Carey Scott
Prestige Property Brokers
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Columbus, GA MLS - Working for You!

Posted By Carey Scott @ Apr 29th 2014 8:52am In: Selling a home

If you are selling a home in Columbus, GA this year, even in the improving market you certainly know there is a great deal more to it than Columbus GA Home for Sale sticking a sign in your front yard. It will be a competition between like-minded homeowners — some with very competitive properties to offer. This is where the help of a trained professional and the network that is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) can make all the difference.

You’ve probably worked with it before: the MLS is a central online database hub where licensed real estate agents representing available homes list and promote them. It’s a central marketplace in the same way that the New York Stock Exchange is (only without a NASDAQ to compete for customers). The National Association of Realtors® found that the great majority of all properties sold last year were listed through an MLS. From a seller’s perspective, there are ample reasons why this is so.

Listing a property through the MLS means that you are doing better than assigning just your agent to do your marketing for you. Instead, you are enlisting all of the agents in Columbus, GA to sell your property to their clients. 

When you think about it, that means not 1 but all of the agents are working for you! By hiring just one agent, you gain access to the network of hundreds of qualified professionals working for a portion of the same fee you already agreed to. Apart from this expanded workforce, you gain an almost unimaginably wider reach to consumers. Many prospects view Columbus’ MLS listings directly through their agent, but many in other areas see them via the many websites to which our Columbus MLS syndicates its listings (such as the major internet real estate websites like, Truila, Zillow, etc). Exposing your listing to millions of potential buyers means accessing a much larger purchasing pool. In contrast to selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO), using the MLS gives you hundreds of agents working for you and a broader market that can find your home for sale. 

To search the Columbus MLS for Real Estate Properties click Property Search

To have your property appear in the Columbus, GA MLS, you need only enlist an agent or pay a licensed service to do it for you. If you are considering listing your home, contact me to discuss how the MLS plus my other marketing tools can make your home sale one of this year’s success stories!

If you are preparing to buy or sell a home in the Columbus, GA area, an important first step will be to consult an experienced agent like myself. You can call me at 706-442-1084 or click here! It can make all the difference!

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