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if i post my home i FSBO will i be in MLS also

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October 11 2013 - New York
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Title company does all the work?  In New York, New York - as in the city?   I don't think so.  Attorneys do all the work.

Bbinter:  When you ask for advice out here understand that unless the advice is coming from an agent in your state - the advice may be useless.  In some instances the advice from non-agents may not be in your best interest.

New York has a different set of rules.  Best to speak to a real estate attorney before you embark on your own.
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November 20 2013
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Pay a flat list website.  You need access to the MLS for selling success.  I have been very successful doing FSBO.  Don't be intimidated by real estate agents.  The title company does all the work.  
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November 19 2013

You have some great answers here, No you don't get your property posted on the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service)!

Speak to a local expert in your area, get representation hire a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Best of Luck!

Millie Valentin
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November 19 2013
NO! MLS postings can only be made by members of the site.

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October 16 2013
FSBO properties don't go into the MLS database. Most agents use the MLS system to find out what's new on the market, and will send their clients lists from the database that match whatever criteria they are looking for. If you're not using an agent who can do this for you, it will decrease the traffic and views of your home. Most buyers begin their home search on-line and being in the MLS helps build your online presence.
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October 16 2013
No you wont be on the MLS on just by putting your home on some FSBO sites. And I would add that getting your home on the MLS likely wouldnt sell it quickly, A skilled agent who is full time will go the extra mile in promoting your home to people who may not be actively looking. They will reach out to there database and make them aware of your home. They should canvass the area around the home and talk to the neighbors,call there list of buyers and ask if they or someone they know would like to see it, reach out to all active agents and let them know about your home. A good agent proactively looks for buyers and not wait for a buyer to come along, it could be a long wait.. 
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October 16 2013
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Here's a few things you could look at that actually may answer your question & be helpful

No placing your property on Zillow does not get you on your local MLS
but
FSBO Zillow/Yahoo...FREE
For Sale by Owner
Zillow/Yahoo and other RE sites
Postlets

Zillow Help Center

If you're worried about being listed on the MLS then you could use use a Flat Fee Realtor ($200-$500)..not that difficult or expensive a matter to deal with plus they usually as a package make sure your property is on Realtor.com and many other major RE listing sites


 An option you have
The Flat Fee/Fee for Service/Option is offered by many Realtors belonging to the National Association of Realtors who operate under the same Code of Ethics Full Service Realtors often say is important and one of the main reasons according to them that consumers should use them....a Realtor




Remember Realtors/Agents/Agencies are selling services so a lot of the smack talk/they ain't as good/you get what you pay for blah blah on RE Sites is just what they consider clever/good marketing..
I know..go figure ;)

There are a lot of agents compared to the # of sales so the competition for business/clients/leads is high & fierce...pretty obvious ain't it ;)


Good Luck
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October 16 2013
Jeff Commented:
"Reuben, that's crazy to think putting a house on the MLS is going to remain un-noticed. It is seen by thousand of people and most like uploaded to every major real estate website via Listhub or some others. FSBO does none of that. Add the commission above the selling price if it's that big of a deal to have a realtor sell your home and pay a commission. You have the most protection using an agent that knows what they are doing."

Jeff;

You might want to re-read what I wrote:

"... The house listing on the MLS is only the beginning. Someone has to be aware of your property, otherwise the listing, in all probability, will be un-noticed as it sits there with the other listings.."

I stand by my comments.

Just putting a listing on the MLS alone will not sell the property, nor will it "drive" realtors to that specific listing, anymore than my putting up a web page on the internet alone, will insure that I will have hits.

Unless I have the site formated correctly, SBO's etc., and then network to tother sites and people, telling them about my site, I will have a very lonely site.

Some FISBO sellers seem to see the MLS as "THE" way to get their house noticed and or sold. It's not. It's only one piece of the puzzle.

To repeat:

" Someone has to be aware of your property, otherwise the listing, in all probability, will be un-noticed as it sits there with the other listings.."

If anyone, Realtor or FISBO thinks that simply listing a house on the MLS alone, will get it sold on its own, well I don't know what to say other than good luck.

