-Is it free to post to PocketListings.net?
Yes. To post pocket listings or buyer needs you must simply join our site and verify your identity by opening the "verify"email we send you. Once you do that, post all you want for FREE. Cancel any time.
-Why do you require a real estate license to join and post to PocketListings.net?
1. So we can verify your identity. 2. Because PocketListings.net is designed with licensed real estate agents in mind, and membership is currently restricted to individuals holding an active real estate license in their area.
-Do you require an address to post a pocket listing?
No. But it is recommended, so we can soon show you the cool mapping things we have planned. We suggest if you don't want to show the address, or let anybody know, put the address in the correct field and select "nobody" on the sharing option. Of course, you might want to let your colleagues know where it is, in which case you should choose "Members Only".
-I don't want the address of my pocket listing to display. Will it?
No. Not unless you choose the "everybody" or "public" sharing option will it be made public. If you choose "Members Only" it will be viewable by members only. If you choose "nobody", that means nobody.
-Can I put contact information, a website or email into the "description box"?
Yes. Go nuts. You're paying to get the word out about a property or buyer need, so do as you wish. We don't recommend links to a blog about your cat though.
-I posted a pocket listing, but can't find it. Where is it?
First check your "my account" and "my poccket" area and verify the property is listed there. If it is, life is good. If it's not, try posting again. Still can't find it, contact us.
-I had a property saved in favorites and it disappeared. Where did it go?
It was most likely taken off of our site by the person that posted it.
-Do you send your pocket listings to Twitter?
Yes. We feed ALL of the pocket listings and buyer needs to our twitter page (Twitter.com/pocketlistings). To see more details about how it works, see our blog post about it.
-I'm not a real estate agent, can I use your site?
Yes. You can search to your heart's content. If you find a pocket listing or buyer you'd like more information on, just contact a real estate agent in your area. Don't have one, and want to be able to add your own property (FSBO), or own property needs, contact us. If we get enough requests for certain features, we can't rule them out completely. :-)
-I'm not a real estate agent, can I join your Twitter and Facebook pages?
Yes! Please do. twitter.com/pocketlistings and facebook.com/pocketlistings. And tell your friends too.
-I did a post, but I can't find it on your site when I use the search.
First check your "my account" page and verify the property is listed there. If it is, open it and verify correct spelling, location, state, city, zip, etc. If all of that is correct, try "advanced search" from the homepage, and if you're still not finding it on our site, contact us. When you do contact us about it, please provide a url to the property description page.
-Can I post my own home for sale on PocketListings.net?
Yes. Contact a licensed real estate agent in your area and advise them to post it for you. Don't know an agent? We can recommend one. Trying to post your home yourself (For Sale By Owner, FSBO)? We do get requests to add that functionality, but so far, not enough. If you think it important and something that could add to the value of our site, contact us, and tell us why.
-I'm a buyer, and I see a pocket listing I might like. I don't have an agent, how can I contact the agent who posted the pocket listing directly?
If the agent has chosen to make their contact information public, simply email or call them. If they chose not to share their identity to the world, you're going to have to find a member of our site and ask them to contact that agent for you. Just walk into any real estate office, tell the agent to join our site, and they can find the information for you.
What is a "Buyer Need"?
This is an agent that posted a request for property on behalf of their buyer. They are looking for a property that meets the criteria they posted.
Can I share my posts on my own Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ accounts?
Yes. We have any number of "share this" options for you to choose from. Just click the icon under your post that says "share this" and go hog wild. Tell the world about your great pocket listing or buyer that just can't seem to find that gem on the market.
I used the "Share This" feature and emailed my circle. A lot of people said they didn't get it. What happened?
That's a good question. Email got spoiled a long time ago by spammers. As such, any email that is sent to more than 10 people runs the risk of being labeled as spam by the myriad of algorithms out there trying to catch spammers. It's the nature of the beast. The best thing is to tell those same friends to find the email, mark it as "not spam" or "safe", and hopefully it will deliver next time. We do not send the emails from our system. We use a third party that is good at this stuff, and if they can't get it to deliver, nobody can. You might try using the share "link" feature instead. Grab the link of your post, put it in your own email to your people, and send.
How can I get my property to show on your Facebook page?
Just drop us a line. If we have a chance we'll do a blog post for you on our blog, and that feeds to our Twitter and Facebook pages. It's more exposure for your property, and we're happy to do it for you.