Friday, January 15, 2010
Why use a Flat Fee MLS Listing?
Here are some facts to consider before signing a contract with a real estate agent that promises them a big commission for selling your house.
In most areas, about 3.5 % of the final sales price will go right into the listing agent’s pocket. That’s a huge chunk of money for, in far too many cases, not all that much work. With a flat fee MLS listing, you can save thousands of dollars.
It’s the listing that is really crucial in most cases. That’s what gets your house seen, and attracts interested buyers. It’s not your listing Realtor knocking themselves out to line up a buyer for your house. Most agents list as many houses as possible, and find themselves with far too many to effectively market. But they know that once a house is on the MLS, odds are good someone will see it and make an offer. So why pay thousands and get little in return? The listing is the key factor, and with a flat fee MLS listing you can get your house seen, and save thousands of dollars.