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Why Ultra-Luxury Real Estate Agents, Sellers And Buyers Love Off-Market Listings

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Here are the advantages to buyers with off-market listings or pocket listings according to Harris. “What ultra-luxury buyer doesn’t want something others can’t have? It’s confidential and exclusive and they just want what their friend could not get.”

Exclusivity to agents only with no public access make ThePLS.com valuable and different. “By collating the off-market and coming soon inventory in one place, we are able to offer the members access to listings their clients don’t have, thus making them more relevant and valuable. Which is critical in a time when the public platforms are seen to be eroding agent value and relevance,” Dyson notes.

Chris Dyson, co-founder of ThePLS.com (The Pocket Listing Service) explains the private platform dedicated exclusively to real estate agents. “We have over 15,000 members now with around 2500 total listings on the site.

James Harris, with his business partner, David Parnes are top producers at The Agency in Beverly Hills, a luxury brokerage firm. In addition, they just wrapped their twelfth season on Bravo’s top real estate reality show, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.

Off-market listings also called pocket listings are a valuable slice of business to many ultra-luxury and luxury agents around the country including Parnes and Harris. An off-market or pocket listing is a listing that agents markets to other agents only and does not get placed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service.) One of the advantages is the listing won’t appear on sites like Zillow and other online platforms that populate from the MLS.

Here are the advantages to buyers with off-market listings or pocket listings according to Harris. Chris Dyson, co-founder of ThePLS.com (The Pocket Listing Service) explains the private platform dedicated exclusively to real estate agents. “By collating the off-market and coming soon inventory in one place, we are able to offer the members access to listings their clients don’t have, thus making them more relevant and valuable.

” The idea to me with off-market listings is they can be beneficial for the buyer, seller and the agent in the transaction,” explains Harris whose off-market listings with partner Parnes include a $44 million-dollar Bel Air Estate and $7,995,000 Malibu beach house.

A lot of sellers do not want to have their homes published on the MLS for a variety of reasons. The listing accrues days on market and can become stale. Agents stop paying attention to the property,” said Harris.

“What ThePLS.com does is give and take that off-market business access to the broker community. This brings power back to agents so online platforms like Trulia don’t take the control away from them,” Harris confides.

Off-market listings also called pocket listings are a valuable slice of business to many ultra-luxury and luxury agents around the country including Parnes and Harris. One of the advantages is the listing won’t appear on sites like Zillow and other online platforms that populate from the MLS.

Here’s the inside scoop behind off-market real estate listings and the advantages they give buyers, sellers, and agents in today’s market.

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