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Old Today, 07:58 AM
 
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How long does it take from the time of offer for the MLS to show that a property is contingent?


If it doesn't show up on the MLS in a timely manner, can a 3rd party call the listing company and simply ask the status of a property?
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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How long does it take from the time of offer for the MLS to show that a property is contingent?
It will not show Contingent until there is a contract. An offer won't change MLS status.

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If it doesn't show up on the MLS in a timely manner, can a 3rd party call the listing company and simply ask the status of a property?
Sure. Anyone can do that, anytime.
The listing company WANTS those calls.
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Old Today, 08:42 AM
 
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Yes, correction... i meant to say "from acceptance of offer"
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Old Today, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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The listing broker should change it somewhat promptly but it has been a holiday weekend and some people actually take those (though not us!).

Before you make calls to the listing broker or have friends pretend to be interested… Ask your own realtor to follow up on it.

And don’t worry! The MLS status is a bookkeeping issue it is not the final arbiter of whether you are under contract or not.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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It varies with each MLS and with different types of offices. Most MLS systems have rules in place that dictate how quickly the change must be entered into the MLS. Some offices have staff people that are responsible for updating the MLS. Some agents must do this themselves.

If you're asking about a recent acceptance of offer, I wouldn't expect it to happen over a long holiday weekend.
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Old Today, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The listing broker should change it somewhat promptly but it has been a holiday weekend and some people actually take those (though not us!).

Before you make calls to the listing broker or have friends pretend to be interested… Ask your own realtor to follow up on it.

And don’t worry! The MLS status is a bookkeeping issue it is not the final arbiter of whether you are under contract or not.
it does "sound like" the OP is the Buyer, who's concerned the status hasn't changed online yet. Or made an offer and was told they went with another offer. Either way, the offer being signed and becoming a contract is what matters, not the online status.
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Old Today, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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it does "sound like" the OP is the Buyer, who's concerned the status hasn't changed online yet. Or made an offer and was told they went with another offer. Either way, the offer being signed and becoming a contract is what matters, not the online status.
Given this is the poster that was concerned about people walking around a vacant house, I suspect he's curious as to whether the people walking around made an offer that was accepted.
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Old Today, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yes, correction... i meant to say "from acceptance of offer"
Where I am, our MLS has a 2 day deadline for entering status changes on a listing.
It can vary from one MLS to another, though.

The second point?
Again, yep, anyone can call a listing agent about a property status. Anytime.
If it is under contract, they would love a shot at selling you another property.
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Old Today, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Given this is the poster that was concerned about people walking around a vacant house, I suspect he's curious as to whether the people walking around made an offer that was accepted.

oh, just a nosy neighbor.
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Old Today, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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it does "sound like" the OP is the Buyer, who's concerned the status hasn't changed online yet. Or made an offer and was told they went with another offer. Either way, the offer being signed and becoming a contract is what matters, not the online status.

It sounded like that to me too, but upon further discovery on his other thread, the OP isn't a buyer, just a nosy neighbor. Disregard

On edit... ah - I see your post above, now.
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