list·​ing | \ ˈli-stiŋ How to pronounce listing (audio) \

Definition of listing

1 : an act or instance of making or including in a list
2 : something that is listed

Examples of listing in a Sentence

an alphabetical listing of all of the students currently enrolled in the school
Recent Examples on the Web Insider trading laws bar investors from trading stocks or commodities on material nonpublic information, such as knowledge of a coming listing or merger offer. Ben Foldy, WSJ, 21 May 2022 The following Naperville residents have completed college/university degrees or have been named to their school’s respective dean’s list, honor roll or similar academic achievement listing. Naperville Sun Staff, Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2022 Often, mattress brands with adjustable bases will list compatible mattresses under the base listing. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 20 May 2022 The piece was acquired from the artist’s estate through the Gagosian Gallery in May 2008, according to the auction house’s listing. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2022 Product Selection: If consumers bounce from your listing page, its ranking will naturally suffer. Brian Hennessy, Forbes, 18 May 2022 In addition, the album charts 22 of its 23 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100, including four in the listing’s top 10. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 17 May 2022 To view images of the home, visit the listing on Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 17 May 2022 The listing notes the land is also ideal for cultivating various fruit trees, blueberries and pinot noir grapes., 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of listing

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of listing was in 1659

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23 May 2022

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“Listing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of listing

1 : an arrangement, agreement, or contract for the marketing of real property through one or more real estate agents usually for a specific period

called also listing agreement

exclusive agency listing
: a listing under which only one agent may sell the property but without the right to a commission if the owner sells it directly

Note: An agent is usually still entitled to a commission if the owner sells directly to a buyer found by the agent, even if the sale occurs after the agreement expires.

exclusive right to sell listing
: a listing under which only one agent may sell the property and is entitled to a commission if the owner sells it directly to any party
multiple listing
: an agreement or arrangement under which real property is marketed through a service or association composed of several agents with a commission from the sale of a property shared between the selling agent and the agent that initiates the listing of it
net listing
: a listing under which the agent that sells a property retains as compensation the amount of the selling price that exceeds a specified sum
open listing
: a listing that does not preclude the use of multiple agents or a direct sale by the owner with no commission paid to an agent

called also nonexclusive listing

2a : a record of a property or properties available through a real estate agent
b : a property listed in such a record

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