Maryland & Virginia Realtor Flat Fee MLS Listing
$398.50 Hybrid FSBO-MLS Package Includes:
Realtors Standard MLS Listing Service Includes:
Listing with a Realtor doesn't get any Easier, more Economical, or more Flexible than this. If you sell your house yourself from your own marketing efforts before those Buyers Agents do, You Will Not Have to Pay any Buyers Agent Commission. This is an Amazingly Powerful Marketing Plan to effectively sell your home for a Substantially Lower Total Cost than using most "Discount Commission" plans.
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The Hybrid Marketing Method
A Realtor marketing plan or a FSBO marketing plan are normally viewed as mutually exclusive alternatives. With the Realtors traditional "Exclusive Right To Sell" type listing agreement, they are normally mutually exclusive since the home owner ordinarily gives up their right to market the property when they do that listing agreement with the realtor. However, before you settle on the marketing plan of your choice, you should evaluate and consider a third recently available alternative. This alternative is what we call a Hybrid FSBO - Realtor marketing plan. The property owner literally pursues both methods of marketing through the Realtors MLS and FSBO simultaneously. The concept is to have a Realtor list your property for sale in the Realtors MLS for a fixed fee and also retain in the listing agreement the right to be able to sell your home to a buyer who is not represented by a realtor and avoid sales agent commissions. This can be accomplished in several ways, either by specifically reserving that right in a traditional exclusive right to sell listing agreement or by a method known as an "Exclusive Agency" listing agreement, with a limitation on the "Scope" of the agency such that only "Buyers Agent" realtors will be able to earn any commission and the Listing Realtors obligations and services are basically limited to Listing the property in the MLS and assisting you with evaluation of your asking price. This type of listing agreement can provide that the owner will have the continuing right to market the property themselves and avoid further commissions altogether if the owner finds a buyer from their own marketing efforts. This Listing service can be provided for a fixed dollar fee, instead of a listing commission to the Listing Agent, paid in advance at the time the listing is made. All these terms are Negotiable, provided you can find a Realtor "willing" to negotiate. Under this "fixed fee type" of "Exclusive Agency" listing contract there would be no additional "commission" ever paid to the Listing Realtor, neither in the event of a sale by another "Buyers Agent Realtor" nor a FSBO sale by the property owner. Under these circumstances, all other Realtors can then try to sell your property to their potential buyers and earn their normal 3% commission (if you elect to offer that to them) as a "Buyers Agent". Sellers can offer these Buyer Agent Realtors whatever percent commission they desire, but owners should consider that offering less than the traditional 3% could affect these Buyers Agent Realtors "degree" of interest in showing your property to their customers. So in this EXAMPLE, instead of 6% commission, you would pay the fixed dollar listing fee and the 3% Buyers Agent commission if and only if you sell to a buyer who was brought to your property by a Buyers Agent Realtor. Anyone using this method should seriously consider requiring each "Buyers Agent" Realtor to accompany each of their potential buyers who come to view the property and keep a WRITTEN LOG of the names of each Realtor and their prospective buyer and the date they viewed the property along with the Realtors initials on that log. This could be very useful in the event of any dispute with or between Realtors about which, if any, brought the ultimate buyer to see your property and is entitled to earn the 3% commission. You should also keep a log of everyone's name and date that came to see your property from your FSBO efforts as well. It is not uncommon for prospective buyers to contact several Realtors in the process of searching for property as well as looking into property advertised FSBO. If the Realtor does not accompany the prospective buyer or if you do not keep records, you may not know for sure who, if anyone, is entitled to be paid the Buyers Agent commission. If you sell your property yourself, you do not have to pay the 3% Buyers Agent commission. In effect you are paying a "Flat Listing Fee" instead of the normal Listing Realtors 3% commission, offering Buyers Agents whatever Commission you desire, and you have the option of selling your property FSBO without paying that Buyers Agent commission. The trade off is that since you only pay a modest fixed listing fee, the listing realtor will likely limit the "scope" of the agency such that in effect you will get no marketing assistance or advice from the listing Realtor except a Comparative Market Analysis report. The listing Realtor is merely granted authorization to list your property with the MLS Listing service so it will be available for all other Realtors who are