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Flat Rate MLS - Using a Flat Rate MLS Service Will Save You Thousands of Dollars

Tanya Waxler

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In order to sell your home quickly (or at all) you need to make sure it is positioned in such a way that it will be seen by as many buyers as possible. In order to do this your house must be listed in MLS (multiple listing service). One of the easiest and cheapest ways to do this is to go with a flat rate MLS service. There are several distinct advantages to using a flat rate MLS service over the more traditional methods.

First though, you need to understand how the MLS system works. A multiple listing service is basically an online compilation of property available for a specific region. Any home that is being sold through a realtor will be listed in that region's MLS. And, realtors are only going to show homes to their buying customers that are listed in their region's MLS. Therefore, if you want your house to sell you must be listed in MLS.

Unfortunately, the only way to get listed in MLS is by hiring the services of a real estate agent. You either have the choice of paying the real estate agent a percentage of the sale price or going with a flat rate MLS service that is going to allow you to pay a one time flat fee to get your house listed in your region's MLS.

Since most real estate agents charge 6% of the sale price in order to sell your home, the savings can be rather substantial when you go with a flat rate MLS listing service instead. Take for example a home listed at $300,000. When that home sells, the seller is going to pay his real estate agent $18,000 in real estate commissions. If you use a flat rate MLS listing service, however, you can get your house listed for only a few hundred dollars. Of course, if the buyer brings their own real estate agent you must still pay that agent their half of the commission (which is 3%), but that's still a savings of almost $9,000. Plus many flat rate MLS services even provide extras such as lockboxes, “for sale" signs, and contract forms. So if you want to sell your home on your own and you actually want your house to sell, research some of your local realtors that offer a flat fee service.

If you want to get your house listed in the Mid-Florida Regional MLS using a flat rate MLS service then make sure to call Tanya Waxler from uKeepCommission Real Estate. Tanya offers the best flat rate service and pricing anywhere and includes lockboxes, “for sale" signs, and all contract forms. For more information on how Tanya Waxler and uKeepCommission Real Estate can save you thousands of dollars visit or call 941-465-9207.


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