The Delayed listing status is in place to give sellers additional time to prepare their homes for showings. A property can be in Delayed status for up to 21 days.
Can an Active Listing Move into Delayed Status? No. If you entered the property as active and it should be delayed, withdraw it immediately and copy the listing and add it as a new listing with the Delayed status set.
The Delayed listing status allows the seller additional time to prepare the home if it is not ready for showings. But when a property is in Delayed status, no showings of any kind are allowed until the property moves to Active status.
The Delayed listing status allows the seller to offer a sneak peek of its property to potential buyers before it hits Active status. It is a way for the seller to prepare the home for showings while the listing agent starts generating interest in the property.
The Delayed listing status is in place to help sellers who need additional time preparing their home for showings. It is not considered a best practice or a tool for agents to use when selling a home.