If you are looking to sell your house, and want to save commissions, but aren’t sure which flat fee MLS listing agency you should consider, this article should help you gain an understanding of 5 of the top agencies in Utah.
#1 Utah Flat Fee Agent
Utah Flat Fee Agent is a full service local broker in Utah. They offer a full service listing for a reasonable flat fee. They will come out to your house, provide a home value report and give you ideas on what you can do to sell your house for more money and provide ideas on how you can save money. Utah Flat Fee Agent also provides a sign and a 24 hour information hotline that potential buyers call to get information, see pictures and even schedule showings. They also do open houses, and handle all the contracts and deadlines for you.
Homie is a local broker in Utah. They provide a full service listing with a few exceptions. Homie does not make house calls, so you’re on your own for staging. They also do not do open houses. They will provide a home value report based on the information you provide to them and they provide a sign and help with paperwork.
Cost: 1.5% of the purchase price
Clever isn’t a real estate firm in Utah. Clever is a lead generation or referral company. When you sign up with them, they will refer you to a local broker. The good news is they will refer you to a full service broker, which is important, but because they are a lead generation company, they will want a piece of the commission the local broker makes. Therefore, you will pay more to sell your house than you would with Utah Home Central or Homie.
#4 Intermountain Properties
Cost – $99 – $199
Intermountain Properties is a local firm. They offer to list your home on the MLS for a very low fee, but you do most of the work; they are not a full service firm. If you are an investor or someone who is very familiar with real estate contracts and the process of selling a home, then this is a great option. However, if you are not familiar with the process and the contracts, then you are much better off going with a full service firm even though it will cost you a bit more. If you want to know more about the dangers of using a limited service agency, click Here.
Cost – $379
Houzeo isn’t a real estate firm. Like Clever, they are a lead generation or referral company. Once you sign up for their services, they will refer you to a local brokerage that will list your home. Houzeo is a limited service package and is great for those people who want to sell their house by owner, but get listed on the MLS. They also have some tools that allow people to submit offers online and schedule appointments with interested buyers and agents. However, before selling by owner, you’ll want to learn about the dangers of using a limited service company.