An MLS or also called as Multiple Listing Service is an online property listing database to list homes for sale, store property data, and find home buyers or clients. Most local MLS will help your property to be distributed to different real estate brokerages/portals such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia. Only state licensed real estate brokers, agents, and professional affiliates can access the local MLS and list homes for sale. Today, there are more than 800 regional MLS in the country. Since more homeowners are trying to sell their homes themselves without an agent (For Sale By Owner- FSBO), a Flat Fee MLS option seems an appealing option. It’s a cost-effective service that lets you list your home on the local MLS without paying a hefty amount of money. Unlike the typical full-service listing, you are responsible for most of the marketing and selling process including home showings, negotiations, and federal contracts. You can also hire a real estate attorney or choose a Flat Fee MLS package to help you with some of the transactions.