Do you want a professional listing on MLS, but the cost savings of “For Sale By Owner?” Our flat rate listing service might be for you.
Why should you list on MLS? MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. In Houston and the surrounding areas, this is HAR.com. Most homes sold in the US are the result of being listed on MLS, but only a licensed, participating member can list homes on the local MLS. From there, listings are pushed out to many different national sites, such as Realtor.com. Without being listed on MLS, you loose valuable exposure.
What is the cost benefit of a flat rate listing? Traditionally, when you list your home, you commit to a 6% commission rate. This commission is split between your listing agent, and the buyer’s agent. With a flat rate listing, you will not pay a commission to a listing agent. This can mean thousands in savings.
What is the difference between in service between flat rate listings versus a traditional listing? With a flat rate listing, you will provide your own marketing materials, pictures, lock box, and sign. All showing appointments will be scheduled with you directly. You may choose picture packages and other upgrades, but they are not required. We simply ensure that your property is listing on MLS.
How it works? All homes listed on MLS, must be done so through a participating brokerage. Each broker is responsible for confirming the accuracy of information listed. You will be given the required forms to provide us with this information. We must have these filled out completely and signed before we can proceed. We ask that you provide at least 15 good quality images of both the outside and inside of your home. If you need assistance with photographs, you may purchase pictures directly through our professional real estate photographer. Buyers agents will schedule all showings with you directly, but you may choose to pay a nominal fee for access to a scheduling service. All offers will be submitted to us and presented to you. We will provide you with the appropriate paperwork to present a counter offer, if needed. Once you and the buyer’s agent have come to an agreement, you will communicate directly with the title company through closing. The flat rate listing fee is paid up front, so you will not owe us anything at closing. You may still be responsible for the commission for the buyer’s agent.
Contact us today, if you would like more information regarding our flat rate listing service.
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