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A compelling listing presentation is vital for securing a listing successfully. It’s your moment to shine, impress potential clients, and showcase your expertise to win their trust and business. However, the prospect of having one shot to deliver a pitch that demonstrates your value as an agent can be daunting.

In this article, we explore actionable tips to help agents master their listing presentations and create a sensational first impression every time.

What is a Listing Presentation?

Think of it as an elevator pitch – it’s your opportunity to convince the seller why you should be chosen as their listing agent.

Consider: what makes you better than other agents in selling properties? For example, is it your track record and stellar portfolio, or your unique selling strategy?

However you choose to present yourself and your services, your goal is to show your unique and irreplaceable value so that your client feels compelled to pick you by the end of it. They’re only going to pick you if they’re certain of your capabilities to help them achieve their goals.

Preparing For a Successful Listing Presentation

There are a few key things to keep in mind:

  • Conduct a client needs analysis ➟ Every seller is unique – so figure out what their expectations and concerns are in selling their property. For example, are they looking to sell the house as fast as possible? Or maybe they want to sell the property at the highest price possible, even if that might take longer. Whatever it is, get to know them well to kickstart the rapport-building process.
  • Dig deep and research ➟ Research the locale, property, and its surrounding market. Become an expert, so you can answer any questions thrown your way later.
  • Reflection ➟ Reflect on your experiences, expertise, and the unique value you can bring to this specific client. Jot it down and consider how to incorporate these points into your presentation.
  • Anticipate and prepare for objections ➟ Anticipate objections by the seller, and have structured responses prepared for common objections, such as the price being too low, the commission rate being too high, and timing concerns.
  • Practice your pitch ➟ The key to delivering a presentation with confidence is practice. By practising your spiel before the big day, you can gain familiarity with the content and come across as more convincing.
1. An Introduction

First, you’ll start with a self-introduction, an introduction to your brokerage and its reputation, and an overview of your qualifications, expertise, and experience. The key is to state your value, but always tie it back to the clients, their specific needs, and how all your experience can help them.

Tip: After sharing how you’ll be able to help them, share a story that will instil confidence – e.g. a past anecdote of a past client with a similar background or property and how you succeeded in selling the home. Social proof can help your client envision themselves in the sales process more vividly and increase their trust.

2. Your Advantage/Expertise

Make sure to talk about everything you bring to the table, including your unique value proposition, niche, and top skills, as well as the resources and network of professionals you have access to that differentiate you from other agents.

Tip: Focus on statistics, numbers, and facts here – help them visualize your proven successes with evidence! For example, you might share examples of how you were able to sell X number of listings above the asking price, owing to your deep market knowledge or negotiation tactics.

3. CMA – Comparative Market Analysis

A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is where you provide an estimate of the price of the seller’s property, taking into consideration comparable properties that have recently sold or are currently on the market. By presenting a CMA, you can help the seller understand how their property is positioned in the market, and why the price you are suggesting is optimal, given these factors.


  • Create powerful visuals with graphs and charts to make the presentation more engaging. Add colour coding and annotations to improve understanding of the nuanced real estate landscape and how this impacts their situation.
  • Ensure that the report covers various aspects, including insightful details about local market dynamics, neighbourhood trends, and economic factors that could influence property values. Keep in mind that sellers often have an emotional attachment to the property, so it’s important to demonstrate why your proposed price is the most suitable, objectively speaking, using credible evidence.
4. Break Down Your Marketing Strategy

This involves providing an overview of your marketing philosophy, and how you intend to assist in selling their property and finding buyer leads. Discuss aspects like your approach to photography, open house/event strategies, how the property will be displayed online (including which platforms), and how you plan to utilize social media channels and targeted email blasts/campaigns to reach a wider audience.

Highlight any typical methods you use to market your clients’ properties, and how you plan to make it unique to the seller and the property’s needs. Samples of your previous work, like a sample listing, can be helpful here.

If you typically rely on a tool to support you throughout the process like a CRM, such as Property Raptor, it can be helpful to explain how you leverage this technology to streamline the process and provide superior services. For example, you might explain how CRMs enable you to automate follow-ups, centralize lead information, and update listing information in seconds, speeding up potential deals. Emphasise how this will benefit them.

Tip: To demonstrate your expertise and value, make sure to point out all the latest marketing trends you are capitalising on. This can include virtual tours, 3D floor plans, property videos, and short-form social media video formats. By highlighting these less conventional tactics, you can present yourself as forward-thinking and well-versed in the current marketing landscape.

5. The Sales Process and Services Provided

A clear explanation of the overall sales process, and what clients should expect from your services is important to demonstrate a sense of professionalism. Discuss everything the client should expect at each stage – including pre-listing services, property preparation, negotiations, and the closing stage. It is also good to provide an expected timeline, tailored and in line with their expectations.


  • Craft the content to be client-focused and detailed, ensuring that they understand the support they will receive at every stage.
  • Place emphasis on your value-added services – for example, by selecting you, they will gain access to a team of experts and professionals such as stagers, photographers, and inspectors. Provide a case study of similar clients and demonstrate how you successfully navigated challenges and streamlined the entire process using these resources at your disposal.
Bonus Tip… Follow Up!

To make yourself truly unforgettable, don’t forget to add a personal touch by following up with the seller within 24 hours of the presentation. Whether you choose to send a heartfelt thank you note or a voice message, thanking the seller and expressing your enthusiasm to work for them will leave a positive first impression. This can increase your chances of winning the deal.

If you are looking to implement an automated marketing strategy for lead generation and management, speak with one of our consultants today to design a strategy tailored specifically to your needs.