Should I List My Home With a Local REALTOR®, or With Properties of The Villages?

Dated: February 15 2021

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Many questions come up when listing, or buying your home in The Villages. The biggest and best question we receive  on the selling side is: "Should I list my home with a local Realtor, or with Properties of The Villages?"  

Here are the differences of each.

Listing with a Realtor has many benefits including having your home appear on MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and literally hundreds of websites around the World that are fed directly from the MLS. The listing is syndicated to well-known sites including Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Brand Brokerages like RE/MAX Freedom, ERA, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, as well as mom and pop brokerages in your area as quickly as 15 minutes. Realtors are eager to sell and market your home and use a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to recommend a price for your home based on sales over the prior 6 months. Realtors cannot show The Properties of The Villages (developer) homes they have on their Villages Listing Service (VLS). 

The Properties of The Villages Agents will list your home on what is known as the VLS (Villages Listing Service). What that means is that The Villages does not share their listings with any outside source. So, to find your listing people will have to have knowledge about The Villages and about their VLS website. The Villages Listing Service lists homes the developer has in their inventory and the homes they list can only be found if you know about their website, or if you are lucky enough to find it in a Web Search.

For the most exposure, listing your home with Realtor may be your best bet. 

Check out our article on When Purchasing a Home, Should I Use a Realtor, or a Properties of The Villages Agent? 

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Edward Couturier

As a RE/MAX Freedom agent, I’m dedicated to helping my clients find the home of their dreams. Whether you are buying or selling a home or just curious about the local market, I would love to offer m....

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