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Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900 (Tierra Antigua Realty)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Spirit -- you raise an interesting point.  

I don't particularly have an issue with people(including me) saying "my listing" in the context you refer.

I do have an issue when agents/brokers put themselves in the role of the principal of the transaction(when they are not) and say -- we will never accept that price or those terms.   Excuse me, we???  Unless our name is on title, we are agents and any decision should come via the seller or buyer.   Okay -- off my soapbox....


Apr 09, 2015 07:36 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Mmmmm.....I like your expression, but I do enjoy telling ''my listing''. I got  the right to represent the seller, hired do my job. I'm proud that it is my listing, my job, my responsibility.

Apr 09, 2015 05:18 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You make a good point if you are the broker of record.  I don't think that anyone really focuses on that issue.  Wishing you continued success. A

Apr 09, 2015 08:58 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Spirit, I believe it is my listing.  Yes it does belong to the brokerage, but you brought it there.

Apr 09, 2015 11:35 AM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Don't know that I've ever thought about it.  I do call it "my listing" in that context you mention (asking for feedback).    If I get a query via email, I'll usually begin with, "Thank you for your interest in my listing at 1234 Main St."    I don't own it, but promoting that property is my responsibility, and I'm the right one to ask for information about it.   In some sense, it is "my" listing!

Apr 09, 2015 10:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Guess I do call it my listing, but like Cindy, I am the Employing Broker and they ARE my listings. 

Apr 09, 2015 10:02 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I am a broker and I do call it 'my listing.' While your phrase perhaps is more precise, I think it's it doesn't make a whole lot of difference. (unless your client has complained).

Apr 09, 2015 08:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I plead guilty.

Sep 12, 2018 07:03 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya


Apr 11, 2018 10:19 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

It's semantics. I would get tongue-tied using your example.


People know what you mean. That's all that matters.

Apr 09, 2015 09:42 PM
Damon Botticelli
Vegas Real Estate Photography - Las Vegas, NV
Real Estate Photographer

doesn't sound right to me when you say you represent a listing...you represent a seller.

Apr 09, 2015 03:40 PM
Adele Galus
AMG Executive Realty - Roseville, CA

The best way to get feedback on a listing is to use a software like:  new.showingsuite.com  - As a lot of agents have moved off the property or will let you know that they will be writting an offer.  It becomes very chanellenging when showing several properties with several buyers to remember right away about the property without having the MLS paperwork in front of you. 

Apr 09, 2015 08:28 AM