- Being prepared sends a positive message to your clients
- Having plenty of tools on hand allows you to react to problems swiftly and painlessly
- I broke items into the Three Ps – Property, Professional and Personal
These are items you’ll need for keeping your own listings fresh on the fly.
Helpful to put on a vacant listing, as well as refill from time to time. Or, perhaps consider having a branded wax warmer to hand out to your sellers. They double as house warming gifts, too!
Always helpful for flashlights, laser measurers, thermostats, and other odds and ends handy in the field.
A kit of all sorts of cleaning supplies for listing touch up.
You’ll probably want several different sizes. Burnt out lightbulbs detract from a home, and are a nightmare when the photographer is getting her listing shots.
Measuring your home for the MLS doesn’t have to be a chore. The laser measurer is an amazing time saver, plus helps when buyers want to confirm room dimensions.
Not just about getting your sign into some tough, dry dirt, but protecting your sign. I’ve broken a couple stomping on it to get it in (and almost hurt myself, too). This small version is perfect!
For cleaning up … anything.
Perfect for touching up your listing’s creaky doors.
These are the things you need to do your job and serve your clients when on the road.
A lovely gift to keep your buyer’s little ones entertained during home viewings! And this classic Berenstain Bear”s story is all about moving!
For that VA foreclosure with a funny smell….
Your phone probably gets the job done sometimes, but good to have these on hand, too. Get this multi-pack so your buyers have some, too!
The polite way to walk through a stranger’s house. You could even consider trying to get some produced with your brokerage or team branding.
Keep yourself and clients hydrated! Consider a cooler with ice, too, especially here in Texas!
Or food, or whatever. This electric, iceless model is perfect for the car and last minute coolification.
These are the things you need to keep yourself happy and ready!
Don’t let a car emergency derail your day. Come prepared (and show your buyer you’re the kind of person who is prepared).
Change of Clothes
You may need a last minute change of clothes after you’ve spilled Taco Bell on yourself just 20 minutes before your next listing presentation. Not saying I would know….
First Aid Kit
Of course, the most important thing you should be prepared for is protecting yours or your clients’ health.
For putting in signs or doing touchup work on a listing.
Sticky locks can ruin a showing. And if it’s your listing people can’t get into…. Nope nope nope!
Protect your suit or stockings while still getting the yard work done on a listing, or putting in signs, again… Putting signs in can be really hard sometimes.
Okay, this one is just a joke. Nobody uses paper maps anymore.
Get branded pens. Title companies shouldn’t be the only ones with great pens. Necessary for your buyers to make notes.
Don’t spread germs!
I haven’t run into this situation yet, but I hear from other agents it’s handy to have, and certainly don’t want be caught without it.
Keep your car clean, your house clean, and all around useful.
Here’s a pack of six, enough for yourself and your entire home viewing posse.
Being prepared – even overprepared – isn’t just helpful to the job. It makes a great impression on your clients and makes your life easier. Hopefully you found this list helpful!