$399.00 Flat Fee MLS Service

  • 6 Month listing on the MLS. (Listing term ends upon sale, expiration or cancellation.)
  • Your listing goes on WiBrokers.com, the local MLS, Realtor.com, WisconsinHomes.com, Tulia.com, Zillow.com, plus thousands of other websites
  • Property walk-through required by one of our professional agents prior to listing.  At that time they will go over the flat fee listing contract and services.
  • Installation of a professional reflective yard sign
  • CMA (Certified Market Analysis) of your home per request
  • Lockbox for your keys per your request.  A lock-box keeps your home secure, and avoids the inconvenience of needing to be home before or after every showing.
  • Up to 25 digital home photos taken of your home and displayed online
  • Yard sign installation
  • Property data sheets of your home.
  • Unique MLS identification number.
  • One set of forms including state approved offer to purchase, counter offer, real estate condition report, and required lead paint disclosure form

 

BEWARE of Cheap Flat Fee MLS Services !!!

Many large flat fee companies charge a cheaper fee by subcontracting out listings on a bidding system to local real estate agents.  Those agents are then paid a small percentage of your fee to come to your home and get information to submit into the MLS.  They get paid the same small fee whether it takes them one hour or six hours.  So then what happens. . . . . . . . .  You got it, they will come take quick, non-professional photos, offer very low quality customer service with lots of complaints, and will try to use your listing as a way to land buyers for themselves and earn buyers agent commissions.  Ask for a promise in writing that the company won’t bid your listing out to the lowest bidding broker. (VERY IMPOTANT)  We at Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers do 100% of the work ourselves and take pride in the work we do.  If you ever have any questions, we are just a short drive or a phone call away.

 

How Much money do you save when you sell your home?

Commission Cost of Selling Your Property
Property Sale Price Traditional Broker – Charges 6% Commission Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers & Your Property Sold By A Buyer’s Agent (avg. 3%) Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers Flat Fee MLS   (no commissions)
$100,000 $6,000 $3,000 + $399* $399*
$200,000 $12,000 $6,000 + $399* $399*
$300,000 $18,000 $9,000 + $399* $399*
$400,000 $24,000 $12,000 + $399* $399*
* Average Listing fee paid prior to listing

 

Flat Fee MLS vs. selling without the MLS

A recent survey by Consumer Reports showed that only 1% of successful home sellers chose to market their properties through non-MLS websites. The reason the majority of homesellers choose to market their properties through the MLS is because is works.

Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers Flat Fee Service Non-MLS Website Yard Sign & Newspaper Ad
Internet/WWW Exposure Top 20 real estate websites plus hundreds of others None of the top 20 websites
% of Potential Buyers Reached 86%+ Less than 1% Less than 1%
% of Buyers’ Agents Reached 100% Less than 1% Less than 1%
% of Buyer’s Agents Aware Your Home is For Sale 100% of agents with buyers for your area 0% to 1% 0% to 1%
Agents Calling to Solicit You Little or None Many Many
% of Buyer’s Agents Aware of Offered Commission 100% 0% 0%
# of Websites your property will be advertised on 100-1000 1-2 None
Includes Paperwork to Comply with Home Selling Laws X X
Live Support from a Licensed Professional X X
Seller can Remove Property from Market Usually X
Phone Calls Go to: Direct to seller and forwarded to seller Seller Seller
Pay no commission if you find a buyer not involved with an agent

Consider the following:

86% of buyers are represented by licensed Realtors.  These Realtors search for properties on the MLS . . . .Nowhere else.  If your property isn’t on the MLS, you don’t have exposure to 86% of the market.

Many buyers start their search for properties online through major websites such as WiBrokers.com, Realtor.com, and WisconsinHomes.com.  These websites get their property listings straight from the MLS. Using the MLS is the only way to ensure that your property is where most of the buyers are going to be looking.

For sale by owner sellers get plenty of phone calls. . . . from Realtors who want to list their property.  Many for sale by owner home sellers get frustrated by the sheer volume of agents who call wanting to represent them.  Once you list on the MLS, these kinds of sales calls will disappear.

 

Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers Others
Answering Phone Calls Over 90% of calls answered live. Direct to voice mail with multiple menus
Returning Phone Calls Quick, both before and after the order. Some don’t return calls and communicate only via email after customer has paid.
Number of showings More agent-friendly showings Fewer showings. FSBO’s may keep agents who represent 86% of all buyers from showing your property
Agent-Friendly Yard Sign No. Uses terminology like “By Owner” which alienates and confuses buyer agents
Agent-Friendly Showings Lockbox usually included or available so the homeowner does not have to be there for every showing.  (lockbox use not mandatory) Lockbox importance not emphasized, resulting in a loss of showings and buyers
Guaranteed Placement in the Right MLS Not guaranteed. Agent may put property in nearby MLS instead and say it’s “close enough”
When is the Customer Told the Price of the Package and Service Level Before ordering, shown on website. After ordering. Only “generic” packages shown, specifics for area not on website.
Featured/Quoted/Interviewed by Established Media X
Traditional Real Estate Agents and Attorneys use the site to sell their own properties X

Why FOR SALE BY OWNER signs scare away most of your potential buyers.

Avoid any yard sign that mentions the owner (by owner, for sale by owner, call the seller, etc.)  Most real estate agents will not show For Sale By Owner homes because there’s no contract in place with the seller that says they will get paid.  So having one of our high quality Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers signs will keep real estate agents showing your property time and time again.