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If I signed contract to accept offer, is my house still showing or pending?

Asked by Pam Ng, Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA Sun Apr 22, 2012

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Hi Ng

A listing agent has 3 days within which to change the status to Pending Show / Pending with Release clause / Pending per http://www.mlslistings.com rules.

Web sites are not interested in promoting homes with accepted offers after an Agent has changed it to one of the 3 Pending statuses allowed by http://www.mlslistings.com

Good luck and congrats on accepting an offer.

Now you can always still promote your home my setting up a Blog or site of the many fine sites including Trulia.

Best regards
Perry

http://www.ruthandperry.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
Hello Pam,

This depends...For example, if the house is a short sale, it could be in either pending or back up status situation. Sometimes, the status changes after the inspection is done.
In back up status, the house can be shown, but no other contracts should be signed.
I've seen regular sales being shown and in back up status more often, recently.

In the end of the day, you are the homeowner, and nothing should be done without your agreement to it.

Best of luck,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
IrinaKaran@gmail.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
Hello Pam, it all depends on what your contract says. I can speculate that your contract is the Realtor standard C.A.R. form RPA-CA but because I don't know for sure, it is difficult to answer your question. Usually with an accepted offer, buyers might have contingencies in place for a short period of time in which they can perform inspections, etc. During this time, the sellers status is Pending but Continue to Show, that is until, those buyers remove any and all contingencies. It is best to have the agent representing you, explain what you signed .... and most importantly, what it means.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
Thank you for your question Pam Ng:

If all parties that have an ownership interest in the house have signed and accepted the offer, the status should be changed to one of the pending statuses.

I recommend that you contact the REALTOR who is representing you on the sale of your house, with your question.

The REALTOR who is representing you is the best person to answer your question.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
Hi Pam,

If you have accepted an offer and both the buyer and seller have signed, your Realtor should change the status on the MLS. Here in the Bay Area, there are 3 pending status:

1) Pending with Release, continue to show

2).Pending without Release, continue to show

3) Pending No Show

Depending on the details of your contract, your Realtor should know which status is appropriate.

Updating this on the MLS should reflect instantaneous. But as for Trulia and other syndicated sites, they may be slower to update. Hope this helps!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
good response Kendrick!
Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012
After obtaining a signed and accepted purchase contract the listing agent will update the MLS with either AWC or Pending. An AWC status continues to market the house and a pending status removes it from active views, including here on Trulia Are you asking why your home for sale is still showing active rather than pending? And are you seeing that on Trulia or some other site?

Depending on when your agent received the offer, it could just be as simple as they have not had a chance yet to update the MLS in your local area. Once MLS is updated then the other sites should follow suit soon after. Keep in mind however, that unlike a local MLS database that your realtor has access to, websites such Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow as an example, are not REAL-TIME data.

Congrats on the sale of your home!

Chris Spalding
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
Thank you for your response, Ms. Ng :

The best person to answer your question is the REALTOR who is representing you on the sale of your house.

If your house is gone from the websites, that indicates that your house is Pending, Do Not Show Status.

I recommend that you talk with the REALTOR who is representing your interests, to discuss whether or not your status should be Pending, do Not Show, or Pending, Continue to Show.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
More agents in this market started placing the property on Contingent status in the Multiple Listing Service after a purchase & sale contract is executed on offers with financing and inspection contingencies. In the Contingent status, the property can still be viewed on public websites. By law, they are to put it in Pending status and this will automatically removed your listing from the websites. Discuss this with your agent.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
My listing was removed from websites. However, it is not stated as pending status. My house listing is completely gone at mlslistings.com. What is wrong?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
Hello Pam,

By the law once you sign to accept the offer then the contract between you and the buyer will become valid. Your house status will be on pending status. Unless the buyer falls out of escrow for some reasons, you are responsible to sell your home to that buyer. Just like Kendrick stated the pending status can be shown in 3 phases. Your agent has the obligation to change the sale status on the MLS as soon as possible after you accepted the offer. Thank you for your question.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
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