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Worthless MLS Listing

An agent just posted a listing for nearly $500,000 with no interior photos and both Agent and Public Remarks that read: “sold as-is.”  There are room dimensions, but nothing else go from.  How worthless!

In this market of record levels of inventory and weak buyer demand, not including additional photos or any agent remarks is simply unforgivable.  In my opinion it isn’t much better than putting a plastic sign in the yard saying “for sale.”  The Buyer and their agent have very little to work with that would encourage them to show the home.

I pulled up the history on this property… the agent has had it listed recently with additional photos and full MLS remarks.  Maybe he’s simply busy and will get to that later, but the first 1-2 weeks a property is listed is when it historically sees the most interest.  That interest is being squandered.

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Aaron Dickinson
Aaron Dickinson

I do not know unfortunately. As an agent I cannot encourage negative commentary about other agents and the photos on the MLS are copywritten works of those agents, so posting those photos without permission is a violation of copyright. If those issues were not the case, I'd be tearing apart certain listings on a regular basis.

Disco
Disco

Where's a place where people ARE allowed to single-out listings?

Aaron Dickinson
Aaron Dickinson

I can't allow people to single out listings that are bad, but you could discuss your experiences here.

Disco
Disco

Is there any place for Twin Cities real estate bloggers to post their own stories? I have a ton of ranting I'd like to do, post some listings, etc. Where can I do that?

ChicoHomeSearch.net- Sandi B
ChicoHomeSearch.net- Sandi B

Aaron, I have to agree with you here- it seems the agent has done his client a great disservice. It's all important, in my opinion, to have the MLS profile as complete as possible when posting it for the first time. That listing is automatically sent to hundreds, if not thousands, of buyers everywhere the minute the agent hits "SAVE." How many of those buyers will give the home a second thought if there are no pictures and little detail?

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