Can agent list properties on Trulia to obtain new buyer leads if the listing states its ok to advertise in the mls. Since trulia says you are.

Asked by brooklynbelle21, Miami, FL Thu Mar 21, 2013

they say if this is your listing check here technically it isn't but in the mls they say its ok so would that go for trulia or only like craigslist or does it not matter since they gave advertising permission.

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Melissa Goss, , Center Moriches, NY
Thu Mar 21, 2013
I am not sure what you mean? If it is not the agents listing, they are not to advertise another agents listing. If you tried this, I believe the agent who does hold the listing will report the offending agent to MLS or simply phone call them and ask them to remove it immediately.

Trulia has set up a new SOLD section... if you sold someone elses listing, than you can claim it on Trulia as the selling agent.

If you are advertising another agents listing you will most definitely need to give that agent/brokerage credit, as you can see on other broker made websites. -Usually there is a small disclosure at the bottom. ... listing- courtesy of... (listing brokerage)

Anyway, to answer the question I think you are asking... no you cannot claim a listing on trulia if you are not the actual listing agent.
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I am a brand new agent. literally that is why I am so unsure.
Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013
In the MlS system they state it is ok to advertise the property as well. Does that make a difference. Like for instance you can find one property represented by various agents from different brokerage firms. And sometimes on trulia i notice they so more than one agent as well as a choice for contact.
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Maggie Hawk, Agent, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Brooklyn,
A few years back, there were times when condo listings on Trulia got matched up with the wrong agent.

I seem to remember it happening when there were several different agents from several different companies listing units in a building where all units had the same street address, and the only thing that distinguished the units from one another was the actual unit number.

Other times, there was some "overlap" when a listing that had expired in the MLS and was immediately re-listed with a different agent was showing up on Trulia as two separate listings, with two different companies, at the same time. This kind of thing probably happened because of delays in "feeds" of listing information to Trulia from sources other than the MLS.

It's always a good idea to check your listings on Trulia, and other real estate sites, to make sure the information is accurate. If there's an error, a quick email to customer support can help to straighten things out. Good luck.
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Thu Mar 21, 2013
You cannot list a property on Trulia that is not your own listing. If it is ok to advertise per MLS then you must find other means of advertising, if it is worth it. Is the demand low in NY? Here in South Florida is hard enough to get to see the property on time before there is a multiple offer situation, advertising some else listing to secure a buyer is absolutely out of the question.
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Betina Forem…, Agent, Austin, TX
Thu Mar 21, 2013
I must agree with Melissa. The rules are pretty clear, if its not your home or your listing you should not be posting it on Trulia or anywhere else for that matter. That listing information and photos are propritary. Consider them personal property of the owner & listing agent. Now if the listing agent says you can hold an open house and gives you written permission to use their photos to market that Open House then go for it. Just make sure you get it in writing, to CYA. Good luck!
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In our MLS in Miami, FL the photos are the property of the MLS once they are uploaded to the MLS. That is what the MLS states when you add photos and if the agent doesn't agree with that, they can't put it on the MLS. Are you licensed in FL?
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