Our home (5204 Hamilton Rd) is listed with Buy Owner Realty, James Ringswald,is in the MLS. How can we tell if other realtors are looking at it?

Asked by Janet Long, Yoder, IN Sun May 11, 2014

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Jayne Shady, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Mon May 12, 2014
The agent should be able to go into the site and see how many agent hits and how many client hits there are.

If it is available in MLS it is available to all the agents that are members. The issue is how many buyers do you have seeing it and how many buyers are coming through. Having a Century 21 agent means more internet presence for your home. Century 21 Bradley listings are sent out to many more internet sites for visibility and thus more buyers are viewing it.
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Our agent listed it on his website: HomeSweetHomeDepot.com, OX Sites Network, CLR Search.Com, Ooodle, Vast, Yahoo Classifieds, Hotpads.com, truilia, and Zillow.com as well as its in the MLS. My question to you, since your a broker in Fort Wayne, IN have you viewed our home?
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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Sun May 11, 2014
James,
If you're on the MLS the buyer's are seeing it. Agents will bring their clients if the buyers want to see it. Now some agents, whether they should or not, prefer not to deal directly with an owner. The potential liability and lack of current real market knowledge will reduce the pool of available buyers under circumstances like this.
Now the other reason you may see fewer buyers is if your photos, descriptions and general marketing material are not done well. The vast majority of buyers start on line and if your pictures are blurry or dark, filled with shadows and don't highlight what the buying public are looking for then your home will be overlooked.
Many seller's who choose this method of marketing assume they know better then the professional agents they've come across. Sometimes they do, but not because the seller is knowledgeable but because the agents they've met were not. Choosing an agent isn't about who's convenient or friendly or helping out someone who just got their license. It's about choosing someone to represent you in a major transaction. Like all professions, there are some great ones and a lot of mediocre and poor ones. If you continue to not get attention, reconsider your plan and consider hiring a top professional.
Finally, as others will surely say, you may be priced wrong. Agents, buyers and the public sees it, but they won't come because your competition looks like a better deal. If you do all the other steps in selling perfectly, but mis-price your home, it won't sell or sell for as much as it could.
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Jim Olive, Agent, Key West, FL
Sun May 11, 2014
depends on the MLS system in use. Some track hits, others do not. Check with your Realtor...
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Mary Sherer, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Thu Jun 5, 2014
If it is listed in the MLS your agent should be able to pull a "hits" report that tells you how much public as well as agent activity your property is receiving. Through RE/MAX and through Trulia additional reports can be pulled that show web activity as well.
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Scott Straub, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Sun May 18, 2014
Janet,

Realtors are viewing your home. I have viewed it, and it is a very nice property.

Your agent should be able to view "hits" on the MLS, Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and so on. So, to answer your question, just ask your agent. He should be able to inform you regarding the online activity.

I hope that helps.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Sun May 11, 2014
They will bring buyers to see it. Tell your agent to have a broker open house where you invite ONLY agents to come see the house. Have some food or snacks and they will come and see it and hopefully remember it and bring buyers to see it.This is much better than an open house where the neighbors come to see it.
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