Why do Listing Agents NOT UPDATE their Listings in MLS?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

Why do Listing Agents NOT UPDATE their Listings in MLS? As I browse through the local MLS here in the Manchester NH area, I have noticed a trend that quite a few listings that are in here as "active" are actually "pending". The more disturbing part is the trend of certain Listing Agents not even returning my call or emails if it is available and if my buyer can see it today. You can not sell a home if a buyer can not see it....

 

The MLS is one of the most important tools for Listing Agents to introduce their Listings to Buyer Agents and therefore Buyers. Although the MLS mandates updates within 48 hours this is not always quite followed by some.

I wonder if Home Owners know how much or how little service they will get when they list their home with some companies who practice listing everything under the sun, knowing they will sell a certain percentage and not worry about those who do not sell, as long as they meet their ratio?

I think it bugs me more because of the time and effort I DO put into my listings. I strive to provide the best possible personal and professional servce throughout the whole listing and sale process. When I get a call from a home owner whose listing just expired after 6 months with an agent who did not service their listing, it is heart breaking.

Only if Home Owners would take the time to list with a good agent from the beginning who will spend the time, energy and resources needed to sell their home quickly and at the best possible price.

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Rainmaker
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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There's only one word to describe why some of our friends in the business don't update their listings.  Lazy.  Well,..... there's also the idea that they might also glean another direct buyer who calls on the listing and they hope to convert them to another property.

Jul 29, 2012 06:56 AM #1
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Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties Realty - Pineville, LA
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With technology it is pretty easy for clients to check up on our efforts. In the wise words of Ronald Reagan, "trust but verify".

 

Jul 29, 2012 07:05 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Jeanne and Ralph well said, I do find that very often when I do not get a reply and my buyer gets fed up and calls direct and actually gets a returncall trying to sell them somthing else. My buyer read them the riot act.

Jul 29, 2012 07:09 AM #3
Rainer
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Jay Jones
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
I'd say in most of the cases I see of this it does come down to the agent is just lazy. If it happens occasionaly that's one thing. When it's a repetitive thing that's another. I try to live by the P's. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. This will not fix laziness however! Have a great day!
Jul 29, 2012 07:18 AM #4
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Scott - As long as we tolerate laziness, incompetence and a lack of professionalism, we're going to be plagued with this. These guys do it because they can - which is really because we, as an industry, let them. And it isn't like holding people to standrads of performance is so difficult that we can't figure out how to do it, but maybe we can't be bothered to really engage with the concept ourselves, in which case, we share some of the blame.

Jul 29, 2012 07:52 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Your MLS service should be issuing fines to these agents.  The added cost will help them remember to do the updating.

Have a very special week with your camera in hand.

Jul 29, 2012 08:11 AM #6
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Amanda S. Davidson
Living A Dream Real Estate - Alexandria, VA
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Scott- I think it's pure laziness but, when I read your comment I agree that sometimes they do it to try and steal a buyer. It's one thing if it happens here and there but, we have some offenders that consistently have inaccurate status'.

Jul 29, 2012 08:24 AM #7
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I have been seeing the same thing here, but not as frequently as when Short Sales first hit the market.  We see a lot less game playing,  You see, I think they do this nonsense intentionally.  

Jul 29, 2012 09:53 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Doug well said, words to live by

Jul 29, 2012 10:30 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Jay that is a mouth full. I often seem to see it with the same people.

Jul 29, 2012 10:30 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Dick if i mention a banks name in my mls comments they are all over me in an instant. Not sure why they dont get called on it

Jul 29, 2012 10:32 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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ROY I agree, not sure why they get a pass on it.

Jul 29, 2012 10:32 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Amanda it is a good mix of both. Then add in taking more listings that some can handle.

Jul 29, 2012 10:33 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Chris Ann it could be part of a marketing plan? not a good one but all they have

Jul 29, 2012 10:34 AM #14
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Scott, seems to me that most sellers (and buyers) really don't have a clue what we're supposed to do for them.

Jul 29, 2012 01:11 PM #15
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Eric the ones with smiles know who did a good job, the ones whose listings who expires know who did a bad one.

Jul 29, 2012 01:21 PM #16
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Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX
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Our agents report incorrect information for the MLS staffers to investigate, and our MLS is not shy about assessing fines; updating/ change of status has specific time limits on it. The idea is that the collective data in MLS is an asset only as long as it is accurate, and the  members protect their investment in that asset. 

Jul 30, 2012 07:08 AM #17
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