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Matt Shepard, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA

I'm a realtor with a listing that won't be put in the mls. How can I get it on Trulia.com for the general population to see?

Asked by Matt Shepard, Arlington, VA Wed Dec 9, 2009

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Why on earth would you not put in the MLS?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 9, 2009
Darcy, many MLSes will not accept open listings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 11, 2009
Agents have no reason NOT to put a listing on the mls - they want to sell the house, remember? If it is not going to be on the MLS, most times it is because the SELLER does not want it on the mls for some reason, and puts that request in writing. For example, someone may plan to put the house on OFFICIALLY in Jan of 2010 with the MLS, open houses, the whole shebang, but they sign a listing with the agent now, just in case someone has that perfect buyer who quietly wants to see the house in December. But please don't think that this is what the agent prefers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 11, 2009
I like Postlets.com. It syndicates well and has some interesting features.

Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 10, 2009
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Pocket listing, or open listing. What do they call those in NY? I just saw that on another thread.

It's not illegal or even unethical to take a listing that won't be put in the MLS. (It may, however, be a violation of the membership agreement). So far as I know, every state recognizes the type of "listing," which is really a commission & marketing agreement - you give me the NON-EXCLUSIVE right to market your listing, and agree to pay me a commission if I put a deal together for you.

Live and learn, eh?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 9, 2009
Hmmm. I guessing, no co-brokerage fee.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 9, 2009
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