MLS TIPS: Does my listing qualify as Waterfront?

Feb 8, 2023 | All News, ECAR News, MLS Tips

Did you know that almost 25% of the Residential listings in Flex are shown as some type of Waterfront? Today there are 780 waterfront listings. About 5 listings per month are reported as NOT accurately classified. That is a very small percentage, but we can do better.

To be classified as Waterfront the water needs to be physically touching your property boundaries as shown on the Property Appraiser website. The waterfront type shown would have to physically meet that same property. If there is any property owned by someone else between your listing and the water, you do not get to advertise it in the MLS as waterfront. You should not choose Bay when the map shows more of a Bayou or Creek leading to the Bay.

Here are the MLS Definitions:

Waterfront: Property that fronts the water and has no road to cross to get to the water, or property that meets the definition of Gulf Front.
Gulf Front: Detached Single Family, Land, Attached Single Unit: subject property is contiguous to what is commonly accepted by the general public to be “the beach.”
Condo: determined by approved list of gulf front condo developments, subject to updates.

A list of Gulf Front Developments is available in the MLS Resource Center.

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