What do you mean you have an accepted offer? The MLS shows Active!!
How many times have you had a buyer tell you they are interested in offering on a property that shows Active on the MLS, but then when you contact the listing agent, they tell you they've had an accepted offer for a while now?
Not only is it extremely annoying, but it causes a credibility issue for all of us.
First of all, you have to explain to your buyer who can see the property listed as Active and For Sale, that it's really NOT Active and For Sale.
So thanks to whatever agenda the listing agent has going on, your credibility suffers for it.
Well, I for one do not allow that any more.
First, I inform the listing agent that they are inconveniencing everyone for not changing the status to Pending or Backup Offers.
And second, I push that violation button like somebody left the gate open!!
At least half the time, I know darn well in this upward market that the listing agent is using the Active status of their listing to meet buyers. And that's fine with me, but DON'T do it at my expense. Don't have me waste my time showing this property to my client or even worse, take the time to draw and submit an offer if it's truly already sold.
What are your thoughts?