Q: I have a buyer I am working with and they asked me about a property that they saw on Realtor.com. I looked it up on the MLS and it was withdrawn 30 days ago after being on the market for over 440 days. My buyers are interested in the house. Since it was withdrawn and not expired can I still attempt to contact the owners or should I contact the agent that had the listing?
A: In my opinion, you should contact the listing agent first. It could still be under listing contract. Just because it shows as withdrawn in the MLS does not necessarily mean that the listing contract between the real estate company and seller has expired or is no longer valid.
Our MLS now allows agents to mark their withdrawn listings as unconditional or conditional. You should not be contacting listings marked as withdrawn conditional, in my opinion.