Q: We clicked back on the link you sent us today, and the house we like changed status to TNAS. What does TNAS mean?
A: The live link to the MLS changes as the Listing Broker makes changes to the listing data online. The status change to TNAS means the property is now Temporarily Not Available for Showings.
This could be for any number of reasons. They may have had a maintenance issue they are taking care of, or the owner (a bank) may have discovered a title problem, but sometimes they take a listing out of inventory to package it with other homes for auction. An investment portfolio of sorts.
I will talk to the Listing Broker and check on the specific reason it is TNAS. It may come available again and it may be gone/sold, and you may want to focus on other properties. I find this happening quite a bit and you will too. A Buyer is looking at homes in a specific area and price range and they look at 12 homes. They pick the best one, only to find another Buyer has written an offer, on the same home.
Why does this happen repeatedly. Simple, the Buyers in that price range are all looking at the same 12 homes, and picking out the best value, and people generally like the same things. So, everyone who looks at those 12 homes is likely to focus on the same one or two, that represent the best value. The message here is, if you like it, trust your own judgement and buy it!