Mar 15, 2011

When is it no longer a 'New Listing'?

One of my pet peeves is the 'new listing' sign or write up on a property that is no longer 'new'. Here is the perfect example -

This 'new listing' is a cute little house in my neighborhood that the agent has had listed for over 3 months. It has been on the market (with other agents) for more than 2 years now. The 'new listing' banner isn't fooling anyone and makes the neighbors wonder about the abilities of the Realtor.

Even worse that stale signs are descriptions in MLS that say "Hurry, this one won't last" or "Priced for a quick sale" on a property that has been on the market more than 150 days. I just read a property description today that starts off "Open Sunday October 3rd". It's March -get with the program.

I guess most sellers just don't look their house up online to see how it is being presented after a couple of months. But the sign in the yard ought to be a sign to the homeowners that something needs attention. Maybe it's just me. [where: 75230]

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