Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Tallahassee Board of Realtors is "in the process" right now of adding it as a category in MLS.  

     My attorney advised me not to put "Coming Soon" signs in a yard (or advertise on the internet) unless I have a signed Listing Contract in hand.

Aug 14, 2017 05:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeff... the process here is so complicated and calls for so much more paperwork you really have to wonder whether you want to take the time to do so.

Aug 14, 2017 05:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't do "Coming Soon" as a practice. It is becoming more popular though!

Aug 14, 2017 05:28 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we can't put them in MLS.... I market them before MLS to get ahead of the syndication companies online....

I do not market or put a sign out unless there is a signed listing agreement....

Aug 14, 2017 09:28 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We have a Seller Instruction to Withhold Listing from MLS aka CAR form SELM disclosure we're required to file if we take a listing that will not be on the MLS within 48 hours of taking the listing; and of course we need to have the listing agreement.

Aug 14, 2017 07:22 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I'm not a fan.   I sure hope that Coming Soon category doesn't become available on our MLS. 

I have 2 clients right now that want to list as Coming Soon.  Both homes are in process of competing flooring or upgrades and the contractor is behind and they have been reading all about this topic on line. 

I've seen so many Facebook categories with coming Soon.  The brokerage I just left has a new push to get all listings onto a new site of coming Soon and the main goal I think is to sell them intra-office.  No other comment on this.

i recently got a cease and desist email from the web site "coming Soon homes" so be careful if you are putting those words together in a blog or topic as the site has registered that Trademark.  

'If anyone thought Short Sales were riddled with Fraud...just wait until this newer segment of the market gets more momentum.


Aug 14, 2017 07:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

we have 4 days to get it into the mls, or pay a fine.

Aug 14, 2017 06:58 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes our local MLS has strict guidelines about it.

Aug 14, 2017 05:49 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't have a "coming soon" status in our MLS, however that does not stop us from marketing it.  There are no restrictions here.

Aug 14, 2017 04:12 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

No not yet but I expect some will be coming. Some folks have coming soon on the market for months and months - which is over the top.

Aug 14, 2017 02:27 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Makes life difficult for Buyer Agents when their clients keep asking to see it NOW !

Aug 14, 2017 11:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We used to regulate it but now agents use it to sell the property themselves before they consider putting it on the MLS.

Aug 14, 2017 10:04 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our MLS does not have a category but the real estate commission says we need to do truth in advertising (so it needs to be soon, 6 months doesn't cut it, and have a seller's written permission to post a coming soon sign.

Aug 14, 2017 08:39 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't understand "Coming Soon" marketing. Are you trying to generate interest in hopes of a quick sale or multiple offers? 

Aug 14, 2017 08:02 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our mls rules state a property can be in coming soon status for 14 days.  If it does not go Active within that 14 days the status will automatically change to temporarily off market.

Our state real estate commission has warned us of the danger of coming soon and hip pocket listings, and if the client is being property served.

Aug 14, 2017 07:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There are restriction but rarely, if ever does anyone in my area follow them. AND they are not policed and enforced ... so I am left asking, as with most things, what is the point?

Aug 14, 2017 07:26 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just can't go into the MLS, but can advertise elsewhere, and no brokerage signage

Aug 14, 2017 06:36 AM
Jeannie Steele
Townsend, MT

In MT a fellow Realtor was turned into the Board of Realty Regulation for posting a  "Coming Soon".

Aug 14, 2017 05:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never used coming soon signs but see them in our neighborhood.

Aug 14, 2017 05:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our commission has said they need to be active within 72 hours or written into the listing agreement.  If it is for "double ending", and not in the best interest of the seller, this listing agent could be in hot water.

Aug 16, 2017 09:54 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not sure about out rules in Denver.

Aug 16, 2017 08:26 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We personally don't do it...

Aug 15, 2017 05:30 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done it.

Aug 15, 2017 02:57 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - I think our MLS does have some restrictions - though I rarely have time for 'Coming Soon' once I have signed papers....

Aug 14, 2017 09:59 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not do these

Aug 14, 2017 06:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I do and yes, we have restrictions but, they're so simple to overcome - in addition to the listing agreement, there is one, 1-page document for the sellers to sign and of course, no one can tour it until it's actually listed in MLS.

It works quite nicely for us - in fact, we just made one live this weekend and are sitting on multiple-Offers after a booming Open House and a buyer who toured the Open House is likely to be the winner of the bidding war!

If done right, it works in the best interest of the sellers - absolutely!

Aug 14, 2017 06:25 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I do not know any restrictions from my mls. But to protect yourself you'd better to have some paperwork signed. 

Aug 14, 2017 10:35 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I saw one sign out there for 1 year now. Mo clue, the same with a home that has been pending. Agent pretends it is active. 

Aug 14, 2017 08:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We did not use that.

Aug 14, 2017 07:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I know of none and it shouldn't be anyones business except buyers

Aug 14, 2017 06:17 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Our MLS has started taking coming soon and there are some rules that are all similar. The seller agreeing to it and a disclosure of what date it is active

Aug 14, 2017 06:11 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nothing formal in my market that I know of.

Aug 14, 2017 06:04 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl The key being seller approval.

Aug 14, 2017 06:00 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Here a sign may not be placed unless you own the property.

Clients are telling me that it is a pain on FB now as the address cannot be posted.

Aug 14, 2017 05:27 AM