Tip of the Week for 2/9

Tip of the Week – Seeing Double!

Agent Remarks is a great tool to convey specifics about a listing to agents/appraisers only, while Public Remarks allow you to share more details about the home with potential buyers and consumers.

Agent Remarks is a great tool to convey specifics about a listing to agents/appraisers only, while Public Remarks allow you to share more details about the home with potential buyers and consumers.

Wait — was the exact same information about Agent and Public Remarks just parroted twice above? Why yes, it was. Rather annoying isn’t it? Kind of like when you look at a listing and the exact same text is in both the Agent and Public Remarks.

While there is no rule against parroting the Public Remarks in the Agent Remarks, why do it?

  • Agent Remarks is a great way to communicate important info direct to agents and appraisers that the public won’t see. Don’t waste that opportunity with redundancy.
  • It’s O.K. to leave the Agent Remarks field blank! It’s not a required field. If you have nothing you need to convey about the listing for agents’ eyes only, leave it blank. No one will think less of you; rather they will appreciate the saved report space and printer ink.
  • We post a lot about the importance of courtesy to fellow agents/appraisers and ensuring clean, accurate data. Using Agent and Public Remarks appropriately is another way of supporting that and being a good MLS citizen!

Do any of your listings parrot the Public Remarks in the Agent Remarks field? If so, consider visiting Add/Edit to clean them up today!


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