One of the greatest assets any real estate agent has at their finger tips in Northern Virginia is the Metropolitan Regional Information Service or MRIS.
Commonly referred to as the MLS, MRIS is much further advanced and remains the source for the most up-to-date real estate listings in Northern Virginia. MRIS is where Realtors add their listing which then get syndicated around the Internet to sites like Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia.
Your home will show up on over 100 real estate websites within 24 hours.
Have you ever noticed that they all have the same photos and description? Yes, Bingo! That’s because the listing came from the MRIS.
I have always felt passionate about getting your data right from minute one simply because I see many listings on MRIS with incomplete information or simply terrible photos.
Here are some of my tips:
- Only use professional photos
- Room dimensions are helpful
- Square footage may not include your finished basement
- Make sure descriptions are clear
- Make sure utilities accurate
- Understand that first-showings now happen online
The MRIS is based in Rockville Maryland and it services regions in many states. They are always on the cutting edge providing reliable service including many platforms Realtors have to learn to use.
And their public interface, MRISHomes.com, provides consumers with an almost advertising free home search experience.
The MRIS allows direct advertising to over 15,000 licensed real estate agents in Northern Virginia. The “Buyer’s Agent” commission that you are offering is intended to entice that 15,000 member sales force to deliver the ideal consumer.
MRIS is the most efficient partner in the marketing of your home to the broadest possible target market.