What does Status Unknown mean on a house that's for sale?

Asked by Willsmom, Verona, NJ Mon Nov 2, 2009

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Russell Cham…, Agent, Athens, OH
Thu Jun 30, 2011
The truth be known - this is more than likely an agency's inability to utilize Trulia to its fullest potential. If they do not claim a listing that is fed from another source, such as their local MLS - you, as the interested party see Unknown as the status. This also happens if they allow the list to expire on Trulia (not from the market).

It has nothing to do with it being Under Contract, Sold, Active or anything of the sort as some agents will lead you to believe. Hope this helps clear any confusion or misleading information you are receiving.
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Carl Ben Wit…, Agent, Upper Montclair, NJ
Tue Nov 10, 2009
Mom, you must tell us more. Where do you see status unknown, on what site, what listing?
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Francesca Pa…, Agent, Manasquan, NJ
Thu Nov 5, 2009

If by "status unknown" you are referring to a description I would venture to guess that (1) it is a bank owned property wherein the condition in unknown (2) an estate whreein the sellers did nto live in the property an cannot be 100% sure of it's condition or (3) it is an investor owner property where they typically decline the fulfillment of a seller's disclsoure (not required) simply because they have not lived in the property.

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Tue Nov 3, 2009
Hi Willsmom, if you saw this on a Trulia listing, then send it along and we'll explain what you are seeing. It is likely the Under Contract status - the status designations are A(Active), A*(Attorney review-ie, accepted contract being reviewed by attorneys), UC(Under Contract), X(Expired), W(Withdrawn). T(Temporarily Off the Market), and the very happy state of S(Sold!).

Verona is a great community - recently helped a Trulia buyer close on their first home there - visit my Trulia Blog to read more - link below:

Send along the link to where you saw the status and I'll do my best to explain further.

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Elisa Dewees, Agent, Cherry Hill, NJ
Tue Nov 3, 2009
Perhaps you are looking on Trulia which pulls from the MLS and the listing agent needs to make changes in the listing in Trulia. Not all Realtors utilize this website's resources.
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Eric Schwartz, Agent, South Orange, NJ
Tue Nov 3, 2009
There is no status that I have ever seen that is unknown. There is a contract that sellers sign and its a legal. Therefore, unknown is not a term we use. It's either A-active; UC-under contract: or S-Sold. Where did you see unknown?
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Mon Nov 2, 2009
Hi Willsmom
I don't know where you saw this "status unknown" designation, as it isn't part of our Garden State Multiple Listing System. Where did you see this?

. I can only assume this means that the status of the home isn't known...whether it is active ( still for sale), under attorney review, or under contract , or sold.

Is there a particular home you wanted to check on? If so, please let me know.

Best wishes
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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