July 13, 2024


Mad about real estate

Flat Fee Mls Listing

When you think of the phrase “flat fee,” what comes to mind? You probably think of something that comes with no fine print or something that is all inclusive. Most often, you would be right. A flat fee MLS (multiple Listing Service) is just that. You receive listing on the MLS for a flat fee.

Listing on the MLS is a better way of marketing your home. This service has proven effective since the early 1900s. It has changed, however. Now your market is open to anyone with access to a computer, as the MLS is now on the internet and accessible to the public in the form of Realtor.com, MLS.ca and Realtor.ca (In Canada) .When you use the MLS (multiple listing service), you are pretty much guaranteed more exposure than
if you were to use the more traditional methods of advertising such as newspapers, fliers, private sales, or even word of mouth. All the details of your home are posted in your listing.
These details include number of bathrooms and bedrooms, building type (i.e. house, duplex, townhome, etc.), exterior type, pictures, and a general description where you can list additional information about your home. Some listings include other more specific information such as land size, type of utilities and amenities nearby.

With all these details, it helps to sift through prospective buyers. The buyers who are serious about your property are the ones that request a showing.

In addition to having your property listed on the MLS, you have a real estate agent at your disposal to assist throughout the entire process. These are two of the most important things to remember if you decide to list with any of the “for sale by owner” type companies. When selling a large investment such as your home, exposureis everything and the MLS in Canada gets upwards of 7 million page views per day.

If you are going out on your own to sell your property to save money, you should probably think twice. You may not be able to get the offer you are expecting if you try to sell your home on your own.

Real estate agents are experienced in the art of negotiation, which is a needed characteristic if you are selling your home. The Flat Fee MLS listing service could be the option you are looking for. It could just save you thousands of dollars.

Do your research on the services provided be the Flat Fee Realtors you choose. The service provided can range from a very low fee but with very little service to a realtor that offers low fees but also provides a full range of services.