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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I concur with Michael Jacobs, and Joe Pryor . On occasion some sellers (of very high end properties want an exemption), and luxury agents share with their trusted producer colleagues these listings.  The sellers are security and privacy minded in those instances.  A

Nov 09, 2015 03:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I put all my listings into MLS, even those I do both sides when the tenant purchases.   That is for comparables.

Nov 09, 2015 02:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.   Our local board requires listings to be a part of the mls or have the seller sign an exemption.  Some listings are signed but may not go into the mls until a later date(preparation typically).  

Nov 09, 2015 02:50 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My Sellers determine if their listing will go on MLS or remain Exclusive to the Brokerage.

Nov 09, 2015 03:54 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never had a situation where the seller did not want their property listed in mls.

Nov 09, 2015 02:49 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Always ....can't imagine trying to sell one without doing this ...

Nov 15, 2015 03:59 AM
Toronto, ON

Only if the sellers want it to be listed on the MLS.  Susan Emo has a nice screenshot of the relevant portion of our provincial form.

Nov 09, 2015 04:00 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Val - Yes I put all my listings on the MLS. Of course I do not deal in luxury homes, as that may be a different story then.

Nov 09, 2015 02:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

with the exception of when a seller does not want that signs a document to that effect for me to give to my MLS.

Nov 09, 2015 02:48 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Residential 99.9%. Commercial, a little less.

Nov 09, 2015 12:59 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, Definately!

Nov 09, 2015 12:38 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, of course.

Nov 09, 2015 12:15 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

99.9%.  Just ocasionaly the seller does not want it on there.

Nov 09, 2015 10:21 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Yes, we do.

Nov 09, 2015 10:14 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes. There are provisions in our boiler plate listing agreement to not do so, but the language makes it very clear to the seller that it's a bad idea to go with an "exclusive". 

Nov 09, 2015 08:47 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Val Evans so far, I have done so.

I think that is in best interest of the seller.

Nov 09, 2015 08:44 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Of course. All of my listings go in the MLS. My sellers want that. I also enter all of my own listing information. I don't have a secretary do it for me. 

Nov 09, 2015 08:36 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Most sellers will list their property because they want to see their property in the MLS, so yes.  

Nov 09, 2015 08:00 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Some sellers don't want their property on the MLS. We market them directly to our contacts and agents likely to have buyers.

Nov 09, 2015 05:13 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Val Evans The MLS requires properties to be posted unless it states otherwise in the listing contract.

Nov 09, 2015 05:00 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Listing a property in the MLS is only one tool ( a powerful one) I use. I think I would be short changing my Sellers if I didn't give their property full exposure to potential buyers and other agents. MLS is the go to place for most buyers

agents in my area. I have never had a seller ask me not to include their home on MLS. Yes...I do tell them its their decision to or not to list on MLS.   

Nov 09, 2015 04:48 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes of course I do. I want the word to spread and my listings to be found. That is one reason I blog. 

Nov 09, 2015 04:18 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Usually, yes, unless the seller has no money to pay a buyer's agent.

Nov 09, 2015 04:17 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's up the the owners. I have sold some properties without putting them into the mls because seller didn't want other family members knowing about the sale in some cases. I can still advertise them in local papers, on my website, and word of mouth. Sending fliers to other agents was also allowed.

Nov 09, 2015 03:53 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All of mine are full service listed and on MLS. I believe that the Code of Ethics requires me to get highest and best and if that is with another broker and with compensation paid then that is my duty.

Nov 09, 2015 03:23 AM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Yes, I do.  I believe it is in the sellers best interest to maximize exposure. I am not a big fan of exclusives.

Nov 09, 2015 03:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Putting all of your listings on MLS is a requirement in our area. 

Nov 09, 2015 03:14 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I DO NOT put all properties that are for sale into the Mulitple Listing Service.

Isn't this what 'LISTING' the multiple LISTING service.

It is clear I can not protect my client, protect them from peril and hazards, keep their homes data accurate and secure, in the environment the MLS, broker, franchise and NAR has created. 

Your question VAL 'If not, how do you market them?" suggests what these MLS, brokers, franchises and NAR has afflicted upon agents, the inability to market without the MLS. Actually the MLS and LOWER THE PRICE is the only marketing known by MOST agents.

There are many, many, many options, the most obvious is social media.

I however, suggest, make special purpose in building buyer lists of all types and affiliating with like minded agents with whom you can create critical mass.

Then put the house in the MLS after it's sold.

Nov 09, 2015 03:04 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Absolutely, our MLS requires it.

Nov 09, 2015 03:02 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

All active listings go in the MLS unless the seller specifically requests otherwise.  Coming soon ones are marketed online only, no MLS.  The MLS appears to be required to get on, but not any other site.  MLS gives the most exposure to other agents, but is not setup for coming soon listings.

Nov 09, 2015 02:52 AM