Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

What happens after I order?
See our Seller’s Checklist and our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.

What is the NWMLS?
The NWMLS – Northwest Multiple Listing Service – is a broker owned fee based service to licensed members in the State of Washington to input listings for sellers and search listings for buyers. The NWMLS is the primary tool agents use to find a property when they have a buyer, it is used by all agents whether it is a traditional listing or a Flat Fee listing. The buyer's office commission amount offered is required by the NWMLS along with the detailed information about the home including pictures. Your advantage is the increased exposure to buyers. Our average flat fee customers save over $10,000. In recent years the NWMLS has made their data available to many local and national real estate internet sites. By listing your property on the NWMLS you will gain this increased exposure which is accessible to everyone who is in the market to buy a home.

What telephone number will people call for a showing?
You will be contacted directly by all buyers and agents with buyers who would be interested in seeing your home. The NWMLS requires to show our office information, but agents will be instructed to call you before they show your property. If agents or buyers contact us, they will be referred to you. According to NWMLS public websites are not permitted to show the owner’s name or phone number. This NWMLS rule applies to all companies that are members of the NWMLS.

Will my listing look the same as other listings?
YES. Your listing will be identical to the listings of competing real estate companies. It will show all photos and all listing information, including the commission offered to an agent who successfully sells the home, and instructions for showing the home.

Are there any additional fees?
NO. All of the fees we charge are listed on our web site. For the Listing Tools the shipping costs are included and there are no additional or hidden fees. We do not charge any other fees for the sale of your home. WA sales tax applies where applicable.

How do I get started with your Flat Fee Listing program?
Our services are simple, please fill out our online form, go to List My Home, it will take about 20-30 minutes. Select the additional Listing Tools, than submit your order with payment. If you have questions or need help filling out these forms, please call our office. Once the documents and your photographs are submitted to us, your property will be listed in the MLS the same day if received by 1:00 P.M. If we receive your documents and photographs after 1:00 P.M. or on the weekend, your property will be posted the next business day. All other websites, including® will post your listing within 4-5 business days. Changes to an MLS listing are handled in the same fashion. Please refer to the Seller’s Checklist for more instructions. Once all the paperwork is signed and payment is received, we upload your property information into the NWMLS. You will receive a confirmation email once your property has been posted on the NWMLS.

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