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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
I put all my listings into MLS, even those I do both sides when the tenant purchases. That is for comparables.
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).
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
My Sellers determine if their listing will go on MLS or remain Exclusive to the Brokerage.
I have never had a situation where the seller did not want their property listed in mls.
Silvia Dukes PA, Broke...
Spring Hill, FL
Always ....can't imagine trying to sell one without doing this ...
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.
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.
with the exception of when a seller does not want that signs a document to that effect for me to give to my MLS.
Residential 99.9%. Commercial, a little less.
Yes, of course.
99.9%. Just ocasionaly the seller does not want it on there.
Yes, we do.
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".
Val Evans so far, I have done so.
I think that is in best interest of the seller.
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.
Most sellers will list their property because they want to see their property in the MLS, so yes.
Some sellers don't want their property on the MLS. We market them directly to our contacts and agents likely to have buyers.
Val Evans The MLS requires properties to be posted unless it states otherwise in the listing contract.
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.
Yes of course I do. I want the word to spread and my listings to be found. That is one reason I blog.
Usually, yes, unless the seller has no money to pay a buyer's agent.
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.
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.
Yes, I do. I believe it is in the sellers best interest to maximize exposure. I am not a big fan of exclusives.
Yes. Putting all of your listings on MLS is a requirement in our area.
I DO NOT put all properties that are for sale into the Mulitple Listing Service.
Isn't this what 'LISTING' means...in 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.
Absolutely, our MLS requires it.
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 Realtor.com, but not any other site. MLS gives the most exposure to other agents, but is not setup for coming soon listings.