|Are you looking to buy a house for less or sell a house for less? Interested in pocket listings, off-market listings, private exclusive listings, properties that are not in MLS? Do you want to sell your house the best way?
Perhaps you have seen more creative real estate ads lately. Competition is fierce.
And new guidelines mean that marketing strategies are changing. What worked yesterday may not work today, and what works today may not work tomorrow.
Michele Lerner recently wrote in the Washington Post article “‘Pocket listings,’ those secretive, off-market offerings of homes for sale, to disappear in the D.C. area”:
If you’ve ever been the recipient of an email blast from a real estate agent with photos, prices and information on “private exclusive listings,” you may have felt privileged. But for other real estate agents and buyers, the practice of pocket listings, also known as office exclusive listings or off-MLS (multiple listing service) listings, is frustrating.
Now that practice in the Washington area may be coming to an end.
It’s a hot debate about eliminating “pocket listings” and making all information available to home buyers. At the same time, sellers want things done their way, at their convenience, and to their advantage. Obviously, different people have different interests, and the landscape is changing.
Be sure to plan well in advance for your next move. To get the best outcome, find out about the latest market changes, and act accordingly.
Talk to me early! What’s your dream home?
My systems for buying and selling homes are constantly being updated to provide the best client service possible. Do you want to:
* Keep the most money in your pocket?
* Make showings as easy as possible?
* Coordinate the timing of your buying and selling to make your move as smooth as possible?
When you are ready, let’s discuss these and other goals, and map out a path that works for you.