working with potential buyers to try to sell and earn the "Buyers Agent" commission you offer them. The upside is you can continue to market your property FSBO at the same time and if you find a buyer before the Buyers Agent Realtors do, you pay no commission to them. By doing this listing agreement with a realtor, the MLS will permit the Realtor to give you a CMA Report. This Comparable Market Analysis, or property valuation report, reviews the actual prior sale prices of recent "comparable" MLS sales in your area along with the details of those comparable MLS sales so YOU can determine Yourself just how "comparable" these sales really are. These CMA reports are intended to "Assist" in determining an asking price. They do not contain the prior sales price information for all property transactions (since the MLS does not have FSBO sales price information) and can Never just be taken at face value, they are however a valuable source of some of the information you need to competently decide how to price your property. This MLS prior sales price information is NOT directly Available otherwise, except by hiring some licensed Appraisers. You will not find specific prior sale price information for prior MLS sales in any of the extensive Free Resources listed on our Links Index page because the MLS will not permit this information to be distributed directly to consumers, except through Realtors or Appraisers who are also members of the MLS Co-Op who are assisting you with the valuation of your property. However, there are alternative sources for some Prior Sale Price Information, You can get Sale Prices for Some Homes Previously Sold in your area to assist you with determining a fair price for your home Free at our Home Sale Prices page. Just be aware that this data is not very comprehensive for all States since the government records for some States do not contain many prior sales records. Considering that this alternative allows for both the increased exposure to potential buyers who may be working only with a realtor (at a cost to the seller of 3% commission rather than 6%) and the continuing opportunity for the owner to sell the property FSBO and still avoid Realtor commissions entirely if the owner finds a buyer first, this is indeed an alternative which property owners should research, become knowledgeable about and consider Before you settle on Your Marketing Plan. In the above described scenario, owners should understand that there is only "Limited" Agency with the Listing Realtor and NO Agency with the "Buyers Agent" Realtors. This means that the"Buyers Agent" Realtors do NOT Work For The Seller as many people commonly think that all Realtors do. These "Buyer Agent" Realtors do not have the same customary responsibilities towards the property owner that a "Listing-Agent" or a "Sub-Agent " Selling Realtor would normally have. Dealing with these "Buyer Agent" Realtors is more like dealing with a potential buyer who might respond to your FSBO marketing efforts. Any owner interested in this approach should fully research and understand these differences in the Realtors duties and responsibilities and consider getting an attorney to review your sales contracts with any of these Buyer Agents before you sign them (having an attorney lined up to review your sales contract, or better yet to prepare one for you in advance, is a good idea anyway for all non-real estate professionals). One problem with this marketing method is finding a Realtor that will do it. A lot of realtors "Talk" about discount services these days primarily as a way to get customers into their offices to sell them their Full Priced Services, many others idea of "Discount Commissions" is to reduce their normal 6% to 4.5% or 5%, while Most Realtors will not consider this type of an arrangement at all, since it runs contrary to their traditional practices. We offer this Realtor MLS Listing Deal in coordination with FSBO Friendly Licensed Brokers in order to combine the benefits of this new marketing method with the normal FSBO marketing strategy. The result is a Powerful Marketing Plan which efficiently offers sellers a Lot of Flexibility.
Our users should understand that we do not recommend any particular Marketing Plan, either The Realtor plan, The FSBO Plan, or the Hybrid FSBO - Realtor plan. Each individual seller will have different needs, limitations, or preferences. Our purpose is simply to assist users in identifying the various alternatives, evaluating those alternatives for yourself, and obtaining additional information about those alternatives for your own individual consideration to determine which Plan best suites your preferences and objectives. If Your Marketing Plan then requires any Advertising, FSBOAdvertising is here to provide you an efficient and valuable addition to your Advertising program which is designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of WHICHEVER Marketing Plan You Choose. In reality, all property is For Sale By Owner. Some owners choose the Realtor Marketing plan, some choose the FSBO Marketing plan, and lately some are choosing the Hybrid Marketing plan.
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