Before you list your home on the MLS flat fee please read this!
What is a 3rd party referral site and why you should think twice before doing business with one of these companies?
These are companies that collect money, take a cut and refer you to a broker in your state. The main problem for you as a customer, you do not get to ask questions or interview the broker before you pay. These referral companies may not be interested in finding the best broker to serve you, they are interested in finding the cheapest broker to maximize their profit.
They constantly search for different brokers that work cheap. In fact, they some have an open bidding process to find the cheapest brokers. These brokers, they refer you to, often provide terrible customer service and because they work so cheap will try to up-sell you on many vital services. Some of these 3rd party referral sites are under investigation by state real estate divisions due to their illegal practice of real estate.
Here is a typical Google search with the most common term, "Flat Fee MLS"
most other search terms will have this same result.
How do you know you are dealing with one of these 3rd party referral sites?
It's real simple, you should always call a company before you list or research who your listing broker will be.
When you call, simply ask, are you my listing broker or will you be referring me out to some other broker? We could give you a list of these "For Sale By Owner" companies, but it's best if you do your own research.
Licensed real estate brokers are required by their Licensing Division to put the listing broker number on their website so you know up front who your broker will be.
We are NOT a 3rd party referral site
– Each one of our states has a licensed broker who is THE member of the local MLS ready to input and over see your listing personally.
Below is a list of some of these 3rd party referral sites:
cornerstonemls.com (same company as owners.com)
It's always better to list direct.
Better pricing, better service, period. Our goal is 100% satisfaction so you tell your friends about the program! Remember if you're paying a low price to list your home, the service will be the same. You get what you pay for.