FAQ’S

***Is the MLS really going to help me sell my house?

Listing in the Realtor’s MLS is crucial if you are serious about selling. 85% of home buyers use the services of a real estate agent, and real estate agents use the MLS to search for houses on the market.

**A few points regarding the MLS and Listing Agents:

Less than 5% of listing agents actually sell the homes they list. Why? They simply use the power of the MLS by listing the properties for thousands of agents to bring their buyers respective buyers. 85% of home buyers use a REALTOR to help them locate a property. Why is this important? REALTORS use to the MLS to search properties for their clients. The flat fee listing method lists your property on the same MLS as the local REALTORS. You can put the power of the MLS to work for you and save 3% commission.

**Is it true that most houses are sold through REALTORS and they usually sell for more?

Yes. According to the National Association of REALTORS, homes listed on the MLS average a higher net of 7% more.

Can I make changes to my MLS listing?

You can email changes after reviewing the MLS Listing – there is no charge for changes.

Do I still have to offer a 3% commission to use your flat fee service.?

Real Estate commissions cannot be fixed by law, period. You may offer whatever you want – dollar or percentage wise. closer you come to the customary 2 1/2% to 3%, the better chance you will have of making a buyers agent’s list of properties they show their clients when they have to make the choice about which to show. A buyers agent can’t show their clients all the thousands of homes for sale in our markets. But regardless of the amount offered, your home will be seen by active prospective home buyers searching the MLS and REALTOR.com. 80% to 90% of all homes sold accross the country are attributable to the MLS and REALTOR.com.

How long can my property be listed on the MLS for flat fee?

Your property is listed for 12 Months Cancel anytime. True Hassle Free Listings!

How long does it take to get my house in the MLS?

Typically, we can have your property listed the next business day after listing.

How long does it take to get the sign and lockbox?

Typically the same day you are listed.

If a REALTOR does sell my home do I have to pay the REALTOR a commission?

Yes. Most sellers offer a commission of 3%; however, the amount you offer is determined by you prior to listing. After you have entered this amount into the MLS, it is NOT negotiable.

If I find a buyer for my home how much will it cost me?

If you sell your own home during the listing period, you will pay only the flat fee. We will still handle all the contracts for you!

What is the Multiple Listing Service?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is an extensive database of information on real estate properties listed by real estate brokers and their agents. The MLS is only available exclusively to the members of the MLS, providing a large advantage to buyer and sellers who utilize the services of REALTORS. To understand how the process works, when a client contacts an agent regarding a home purchase, the agent will search the MLS for properties meeting their criteria. If a REALTOR finds a buyer for your house, you will only pay a 3% commission of the sales price and never a listing commission. (Or whatever commission you are offering as stated in the MLS

What’s the Catch? (the most asked question)

There is NO catch. Do your own comparison. But remember, the question is not why do we charge so little…The Real question is, why do THEY charge so much?

Who is going to do all the paperwork involved?

The Listing Firm will take care of the paperwork for you. We will carefully walk you through each and every phase, supplying Professional advice along the way

Why do I need to be listed in the MLS?

To gain the greatest exposure! There is simply no substitute for the power of the MLS!

Will my house be listed on the REALTOR.com web site and others?

Yes. REALTOR.com is the largest online property listing site with more than one million five hundred thousand available houses nationwide. This accounts for about 80% of all available houses in the U.S. More than five million potential buyers visit the site each month.

Will my house be shown by other Realtors even though I am paying a flat fee?

First, no Realtor would ever know that your listing is different from any other listing. Second, assuming they could somehow tell the difference, it really wouldn’t matter anyway. All that buyers’ agents care about is getting their commission, and they WILL show your house regardless of what kind of listing it is. If they don’t show it, they risk that the buyer will find it themselves, and the agent would end up with nothing. The only agents complaining and making up blackballing stories are the ones who can’t get 6% listings so easily any more, and they don’t normally work with buyers anyway.

Will my listing be different than other listed properties paying a full commission?

No! Your listing will appear exactly the same as any other listing with Traditional 6% REALTOR.