I often get inquiries about homes for sale on my web siteâ€¦. thatâ€™s the good news.Â The other good news is that my web site is an almost live link to the local MLS.Â So, if you see a home listed for sale on my web site itâ€™s actually a home for sale. (Some web sites are not updated so quickly, and you might see listings of homes that havenâ€™t been on the market for some time.) When REALTORS update their listings, my web site is updated within minutes.
The yucky news is that some people donâ€™t know what the information that they see means.
When you see a home listed as â€œavailableâ€ on my web site but it says â€œPENDINGâ€ under status that means that there is a contract which is contingent.Â In a few cases it may be a contingency like a home sale contingency where those contract buyers have to sell their own home before they can purchase the one youâ€™re looking at.Â But we donâ€™t see a lot of those, usually it is contingent with no kick outâ€¦ that means that even if you provide a fabulous offer, the sellers canâ€™t accept it unless the existing contract buyers back out.
I hope this helpsâ€¦ a little.Â I feel bad because just this morning I got an inquiry about a listing for sale which is under contingent contract, and the potential buyers drove from South Riding where they live now to Berryville where the home for sale is just to check out the areaâ€¦ if theyâ€™d known that the house was essentially no longer available they probably wouldnâ€™t have spent their Saturday morning that way.