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Ben Jones

House still shows pending but has sold and closed?

New builder construction inventory house sold a week ago - sign came down, people moved in, etc. but it still shows as PENDING in HAR, MLS etc. Are they required to update status once it is closed? BrazoriaCAD still shows builder as owner - no deed updates.

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House still shows pending but has sold and closed?

By Ben Jones   
Posted on Dec 18, 2019 in Topic: General
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New builder construction inventory house sold a week ago - sign came down, people moved in, etc. but it still shows as PENDING in HAR, MLS etc. Are they required to update status once it is closed? BrazoriaCAD still shows builder as owner - no deed updates.
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Cassandra Vickers
about 1 month ago
Hi Ben, yes you are correct. The listing agent is required to report the closing within 3 days of the actual closing/funding. As far as the ownership records being updated by Brazoria County Appraisal District, it could take months.


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https://web.har.com/mls/MLSRules.pdf

about 1 month ago
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about 4 weeks ago
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about 4 weeks ago
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Jacquelyn Barlow
about 4 weeks ago
In most new construction transactions the Listing Agent is a limited Listing agent and has no first-hand knowledge in the actual sale of the listing. The listing agent is required to close out the transaction as a sold and could be waiting to get the details of the transaction from the builder. The county tax office can take months to update records in their system once they receive the information on the sale from the Title office.


about 4 weeks ago
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Cagdas Acar
about 4 weeks ago
Hi Ben, as per MLS rules in three days status need to be updated. For the deed is not controlled by MLS, title company usually files the deed. And depending on the time of the year and county, it can take somewhere between week to months. You can reach out to the builders and ask them to update the MLS listing and also reach out to title company to confirm if the deed has been filed with the county.

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about 4 weeks ago
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Laura Weisman
about 2 weeks ago
Whether it is new construction or a resale home, if a house is still showing pending after it has closed, it’s because the agent or someone in the office just hasn’t gotten around to changing the status of the listing.
Usually, this is not done on purpose.
HAR requires that the listing is updated within 3 days of a status change. However, occasionally these admin tasks slip through the cracks and don’t get completed on time, every time.
The best thing you can do is contact the salesperson that represented the builder during the transaction and give them a head’s up that the status needs to be updated. They will usually know who to contact within the company to get the situation remedied pretty quickly.


about 2 weeks ago
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Judith Gomez
about 1 week ago
Unfortunately some Builders work with certain agents to advertise their homes but do not let agents know that the property was sold. Legally the agent is responsible for removing property off the market. I’ve had instances where my client the buyer has questioned if I have provided them with the correct information because they will see it on the MLS as active. I literally had to report the agent after a month because my clients thought I was providing false information and I just didn’t submit an offer for them. At least with this one it showed as Pending not Active. Active means you can still submit an offer. Pending is already under contract and it’s just waiting to close. Typically it takes 45 days to close but time can vary depending on the buyers Lender.

Good Luck and hope this information was helpful.


about 1 week ago
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Monica Rubio
about 3 days ago
We (Realtors) are responsible to update the MLS system; however, when builders are somewhat in control of updating the system, their reps don't always update in a timely manner as we are suppose to update within 3 days of closing. In addition, it may be that there are more than one home identical and with their inventory, and many reps working with the builder it can take a little more time to update the system. This is not an excuse, but what I've noticed as opposed to the process of a resale home and will happen when the market is busy and homes are selling a lot.


about 3 days ago
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Gabriela DeLaTorre
about 2 days ago
Hi Ben. Many agents neglect to change the status within 3 days so it is best to always contact selling agent to verify status not to waste your and your clients time and efforts.


about 2 days ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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