We offer flat-fee MLS service in California and the only times I can recall an agent not wanting to show a home is when the seller offers a lower that typical commission (i.e. 1%) - although that has also worked for some of our sellers.
Be sure to shop around on flat fee MLS listing prices as well (and what is included in that price) as these can vary dramatically, often without reason. The main things to look at are:
1. Price (varies from $80 - $600)
2. Length of Listing (varies from 1-12 months)
3. Photos on MLS (varies from 1-24 max)
4. Syndication (make sure your listing will appear on trulia, zillow, & realtor.com)
Happy home selling,
CA DRE # 01888948
I used a service to list on the MLS by owner on Realtor.com for only 3 months for only $99 bucks
I wouldn't eliminate the listings of flat fee MLS listings before sending information to buyers. I might caution a buyer that a transaction might be more difficult with such an owner--just as I'd advise a buyer that a short sale or REO is likely to be more difficult than a conventional sale. But if the buyer was interested in a flat fee MLS listing, I'd do everything I could to help facilitate the transaction.
Hope that helps.
I don't think Realtors will have an issue calling if they need to call you.
However, in a strong buyer's market it is more likely that Realtors will show the homes that are easiest to show and represent the best value for their clients as a whole. Part of that value may include the idea that you want the Realtor to handle both side of the transaction for you for the price of one. Many flat free brokers only help you if you pay them.
You should also know that Help U Sell went bankrupt. If you really need to sell, be careful.
No, it's not true for me. I have no problem call the sellers direct and setting an appointment. If my buyer wants to see a home I'll show it to them.
Buyer agents what to work with other agents...not homebuyers. Some seller's are difficult to work with and generally don't have any real estate experience other than buying and selling their own homes so as an agent I would personally rather work with another agent before a homeowner. Especially in this tough market and with so much inventory out there right now, you would have an advantage by having an agents number as the contact.
My advice would be to see if there is a service from any agents like the one I offer. You can take a look at my website to get a better idea.
The reasons were as follows:
1) Price too high
2) Showing too restrictive, and I mean very restrictive
3) Photos did not show the home positively
4) Difficult to get a hold of seller
5) Terms listed not typical for market
6) Limited access, no lock box, etc.
7) Compensation too low making the house overpriced to buyer when they would be paying the buyer side commission.
So with that, the house needs to compete at a favorable level with other homes listed by agents.
The listing agent only checks the MLS to see what the listing agent offers, otherwise they have no Idea with the agreement for the listing is with the seller.
Most buyers end up finding the listings on har.com or realtor.com and sending the info to the buyers agent so they can schedual the appointment.
So why pay 6% when you can pay only $500.00