For sale by owner

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What is the best website to list your for sale by owner listing and get on the MLS???

You don't get on the MLS without going through a Realtor.

I am a little confussed, Flat Fee MLS says they can list it on the local MLS

You can list on Zillow.com for free and so many people search Zillow.com for houses. You won't get on the mls for this website though.

@Brian Dean Flat fee MLS businesses are run through Realtors who are willing to provide limited services for a low fee. The downside is that many Realtors wont 'work' these listings unless the listing is specifically requested by a buyer they are representing. Although they are usually offered the customary 3% buyer's agent fee, they feel that with the very limited involvement of the listing broker they will be doing twice the work.

Also please realize that to get any traction on MLS you will have to offer the buyer's broker 3%. So your savings will be the difference between 6% and the sum of 3% plus the cost of the flat fee listing.

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Thank you for the info. I did a little more reading and called the customer service for (for sale by owner flat rate MLS) and found out that a broker is involved.

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