Hot Property Listings For A Successful Real Estate Career

By Nati Roberts

One of the factors that you should consider if you want to be a successful real estate agent is to have many property listings. It triples your chances of getting a commission even before you sell a certain property.

What is a Multiple Listing Service?

One of the comprehensive lists that licensed real estate agents and brokers are frequently referred to when listing properties that can be sold in the market is the multiple listing service or MLS.

It is a computerized record filled with complete information regarding real estate properties for sale. It usually includes the following information:

— The seller’s name

— His/her mailing address

— The property address


— Type of property

— Current asking price

— Price reductions during the listing period

— Taxes that will be paid on acquiring the property

This information is available to licensed real estate professionals who pay a membership fee not only to receive this information, but to add their own listings as well.

Advantages of MLS for Realtors and Homeowners

MLS is an important tool if you are a real estate professional or a realtor. It is because all the data that you need to know about properties for sale in your area are all included in it. Another advantage is that you can sell a property which another realtor has listed and consequently split the commission.

It is the only resource you can refer to in order to locate properties for sale. Another thing why most of realtors resort to MLS is that properties listed on it are sold at a considerably higher price than those that are not. It will give a good profit even before you will actually sell that property.

In case that you are the homeowner that wants to sell a certain property, MLS will also work for you as well. You are assured that hundreds of realtors out there can view you property. All you have to do is to let your agent enter your home into the MLS.

When a property is entered into the multiple listing service, more information is available as in a regular classified ad.

For instance, when you entered a website making use of the MLS, you can find the price of a particular property (a house), its photograph, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the rooms, any amenities such as a pool or garden, and the size of the property.

Converting your Expired Listings to New Ones

In case the properties in your list are not bought because of bad tenants or double mortgages, it will be considered as ‘expired’.

The best thing that you can do about it is to convert it to a new listing or else you will end up wasting lots of valuable time and money. It could also cost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost commissions.

Always remember that having a real estate listing system is very important in your transaction. Make sure that the properties included in your list do not have any problems concerning loans and taxes. It can ruin your career if you include such properties in your list.

If you do not have a real estate listing system, you can get one. The few bucks that you spend now will be returned a thousand times over.

It may even prove to be one of the best investments you ever had in your entire real estate career.

About the Author: Nati Roberts is the editor of

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