Wow, let's see.... how long until it is in the MLS, well it truly depends on how much will be needed
to have the listing ready to go on the MLS but more importantly that the house is ready for it, which
includes signs, lock box or showing arrangements, professional photos taken, arrange and print
a beautiful color brochure as well as get the very best photos on the MLS including a nice virtual tour.
If the Realtor would come in take the measurements and detail description and list of amenities
and then take photos of the property by him or herself, the property could be on the MLS the next day. with a printed brochure off the MLS.... of course a nicely printed folded property brochure will then still take a bit longer....
But if you want top of the line brochures, photos by a professional photographer, eventually some
landscaping adjustments, etc. etc. Then you will have to give the listing agent a good 2 weeks
Of course during that time of preparation, your Realtor could promote your property if it is ready
for showings as a pocket to the agents in his or her own office before it goes public on the MLS and many other internet sites....
Now when it comes to showings, this really depends on your market area, are most homes in your
area in or around your price range, does the area have a lot sales at least in the last 6 months?
So you should really talk to your Realtor, if you not already have.... there is truly no standard
number for showings..... BUT IF YOU ARE PRICED EXTREMELY WELL, i.e. so competitively in your current market, that all Realtors who see the listing, realize that this home was priced to sell, and
will encourage any of their buyers to see this particular home, because it is what they are looking for and it is priced right.... then you may have more showings than otherwise.
Also depending on how close your home is to activities, transportation etc. is a factor for how much interest you may be getting.
Your Realtor will have a good feeling after a first and/or even a second Brokers open, when Realtors drop by to see the property in person, although talk to your Realtor, not every area is very
active when it comes to Brokers Open houses....
Good Luck to you.... and be patient, in most areas we are in a buyers market, i.e. more properties on the market than ready and willing and approved buyers, so the buyers that are out there and those who can afford almost 2 M are small, and they are the ones that can pick and chose from
all that is available, and they will pick as you would were you a buyer, the best for the least.....
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