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Home Selling - MLS Listing Alternatives

Considering that this Realtor Flat Fee MLS 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). A form called "Information About Brokerage Services" is published by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and is available to download or view at ftp://ftp.trec.state.tx.us/contracts/OP-K.pdf and this form has some information about these "Buyers Agent" Realtors. These rules about Agency and their consequences will vary considerably from state to state, the Texas TREC form is one general example of the nature of these rules. Be sure to determine how these issues affect your rights and obligations in your specific state.

One problem with this Flat Fee MLS marketing method is finding a LOCAL Flat Fee Realtor that will do it. Dealing directly with a Local Realtor who lives, works, and has a wealth of personal knowledge about marketing homes in your specific area has a number of obvious benefits for home sellers. A lot of realtors "Talk" about discount listing 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 these Realtor Flat Fee MLS Listing Package Deals in coordination with FSBO Friendly Local Realtors all around the country 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 offers sellers a Lot of Flexibility at a fraction of the cost of most Discount Realtor Listing services.

We do not recommend any particular Marketing Plan, either The Realtor plan, The FSBO Plan, or the Hybrid FSBO - Realtor Flat Fee MLS plan. Each individual seller will have different needs, limitations, or preferences. Our purpose is simply to assist users in identifying the various home selling alternatives, evaluating those alternatives for yourself, and obtaining additional information about those home selling alternatives for your own individual consideration to determine which Plan best suites your preferences and objectives. If Your Marketing Plan then requires any Advertising, the web sites above can provide you an efficient and valuable addition to your house selling Advertising program which is designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of WHICHEVER Marketing Plan You Choose. In reality, all real estate is For Sale By Owner. Some owners choose the Realtor Marketing plan, some choose the FSBO Marketing plan, and lately quite a few are choosing the Flat Fee MLS Listing Hybrid Marketing plan.

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