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How can I get my rental unit on the MLS without using an agent?

  • October 10 2011 - Phoenix
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"However, If it does allow it be may be more expensive than hiring an agent."

Not true. Flat fee services are far less expensive than hiring a local agent at the "customary" commission rate even for rental property.
  • October 11 2011
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Surely I must have read that last post from a Realtor® incorrectly?

He is stating he is a member of an organized crime outfit that intentionally violates U.S. anti-trust laws?  And that Realtors that are members with him intentionally MURDER brokers that accept fixed fee listings to place in the Multiples?

According to NAR, all fees are negotiable (which they have to say to prevent prosecution under the U.S. anti-trust laws).  So, I see no way that any MLS can refuse a listing from a fixed fee broker, nor even any way that the MLS knows that it was a fixed fee listing, other than possibly the contact name or number.

Just because one agent posts that if his broker offered a fixed fee listing it would cost over twice what he would earn in a commission... doesn't mean that there are no brokers that offer fixed fee listings.  Typically they run around $500 for a FSBO; likely much less for a rental.  The easiest way to find such brokers is to look on the FSBO websites.

And as Sunnyview posted; call around.  You won't know if someone will take a fixed fee listing or for how much if you don't ask and you don't negotiate.
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the local association may, MAY allow this but most will not.  Each area is different.  Your local association is like a mafia.  Since they are charging the Realtor's to be apart, they protect their area.  However, If it does allow it be may be more expensive than hiring an agent.
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Dear BHE;

If you want to attract Realtors to show your property but want to be an unrepresented seller, advertise in your advertisement, "buyer broker commission paid".

I have some renters clients that I am looking for now. This will help them get your attention.

If you do not want to pay a professional fee to find a renter,coordinate the showings and handle the lease for you, you are better off advertising in the classifieds, newspaper, craigslist etc.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and Land
HomeSmart Realty
  • October 10 2011
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You can pay a flat fee MLS service in your area to list it on the local MLS. Fees vary so call around. You should also consider listing on other rental sites like Craigslist, Yahoo and Zillow to get the most exposure possible.
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