The MLS or mostly known as Multiple Listing Service is a local database of available properties for sale by agents, but not homes for sale by owner. It’s a portal only accessible by licensed real estate brokers and agents who can list your property, search for user’s data, or find home buyers. A Flat Fee MLS, on the other hand, is a real estate service that can market your for sale by owner (FSBO) home in District Of Columbia for an “Entry Only” service with a pre-set price to list your property on the MLS. When you sell your house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO), a Flat Fee MLS in District Of Columbia is a perfect option that will save you at least half the traditional full commission. Instead of the 5 to 6% agent commission, you only need to pay a discounted price to list your home or choose a Flat Fee package that offers other real estate services. Once you opt for a flat fee, you can list your property on the local MLS and get distributed to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and other real estate portals.