Real Estate Agents – Updating Your Listing

You expect the best from the so-called professional you employ as a homeowner. Unfortunately, you may not always receive the best service from your real estate agent, and you may be unaware of the actual lack of service. This is where I come in to help clarify the problem. Our website provides info about Real Estate Agents.
Your home will be listed on the Multiple Listing Service if you employ a real estate agent/broker who is a member of the Long Island Board Of Realtors. Real estate agents can use this website to upload and change/update their listings. The “agency side” of the MLS system is this.

I’d like to draw your attention to a few items that you, the homeowner/seller, will not notice on your listing that indicate to me, another agent, that your real estate agent is not giving you with full service. I’d like to draw attention to the following points:
1. Visits to Open Houses
2. Remarks
3. Instructions
4. Structure of the Commission
To begin, there is a section on your listing in the “agent side” of the MLS system called “Consumer Open House Date” or “Broker Open House Date.” This area allows agents to see when open houses for viewing your home will be held. I chose this topic because it is a telltale sign of whether you are experiencing good or bad service. Obviously, you’re aware of this if you’re selling your property and your realtor only holds one open house every six months. You can also observe their demeanour, such as whether they arrive late or depart early, and so on. What I’d like to discuss is this aspect of your listing in particular.
I frequently come across postings with open house dates that have passed. I also come across a few bombshells. I recently came across a listing that was about to expire. When I looked at the listing, I noted that it had a 6/5/07 start date, a 6/8/07 Broker Open House Date, and a 6/10/07 Consumer Open House Date. It was November of 2007 when I reviewed this listing. This indicates that the listing has not been changed since it was published to the MLS service. That is poor service and, in my opinion, highly unprofessional. I’m not even going to discuss the fact that the seller hasn’t had another open house in 6 months.


Robert Slack Real Estate Team Key West
3535 17th ter, Key West, FL 33040
(786) 589-8913