Your House is Listed; Now What?
What ‘Listed’ Really Means and What Should Happen Next
So, you’ve chosen a listing agent, and now they say your listing is up! But what does that mean and what comes next? An expert St. Louis listing agent provides some insight into the process.
‘Listing’ simply means that your agent has published your home on MLS (multiple listing service); a nationwide database that is accessible only to other realtors. This means that buyers agents looking for homes for their own clients to buy can view your home and decide if it’s a good possibility for their client. Often, this is how buyers find your home; through the research of their own agent.
But a good listing agent won’t stop there. Today’s internet and technology makes it possible for potential buyers’ to look up homes on their own; and most want to! Sites such as realtor.com, Zillow.com, and homes.com are all powerful search tools where potential buyers can find thousands of homes for sale. If your agent is on top of it, your home will have a premium listing on as many of these types of sites as possible. This ensures that buyer’s agents can do their job, and find your home on MLS, and buyers can do their own research, and find your home themselves. This gives you double the exposure!
Your listing agent STILL shouldn’t stop there, though! Technology today also provides ample opportunity for your agent to highlight your home in a blog or article post or blast it on social media via their company’s Facebook or LinkedIn page.
The bottom line is that technology abounds with opportunities for your listing agent to share your home with thousands at the touch of a simple button. Make sure they’re on top of it!
Check out a couple of STL Real Estate LLC’s previous articles!
The Importance of Technology in Real Estate
Don’t Take A Back Seat