For the (real estate) uninitiated, the MLS status “TNAS” stands for “Temporarily Not Available for Showing.”

That can be the case when a home is already under contract, and being inspected by the Buyer; someone is home sick; or, the Seller simply doesn’t want intrusions over the holidays.

But, what do listing agents disclose when the issue isn’t a “For Sale” home’s availability — in fact, it’s vacant, and can be shown any time —  rather, it’s the Seller who’s inaccessible? (usually due to travel abroad, in an area with poor or no Internet access — imagine! :-)).

Then, the proper course seems to be to continue to keep the listing “Active” (and showable), but to advise serious Buyers (vs. everyone) of the delayed response timetable . . .

See also, “TNAS Scenarios“; “TNAS Over the Holidays:  How Prevalent?“; “Does TNAS Tweak Buyers’ Interest?“; and “What’s the Opposite of On the Market, But Not For Sale?”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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