What we do to make your home sale successful:

As Realtors®, we are highly trained professionals who are experienced in the listing, marketing and selling of real estate, and who add value to the sales transaction by providing real and valuable services. Here is what we do:


The pre-listing phase, often overlooked, establishes the foundation for the entire marketing plan and includes public records research, comparative market analysis (CMA) and marketing plan development, all in preparation for a successful sale. We will:

  • Obtain Your Property Profile Overview
  • Research Ownership
  • Research Legal Description of Property
  • Research Certificate of Occupancy
  • Research Violations on Property
  • Research Comparable Properties listed for sale
  • Research Comparable Properties that have sold
  • Prepare Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) of your home
  • Present CMA to you, Review Comps (Sold, Current & Expired Listings )
  • Discuss Marketing Plan with you
  • Discuss Preparation of your home for maximum marketability
  • Educate you about current market conditions
  • Help you determine a realistic list price
  • Prepare Listing Forms for Long Island MLS and Queens County MLS
  • Walk through Your Home and Note Property Inclusions and Amenities
  • Review all Listing Info with you
  • Explain Agency Disclosure Form (Required by NYS law)
  • Explain Property Condition Disclosure (Required by NYS law)
  • Review Lead Based Paint Disclosure (Required by NYS law)

Listing and Marketing

These tasks are needed to take us to the initial offer stage.

  • Disclosure Forms Signed by Agent and You (Required by NYS law)
  • Lead Based Paint Disclosure Signed by You (Required by NYS law)
  • Listing Contract & Data Forms Signed by Agent and You
  • Copy of By-Laws Secured (if applicable))
  • Photograph Home (Digital Color Photo(s))
  • Prepare Digital Pictures for the Internet (Crop, enhance, reduce, etc.)
  • Input Listing and Photos to Queens County MLS System
  • Input Listing and Photos to Long Island MLS System
  • Input Listing and Photos to DougNorthRealty.com
  • Input Listing and Photos to Visual Listing Systems and other Real Estate Portals
  • Proof all Listing Info on all Multiple Listing and Internet Services
  • Write Ad for Internet Advertising
  • Prepare Flyer/Marketing Brochure
  • Prepare Window Ad
  • Host Broker Open Houses
  • Host Public Open Houses
  • Arrange showings of your home
  • Accompany showings by other Realtors if necessary
  • Pre-Qualify all Buyers whenever Possible
  • Review Feedback with You
  • Discuss Marketing and Pricing Strategy with You on a Regular Basis
  • Enter any Listing Changes into both MLS Systems
  • Submit any Listing Changes to all Internet Services

From Offer to Closing

This phase is most important, because it's the stage at which transactions can often fall apart. The advice and help of a real estate professional is invaluable at this stage.

  • Review Purchaser's Qualifications & Offer
  • Review Offer with You
  • Negotiate Price and Terms of the Sale with Buyer until you are satisfied with the deal
  • Submit Sales Info to Your Attorney
  • Submit Sales Info to Buyers Attorney
  • Schedule an Inspection of the Property
  • Meet Home Inspector at Property
  • Notify LI MLS and QC MLS of Sale
  • Coordinate with Attorneys
  • Coordinate with Selling Agent
  • Coordinate with Lender
  • Coordinate with Appraiser
  • Coordinate with Coop/Condo/HOA Management
  • Coordinate with Coop Board
  • Assist Buyer in Obtaining Application Package for Coop Board (if applicable)
  • Assist Buyer in Coordinating Application Package for Coop Board (if applicable)
  • Assist in Arranging Financing
  • Schedule Appraisal
  • Provide Comparable Sales to Appraiser
  • Follow Loan Processing
  • Maintain contact with all parties to the transaction
  • Monitor time frames and completion of all contractual obligations
  • Keep you informed throughout the process
  • Schedule Final Walk Through for Buyer
  • Attend Closing