A Listing Cart is a custom search on the Ocala/Marion County MLS that creates an account with an ID and password. A buyer will use my Dream Home Finder to provide the information that I need to set up a search. I sometimes use the Dream Home Finder AS IS and I sometimes need to email the buyer to clarify some issue or to make a recommendation. Once the search is set buyers will get an automatic email when ever a new home, that conforms to their search criteria, gets listed. After setting up the Listing Cart I don’t contact my buyers unless they contact me for more info, want to change their search or are ready to see a home. I once had a Listing Cart set up for a buyer from Chicago and it took him 3 years to close down his business and sell his house. I’m very patient.
I can’t help buyers who don’t give me enough information. Too many people will use my Dream Home Finder and just fill in Single Family and a price range. A search like that will get 1,000 hits, no kidding. I need to your your price range. The sq ft of living area, not including the garage or Lanai. The type of home, single family, 55+, farm ect. There is also a comment section. This is where you tell me that you want to see foreclosures or only want a 55+ community with lower HOA fees.
Below is a screen shot showing what the listing cart looks like. There would be numerous listings below the one shown. The Listing Cart will hold up to 100 properties. You can see the blue tool bar in the lower right of the listing. The legend above, which collapses, shows what each button does. There is a detailed view which gives things like size, number of bedrooms, lot size, ect. You can take a virtual tour if there is one. You can email your listing to someone. You can rate a listing and make a comment or a note. All images provided by the listing agent are available. Only 1 image is required by the Ocala MLS but there can be up to 25 pictures. You can print a listing. There will be some homes that you just don’t like so there is a delete button. I tell buyers to ignore the last 2 options. I don’t text and if you want to schedule a showing it’s better to call or email me.