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Getting MLS Listings
11 months ago

 


If you were just starting out as an agent, would you do anything different when it came to real estate listings? I'm sure if you were working for a real estate agency you probably would do most things the same. But what if you are a first time home buyer? How would you do your first real estate listing?

 

When it comes to first time buyers they are often looking for a broker and not a real estate agent. Most agents will tell you to use the broker's name instead of the seller's so that you don't have to keep calling all the time to track down the listing. That said, if the listing is something you can do yourself better than using an agent's contact info you shouldn't hesitate to put it on your own listing. This can be done online or by hand. It doesn't matter, as long as you list it where first time buyers can see it.

 

When you do get listings you must take them seriously. This means contacting the agent immediately, as this is your initial impression to the buyer. You should also contact the seller as well. This is because first-time buyers rarely pay attention to the people they are buying from. If the seller doesn't give you a good impression right away, you may want to look at another agent.

 

For those who live in a new York city the process of looking up real estate listings can be slightly different than it is elsewhere. In a new York city there are certain agencies you can use to help you with this search. One of those agencies is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). All you have to do is find a site that offers MLS information for that area and look for listings of homes for sale. Some of these sites are in partnership with other brokers and have listings of homes available for sale by owner.

 

Before you even contact the agent you need to make sure that the broker's record is clean. There are many instances of real estate agents making bad connections just to make a quick buck. You may want to ask the agent if they have ever had a complaint filed against them. On the other hand, you should also make sure that the agent is licensed to do business in your state. The Multiple Listing Service does not allow agents who are not licensed to list or sell homes in real estate listings.

 

Once you have the agent's number and have contacted them you should then sit down with the buyer and go over the contract. You need to know exactly what you are getting for the money. You also need to make sure that you understand and clearly understand the closing costs and any other fees that will apply. You should also get listings of other properties that the agent is selling so you can get an idea of how much the home should cost to buy. It is very important to be as clear and detailed with the agent as possible before you sign a purchase agreement. Get more info at USA Home Listings!

 

Learn more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_listing_service

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