When is a listing removed from MLS?

generic123June 18, 2009

There is one house I know of on the MLS that has and is working through an offer. It is being countered.

When in the process will the listing be removed from the mls?

Also - I saw a house a week or so after it was listed. Its been two more weeks and it is off the agents listing and the MLS. I believe the property was an easy sell - I just thought that the whole process would take longer than that, even for a cash buyer?

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linda117117

It probably varies by area, but in my area, a house stays on MLS until it closes. The general public wouldnt see the listing show up on any search engines after it has an accepted offer with no contingencies. Agents can see the offer go thru each stage, Contingent, pending and finally Sold.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 7:33AM
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ncrealestateguy

Our MLS keeps all activity in the MLS for 10 years.
The poster is not seeing the MLS. He is seeing IDX sites such as Realtor.co, who take down listings once they go to Pending status.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 7:38AM
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cordovamom

I've always wondered this myself. When my son purchased his home 2 years ago it was taken off realtor.com when everything was approved and final, but before closing. When we purchased our current home 9 years ago it wasn't removed from realtor.com til closing. Same city, 9 years earlier, but it wasn't taken off til closing, this confused me.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 8:48AM
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c9pilot

Every MLS has differing policies and enforcement for its agents' listings. I just took the class for Suncoast and it's 3 days for this and 2 days for that, 24 hours (I think, need to look at my notes) to change the status of a listing from "active" to "pending" or "under contract" or whatever appropriate.
Agents who have full access to MLS can see all the listings for years and years, expireds, closed, withdrawns, etc, so they can see the history. They'll find "new" listings with new MLS # that have actually been on the market for days and months and years.
Even sales that are not MLS-listed are supposed to be put on MLS for statistical purposes. It's a pretty powerful database if everyone uses it correctly.
If you want your listing status changed right away, just tell your agent. It only takes a minute if they have internet access available.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 9:25AM
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theroselvr

I've always wondered this myself. When my son purchased his home 2 years ago it was taken off realtor.com when everything was approved and final, but before closing. When we purchased our current home 9 years ago it wasn't removed from realtor.com til closing. Same city, 9 years earlier, but it wasn't taken off til closing, this confused me.

With us, the buyer had to request it be taken off of the MLS while we were in attorney review, etc. The offer the fell through actually asked, the one we closed on did not. I don't recall at what point it was not listed as active but pending; think it was once attorney review was done.

I think it all depends on the agent. Keeping it active as long as they can helps the seller; just in case something falls through.

What would then happen (for us anyway) if someone requested to view our home, our agent would tell them that we were working a deal or whatever.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 2:47PM
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cmarlin20

What does null mean in the listing, is it pending?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 3:24PM
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