I usually call the listing agent to find out why it is ccs. I don't use CCS for financing. I use pending, and don't allow showings.
If the initial contract finds no inspection issues, and gets their mortgage... we haven't much of a shot.
If my client insists on seeing it, of course we'll view it. But I don't voluntarily include those in our rounds.
I think we, as agents, should be using contingent status for two things --
1. Inspection. During the inspection period, mark it CCS in case the buyer doesn't like the inspection results. As soon as they clear the inspection, mark it PEND.
2. Short sales. This is an appropriate time to use it because even though you have seller and buyer signed, the bank is the actual seller, and you're unlikely to get that quickly. Marking it CCS for financing I think is a good idea, as we can see it's a short sale, has an offer, and we can show at our discretion as many short sale purchasers aren't willing to wait.
We have enough complications showing homes with misunderstood statuses in the MLS...let's all try to clean it up a bit for sake of our and our clients' time.
This status is called CAPA where I'm from. And you bet, I usually avoid showing these at all costs. Like they said below, I don't want my client to get wrapped up in a property that's under contract. Why get your hopes up and waste time when there is so much inventory out there! I will inform my buyers as to what the status means, and tell them, that based on my experience, it's not worth their time. But I let them make the final decision. If for some reason they just can't find what they are looking for and just HAVE to include this home, I will usually call the listing agent to get some details as to the status of the offer and what they expect to happen. It pays to be informed with all the details prior to showing one of these.