The Multiple Listing Service or mostly known as MLS is a property listing database that real estate brokers and agents can access and list homes for sale, look for available properties, and even procure comprehensive property data. The only possible way you can access your local MLS or list your home is through a licensed real estate agent who pays for a membership fee to be included in the portal. Most sellers who want to sell their homes without a realtor, or more known as For Sale By Owner home sellers, choose a Flat Fee MLS option which reduces the typical commission fee—all the while enjoying some services from a realtor. With the Flat Fee MLS option, it enables the agent to accept a pre-set fee to list your property on the local MLS. And instead of the typical 5 to 6% commission, sellers can only pay for an agreed set price to begin listing their home usually between $199 or more.