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How to list my home on MLS

Have a home on Zillow, want to post on MLS.  How do I do this without the full court Realtor press?
  • September 22 2009 - Bay Park
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  • January 27 2013
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Over decades of Research published in the Profile of Home Buyer's and Sellers. For Sale By Owner transactions have an consistently averaged a closed sale price of 15% lower than transactions that were handled by a real estate agent. The difference more than pays for the services of a professional real estate agent to serve and protect your interests and put additional money in your pocket.

It sounds like you prefer a more laid back approach. If you do some research, you will find an agent in your market that you would like to work with and would do a a wonderful job for you. 

Warm Regards, 

Dustin 

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  • January 27 2013
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FSBO try to sell it themselves but there are many studies that have proven that a good Agent ends up bringing more cash back to the Seller. It is just not possible to market your home properly to get enough buyers in to get the market price.  In fact, the CEO of FSBO actually listed his home in NYC with a Broker.. Before I became an Realtor I tried to do the same; and ended up listing it.... I was happy I did because my home sold at a price higher than what I expected in just 31 days.   If you have any more questions I would be happy to assist you
  • January 27 2013
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2009 was a good year.

A heart surgeon in training would have finished three years of medical school and still have 6 to 9 years to go.   An agent would have had their license and been "practicing" 3 years ago.   Very strange comparison.
  • June 12 2012
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If you do not repair your own car, and you would not perform open heart surgery on yourself, you would probably not want to be a do-it-your-self-er and try and sell your own home which might possibly be the most valuable asset you own.

Aside from the fact that it is proven that seller's net more dollars when represented by a full service real estate firm. In experienced sellers can make costly mistakes and open themselves up for liability without even knowing it. Also the emotional attachment can get in the way of prudent business.

Meet with a Realtor, ask hard questions, demand results, and wait on the sidelines to choose the best offer from prospective buyers.

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  • June 12 2012
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This is the kind of Listing service I provide and If you are out of New Jersey I cand still help you.

  • January 21 2010
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A realtor is not the only person that can list on the MLS.
  • January 17 2010
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If you are selling FSBO pay close attention to those here that have succesfully done so. Rockinblu's blog (I keep a link on my desktop)is not boring and certainly worth a quality beer. Mckyle has been through it all and worthy of reading what she posts. Realtors/agents as a rule do not like FSBO sellers. They are perceived as a threat to their way of life. They will throw out all the liabilty, exposure and marketing bs in as you call it, "full court realtor press." What they fail to tell you is when they sell their own properties, they are selling FSBO with the MLS and act as their own flat fee/limited service agents. I'd be curious to know how many agents have actually paid another agent 6% to list their home or purchased a home without using another buyer's agent. I will admit that they might when buyng or selling something out of town/state. But even then you can bet they have negotiated the commission way down. Agents act as their own agents but frown on the public doing so.
  • October 18 2009
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Listing the home on the MLS service will provide exposure but will not get it sold. If you list it, they will not come. 

You need a Realtor who will ACTIVELY market your home and search for potential buyers.  
  • October 18 2009
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Like Dorothy said there are many fee for service brokers out there that you can go with.  Pay a one time fee and get your house listed on the MLS.  The one we went with was www.homeworks.com.  They provided the MLS listing, listing on Realtor.com, the sign and a lock box so we didn't have to be available 7 days a week.  And if your house is on the market whether you are FSBO or have a Realtor you still have to be prepared to be interupted at supper time!  That is life with your home on the market!
  • October 13 2009
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If you really want to sell it by yourself and get your home into MLS there are companies that will do it for a very small fee, but be aware there are a lot of hassles and liability in trying to do it yourself.  Plus - you have to be available 7 days a week and be prepared to be interrupted at dinner time.  Good luck in selling your home. 
  • October 12 2009
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Sadly Tim's answer is probably the best you're going to get.  MLS is really for agents only, as was pointed out, so you need to get some company to post your listing that has access - such as that mls4owners.com site.  MLS is basically how NAR maintains its monopoly on home sales.  It's one of the biggest advantages to using an agent - but of course, using an agent costs.
  • September 28 2009
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you may want to take a look at the site mls4owners.com
  • September 28 2009
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Choice one is to hire a Broker who knows your local market and is a member of that board of Realtors, the local MLS.

Choice 2 is you can take the courses, take the real estate test, if you pass then you can join up with a Broker and then become a paying member of the MLS
  • September 22 2009
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Craig,

You may want to grab a beer, find a comfortable chair, and get prepared to get bored to death with this blog. Good luck.
  • September 22 2009
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The MLS is for agents only.  Please list your home with a REALTOR® and remember, commission is negotiable.
  • September 22 2009
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