Paying it Forward: Do You Help Make Your MLS Better?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Do you as an agent help make your MLS better?  It's the source of most of what the consumer sees about homes available on the market, and when the data is bad, it reflects poorly on all of us.

We will drop an email to the listing agent when we see something off kilter as an "fyi...thought you might like to know" so they can correct it.

It might be as simple as the map locator pin being off (especially likely for new construction), or this week it was all marketing remarks missing from an Active listing similar to one we were conducting a pre-list appointment for.  We took the time to check his other listings and they all had marketing remarks, so this one not having any description was clearly inconsistent.  A quick email to let him know, and a Thank You email was received the next day.

Some might feel, "too bad, too sad" for the listing agent, but that's not the way we see it.  We're all human, we all make mistakes, and behind that home is a family that wants to sell.  If that listing is meant to eventually come our way, that Plan will happen, but not because we allowed the first failure to happen for something minor that reflects on all of us.

A little step here and there and we all get better!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Leah, Our MLS makes it fairly easy...the email icon is right next to the listing agent's name, so a quick "fyi, did you know...", so if we see something, it's easy to do.

Kay, Ours allows anonymous reporting, but would rather do it at the peer level and at least give them the opportunity to correct it.

October 17, 2010 08:00 PM
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Chris Dugger
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Liz & Bill ~ I've sent a few messages to agents in the past on mistakes or missing information. I've never received a 'thank you' and the mistakes/omissions usually didn't get fixed.

October 17, 2010 09:50 PM
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Chris, Maybe we're just lucky, but the last few have at least responded with a Thanks!

October 17, 2010 10:16 PM
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L & B ~ often I see mistakes and I think I should be more like you.  I will let the agent know, if I talk to them, but if I don't, I may not have the time to drop that quick note or make the quick call.  It makes me wonder why the listing agent doesn't review the listing to make sure all is correct.

October 17, 2010 11:05 PM
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Dawn, We often wonder the same thing with some of the more blatant errors.  If an agent has 100 listings...okay, maybe they don't check.  But when someone is under 10, you'd think they'd have the time to check it thoroughly!

October 17, 2010 11:11 PM
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