The real estate industry, like everything else, is changing. While using traditional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and hiring agents are still done by many sellers, these days there are newer and more innovative options to choose from. More and more people prefer to list their homes for sale through a flat fee MLS listing service. This type of listing allows sellers to list their homes on the MLS without paying a commission to their agent.
What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?
A flat fee MLS listing service is a real estate listing service that allows sellers to list their homes for sale without paying a commission to their agent. It is growing in popularity because it helps sellers save money on commissions.
How Does our Flat Fee MLS listing work?
With a flat fee MLS listing, you will list your home on the MLS for a fixed or predetermined fee. The MLS is a database of real estate listings that is used by real estate agents and brokers. When you list your home on the MLS with a flat fee service, your home will be exposed to thousands of potential buyers who are searching for homes in your area.
ListWithFreedom is the most trusted flat fee listing service in the country that offers home sellers a simple and effective way to list their properties.
What are the Benefits of Using our Flat Fee MLS Listing?
There are many benefits to using a flat fee MLS listing service, including:
Traditionally, the only way to get on the MLS is to hire a listing agent. However, you do not have to use a traditional listing agent when you choose our flat fee MLS listing. You choose the best Listing package to fit your selling needs and we charge a small up-front fee to put your home in the MLS. No need to pay the listing agent side of the commission.
Saving Money on Commissions
If you’ve worked with an agent before, you know that part of the sales agreement you will sign when you work with a realtor includes the commission fees. While these can be somewhat negotiable, they average around 6% of the total value of the home.
When you list your home with a flat fee MLS listing service, you will save money on commissions. This means that if your home sells for $400,000, you would have to pay the listing agent a commission of $12,000. With a flat fee MLS listing service, you will only have to pay a flat fee. ListWithFreedom’s listing packages range from $149-$295.
Even better, if you are able to find a buyer on your own, there are no commissions to be paid out at all. It’s easy to see how selling your home this way can be a simple way to save you literally thousands of dollars when you sell your home.
Getting More Exposure for Your Home
Listing a property on the flat fee MLS helps you gain thousands of exposures to potential buyers who are searching for properties in your area. This is because the MLS is a database of real estate listings that is used by real estate agents and brokers.
You will reach a larger audience of potential buyers than if you were to list your home with a traditional real estate agent. In fact, on our listing, your property will be featured on MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and many other popular real estate websites.
Having More Control Over the Sale of Your Home
You will also have more control over the sale of your home when you use a flat fee MLS. This is because you will be able to set your own price for your home and you will be able to negotiate the terms of the sale directly with the buyer.
With a traditional real estate agent, the agent will typically set the price for your home and they will also be the one negotiating the terms of the sale with the buyer. This means that you will have less control over the sale of your home when you use a traditional real estate agent.
Higher Chances of Sales
According to the National Association of Realtors, over 92% of homes are sold through the MLS. That’s a staggering statistic. That means if you don’t put your house on the MLS, you only have about an 8% chance of selling your home. When you list your home in the MLS, you are essentially hiring all the agents in a geographic area to help you find a buyer. In some areas, that’s thousands of agents, and the more eyes you have on a product, the better chance you have to get the highest price possible.