When listing via Flat Fee MLS know who you are dealing with.
Don’t be fooled. A lot of flat fee mls services will use your listing to find buyers for themselves. With our flat fee listing service our goal is to get prospective buyers to our sellers immediately. Our service is based on a one-time flat fee that comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. We don’t just list your property, we use our knowledge and brand to make sure you are in the best position possible to succeed. Learn more about our brand and how we use our reputable name to make your flat fee MLS listing stand out.
What really sets us apart besides fanatical customer service.
We believe in making it dead simple for prospective buyers to be able to make an offer without needing a buyer’s agent. We do this by providing an easy to use web based questionnaire making it easy for a prospective buyer(s) to create and generate an Offer to Purchase in minutes. Sometimes a prospective buyer will love a home, but they are not sure how to write up an offer. Our new Offer Wizard solves this problem. In under 10 minutes, buyer’s can create a fully compliant offer to purchase with the common contingencies and addendum. Check out our offer wizard.
How to list your home on MLS?
In order to list your property on MLS you need a real estate broker or an agent who is a member of MLS. The first step would be to read and fill out the state agency disclosure and listing agreement. Their needs to be a written listing agreement between the seller and real estate broker. Once the listing agreement is filled out. The seller will fill out a Property Information Form. This form is multiple choice and simple to fill out. You can be as detailed as you want to be. Then you will send the photos to the real estate professional. Once the real estate agent has this information they will begin to create your listing. Once activated, you will get a copy of the listing, directions and all the transactional forms you might end up needing. We help you with everything. Upon activation, we will send you a welcome email and we are with you until closing.
Why “FSBO or “By Owner” sites don’t work well.
There are two ways to do this but only one is truly effective. The first way is to plant a sign outside your home, list the house on a few FSBO sites and see how many people you can attract. If you do this you will end up spending a lot of money for little exposure. I do not recommend doing this. Selling your home by owner takes some work and serious online marketing. We do this through all the sites who partner via MLS. FSBO / By Owner sites will not get you the exposure you need. The goal of marketing is to get your property in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. The more buyers, the more interest and potentially more offers you will receive. For this reason alone is the reason it is best to hire a flat fee listing broker to market your home. But not all listing services are the same. You want a service dedicated to providing great customer service and killer online marketing.
So let’s dig deeper into this concept known as ‘MLS entry only listings.
What is an MLS Entry Only listing? An MLS Entry Only listing is an alternative type of listing that is limited in service, but powerful in exposure. This type of MLS listing allows sellers to list their home on MLS, typically for a one time flat fee through a licensed broker. When you list your home in Massachusetts for a flat fee through us you can be sure you will retain the right to sell By Owner. You can market your home however you would like while our we advertise your home on the MLS for a simple flat fee. Not only do we guarantee to give your home the online exposure needed to sell in this market, we promise to never ask for a commission once you sign-up for our flat fee mls program.
What it takes to be the best flat fee mls service.
Hard work, dedication and fanatical customer service. If you should decide you would like to list through our flat fee listing service. We will enter your properties information just like any other real estate agency would but you will be the one taking calls and doing the showings. Our primary job is to list your property on the MLS Property Information Network and maintain your listing until it sells. This means we will update and make changes to your flat fee MLS listing until your property is sold free of charge. We will also make sure all your online marketing is taken care of. After you submit your flat fee listing we will get your property listed all over the Internet on a variety of real estate related sites. Our flat fee MLS listing service is nothing like any other real estate service offered today. We provide unmatched support from start to finish. We have the quickest turnaround known to seller.
We provide a no hassle Flat Fee MLS Listing Service for Massachusetts and New Hampshire property owners who are interested in selling their homes without paying high commission fees, but would like to receive the same amount of exposure that only a licensed Massachusetts and New Hampshire Real Estate Broker using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) can provide.
Understanding the entry only selling concept.
Traditionally, sellers have had two options to explore when selling their property: Seller’s could market on FSBO sites, limiting exposure and usually resulting in a longer time on market, or Seller’s could list their property with a local real estate agency; paying upwards of 5-6% of the purchase price for listing and selling.
Going against tradition, Hillman gives those who are looking to sell a third option, making the other two options obsolete. With our Flat Fee MLS listing service seller’s now have the opportunity to market their home without having to pay outrageous listing fees.
Our mission is to provide seller’s with the necessary marketing and support that is essential to getting the property sold. Our service saves seller’s money and puts them in control. With our MA flat fee MLS service customer service is everything. We understand that the highest level of support is needed at all times 7 days a week.
Why sell your home via flat fee listing service.
There are many reasons why listing through a flat fee listing service makes sense. Although, listing in this manner is not for everyone, the benefits strongly outweigh the traditional alternatives in you really think the cost of selling is just too high. When marketing real estate exposure is everything. When selling you should should go with a service who can guarantee extreme exposure for however long it takes to sell your property. The more eyes that see your property the better your chances are of finding the perfect buyer. Just like location matters in real estate. Exposure matters most when marketing real estate.
