Friday, December 16, 2011

What is a Flat Fee Listing

A Flat Fee MLS listing is the modern way to sell your home. Listing with MySecretAgent, a top flat fee brokerage, gives sellers the advantage of saving thousands in commissions.  Flat Fee Listing Brokerage refers to the practice of a licensed real estate agent placing pertinent information about a property for sale on the MLS.   Every state requires a licensed agent to list a home on the MLS therefore giving traditional listing agents the upper hand. A flat fee brokerage will get you listed on the MLS without paying listing commission fees, saving on average of $12,000!

Not having to pay a listing commission can give a FSBO seller negotiation room in the listing price. This will create more traffic and leads in selling a home because it allows a seller to price better than their competition. In today’s market there are many advantages to listing with a flat fee brokerage. 

MySecretAgent, a Flat fee listing brokerage, will list a home the MLS giving sellers Internet exposure to local and national websites. Sellers have the option of receiving listing tools, like with a traditional agent, such as a keybox, CMA, directional signs etc.  Flat fee listing allows sellers to be in control of their listing. Besides, who knows a home better than the seller?

With a flat fee listing brokerage the seller is the primary contact to all real estate agents and potential buyers.  Sellers can make appointments to show there home based on their schedule and answer any question about their home.  Since owners know their home better than anyone else they will be able to answer questions, etc. In the result of an offer, the seller will negotiate with the buyer and/or the buyer’s real estate agent.  Not to worry, negations during this process seem scarier than it real is. When a seller does receive an offer please read our “What to do When I Receive An Offer” article, this will help organize the seller. 

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