Full Service, Flat Fee MLS Listings, Are Now Available!
Paying a broker the traditional 6% commission to sell your property is a thing of the past. More and more, full-service brokerages are moving to a flat fee MLS model and Utah Flat Fee Agent was one of the first. We advertise your home on the local MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and hundreds of other real estate-related websites. That way you get maximum exposure for your home. This is NOT a “For Sale By Owner” service. We are a full-service brokerage and we are by your side throughout the whole process from start to finish. Now you can sell your home with confidence and don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to do it.
To learn more about Flat Fee MLS services, continue reading below.
How Our Flat Fee MLS Listing Works
You Need Exposure. We Make It Simple.
#1 Sign Up Online or give us a call
Fill out our simple listing request form by clicking the “Get Started” link below or call us at 801-414-5790
#2 We’ll make a visit to your house
We’ll come out and take a look at your house. We’ll give you ideas on what you can do to sell your house faster and possibly for more money. We’ll also do a home value analysis for you to determine what your house would sell for in today’s market. There is no obligation for this service.
#3 Complete the listing process and photographs
We’ll send you the listing documents and send a professional photographer out to take pictures of your house. Once the photos are done and we have the listing documents in hand, we can have your home listed within 24 hrs; sometimes shorter.
#4 You Save Thousands
We handle the contracts, negotiations, and everything else all the way to closing, and you still save thousands in commissions
Flat Fee MLS Answers
You are probably reading this because you don’t want to pay the high commissions traditional realtors charge. You’d like to try a flat fee real estate broker who will list your home on the MLS for a flat fee, but you’re not sure what kind of service you’re going to get. Well, your concerns are valid. There are many flat fee brokers who just list your home on the MLS for a low flat fee and that’s about it. Below are a few answers to questions you might have that will hopefully resolve your concerns.
What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?
The term MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. This is where real estate agents list all their properties for sale and where most buyers go to look for homes for sale. It’s a very powerful selling tool and is responsible for selling around 90% of all real estate. However, to get your home listed on the MLS, you have to hire a real estate broker. There are traditional real estate brokers who will do this for a percentage of the sale; normally 6% but this is not set in stone. There are other real estate brokers who will list your home on the MLS for a flat fee, regardless of the price of your home.
Are all Flat Fee MLS Brokers the Same?
The answer is NO. There are some flat fee real estate brokers who just charge a very small fee, anywhere from $200 – $1,000. They will list your home on the MLS and that’s about it; you have to do all the work. This can be dangerous. To learn more about why check out this video. You want to make sure you select a flat fee real estate brokerage that is a full-service brokerage. A full-service flat fee brokerage will give you all the same services you get from a traditional agency, but for a flat fee. They will typically charge you a bit more, normally around $2,000 – $4,000 for their services, but you still save a lot on the commission and you can feel good that you’re getting the services necessary to protect you in this really important transaction.
Which Flat Fee MLS Brokers Are The Best?
There are some flat fee real estate brokers who claim to be full service but really aren’t. As mentioned above, you really need to hire a full-service broker to ensure you get the best possible service. One way to determine if they are full service is if they will come to your house before the listing, to preview it and give you suggestions on what you can do to sell your house quickly and for more money. If they aren’t willing to do that, they aren’t full service. That’s only one criterion, but is a good test to determine if they are full-service. There is a great article called, What they aren’t telling you about discount brokers, that goes into more detail about this. There are other companies that advertise themselves as “Discount Real Estate Brokers” or “Flat Fee MLS Brokers” but they are really just referral companies who may or may not be licensed in your home state. Basically, they advertise the flat fee or discount services, and when you sign up, they refer you to a broker in your state who will then contact you to list your home. The downside to using a “referral broker” is they want to get paid for the referral and the listing agency wants to get paid, so you’re normally not going to get the best deal, though you will still save money over a traditional brokerage.
The best flat fee MLS broker to use would be a full-service broker who offers discount or flat fee MLS listings, but is local to your state. Utah Home Central, which owns and operates this website, is a full-service, flat fee MLS brokerage. We are with you from beginning to end. We will give you the service and expertise needed to sell your house for the best price and terms.
What is the difference between a flat fee MLS broker and a flat fee MLS realtor?
The answer is pretty simple. All realtors must work under a broker’s license. A broker, in most cases, usually has more knowledge and training than your average realtor. If a realtor has a question, they normally ask their broker. In other terms, a realtor or agent work on behalf of the broker. Your listing will be with the broker, and the agent working on behalf of the broker will help you sell your home.
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* Assumes 2.5% buyers commission, saving could be substantially greater with no buyers commission.