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October 16 2013
Nope--two separate animals. For Sale By owner is just that--your baby and not linked to the bigger entity that being the MLS.
However, get your property listed with a Realtor and on the MLS it goes in addition to all the other real estate sites instantly.
Well worth the commission you pay to get maximum exposure for your property and support from a brokerage both from a marketing and legal assistance standpoint--can you say that doing it yourself?
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October 15 2013
No. The Multiple Listing Service is a data base for professionals who have been licensed and pay the fees to belong to the local real estate association, which hosts the MLS. There are professionals (not volunteers) who maintain this database and make sure things are done in a legal way, so this service is not free.
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October 15 2013
The biggest problem is that a FSBO not being on your local MLS also means it will not be on any of the 1,000's of Real Estate sites across the country and world that pick up your property's MLS listing information from the MLS feed.  Your property has no exposure by not being on the MLS.
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October 15 2013
Nope. You get what you pay for. If you do not pay you do not get access.
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October 15 2013
The only way to get into the MLS system is with the assistance of a real estate agent. There are many different options, such as ala cart services to full service. If you are serious about selling your home I would suggest you interview 3 different agents from 3 different companies and find out what marketing techniques they will use in addition to the MLS to get you the outcome you are looking for... selling your home.  It's not all about the MLS but the additional services a real estate agent uses to bring attention to your home.  Good luck with your sale and your future plans!
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October 15 2013
My philosophy is everything works and nothing doesn't! But if you want to sell your home, your listing has to be syndicated nationwide.  I recently sold a house to a client from Ireland.  She found me while searching the internet and contacted me to have her sister do a showing of property.  She made an offer and we signed everything digitally and wire money electronically and closed last week.  If you are going to try to sell your property yourself, first hook up with a trusted lender.   I use Seacoast Mortgage and then when someone calls to see the house, ask them if they are pre approved.  If not have them call Seacoast Mortgage, once pre approved, then show them the house.  Otherwise you are wasting your time.  [contact information removed by Zillow Moderator] Ann Sabbagh, owner of Seacoast Mortgage
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October 13 2013
Reuben, that's crazy to think putting a house on the MLS is going to remain un-noticed. It is seen by thousand of people and most like uploaded to every major real estate website via Listhub or some others. FSBO does none of that. Add the commission above the selling price if it's that big of a deal to have a realtor sell your home and pay a commission. You have the most protection using an agent that knows what they are doing.
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October 13 2013
Posting your home on the MLS and expecting a sale to come as a result is just as practical showing a thirsty man a cup of water. Unless he reaches for it, and actually drinks out of the cup, he's going to remain thirsty for quite a while. The house listing on the MLS is only the beginning. Someone has to be aware of your property, otherwise the listing, in all probability, will be un-noticed as it sits there with the other listings. FSBO sounds like a better option, but when one calculates the time involved to market, insure that the legal documents are in order, and, most importantly, that the house is at the right selling price, rather than the price "You" think it should be, would you really want to sell it at a discounted price?
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October 13 2013

Only a member of Multiple Listing Service Of Long Island can place your home on MLS.

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October 11 2013
No you are in only going to attract a small audience, to have a full exposure you will need to find a good listing agent. I hope for the best outcome.
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October 11 2013
You can find someone to list it for a flat fee or other arrangement. But this is the "catalog" of homes used by Realtors.  If you are not willing to pay a fee to a real estate agent who brings a buyer you are wasting your time and money having it on the MLS.
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October 11 2013
The MLS is a site that Realtors list your property on if they are listing it.  
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October 11 2013
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Post on Zillow will have it syndicate to yahoo real estate only, not your local MLS.   Zillow is free.   postlets (owned by Zillow) syndicates with a lot more free sites.

The MLS is private (supported by Realtor dues) and it costs to get on the MLS.   There are a number of flat fee listing agencies (i..e will do it for a cost, but aren't full service brokerages).   There are a number of websites such as owners.com and several others that can also get your listing on your local MLS (for a fee).  You do not have to have a full service Realtor to get your listing on the MLS.

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October 11 2013
While it is true that only real estate brokers who are members of your local multiple listing service can enter your property into the MLS, there are a variety of service levels and fees offered by those member-brokers.  The nature of the representation and amount of the commission is negotiable between the seller and the listing broker.  The type of agreement you would use if you want to retain the right to sell yourself while also being listed on your local multiple listing service is usually called an Exclusive Agency agreement (as opposed to an Exclusive Right To Sell agreement).
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October 11 2013
Hi there,

Unfortunately not.  Only a REALTOR can get your home showcased on the MLS.  Good luck
Janice
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October 11 2013
Companies? - like real estate companies? They might offer for you to be in the mls for a fee. Again, the Realtor must put you there not somebody at a website. You HAVE to agree to pay a Realtor that brings a buyer a commission to be in any MLS - you must agree to pay a commission to be in any MLS and a Realtor must put you there. You can pay some Realtor a flat fee to add your listing, but you MUST agree to pay a commission.

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October 11 2013
No, You have to hire an agent in order to take advantage of the mls.
You will have much more activity on your home if your house is on the mls which means you may make more money.
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October 11 2013
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what about mls for owner ? a lot of companies offer this ?
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October 11 2013
No you will not. The ONLY way to be in a MLS system is for a Realtor to put you in it themselves. There is NO website that will do this or that can do this, only Realtors can access MLS since they own them.


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October 11 2013
No. MLS is a system that is used by real estate agents. Unless you hire a real estate agent that have an access to local MLS, your listing won't be in the system.
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