ThePLS.com, The Pocket Listing Service, has launched the first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents. Pocket listings, or properties not listed on the MLS, have long been a staple in the industry and a valuable tool for listing and buying agents alike. The new membership-based service provides a secure, searchable online platform where listing agents can streamline and share valuable off-market information, and buying agents can search for properties that cannot be sourced through the MLS or other public, searchable entities.
The service was created by entrepreneur and top producing real estate agent, Christopher Dyson, and launched in partnership with co-founders, Mauricio Umansky, CEO and founder of The Agency, who is ranked as the fifth top agent in the U.S by Real Trends, and James Harris and David Parnes of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. ThePLS.com provides a place where agents across the U.S. can consolidate off-market listings in one easy-to-use space and collaborate with fellow members on behalf of their clients.
Strictly for licensed real estate agents and not available for public access, ThePLS.com allows agents to market pocket listings without compromising a seller’s privacy, sharing as much or as little information as they wish. Agents may also give sellers the option to test price points without accruing precious days on the market. Sellers can either sell their property “off market” or list to the MLS using compelling information and feedback gathered from ThePLS.com. The service allows buying agents to offer opportunities and inventory not currently available in the public domain.
“Pocket listings are a significant part of our business, and ThePLS.com fills an obvious void in the market for a national platform where agents can share and collaborate amongst themselves,” said Dyson. “Having this tool will help strengthen the agent community and allow us to offer our clients a competitive edge in the marketplace.”
ThePLS.com made its debut at last week’s Inman Connect event in San Francisco, where 4,000 top-producing agents, brokers, tech entrepreneurs and marketing executives came together to learn, explore the newest technology and embrace changes in the real estate industry.
“It was beyond exciting to debut ThePLS.com at Inman Connect, one of the largest and most significant gatherings of real estate professionals nationwide,” said Umansky. “The service allows us to share information beyond our regular spheres of influence to give our clients a broader reach, whether selling or purchasing a home.”
Joining ThePLS.com is simple and only available to licensed real estate agents. Those who join before September 30, 2017 receive a free one-year membership. A valid BRE number is required. Join here →