Where is your Listing
The Personal Seattle Real Estate News
Your home is for sale, but where is your listing?
“If you let me list your home it will appear all over the Internet.” That’s true. What the real estate agent should have added is “…and there’s nothing I can do about that.”
Where it starts and how it grows.
It starts with agents entering the information about homes for sale on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and sharing the listing information with all the members of the MLS. The member brokerages and their agents – can publish all MLS listings on their websites and most of them do. So when you list your Seattle area home with an agent, it can be found almost immediately on at least 20,000 local websites.
If an MLS has an agreement with real estate web portals to publish the listings, a home can be found on hundreds of additional websites. Add to that other agreements between brokerages and portals and there is no end to the number of websites on which the same home appears. [Read more…]