Flat-fee MLS Listing
If you are going to sell your property by yourself,
you will sell it more quickly and at a higher price if you use some effective marketing and
professional help - to list your property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for a flat
fee of $490 (no commission). Listing in the MLS is the most effective marketing method and
is more effective than all other means of marketing (ads in newspapers, magazines, etc)
combined because the MLS is the only place where most potential buyers and all realtors search
their desired properties in any of the hundreds of thousands of web sites, such as www.realtor.com, yahoo.com, google.com, and local realtors' web sites (such as www.BuncombeRealty.com). It is like advertising
in thousands of newspapers and hiring thousands of buyer's agents to find you potential
buyers. Listing in the MLS is the only way to get enough market exposure, attract the
right group of people rather than just a few bargain hunters, and sell a property the
quickest way at the highest price.
Our flat-fee MLS listing includes the following services:
- We provide you information on properties recently sold, pending
sales, and properties currently for sale to help you price your house right. Pricing the
house right is very important. When the house is priced too low, needless to say, you lose
money. When the house is priced too high, buyers and agents will not be interested as they
know the market; even if a buyer wants to buy, the house will not appraise and the lender
will not lend, and the deal will fall apart. Once the house has fallen out of a contract
or sits on the market for awhile, many people get the impression that there are some
things seriously wrong with the house.
- We list your property on the MLS for one year (you may cancel any
- We provide the disclosure forms (For-Sale-By-Owners must
also comply with current laws).
- We go to your property to take digital photos for use in the MLS
unless you already have some pictures that you can email us.
- We design and host a webpage for you so that anyone in the world
can see all the details of your properties, including color pictures.
- We provide a yard sign.
- We provide a lockbox, which allows realtors to show your property
quickly to more potential buyers which saves you time since you do not have to be at the
How to proceed with a Flat-Fee Listing in the MLS? (1)
"Working with Agents" information brochure and let us know if you have any
questions; (2) View the MLS listing agreement (let
us know if you would like to make any changes); (3) Click here
to fill out the information that you would like to submit to the MLS. (4) We go to your
property to take digital photos for use in the MLS unless you already have some pictures that you
can email us. (5) Once we have the required info, we can have your listing published
in the MLS within a few hours. (6) You pay for the Flat Fee Listing service by check or
online with a credit card:
(7) We supply you with a lockbox, yard sign and a website
showing the details of your property's MLS listing, etc free of charge. (8) We continue to
make changes in the MLS whenever needed and refer potential buyers to you if they call us.
You may also choose some additional services:
- We serve as an earnest money holder and a facilitator for a smooth
closing. This helps make the transaction in compliance with the law and make buyers more
comfortable and willing to complete the complex transaction. Most buyers do not feel
comfortable dealing directly with sellers and many even worry that FSBO might have
something to hide or something to trick them. Most buyers need and want the help of
realtors in the complex house purchasing process. They know that realtors are governed by
strict laws and are held to high ethical and professional standards dealing with both
sellers and buyers. We can help you to deal with bargain hunters who often try to further
bargain down the price after the contract is signed, or who simply try to get out of the
contract. We also help you reduce the chance of being sued for failure to comply with
current laws (Residential Property Disclosure Act, Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard
Reduction Act, etc.) when selling your house. Service fee: $190.
- We register and design a distinct and easy-to-remember web site for
you: YourAddress.com (e.g., 123HendersonvilleRoad.com). Unlimited amount of information
and photos can be placed on your web site. The web site can be transferred as a
valuable asset to the new owner. Service fee: $190
- We design your sale brochure and provide you 200 copies. $190.
- We host an open house for you, and provide open-house and
directional signs, beverage, etc. $190.
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Buncombe Realty, 1104
Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (view location map)
Phone (828)301-2021 Toll-free 888-932-8001 Fax (828)277-1240