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joe, Home Buyer in Hudson, MA

How long does it take an agent to list a property as sold? We cleared the tile and closed on February 14. Bolton office CB agent - Horrid!

Asked by joe, Hudson, MA Mon Feb 27, 2012

So, after a tree falls on the house, very lazy attorneys who didn't want to be bothered, rehiring a new attorney, and a sellers agent who was a nightmare (referring to the seller, her client, as "the devil and not trustworthy and to us as those people", we assisted in clearing the title and closed on valentines day. So when is the listing updated? Not that she kept anything updated...

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We are supposed to close it out on MLS as sold either the day it closes or as soon as possible. Trulia and Zillow and other third party sites will continue to list it as active for longer than that. Eventually they will pull it as well. Sorry you had such a harrowing experience!
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An agent can change the status in the mls as soon as the closing has occurred. It should be done immediately.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
It is probably SOLD by now!!!!!!!!!!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
It should be updated in MLS the same day or by the next day. It takes time to be
updated on other websites which are driven by MLS.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
Hi Joe,

My guess is that you're referring to the listing as it appears on the different sites on the internet, maybe Trulia specifically? Your listing was most likely syndicated from the local MLS out to sites on the internet, including Trulia. Unfortunately, when a house is sold and listed as sold in the MLS, it often doesn't get updated via syndication until later. Sometimes this is a manual process, sometimes automatic, it depends on the office.

One thing you can do is call the listing brokerage and request that they update their syndication to sold so that the home comes off of Trulia and other similar sites.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
Although it shows immediately on MLS that the sale was SOLd it can take longer to show on 3rd party sites like Trulia Zillow etc... Sorry you had a bad experience please don't hold it against all realtors, we are not all created equal. Just because someone works under a name you see on TV doesn't automatically make them good at what they do. This is why interviewing agents is so important. It's not about the Company name but about the person!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 28, 2012
Hi Joe,

I just checked MLS, and the listing agent changed the status of the house you bought to "sold" on Feb 15th, the day after closing. This seems reasonable. Most of us wait until the day after the closing to change the status on MLS because not only does it have to "close" but it has to get recorded at the registry - which can take many more hours to accomplish, so we wait to make sure that happens.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 27, 2012
Should be immediate (at least not more than 48 hours) Seems you are dealing with difficult people so this could be another (albeit smaller) fight with them. If you give us the address we real estate agents could alert the MLS.

Good luck and congrat's on your new home!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 27, 2012

Sounds like a nightmare! What's the property address and I'll check for you!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 27, 2012
You are supposed to do it within 24 hours after the sale goes on record with the County. If you had a buyer's agent, they should be able to push the lisitng agent to get this recorded as Sold in MLS. Otherwise, call the agent's office and complain.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 27, 2012
The listing agent has 24 hours to change the status to
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