The "Public Remarks" And Photos In The MLS. What Were They Thinking?

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

So I was searching through the MLS this morning looking for comps for a listing presentation I am going on tomorrow and came across a listing with the following PUBLIC remarks:

PFB: Preforeclosure, so we're taking offers and submitting to lenders for approval,make you best offer with proof of ability to get loan. Cemtrallly located and withing walking distance wto schools, shopping, & G T Bray recreational park for tennis, baseball & more. Great value. Needs work. EASY TO SHOW. Vaulted ceilings. Nearly new HVAC. Being sold as is.

It still amazes me how many agents DON'T click on the spell check button that is located next to the box they just typed all those remarks in.

And this listing.....I don't even know what to say!  The public remarks and the only photo in the MLS are as follows:  Handy person special end of the road great for rental.

I'm sure the buyers are beating down the door for that one!!  Do all those lawn ornaments convey with the property?  It might lose some curb appeal if they are removed ya know!!

I also came across a listing that had been on the market since October of 2005.  833 days!  The marketing remarks stated the house would be completed in 2007.  Now mind you, this is a 3 million dollar home!!!  No updated photos in the MLS and still the only photo they show is via the air with a small red square of where the lot is at in the photo.  Nothing else!  Can't imagine why it hasn't sold yet!!

I guess I just don't know what some of these agents were thinking when they put these listings in the MLS.  I sometimes wonder if they really care about what they are doing?

And one more thing.....the holidays are OVER!  Go take some new photos of your listings without Christmas decorations in them!  PLEASE!!!

Comments (5)

Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Becky,  And this represents our public face.  Also hate the agent using all caps: so tough to read and annoying !
Jan 31, 2008 05:52 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

I'm with you.  Just saw a listing for a $750,000 home and in the kitchen photo they didn't even do the dishes... whole sink full.  ??? 


Jan 31, 2008 06:00 AM
John Karadsheh
KOR Properties - Mesa, AZ
ABR, CRS - REALTOR - Mesa, Arizona - Las Sendas
Well at least that is your competition.  Imagine how fun it would be competing against this agent for a new listing!
Jan 31, 2008 06:06 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I had one that said would be done within two weeks on the MLS and if you looked at the last time the data was changed it was September. We got to the house all that was left was the studs, they had torn the house apart, even when they put that in, this place wasn't 2 weeks from getting done.

It had been months since someone had been in the house, spiderwebs, and a pool where the roof had leaked were in the middle of the living room on the brand new carpet. That they put in before they painted?

Feb 21, 2008 05:14 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
That's just ridiculous Todd! 
Feb 23, 2008 12:25 AM