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Rainmaker
910,962
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes and I will on @Buyer Hunt too. We get 48 hours and we have a C.A.R. form that allows us to extend that 48 hours to days or weeks.

The Plan to Save Real Estate with BuyerHunt.com

Mar 30, 2018 07:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,868,361
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I like to do that when a team member has a "coming soon".... I'll post everywhere and I will do a Realbird website too for the listing.... gets Google juice before the syndication companies take over the first page of the SERP.... I have to work hard to get a few titles.... my getting there first is a big head start....

Mar 30, 2018 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
506,933
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Our MLS forbids premarketing before posting in the MLS. Agents who do, can be fined. It's best for the client to obtain maximum exposure anyway, so while I'd love to do it for marketing me, it's not best for my client. 

Mar 30, 2018 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
680,164
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Mine go on my Facebook company page first before anywhere else.

Mar 30, 2018 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,210,729
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Representing flippers gives me a great opportunity to market the listing before it comes on the market.  I usually start the second we close escrow on the purchase.  I use my site, my newsletter, AR, Realbird, social media, in person networking events and soon Buyer Hunt as well.  As a matter of fact, it's one of the key things I've learned from Katerina Gasset!

Mar 31, 2018 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,024,102
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have an IDX link that would do that for me once the property goes in MLS.

Mar 31, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,278,311
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I used to but I kept forgetting to go back and mark them as closed. They also needlessly kept adding to the DB size (the same reason I recently made a market report change on my site too). Now I post that information on 3rd party sites (like AR) and blitz locally with plenty of social/print media. 

Mar 31, 2018 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,877
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

It is a good idea but here are a couple of flaws there:

You think you & your little site are going to rank above Z&T you are hallucinating. If for some blessing you are ranked high enough ... I would go for it but it's only a 1 day chance.

Mar 31, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,935,273
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We have five days to get it live on the MLS merry go round. If you have IDX, hard to make it live before the MLS feed trickles in to enhance with all the extra narrative, video embed and other bells, whistles. We produce the real estate video first so we can add it to the mls fill in the blanks. So yes, this goes live and we have sold a place before the listing showed up on the RTZ and our own three personal branded sites.

Mar 31, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,972,861
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not a big issue for me... doing this is more for double-ending a sale and I prefer not to be a dual agent. And our MLS does not allow us to market a home without an actived listings. Zillow and Realtor.com syndicate through an mls number in any event.

Mar 31, 2018 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,766
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, as a pocket. It is common here to market a new coming-soon listing few weeks before hitting mls.... since inventory is so low it does work.

Mar 31, 2018 10:47 PM
Rainer
4,006
The Roskelly Team
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Gambrills, MD
Buy, Sell or Rent a home with The Roskelly Team

We do this sometimes using the "coming soon" category in MLS.   However, it is really in the seller's best interest to expose the property to the widest possible audience of home buyer's so they are receiving a true fair market offer for the home.  In our market right now, multiple offers are the norm and a single lead from your website might not lead to the highest offer.

Mar 31, 2018 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,240,076
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 I have blog posts only.

Mar 30, 2018 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
442,536
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Sometimes I post my properties on FB, LI, Twitter, Pinterest and my own websites first ... but other times I just go with the flow.  Seems if the house is going to sell fast ... it goes fast and sometimes I get both sides!  Hoo Hoo!

Mar 30, 2018 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
544,467
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't

Mar 30, 2018 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,037,644
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

As others have mentioned you do have 48hrs in most areas, and some areas allow extensions of this but you would have to ask yourself who are you doing this for? Yourself or the Seller who you have a fiduciary responsibility to...if you design a method that can do both these things while marketing the listing yourself before allowing others to see it (which I believe you can if you structure it correctly) then its sounds like a good idea.

However your goal is only self-serving then you might want to double check your ethics and honestly ask if your method is serving your client or not.  Peter Mark  interesting post share Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D 

Apr 30, 2018 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
349,900
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Good question. I'd like to hear other's input. As far as I know our mls doesn't allow this. 

Apr 01, 2018 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
761,973
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Complicated in our MLS. Not really allowed. -K

Apr 01, 2018 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
382,577
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We do this if your seller wants it.  We have a category called "Hidden Inventory."  This is a great place for us to put off market property, withdrawn from MLS but still under contract, or property with a listing contract that the seller still needs to get ready for showings. But it is always determined by the seller.  The seller needs to know he/she is limiting their chance to sell by not exposing the property to the full MLS and all the agents who may have buyers that the property will work for.

Mar 31, 2018 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,763,274
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes, of course.  Let it get indexed first then add to the MLS.  

Mar 31, 2018 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mark All listings are required to be put into our MLS within 48 hours unless of course the seller requests no MLS input.

Mar 31, 2018 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,263,549
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow your local MLS rules.

Mar 31, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,871
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Why not?

Mar 31, 2018 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,941,290
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That sounds like a great plan, however the seller would have to agree to withhold from MLS

Mar 31, 2018 06:05 AM
Ambassador
4,055,294
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My site feeds off of the MLS, or do you mean my blog site?

Mar 30, 2018 07:42 PM
Ambassador
2,344,189
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Can Zillow syndicate from your site?  I thought they had canned agent DIY uploads.

Mar 30, 2018 06:20 PM
Rainmaker
984,184
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

MLS is the key listing that will go to multiple sites.... Smart agents do not even have or use a website.

Mar 30, 2018 05:46 PM
Ambassador
3,184,673
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Our MLS allows us to pre-market with a signed Contract to do so prior to listing it in MLS and I do that. Pre-marketing helps my sellers get top dollar AND sell in the shortest amount of time too. Some folks are just too lazy to get the additional document signed and submitted to our MLS to do so!

It also gives us the opportunity to get the Google juice to our own sites, rather than Z or R.com!

Apr 28, 2018 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,893
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Isn't that like a pocket listing.

 

Apr 06, 2018 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,019,878
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do post on my site a day before it hits the market, generally.

Apr 03, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
53,655
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

It is common in our office to post coming soon's on our internal FB page.

Apr 01, 2018 08:07 AM
Ambassador
3,981,944
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We have 48 hours to post in MLS. Posting on our own sites is part of the process and is done immediately.

Mar 31, 2018 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 31, 2018 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,166,196
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Interesting idea I have not tried yet.

Mar 31, 2018 09:34 AM
Ambassador
1,611,213
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pretty common practice.

Mar 31, 2018 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
576,873
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I post on my FB business page, and I have it set up where it automatiacally posts to other prominent social media sites....Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc.,  also on my website..

Mar 31, 2018 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.

Mar 31, 2018 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
743,252
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Always!

Mar 31, 2018 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,817,266
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

That would be an MLS violation in our area 

Mar 31, 2018 05:57 AM
Ambassador
3,042,655
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I see this a lot

Mar 30, 2018 11:31 PM
Ambassador
4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mark - no.

Mar 30, 2018 08:38 PM