I don’t think it is in the seller’s best interest to “pre-market” a home, but most REO agents insist on installing a for-sale sign in front of their new REO assignments at least several weeks before the price is determined.
Callers who hear that there is no price get ticked off, and are quick to forget. Oh, you got their number and you call them back with the price? They are bored by then, and it’s harder to re-ignite any interest, plus the other agents don’t appreciate seeing you constantly trying to scoop their buyers on EVERY SINGLE LISTING YOU GET.
Wouldn’t it seem better to avoid ticking off buyers and other agents?