List your home on the MLS Maximizing Your Exposure and SAVE!!
Maximize your exposure!
Collier & Associates Real Estate, LLC will place your property in the Realtor MLS, maximizing the exposure of your home, for only $500.
If you sell your home yourself, you do not pay any other fees or commissions. If a real estate agent brings an offer which you decide to accept, you pay a commission of 3% or whatever you decide. Compare this to the 6 or 7% you would normally pay!
The most you will pay under this program is $500. plus 3% or whatever you decide. But if you find the buyer yourself, you'll still save the 3% or ?!!!
Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Place your home in the local MLS to provide the ultimate exposure for your property.
- No hidden costs
- Keep your "for sale by owner" status if you sell your home yourself you pay NO COMMISSION!
- Save thousands of dollars in listing commission
- Same MLS listing service used by real estate agents in your area
- Expose your home to thousands of buyers and their agents in your area UNTIL SOLD or Title Transfer.
- Nationwide MLS coverage
- Multiple Listing Service provided by licensed real estate agents in your area
- Plus, your home will get additional exposure through Realtor.com with a SHOWCASE LISTING!!
- If you decide you need Realtor help- you can upgrade at ANY time prior to a contract being written on your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. The MLS Listing System is a database of homes for sale in a specific area and is run by the local Board of Realtors®. It's the traditional method agents use to find homes for their buyers or to advertise their listings to other agents.
What are the steps to get on the MLS Listing System?
1. Order an MLS Listing for a low flat fee by selecting our GOLD Package.
2. A local agent in the national broker network will contact you directly and provide you with the necessary paperwork.
3. Return the completed paperwork to the agent who will place your home on your local MLS within 48 hours.
4. The agent will contact you directly to confirm your home has been placed on the MLS Listing System and provide you with the MLS Listing number for your property. Your home will be advertised until it is SOLD.
5. When a Realtor® brings you a buyer that results in a successful home sale, you pay the Buyer's Agent a commission (typically 2.5-3% but you can set any commission you want)
How much does it cost to get on the MLS?
It costs a one time, up front, flat fee of $499., you MUST however offer a selling agent who brings a buyer from the MLS an commission- These are MLS rules not ours.
How long does my home stay on the MLS Listing System?
Your home will be advertised on your local MLS Listing System for the term of our listing agreement and you may extend that agreement until your home sells or title transfers... It will appear on Realtor.com as well.
Do I get a refund if my home doesn't sell or I convert to another agent before the listing period is up?
There is no refund if your home doesn't sell. However if you allow us to refer you to a realtor we will refund your upfront fee at closing should your home sell with that agent.
What is the benefit of putting my home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
There is one very significant benefit to having your home listed on the MLS - EXPOSURE to the local pool of real estate agents! The fact that you have your home for sale in the MLS will now be known by the hundreds, if not thousands, of real estate brokers and Buyers' Agents in your market who are helping buyers find homes.
What does it mean to "co-op"?
Co-op (cooperative payment) means that you would be willing to pay a Buyer's Agent a fee for bringing a buyer to you. Typically, a Buyer's Agent is paid 2.5% - 3.0% of the sales price but you can set any commission price you want. It is necessary to list the commission amount you are willing to pay on the MLS when you fill out the MLS listing agreement.
If I do not want to "co-op" with a Real Estate Agent, is the MLS Listing still a good idea for me?
No. A Buyer's Agent expects compensation. Without offering it, an agent will have no reason to bring a buyer to your home.
Do I have to pay an agent if I put my home on the local MLS Listing Service but find the buyer myself?
NO! In this scenario, you would have only spent $499. to get on the MLS Listing System.
So what are my cost savings with putting my home on the MLS Listing System as opposed to going with a full-service Real Estate Agent?
Let's go through both scenarios with the assumption that you are selling your home for $200,000. One scenario uses a regular full-service Seller's Agent with a 7% commission. The second scenario saves you thousands by using our GOLD MLS service.
Traditional Real Estate Transaction
GOLD MLS Listing
Total paid after sale
Savings of $0
Savings of $7,500 !!!
When a property is requested to be placed on the MLS Listing System, it is understood that there are no refunds given after the MLS Listing number has been assigned to the property by the broker through the MLS Listing service.
If I place my home on the Multiple Listing Service, buyer agents will not show my home anyway.
The threat of blackballing is a myth. Most agents are willing to bring you a buyer as long as you are willing to pay them a commission. Agents are very comfortable showing homes listed with other real estate companies, which is essentially how your home appears to them on your local MLS. It benefits them because they are able to help their customer find the house of their dreams (yours), plus they get paid for this service by you. And some commission for them is better than none as buyers these days search the MLS via many websites and will buy the home they want.
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