There are times where a San Diego buyer or a homeowner will need to remove a real estate listing from the internet. The house may be withdrawn from the San Diego market temporarily or could simply be sold. No one wants to listen to the phone ring all day or answer multiple emails about a property that is no longer on the market. To avoid this hassle get started on the process to take it down.
Who To Contact
When a San Diego property is online as a home for sale it is often listed by the real estate agent that is selling the house. The real estate agent will collect information about the home, take pictures and upload them to the multiple listing service (MLS). The MLS is a specific site for buyers or agents to view properties for sale.
The problem is that only real estate agents and brokers will be able to get to the MLS. If a professional agent listed the property it is their responsibility to take it down once a sale has gone through. Or they should take it down if a homeowner wants to wait to sell their home until a later date.
Take a Break
While it seems complicated, there are many instances of a home seller wanting to withdraw their property from the MLS for a short time frame. Even if a seller decides that they do not want to sell their home the agent can still withdraw the listing. Many times the San Diego homeowner wants to take the listing down to make renovations and relist it at a later date for a better price.
In situations like this, it is all about communicating with the listing agent. It is not difficult for them to change the listing. The only issue is that it is not instantaneous.
Sometimes the agent will take the listing down and it will linger for hours, days, or weeks. Which can be annoying for a homeowner who has taken their property completely off the market.
There are some listings that expire on the MLS. These listings are ones that were put up by a listing agent at the beginning of their contract with a client and may not have sold. A client that does not renew their contract, which may last from three to six months, will no longer have services from their listing agent.
The listing agent will often assign the expiration date of their contact to their MLS listing. Once this date passes the listing will expire if the San Diego home buyer does not enter into a new contract with the agent. As a listing expires it will be removed from the MLS and no longer be viewed by buyers or other agents.
Many people completely forget about their MLS listing after their sale is complete. The buyer happily goes on their way to their new home and the home seller is likely looking at new properties to buy with their profit from their home. However, that house is still on the MLS until an agent pulls it off.
Luckily, there are guidelines in place for agents. Most agencies require their agents to remove listings of sold homes within a day of the sale. If they fail to do so they are fined for the inconvenience. Even if the agent does remove the San Diego home it could still linger on the website due to the lag after listings are removed.
It is not a hard task for an agent to remove a listing from the MLS website. However, it can cause problems if there is a lag with the listing still being viewed by San Diego buyers or agents after it has been removed. A homeowner should not hesitate to talk to their real estate agent if they want to temporarily remove their home from the San Diego market or remove it for good.