Unpublished, Invisible, UNSOLD!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties

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I was trying to figure out why this one listing was not showing up on my Diverse Solutions IDX and their support asked if the seller had allowed Internet publication.  I was shocked to find that in fact this listing in Bethesda, in a prime neighborhood that is sought after, had chosen to be INVISIBLE on the Internet to buyers.  DNP stands for Do Not Publish

Do not publish.  Or in other words do not sell!  Since sellers have to sign off on the listing and presumably go look for their listings on the Internet, I'm assuming they are aware they are found on no major sites. This is a limited service brokerage, but did the sellers really want this much limitation?


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Then I looked through at the rest of the listing.  These are the remarks that have remained unchanged in 175 days:


Of course the price has changed.  The original price could never be sustained but moreover, the current price is still wrong.


And these mistakes have led to the inevitable 175 days on market....


What not to do is so evident throughout the listing but still these sellers persist and all because they think they are saving money by using this company instead of a more experienced broker, willing to do what it takes to have a listing marketed properly and completely VISIBLE to the Internet shoppers.

We have no idea where buyers come from but many are relocating here from other parts of the country.  They certainly won't have this home on their Bethesda real estate list when they arrive to look at homes...  Heck, they'll never even know it was out there!



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Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

Wow- that is so sad. I bet that agent would treat the home differently if he/she owned it! That is pretty terrible. Coming soon-really???

Jan 25, 2011 04:34 AM #1
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD

I know...  Such a sad commentary on the whole process.

Jan 25, 2011 05:43 AM #2
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I can't imagine an agent recommending no IDX in today's environment. Very odd.


Jan 25, 2011 01:41 PM #3
Josette Skilling
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD

There is an agent I know who makes the choices not to allow blogging, Zillow, comments, etc.  But this went so much farther in the restriction.  You have to wonder what the agenda is for that?  Is the agent paid for days on market?  Is there simply a fee to enter in the MLS and then because there is no other compensation tied to it there's no incentive to ever visit it again.

Jan 25, 2011 02:07 PM #4
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