You can also add your FSBO to many of the FSBO free sites, Zillow also allows you to create a FSBO listing and then post it in a formatted page up to Craigslist. Trulia will allow you to post your property as will a number of other sites. The more you add, the more eyeballs see you, but you need to do this.
I'll leave you with the report from Move.com, they manage the realtor.com site, they recently stated that not using a Realtor ends up costing a seller between 8-12% of lost revenue. So when you think about the 3% you would pay, you can receive between 5-9% more using a Realtor. Who can't use an extra 5-9% in their pocket?
Best of luck to you,
That said, there are a few ways to get your property listed on a MLS:
1. List your property with a full-service real estate agent. You'll pay a commission to them (which is negotiatible) and your agent will likely split the commission with a cooperating agent who brings a buyer. This is often the most expensive route - but the "best" in that - A. you only pay for results, and B. you have an agent representing you and guiding you through the entire process through closing.
2. List your property with a "flat-fee" company. You'll pay a small "flat-fee" upfront to get on to the MLS (and other "ala carte" marketing for an additional cost if you desire). In this scenario, you pay regardless if your property sells or not - and still will likely have to pay a percentage out to a co-op broker. You save the higher "listing side" percentage of commission, but also lose all the service and additional marketing.
The MLS is a database that is exclusively controlled and used by real estate agents. If you aren't offering any compensation to them - then they won't waste their time bringing their buyers to you.
Hope that helps!
What happens after that depends on your needs.
Real estate is the most agile, adaptable, flexible, configurable industry on the planet. You won't know what is available by trolling aggregate websites. Serious folks will pick up the phone and get the real information.
You are aware, I'm sure, that FSBO and MLS are mutually exclusive terms. Right?
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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