That MLS Jargon Realtors Use, So What is it?
The MLS stands for the Multiple Listing Service. Many agencies in Lexington and various other markets are members of this organization. The MLS consists of a list of nearby properties that are for sale in the area. The list includes pictures, detailed information on each home or property and other important sales information. Companies must pay to use the MLS services and that allows them to pass the information on to the consumer. I have a magic key that allows me to show you any home listed on the MLS regardless of the company that has a sign in the yard!
Keep in mind a good majority of homes are on the MLS, however you may discover that not all homes or farms appear on the MLS. But as an experienced Listing Agent here in Lexington and Central Kentucky, I may know of properties that are not on the MLS. I am in the know of what is coming on the market or what is privately on the market and can have you first in the door! For example, one of my areas of specialty is horse farms. Many farms do show up on the MLS but many do not. That is because the owner may not want the farm employees to know the farm is for sale. Knowing a farm is for sell may spark the employees to seek employment elsewhere.
Therefore, while the MLS is very helpful, it as a tool to assist you and your Realtor. Working with a Realtor is the best way to find your home and make sure you find a place that works with your lifestyle.
I will be happy to create a custom home and/or lifestyle search for you at no costs. Be the first to know when a home hits the market. You know the old saying, "good homes always sell quick." That is very true today. Let's get you started now so you can be in your dream home in just a few weeks!
Lexington KY is always #1 in my book! Whether you want to buy a downtown condo, a custom walkout ranch on a golf course, or a horse farm in the country, I can help find the perfect home for you – as well as help you sell your home. In addition to Lexington Real Estate, I specialize in the nearby towns of Paris, Midway, Georgetown, and Versailles.