How long does it take to be listed in MLS
When your listing contract is received the information is
entered in the MLS system the same day as the forms have been faxed to us. When all information has been entered you will
have an MLS number and all Realtors will find your home when doing a search.
Your payment is due at time of listing in mls.
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You will receive a copy of the MLS listing and verify all
information is correct. This
copy will be e-mailed to you.
The listing is usually entered the same day your signed Listing agreement &
payment has been received. Your
listing with the MLS number will be e-mailed when the MLS has been entered.
You can submit a form signed by all owners of the home to
change the price. The form can be e-mailed to you. Just sign and
return the form by fax or mail with signatures of all owners.
you hold an Open House ?
No, with the internet buyers can view
photos and the listing information online. If
you wish to hold an open house we will enter
the date and time in MLS.
This will download to sites that have open house information in there web site.
You may receive comments from other
Realtors before you list your home in MLS. Remember they are trying to
have you list with them. Consider the Realtor as a Salesman and working on
As a FSBO, a Realtor will call you and ask
you to co-broke if he has a Buyer. The norm for a co-broke fee is 3%.
Keeping this in mind - If a Realtor trying to list your home for a commission
tells you your home will not be shown if you list your home in MLS by paying a
Flat Fee. WRONG - if that same agent has a buyer and your home is in the
price range and area the the buyer desires, he will be calling for a listing
More homes on the market in MLS - as more
FSBO's turn to MLS to market their homes by paying a more reasonable fee to sell,
the Buyer agents have a better choice of homes to show. Now if you use
part of your reduced expense for selling your home and lower your price, you
should have more showings and a better chance to sell sooner.
Cross Sales example - Your home is
listed by ABC Realty and agent Joe. Joe has other listings in your
sub-division. Joe may use the number of listings he has to try to
convince you he has a way of selling the homes in your sub-division. If
you look at the Sold listings by Joe, you will probably find that Joe listings
were sold by different Agents working for different Companies. This is
what is referred to as a cross sale. Joe is not bringing the buyer but
simply listing the home in MLS for the Thousands of agents to have access to the
Familiar with specific area - Our MLS
covers 8 different counties - Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston, Cabarrus,
Union, Stanley & Montgomery. Realtors work with the buyer who directs them to the
location they desire.
I have had a Realtor in Atlanta recommend
the service to her sister who then listed her home.
To a Realtor the term "fsbo" or "for
sale by owner" means that nobody gets a commission, not the buyer's broker and
not the listing broker. So if a Realtor sees that sign
you can be sure he or she won't come back. So purely as a practical matter the
continued use of your FSBO sign can only adversely affect your chances of sale.
Also up until now the FSBO sign has really not done you a
lot of good, even if
the traffic patterns in your neighborhood means many cars pass by your home.
That is a second reason why an FSBO sign makes little further sense. So
historically using an FSBO sign once listed was almost never done.
Bottom line, use my Realtor sign, I don't want the Realtor to call me to confirm
that the listing is still active and they will receive a commission.
2,500 web sites will download
your listing. Other Agents and Companies download listings from MLS to try
Buyers call them and start the process of finding the right home for that Buyer.
If your home was built before 1978,
you are required by law to provide your buyer with a lead-based paint
disclosure, along with the EPA pamphlet entitled, "Protect Your Family From Lead
In Your Home". This is provided on our site for your information (for sellers
with homes built before 1978).
is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas. It is impossible to detect radon
without testing for it. For questions concerning radon, call the EPA's National
Radon Hotline toll-free at 1-800-767-7236
The more often your home is shown to prospective buyers the better the
opportunity to sell and and get the price you want.
Make it easy for a Realtor® to show your
property with an electronic lockbox . The Supra lockbox is used by MLS's
® and the local brokers and agents have an electronic key that opens the
key portion of the lockbox to access your key and show the property.
An agent has to update their electronic key monthly so only agents who
are in good standing with the MLS® will have access to your home.
The Buyer does not want you present when they are with a Realtor showing your