This update was just installed by the good folks at IDX Broker. IDX Broker is my vendor for my No Hassle Property Search, and they do a great job.
A couple of weeks ago, the Triangle MLS announced that listings in “Pending” status would be released to our IDX vendors. This means that visitors to this site can see “Pending” listings, or even search specifically for “Pending” listings in my Advanced No Hassle Property Search.
You can see a property’s MLS status when you look at the Details.
At the bottom of the right column, you will see “Property Status.” That will be followed by either “Active,” “Contingent,” or “Pending.”
It has been confusing for a buyer to see properties “disappear” from search results, when we know the sale hasn’t closed yet.
Formerly, TMLS withheld Pending listings from IDX because those are homes that cannot be shown to buyers. That is the meaning of the “Pending” status. But, for the sake of transparency and clarity, the TMLS board recently decided to allow those listings to be displayed.
I think it is a little nifty benefit for people trying to search for homes.