Kapowich on Real Estate: Off-MLS Listings, Pocket Listing & Whisper Listings with Attorney Wintle & MLS CEO Harrison
We are very proud of our series on the epidemic of pocket listings/Off-MLS listings and its ramifications. Program 2 of 4 on our Off-MLS/ Pocket-Listings series featuring Real Estate Attorney Roger D. Wintle and Jim Harrison who is the CEO of MLSlistings.com in Sunnyvale.
What some Sellers are Missing:
MLSListings is where real estate property listings originate, as the authorized trading platform for real estate professionals. Our customers are REALTORS®, brokers and agents throughout northern California. We specialize in the counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Approximately 16,000 real estate professionals in over 6,000 firms representing 28,000 square miles conduct business utilizing our MLS platform. Because their listings originate with us, our real estate data is the most up-to-date, refreshes every five minutes, and is the most accurate information available to buyers, sellers and those seeking real estate information. What is an MLS?An MLS is a complex database of listings entered directly by real estate professionals and acts as a trading platform to buy and sell real estate properties. When a property is on the market for sale it is added to the database and tracked through the sales transaction cycle - for example, when an offer is accepted by the seller and the property closes escrow, this is known as a ‘status change’ All this information provides a real-time database for real estate professionals to know precisely when a property is available for sale at any given moment and precisely when a property sells and for what price. Interestingly, the MLS is the very source that provides the listing feeds to sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com so they have accurate real estate listings. Why does this information matter to me?The best possible way for you to find and purchase the property that you are searching for is with access to the latest and most accurate information available. MLSListings.com is updated every five minutes. This ensures that you always have the most up-to-date information to assist with your search for your new home. Additionally, you can connect on our ‘Meeting Place’ with our real estate professionals who can answer your time-sensitive questions regarding your real estate searches and transactions.
Full-service Realtor Pat Kapowich provides old-fashion service within a high-tech world. You can refer Pat to friends, relatives, or associates who need real estate assistance at (408) 245-7700 or Pat@SiliconValleyBroker.com