Real Estate Pocket listings

You are looking for that perfect home. Maybe it’s your first home, maybe it’s a move-up home. Perhaps, it’s even your ultimate dream home.

Despite working with a Realtor, and searching all the usual real estate listing websites such as homefinder.com, trulia.com, mls.com, realtor.com, zillow.com, etc. you just can’t seem to find the “right” home.

That’s when HomeQT is your answer to finding the right home. As HomeQT says “Your perfect home is waiting…it’s on the QT and just not listed…”

Pocket listings are listings that home sellers have asked real estate agents to not put in the Multiple Listing, but if the agent happens to know a buyer then the homeowner would sell. Hence, the agent keeps the listing “in her pocket”.

Sid HudgensThe problem is, if a pocket listing is private, and only buyers who know the agent are made aware of it, then most buyers have no chance of finding it! It’s as Sid Hudgens would say “Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.”

The situation has even become more complicated with the decision made by National Association of Realtors (NAR) in November 2019 banning Realtors from having pocket listings. Effective January 1, 2020 with an enforcement date of May 1, 2020, Realtors will be required to submit a listing to the MLS within 1 business day. How are sellers going to market their homes privately now, and how are buyers going to know about them? In some markets such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, off-market properties are said to make up more than 30% of all real estate listings. With numbers that significant, it’s common sense to reason that just because Realtors can’t be involved in the process doesn’t mean that demand for pocket listings and off-market properties is just simply going to go away.

Happy Home BuyersHomeQT solves the problem by having buyers tell us exactly what they want in a home, while sellers describe their home. Using a highly curated process,  we match buyers and sellers and notify them when they receive a match. They can communicate anonymously with text, photos, and video.

All a buyer has to do is tell HomeQT in “Natural Language” what the buyer wants in a home. A buyer might tell HomeQT that she is looking for “A 2,500 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. It needs to have a 3 car garage, and a large yard. It should be located in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, and within walking distance of Alta Vista Elementary School. A pool would be nice. Preferably single story, but would look at a two story home.”

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When a buyer describes the home they want, the details help us find them a match and put them in first position to know if their ideal home is for sale.

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