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Is That Home On The Market ?

 When I receive a call from a potential buyer about a property, it is important to find out where they saw the home. It could be a yard sign, an ad in the paper, or on any one of a gazillion internet sites.  But is it really available? The only way to know is to check the status in the MLS or speak directly with the listing agent. If working with an agent, just ask them.

We need to take the time and explain why they are seeing these properties but they are not available. 


In Maryland, we use the BRIGHT MLS system. When looking for a home, buyers want to see the homes that are for sale and nothing else. 

How do they know if a property is available?

It will have an


 status, meaning it is available for showings and does not have an accepted offer.


Bright MLS Status


There are eight other ways a listing might be labeled and they are defined above. But the general public does not see these.

Many times when searching, you may find a property that looks like it is for sale, especially on the internet. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not. 

Question about homes that are or are not on the market, call your Realtor® 


For information on a home

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Comment balloon 24 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 21 2019 12:37AM
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