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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New numbers from the listing service RMLS show a Portland real estate market that’s turned decidedly flat. oregonlive, "Homebuyers may have an edge as sales flatten," 17 Sep. 2019 If exercised at the top end of the price range, the brewing behemoth could generate a full $6.6 billion from the listing. Alex Nicoll, Fortune, "Why the King of Beers Just Had to Downsize its Big Asian IPO," 17 Sep. 2019 Carl Gambino of Westside Estate Agency had the listing. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Alicia Keys gets into the La Jolla state of mind," 14 Sep. 2019 The listing also serves the purpose of closing the gap between Naspers’ market value and that of its Tencent bet. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s most valuable company has just created the biggest internet company in Europe," 11 Sep. 2019 Susan Boss with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty has the listing. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Rivercrest mansion listing price slashed by nearly $4.5 million," 6 Sep. 2019 Clicking on the listing in Past Orders simply redirects to an Amazon error page. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "How Do $40 Fake AirPods Compare to the Real Thing?," 3 Sep. 2019 The black rail is another species that the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list as threatened, but the listing has not been finalized. Dennis Pillion |, al, "Alabama crayfish could be early victim of weakened endangered species protections," 15 Aug. 2019 Faisal Halum of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International has the listing on the historic property. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Hot properties: Dallas area's priciest palaces up for grabs," 5 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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