Not all MLS Entry Only listing services are the same.
As a seller you should be aware that New England Entry Only Flat Fee MLS services vary. Some in price, some in quality of service and others in reputation. Oh course, everyone is looking for a good deal, which is why we offer such a low price for the service we provide. We know that getting a great price when listing your home for a flat fee is going to make you happy, but we also understand that a low price is worthless without exceptional service. We take pride in servicing our sellers who are looking to list for a flat fee. We are not just a MA flat fee listing service we are a referral based flat fee MLS listing service. This means we do everything in our power to provide you with the best possible selling experience so you will refer friends, family and co-workers. Without you we have nothing. We have gained a loyal following and industry recognition because we educate our flat fee sellers so they know how to get a deal done. We constantly provide selling tips and advice at no extra charge.
For a small flat fee your home will be on the Multiple Listing Service until sold. This is the same exact service that every Massachusetts and New Hampshire Real Estate Agent uses to sell homes. Once we list your home we will have your listing syndicated across the Internet. In addition to our online marketing partner sites your home will be displayed on thousands of real estate related sites. Yes, we said thousands. Once you decide to list your home through our flat fee MLS service we will take care of all your marketing. We do everything in our power to get the word out that you are selling your home.In real estate reputation is everything. Why? Because nobody wants to work with an agency who has a poor image or reputation. Our agency and flat fee MLS service is both well known and reputable throughout the industry here in New England. Real estate agents love introducing buyers to all properties we list on MLS for a flat fee because they know we assist quality sellers. Your listing will be introduced to Buyer’s Agents under the Hillman Real Estate name.
Agent / Seller relationships. How it all works.
Traditionally, real estate agents want to create a relationship with a seller that grants them the exclusive right to market their property. In other words, listing agents are asking you to give up your right to market your home by owner so they can do it and be paid for their services when the close the deal. There’s nothing wrong with this method. It can do a lot of good to hire an agent on a full service basis, but it’s just not for everyone.
Since the real estate market is oversaturated with traditional real estate agents many people just think they need enter into an exclusive right to sell real estate agreement. This is not true.
Smart sellers who are “market savvy” will do research to find out that they do not have to go with a traditional listing agent to sell their house. They can enter into a non exclusive listing agreement with a flat fee real estate listing service. By doing this, the seller, can market on their own as well as market through a flat fee MLS service. Many call this method the hybrid approach to selling real estate. We call it the smart way to sell real estate.
In order to sell your home on the MLS you must enter into an agreement. A listing cannot be entered into the MLS without first entering into an agreement with a agent. Doing so is against the MLS rules and regulations. When consumers hear the word agreement they often get overwhelmed, but the fact of the matter is that entering into an agreement shows professionalism and it will also protect your interest. As a seller, you should want the agent to put what they are going to do for you in writing.
With our flat fee MLS listing service we use an agreement called a Facilitation Listing Agreement. This agreement is the simple way to get your home onto the MLS without giving up your rights to market and sell without an agent.
Go FSBO by selling on MLS directly.
No matter how many For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sites your home is listed on it will never reach the amount of buyers that your local Multiple Listing Service will. Regardless of what all the popular For Sale By Owner sites say on their testimonial pages – it will never happen. It doesn’t matter which popular FSBO site you pick your wasting your money. Of course everyone likes to see SAVE 6% and NO COMMISSION taglines but this is not realistic.
Did you know that over 80% of the homes listed in America sell on the Multiple listing Service? That’s a lot of real estate. The real estate market has changed a lot over the last year and exposure is everything. See our partner sites.
The great thing about our flat fee MLS service is that we are only looking for a flat fee – nothing else. Some real estate companies say they have a flat fee MLS service but they are looking for more than a flat fee. Sometimes they will say that they will put your home on the Multiple Listing Service to help you sell your home but they will also say if they find a buyer for your property they would like to be compensated a small commission for doing so.
If you cruise around the web you may see many sites offering flat fee listing services but be sure to read the fine print. Many agents will say we have a few discount services to offer you. The agent will come by and pitch you several options and steer you into listing with their full service plan.
A FSBO approach to listing for a flat fee with a Realtor.
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 the best way to sell real estate. By combining marketing plans you get the biggest bang for your buck. Our MA 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 ma 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 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 you home sells. It doesn’t matter if a buyer 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 affect these Buyer Agent degree of interest in showing your property to their customers. If you offer enough the Buyer Agent will tap all their resources to find a buyer.
What you can save by going with a flat fee MLS service like ours.
The math is simple: instead of paying a full 5% commission, you would pay a flat fee to us and 2.5% (this percentage is totally up to you.) commission to a Buyer’s Agent if you sell your home to a buyer who is represented and shows your property. Again, you pay us only a flat fee. When you list your home through a flat fee MLS service it’s always a good idea to be organized. If you are not organized you might hinder your efforts.
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