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Forbes Article about selling a mid-level priced home through a pocket listing

Zac Posen sold his Manhattan home for $1,150,000 through an off-market pocket listing, sometimes referred to as a whisper listing. Troy McMullen’s Forbes article about the sale describes the advantages of a pocket listing, and the mis-conception that pocket listings are limited to homes priced over $10,000,000.

The rise in popularity comes as the number of listings at lower price points continues to shrink.

At HomeQT, everyday home buyers are registering to find homes priced in all range of prices.  Yes, we do have buyers looking for multi-million dollar priced dream homes.  We also have buyers searching for homes priced in the $300,000 and more range. Read more

2017 NAR HOME Survey GraphAccording to the 2017 NAR HOME Survey from the first quarter of 2017, 72 percent of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home.

Home buyers looking for the right house in the Spring of 2017 find many resources available on the internet.  It is easy to find every MLS listed house on multiple websites, and there are thousands of buyers looking at those same listings, hoping they are accurate, up to date, and available. Buyers and their REALTORS should definitely search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to see if the right home is available. If it is, then make an offer and hopefully end up with a great house!

However, it is important to not overlook a large source of available homes that, up to now, have not been as easy to find as a quick MLS search.  HomeQT provides Real Estate Pocket Listings to buyers and their REALTORS.  Read more

Pocket Listings, also known as “Quiet Listings”

  1. Help protect home sellers’ confidentiality and privacy.
  2. Do not require that a home be kept “Show Ready”.
  3. Encourage highly interested home buyers to make strong purchase offers.

Many homeowners are finding that with today’s technology and websites such as HomeQT, they prefer that a REALTOR™ not place their home on the MLS.  Home sellers can ask their REALTOR to sign-up for free to find a buyer for their pocket listing.

happy-home-buyersHomeQT allows a buyer to sign-up for free, and easily describe the perfect home they are looking to buy.

Rather than looking through websites such as realtor.com and Zillow.com trying to find a house that meets their needs and hoping it is not already sold or in escrow, the buyer simply describes their home using “Natural Language” and HomeQT then matches their request with real estate agents in the area that have a “pocket listing” that matches the buyer’s description.