When you sell your home “By Owner” and compliment your marketing efforts with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) you will have yourself a hybrid marketing plan. This is a great way to sell real estate. By combining marketing efforts you get the biggest bang for your buck. Our Flat Fee MLS service is the wave of the future. By using our service what you are essentially doing is mass marketing your home with two drastically different mediums. Some call this method MLS FSBO or FSBO MLS. It’s like having two companies marketing your property. The first company is you, the seller. The second company is our flat fee MLS service or FSBO MLS service. This is a killer combo when selling your home. When savvy sellers use our Mass flat fee MLS service they are looking to save money and be involved with the selling process. With this course of action, the property owner literally pursues both methods of marketing through the Massachusetts MLS and FSBO methods simultaneously. Marketing your property via our flat fee MLS can be accomplished in New England with a special listing agreement called a Facilitation Agreement. With this flat fee MLS type agreement, we will list your property for sale in the MLS for a flat fee and give you the best service money can buy. This agreement puts a limitation on the real estate agencies duties as well as responsibilities to the seller such that the listing agents’ obligations and services are more or less limited to listing the property in the MLS. With our MA flat fee MLS service, we take care of all your online marketing and maintain your MLS listing. Our Facilitation listing agreement allows you, the owner, the right to market the property yourself and avoid further commissions altogether if the owner finds a buyer from their own marketing efforts. This service cancels out the listing side of the commission. Rather than taking a commission we are paid a flat fee advance at the time the MLS listing is activated. Under our MA flat fee MLS listing agreement, there would be no additional commission ever paid to us for listing your home on the MLS. No matter what – we will never request a commission percentage when your home sells. It doesn’t matter if a buyer’s agent sells your home or if you sell it on your own. The only time you will ever pay a commission is when a Buyer Agent brings you a buyer and the deal closes. Under a Facilitation Agreement, all other real estate agents can then try to sell your home to their potential buyers and earn a commission representing the Buyer as a “Buyers Agent.” Sellers can offer these Buyer Agents whatever percent commission they desire, but owners should consider that offering less than the traditional 2.0% 2.5% could (but ethically shouldn’t) affect the Buyer Agents degree of interest in showing your property to their customers. An agent with ethical standards shouldn’t care about how much compensation being offered. They should only care about the best interest of their buyers.
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