Whatcha Got in your Pocket?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 10:41am.

Real Estate Listing

Putting an offer on a home is a big deal. First, you'll need to decide on the right price to offer; one that will not only satisfy the seller but is also reasonable for your family. This becomes even more challenging when you want to purchase a home that is not yet on the market -- a so-called "Coming Soon" pre-listing, also known as a "pocket listing."

What does “Pocket Listing” mean?

The homes shown in our "Coming Soon" section here on Bloomingtonhomesforsale.com are not yet available on the MLS. There are any number of reasons that a home may be available to purchase but is not yet being actively marketed, such as needed repairs being underway, the owner is out of town, etc. 

While we actively show these homes to interested buyers, we aren't actively marketing them, just yet. 

How to Get the House

This one is easy -- call us as soon as you see a home you want to view in person. If you like it, we'll help you structure a strong offer and counsel you on the rest of the purchase process. It's important to be the first foot in the door on a pocket listing and the first to lay that offer on the table. In the current real estate market, time is definitely of the essence.


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