What to Expect the 1st Week on the Market

The Tienken Difference

With over 39 years of experience, our team has established an action plan that works. We tailor our expertise to each listing to target the right buyer, and get your home sold! Let our proven team at Tienken and Associates list your home.


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Prior to Going on the Market

  • Discuss repairs and maintenance that would enhance the value of your home for resale and shorten marketing time
  • Seller meets with our stager for a complimentary evaluation of their home walking away with a clearly written checklist of ways to prep the home to be its most presentable using Seller’s existing furniture (optional)
  • Seller schedules pre-listing inspection with home inspection company to remediate any obvious issues
  • Professional interior and exterior photos taken highlighting the home’s best features
  • Floor plan created to attach in RMLS
  • Listing description created and reviewed with seller will be posted to RMLS and syndicated to search sites
  • Real estate sign ordered including permaflyer to be installed the day the home goes live
  • Directional signs added to neighborhood to draw buyers in
  • Review Seller’s preferred showing instructions
  • Discussion regarding potential open houses with seller, booking open houses and marketing open houses begins
  • Lockbox installed for Broker showing access
  • Custom flyers, shoe covers, “Please Remove Shoes” sign delivered to home prior to showings beginning

As the Listing Goes Live

  • Property is input into RMLS (including the property description, 48 of the best listing photos, floor plan, seller’s disclosure, and pre-listing inspection if applicable)
  • Home is Placed in Active status in the RMLS
  • RMLS listing syndicates with numerous home search sites including Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, etc.
  • For Sale sign installed by professional sign company
  • Open houses (if applicable) are entered into the RMLS
  • Open house advertising begins online and on social media
  • Listing is emailed out to 500+ Brokers in the Portland Metro Area highlighting your home the day the listing goes live
  • Property is featured on social media
  • Home is boosted using Property Boost from Inside Real Estate for geo-fencing marketing

Throughout the Listing Period

  • Any property inquiries from potential buyers and sign calls fielded by Brian Tienken and team
  • Follow up on all showings and communication with sellers on feedback from showing Brokers, advising on any changes which may positively benefit the home getting into contract
  • We coordinate with showing Brokers on any questions they may have regarding the home
  • Contact any agents who have shown home multiple times to touch base and discuss client interest
  • Keep Seller informed of any changes in market conditions
  • If any price changes are made during the listing period, the home is re-emailed to all Brokers highlighting the change for maximum exposure

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