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Capitol Hill Real Estate: Is a Pocket Listing for You?

If you are selling your Capitol Hill real estate, you may have heard of “pocket listings.” Pocket listings are those sales that are held close by the broker who is selling your Capitol Hill Real Estate, and not publicly listed in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS.)

Brokers usually have between 24 and 48 hours to put a new listing into the MLS. (This is from the time they sign the listing agreement with the seller, to the time the listing is entered into the MLS database.) Before the listing goes live, the broker has the listing in the "pocket" and can contact buyers and close colleagues about your Capitol Hill real estate.

Pocket listings appeal to some sellers of Capitol Hill real estate for a variety of reasons.

  • Sellers who want to sell their Capitol Hill real estate quickly, and are willing to do so at a reasonable price;
  • Sellers who don't want the interruptions that come with having their homes on the open market;
  • Sellers who need extra time before actually putting their homes on the market; and
  • Sellers who don’t want hundreds of strangers going through their homes.

For more information on pocket and other listings, please contact Capitol Hill real estate expert, Michelle Buckman, Realtor. Michelle Buckman has been a part of the Washington DC community for the last 35 years. She has deep roots in this community, knows the ins and outs of Capitol Hill real estate, and is well connected and positioned to sell your Capitol Hill real estate.

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