At HipPocketz, we have worked hard to produce an organized, accessible platform that allows real estate agents to list and gain previously limited exposure for pre-MLS and off-market properties. After much anticipation, we are proud to announce the launch of some of our newest features, and look forward to what the future holds for our agent members, supporters, and the pocket listings market.
Our mission has always been to create a quality online database of pocket and pre-MLS listings so agents can quickly list, share, and sell properties, and better serve their client’s needs. Below you’ll find our newest features that make it even easier for real estate agents to list and share their pre-MLS and off-market properties while at home or on the go.
Pre-MLS Listing Option
There have been an increasing amount of properties selling before they are listed in the MLS. Our newest pre-MLS feature takes this change into account, and is designed to serve all involved parties in the selling process. Agents now have a resource to generate buzz and market a property for their client’s before it enters into the Multiple Listings Service, and it provides more opportunities for buyers to qualify for or purchase a home before going into the MLS.
Within the listings portal agents can now specify if a property is a pre-MLS listing. These listings are identified within the site’s search results in order to maximize the amount of exposure they receive.
It Is Now Easier for Agents Across the U.S. to Sign Up
We have implemented features to more easily accommodate agents in markets across the United States. We’ve recently received sign ups from markets spanning the country, and are excited to welcome our newest members! If you haven’t joined but would like to, Click Here to sign up.
If you are a consumer and would like to sign up for future access, please provide your email address in the “But I’m Not An Agent” link on our sign up form, Here.
Expanded Listing Search Options
As real estate agents, we’re aware that every client has individual needs that must be met when considering a new home. That’s why we have expanded our listing search options to include more than a Zip Code or city.
Agents can now search by a specific home amenity in the keyword search bar. Simply type in a term like waterfront, pool, hill country view, outdoor living or media room. If your client must be zoned to a particular school, our search option lets you search by school district and neighborhood if the listing agent has included it on the listing page.
Refined Sorting Features
We have included a number of sorting options for agents to take advantage of to quickly find what they need. Beyond searching by keyword or neighborhood, agents have the ability to set additional filters within their search, such as price, number of beds/baths and square feet. Once the search is made, agents can sort listings by keyword relevance, price, newest properties as well as listing type (pre-MLS properties).
Selectively Share Your Listings Faster
Another important feature we’re happy to include is the ability for agents to quickly share and market their pre-MLS and off-market properties. When updating or adding in a new listing, agents can choose to have their listing available only on our site and viewable by other member agents, or they can choose the Social or Public Share option.
This feature allows the listing to be selected for additional marketing opportunities, including placement on our home page, Hip List blog, social media and print advertising. Listings may also be included in e-flyers sent out to thousands of top-producing agents in the country. Another option is for agents to send their listing to their Facebook page by merely clicking a button in their listing portal. It’s fast, easy and accessible wherever an agent may be.
As we’ve mentioned before, at HipPocketz we’re dedicated to providing a quality online database of pocket and pre-MLS properties. We’re more than excited to offer these new features to our agent members, and would like to thank you for your continued support.