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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The 550-pound pit, with 1/4-inch-thick cooking chamber big enough for three whole briskets, will retail for $3,499, according to the eBay listing. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Calling all barbecue hounds: How much would you pay for an Aaron Franklin backyard smoker?," 5 Sep. 2019 It was designed by architect Robert Sinclair, built by Patterson Custom Homes and finished by Blackband Design, according to the listing. Daily Pilot, "Balboa Peninsula mansion, subject of ‘Teach Me How to Duffy’ video, sells for record $35 million-plus," 4 Sep. 2019 Two sets of house plans were created for the site, according to a listing for the property. Los Angeles Times, "Adam Carolla sells La Cañada Flintridge property for $1.875 million," 30 Aug. 2019 The Zionsville home, which was built in 1993, recently underwent a complete remodel, according to the listing by Stephen Decatur with Century 21 Scheetz. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Colts owner Jim Irsay puts Zionsville mansion and property worth $4 million up for sale," 29 Aug. 2019 The company is based in Demopolis, according to that listing. Mike Cason |, al, "Information scarce on some Alabama prison-building firms," 27 Aug. 2019 That’s the listing price of the 10,668-square-foot home featuring six beds, six full bathrooms, two half baths, a heated pool, a hot tub, batting cage and a basketball court on a 35-acre lot. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Want a baseball diamond in your backyard? Buy the Castle Rock mansion of former Rockies manager Walt Weiss," 27 Aug. 2019 The two office buildings are known as Cupertino City Center 1 and Cupertino City Center 2, according to a LoopNet listing. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Apple wheels and deals for big Cupertino office center in its home town," 20 Aug. 2019 The restoration was inspired by Native American cave dwellings, according to the listing. Jack Flemming,, "After restoration, Rudolph Schindler’s Lechner House hits the market in Studio City," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of listing

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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list price


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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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