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How do I review my listing with Congress Realty?

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Monday, September 30th, 2019

Once your listing is activated on the MLS, we will send you an email with access to what we call the Private Client area. The subject of this email will include the MLS#. When you open up the email, your login and password to the private client area will be near the very top of the email. Once you login, at the top of the screen you will see a welcome message and a blue hyperlink to download a copy of your MLS listing.

What is the difference between your MLS listing and sites like Zillow or Realtor.com? The MLS listing will be much more detailed and contain information that Zillow and Realtor.com will not publish. For example, your MLS listing will have your buyer’s agent commission listed along with the expiration date of the listing. In addition, the MLS will have detailed showing instructions.

Why do I want to review my MLS listing? It’s imperative that you review your listing as quickly as possible so that you can submit changes to your listing if needed. Not only is the MLS by far and away the most important site to market your home, but it also is responsible for feeding the data that is posted to Zillow and Realtor.com

 

Congress Realty Reviews

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Click to Read Congress Realty Reviews from Google

We are incredibly excited and proud of our many 5 star reviews on sites like Zillow and Google. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature a few of the reviews we have received recently from our customers. Much of our business is repeat business and word of mouth. The following review was posted to Google in the summer of 2019 by one of our clients:

 

I have used and attempted to use many discount and flat-fee brokerages over the past two decades of buying and selling real estate. Congress Realty has an awesome website, useful state RE forms you can download, and their response time is incredible and accurate. I just sold my home by using Congress Realty and they just saved me over $6K in commissions. This was my second home I’ve sold at a flat fee and Congress Realty is hands-down the best service out there! They just need to spread to all fifty states now!! The professional pictures service and your own For Sale sign is a bonus and well worth the money. Great job Andrew and thank you! You guys are true professionals! Congrats on gaining a faithful customer for life.

Showing Time –

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Showing time is an application used by agents to set up and manage showings electronically. It has become extremely popular in Arizona and New Mexico over the last year. In addition, it is gaining traction in part of NV, ID, and AK.

On the MLS listing, an agent can click on showing time to make an appt on a particular listing. When the agent does this, showing time will send us the showing request via email. We then fwd the email to your email address. When you receive this email, you will see a blue icon that says “Action Required”. When you click this, showing time will give you the option to accept, decline, or propose a new showing time.

At the request of the homeowner, we can add your email to showing time. This will allow you to receive the showing time request in real time versus having our firm fwd the request to you manually.

Another positive of showing time is the app will automatically ask the showing Realtor for feedback after the showing is complete. We are happy to fwd this feedback to you upon receipt.

If an owner does not want to use showing time, we can shut it off completely but would need written instructions from the owner to do so. We highly recommend against shutting off showing time but will do with a written request from the owner.

Showing Time is included at no additional cost on all of our MLS listings. (in areas where showing time is offered by the MLS)

 

 

How to Deal With Inspection Reports Provided to a Seller

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Sharing a great piece from the Texas Real Estate Commission regarding a very common topic that almost every seller has faced.

https://www.trec.texas.gov/article/how-deal-inspection-reports-provided-seller

Congress Realty Reviews – Online reviews

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Unfortunately, not all online reviews are legitimate. Some companies produce fake reviews for themselves and other companies can be the victims of slander or false/misleading reviews. As a consumer, it’s difficult to decipher what it is real and what is not.

So how can I find out about a company? Word of mouth from your peers is still the best method in my mind. It’s certainly fine to mix in online reviews…but remember…online reviewers are essentially anonymous. The reviewer does not have to be accountable to anyone.

We receive countless emails and letters thanking us for our services after a closing. These are extremely important to us and we appreciate them greatly, but we rarely publish these. It’s one thing as a company that I want to improve on. Ideally, I want to start publishing emails/letters so that more people can see definitive proof of what we have to offer here at Congress Realty. An example from this week is attached.

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