Two benefits of MLS listings

by Jamie Henry03 Mar 2014
In the world of real estate, the more people who see the listings of homes for sale, the better the deal will be in the end for the home sellers – and, by extension, the Realtor. However, it is vital to ensure that those who are viewing the property are actually qualified and motivated homebuyers.

MLS listings are one of the best ways to ensure that a property gets the maximum and best possible exposure. The MLS system spans most of North America, and the majority of home sales are done through the MLS.

It's important to note, however, that simply listing a home on the MLS can only go so far. With that in mind, here are two ways to get the most out of listing via the MLS system.
1. MLS listings allow realtors to use their skills to the fullest.
Realtors determine a potential buyer's needs and wants in a potential purchase, and then connect that home buyer with a home that might be a perfect fit for them. By using the MLS, the realtor searches for homes that align with the buyer's wants and needs, and then creates a short list of suitable homes.
2. The MLS helps home sellers not only sell their homes within a shorter time span, but also to qualified buyers.
On the other side of the coin, MLS listings are equally as important for home sellers. The main issue is finding a qualified, motivated home buyer. The MLS system overcomes this obstacle by matching a listing with a potential buyer's criteria.

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