Flat Fee MLS Realty is not your traditional real estate brokerage. Our brokerage lists your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and other popular real estate websites such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and Homes.com for a low flat fee, so you’ll avoid paying an expensive commission to an agent. Our service allows you to maintain control of the entire home selling process.
A real estate agent has the ability to list a home for sale in the MLS and Realtor.com for maximum exposure, but property owners who list their homes For Sale By Owner (FSBO) are unable to get the same exposure… until now. With Flat Fee MLS Realty, we are able to give you that great exposure to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar for one low flat fee.
* Service available only in Hillsborough County, Orange County, Hernando County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Charlotte County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Duval County, Putnam County, Clay County, St. Johns County, Broward County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Brevard County and Indian River County.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an MLS?
MLS, Multiple Listing Service, is an independent service to find real estate MLS listings for sale by Realtors® and other realty professionals that are members of the local Board of Realtors. This includes homes for sale - new homes and resale homes, new construction; rental and lease properties; acreage, lots, and land; commercial properties and investment properties. MLS does not work directly with any real estate buyers or sellers, and does not receive any commissions or referral fees from any resulting transactions.
Why list on MLS?
The MLS database holds one of the largest inventories of homes that are ready for sale or rent. That is why it is a vital tool to increase exposure for your property. MLS listings have all the specifics a buyer is looking for in their new home such as square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, age of the property, etc. Buyers will also find photos of the home. In addition, through MLS the home can be listed on every major real estate buying and selling Internet platform; thus, decreasing transaction time by increasing visibility.
Will my listing appear anywhere other than MLS?
Yes! Besides the MLS, your home will appear on REALTOR.com, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, RealEstate.com, Aol Real Estate, local real estate brokerage websites that display MLS listings, and all of the major brokerages that feed directly from MLS.
Please Note: We cannot guarantee that your listing will show up on each and every site as the Internet is constantly changing and some websites will be slow, stop syndicating, or have occasional technical issues.
Is Flat Fee MLS Realty a licensed real estate brokerage?
Yes! Flat Fee MLS Realty is proud to be Florida owned and operated. License #CQ1053892. We are not an unlicensed, out-of-state, third party corporation, and we don’t sell your information to anyone.
* This is not our fee. This is the fee paid to the Realtor that brings you the buyer. This Realtor is commonly known as the selling agent/office. The MLS requires a commission to be offered. It can be a flat fee or a percentage. The flat fee can be a little as $1. However, our office recommends offering 2.5% (or at least minimum of 2%). The higher the percentage, the more incentive a selling agent has to show your property.
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I spoke with a kind and very professional woman on the phone named Cat and she was very informative and helpful. She answered all my questions with patience and in a happy tone that made me feel comfortable asking more questions. I just signed up for the $79 package and everything is working out smoothly. I highly recommend this company to use if you are trying to sell your home by yourself without an agent.
Just closed on my house for sale yesterday. Could not have been easier. 2 months ago, I went on line with Flat Fee Realty... they charged a very small fee, got me on the MLS right away, the calls all came directly to me, the sign went up right away, I received a higher than asking price offer..within 2 days and have now closed on it. They received under $100 up front and $295 from the buyers agent commission when it sold... saved myself $6,000 from what would normally be charged and they were awesome to work with!
We are so pleased with Flat Fee MLS Realty and the entire process and the staff. From start to finish, we always had a real person to speak with and they were always professional, courteous and helpful.
For a small flat fee, we got gorgeous photos, a MLS listing and plenty of support! If you are willing to do a little leg work (such as hosting your own open houses---which is actually kinda fun---you will save at least 2.5% on the sale of your home. We were under contract in 44 days despite being the slow season in a cool market! We saved close to $20,000, too! Steve is great and I am confident that we will always use Flat Fee MLS after learning the ropes from his excellent sales model!
From the listing to closing the transaction went smooth. The staff was extremely helpful, courteous and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend their services if you are selling your home.
Flat Fee MLS did an Excellent job of helping me to sell my home. The fee structure was upfront, and there were no surprises at closing. Everyone I dealt with was very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. They guided me throughout the process, and went beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend them.
This was great, easy and affordable. We listed our house on the MLS through Flat Fee MLS Realty. The house was ready, but we needed to get the word out on websites and into buyers searches. With Stephen and Mary Jo, that process was simple and we were able to benefit by only paying buyers agent fee of 2%. We walked away with cash in our pocket! :) Thanks Stephen and Mary Jo!
They were wonderful to work with. Very responsive and courteous.
Provided the services promised on website in a timely manner. Very friendly people too!
Prompt follow up and service. Definitely recommend.
Great service. Highly recommend!
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After reviewing online comments, we've decided to work with Flat Fee MLS Realty to sell our townhouse. The team worked dazzlingly fast. Selling a property was like charting a new territory for us, so we had some questions along the way. Each time we sent an email with a question, the Flat Fee MLS Realty team called us back within 5 minutes and simply put us at ease.
Flat Fee MLS Realty was perfect for me and my wife. They explained the process of listing and selling our property very clearly and always listened to us and answered our questions candidly. They did a great job of setting expectations and continually made us feel comfortable the entire time our home was on the market. Probably the most reassuring thing that Flat Fee did was to contact us regularly with an update as to how everything was going, and what our next steps would be.