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How would a FSBO go about getting on the MLS and would buyer agents even show this to their clients?

  • February 15 2013 - Saint Louis
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Find a local real estate broker whose business model includes flat fee MLS listings of properties. These models could include "limited service", where you handle absolutely everything just like a regular FSBO, to "full service", where the broker will handle the entire sale process on your behalf, just like any other real estate agent, and everything in between. The cost will vary based on the level of service you require: it will likely be between a couple of hundred dollars for the most basic, MLS entry only limited service to a few thousand dollars for a full service listing.

Listing a home on the MLS will require you to offer compensation to buyer agents. Stay competitive in this compensation, and your property will be shown just like any others.

I personally would highly recommend finding a local broker that offers flat fee MLS listings, rather than going through a national portal as it has been suggested, as the national portals will do nothing else than outsource your listing for much less money to their own network of local brokers.

Contact me if you have any other questions.

Alin Zdroba
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Propertio Real Estate

  • February 19 2013
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There are a couple of routes, one is ForSaleByOwner.com and then there are likely several flat fee agencies. 

If you offer a reasonable commission, buyers agents should show the house. The point would be to make your house no more diult to show or any less profitable to sell than any other home.                                       
  • February 15 2013
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