How long will my listing be on the MLS?
Your property will remain visible on your local MLS for six months or until your home sells (whichever comes first).
How many photos can I add to my listing?
MLS listings can show 32 photos. The more photos you upload, the better! Photos help homes sell.
Do potential buyers communicate with me?
Your listing will include your contact information in the agent notes section of the MLS listing. Some buyers still may end up still contacting the MLS Broker and those communications (emails and voice messages) will be forwarded to you. You can respond directly to the prospective buyers. Additionally, if you’d like, we can provide you with a dedicated extension to our toll-free phone number (888-401-0447). You can set cusom voice messages and forward calls from that extension to your personal phone. All this at no addional charge!
Whose phone number shows up with my listing at Realtor.com and Zillow?
Realtor.com always requires that the MLS Broker’s phone number be published with each listing. Inquiries received by the MLS Broker will be forwarded on to you.
Who shows my home to interested buyers?
Once your listing is posted, you will be primarily responsible for the logistics of your sale. This includes: scheduling and showing your home to prospective buyers, preparing and presenting any supplemental marketing materials, negotiating your deal and cooperating in all closing procedures.
Will real estate agents want to show my house if I list it with a Flat Fee MLS Broker?
They will if you are offering a competitive commission for the buyer’s agent and the listing price is competitive. Any agent that is going to earn a buyer’s agent commission will be willing to show your home. For them it is no different than if it is listed with a competitor. However, it is important for your house to be priced competitively. A listing price that is too high will dramatically reduce the number of showings.
What commission rate do I need to offer a Buyers Agent if I list with the Flat Fee MLS Broker?
You decide the commission, from 1 percent to 3 percent. We recommend offering buyers’ agents the traditional 2.5 or 3 percent buy-side commission. That means that you keep the 3.5 or 3 percent commission that usually goes to a listing agent, retaining that portion of your home equity for yourself.
Can I still market my home FSBO? If I find the buyer myself and there is no agent involved, how much total commission will I owe if I listed with a Flat Fee MLS Broker?
How long does it take to get my home listed on the MLS?
Your listing will typically appear within 48 hrs after you return the completed forms to us.
Why do some houses not sell with the Flat Fee MLS?
There can be a number of different reasons why this occurs, however, this is mainly due to the following: the asking price is too high; the offered commission is too low; the seller is not available for showings and is unresponsive to buyers’ inquiries; or there is an unaddressed material defect on the property.
What if we want to pull our home off the market?
No problem! Simply send us a written cancellation request with all owners’ signatures and we will promptly cancel your listing contract. Please note that you can not cancel a listing for the purposes of avoiding paying a Buyers Agent an earned commission.
What happens when my Flat Fee MLS Listing expires?
Listings may be extended beyond the six months for a discounted fee. You can order a 3-month or 6-month extension directly from idgrealty.com
What if we later decide we want to list our house with a Full-Service Agent?
No problem! All you have to do is cancel your Fizber Flat Fee MLS Listing before signing with a full-service agent.
Does a flat fee listing come with a yard sign?
Our Flat Fee MLS does not include a yard sign. However, yard signs may be ordered for an additional fee.
Will my Flat Fee MLS Listing affect my Zillow listing?
If you created a Zillow listing, your property is currently being displayed as a FSBO listing on Zillow. Whenever a home is listed on the MLS (whether it be a flat fee listing, MLS entry only or full-service listing), that listing will override and replace the previous listing created on Zillow. This is their standard process. Often times, the new MLS listing will generate more views and activity because more users search for agent listed homes on Zillow than FSBO.
What if I need to cancel? Is there a cancelation fee?
No problem! If you decide you do not want to move forward (prior to listing), we will refund your payment in full unless we have added the property to the MLS.