Not all MLS systems send listings to online sites. They will go to realtor.com but other sites either need a third party to send them, the agent to send them or the owner to input it, don't assume they come automatically.... more
Hi William, Annette gives a great answer below, except for one thing -- in OUR market place, the listings DO come from the MLS via ListHub in most cases. Your options are: list with a Realtor, contact Trulia and see if they offer a FSBO account. Sign up with ListHub.
I wouldn't be so focused on Trulia. Something like 96% of homebuyers find their homes via the MLS.
There are flat-fee FSBO services that will put your home on the MLS, but the you open yourself up to all the disclosure laws and liability that goes along with selling your home on your home. I've heard it described like this -- would you try to operate on yourself? No. You would go to the appropriate specialist/surgeon. Same idea goes here. I'm assuming this is a fairly large asset for you. Don't you want it sold for the most money in the quickest amount of time? I work 10+ hours, 6 or 7 days a week at making this a science.
If you are an attorney or former realtor, maybe you'll be ok. But even attorneys hire me!
If you want to investigate further, I believe www.byowner.com is one. Also reddot realty out of Florida. Jennifer is the broker. Best of luck to you!
Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty