Best Flat Fee MLS Listing Service in Idaho and Oregon
Updated: Oct 24
Having been a full-time REALTOR® since 1994, we understand that selling your home can be a complex and often costly process. Traditional routes can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and at times…out of pocket due to high commission fees.
That's where flat fee MLS listing services come into play, a game-changer in today's real estate landscape that brings control back to you–the homeowner.
And today, we’re here to guide you through this innovative approach, ensuring you feel comfortable, understood, and most importantly, empowered to make the best decisions for your real estate needs.
What is Flat Fee MLS Listing?
In the conventional real estate model, homeowners often find themselves paying a substantial percentage of their home's sale price as a commission to their real estate agent, which is then split between the listing agent and the buyer's agent. This can sometimes result in hefty fees, especially if your home sells for a high price.
But with a flat fee MLS listing service, you pay a fixed, upfront fee, giving you control over your selling process that can save you a significant amount of money.
What Do Flat Fee MLS Companies Do?
The primary service offered by these companies is posting your property on the Multiple Listing Service which is a private database used by real estate brokers to share information about properties for sale.
One of the main benefits of using a flat fee MLS company, like us here at Lowes Flat Fee Realty, is the potential for cost savings, we offer MLS entry-only plans (along with Broker Assist programs throughout Oregon and Idaho), which are all designed to save you money!
In addition, our broad coverage, facilitated by our membership in approximately 10 different systems, ensures your property gets the exposure it needs. Plus, we offer a variety of plans designed to fit your needs and handle all aspects of the transaction, from MLS entry to final negotiations. We can also conduct a review of the buyer’s qualifications and perform lender follow-up.
How to List on MLS in Idaho and Oregon with Lowes Flat Fee Realty
Now, if you're wondering 'How to list my house on MLS', let me walk through this process together, step by step.
Pick a Plan
We fully understand that every seller has unique needs and budgets.
Whether you need basic MLS entry or even more comprehensive services like contract review and negotiation assistance, we have something for you.
Take your time to review our plans and choose the one that best aligns with your goals.
After picking what suits your needs, the next step is to submit your payment, which we made as straightforward as possible. You can complete it securely online, setting the wheels in motion for your listing.
Provide Accurate Information
Next, fill out all the required forms about your property.
We recommend that you be as detailed and accurate as possible. Be sure to include information about your home's square footage, number of rooms, any special features, and other recent upgrades or renovations.
Remember, potential buyers rely on these details when deciding whether to view your property or make an offer. So make the most out of it.
Sign the Listing Forms
For your convenience, we offer electronic signing for all our listing forms. Meaning, you can do it from anywhere, at any time that suits you, without the need for printing or scanning.
High-quality photos are essential in today's real estate market. That's why you'll need to upload clear, well-lit photos that showcase all your property's best features. You can post up to 70 photos max (depending on your chosen plan).
Receive Your Sign and Lockbox
If your chosen plan includes a sign and lockbox, these will be shipped to you within 24-48 business hours. These tools can help attract drive-by buyers and facilitate secure access for showings.
Say, you are unable to be at a requested showing time, or on a vacant property, you set a specific combination to give to the buyer’s Realtors. You can also change the combo any time you want.
Listing Your Home
Once we've received all your documents and photos, we will work diligently to have your home listed on MLS (Listing on most local and national real estate company and agent sites!) within two business days. We understand the importance of time in real estate transactions, and we make every effort to get your property in front of all potential buyers as quickly as possible.
Review Your Listing
After your home is listed, we will email you a copy of your listing to give you the chance to see it from a buyer's perspective and request any changes if necessary.
Experience the Best Flat Fee MLS in Idaho and Oregon
Unmatched Local Expertise
As the leading flat fee realty in Idaho, we always bring our unparalleled local knowledge to the table. Our extensive MLS coverage extends to your neighborhood, ensuring your property gets the visibility it deserves.
Proven Success Stories
Ask around and you'll hear our name associated with successful home sales and significant savings! Our clients love sharing their experiences with us, as they've seen firsthand how our home-selling models work wonders.
Whether you opt for the basic listing program or our Premier Broker Assist, we're committed to meeting your needs. Our responsive team is always on hand to assist you–in a seamless selling process.
Extensive Home Selling Resources
We're not just about listing your home here. We provide comprehensive resources to help you sell your home efficiently and at the best price–with huge savings!
So don't just list your home, sell it with the best flat fee MLS in Oregon and Idaho.
Where to find a flat fee real estate broker? We're just a call or email away!