I believe this is one of the MANY problems in our lovely city when it comes to MLS protocol.
Our board has not taken steps to help eleviate problems, and does not punish offenders.
If we want to be treated as professionals we need to act as such, unfortunatly many agents here in Miami do not get that.
South Florida Brokers
Sometimes I call the listing agent and hear that the escrow closed long time ago and this is just a mistake in mls and it will be corrected 'right away'! Weeks later I still see the same listing with the same agent as active or backup~ go figure.
There is another one you'll love:
Yesterday, I received auto update about a new listing in my area......and another one, and 4 more: same listing, same agent, same description, but! there are 6 different mls numbers for the same sfr!
How it even possible?!
There are a few on this site that want to be anit-agent for some reason, and they are agents, I don't get it.
This site is helpful to the average buyer, for basic information and hopefully to find an experienced agent. Many clients understand that the properties may not be available and all ifno is not exact, but they can get general ideas. I feel those of us that answer questiosn are doing a great service to the prospective buyers and sellers and nothing can take that away from us. I have met and worked with some great clinets for this site, so obviously some agents miss the point of this forum.
South Flirida Brokers
How can potential clients trust what we tell them or the information we deliver to them if we can't trust our associates/sources to deliver accurate information that contributes to the whole?
I look forward to the day the entire RE system will be revamped. Unfortunately, don't think that will happen in my life time. Hang in there and good luck to you!
The buyer and seller and information gatherer on Trulia, frequently comments on pursuing homes listed for sale and find they are already sold. THIS IS THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE ON TRULIA.
You post a statement on TRULIA. available for buyers and seller and information gatherers to read, that states agents are the cause of faulty data. YOU DO NOT DISTINGUISH THIS HAS NOT BEARING ON ANY DATA APPEARING ON TRULIA! There is only one conclusion, based on what the Trulia buyer and seller and information gather knows and experiences, they can make.
Bad data on Trulia is due to agent not updating the STATUS!!
It seems most of you are comfortable with the consumer making that conclusion. OF course, you know it is incorrect.
I agree with you 100%. I think this site should be used to help each other and meet good clients. There is no reason to bash someone each time they post something. I was hoping that some agents who continue to not put their units in pending status once they have a contract would see how annoying it is to others and change the way to do things.