Zillow Advice: Home Buying - What does pending sale mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It means there is an offer ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ It means there is an offer and it's either in attorney review or under contract.&nbsp; There are different MLS systems for example: Middlesex &amp; Monmouth to name a few.&nbsp; Each MLS requires different status updates and it could be confusing depending on which system the listing is in.&nbsp; Please let me know if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with.&nbsp; Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2013-07-06T05:26:00Z ....it means "almost there". ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ ....it means "almost there". Both parties have an agreement and are working on a finalization of details. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 04:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2013-07-06T04:19:00Z Basically, buyer and seller ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ Basically, buyer and seller have entered into an accepted contract... and are awaiting to fulfill all conditions... Then they enter into escrow... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2013-03-27T22:20:00Z Simply put, the buyer and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ Simply put, the buyer and seller have a fully-signed {executed} contract.&nbsp; The listing agent places under "Pending" status in the MLS so there are no more showings.&nbsp; An Active-With-Contract or Backup status would differ in the fact that the Seller would most likely still show and would accept a backup contract&nbsp;[i.e. In the event contract #1 falls through, the backup would take effect.]<br/><br/>Hope that helps.&nbsp; Good luck.&nbsp; Shayla Twit, Sarasota FL Realtor Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2012-10-14T13:03:00Z As mentioned previously, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ As mentioned previously, in&nbsp;WA, a home that is "pending" means that the seller and a buyer have come to an agreement and the sale is proceeding through escrow to closing.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>If a home were still going through an inspection contingency you would see "pending inspection" so if a sale is just&nbsp;"pending," they are finished with any inspections. They may or may not still be going through a finance contingency. <br/><br/>A pending sale can occasionally fall apart, but the sellers can't actively cancel the contract. If you are interested in making an offer on a property that is pending, you would need to settle for being in a back-up position. I hope that helps! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2012-10-14T08:26:00Z Thanks for posting your question ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com!<br/><br/>We have "contingent" here in PA.&nbsp; This means that an offer has been accepted and off the market pending one or a combo of things such as a mortgage, inspection, home sale, appraisal, etc...<br/><br/>Hope we helped. Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2012-10-06T20:00:00Z Typically that an offer has ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ Typically that an offer has been made/accepted, and the transaction is now in escrow. Some deals will fall out of escrow for varying reasons, but usually once a house "goes pending", it should close. Sat, 06 Oct 2012 18:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-pending-sale-mean/462953/ 2012-10-06T18:31:00Z