Another reason could be a simple data entry error. I was recently on a listing appointment and found that the previous lister had entered in this home's zip code incorrectly...for 6 months. Brutal mistake for sure, but it can happen.
And finally, it may not be in MLS yet. Personally, I email the listing to my client right when it's entered, asking them to check the accuracy of the listing. And as I extend that listing to various other websites, I keep sending it to my clients, so they can see how I market their home.
If your agent hasn't sent you the listing, but informs you that it is "in the system", ask them to send it to you.
Trulia doesn't have access to all of the local Multiple Listing Services. If your home is listed with someone else, they'll need to manually feed their information here if they choose to do so. Not all brokerages do - in fact, you'd be surprised how many think the Internet is a passing fad.
Check Realtor.Com ... unless your broker opted out of listing your home there, you should see it without a problem. And as always, check with your agent to see where they're marketing your home.
Best, Mark Palace
Founder/CEO Palace Properties International, Inc.
2065 Hwy A1A, Ste 1202,
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937.
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It is so important to just talk to your agent and see what steps they have taken with your listing. I think it's always important to keep the lines of communication open and provide every opportunity for improvement. For instance, if there are not at least 6 pictures, many of the local sites won't "pick them up", so it's important to just be familiar with and meet the qualifiying criteria. Alot of agents aren't familiar with the new updated social media marketing, and what I like to call, the "digital handshake." That's why I selected to move to United Country Northern Arizona Realty who was awarded MicroSoft's Global Partner of the year to keep me up to date on the latest technology. It is changing and upgrading all the time...for example..remember 8 Track tapes....typewriters....etc?!
I can't tell you how many times I see an agent profiled on line at a company they haven't worked at in years!
First, ask your realtor, there are multiple reasons that you may not be finding your home. MLS is specific for the area to which the realtor subscribes. I am a member of the Northern Arizona MLS, have my listings ready to go once the papers are signed all that has to be done is click a button and the listing is available for viewing. A listing has to physically be posted on some websites such as Trulia, Realtor.com- without knowing the circumstances it is hard to say what happened. To be featured on most of these websites the realtor has to pay. I pay a monthly fee to have my listings featured and to be part of the local ads on Trulia. Although this is an expense to me I am able to not only get the houses I list out to the public, I can tell you how many people have viewed your home. It varys of course some months there are between 500-1000 and other months over 2000 clients have viewed my listings. Although the web is a great tool for advertising a home there is still the RealEstate books that are available around town and many realtors still prefer to use those books as a source of advertising.
Once again talk to your realtor most likely just some oversite and as we are all only human - things can happen which one can not account for in the world of real estate.
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International
Ask your Realtor where they are placing your listing. We have to let our clients know that within 48 Hours they will show up on the major blisting services but other sites can take up to one week this is 30+ sites but we do not control the feed time. How long have you been listed??
There are many MLS sites and Internet sites, but I am assuming you are talking about Trulia not showing your listing.
Listings on Trulia are fed through Brokerage Feeds. So, your Realtor should be with a brokerage which are signed up with Trulia. You might want to check with your Realtor on that. Also, it sometimes takes a day or two before a listing will show up on the list, so if it's a new listing, you might want to come back and check again.