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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Our MLS changed the laws recently and no longer allow Limited Service Listings. We are held accountable for 'uniform' services. And Limited Service still makes you liable, so that's a problem.

May 06, 2016 08:01 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Only MLS listings minimum 6 moths.

May 06, 2016 06:16 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I have offered "Flat Fee MLS" and "Limited Service Listings" for many years, and will continue to do so.  

    Does it work?  

     It's perfect for investors and landlords who buy and sell multiple properties per year.  They know the title companies, the home inspectors, the surveyors.  They are familiar with the forms and the process.  By paying only a Selling Broker, they are saving many thousands of dollars.

     But what about the Seller who is selling a house for the first time in many years?  They need to understand that the sale and purchase of real estate is a complicated process.  They need to know that they are on their own, they will not have a Broker to turn to for help.  Furthermore, I advise those Sellers to consult with a Real Estate Attorney before putting the for sale sign in the yard.  They will need that attorney when a Realtor brings them a 12 page contract with 9 pages of addenda!

May 06, 2016 02:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No, I never have and likely never would.  It does not fit my business model. I'll leave that for someone else.

May 06, 2016 02:37 AM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

In sixteen years, we've only encountered one seller who had a logical reason why he didn't want his property on MLS. His home was titled under a Trust and he worked for the Federal Government in a capacity that required as much anonymity as possible.

I don't care for listings that don't appear on the MLS. It's anticompetitive and it reduces the exposure of the property to a broader market, which is the best way to get a good price.

May 06, 2016 02:13 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've had several clients insisting upon Exclusive Listings with our Brokerage.  They're slower to sell but successful none the less.  Usually, they're quite unique properties that I'm sure would have been slow to sell regardless. 

We have many clients who only want our Brokerage involved in the selling process and choose us for that reason.  They know we're capable of bringing the buyer.

May 06, 2016 01:57 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do not offer it, but it is available by a few othere Brokers in my market. Sadly the Sellers find out AFTER they have paid their upfront non-refundable fee that it takes more than putting the property in MLS to get it to the closing table.

May 07, 2016 01:19 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Luckily I haven't come across that yet.  I am not sure if I would take it or not, it depends on the client.

May 06, 2016 10:26 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Absolutely not, those are essentially FSBO's.

May 06, 2016 09:43 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Only MLS here

May 06, 2016 09:07 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Here the limited agency listings go onto the MLS.  The seller pays the limited servcie agent for the listing and then deals directly with buyer  agents.

May 06, 2016 02:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I only take full service listings and give full service to my sellers. I do not know how to do anything halfway.

May 06, 2016 11:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I always take listings that go into the MLS....I want all agents to to show my listings..bring me their highest and best offer..let the free market take its course!

May 06, 2016 10:05 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not taken one and I do not recall my broker having taken one in 30 years.

May 06, 2016 06:56 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I wouldn't know how to offer half my services or even less

May 06, 2016 05:46 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; any erosion of the business model that we know already works fine is not interesting to us.

May 06, 2016 05:10 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

My company does not offer that business model.

May 06, 2016 04:27 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Never. Ever. And any time we've encountered such a scenario, disclosure, condition, communication issues from the get. Never had a deal accepted, either. Those wannabe-agent sellers and their phantom 'reps' don't speak clarity and completeness, I've found. YMMV!

May 06, 2016 03:32 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

No.  We are a full-service agency, and don't offer services via menu.  You either sign on for the full Alan May/Coldwell Banker experience, or you have to find an agency that will allow you to chose from a menu.

May 06, 2016 03:27 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I haven't done this to date.

May 06, 2016 03:16 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Seems like not a lot of sellers are interested in limited service listings. Many I've seen have agents that ar out of area and basically useless. I would do them depending on the circumstances.

May 06, 2016 02:51 AM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

No, I want to be known as a full service REALTOR® and not one of "those" listing agents.

May 06, 2016 02:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't and have no intentions of doing so. A seller would have to have a pretty compelling reason to do this. As far as how well it works for the seller I have no idea

May 06, 2016 02:31 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I do not and most times they end up overpriced and expired!

May 06, 2016 01:51 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have had desperate agents approach me with this proposal, I told them to take a hike.

Jun 13, 2017 05:42 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't.  There are many different business models.  

May 30, 2016 11:48 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a fan of it but some people still are fans of it.

May 11, 2016 12:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our MLS made a ruling a few years ago, NOT to allow "limited listing service" listings.  

May 08, 2016 11:07 PM
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

No, and I haven't been around long enough to know how smoothly things went around here when it was allowed. ( In the state of CO, we are not allowed to take MLS-only listings (C.R.S. 12-61);  CO has a set of minimum services that are required and an MLS entry is actually an optional additional service (CP-36). )

There are some that would still classify doing only the required minimum level of service here as "limited service", but it's not so limited as to be just an MLS entry. I'll be curious to learn how it goes for those that can still do it and when it might actually be useful for them.

May 08, 2016 08:54 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is always MLS. No one wants to opt out of mls even we have such option. 

May 07, 2016 10:51 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

My brokerage does not do limited service listings. I've wondered how smooth it works though. Just had a marketing presentation with a homeowner whose previous limited service listing when down in flames.

May 07, 2016 12:11 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not

May 06, 2016 11:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've not been asked to do a limited listing or pocket listing... my clients always want the most exposure for their homes. And I would definitely not take a limited listing. I'm a proud full-service agent because I believe doing what I do is what it takes to get a home sold. If I start limiting my service I'm compromising my own philosophy and how to successfully list and sell homes. It doesn't feel honest to me.

May 06, 2016 10:36 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Follow the rules of your MLS.

May 06, 2016 10:01 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Every now and then i get seller who doesnt want their neighbors to know they are selling. I explain why we want every one to know the home is for sale. 

May 06, 2016 09:59 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


May 06, 2016 09:05 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have never had a listing that was exclusive and not paying a commission to a Realtor bringing in the offer.  I have had pocket listings and promoted them but always offer a commission.  I feel that exclusive listings that won't pay a commission are anti MLS.  The MLS, Multiple Listing Services, was created to bring us out of the dark ages.  It was most beneficial for buyers and sellers.  Those that don't share are hurting all of us, especially the seller since they aren't getting the best possible offer.

May 06, 2016 04:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - well, it is in best interest of the sellers that listing is in MLS. 

May 06, 2016 01:38 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not done one of these

May 06, 2016 01:30 PM