Your agent will have a lot to do with how long it takes. Most depends on how fast they add it to the MLS and if they are adding the listing manually to other websites or waiting for the crawl. Definitely talk with your agent about time frame and what's expected. I've seen some agents list a home right away, but wait for photos. It's best to have everything ready to go and list it complete the first time. When a listing goes out to the public, more eyeballs see it when it's brand new.
If you agent or yourself load it into the MLS it should show up within one minute if not instant if all data was entered correctly.
Now if you are referring to sites like Trulia or Zillow, etc than it could be any length of time. On average I see them on Trulia within 3-4 days of going live and about 2-3 days on Zillow. They rely on broker IDX and third party vendors so it takes longer.
Of course in this marker 3 to 4 days is the difference between getting the home you been waiting for and finding out someone who was working with an agent already beat you to it.
Hess Realty Consultants
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If the listing is posted in the multiple listing service, it is visible in the system within minutes. The listing is usually pulled to internet based real estate websites, such as Trulia, within 24 - 48 hours. Hope that helps.
Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners
Listings are input into our MLS Database daily and are downloaded into the system immediately once they are entered into the system.
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