When searching the internet there appears to be a lot of flat fee MLS companies. Deciding which is the best can be quite overwhelming. Be aware that many of these companies such as Owners.com and ForSaleByOwner.com are simply 3rd party facilitators and are not actual real estate agencies. Here is what to look for when choosing a flat fee MLS company:
Important Tip! The number one thing to look for in a flat fee company is to make sure that the company you are listing with is a fully licensed Real Estate company. A lot of "flat fee companies" are simply go-between's. They are unlicensed and do not have the ability to list you in the MLS. They may simply take your money and refer you to an unknown real Real Estate company. This can create difficulties if problems arise. Select Premium Properties, is a reputable, licensed, real estate company with full membership in your local Realtors MLS. We will list your home and be here to help you from start to finish with strong customer support.
Important Tip! Many public internet sites, such as Realtor.com, do not allow owner contact information to be displayed. Therefore a buyer must contact the listing agency to inquire about the home. Other companies may list your home in the MLS for a flat fee because they are planning on "working the buyer's lead " instead of selling your home. What this means is that when a buyer contacts them about your home, they may either claim that they found the buyer for you and take the buyer's agency compensation you are offering. Or they may try to steer them towards another home where they will once again receive the buyer's agency commission. What this means is that you may not be able to talk directly to anyone who has inquired about your home! Since we do not work with buyer's there is no conflict of interest. We forward all of the leads we receive directly to you for contacting. We want you to sell your home as much as you do and our hundreds of sales every years proves it.
Important Tip! A typical marketing ploy is offering free lockboxes and signs with your listing. 3rd party facilitators do not have the ability to provide the proper MLS approved lockbox. Incompatible "free" lockboxes are useless because local agent's keypads will not work in them. Furthermore, most MLS systems restrict the use of non-authorized lockboxes on properties listed in the MLS. Select Premium Properties lockboxes are authorized by your local MLS system. And our signs do not display our telephone number, instead there is a place for your number. So you will get all the calls.
As you can see, not all flat rate companies are the same. By listing with Select Premium Properties, through our Carolina Listing Express website you can be assured that you will be getting a high-quality MLS listing from a reputable real estate company.