We all may be waiting for temperatures to warm and dreaming of the end of winter, but until then, there’s something new to look forward to in Alaska! As of February 8, exciting new changes have arrived in the real estate industry and if you’re considering buying or selling a home, you will want to take note!
The Alaska MLS has just announced the introduction of the COMING SOON status. This major change in listing status will not be displayed publicly, but will be available through your real estate agent and offer a variety of perks to both buyers and sellers.
As your real estate experts in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, Northern Edge Real Estate has broken down below exactly how the new COMING SOON status will affect you and your real estate goals this year.
For Home Buyers
As we mentioned above, this new listing status will not be displayed to the public, but will allow your real estate agent to alert you to new listings that are soon to be for sale. All you need is a Realtor who subscribes to the Alaska MLS—as we all do here at Northern Edge Real Estate—and you will have access to properties up to 15 days before they are even on the market!
This provides a great edge to Alaska buyers as you have ample time to then drive by the property—although you can’t see inside just yet— and decide if it is a good fit. If you think the property has potential to be your next home, that means more time to get your offer ready and less of a chance of losing out on your dream before you even realize it’s on the market!
For Home Sellers
You can think of the new COMING SOON status as a great marketing tool to generate a little buzz for your property before it officially hits the market. Your real estate agent can enter your listing into COMING SOON status in the Alaska MLS as early as 15 days before you are ready to begin showings. As the name suggests, this means you’re not quite ready for buyers to begin visiting the property, but you will be soon!
Using this new listing status for your Anchorage or Mat-Su Valley home allows you to spark interest among motivated buyers as they will need to be working with an agent to be made aware of your property. Just think— you may be able to find a serious, pre-qualified buyer before your home is even available to the general public!
It’s going to be an exciting year for the Alaska real estate market and we’re here to help you every step of the way! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about buying or selling a home in Anchorage or the surrounding Mat-Su Valley.
We look forward to hearing from you!