Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty (SIB REALTY)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
2,582,702
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, that would be a benefit for me but not the clients.  I want the listing in MLS as quickly as possible.

Jul 11, 2018 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,423,461
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, I don't believe they work in the best interests of my seller. Does not fully expose their house to the full market.

Jul 11, 2018 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
598,065
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah, usually at least one or two. But there will ALWAYS be cooperation AND compensation offered to buyer or tenant's agents. Homey does not play that!

We WANT to cooperate with you.

These other guys that don't, when the market turns and they need help from other brokers, they're going to find out why that's a bad idea.

Jul 11, 2018 10:28 AM
Ambassador
2,187,771
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Some luxury homes, celebrities, politicians need to have "pocket listings" for privacy.  Other than that, PL's are almost always an attempt by the Listing Office to pocket the entire commission.

Jul 11, 2018 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
515,720
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Jim Gaffigan has a hot pocket listing

Jul 11, 2018 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
810,412
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

:)

Pocket. 

Jul 11, 2018 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,559,015
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Don't know what a packet listing is, but I do have a pocket listing 

Jul 11, 2018 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
739,299
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Valeria I do not,  but I know an agent who has a pocket flask .

Does that count?   ^_~

Jul 11, 2018 12:47 PM
Ambassador
2,749,519
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No. Getting the sellers top dollar is more important to me than double-siding a sale.

I do have a listing that is Coming Soon but, it's not a pocket listing - everything is done per MLS guidelines so that the sellers benefit with the most exposure when it hits the market this weekend. 

Jul 11, 2018 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,455,913
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

42 at last count. All are under build or renovation but we can still sell them!

Jul 11, 2018 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,217,731
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I have 3. 

I guess, these 3 half of Sunny Isles Beach has it. LOL.

Jul 11, 2018 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
336,474
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Yes, it is choice of the Seller. It will go on the MLS at a certain date in the future.

Jul 11, 2018 07:06 PM
Ambassador
3,582,173
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, I am serious about marketing mine.

Jul 11, 2018 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
484,080
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I have upcoming listings that I'm working toward.  If I had a buyer for one, I'd discuss it with the seller before bringing it up to a buyer.  I would advise my seller that full market exposure brings the best outcome, but if they felt working with this buyer would be beneficial for them, it would be their choice. 

Jul 11, 2018 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
30,592
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Don't like pocket listings!

Jul 11, 2018 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,649,358
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not. 

Jul 11, 2018 11:56 AM
Ambassador
1,450,002
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No and I think it is poor representation. I even hate the phrase.

Jul 11, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
324,960
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This is often confused within the industry.  Some think a "pocket listing" is one in office that is not in MLS. Or some think it is a seller who will sell if you have a buyer.  But a "pocket listing" is not a listing at all unless you have a signed employment contract.  We require these within our brokerage, and written instructions as to when (if ever) the listing will go into MLS. 

Jul 11, 2018 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
724,051
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at the moment. 

Jul 11, 2018 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,580,213
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes... it was a unique situation.

Jul 11, 2018 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,749,259
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes some coming soon listings 

Jul 11, 2018 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
504,924
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

What are you looking for?

Jul 11, 2018 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,910,550
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Valeria,

Do you mean "pocket" ?

Jul 11, 2018 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
684,402
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

.

Jul 11, 2018 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,802,857
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nope.

Jul 11, 2018 09:14 AM
Rainer
177,210
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Packet or pocket?

Jul 11, 2018 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,695,094
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, listings on the open market available to all agents will garner more offers and usually a higher price.

Jul 15, 2018 06:41 AM
Ambassador
4,217,267
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No, Valeria Mola 

Jul 11, 2018 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
471,193
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Yes why?

Jul 11, 2018 11:11 PM
Ambassador
2,830,718
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is a MLS violation in my area...

Jul 11, 2018 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,738,368
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I could but do not.

 

Jul 11, 2018 09:17 PM
Ambassador
3,863,935
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have some knowledge of sellers that might sell if the right price came along. If a buyer came along and needs matched up, I would go to one of these sellers.

Jul 11, 2018 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,465,538
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

all of our listing go into MLS .....unless there's a subdivision where the land owners will not pay a commission....we will bring our own builders and get the listings from the builder....

Jul 11, 2018 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
563,756
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No. And I never have had one. My belief is that the best result for my client, to whom I owe a fiduciary relationship, is achieved by the widest possible marketing of the property...including through the multiple listing service.

I have yet to meet anyone wanted to sell for less.

Jul 11, 2018 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,812,845
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never accepted one since it would not be in the seller’s interest.

Jul 11, 2018 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,111,561
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I have two right now.  It's the nature of my business model and niche.  They're homes that are in the process of being flipped.  Once the rehab is done, they go on the MLS.  Until then, I have the listing but they aren't in the MLS (and generally not shown either).  Still technically a pocket listing and in the weeks leading up to the MLS I'll market as coming soon.

Jul 11, 2018 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,319,309
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One of the controversies found in Real Estate. This one goes to the edge

Jul 11, 2018 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
887,330
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Always have a few pocket listings.  Often owners like to sell if the buyers pop up....

Jul 11, 2018 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,988,601
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

It appears to be upright!

Jul 14, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,473,516
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do not.

Jul 12, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,180,588
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 12, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainer
2,400
Emma Wharton
Hiration - Hanford, CA
Content developer and designer

No i do not have any pocket listing

Jul 11, 2018 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
680,552
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmm, nearly 300 million houses are NOT FOR SALE in the USA. They are all pocket listing until someone makes them move.

But, if you are speaking solely of existing contracts without submission to the MLS, you bet. Often it is the only way to PROTECT the seller from undisclosed hazards created by the traditional sales method currently used by REALTORS, brokers, associations and franchises.

If the client knew, they would PREFER to be protected.

 

Jul 11, 2018 11:23 AM