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The Most Critical Period for New Listings

Your home’s marketing begins when your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional submits your listing to the local multiple listing service, or MLS. Brokers share their listings with other brokers in the MLS, making it the best chance of selling your home quickly and for the most money.

During the critical first two weeks of marketing, your listing agent will schedule your home on the MLS tour for other agents to see as well as contact their network to let them know your house is coming on the market. The MLS distributes data about your home on the MLS website, your broker’s website, other broker websites, and third-party sites such as Realtor.com.

Other data such as mapping, satellite image, neighborhood information, tax roll data, and school information is added to your listing so that buyers can get the full picture of what it’s like to live in your home.  Your listing agent may also advertise your home in newspapers, online home magazines, and in their broker’s marketing tools such as e-magazines, newsletters, and email alerts to prospective buyers. And they’ll put a for-sale sign in your yard. Every potential buyer will know your home is for sale.

When your home is new to the market, that’s the most exciting time to buyers. If you get few showings or offers, you need to know immediately. Feedback from other agents and buyers will tell you what you need to do to make your home more appealing.