Karen, Home Buyer in South Lake Worth, Fort...

how long does it take for an active contingency to show up on a listing on homes for sale, just curious?

Asked by Karen, South Lake Worth, Fort Worth, TX Tue Feb 9, 2010

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Hi Karen,

Listing agents are responsible for changing the information on MLS. The best and fastest way to learn is asking to the listing Agent directly.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
One other piece of information that may affect what you expect is that Board rules require changes be input to MLS within 5 days of occurrence. It is not a violation for a Realtor to hold off (or just be lazy) putting a changed status in right away.

When you access MLS information via many websites that use IDX (our method of direct access between a Realtor website and the MLS database), the data will be realtime. Updates are instantaneous. Some websites use other methods to update the material found on their websites and may not completely update listing status or pictures for days.

So, if the Realtor inputs the CON status as you read this, IDX-connected sites will reflect that as soon as you check it after reading this. If she waits 5 days and you check it on some other websites, you may not see the change until next week.
Web Reference: http://www.SumnerRealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 13, 2010
Our MLS in North Texas is in real time, but secondary websites can take 24-72 hours or longer to show up. Some sites don't recognize Active Contingent as a status. They leave a home in Active status until it gets changed to Pending or Sold. You can see how that might cause confusion in the public eye.
Have a blessed day!
Ronda Allen, Realtor, C.P.M., SFR, TAHS
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
In our MLS it will show up as soon as the person in the real estate company responsible for updateing a file processes the change. Some offices are real good at this and get it done in 24 hour and others can take weeks to get it done. There are rules but some even ignor them and only make changes when a property closes or someone complains.

As for the information updating from the MLS to Trulia I am unsure. Someone on the staff of Trulia would be more informed on this part.

It is very possible that Trulia does not update the status very often evident from all the questions about status of properties and the response from agents that properties are already sold.

From your question I assume "Congradulations" are in order.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
Karen it shows up as soon as the agent makes the change in the MLS. Realtors will see it immediately and depending on if your search is live it to will be instant or will show when teh search is updated or refreshed.
Web Reference: http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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