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

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Examples of listing in a Sentence

an alphabetical listing of all of the students currently enrolled in the school

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Brigitte Senkler, Amy Pasley, and Peggy Dowcett of Coldwell Banker in Concord have the listing. John R. Ellement,, "Doris Kearns Goodwin plans to sell Concord home," 7 Aug. 2019 If your nonprofit would like to submit calendar listings for events, or photos of events that have happened recently, please email San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s group serves meal at Camp Pendleton’s Fisher House," 7 Aug. 2019 The New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have put their home in Brookline, Massachusetts, on sale for a cool $39.5 million, according to a listing on Barrett/Sotheby's International Realty. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen put Brookline, Mass., home up for sale at $39.5 million," 6 Aug. 2019 The property includes a custom boathouse with jet ski lifts and a deck for entertaining, according to the listing. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Kid Rock's Detroit mansion for sale for $2.2 million," 23 July 2019 Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland held the Palisades Beach listing; Lisa Morrin of Coldwell Banker repped Van Natta. Variety, The Mercury News, "Photos: Ex-Facebook COO Owen Van Natta drops $10 Million on Santa Monica’s Gold Coast," 16 July 2019 Avram Goldman and Tim Hayden of Compass have the listing. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Joe Montana Relists California Estate at 41% Discount," 10 July 2019 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties held the listing. Jack Flemming,, "‘South Park’ producer Eric Stough swaps spots in Westchester," 10 July 2019 Underneath the new addition, according to the listing, are two of the four garages in the home. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Hartford in the rearview mirror? Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini puts West Hartford home up for sale," 9 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of listing

: a printed list
: a printed list of things that includes detailed information about them
: something included in a list



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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