Curious about what kind of listings can be found or posted on offMLS? Wondering if the app is available in your area? Get answers to these questions and more below.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO POST OR LOOK FOR A PROPERTY BEFORE IT GOES ON THE MLS? ARE THESE POCKET LISTINGS?
Properties can be available for sale but not on the MLS for a variety of reasons. offMLS is a powerful tool to build a buzz about a property before it is listed on the MLS. This is called a pre-MLS listing. In other cases, sellers are best served by having their properties advertised for sale without being listed on the MLS at all. This is called a pocket listing. offMLS is a network for brokers to achieve the broadest possible exposure in either situation.
Powerful online and mobile platforms for consumers to advertise and find properties for sale already exist. We saw an underserved gap between those platforms and the MLS, and we built offMLS to fill that gap. Pre-MLS and pocket listings are an age old phenomenon. Because they are so appropriate in certain situations, they will likely always be tools of the trade. We feel that the public is best served if these secrets amongst brokers can be shared within the largest possible broker network, touching as many of the member brokers’ clients as possible before either being sold or listed on the MLS.
As a buyer, you should be working with a broker who has access to all possible sources of properties that may fit your wants and needs. offMLS is a great tool for brokers who appreciate the value of technology in their daily work to be sure they don’t miss opportunities for their clients.
As a seller, your best chance of securing the highest value when selling your property involves working with a broker who embraces technology and considers all available advertising channels before putting together the marketing strategy that’s best for you.
Have your broker join offMLS today, or if you’ve just started researching your options, click here to be connected with a member broker.
offMLS is currently available to licensed brokers in Illinois and Colorado. But we’re actively looking at other markets that would benefit from our network and listing platform. If you’d like to see offMLS in your market, let us know.
offMLS is currently free to all members. As the network grows, more features are added and more robust support is needed, reasonable membership fees may be required to keep the lights on. But for now, we’re 100% free with no dreaded “in-app purchases!”