When I withdraw a listing from MLS and re-enter it as a new listing, that is done for one purpose and one purpose only. To reset the days on market. I am not the only Sacramento Realtor who realizes how buyers tend to gravitate toward new listings and ignore older listings. A home can be on the market for 6 months, come back as a new listing at the RIGHT TIME and bingo, it sells in one day.
However, with that comes a downside. First, we have the agents who call sellers to drill them about what did their lousy no-good agent do for them that she could not sell the house. Which drives sellers nuts with their aggressiveness, not to mention clueless behavior. Agents: don't go chasing canceled, expireds and withdrawns without checking to see if the home has been relisted. Further, contacting another agent's seller without permission is a violation of the COE.
Second, we have agents like the one I enountered a few days ago. You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Why Did You Cancel the Listing?
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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