By Brett Ellis
Agents use the SW Florida Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to search for homes for their buyers but what about searching for buyers for agent’s listings? The Ellis Team has found that having a searchable buyers database helps sell homes.
There is no MLS for buyers. That would be weird. There is one for sellers but it does not include personal information like seller’s name, phone number, email address, search preferences, etc. because nobody would want that kind of information out to the public. The same is true for buyers. No buyer would want a seller searching and contacting them. And it wouldn’t be just sellers. You’d have every retail store, financial planner, lender, etc. calling these buyers if that data were out in the public.
There may never be a true MLS for buyers as buyers for the reasons stated above however, we do have a large database of buyers we can search upon when we list new properties. One of the advantages we offer buyers is our MLS search site is updated every 5 minutes, so they can beat out other buyers to hot new properties. It’s also consumer friendly, …read more
Source:: Top Agent