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New service gives agents preview of 'coming soon' homes
New service gives agents preview of 'coming soon' homes

When real estate agent John Kessler is hired to sell a house, he starts before it's ready. He shares on Facebook, posts on LinkedIn and blasts an email to thousands of agents in his network while the owners prep, painting and clearing their basements. It can be a few weeks before the house goes live on the official multiple-listing service, a subscriber-only resource used by agents that contains active listings in the Mid-Atlantic region. But that process could change. The Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. launched a new "coming soon" feature in November designed to make those previews available across its system. MRIS, which has 41,000 customers in the...