate a portion of your proceeds to the Humane Society. Who knows! You might even discover that you went to the same university or both have a background at Nordstrom.

Taking the extra time at the end of the presentation to really address their objections and showcase your points of difference can really help a seller feel at ease with you. But creating your Experience Book, Visual Bio, and Stats or Track Record of Success, you can feel confident in asking those questions to the seller because you have the answers at your fingertips.

These are just three of the high-impact tools I recommend you have for your listing presentation. Want to see more? I have a free Masterclass ( that provides you with ideas for a whole toolbox! However, if you are ready to get all of these materials (visual bio, experience book, track record of success, and much, much more), check out the Listing Presentation System and get all of these props and tools - then get ready to win and have your best listing presentation every time!

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By Denise Lones CSP, M.I.R.M., CDEI - The founding partner of The Lones Group, Denise Lones, brings nearly three decades of experience in the real estate industry. With agent/broker coaching, expertise in branding, lead generation, strategic marketing, business analysis, new home project planning, product development, Denise is nationally recognized as the source for all things real estate. With a passion for improvement, Denise has helped thousands of real estate agents, brokers, and managers build their business to unprecedented levels of success, while helping them maintain balance and quality of life.

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