Why do so many different real estate companies have the same homes listed for sale?

Asked by Val822dances, Yeadon, PA Mon May 9, 2011

It makes it difficult to know who to contact

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Jerrold, , Springfield, PA
Sat Apr 7, 2012
The internet picks up almost every listing that goes on the market for sale. So when searching for properties for sell hire a Realtor of your choice. He or she can show you any property on the market for sale.

Because most Real Estate companies pays so that the seller property is marketed throughout the internet and other agent knows what's for sale in a particular area?

And That's Good !
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Linda Walters, Agent, Wayne, PA
Fri May 20, 2011
Almost all companies make all listings available on their sites, even if they are not the listing company,because anyone can make an appointmnet to see any house. You just need YOUR OWN agent. Never call the listing agent--they represent the seller. You need an agnet on YOUR side. Consider an exclusive buyer's agent--they do not ever accept listings.
Web Reference:  http://www.FindAHomeinPA.com
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Erica Ramus,…, Agent, Pottsville, PA
Tue May 10, 2011
They don't all have the same homes LISTED but they are MARKETING the same houses.
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Steve Sisman, Agent, Media, PA
Tue May 10, 2011
Good morning again Val, a good portion of the brokerages allow their listings to be displayed on other broker's web-sites thru our multiple listing service's IDX agreement. The advantage to the buyer is that they can find the homes they want to preview easily and without contacting every brokerage to see who has what for sale. Steve
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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Tue May 10, 2011
Because we are all looking for the opportunity to represent you if you see a home you like. If we didn't have all the homes listed we might lose the change to work for you.
Web Reference:  http://www.321property.com
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David North, Agent, Duvall, WA
Mon May 9, 2011
Each home is usually only listed by one brokerage company (although on rare occasions two different brokerage companies co-list a property). But most of the brokerage companies publish all of the listed properties, regardless of which company actually listed it, in order to find buyers that they may be able to represent in the purchase of the property. The listing company represents the seller, and the selling company represents the buyer in a sale.

The central listing facilitator that makes this possible is usually a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is an organization operated cooperativelt by the various different brokerage companies.
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Kim Nwachukwu, Agent, Irving, TX
Mon May 9, 2011
They don't. You should be working with a buyer's agent that works for YOU, not calling the listing agents on homes because those listing agents are working for, and owe their loyalty to, the seller. I know a good agent near Yeadon, could I help you get in touch? If so, please click on my profile, send me your information and I'll put you in touch with them early tomorrow morning.
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