Active Listings from the SellingSF team
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Listing Status: What Does it Mean? Source: Redfin
When you look at a listing for a home to sale, you should take note of its listing status. Most homes currently available for purchase are listed as Active; this means the home seller is accepting offers from buyers.
However, there are many different listing statuses, which can vary in meaning from one location to the next. Let’s go through all of the various listing statuses that are commonly used in many areas. If you’d like to see status definitions for specific locations, select a city from the drop-menu at the bottom of the far left column.
- Active: As stated above, an Active status means that the home is available for purchase, and the seller is accepting offers. This is usually the most common type of listing in your local MLS.
- Canceled: The listing has been taken off the market by the seller. This is often because the seller has decided not to sell the home after all, or has decided to find a new listing agent. Some sellers cancel their listings, wait a month or two, and then re-list it to make their home look like a new listing again; new listings typically attract more buyer attention than old, stale listings.
- Closed/Sold/Closed Sale: Another buyer has purchased this home. It is no longer for sale.
- Contingent/Under Contract: This means the sellers have accepted an offer on the property, but success may still depend on passing a home inspection or getting financing. It may even be possible to tour these properties and submit a backup offer in case the current one falls through.
- Expired: When a homeowner contacts a listing agent to sell their home, that relationship usually has a pre-set expiration date. A listing that has expired has reached that date. The seller may re-up with the same agent, try a new agent, or give up selling the home altogether.
- New: This is an Active listing that has only recently come onto the market, usually within the past seven days.
- Pending: A home that is set to close, and all contingencies have been waived. This is when the lender, the escrow agent or attorney will process the loan and title documents to make sure the deal will close on time. Sometimes, the sellers may still accept backup offers on pending listings, but it’s best to contact your agent to find out if it’s possible to submit this type of offer.
- Price Change: Just like it sounds, this is a listing for which the price has changed, usually within the past seven days. Note that this price change may be an increase or a decrease.
- Reduced: This is a listing that has had a price reduction, usually in the past seven days. There’s no guarantee that it’s a significant drop; sellers sometimes drop a home price by a few dollars to attract more attention to a stale listing.
- Withdrawn/Temporarily Withdrawn/Temporarily Off-Market: This listing has been taken off the market by the seller, but will probably be available again at some point. Sellers sometimes withdraw their listings to consider a new selling strategy, or to make repairs and improvements to the home before taking another shot at selling. Or, the seller may only be going on vacation or feeling under the weather.