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Ashley, Home Seller in Chesapeake, VA

Why Is MLS listings good?

Asked by Ashley, Chesapeake, VA Tue May 14, 2013

military family selling 4brd/2bth

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It is good to have a Realtor that will list your home on the MLS that way you will more exposure to agents and public.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2014
If you have an agent working for you advertising your home on MLS they also should be doing more with the internet sites their company advertises on, and they do all the leg work for you when there is an offer... they also have contacts with other agents they know and work with, appraisers that can give you the best price options and help get your home sold quickly.

When you do it yourself its so much more work, and you have to show the home when you can which means you could lose a sale by not being able to show as buyers need to see it on their time frames...

The MLS and real estate websites only work together to get the most amount of people looking at your home each day. As we know the internet gives you the best chance to get it sold faster. Hope that gives you an over all idea why its best to work with both and Real estate agent that will put your home on the MLS listings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2014
MLS listings are very important, not only is it a way to gain tons of exposure. Most property websites pull their information from the MLS listing. By listing your home with a realtor and placing your home in the MLS many thousand of realtor and buyers will be able to see that your home is available.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yvonne Hagaman
Rose & Womble Realty
(757) 309-1647
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2014
Hey Ashley!

You asked a question that only the beginning of the question: How do I sell my home?

A Multiple Listing Service(MLS) listing is but the first step in letting buyers know about your home. Networking with other Realtors, spreading the listing data and more importantly the pictures across multiple listing and home interest websites, including Facebook, Pininterest and hundreds more and spreading the news among buyer pools are other steps that would go far beyond a MLS listing.

Though it has been awhile since you posed your question, you or someone you know may want to know more about selling a home for the most in the least amount of time.

I am here to answer your questions!

"Always the Smart Move!"

Bryan Cerny
Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SRES, SFR
(757) 580-6546 Cell
(757) 390-3469 Fax

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
Rose & Womble Realty
Chesapeake, VA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2014
Hi Ashley,
Using the MLS system puts you in front of the agents who have qualified buyers, often preapproved, that can purchase your home. It levels the playing field so that anyone looking to purchase a home like yours can find it and pursue purchasing it with a skilled agent at their side
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 6, 2014
The MLS is where the majority of Buyer's agents search for homes for their clients. It is the best platform to expose your home to serious buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 2, 2013
Hey Ashley,

Just following up on your MLS and Open House questions. I'm not going to be "that guy" who tries to sell myself while subtly answering your question with an open ended response. Not sure if your home is still for sale by owner or if you've now gone with an agent. Let me know if there is anything that I can help you out with.

Jeff Lurie
Wainwright Real Estate
Specializing in Suffolk, Franklin, Smithfield, Chesapeake, and Isle of Wight County
Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia
"Let's Make Moves Together!"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
Hi Ashley,

I just posted a pie graph on facebook titled "Where will your buyer come from?"

Breaks it down: Internet, Agent, friends, newspaper ads, MLS, for sale signs and much more.

Check it out
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
A recent study completed by a west coast company revealed 30% of homes listed 'FOR SALE' on real estate aggregate websites like Zillow or Trulia are no longer available.
In additions, this study reveal homes newly listed can appear 7 days AFTER their appearance on reeal estate professional websites.
Add to that all the FALSE data appearing from Realty Trac and you end up with a website that fosters frustration and confusion. The consumer is being mislead by data that appears on aggregate real estae websites from the homes listed to the laughable 'valuations' that appear.
If you want your home to be presented to knowledgeable, SERIOUS, qualified buyers, your home must be where the SERIOUS buyers are looking, the local MLS.
Any other conclusion is delusional.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
Because you have professionals in the business of selling and buying houses watching / working it every day.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
Hi Ashly, in our area where we are so heavily (thankfully) military, most moves happen quickly. Military families who need to purchase quickly enlist the help of a Realtor - who has instant access to the MLS, can build automatic searches on the MLS and be the first to see when new qualifying homes come on the market. In this environment, being first to see it gives the buyer the first chance to write an offer! While other websites will allow you to search for homes, they do not update as quickly as the MLS nor do they indicate when a home is "contingent" - meaning there is already a ratified contract in place. In short, buyers most often hire a Realtor and Realtors search the MLS.

As far as the selling goes, a Realtor protects you through the process, has instant answers and strategies for those sticky problems that almost always arise! We do this everyday and have lots of solutions, expert advice, and you'll want a Realtor who not only has your best interest at heart - but one who is compassionate to your needs!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
Ashley, The real benefit of an MLS Listing is the Realtor that comes with it. For me, the MLS listing is a first step to get your home seen. Many other agents access this daily to check on homes for their buyer pool. Yet, with a Realtor like me, you would see that the marketing plan would explode the exposure of the home over the internet, into the neighborhood the home it is situated, to renters in the area via open house invitations and on and on.

Being on the MLS is like a used car sitting on your lot out front with a ad in the local paper.

I would go far beyond the MLS to give your home exposure. You don't want the house listed by me!
You want it sold by me!!

Call anytime 757 580-6546. I would be happy to answer your questions
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
you are better served by a Realtor, you will get more exposure an most of the time you will net more than if you do it by yourself and save 3% (listing agent commission), still you will have to pay buyer's agent commission. The buyer will have representation, you will not, you will be at disadvantage.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
There are a lot of helpful websites to market your home on your own; however, the widespread reach of the MLS guarantees you the exposure to reach the most possible buyers. Many sites like trulia, zillow, front door, realtor.com, etc. feed from local MLS listings. Also, Realtors mainly search MLS listings for their buyer clients as agents find this typically has the most up to date information about the home for sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
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