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There is more to selling than just the MLS.

Sellers need to realize that there is more to selling a property than just listing it on the MLS.

There is so much more.

Marketing the property to people who can afford the home.

Marketing to a specific market...Horses, farmers, Hunters, and more.

Knowing the answers to the questions people will ask. Can we build a shed, can I have a garden, Pets?

Knowing about wells and septics and other zoning issues that directly affect the use of the property.

Can you cut down some of the trees in the yard or on the boulevard.


Ask the agent ot see some of their marketing.  Internet, newspaper, postcards.


As you see there is more to selling a property than just using the MLS.



Comment balloon 6 commentsWilliam Feela • September 21 2016 02:15PM


William, we put our listings on Trulia, Realbird, Listing to Leads, Zillow and many others. You're right, if you're only using MLS to market a clients' property you're shortchanging both your client and yourself. Great post!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 3 years ago


The MLS is a tool . . . . Is still takes a real estate professional to successfully put a real estate transaction together.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

There are a lot of things and ways we work....sometimes unseen to capture the audience of buyers for sellers.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Very true William.  Though, many sellers know about the MLS they never even look to see how their listing appears on the system.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

There are many professional sites for people to look and also news print and direct mail

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

not all agents are created the same, some just list, others get out and sell it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago