FAQ_1

FAQ's

  • What types of properties can be listed on MLS?

 Properties for Sale or Rent include: Single-family homes, condos, town-homes, villas, mobile homes; income properties such as duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes; vacant land, lots, farms.  

 

  • How many photos can I submit?

Up to 25 photos are included. Acceptable file types are jpg and png. MLS rules require at least one photo.

 

  • How long will my property be listed in the MLS?

Your property will be listed for up to 12 months (you decide how long) and you are free to cancel the listing at any time unless you are under contract through the MLS and a Realtor who is due a commission. Extensions are at no charge – we can also help you with pricing strategy, if desired.

 

  • How will buyer agents contact me?

Your name and contact information will be available to buyers agents via the secure section of the MLS. Agents will contact you for information, showing appointments and when they have an offer to present to you.

 

  • How do I make changes?

Change requests are easily handled via email. There is no charge for simple changes (i.e. price, contact info, or other changes that only take us a minute or two.) If you get crazy with change requests we will send you a bill.

 

  • Can I use my own FOR SALE sign?

Realtors sometimes get nervous about getting paid with a FOR SALE BY OWNER sign in the yard. When using a FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER sign, it is highly recommended that you add the MLS # to the sign or add a hanger that says BROKERS PROTECTED.

 

  • Do I have to offer commission to agents?

Yes. You must offer a commission to an agent that brings you a buyer; this is a requirement to be listed in the MLS. You determine the commission and it can be a flat fee or a percentage of the sales price.

 

  • Who gets the buyer inquiries from the Internet sites?

You do. Any leads or buyer inquiries generated by your listing will be forwarded to you.

 

  • What about OPEN HOUSES?

Just give us advance notice via email and we will list your OPEN HOUSE in the MLS.

 

  • Why should I list with Wendy Smith Real Estate?

We currently service the Mid-Florida Regional area which includes Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, DeSoto, Manatee, Hillsborough, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Charlotte, Osceola, Orange, Volusia and Sarasota counties in Florida.  You should list with a Broker who is local and experienced.

 

Wendy Smith Real Estate also offers other services on an as-needed basis – we are here for you.