Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News: Did you know REALTORS know about "Coming Soon Homes"

Did you know REALTORS know about "Coming Soon Homes"

Did you know that REALTOR'S® have access to "Coming Soon" Listings that you cannot find on the Internet?

how to find Coming Soon homes or listings on the internet

That said, that is the exact reason you may want to consider aligning yourself with a good local real estate specialist. 

For example our team The Twins Selling Real Estate has met with six homeowners      already in January who are coming on the market within the  next 15-20 days. Now think about that. We are just one real estate team out of hundreds that are meeting with homeowners who are thinking of getting a jump on the 2015 spring selling season here in Prince William County Virginia.

As REALTOR'S®, get signed listing agreements from homeowners. The listing agents have the option of ordering the sign, placing a Coming Soon Rider on the home and entering the home into the MLS Database.





"The only thing is the general public cannot see those listings. They are not picked up by any third party websites, and they are not visable anywhere except to REALTOR'S®"

The only home buyers who get to see those "Coming Soon" listings, are the prospective home-buyers who have signed an Exclusive Buyers Agent Agreement.



Realtor's can then forward them through the MLS system what homes will soon be FOR SALE in the area they are hoping to find a home.

So if you are thinking of buying a home in 2015. 

Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Align yourself with a local REALTOR®
  2. Commit to working with that agent and sign a Exclusive Buyers Agent Agreement
  3. Meet with a loan officer to get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan. Three awesome lenders:
  4. We will then set you up in MLS to start receiving listings that match your wants, needs, and budget.
  5. Let the House Hunting Begin. ( The best and most exciting part about buying a home.) Discovering what the possibilities are. 

No matter whether you are searching for a condo, townhouse, single family home we are ready to assist you. We have skilled Buyers Agents who are available to help you. Guess what. In Virginia you do not pay a REALTOR® anything to help you buy a home. The seller pays the real estate agent. How great is that. You get exclusive representation and it doesn't cost you anything! 

Just in case you would like to know who we are and how we can help you. We are the Twins Selling Real Estate.

Don't hesitate to give us a call if you need real estate help. 703-801-9367 or contact Patty Blackwelder by email 

Peggy James
 My direct #:703-851-3085

Search homes for sale in or local Prince William County Virginia area and Eastern Fairfax County near Fort Belvoir Virginia.

Twins Selling Real Estate

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Twins Selling Real Estate EXIT Realty Associates 8998 C Lorton Station Blvd, Lorton Virginia 22079 Equal Housing Opportunity Call 703-851-3085
Comment balloon 6 commentsPeggy James • January 11 2015 02:30PM


Well-said. There are so many reasons to seek out a qualified Realtor!!


Posted by Keith Strawn, ( (Ballenger Realty)) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Peggy. This is a very instructive and insightful post. Buyers thinking they can do better on their own, are wrong.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago

I agree Keith Strawn Hopefully your MLS in Beaufort South Carolina offers the same service to your homeowners and home buyers. 


Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) almost 4 years ago

Sheila- this is a new change in our industry and one that agents are now embracing. I can see Coming Soon listings on MLS this morning. The goal is if an agent interviews a seller. And the seller is just getting the house ready for market. Then agents can enter them into this special category in our MLS. It a

win, win, win. For Sellers, Buyers and local real estate agents.

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) almost 4 years ago

As an agent in Boise, Idaho, I was slow to embrace the coming soon listing until our MLS required the seller a Waiver of Benefits form first.  That form essentially tells the seller the benefits of full expsosure in the MLS will typically result in more exposure and a higher price.  That keeps some of the agents that used the Coming Soon option as a way to try to double end the transaction first.  I have started using the Coming Soon signs when my clients want the home up immediately and I want to get the professional photographs taken, custom signs, flyers, virtual tours,  and websites built first.

Posted by Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) almost 4 years ago

Jim Paulson- I hear you loud and clear. That is something for sellers to consider even here in Virginia. That said, no showings can happen during the COMING SOON status period. As for double ending. In our office we do not Double End or Sell Dual Agency. We prefer each person have their own Buyers Agent.

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) almost 4 years ago