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Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL

Who do you use to input your listings on the MLS?

Asked by Yanoska Diaz, Miami, FL Mon Jan 28, 2013

I really need a good excuse from Southeast MLS members because it is beyond my comprehension to spot so many errors (to give it a light definition) in our MLS every single day. Condos listed as single family homes, single family homes listed as multi-family do you end up with the property being listed in another township, section or zip code when this information is auto-populated from tax records? Why are the front photos of the property on a huge number of listings in our MLS a cat, a tree, a logo, a coffee pot, anything but the the actual photo of the property? Please enlighten me!!

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Hi Yanoska,

It's called LAZY. Lack of concern for your sellers is terrible. The seller listed their house with that particular agent in the hope that they would get the job done. If there are no pictures I usually don't even send the listing info to my buyers. These agents are doing their customers a disservice, and in most cases the seller doesn't know what's on the listing.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
When you have agents who don't know the difference between "your and you're", does it surprise you that their listings might have input errors, and their attention to detail might be lacking?.... or that they might show lack of judgement by posting poor photos?

(once saw a photo of a hot water heater..........what does that tell you about the house!)

But..............a coffee pot as the front photo?

Well...........was it at least a high end one ? Please don't say it was just a Mr Coffee!

2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
Rolling on the floor laughing!
Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013
If we're going to go here, and it seems that we have, can we discuss the people who put not just misspellings, but stuff that is downright illegal? I'd like to see someone who works on civil rights get a direct feed of our MLS. Hopefully that way we could eliminate some of the bad apples.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
Dear Yanoska, I so totally agree with you. I am always commenting on this issue as it is both frustrating and ridiculous and I am also wondering how these agents make money and stay in this business. It should be part of the ethical training.
I saw anything and everything from tiny thumbnails or no image (like is an issues these days to snap a picture even with your phone!) to large photos with cockroaches on the door frame. MLS is supposed to auto correct most of the crucial errors however its not always being corrected.
I am always extremely detailed when inputting the listing, I always have 20+ pictures, video trailer and additional site to see the sizzle video of the property. I guess there are agents and there are agents :)
Keep up your good work and IT WILL be recognized! BTW we just opened a real estate boutique in Coral Gables at Ponce De Leon, so if you would ever be looking for a high standards brokerage you are always welcome!!! :)

Best Regards,
Meg Sahdala

Vivienda Miami Real Estate Group
Tel: 305.877.2880
Fax: 305.675.3976
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
I wish I could upload some of the photos to share a laugh. It isn't funny when you are pulling comps to complete a BPO, I have found myself in situations where 5 out of 6 listings do not have the front photo of the subject.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
I always put my own listings into the MLS, here's the reason:

exelent hous on al cute street, fesly painted and has a nice viw of the montains
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
We input the information here & give it into the office for submission. I take it upon myself(along with my sellers) to check afterwards to correct any errors whether factual or grammatical.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
In most cases I enter my own listings--and if I have someone enter for me I always double check what was done. However even is someone else does the data entry, I'm the only one that uploads the photos--because, as they say, there are worth a thousand words and I want to make sure they are perfect.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
I always input my own listings in MLS - I want the data to be accurate and informative. That being said if I want it done right I believe I need to do it myself.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
The listing agent should always review their listing regardless of who imputs the listing. I would refer back to your Board's MLS rules... our MLS sytem has a built in (report this listing -anonymously- that goes to the association AE... from there the agent is asked to correct... An MLS fine is incurred if not corrected by a certain date or if the same offense by a certain date. I belong to 3 boards... all are fairly strict ... We do a great injustice to our profession when we do not take pride in our work ... a poorly entered listing affects not only the sellers... the buyer... fellow realtors...appraisers...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
Yanoska, interesting observation. I know big box companies use paid staff to input the listings...some of the indy's input the information themselves. As far as I am concerned it is still a Listing Agent 7 Listing Broker's responsibility to check it out. BTW on a side not Spell Check would be great on this Site too:))

Endre Barath,Jr.
Prudential California Realty
Beverly Hills, CA
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