We worry about the details, so you don't have to.

Franklin Street Realty

Your agent supports you, every step of the way

Did you know it’s legal for realtors to “represent” both the seller and the buyer in a transaction? Doesn’t make much sense does it? As a buyer and seller, you have very different goals, most of the time competing with each other. It’s like having two teams with the same coach, the only one guaranteed to win is the coach. When you list your property for sale with Franklin Street Realty, your agent is dedicated to your interests only. Your agent will never represent the other party, so you know you’re getting the best advice every step of the way.

After 28 years and literally thousands of clients, we can empathize with the financial concerns and emotional strain that accompanies the sale of your home. We leverage that experience to alleviate both.

Over the last decades, we have fostered great relationships with other decision-makers in the area, helping to smooth the sometimes ruffled feathers during the process. Our brokers are masters at multi-tasking and deal with every facet of the process. Your listing agent is there with you from start to finish as a fiduciary. They will never pass you off to anybody and they will never work for both sides.

What's the process like?

Whether you’re selling your first home or your fifth, our team of local real estate pros knows how to make the process feel like a walk in the park. We’ll guide you every step of the way, from prepping your house for the market to celebrating your successful closing. Our goal is to make selling your home as pain-free as possible.

01. Determine Price & Complete Paperwork

02. Prep & Pre-Marketing

03. Put On The Market

04. Negotiate Contract & Due Dilligance

05. Closing


(1) They will review the documents necessary to convey real estate in NC and explain what the term DUE DILIGENCE means as it pertains to the sale of your property.

(2) Complete and review with you a market analysis…

(3) Discuss a “staging plan” and coordinate any improvements needed prior to actively marketing your home. We are familiar with buyer’s expectations in this market.

(4) Coordinate and supervise all marketing efforts, including producing interior and exterior photos, entry into TMLS and syndication to 3rd party real estate search engines.

(5) Tour and review your property with FSR agents.

(6) Plan Open Houses for the public and other Realtors if appropriate.

(7) Arrange showings and provide you with timely feedback on all showings along with regular progress reports

(8) Assist with contract negotiations

(9) Coordinate inspections with Buyer’s agent and subsequent repair request if any.

(10) We make sure it all happens on time.

  • Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly.
  • Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly.
  • Add pine straw or mulch to freshen existing beds and foundation planting.
  • Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks and crumbling.    – Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint. 
  • Clean and align gutters.
  • Inspect and clean the chimney.
  • Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles.
  • Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking.
  • Consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance.
  • Keep your garage door closed.
  • Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door.
  • Look at your home from the Buyer’s perspective.  Be objective and honest.
  • Give every room in the house a thorough cleaning, and remove all clutter. This alone will make your house appear bigger and brighter. Some homeowners with crowded rooms have actually rented storage garages for excess furniture, creating a sleeker, more spacious look.
  • Hire a professional cleaning service, once every few weeks while the house is on the market. This may be a good investment for owners who are busy elsewhere.
  • Remove the less frequently used items from kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting. Since you’re anticipating a move, holding a garage sale at this point is a great idea.  (prior to putting your house on the market)
  • If necessary, repaint dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls.
  • Check for cracks, leaks and signs of dampness in the attic and basement and crawl space.
  • Repair cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
  • Replace broken or cracked windowpanes, moldings, and other woodwork. Inspect and repair the plumbing, heating, cooling, and alarm systems.
  • Repair dripping faucets and showerheads.

In addition to what you and your agent decide to do to your home to make it more sellable, the following costs are typical:

  • Payoff of existing Mortgage(s)
  • Real Estate commissions
  • Buyer requested closing costs
  • Possible repair costs
  • Deed/Lien Waiver preparation
         $100 – $150
  • Pro-ration of taxes, Homeowners’ Association Dues
         Calculated on a per diem basis
  • Revenue Stamps (NC sales tax)
         $2.00 per $1000 of the final sales price
  • Homeowners Warranty
         $350 – $500
  • Power of Attorney if necessary
         $100 – $150

    The above fees will vary depending on the closing attorney you select.

  •  Working with Real Estate Agents
  • Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement
  • Residential Property & Owners’ Association Disclosure Statement
  • Lead-Based Paint Hazard Addendum
  • Short Sale Addendum To Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement
  • Internet Advertising Addendum
  • Professional Services Disclosure and Election
  • Offer to Purchase & Contract
  • Acknowledgment of Receipt of Monies
  • Due Diligence Request & Agreement
  • Notice to Seller that Buyer is Exercising Their Right to Terminate the Offer to Purchase & Contract
  • Sellers Estimated Net Sheet

We are so confident in the professional manner in which we conduct our business that we offer you this guarantee: If you are not satisfied with our performance, we will cancel your listing agreement within one business day.