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I want to join Zillow to sell my home, but also think I should list it on the MLS in the western Was

Looks like my question got cut off.  I want to list my house with Zillow, but also want to list it on the MLS.  What's the best way to go about this and get a reasonable price.  I see that owners.com is not recommended by others.
  • May 22 2013 - Chehalis
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Great question!

If you list your home with a professional real estate agent they will put it in the MLS and will syndicate it not only to Zillow but all major real estate websites!  Listing with an agent is a win, win situation!

Hope that helps!

  • September 09 2013
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It all depends on where you live.  It has turned out that here in this area realtors pay no attention to zillow at all.  If you ask one of them over for a CMA, he or she simply pulls up the old listing, no matter how old it is and thhen pulls up a few comparables. 

No wonder it takes forever to sell around here.
  • September 09 2013
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If you are in the greater Seattle area, you should check out Seven Rue (sevenrue.com). You can get your house on the MLS, professional photography, high-end signs and a toolkit to help you market your home without paying a 3% listing commission.
  • September 09 2013
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Owners.com may not get you access to MLS. It doesn't in our area. It only gets you access on owners.com
  • May 22 2013
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Things might have changed but as of a year ago it was possible to list property at MLS but you had to pay a hefty fee, or was it realtors.com????

We decided to try Zillow alone first - and sold our house in a few hours.
  • May 22 2013
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You have to use an agent to get on MLS. The whole point of the MLS is for brokers to share listings. 

There is a reason you want to be on MLS. The best you can do is find a flat fee broker who doesn't charge a %. You should still offer a % to buyers agent.

MLS 4 owners is correct. The national sites find local agents to enter the listing. So you might as well deal with local right away. 
  • May 22 2013
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Our one suggestion based on experience in our marketplace in Washington is to find a brokerage that is actually licensed in your state. Quite often the web sites that advertise flat fees are simply offering referrals to other states but don't actually provide the service themselves. There isn't necessarily anything wrong with that, but we have seen sellers confused about with whom they are actually dealing.  Before paying any money, verify that the company you are working with is authorized to list properties in your state. In our opinion it is best to hook up with a reputable flat fee MLS brokerage that is licensed to provide real estate services in your state and your local multiple listing service.  Among the factors you may want to consider are how long they've been in business, how many sales their customers have completed, how well other brokers work with those sellers (as measured by how many different brokerages have represented buyers in sales of those properties), and what the customers of the local flat fee company have to say about them.
  • May 22 2013
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All answers tell me to contact a local agent.  I want to do this FSBO and not pay the 6% fee.  If I contact an agent they will try to talk me into listing it thru them.  I've already been thru this.  I'm looking for the best want to list it on the MLS, without contacting a local agent.  Like FSBO or some site like that.  Thankis
  • May 22 2013
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Hi,

If you want maximum exposure listing on MLS is a doubly good idea.

Not sure I understand "in the western Was".....contacting a local Realtor or a Brokerage Firm who deals with "For Sale by Owners" (if you are going that route) would be a good start.

-Dee
  • May 22 2013
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You should contact a local Realtor and have them list it, ask them to make sure the home is listed on Zillow...
  • May 22 2013
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Just contact a local Realtor in your area and let them determine the value and the price it should be listed for to sell. The agent will get it listed here on Zillow and dozens of other online sites, you won't need to.
  • May 22 2013
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