For some time now, the consistent and continued change within the real estate industry has changed the way that we sell homes. From the established – and only – way of using the MLS system to the more modern, simpler way of working, it’s never been so simple to get involved in the property ladder and to make sure that you do it right. The easiest solution, then, is to turn to use an Exclusive Listing.
Pocket listings, then, have become a solution that many people are turning to. However, far from its shadowy and secretive following a few years ago, Pocket Listings and non-MLS solutions are going mainstream – and with good reason.
A Pocket What?
Pocket listings are used because they offer a simple way to sell that is more private. It’s not got the big ‘For Sale’ sign outside and thus you can avoid finding yourself dealing with hawks and people wanting to try and barter.
If you are looking for a good, fair deal that comes with minimal fuss and without all the hoops to jump through, this makes sense. Pocket Listing solutions, or Whisper Listings, are very popular for a reason. They offer your home out to a list of people who will be genuinely interested in what you have to offer.
Since it’s a private listing they are far more likely to actually be interested in buying, as they only get asked to take a look if they have a history with the real estate agency you are working with. Usually advertised through referral and personal word of mouth marketing, it’s a system that allows for easy sales to go through without the usual waiting, bartering and negotiating.
It’s quicker, cleaner and highly profitable. Critics may point to the supposed lesser final value, but it’s not really the case at all. The simple fact is that most properties on a non-MLS scheme can be easier to sell for the simple reason that you can usually avoid all of the discussion and compromise that comes when working with a normal buyer.
As such, managing a sale can actually be easier than it seems.
Using Pocket Listings
This solution, then, has seen a rise of more than 8% in recent years in terms of usage. It might not sound like a big deal but it’s a lot of people now turning to a private way of managing the sale of your home with ease.
Your best bet to get involved is to keep in touch with a real estate agent and make mention of your interest in this kind of property. It’s not some underhand or seedy backroom club that you can join, so if a realtor is involved in Pocket Listings they will likely be happy to help you get involved. The benefits of managing a lower profile of sale should never be underestimated – it allows for easier management of each potential buyer. Crucially, it allows you to save time from working with time wasters and avoiding having your privacy invaded too much.
In short, turning to the happy world of Pocket Listings should make your general method of working far easier than before. If you find the sale of a home to be a stressful and irritating endeavor then this can help you change that more or less immediately.