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Housing market rules set to change in Northeast Ohio — no more ‘coming soon’ listings

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — As the housing market continues to move at an unprecedented pace, those behind how homes are listed are looking to level the playing field.

Beginning August 1, sellers will no longer be able to list homes as “Coming Soon,” as they could in the past up to 14 days.

Carl DeMusz serves as the CEO of MLS Now, the realty listing service throughout Northeast Ohio, which first adopted “coming soon” as a listing option about five years ago.

“There was a lot of distrust that was growing,” he said.

Homes posted through MLS Now appear on all sorts of home listing services such as Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com.

As of Monday afternoon, Zillow reported more than 700 home listings classified as “coming soon” in Ohio.

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A sample of a Northeast Ohio home classified as “Coming soon.”

DeMusz told News 5 that member agents and brokers voted to remove the advance listings after…

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