La Quinta, California

La Quinta, California
Desert Luxury

Desert Luxury Realty

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Are Pocket listings in your best interest in the Desert?

June 4, 2013 By Mary Williams 

Last month I wrote about pocket listings in La Quinta and surrounding communities. Since then, there has been quite a bit of conversations since it is quite controversial.

Robert Bailey, 2013 chair of MLSlistings Inc. in California recently attending the REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, said, “Clearly they’re not ‘off the market,’ nor are they in your pocket. They’re not on the MLS.”

According to the Bailey’s report, pocket listings increase 12% in 2011 to 15% in 2012 and up to 26% in the first quarter of 2013! Almost one fourth of all the listings in California are not shown on the MLS.
However, as I posted earlier, there are pros and cons about keeping your home off the MLS. You need to know all your options BEFORE your home is listed and I can give you that information.

Call 760-567-7282 and let’s discuss what your options are and what I can do for you.