Frustration by both home buyers and Houston Realtors on the accuracy of a listing’s status has pressured the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Board of Directors to approve a rule change. Effective April 1, 2013, the time frame to update a listing’s status from “Active” to “Option Pending” or “Pending” or “Pending continue to Show” has shorten from 5 days to 3 days.
If the status of a listing is not updated within 3 days to reflect it’s under contract status, HAR will impose a $100 rules violation on the listing agent.
In my opinion, the time frame to update a listing’s status should have been shorten to 2 days. To change the status of a listing in our MLS requires only a minimum amount of time … maybe five minutes. I believe that even the busiest of Houston Realtors should be able to find five minutes over a 2 day time frame to update a listing’s status.
Over the last 10 years, I have shown numerous Spring Texas homes with an MLS status of “Active” that were actually under contract. Homes that my buyers would not have viewed if they had known the homes were under contract.
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all. Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result. I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less