Is That Home On The Market ?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 When I receive a call from a potential buyer about a property, it is important to find out where they saw the home. It could be a yard sign, an ad in the paper, or on any one of a gazillion internet sites.  But is it really available? The only way to know is to check the status in the MLS or speak directly with the listing agent. If working with an agent, just ask them.

We need to take the time and explain why they are seeing these properties but they are not available. 

 

In Maryland, we use the BRIGHT MLS system. When looking for a home, buyers want to see the homes that are for sale and nothing else. 

How do they know if a property is available?

It will have an

ACTIVE

 status, meaning it is available for showings and does not have an accepted offer.

 

Bright MLS Status

 

There are eight other ways a listing might be labeled and they are defined above. But the general public does not see these.

Many times when searching, you may find a property that looks like it is for sale, especially on the internet. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not. 

Question about homes that are or are not on the market, call your Realtor® 

 

For information on a home

Call Margaret Rome

 

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland our MLS provides similar status changes ..... it's clear to understand.

Oct 21, 2019 01:13 AM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

After a closing the agent is supposed to change the status of the listing, sometimes they overlook that.  

Oct 21, 2019 01:56 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Margaret. Always easiest to work woth agents who are diligent in reporting. Avoids the frustration of explanation. Enjoy your day.

Oct 21, 2019 04:55 AM #7
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Interesting. We don't have Active Under Contract. We've got 3 separate choices: Active Option, Active Kick Out, and Active Contingent. It would simplify having just one category.

Oct 21, 2019 06:00 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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With properties being marketed and listed in so many platforms across the internet, it can be confusing for buyers.  Not all websites are updated with the latest status information.  You are right when you say, "We need to take the time and explain why they are seeing these properties but they are not available."

Oct 21, 2019 07:19 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 21, 2019 07:20 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Margaret - it's really about "engaging" when you think about it. Relationships and real estate are more closely aligned than some may think. Not kissing cousins but close.  That's definitely a different topic. LOL

Oct 21, 2019 08:53 AM #11
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Marte Cliff That's a lot of running around for an errant sign. My concern is the calls from ZTR, C-List, etc asking about a property. Sometimes the callers get upset with us because we can't find the property. It helps to always be in front of a computer and not driving,

Oct 21, 2019 10:36 AM #12
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! So true. There are a lot of errors.

Oct 21, 2019 10:37 AM #13
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Barbara Todaro Thank goodness our MLS is clear once we identify the property being called on.

Oct 21, 2019 10:38 AM #14
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James Dray Our MLS does not let us get away with forgetting. :)

Oct 21, 2019 10:39 AM #15
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Wayne Martin These calls are about properties found on ztr that are not updated. Our Realtors® do a good job.

Oct 21, 2019 10:42 AM #16
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 Interesting how different areas work.

Oct 21, 2019 10:45 AM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat "With properties being marketed and listed in so many platforms across the internet, it can be confusing for buyers." And we need to have patience answering...it's not their fault! Thanks so much for the feature!

Oct 21, 2019 10:46 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs It is an opportunity to "ENGAGE" the caller. May wind up with new buyers when you listen, explain and answer questions!

Oct 21, 2019 10:49 AM #19
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Hi Margaret I've had so many clients over the years excited about some home they'd like to take a look at except...you know this story!  They saw it on Z and it was sold 2 or 3 years ago or it's under contract or or or or......  My folks have been taught this by now and know to check with me before relying on other sites.

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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales Your folks are lucky...you have them well trained. I still get calls about "missing in action" homes.

 

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Back before the whole world was online, would-be buyers used to come in with foreclosure lists they'd purchased from a newspaper or magazine ad. They would get really upset when we'd finally locate the properties and tell them that they had been sold months - if not years - earlier.

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