Will My House Be On The MLS?
Asking this question is smart. A recent study showed that more than 85% of all homes sold in the U.S. were sold through a real estate MLS, Multiple Listing Service. Many years of development have made the MLS the most up-to-date and accurate resource for home buyers. That’s why they rely on it. Some websites actually get daily feeds of data from the proprietary MLS, and buyers can search them on individual real estate agent websites.
So, it is important that your home be listed on the MLS, and we’ll do that right away. There are some really stringent rules in place to make sure that buyers can count on the data in the MLS. One of those is that once a listing contract is signed, that we must place the home in the MLS within 48 hours. So, your home will get there quickly.
There is no other resource available to home buyers with more accurate and current data about homes for sale than the MLS. While national sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com have a lot of listings, they are not fed by the MLSs around the country. So, they may not have all of the listings available in the area, and they will not be as current. In fact, many of the listings on some of the largest sites have been sold or taken off the market, but are still shown as active listings.
We’re going to put your home on the MLS quickly, and with the most detailed data available anywhere. In fact, even Realtor.com, which gets listings fed from the MLS, takes the data but only uses some of it. So, the one place where every bit of information is available about your home is the MLS. And, every broker and agent member is using it to spread the word about your home and provide the detailed information and photos to help buyers to find it.